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Doris Ellen Moeller | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Doris Ellen Moeller, nee Watts, 93, of Decatur, IL, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 05, ...

Norma Jean Mowry | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Norma Jean (Deakins) Mowry, age 87, of Decatur, surrounded with family and dear friend Helen Pumphrey by her side, departed from her earthly ...

'Find out what it's all about": Decatur high school interns explore potential careers  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Riley Bartholomew has known she wants to be a pharmacist for a long time, so when the chance came along to be part of the Inspired Futures ...

GALLERY: Remember this? 21 photos of Decatur high school activities through the years  Herald & Review

1984: Eisenhower High School's girls bowling team was 11th in the state tournament after an 11-1 record during the regular season. Eisenhower won the ...

5 questions with... Mike Swengel from Float Decatur | Health |  Herald & Review

Name: Mike Swengel. Occupation: Owner of Float Decatur. What is Float Decatur and what services are offered? Float Decatur is a center for float therapy.

Check out the latest Hall of Fame class headlined by the Decatur High School state basketball champions  Herald & Review

One of the great early March Madness dynasties will be honored in the first Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2019.

Decatur High School state basketball champions headline latest Hall of Fame class  Herald & Review

DECATUR — One of the great early March Madness dynasties will be honored in the first Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2019.

Fertile ground: Decatur high school ag academy students spend their day down on the farm  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Decatur students touring a local farm Tuesday had the opportunity to witness the various school subjects used on a working farm, including ...

5 Questions with ... Kaelyn Albert, winner of the Congressional Art Competition  Herald & Review

Name: Kaelyn Albert. Occupation: Future senior at Mount Zion High School. How did you become interested in entering the 2019 Congressional Art Competition ...

5 Questions with... Crossing Healthcare CEO Tanya Andricks | Health  Herald & Review

Name: Tanya Andricks. Occupation: CEO at Crossing Healthcare. 1. Where did you grow up, and where did you go to college? I was born in Arkansas City, ...

5 questions with.... Justin Hayes, special education teacher at Thomas Jefferson  Herald & Review

Name: Justin Hayes. Occupation: Special education teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. City of residence: Decatur. What got you interested in teaching ...

Phase II of Decatur schools' facilities plan aims to cut down Dennis waitlist, expand Montessori programs  Herald & Review

Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series about the Decatur School District's facilities plan. Read part one here.

Decatur man arrested in assault during Eisenhower High School soccer game  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A Decatur man was arrested after police say he yelled at the referee during a Decatur high school soccer game, invaded the field and knocked a ...

Decatur using feeder programs to build up wrestling at high school level  Herald & Review

DECATUR — For years, Decatur high school wrestling has had one arm pinned behind itself.

Marcus Phillips, Decatur High state title teams part of latest Decatur Athletic Hall of Fame class  Herald & Review

DECATUR — By the time Marcus Phillips was dominating at the state track meet for MacArthur in 1992, he'd already competed in some high-pressure meets.

Tentative plan: Combine 2 Decatur middle schools by August  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Two public middle schools could be combined in one renovated building by August under a tentative timeline for the Decatur School District's ...

In 1st year, Decatur FFA program already attracting national recognition  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Decatur's high schools have only had FFA chapters since the beginning of the school year, but already the students are old hands.

Here's a list of all the members of the Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame  Herald & Review

Kenny Barnes (Stephen Decatur, 1962); Marsha Bond (MacArthur, 1980); Hubie Carter (Eisenhower, 1972); Wayne Dunning (Lakeview, 1979); Penny Hammel ...

Decatur high school students explore careers in the skilled trades  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Marley Schoneman already knows what career she'd like to pursue and is preparing now.

Decatur schools superintendent given 3 percent raise | Education  Herald & Review

DECATUR – The Decatur school board discussed next steps in the construction projects on the drawing board for reconfiguring the district buildings at its ...

From the Archives: Recognize anyone? 42 high school basketball photos  Herald & Review

Basketball season is underway! So why not take a trip down memory lane with these 42 high school basketball photos from our archives!

Decatur high school students get up-close look at manufacturing opportunities  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Some 300 students from the two Decatur public high schools and local manufacturers came together Thursday for the third year in a row of ...

Alumni Tuesday: Decatur Public Schools HOF class | Sports  WAND

Meet the members of the Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame's Fall 2018 induction class in this week's edition of Alumni Tuesday! Please enjoy this transcript ...

New high school schedules possible at Eisenhower, MacArthur  Herald & Review

DECATUR — High school schedules could change for the 2019-20 school year.

Latest Decatur Athletic Hall of Fame class to be inducted at halftime of Friday's Eisenhower at MacArthur game  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The sixth class of the Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime of Friday's Eisenhower at MacArthur varsity boys ...

Speaking up: Decatur student ambassadors bring issues to school board  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Londarius Hayes wanted to be a student ambassador so he could speak for his Eisenhower High School peers.

Decatur's Ag Academy continues practical lessons in second semester  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Capriece Walker is a senior at Eisenhower High School and a little disappointed that she's not going to be around to see all the things planned for ...

