7th Annual D-Town Throwdown

7th Annual D-Town Throwdown

September 16, 2019 – The seventh annual DMH CrossFit Enhance D-Town Throwdown will be held Saturday,

Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Decatur Memorial Hospital Crossfit Enhance gym located at 2122 N. 27th St., Decatur.

The D-Town Throwdown is a team-based fitness competition, comprised of teams of two males and two females and features Rx, Intermediate, Scaled, and Masters Divisions, and is renowned as one of the highest quality fitness competitions in the Midwest.

This year’s event will feature nearly 40 teams, totaling 160 athletes competing across the four divisions. During the two-day competition, the teams will have the opportunity to compete in up to eight workouts. The events range from running, to lifting weights, to high skill gymnastics, and strongman challenges, all of which will challenge the team’s physical and mental capacity, as well as how well they can work together as a team.

Admission for spectators is five dollars.

A Taste of History Celebrates Decatur’s Past

A Taste of History Celebrates Decatur’s Past

September 16, 2019 – A taste of History this weekend celebrated Decatur’s iconic historical homes and gave visitors a chance to step back in history.  This was the second year for the event which featured a progressive cocktail hour though the Millikin Homestead, Mueller Museum, Oglesby Mansion, Staley Museum and a new addition this year. . the Culver House. Laura Jahr, director of the Staley and Mueller Museum says events like a Taste of History help keep the legacy of the homes alive 

All of the proceeds from the tickets sales will help with continued Maintenance and renovations of the homes.  

WATCH: Hickory Point Invested with United Way

WATCH: Hickory Point Invested with United Way

Check out our new “Invested” highlight with Hickory Point Bank and NowDecatur! In this edition we highlight the United Way of Decatur and Macon County. Hickory Point Bank is the only local bank in Decatur and they’re proud to call Central Illinois home. It’s that pride that shapes them and influences the way they interact with customers, businesses and communities.

Chris Funk of the United Way and Debbie Bogle of the United Way joined Byers & Co to launch Hickory Point Bank’s newest invested highlight with the United Way of Decatur and Macon County.

 

LISTEN: Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive

LISTEN: Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive

September 13, 2019 – The Annual Tootsie Roll Drive is underway by the local Knights of Columbus. The Darrell W. Beck Council #577 has volunteers located at the North WalMart and Circle K locations on Oakland, South Shores, Forsyth and 36 & Baltimore from 8-4 on Saturday. Dollars donated in exchange for Tootsie Rolls support Special Olympics. Last years event raised nearly $6,000. Organizer Paul Hagenbach says giving back is what it’s all about.

DPS61 Looking for Focus Groups

DPS61 Looking for Focus Groups

September 13, 2019- Decatur Public Schools are searching for Focus Groups to discuss the districts future.  ADPS continues with the B.O.L.D. facility improvement plan, the district is also reviewing it’s communication practices and assessing their effectiveness. And now they are looking for feedback.  The district will be  conducting a series of focus groups on Monday, September 23rd. Up to 10 community members will be selected to participate in each focus group. If you are Interested in participating, Click here > https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPSinput”  

WATCH: ADM Celebrates Truck Driver Appreciation Week

WATCH: ADM Celebrates Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 12, 2019 – It’s Truck driver appreciation week and in a new video, ADM Trucking highlights the benefits of working in this growing field. Steve Finn, Vice President of Trucking at ADM says day drivers at ADM trucking for instance can be home every night and can make between 40 and 60 thousand a year.  In addition, the training required makes the career possible for everyone from new graduates to people starting a new career. According to the American Trucking Association, the industry is currently 60 thousand drivers short and expects to be 160 thousand drivers short by the year 2028. Watch the full video now. 

LISTEN: Annual Chamber Award Winners

LISTEN: Annual Chamber Award Winners

September 12, 2019 – The Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Chamber Awards Luncheon and honored individuals and businesses across 8 different categories, including Outstanding Development, which was presented to the Decatur Park District for the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater. Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe also announced the Citizen of the Year Kevin Breheny.  Listen to the full podcast with President of the Greater Decatur Chamber, Mirinda Rothrock

Award Winners:  

Micro Business – Just Flooring 

Small Business of the Year – Decatur Computers 

Outstanding Development Award – Decatur Park District for the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater 

Non Profit – Macon County CASA 

Business Expansion Award – Richland Community College and the Essential Skills Program 

Entrepreneur of the Year –  Peggy Baity for the Art Farm 

Citizen of the Year – Kevin Breheny