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The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their business meeting to review current Kiwanis Club activities for children and youth in the community, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. At the meeting, Robert “Buz” Besson was inducted as a new Kiwanis member.


Besson, a Stonington native, attended Lincoln Land Community College and Sangamon State University majoring in Law Enforcement. Buz started with the Taylorville Police Department is 1975. Besson became lieutenant in 1983 and worked as lieutenant with the TPD until his retirement in 2004. Also in 1983, armed with his series 7 certification (GSRE), Besson began work in investments with C.R. Davis as a stockbroker. Currently, Buz works as an innkeeper at the Market Street Inn in Taylorville and is running for the office of city clerk in the Taylorville 2017 consolidated election.


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.




Pictured (l to r): Will Perkins, Raedena Ryan, Robert “Buz” Besson

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