Decatur school security officer arrested, accused of sexually abusing Eisenhower student  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A Decatur School District security officer is facing a preliminary charge of the criminal sexual abuse of an Eisenhower High School student.

5 questions with ... Amy Zahm-Duncheon, Eisenhower High School principal  Herald & Review

Name: Amy Zahm-Duncheon. Occupation: Eisenhower High School principal. Where she lives: Decatur. What is your background in teaching and being an ...

Judge grants sentencing delay for former Decatur basketball star so he can finish degree  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Lewis Jackson, a former Decatur high school basketball star, was told by a judge Tuesday he could finish up his master's degree before he is due ...

Amid statewide teacher shortage, Decatur schools get a jump on seeking new hires  Herald & Review

DECATUR — After an on-the-spot interview Wednesday morning, Taylor Edwards walked away with two job offers, both from Decatur elementary schools.

100 Reasons: Stephen Decatur High School had large presence  Herald & Review

Editor's note: The Herald & Review each day is listing a reason the Decatur region is loved. We're profiling people, places and history that are special to our ...

High School Reunions: Bethany 1978; Stephen Decatur 1968 and 1978, Decatur High 1957, Mount Zion 1968, Lakeview 1968  Herald & Review

BETHANY — Bethany High School class of 1978 reunion will begin 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in The Depot, Bethany. All alumni are invited to attend after 7 p.m..

Decatur city council OKs farm animals for ag academy, $389707 lake parking lot project  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Small farm animals like alpacas and sheep will soon be kept on 15 acres of land near Enterprise Elementary School after city council members ...

Meet the October 2018 Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame Class  Herald & Review

Brit Miller racked up 1,103 yards rushing and 14 TD as a junior quarterback and 1,199 yards and 14 touchdowns splitting time at quarterback and running back ...

Meet the Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame class of 2018  Herald & Review

Two Decatur athletes who went on to play in the NFL are among the latest Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame class, released Wednesday.

Clock runs out on Basketball Museum of Illinois in Pontiac  Herald & Review

PONTIAC — The expression is "money talks." Turns out a lack of it speaks pretty clearly, too.

Hard-hitting MacArthur junior Jeffery Wells reeling in Division I offers  Herald & Review

DECATUR — When Jeffery Wells played his first MacArthur varsity football game as a sophomore two years ago he was still relatively new to the game.

Star-studded class: Former NFL players Brit Miller, Dante Ridgeway highlight Decatur Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame class  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Dante Ridgeway and Brit Miller excelled on the high school football field, were even better in college, played in the NFL, and are now back in ...

Jeanette Fay Baer | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON -- Jeanette Fay Baer, age 84 of Charleston, joined her husband in their Heavenly Home on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 while at Carle ...

5 things to know about the $55 million Decatur Public Schools facilities plan  Herald & Review

The Decatur Board of Education on Thursday afternoon heard a proposed timeline and more details for its $55 million plan to revamp district facilities.

Dante Ridgeway, Brit Miller highlight latest Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame class  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Two Decatur athletes who went on to play in the NFL are among the latest Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame class, released Wednesday.

'You have to try it,' MacArthur's MyShaun Dozier not letting anything slow him down  Herald & Review

DECATUR — There are a few certainties that Denita Mathews knows about her grandson, MyShaun Dozier.

Trade unions introduce their careers to Decatur middle school students  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Caleb Taylor is a third-generation union laborer and loves what he does, and loves to tell kids about it.

GALLERY: Life in Decatur in the 1970s | State and Regional |  Herald & Review

1970: Carl Hubbell, Hall of Fame pitcher and director of the San Francisco Giants' farm system, was in Decatur to look over the Commodores. A couple of ...

Decatur high school seniors explore careers through hands-on internships  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Seven Sassano knows she wants to become a lawyer, so when she applied for the Decatur School District's internship program, her choice was ...

Oakes runs for Decatur school board; Perkins will not run again  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Decatur school board President Dan Oakes filed to run for re-election on Monday.

Mary Dianne Ford | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Mary Dianne Ford, 69, of Decatur, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Dianne was born on March 3, 1949 in ...

Rhoades, Brian Christopher | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Brian Christopher Rhoades, 41, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his residence. Brian was born November 9, 1977, the son ...

Allen S. Young | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

FORSYTH -- Allen S. Young 75, of Forsyth passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2019, at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur. He was born August 14, 1943 ...

Decatur city crews repairing sinkhole at Grand and Main  Herald & Review

DECATUR — City crews patched what they thought was a pothole at West Grand Avenue and North Main Street in Decatur, only to have the asphalt sink in ...

For Decatur public schools, a focus on changing the perception  Herald & Review

When Aaron and Abi McIntosh moved from rural Weldon with their two daughters, they heard all kinds of comments about Decatur public schools.

Ann Northcutt Shellabarger | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Ann Northcutt (Cline) Shellabarger, 98, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019. Ann was born January 14, 1921 to Commodore ...

