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LISTEN: National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 7th, 2019- In the United States alone, 29 million people have Diabetes. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and in efforts to help spread awareness, we talked with RN, CDE, DMH Certified Diabetes Educator, Vicke Wakeland. Listen below to hear more about the causes and effects of diabetes, as well as some other tips and tricks to prevent…Continue Reading

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Splash Cove Fees Set

November 6, 2019 – Fees have been set for the new Splash Cove Aquatics Center.  The Decatur Park Board approved the fees for the park, which is scheduled to open this coming Summer.  The daily entrance fee will be $10 for 13 and older, $8 for ages 4-12 and Seniors 65+ will be $9.  Children under…Continue Reading

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Local Fire Protection Districts Get Equipment Loans From State

November 6, 2019 – Local fire protection districts are getting no-interest loans from the state for emergency vehicles. The Illinois State Fire Marshal and the Illinois Finance Authority issued over $9.3 million in no interest or low interest loans to emergency responders across the state. The loans are made available through the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program and…Continue Reading

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Congressman Davis Applauded For Gun Safety Measure

November 6, 2019 – Congressman Rodney Davis was named Gun Violence Prevention Hero of the Week by the Brady Campaign for introduction of the Prevent Family Fire Act. The bipartisan measure promotes safe storage of firearms and encourages the sale of more gun safes through a tax incentive. Davis said the safe storage of firearms can…Continue Reading

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Best Selling Author To Lead First Citywide Catholic Parish Mission

November 6, 2019 – Five Catholic Parishes in Decatur and Mt. Zion are coming together to bring best-selling author and Catholic speaker, Jon Leonetti, to lead the first ever citywide parish mission. The event will be held each evening at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, November 10th, Monday, November 11th, and Tuesday, November 12th at Our Lady of…Continue Reading

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Hickory Point Bank- Invested with Dansig Insurance Risk Services

November 6, 2019 – Check out the newest “Invested” highlight, presented by Hickory Point Bank. In this edition, we highlight Dansig Insurance Risk Services, a locally owned company that spans three generations. Watch the video now. Matt Fairchild of Hickory Point Bank joined Darren and Danny Reynolds of Dansig Insurance Risk Services on Byers &…Continue Reading


LISTEN: Braylee Finck National FFA Award Winner

November 5th, 2019- Congratulations to a recent graduate of Maroa Forsyth High School Braylee Finck for winning the National Agricultural Proficiency Agricultural Sales – Entrepreneurship Award. Braylee received this award for her efforts in creating and maintaining her successful flora shop, Petals, and Blooms. Continue Reading


LISTEN: Eisenhower Green House

November 6th, 2019- Eisenhower High School’s Green House is finally complete. As part of the Andreas Ag Academy, students will be able to utilize the new greenhouse to help further their agricultural education year-round. Listen to the full podcast below with DPS Foundation Executive Director Zach Shields. Continue Reading