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DPS Launches Jerry J. Dawson Civic Leadership Institute Thanks To $2.3 Million Grant From Howard G. Buffett Foundaiton

January 14, 2020 –DPS61 announced the launch of the Jerry J. Dawson Civic Leadership Institute thanks to a $2.3 Million Dollar Grant from Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The Jerry J. Dawson Civic Leadership Institute will offer DPS students a pathway to pursue careers in public service, including nursing, paramedic support, firefighting, law enforcement, government service, and legal professions.   “Communities are strongest when the broadest…Continue Reading


SkyWest Announces Flight Times

January 14, 2020 – SkyWest Airlines has announced daily flights times scheduled to being in March. SkyWest’s Daily United Express jet service will service flights between Decatur and Chicago Ohare starting March 5th.  The flight schedule includes a daily flight from Decatur at 6am, landing in Ohare at 7:05am and a departure from Ohare at 9:25pm, arriving in Decatur at 10:30pm. There will also…Continue Reading

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Decatur Eligible for R3 Grant Funding

January 14, 2020 – Areas of Decatur and Macon County will be eligible for the states Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program or R3 grant funding. The R3 program was established as part of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Twenty five percent of the tax revenue from cannabis sales will be used for the R3 program grants, which will be distributed…Continue Reading

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Mt. Zion Make a Splash Dinner Fundraiser

January 14th, 2020- Mt. Zion Parks and Recreation Commission presents Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos for their Make a Splash Dinner Fundraiser. The event is to be held at the Mt. Zion Convention Center Saturday, February 1st, with doors opening at 6 pm. Tickets are available for purchase until Monday, January 27th, at the Village Hall or online…Continue Reading

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LISTEN: Warrior Project

January 14th, 2020- Students at Eisenhower High School have embraced what it means to be a Warrior. The Warrior Project is a student-driven initiative that brings awareness to treating others with disabilities equally. The program originated from Tyrell Williams, an Eisenhower graduate who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  Tyrell started the Warrior Project to give a voice to students…Continue Reading


Real Men Wear Pink Football Awards Set for January 26th

January 13th, 2019 – The 10th Annual Real Men Wear Pink High School Football Awards are set for Sunday, January 26th at LSA.  The event, presented by HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, will bring together the best high school football athletes from the around the area to be honored for their outstanding seasons. Awards to be…Continue Reading


The List – The Top Influencers of 2019 – Jason Doyle

Jason Doyle Operations Manager, Tate & Lyle  Who was your first mentor in life? My father has been a source of inspiration, knowledge, and guidance throughout my life. He is a retired mechanical engineer and worked his entire career in power generation for General Electric. Growing up in Missouri, I watched him work long hours…Continue Reading

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Richland Community College Hires New Outreach Coordinator For Agricultural Programs

January 11th, 2020- Richland Community College welcomes Dave Shiley as the new Outreach Coordinator for Agricultural Programs. Shiley will be working with the high school agricultural programs within Richland’s district to showcase the College’s agricultural offerings and recruit students into the program. He will also be working to expand the FFA career development events and other educational offerings conducted at…Continue Reading