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) 


Park Board Recommends Sky West for New EAS Contract

Park Board Recommends Sky West for New EAS Contract

August 22, 2019 – The Decatur Park Board of Commissioners will be recommending a new air service to the Department of Transportation.  The current contract for essential Air Service with Cape Air is due to expire in January.  The Decatur Park Board reviewed proposals from 4 airlines including the current carrier Cape Air, as well as Air Choice One, Sky West and Boutique Air.  The Board is recommending Sky West, A United Airlines provider, as their recommendation to the Department of Transportation. Sky West offers 50 passenger Jet service to Chicago.  Sky West was the board’s initial choice in 2017, but was overruled by the D.O.T. (Say the letters individually) and the contact was awarded to Cape Air.  A Decision on the newest contract is expected by the D.O.T. in September.  

Community Foundation to Give “Do Something Great” Awards

Community Foundation to Give “Do Something Great” Awards

August 22, 2019 – The Community Foundation of Decatur and Macon County will hold the 15th Annual Do Something Great Awards today. This year Regan Deering will be named as outstanding Board Member and Volunteer. In addition Mary Cave will be awarded the Young Philanthropist of the Year and Sue Powell will be awarded the Outstanding Nonprofit Professional Award.  Jack and Barbara McCoy, who were nominated by St. Teresa High School, Millikin University and Richland Community College, will be awarded the Community Commitment Award.  

Millikin Students to Take Part in Day of Action

Millikin Students to Take Part in Day of Action

August 22, 2019 – More than 500 Millikin students, faculty and staff will be volunteering their time with the United Way this Friday at part of their Day of Action. This year, Millikin students will perform services at various locations throughout community including: Dennis Lab School, Central Christian Church, the James Millikin Homestead, Decatur Rehabilitation Care Center, Blessingdales, Decatur Family YMCA, Good Samaritan Inn, Salvation Army and Northeast Community Fund. If you would like to take part in Day of Action, Click HERE

LISTEN: Y-DSC Gators Hosting Open Swim at YMCA

LISTEN: Y-DSC Gators Hosting Open Swim at YMCA

The Decatur Family YMCA is hosting a YDSC Open Swim week for children from ages  5-18. Both member and non member children can come to the YMCA from 5-7pm this week for a chance to check out a practice and try it out for free. Head Swim Coach for the YMCA, Ed Pasey said that the upcoming season starts in September, with their first meet set for October. For more information about the YDSC Program, contact the Y at 872-9622

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.

WATCH: WSOYMCA Challenge 2019 – Group Power

WATCH: WSOYMCA Challenge 2019 – Group Power

With Angela and Austin out, Michelle stepped in to teach us Group Power! This is a free class offered at the Y and is highly recommended by all of the participants….ok…most of them.