Area News

The People Speak In This Week’s “Letters To The Editor”

  Are Service Projects Still Relevant? Dear Editor:      Each year members of the Golden K Kiwanis Club of Decatur contribute, on average, 18,000 volunteer hours to the Decatur Community. We do this through Service Projects, some of which we have continued for several years. The question becomes: are these projects still relevant? We would like…

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Next Land of Lincoln Honor Flight August 20

         Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) will take their fourth 2019 Honor Flight on Tuesday, August 20, departing from Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport honoring 93 American Veterans. On board LLHF Mission #57 to Washington DC, will be 5 World War II, 29 Korean War and 59 Vietnam War Era Veterans – all…

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Mueller Water Products to Build State-of-the-Art Foundry in Decatur

       The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County (EDC) joins leaders from Mueller Water Products, Inc. (“Mueller” – NYSE: MWA) to announce the company’s plans to build a new, state-of-the-art foundry in Decatur. The foundry, planned for 2700 N. Jasper Street, will be one of the largest state-of-the-art, finished goods brass foundries in…

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The People Speak In This Week’s “Letters To The Editor”

Steel Towers Replacement Along MLK Impacting Trees, Vegetation Dear Editor:      Ameren Illinois is replacing the steel towers along Martin Luther King Dr between Pershing Rd and Mound Rd with single steel poles. As a result, Ameren has contracted the work which includes removing vegetation and trimming trees that are in the easement of the existing…

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Meridian School Board Names Andy Pygott As District Superintendent

       On Friday August 2, 2019, the Meridian School Board named Andy Pygott as the District Superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year. Pygott has been the Middle School Principal at Meridian for the previous 14 years. He has a total of 20 years in education with a Masters in School Administration from the University of…

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36th Annual National Night Out Activities In Decatur Aug. 6

  On Tuesday, August 6th, the City of Decatur is inviting all residents to the 36th Annual National Night Out (NNO) featuring the Lantern Parade, a crime and drug prevention event at HESS PARK from 5-9 pm. As part of the event, Decatur Public High School principals, Dr. Amy Zahm from Eisenhower and Mr. Cordell…

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LETTERS: Equality Act Threatens Our Freedom Of Speech And Religion

Equality Act Threatens Our Freedom Of Speech And Religion Dear Editor:      The passage of the Equality Act (HB 5) expanding civil rights to the LGBT community on May 17 by our US House of Reprehensibles characterizes the poison interspersed throughout the 116th Congress. In essence, an attempt to protect a segment of our society has…

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