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.
March 8th, 2020- The Macon County 4H Program spent an afternoon learning about a variety of STEAM topics in the form of several projects presented and demonstrated by 4-H members themselves. Throughout four sessions, the kids were able to get hands-on experiences with working on projects like Fabric Creations, Biomechanics, Homopolar Motors, Guinea Pig Care, Flip-book Animation, and more.
March 7th, 2020- Fleet Feet of Decatur celebrated their new expansion with a Re-Grand opening and a customer appreciation night. Customers were able to explore the stores’ new layout, talk with shoe and product reps from Brooks Running, Balega International, and others. The re-grand opening also included drinks from local breweries and Papa Murphy’s pizza.
March 6th, 2020- Students in Richland’s Humanities 112: Leading Through the Humanities class organized the first-ever “High School Challenge,” where seven local high schools competed in a series of challenges for the chance to win 1000 dollars that will go towards benefiting their High Schools. As part of this challenge, students are gaining hands-on educational experience and practical leadership skills in addition to what they are learning in the classroom. Below the video is a list of names of the participating students and their high schools. Each team has chosen how they would like to use the funds they win.
Clinton High School
Olivia Earl, Lydia Taylo, Mia Kaufman, Maddie Mearida, Taylor Bane
Use of Funds Won: We would spend the money to host community-building events to help foster a positive climate in our school.
Use of Funds Won: The funds will be used for our St. Teresa Key Club.
Eisenhower High School
Samantha McVey, Mahoganie Johnson Cook, Caleb McKinley, Michael Pundt, Reuben Kohn
Use of Funds Won: We will use the possible winnings for SAT incentives.
Cerro Gordo High School
Lena Neaveill, Dorie Bulthuis, Rebecca Maple, Savanah Weaber, Kalie Walker
Use of Funds Won: Benches, trees, or tables for a new outside study area in back of school.
Decatur Christian High School
Brianna Austin, Caitlinn Deverell, Addison Milligan, Ethan Neufeld, Joshua House
Use of Funds Won: Our project target is to increase the practicality and beauty of our school with the students painting certain spaces and installing some coat racks, hooks, and even developing seating areas.
Meridian High School
Hallie Gates, Reagan Hunt, Avril Morrell, Keagan Kantor, Zoe Pramuk
Use of Funds Won: SAT/PSAT incentives
Argenta High School
Cobi Blair, Morgan Klover, Kathryn Morrison, Peyton Hayes, Nathan Dahl
Use of Funds Won: to support incentives for students with good attendance, academic growth/success, and positive behavior.
February 29th, 2020- The Boys & Girls Club of Decatur held its Annual Alumni Basketball game where alumni dating back from the past ten years went head to head in the BGC All-Star Game. This year the event also doubled as a fundraiser to help raise proceeds towards the Boys & Girls Club 2020 Summer Programs.