NowDecatur Stories

2016 Share Walk

Share Walk remembers and honors lost infants (photos included)

October 16 – Decatur is remembering the lives of infants gone too soon with a new tradition.    October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Prevention Month, and HSHS St. Mary’s is helping the community remember lost lives in a new way.  The inaugural Share Walk was held Saturday at Nelson Park.  The event commemorates…Continue Reading


Mt. Zion Oddtober fest benefiting Scharf family

October 15 – Mt. Zion Odd Fellows’ annual Oktoberfest celebration is a little more special this year to the Jackson Scharf family.   All proceeds from today’s event are going to Jackson’s family to help offset medical costs.  Jackson, 9, was diagnosed with AVM (arteriovenous malformation) and he recently had an aneurysm.  He’s currently undergoing…Continue Reading

Halloween Hoopla

Halloween Hoopla going on at the Children’s Museum

October 15 – You can enjoy some pre-Halloween fun over at the Children’s Museum of Illinois today for their Halloween Hoopla celebration.   The annual Halloween celebration is going on until 3 p.m. today.  You can bring your kids dressed up in their costumes or in their normal clothes.  Science Jill is helping the kids…Continue Reading

Ageless Aviation flights 2016

Veterans, seniors take flight with Ageless Aviation

October 14 – War veterans and seniors are taking to the skies this weekend thanks to the non-profit organization Ageless Aviation.   Macon County veterans and seniors living in Evergreen Senior Living were given a chance to fly in an open-cockpit 1940s Boeing Stearman biplane.  The plane is the same aircraft used to train many…Continue Reading

Macon Co. History Museum

Macon County History museum finds authentic Andrew Jackson signature

October 14 – Digging through some old documents at the Macon County History Museum turned exciting for staff after finding an old land grant with a former President’s signature.   Museum Director Nathan Pierce says they found an old land grant with President Andrew Jackson’s signature on it.  Pierce brought in an accredited appraiser today…Continue Reading

Kurt "Turtle" Rogers

Kurt “Turtle” Rogers earns PGA distinction

October 14 – Joining an elite group of golf professionals in Decatur, Park District Golf Manager Kurt Rogers has earned the distinction of a PGA professional.   Rogers recently completed the PGA Professional Golf Management Apprentice Program, which is a three-level, multi-year process.  The process included coursework and testing customer relations, business planning, merchandising, golf…Continue Reading

Real Men Wear Pink 2016

St. Teresa and MacArthur headline Real Men Wear Pink games tonight

October 14 – Real Men Wear Pink games continue to roll on this football season with a fresh slate of games this weekend to show your support at.   Tonight’s RMWP games are Cerro Gordo-Bement vs. Arthur/Lovington-Atwood/Hammond, MacArthur vs. Glenwood and St. Teresa vs. Sullivan-Okaw Valley.   Football players, parents, students, and fans alike are…Continue Reading

Red Kettle Fire

Signup today to help ring Red Kettles this holiday season

October 14 – The Salvation Army is looking for bell ringers for the upcoming holiday season.   Bell ringing is used to help raise funds to support the services offered to the community at the Salvation Army in Decatur. The Red Kettle bell ringing will begin November 4th and continue until December 24th from 10am…Continue Reading


Area students learn of the possibilities in manufacturing

October 14 – Area high school students are getting an inside look at some of the major manufacturing companies in Decatur and Macon County today.   Over 80 students from Heartland Technical Academy started off with a tour of the Caterpillar facility before coming back to Richland Community College to meet with some of the…Continue Reading