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.