July 9th, 2020-In commemoration with the closing of Durfee Technology Magnet School, a time capsule that was buried in 04-05′ on the schools’ ground has been resurrected. Durfee Technology Magnet School Principal Mary Brady and Assistant Principal Kristi Mullinix uncover the memories and documents that were buried 15 years ago. The capsule held a Magnet from the school, staff pictures, school brochures, the school’s oath, and lists of students and faculties names. Check out the full video now.
June 20th, 2020- United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois (UWDMI) partnered with Central Illinois Foodbank, The Community Foundation of Macon County, Neuhoff Media, Crossing Healthcare, and Tate & Lyle, too distribute 500 free food boxes to families in the community.
June 18, 2020 – Young Leaders In Action, a youth-led initiative of The Community Foundation of Macon County teamed up with Aldi yesterday to surprise senior citizen shoppers with $50 Gift Cards. Aldi holdsvulnerable and high risk shopping hours for Senior Citizens on Tuesday and Thursday Mornings. YLIA members from 12 local school districts were there to greet them to hand out the cards. The group raised $5000 for the effort and Aldi donated an additional $2500 for the effort. Watch the video now!
June 14, 2020 – It’s back! The HOT25, presented by Bob Brady Auto Group! Summer looks a little different right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t escape to amazing places right here in Central Illinois, including Robert Allerton Park in Monticello! Check out the video now.
April 9, 2020 – The CDC and public health officials are urging people to cover their nose and mouth when going out in public. NowDecatur is offering you a guide to a sewing machine mask, a simple sew mask as well as a no-sew mask.
As a reminder, there is a stay at home order and spending time in public should be limited to essential trips only. While in public, a mask is NOT a substitute for social distancing practices, so please still adhere to the 6 foot rule when you are around others and limit your time in public spaces.
The following sewing machine option can be found at CraftPassion.com. The site includes printable patterns and step by step directions. You can also watch the tutorial for this mask below with NowDecatur.com’s Lindsay Romano. This tutorial also includes instructions on how to make T-shirt yarn, an excellent and free alternative to elastic.
If you would like a ‘No-Sew” option, Check out THIS LINK. This option provides designs using everyday materials you can find at home.
If you do not have a sewing machine and would like a “simple-sew” option, please check out the video below by JoAnn Fabric.
March 11th, 2020- 3808 Greenridge Dr. is now home to Decatur’s newest fire station, Fire Station #5. The brand new station includes several individual living corridors, a social gathering area, a kitchen, a workout room, two bathrooms, and special storage spaces for contaminated and non-contaminated gear. Check out the full video below for more.