Archives for August 2014

Visit the New Chicks

Three flamingo chicks are waiting for you to come visit them at Scovill Zoo in Decatur. The zoo received several fertile flamingo eggs from the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Scovill flamingos s are raising the chicks as their own.

More Phone Scams Making the Rounds

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan warns of a couple of phone scams. If someone calls and says you need to send money for unpaid taxes or to collect sweepstakes winnings – don’t fall for it, it’s a scam.

Decatur Street Closed for About a Week

The westbound lane of East Prairie Ave. in Decatur will be closed until next Thurs. morning. Crews are doing some street repairs.

Union Iron Will Reinvest in Decatur

Union Iron will enlarge and consolidate its Decatur manufacturing operations, creating 25 new full-time jobs. The company chose to reinvest in Decatur after evaluating several locations in the U.S. and Canada. Their new facility will be on E. Mound Rd.

Mt. Zion Offices Closed on Labor Day

The Village of Mt. Zion offices will be closed on Mon. for Labor Day. The offices will reopen Tues. morning at 8.

Car-Deer Accident in Christian County

Christian County Sheriffs say Kalie Catlin, 22, of Mt. Auburn, was driving on East Road just south of County Hwy. 2, when a deer ran in front of her car. She couldn’t avoid hitting it. Her car was damaged, but there were no – human injuries.

Interim Principal at MacArthur High School in Decatur

Decatur Public Schools BOE has hired an interim principal for MacArthur High School. Lesa Andrick began her new role this week and and will serve as interim principal until the position is filled.

Man Admits He Ran Over His Girlfriend

Macon County Sheriffs arrested Eddie Sutters, 64, after deputies found his deceased girlfriend’s body at the intersection of Pit and Sable Rds. in Decatur. Sutters admitted he ran over her with his car. He’s in the Macon County Jail on $5 million bond.

DMH Offers Football Injury Clinic

Decatur Memorial Hospital is offering special Fri. Night Sports Injury Clinics for high school football players. Beginning tomorrow from 9 to 11, patients will be seen at DMH Emergency Care Center.

Proposed Animal Ordinance in Lincoln

There’s a proposed change to the ordinance in Lincoln that regulates what animals may be kept in the city. Livestock, pygmy goats, pigeons, and monkeys, are out. A vote comes next week.