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Left to Right: Camille Beyers, Matthew Campbell, Chairman Paul Chairman Schmitz.


The Christian County Board met Tuesday night and started the meeting by honoring Taylorville High School senior art students Camille Beyers and Matthew Campbell for their map design that will be on mugs and postcards celebrating Taylorville’s upcoming 175th anniversary. Carol Alexander of the Taylorville Tourism Council tells the Board about the process:

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Chairman Paul Schmitz presented both Beyers and Campbell with a certificate of appreciation. The mugs are available for purchase now at Cottage Rose and PS Printing. Alexander says a portion of the proceeds will go to the Art Department at the Taylorville High School.


The Christian County Board was updated on the Treasurer situation after current Treasurer Mike Drea announced he will be resigning. Chairman Paul Schmitz read the resignation letter to the Board and then told them the latest on the situation:

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In his resignation letter, Drea cited unforeseen circumstances as the reason for stepping down.


The Christian County Board heard from Christian/Montgomery Counties Regional Superintendent Marchelle Kassebaum about the Regional Office of Education consolidation. Kassebaum tells the Board about the next step:

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Kassebaum says her term will end June 30, 2015 and adds that they hope to maintain the office in Tayloville.


The Christian County Board was also informed that the Raymond-Morrisonville school consolidation will be on the upcoming ballot. The Board approved the reappointment of James Hafliger as a trustee to the Taylorville Sanitary District. The Board approved the request to hire in preparation for retirement for the Circuit Clerk Office.

The meeting adjourned at 7:15pm.

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