Community Health Fair Coming to Decatur
The 2015 World Health Day Community Health Fair will be held Thurs. April 9 from 10 to 1 at Grace United Methodist Church on N. Main St. in Decatur. There’ll be free health screenings and demonstrations.
Tim Gleason has a Few Challenges
Decatur’s new City Manager, Tim Gleason, has only been on the job a few days and already has his eye on a few challenges in Decatur. He said, “the city will see economic development and some neighborhoods will see changes in appearance.”
A Warning to Shelbyville Dog Owners
Shelbyville Postmaster, Dawn Hagan, requests that all resident’s dogs be leashed and under control when mail carriers are delivering. Two local carriers have been bit recently. There is a leash law in town.
Decatur’s Penguin in the Park is Tomorrow
The 10th annual Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk in Decatur is tomorrow morning at 9 in Fairview Park. A post-race party will be held in Millikin’s Griswold Gym. All roads in the park will be closed from 9 to 10 tomorrow morning.
Decatur Alzheimer’s Association Needs Volunteers
The Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in Decatur is looking for volunteers. Representatives would be responsible for presenting brief education programs in the community, and attend community events and health fairs.
Staff Cuts in Decatur Public Schools
More than a dozen staff reductions were approved this week at the Decatur Public Schools District 61 board meeting. Cuts include teachers, teacher aides, and custodial workers. The majority of the cuts will come from middle schools.
Open House at Decatur’s MacArthur High School
A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be held this morning at MacArthur High School in Decatur starting at 11:30. The public is invited — stick around for the open house.
Decatur War Memorial Getting Repairs
The World War II memorial in Decatur is being repaired. The globe at the center has a large crack and will be replaced with a new one. The memorial, in front of the Decatur Civic Center, was dedicated in 2012.
Sparkle & Shine Day in Mt. Zion
April 18 is Sparkle & Shine Day in Mt. Zion. Drop off large items that Sat. morning from 9 to 2 at the Township Garage. Appliances will be accepted — drain the freon from refrigerators and remove the doors.