Jr. Golf Classes at the DISC
The Decatur Park District’s junior golf classes at the DISC begin next week for ages 3 to 13. All sessions will be held at the DISC. To register, or for more info, go to decatur-parks.org.
Bike Path Network in Monticello
Creating a bicycle path network in Monticello won’t be quick, and it certainly won’t be cheap — each phase of development could cost between $300,000 and $1.5 million — and there are 9 phases.
Lincoln Land Community College Being Renovated
The Lincoln Land Community College’s Taylorville campus is at the start of a $1.9 million renovation of its existing north building. The college is functioning in just one building this school year, instead of 2.
Santa’s House Coming to Central Park in Decatur
North Water St. between North Park and South Park Sts. in Decatur, will be closed next Tues. morning from 7:30 to ll. Crews and Santa will be delivering his house to Central Park.
Decatur Park District Receives Awards
The Decatur Park District received two awards at the Illinois Association of Park District’s “Best of the Best” Awards Gala. The group received the “2014 Partnership” and “2014 Good Sportsmanship” awards.
Sangamon County Mobile Health Clinic
A new mobile health clinic has been unveiled by the Sangamon County Department of Public Health. The unit will respond to disasters and make stops in rural communities to make health department services more accessible.
MacArthur High School Move-In Delayed
The move back into MacArthur High School in Decatur has been delayed. Students were to be back in their building by the end of winter break, but several delays have pushed the move-in to after spring break.
Halloween Tips for Parents
The American Red Cross in Decatur has some Halloween tips for parents — look for flame-resistant costumes, plane the trick-or-treat route, and accompany the little ghosts and goblins on their rounds.
Illinois EPA Helping Area Lakes
The Illinois EPA is helping some area lakes with grants, including the lake at Allerton Park in Monticello and Lake Pana in Christian and Shelby Counties.
Illinois DNR to Finally Evaluate Eagle Creek in Shelbyville
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will finally evaluate the entire 138 room Eagle Creek Resort and Conference Center in Shelbyville. The IDNR had said the study would be completed last summer. The resort has been closed since 2009.