LISTEN: Education Spotlight – Ag Academy Receives Gold Star Status

LISTEN: Education Spotlight – Ag Academy Receives Gold Star Status

June 21, 2019 – MacArthur Ag Educator Andrew Kline, EIsenhower Principal Amy Zahm- Duncheon and newly elected EHS FFA President Khadija Dear joined Byers and Co this morning for the Education Spotlight. The Andreas Academy has vaulted, in one short year, to the top of the game with a Gold rating for the chapter in several categories, making it a National Chapter Award winner for the Section. Find out more!  Listen to the podcast now.

Penguin Chicks Hatch at Scovill Zoo

Penguin Chicks Hatch at Scovill Zoo

June 21, 2019 – Scovill Zoo has two new additions after the hatching of two Humboldt penguin chicks. One chick hatched May 12 the second hatched on May 21. The older chick is now available for viewing today at 11:00 am and 2:30. The younger chick is expected to join it’s sibling next week.  Humboldt penguins are native to the South American coastline of Chili and Peru. Scovill Zoo has fourteen Humboldt penguins, including the new chicks. 

Still Time To Sign Up For Tour de Corn

Still Time To Sign Up For Tour de Corn

June 21, 2019 – There is still time to register for the Warrensburg Tour de Corn Bike ride this Sunday.  Registration is $30 and proceeds benefit the Warrensburg Corn Festival.  The event features rides for all skill levels including a 20 mile, 40 mile, and 62 mile route.  Organizers say the scenic routes consist of flat and hilly country roadways. To register, check out the Warrensburg corn festival online or go to NowDecatur.com.  The Warrensburg Corn Festival will be held July 25 through the  27. 

4th of July Enforcement Already Underway

4th of July Enforcement Already Underway

June 21, 2019- The Decatur Police has already begun their crackdown on impaired drivers for the 4th of July season.  The Decatur Police Department announced plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired drivers. The safety campaign will run now through  July 8. Decatur Police will join the Illinois State Police and more than 160 local police and sheriff’s departments for the increased statewide enforcement effort. 

LISTEN: West End Farmers Market

LISTEN: West End Farmers Market

June 21st, 2019- The West End Farmers  Market is open for Summer Businesses. Every Thursday night from 4:30 to 6:30 come out and enjoy live music, local produce, and goods. The Market is located on the corner of Wood and Fairview right across from The DISC.