Area News

RETAILERS REMIND CUSTOMERS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES, PRACTICE SAFE SHOPPING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

          With the holiday shopping season underway retailers across the state are urging customers to support local businesses and abide by all state and local health guidelines. Embracing safe shopping practices, including wearing masks, maintaining six feet of distance from others, and abiding by occupancy guidelines will help keep customers and workers safe, and…

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SCOUTS BSA TROOP 43 AND VENTURING CREW 343 CHRISTMAS TREE SALE CANCELLATION

       Due to a lack of available trees this year and the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Scouts BSA Troop 43 was planning to partner with the Macon County Rural King, consolidate stands, and move them back to the original location. Those plans have changed. Scouts BSA Troop Committee Chair Kent Newton, Scout Master Kevin Johnson,…

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WAND ANNOUNCES ‘SPIRIT OF GIVING TOYS FOR TOTS’ ON DEC. 4

      WAND announces that the Spirit of Giving Toys for Tots toy drive will be held Friday, December 4, 2020 at WAND, 6am to 6pm and at Walmart North 8am to 3pm. WAND’s Spirit of Giv-ing Toys for Tots campaign will be entering it’s12th year. Toys collected on that date will be distributed…

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MANAR ANNOUNCES $1.1 MILLION IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS IN DECATUR

          The City of Decatur was named a recipient of a $1.1 million grant to improve its mass transit system, State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) has announced. Manar, who chairs the Senate Appropriations II Committee and serves as a lead budget negotiator for the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus, worked to prioritize mass transit…

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WETZEL ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR DECATUR CITY COUNCIL

         William (Will) Wetzel has announced his candidacy for Decatur City Council. Wetzel is a native of Decatur, having graduated from Eisenhower High School in 2003 and Richland Community College in 2012. Wetzel currently works as an IT professional for Envision, LLC. He has married for 8 years to his wife, Tiffany, and they…

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