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HSHS Provides Tips on Safe Toy Buying

November 26, 2020 – With the holiday and shopping season approaching, you may already be considering what toys to buy for the children on your list. But before you make those purchases, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital reminds you to check the safety and age-range of the toys. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),…Continue Reading

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Scout Troop Cancels Annual Christmas Tree Sale Due to COVID-19

November 24, 2020 – A local Boy Scout troop has canceled their annual Christmas tree sale due to COVID-19.  Scouts BSA Troop 43 and Venturing Crew 343 have sold the trees as a fundraiser for 28 years. Troop Committee Chair Kent Newton, Scout Master Kevin Johnson, and Venturing Crew Advisor Chip Platt said in a joint statement that…Continue Reading

Christmas Card Lane

Christmas Card Lane Displays Work From Local Artists and Groups

November 24, 2020 – The Decatur Area Arts Council is hosting Christmas Card Lane, an outdoor exhibition and competition of 4’x6′ plywood greeting cards that are decorated by local artists and groups.  Nineteen cards have been placed in the downtown Decatur green space at 300 North Water Street across from ADM Center.  The cards will…Continue Reading

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Virtual Thanksgiving Tips

November 24, 2020 – Thanksgiving will look a little different this year as families are apart to help stem the surge of COVID-19.  But you can still enjoy turkey and all the fixings while protecting your friends and loved ones by moving your extended gatherings online this year.  Local health officials and hospitals are urging people to use virtual options to spend time with family this…Continue Reading

Decatur Public Library

Decatur Public Library Makes Changes for Tier 3 Mitigation

November 24, 2020 – At their monthly meeting, the Decatur Public Library Board of Trustees discussed how the Library will respond to Tier 3 Mitigation efforts that have been ordered by the Governor’s office.  While these mitigation efforts are not specific about guidelines for public libraries, the Board and library believe that the best course…Continue Reading


Millikin Announces Special Education Endorsement for Current Teachers

November 24, 2020 – The Millikin University School of Education has announced a new state of Illinois Special Education Endorsement opportunity for practicing teachers who would like to add a Special Education Endorsement to their current teaching license.  In only one extended semester, practicing teachers can add a Special Education Endorsement through the Millikin University…Continue Reading