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Town and Country Bank giving $10,000 to community members in need

October 26 – Town and Country Bank (TCB) needs your help identifying people who need a financial boost this winter.   TCB will be giving out four, $2,500 grants this winter to help community members in their markets that need assistance.  President and CEO Micah R. Bartlett says they want to help people overcome a…Continue Reading

Dine United 2016

Last day to “Dine United”

October 26 – Today is the last day you can eat lunch at local restaurants and benefit the United Way of Decatur at the same time.   The United Way’s annual “Dine United” campaign wraps up today (Wednesday).  From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can grab lunch at one of the 16 participating restaurants…Continue Reading

Comcast donates to Boys & Girls Club

Comcast donates to Decatur Boys & Girls Club

October 26 – Programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Decatur are benefiting from a donation from the Comcast Foundation.   Comcast has donated $25,000 to the Club to help improve programs for youth in the community.  The money will be used for new technology like computers, printers, cameras, and iPads.  Boys & Girls…Continue Reading


Decatur Park District hosts another round of aquatics discussion

October 26 – Members of the community joined the Decatur Park District for another public discussion on what should be done about water and aquatic fun in Decatur.   The park board of commissioners was again joined by Aquatics specialty firm Counsilman-Hunsaker to field questions from the public. At the last special aquatics meeting the…Continue Reading

DPS taking nominations for next Hall of Fame class

October 25 – If you know someone who belongs in the Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame, the district is accepting nominations for the next class of inductees.   DPS-61 is now accepting nominations to recognize the athletic achievements of DPS alumni from all current and former district high schools.  Accomplishments must have come during…Continue Reading


Ohio, Illinois governors place bets on Cubs-Indians series

October 25 -The Governors of Illinois and Ohio are betting cases of beer, pizza and other ballpark favorites on the World Series beginning Tuesday between the Cubs and the Indians.   On his Twitter, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner wagered a Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and microbrew beer from Chicago if Cleveland wins.   Ohio Governor John Kasich…Continue Reading