Volunteers Needed in Lincoln
“Together for Lincoln” needs volunteers for their Project Day, Sept. 21. Right now they have 75 committed volunteers. If they don’t get more, weatherization and general assistance projects may have to be put off until next year.
Piatt County School Superintendent is All Wet
Piatt County School Superintendent, Vic Zimmerman, got all wet on the first day of school. He took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Zimmerman donated, and of course, got soaked.
Shelbyville City Council Hands Out Raises
Shelbyville City Council has approved raises for elected officials. Four city commissioners will get $125 more a month. The mayor will receive a $250 monthly increase.
Resurfacing of Lakeshore Drive Begins in Decatur
The IDOT begins resurfacing almost 4 miles of Lake Shore Dr. this morning between Eldorado St. and the US 51 bridge in Decatur. Motorists should expect delays in the area. Also, a sewer line 50 feet below Lake Shore Dr. is being rehabbed.
Welcome Back MU Students
On Mon. and Tues, from 7:30 to 10, Westminster Presbyterian Church in Decatur welcomes MU students back to campus with snacks and water. Thurs. evening from 5 to 8, students will be served dinner at the church.
Taylorville Schools are ‘Cool’
Taylorville schools will no longer have to cancel classes or dismiss students early because of hot weather. Superintendent Dr. Greg Fursteneau says all school buildings are now air conditioned.
Coles County Branch Bank Robbed
Coles County Sheriffs are looking for the man who robbed the First Farmers Bank & Trust branch on the town square in Oakland. The guy grabbed some cash and took off on foot. No one was hurt.
Decatur Public Schools Dismissing an Hour Early Today
Due to the heat, Decatur Public Schools will dismiss one hour early today. Students will be dropped off at their bus stops one hour early. Also, afternoon Pershing Early Learning Center classes are cancelled.
United Way’s Day of Action
The Salvation Army in Decatur is taking part in the United Way’s Day of Action — two days, actually, tomorrow and Sat, from 9 to noon. Crews will be landscaping around the building, planting, and spreading mulch.
Another Candidate for Decatur City Council
There’s another candidate for Decatur City Council. Derrick Thaxton is now in the running along with Lisa Gregory and David Horn. Three 4-year seats will be up for election in the spring.