Boys & Girls Club of Decatur Implement New Changes

Boys & Girls Club of Decatur Implement New Changes

August 23rd, 2019- The Boys and Girls Club of Decatur Inc. will be making some new changes to their hours of operations and membership fees this Fall. Due to low attendance rates, the club will be discontinuing Saturday hours of operation in exchange for new operating hours on Mondays. In addition, membership dues will increase to $1 a week from the traditional $1 a year.  Director of Development Resources Shamika Bond says the changes will help the program maintain free services such as free tutoring and field trips for members. Bond stated, “It is with our members best interest that these changes are being made. We want to ensure that no child is left behind, and if anyone is struggling with the additional chargespayment plans are always an option. We are more than willing to help our members make it work.” The Boys and Girls Club will also be holding a Q&A night September 6th at 5:00pm to answer any of the community’s questions or concerns about the new changes.  

Macon County 4-H Members Earn State Fair Awards

Macon County 4-H Members Earn State Fair Awards

August 22nd, 2019- Twenty-nine members of the Macon County 4-H Club represented the county at the Illinois 4-H State Fair General Project Show last week. With over 3000 entrants from all over IL, the Macon County 4-H members brought home five Inspire awards, five champion awards, five reserve champion awards and 12 received the outstanding award. All 29 were recognized for making it to the state round. The Illinois 4-H State Fair General Project Show is an opportunity for youth to be competitively judged on project work, as well as receive valuable feedback from experts which allow them to increase their knowledge and gain mastery in a project area.

The following 4-H members received awards: 

Lacy Bourn (Animal Science)- Outstanding, Champion 

Gehrig Bunselmeyer (Animal Science)- Outstanding 

Corissa Metcalf (Chalk/Carbon/Pigment-Div. A)- Outstanding, Inspire 

Emerson Oberheim (Chalk/Carbon/Pigment-Div. A)  

Jamarius Meyrick (Chalk/Carbon/Pigment-Div. B)  

Elizabeth Suckow (Civic Engagement 1) 

Trinity Mata (Computer-Generated Art) Inspire 

Reagan Hunt (Design Decisions-Int.)- Outstanding, Reserve 

William Warnick (Electricity 1) 

Lucy Niebrugge (Fiber) 

Hannah Warnick (Floriculture A) 

Emma Reidy (Floriculture D)- Outstanding, Champion 

Lindsey Scherer (Food Decorating-Int.)  

Jenna Musgrave (Food Preservation)- Reserve  

Ella Bachmann (4-H Cooking 301) 

Cole Metcalf (4-H Cooking 401) 

Anna Reidy (Glass/Plastic) 

Jack Rogers (Health 1)- Outstanding 

Benjamin Suckow (Model Rocketry)- Outstanding, Inspire 

Cole Rappe (My Financial Future Beginner)- Outstanding, Reserve, Inspire 

Noah Suckow (Paper) 

Joshua Bloom (Pebble Pups 1) 

Will Marley (Sportsfishing 1)- Outstanding, Champion 

Emery Bunselmeyer (STEAM Clothing 1-Sewn Clothing)- Reserve 

Gabriel Finn (Theatre Arts )– Outstanding, Champion 

Hailey Nelson (Theatre Arts)- Inspire 

Elizabeth Schwenk (3-D Design/Mixed Media)- Outstanding, Reserve 

Samuel Wise (Weather and Climate 1)- Outstanding, Champion 

Jacob Scherer (Welding) 


LISTEN: Farm Progress Preview

LISTEN: Farm Progress Preview

August 21st, 2019- The Illinois Farm Progress Show is about to get the ball rolling for the 2019 season, with a three day line up events and activities dedicated too highlighting all of Central IL agricultural needs. Check out this podcast for a special preview of what this years Farm Progress Show will have to offer.