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Decatur Ambulance Service will close in September

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - HSHS St. Mary's Decatur leadership announced it will dissolve Decatur Ambulance Service. In a statement sent to WAND News on Monday, HSHS said:. "After detailed research and discernment, HSHS St. Mary’s Decatur leadership has decided to dissolve the pre-hospital service line of Decatur Ambulance Service (DAS) in the coming months. We are working in collaboration with city officials to secure another vendor to service the community before the closure of September 1, 2022. Our objective is for the public to not see any disruption in service when the need for emergent care arises.
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Effingham Radio

JoAnn Huber, 87

JoAnn Huber, 87, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022 in Shelbyville Manor. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shelbyville, IL with Father Pawel Augustyniak as Celebrant. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Monday in the church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
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Effingham Radio

Roberta Mildred “Bobbi” Workman, 85

Roberta Mildred “Bobbi” Workman, 85, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center, Mattoon, IL. Private family graveside services will be held at Stewardson Cemetery, Stewardson, IL at a later date. Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL. Memorials may be given to Crossroads Free Will Baptist Church in Effingham or donor’s choice, and mailed to Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, 415 North Broadway, Shelbyville, IL 62565.

Davis displeased with Jan 6 hearings

The January 6 Committee Hearings are on pause until early July, but that’s not stopping one member of congress from commenting on the goings-on in Washington, D.C. Taylorville Republican Rodney Davis says he was originally supposed to be a member of a bipartisan panel examining the information, but that never happened.
Herald & Review

Decatur Public Schools exploring new school in Lincoln Park

DECATUR — Decatur school district leaders are in talks with the Decatur Park District about potentially building a new facility in Lincoln Park on the city's west side, the school district confirmed Monday evening. In a statement, the district said it is exploring replacing the district's oldest buildings, Dennis...
Herald & Review

HSHS to close Decatur Ambulance Service on Sept. 1

DECATUR — Efforts are underway to find another emergency medical transport provider after Hospital Sisters Health System confirmed Monday that it would close Decatur Ambulance Service as of Sept. 1. Founded in 1959 and purchased by HSHS St. Mary's in 2018, Decatur Ambulance Service has long been the sole...

LISTEN: Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe on Byers & Co

June 27, 2022 -Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe joined Byers & Co for her weekly City of Decatur update. She also discussed why it’s important for Decatur of have a good relationship with elected officials in the IL House and Senate. Listen to the podcast now.
The Clinton Journal

Boil order issued 06/27

CLINTON — There is a boil order for the area bound by Elm Street to the east, Walnut to the west, White Street to the north, and Van Buren to the South. If you have any questions, call the Water Department at (217) 935-3432.
Herald & Review

Donald Trump recognizes Oberheim family during rally

MENDON — The family of fallen Champaign police officer and Decatur native Chris Oberheim was recognized by former President Donald Trump at a rally Saturday night in Adams County. "Although there is nothing we can do to fill the void that’s in your hearts, please know you have the...

‘Tire Drive’ collection coming up in Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Macon County Health Department and the Macon Mosquito Abatement District have partnered to address a public safety concern. The issue, in particular, is how unused and discarded tires can be a prime breeding ground for mosquitos, who may carry infections and illnesses, due to how tires are able to hold […]

Stepping down

HIGH POINT — Were it not for the persistence of another High Point neurologist, Dr. Keith Miller might still be practicing in Buffalo. Instead, Miller migrated south to ply his trade, and Buffalo’s loss was High Point’s gain. Today, nearly 35 years later, Miller stands on the brink of retirement — his last day will be Friday — as he hangs up his stethoscope after a long, distinguished career as a neurologist in High Point and Thomasville.
Herald & Review

Watch now: Good food and company lure polling judges

DECATUR — Polling judges may want to be contributors to democracy by working 17-hour shifts on election day. However, it's the spread of various foods that keep many of them coming back. Several polling places have tables full of potluck contributions. From chili and soups to fruit trays and...

Olde Bowl youth attend Lindenwood Lions Bowling Camp

ST. CHARLES — Pictured above are the Taylorville Lindenwood Lions bowling camp Attendees. First row from left to right: Macie Johnson, Kylie Callaway, Emma Eyer, Kierstyn Diehl, Abigail Parry. Second row from left to right: Cameron Alberts, AJ Evrley, Ian McGrath, Jack McGrath, Sam Puffenberger, Lions Head Coach Phil Vida.

Teen arrested after Pana gas station burglary

PANA, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A teen is facing charges after a burglary at a Pana gas station. Pana Police officers and Christian County deputies were called shortly after midnight on Wednesday to the Shell Station on East First Street after a burglary alarm went off. Officers found the front...

DPS considers building news school with pandemic relief funds

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Decatur Public Schools and the Decatur Park District on Monday released a statement concerning the possibility of building a new school using federal pandemic relief funds. Read their full statement:. On April 9, 2022, District #61 was granted a waiver by the Illinois General Assembly...

City Speaks Out on Decatur Ambulance Service Dissolving

June 27, 2022 – Decatur City Manager Scot Wrighton spoke regarding the Decatur Ambulance Service (DAS) dissolving. The ambulance working group is meeting again Tuesday and will release more information tomorrow. “The City of Decatur learned from HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital more than a week ago that DAS would...

Decatur Public Schools Makes Statement Regarding New Facility

June 27, 2022 – On April 9, 2022, District #61 was granted a waiver by the Illinois General Assembly giving DPS the authority to build a new school using federal pandemic relief funds. DPS is in discussions about building a new facility to replace District #61’s oldest school buildings, Dennis Lab School’s dual campus facilities.