LISTEN: Andy Manar – January 22, 2020

LISTEN: Andy Manar – January 22, 2020

January 22nd, 2020- Senator Andy Manar joins guest host Kevin Breheny via phone and talks about partisan politics, making a difference in the community he represents and reflects on shared experiences with the late mayor, Mike McElroy.

LISTEN: Amy Bliefnick – January 22, 2020

LISTEN: Amy Bliefnick – January 22, 2020

January 22nd, 2020- Macon Resources’ Amy Bliefnick joins guest host Kevin Breheny and talks about the unique experience her family had taping Family Feud with Steve Harvey, a viewing party for its pending airing, and supporting Macon Resources.

University of Illinois Extension Offers Certified Food Protection Manager Courses

University of Illinois Extension Offers Certified Food Protection Manager Courses

January 22nd, 2020- The University of Illinois Extension in Macon County will soon offer state-mandated Certified Food Protection Manager courses and tests. The Illinois Department of Public Health requires all food establishments to be supervised by a Certified Food Protection Manager during hours of operation. The two-day course will be 9 am to 3 pm March 23 and 25 at the Macon County Extension Office. Course topics will include food-borne illnesses, safe food handling, cooking and storage, employee health and hygiene, facility safety and maintenance, cleaning, and sanitization.  Participants must attend both classes. The certificate exam will take place on March 25. Please bring a valid photo ID to the exam. The class will be taught by Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator Caitlin Mellendorf and provides the minimum classroom work to prepare for the national certification exam. Please register by March 2 online at go.illinois.edu/dmp or by calling (217) 877-6042. A course fee of $115 covers the cost of class materials and the exam. Retests will cost $50. If a reader or translator is needed, contact the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals at (800) 446-0257 or customer.service@nrfsp.com.

LISTEN: DPS Test Results Workshop

LISTEN: DPS Test Results Workshop

January 22nd, 2020- Decatur Public Schools is now offering a workshop that will teach Parents how to read their children’s standardized test scores effectively. Listen to full podcast below with Jeff Dase Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning for DPS to learn more about the workshops.

Solan’s Calzones CASA Fundraiser

Solan’s Calzones CASA Fundraiser

January 22nd, 2020- Solans Calzones is partnering with Macon County Casa to help raise some extra funds for local foster kids. For today only from 11 am to 8 pm 15% of profits made from all dine-in and carry out will go towards CASA. So whether you are eating lunch or sharing a family dinner, eat at Sloan’s and help give back to kids in need.

WATCH: Decatur Transit New Buses

WATCH: Decatur Transit New Buses

January 22nd, 2020- Decatur Transit is excited to announce its release of 14 new buses to their line up. The new buses are already up and running with several new features, including bike racks, two wheelchair and handicap accessible seats, non-slick floors, and easy to clean all around seating.