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Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest Committee Tweeking Some Events for 2018

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chilllifest Committee held their monthly meeting Monday night in the Chamber board room on the second floor of the U-S Bank building, to continue its work towards the 33rd Annual Chamber Chillifest October 6th and 7th on the Taylorville square.

Chillifest Chairperson Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that some new committee members have brought new ideas to this year's event.

Hornbuckle added the there will be some tweeks in the annual Pageants, in the International Chilli Society chilli cookoffs, and more.

And, Hornbuckle says that while Chillifest is the Chamber's biggest fund-raiser, the festival involves the whole community.

Get the latest information on the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest at the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

Shelbyville Passport Program Popular in Youth

Shelby County Tourism wants Shelby County residents to know what is going on in their community.


Freddie Fry is with Shelby County Tourism, she says they have a program revolving around passports and visiting merchants.



Fry says this program is very popular among the youth of Shelbyville and creates plenty of excitement.



Fry appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville studios.


Taylorville High School Athletic Summer Camps Coming to a Close

Taylorville High School has been running camps for their athletic teams throughout the summer. With the school year fast approaching, Many of those camps have come to an end. Taylorville High School Athletic Director Paul Held on how this summer’s camps went.



With the School year right around the corner, that means it is almost time for football and volleyball to begin their seasons. Held is looking forward to both sports to begin especially since the Tornadoes should be playing on new turf this fall.



Held mentioned that the new outdoor facility may be done for the Tornado’s home opener in August.


Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation Holds Second Annual Employee Giving Campaign

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation had a successful Employee Giving Campaign this year. This is the second year that Mission in Action hosted the giving campaign, and the numbers were better than last year.



That is Raedena Ryan, the executive director of the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation. Ryan is amazed, and overjoyed about how TMH’s employees love to give back to the hospital.



Ryan is also excited for what the future has to offer for Mission in Action. She believes that Mission in Action is going to continue to grow for years to come.



Mission in Action hoping to continue to help promote good health through the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation for years to come, and to continue to give back to the community.



Taylorville High School Getting School Clean

With the summer drawing to an end it is time for students and teachers alike to start thinking about heading back to school.


Superintendent of Taylorville Schools Dr. Gregg Furstenau says they try their best to keep the school clean during the time faculty and students are in the building.



Furstenau says while in the school year they just try to make it to the summer so that then they can go through and be more thorough with the cleaning.



Furstenau appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.


Shelby County 4H and Junior Fair Starts Monday

This weekend Shelby County residents are gearing up for the Shelby County 4H and Junior Fair which starts on Monday.


Lisa Mott is the President of Junior Fair Board, she says Monday morning gets started with the sheep show and the day will continue with plenty of shows after that.



Mott says they have been working for the past 12 months to try and make sure that this years Shelby County 4H and Junior Fair is the best one yet.



Mott appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville studios.


STEM Lab Coming to THS

Taylorville High School is excited to announce the arrival of the new STEM labs coming this August.


Superintendent of Taylorville Schools Dr. Gregg Furstenau says this is a tremendous opportunity for Taylorville students.



Furstenau says one thing he can’t wait to see is the virtual reality stations that are coming with the STEM lab.



Furstenau appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.


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