The List

The List

LISTEN: Sue Powell- Retirement

LISTEN: Sue Powell- Retirement

December 17th, 2019- Sue Powell is stepping down from her roles at the Decatur Madden Arts Council. After 16 years of watching and helping shape, the Arts Council Sue is ready for retirement.  Check out the full podcast below with Sue about her journey throughout the years. 

LISTEN: Johns Hill Middle School Hosts Special Debate

LISTEN: Johns Hill Middle School Hosts Special Debate

December 12th, 2019 – Students at Johns Hill Middle School hosted a special debate between Republican Macon County State’s Attorney candidates Phil Tibbs and Scott Reuter . A major focus of the English and Language Arts curriculum at Johns Hill is argumentative writing, and for 7th and 8th grade Language Arts Teacher Stephani Bellinger, this debate is the perfect way to help show kids that skill in action.  

 

Newell’s Auto Body Christmas Wish

Newell’s Auto Body Christmas Wish

December 11th, 2019 – A Christmas Wish came true for one Macon County resident, thanks to the Newell’s Christmas Wish. Jamie Frieden, a single father of 3, received a restored 2008 Chevy Impala, along with 6 months of insurance from State Farm Agent Rob Lipic, and gift cards from Rainstorm Car Wash, Peerless Cleaners and Speed Lube.Frieden was chosen for the vehicle after his name and story was submitted by a friend’s mother Kim Wilson. Todd Newell, owner and operator of Newell’s auto body loves this event, and is proud of the work his staff did to fix the car for Frieden. “The guys do the work on the car on their own time, and really enjoy making something special for someone in need.” Gifts were also purchased by sponsors for his three children to add to the surprise.

 

DMH News Link – Texting and Driving

DMH News Link – Texting and Driving

December 6, 2019 – DMH Newslink Host Mikayla Hunt sits down with Joanna Shepard, Executive Director of DMH Emergency Care to get an inside look at the traumatic injuries the ER sees caused by accidents related to texting and driving. Watch the Video now!

IDOT Seeking Snow Plow Drivers

IDOT Seeking Snow Plow Drivers

October 31, 2019 – With a wintery mix already upon us, The Illinois Department of Transportation is looking for snowplow drivers. IDOT is hiring temporary help for the season for ice and snow removal. Applicants for the Snowbird program must have a commercial driver’s license and submit to a criminal background check. A pre-employment physical, vision testing, and drug and alcohol screening also are required. Veterans are encouraged to apply.  For more details, click HERE.

WATCH: Scareport

WATCH: Scareport

October 20, 2019 – It was a spooky night at the Decatur Airport for Scareport! Check out the video now, driven by the Bob Brady Auto Group and presented by Limitess Decatur and Neuhoff Media.

 

WATCH: Inside Look at the Decatur Park District’s New Splash Cove

WATCH: Inside Look at the Decatur Park District’s New Splash Cove

October 15th, 2019- Take a look inside Decatur’s newest attraction Splash Cove. The new aquatic park features 3 separate pools, 4 water slides, a zip line, high and low diving boards, and more. Completion of all the aquatic park components are on schedule to be finished by the end of October with the exception of a lazy river that wont start construction until the Spring of 2020.