WATCH : Bulldogs and Raiders Ready for Semifinals

WATCH : Bulldogs and Raiders Ready for Semifinals

November 22nd, 2019 – The IHSA Semifinals kick off on Saturday, with two local teams still fighting for a chance to play on Black Friday in DeKalb. Central A&M hits the road for the first time in the playoffs, taking on Athens at 2pm while St Teresa hosts Nashville with a 1pm kickoff. You can hear from both teams as they prepare for Semifinal action in a preview video on NowDecatur.com thanks to Kenney’s Ace Hardware. You can hear all the action this Saturday on both WSOY and ESPNDecatur and the NowDecatur.com app starting at 12:30pm.

LISTEN: Chief Macon County Assessment Officer Kimberly Fowler Talks About the Tentative Multiplier

LISTEN: Chief Macon County Assessment Officer Kimberly Fowler Talks About the Tentative Multiplier

November 21st, 2019 – Macon County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1. The equalization factor is determined annually for each county by comparing the sales price of individual properties sold over the past three years to the assessed value placed on those properties by the county supervisor of assessments/county assessor.

Learn more about what this means in the podcast below with Chief Macon County Assessment Officer Kimberly Fowler below.

Senator Manar Honored for Ag Education Work

Senator Manar Honored for Ag Education Work

November 21st, 2019 – State Senator Andy Manar was honored today with the Jim Guilinger Legislative Award by the Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education for his efforts to expand and promote agricultural education in Illinois schools. 

“Agriculture is a driving force of our state’s economy,” said Manar. “ It’s imperative that we do everything we can to strengthen and expand agricultural education and expose our students to the many promising careers offered in this industry”  

ILCAE is an advocacy group focused on legislation, funding, and promotion of agricultural education and serves as an advisory council for the initiatives of the Agricultural Education line item. 

PHOTOS: Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Basket Packing

PHOTOS: Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Basket Packing

November 16th, 2019 – Over 300 volunteer packed the old Sears building at the Hickory Point Mall to help pack boxes for the Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Project. Volunteers helped pack the boxes with canned vegetables and non-perishable items in preparing for the baskets to be delivered the week of Thanksgiving. Decatur resident Nick Walsh brought his family out to volunteer to give back to the community and show his kids the importance of community service.

There will be another volunteer event next Saturday from 9-10am and next Sunday from 3-5pm. You can also help financially by going to feed5for25.com to help cover the cost of the hams that will go into each of the boxes.

 

LISTEN/LOOK: Kroger Celebrates Significant Investment in Decatur

LISTEN/LOOK: Kroger Celebrates Significant Investment in Decatur

November 13th, 2019 – Kroger celebrated a significant investment at two of their Decatur locations with a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening ceremony at the Kroger located at 3070 N. Water. The ceremony marked the completion of a $4 million remodel of both the N. Water store and the store located at 255 West 1st Drive. Along with the ribbon cutting, Kroger also made a $7,000 hunger relief donation to the Northeast Community Fund.

Hear from North Water Kroger Store Manager Cindy Scott.

Hear from Manager of Corporate Affairs for Kroger Eric Halvorson.

WATCH: High School Preview of the Week

WATCH: High School Preview of the Week

November 8th, 2019 – The second round of the IHSA Football playoffs continue this weekend in Illinois, with 5 local teams still alive. In a new preview presented by Kenney’s Ace Hardware, NowDecatur.com checked in with two of those local teams in the Mt. Zion Braves and the St. Teresa Bulldogs. The Braves, coming off an emotional win against MacArthur last week, makes the trip to perennial power Joliet Catholic on Saturday afternoon at 2pm. The Bulldogs host a familiar foe in the Tuscola Warriors at 1pm who the Bulldogs beat in week 4 of this season 28-12. That game will be heard on 1340 AM and 103.3 FM WSOY Decatur on Saturday.

47th Annual Boys and Girls Club Banquet and Awards

47th Annual Boys and Girls Club Banquet and Awards

November 7th, 2019 – The Decatur Boys and Girls Club held their 47th Annual banquet and Awards Ceremony last night.  The event welcomed in new Executive Director Shamika Bond, as well as honored 3 outstanding individuals for their service.  Retired Mt Zion Principal Barbara Janes was honored at Volunteer of the Year. The Humanitarian award was given to Elizabeth Miller, an ISU Grad and Peace Corp. Volunteer currently serving in Ghana. And the Community Involvement award was presented to Neuhoff’s own Terrance “TAT” Taylor.  Taylor also serves on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club and also works as a family support coordinator for DPS61.