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The List – The Top Influencers of 2019 – Clay Gerhard

Clay Gerhard Director of Operations for the Decatur Park District  Who was your first mentor in life? As a child, I looked to my parents first in the role of “mentor”. I don’t recall recognizing anyone else in that role until I fully entered life as a professional. While at Richland Community College, I may…Continue Reading

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WATCH: ADM Animal Nutrition Center

December 11, 2019  – ADM Animal Nutrition has opened a new Animal Nutrition Technology Center in Decatur. The industry leading facility builds upon ADM’s legacy of innovation in Animal Nutrition, offering capabilities to enhance customer collaboration and develop fully-tailored nutrition solutions. The technology center is designed to serve the needs of the broad animal nutrition market,…Continue Reading


The List – The Top Influencers of 2019 – Karla Miller

Karla Miller Director of Marketing at Hickory Point Bank and Trust Who was your first mentor in life? My Dad was my first and most impactful mentor. He was just like George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life – always thinking of others and never himself. He would do the right thing, because it was…Continue Reading

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LISTEN: African American Genealogical Society Kwanzaa Celebration

December 11th, 2019- The African American Genealogical Society will host its annual Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday, December 28th, at the Decatur Township Office Building from 3 to 5pm. The Celebration includes a presentation from guest speaker and Project Manager of Caterpillar Kyle Rigsby, a raffle drawing, refreshments, and a taste of Africa. For more information listen to the…Continue Reading


LISTEN: River Coffee Company

December 11th, 2019- The River Coffee Company is back up and running at a new location. After seven months of putting the pieces back together after a store fire, the coffee shop is back up and brewing. The River Coffee Company is now located at 101 N Main St. and is open Monday- Saturday from 7 am to 6…Continue Reading

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Salvation Army Red Kettle Gala

December 11th, 2019- The Salvation Army is hosting its Red Kettle Gala this Thursday from 5:30- 8 pm at the Decatur Club. The evening is in honor of our local First Responders as donations will be accepted throughout the evening for Guns & Hoses Bell Ringing Fundraiser. The menu for the evening’s dinner consists of items from restaurants all around Decatur,…Continue Reading


City of Decatur Taking Appointments for Emergency Grants

December 10, 2019 – The City of Decatur has opened it’s Emergency Program for Applications.  The program provides grants up to $5,000 for repairs to address “life-threatening” or “sanitation” situations, such as hot water heater replacement, electrical issues, and furnace replacement. The program is open until set aside funds are exhausted. All applicants must be homeowners, meet the low-to-moderate income standards…Continue Reading


IDOT Seeking Input from Drivers

December 10, 2019 –The Illinois Department of Transportation is including questions about the state’s $45 billion infrastructure plan in its annual online survey.  The agency has opened up its annual Illinois Traveler Opinion Survey, an online quiz that asks participants about things like road cleanliness, snow removal, and the quality of the state’s signage. The survey has…Continue Reading


 Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox “A Very Postmodern Christmas”

December 10th, 2019- Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is bringing their inaugural Christmas tour, “A Very Postmodern Christmas,” to Kirkland Fine Arts Center Saturday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature PMJ’s rotating retro collective of showstopping vocalists, dancers, and instrumentalists. They’ll be mashing up timeless holiday classics along with some of today’s pop hits in the “vintage” styles…Continue Reading