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Shelby County Bank donated $50,000 to HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital Foundation’s centennial fundraising campaign. It is the largest contribution the hospital has received, and CEO Aaron Puchbauer is very thankful for the donation.



HSHS Good Shepherd is going to be able to use the donation towards new hospital technology helping with both patients, and employees.



Good Shepherd will be able to help fund new renovations, and technologies with the donation.

Making Jar in Freezer Meals Class

February is heart health month and the U of I Extension is offering a class on February 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the evening at the extension office in Taylorville to help teach how to freeze your meal the correct way.


Lisa Peterson is the instructor of the Making Jar in Freezer Meals class, she says this is a great way to eat a little healthier as well as save some money.



Peterson shares some examples of foods that do and do not freeze well, its her advice that you steer clear of freezing anything with noodles in it.



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

Davis Speaks in Boston on Bipartisanship

With each day that passes the government shut down extends its record of the longest shut down in United States history. It appears that bipartisanship has taken a back seat and the end is down the road.


Rodney Davis represents the 13th Congressional District of Illinois, he recently had the opportunity to head out to Boston to speak to local schools about bipartisanship.



Davis says he had the opportunity to speak at the Kennedy Institute, he was happy to participate in the Q&A for the participants in the crowd.



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

The Taylorville Police Department and the Christian County TRIAD will be hosting a special presentation next Thursday January 24th. Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile on what the presentation will hold.



Hile says he expects the presentation to last around an hour, with a question an answer scheduled as well.



The presentation starts at 9:30 in the morning, and will be held at the Taylorville Municipal Building.

Men Who Cook Postponed by TMH Auxiliary

Due to inclement weather this weekend, Men Who Cook has been postponed to a later date according to the TMH Auxiliary. Debbie Johnson with TMH Auxiliary explains more on the decision.



Johnson confirms that despite that change in date to March 2nd, the event will go on exactly like it was planned to originally.



Men Who Cook will be in the Janice Hopper Auditorium at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Snow and Wind to Cause Hazardous Road Conditions this Weekend

With potential of more hazardous winter weather headed towards the Regional Radio News coverage area, it is important to approach the roads with caution. Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews says get your driving out of the way before the snow could hit tonight.



Strong winds are expected with the storm as well, which means the roads can be tricky according to Crews.



Christian County is currently under a winter weather advisory.

Taylorville FFA to Represent Country in Scotland

Taylorville High school FFA has accomplished something that no other group has ever done at THS, they are national champions. Sue Schafer, FFA coach, talked about the accomplishment with Regional Radio News.



This was the first time that THS was able to compete at this particular contest, and Schafer described them as “underdogs”.



Next, they will get to represent America on a world stage by competing in Scotland this June. Schafer, and all the students are thrilled to take on the opportunity.



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