WATCH : WSOYMCA Challenge 2019 – Game Day

WATCH : WSOYMCA Challenge 2019 – Game Day

Game day returned on the WSOYMCA Challenge, with a more kind Austin playing basketball and football games with the group. Did Matt Whitehead get hurt again?

 

LISTEN: State Senator Andy Manar

LISTEN: State Senator Andy Manar

March 20, 2019 – State Senator Andy Manar joined Byers & Co this morning to talk about Ag Legislative Day, a long overdue capital bill, the teacher shortage, the current and ever growing line-up for the 2020 Presidential election and more.  Listen to the podcast now!

LISTEN: Enterprise Elementary Expanding Ag Academy Learning Farm

LISTEN: Enterprise Elementary Expanding Ag Academy Learning Farm

March 20,2019 – Enterprise Elementary school will now be able to keep small farm animals on the property, thanks to an amendment to the Decatur City Code.  The animals will be the newest edition to the living Sciences farm as part of the Duane Andres Ag Academy.  DPS Foundation Director Zach Sheilds talks about the project in a new podcast.  

Sheriffs Office Warns of New Phone Scam

Sheriffs Office Warns of New Phone Scam

March 20, 2019 – The Macon County Sheriffs office is warning of a new phone scam that threatens arrest. 

According to the sheriffs department, The caller indicates they are a detective with the Sheriff’s Office and the recipient of the phone call had missed court and a bench warrant had been issued for their arrest. 

The caller directs the person to send a certain amount of money electronically to expedite the bonding process and to turn themselves in at the Sheriff’s Office. 

The Sheriffs office says the call is originating from a 317 area code. They advise you if you receive this call, it is a scam. Simply hang up. 

LISTEN: Millikin Professor Receives International Honor

LISTEN: Millikin Professor Receives International Honor

March 20, 2019-  Millikin University professor Dr. J. Mark Munoz has been announced as a recipient of the Amity Global Academic Excellence Award  for his contributions in the field of academics. Dr. Munoz, who is a professor of Managment and International Business as well as a noted author,says this award is big for him, but also for the university.  Dr. Munoz will receive the award next month at the Amity’s International Conference in London. Listen to the podcast now:

Bills Introduced to Reduce Teacher Shortage

Bills Introduced to Reduce Teacher Shortage

March 20, 2019 – Aspiring educators no longer would be required to pass a basic skills test and student teachers could receive a paycheck under State Senator Andy Manar’s latest plan to address Illinois’ teacher shortage crisis.

Manar’s proposal would reinstate the 6 percent cap for teacher salary increases to be covered by the state.

Last year, lawmakers lowered the cap to 3 percent. Manar’s measure was approved by the members of Senate Education Committee yesterday. 

Manar hopes the measures will help to address the teacher shortage crisis. 

WATCH: CASA Playhouse

WATCH: CASA Playhouse

March 20, 2019 – The Casas for CASA Playhouse Raffle is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program. The winning tickets of both playhouses will be drawn May 2nd at the 2019 Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.