TUPPER: Behold, the glorious return of Friday night football  Herald & Review

We in Central Illinois love a good party and we prove it by showing up in waves anytime someone advertises music, food, drink and a reason to turn up the.

Jimmy Stewart Seggerman II | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Jimmy Stewart Seggerman II, 68, of Decatur Entered his Heavenly Home on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Visitation will be held Saturday, March ...

Mary Margaret Mills | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Mary Margaret (Kramer) Mills, 88, of Decatur, IL, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at Fair Havens Christian Village. Mary was born on ...

Planned Parenthood teen sexual health campaign comes to Decatur  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A Planned Parenthood of Illinois initiative developed in Chicago has made its way to Decatur, offering local teenagers an opportunity to learn ...

Tom E. Branson | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Rev. Tom E. Branson, 94, joined his darling little sweetheart Alice in Heaven on March 26, 2019.

Gail Louise Kidd | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Gail Louise Kidd, 47, of Decatur died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on April 9, 2019.

5 questions with ... Robin Lash, manager of Paul's Confectionery, a 'Decatur staple'  Herald & Review

Name: Robin Lash. Occupation: Manager and jack of all trades at Paul's Confectionery. Place of residence: Decatur. Paul's Confectionery, Inc. Food: Burgers ...

MacArthur High School students learn financial savvy | Education  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Being on your own for the first time can be intimidating, and without the right information, making mistakes is easy.

5 Questions with ... Bailey Broderick, Decatur IL Moms and Decatur Memorial Hospital  Herald & Review

Name: Bailey Broderick. Age: 34. Occupation: Creator of Decatur IL Moms, mom of three and marketing specialist at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

'Decatur is safer than ...' billboards taken down | Local |  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Billboards put up by the group Limitless Decatur-Macon County saying the city is safer than Springfield and Champaign have been taken down.

5 questions with ... Lindsay Hale, new assistant principal at Hope Academy  Herald & Review

What will be your duties with in your new position? The position is going to assist with curriculum and instructional needs within the building. I will facilitate ...

High school students explore in-demand healthcare careers during expo at Richland  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A popular request from Santa Claus in the 1970s was a game called Operation.

Bechtel, Donald Larry | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Bechtel, Donald L. “Larry”, died January 12, 2019 at Imboden Creek. There will be no visitation and no *service*. Memorials are suggested for the ...

Decatur high school renovations show what's possible - News  The State Journal-Register

DECATUR -- As the Springfield School District embarks on a comprehensive plan to update its facilities, renovations to Decatur's two high schools offer a ...

Billy Tyus says he won't apply for Decatur city manager job  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Interim City Manager Billy Tyus has decided not to apply for the top administrative post of the city government, citing family reasons. "It was without ...

Looking back: Decatur-area history photos from October  Herald & Review

Take a look back with our History Corner photos from October!

5 Questions with ... Jason White, Brinkoetter and Associates, Beautify Decatur Coalition  Herald & Review

Name: Jason White. Age: 41. Occupation: Brinkoetter and Associates real estate broker. City of residency: Decatur. Outside of real estate, you're pretty invested ...

Living Science farm at Enterprise School helping ag academy take root  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Enterprise School is surrounded by acres of gently rolling ground, and up until very recently, that ground was unused. Now, thanks to a $1.65 ...

Margaret Pauline Carter | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

LITCHFIELD -- Margaret Pauline Carter, 95, of Litchfield, IL, formerly of Decatur, passed away Sun., Apr. 28, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in Heritage Health Therapy ...

Davidson, Jack Page | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Jack Page Davidson passed away at home on October 21, 2018, at the age of 88. Jack was born in Decatur Illinois, on August 25, 1930, the son.

Steven Leonard Long | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Steven Leonard Long, 57, died peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from complications following a stroke, at Melech Hospice House in Temple ...

Member of Decatur Seven elected to school board that once expelled him  Chicago Tribune

Courtney Carson has moved from national symbol to local reverend. Next month he is expected to take his place on the school board that expelled him in 1999.

2019 mug shots from the Herald & Review | Crime and Courts  Herald & Review

Arrest and booking photos are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations. A defendant is ...

2 doctors, 1 teacher — all educators: Meet the Legacy of Learning honorees  Herald & Review

DECATUR — No profession or community could succeed without those who desire to pass on their knowledge and wisdom for the benefit of others, and this ...

Jobs Expo offers one-stop applications for high school students  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Makayla Busby plans to become a pediatrician, so when the Eisenhower High School senior walked into the school's Jobs Expo she spotted ...

White, Jacqueline E. | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Jacqueline E. White (Jacque), of Decatur, 91, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ...

5 Questions with ... Marc Girdler, writer and Decatur Public Library film curator  Herald & Review

Name: Marc Girdler. Age: 39. Occupation: Writer and film curator for Decatur Public Library. City of residency: Decatur. It's a new year, and that means there's a ...

Rules changes could be coming in high school basketball  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Basketball is back and will look much the same as did last year.

5 Questions with ... Abby Helm, Decatur Family YMCA | Local  Herald & Review

Name: Abby Helm. Age: 28. Occupation: Director of development and membership at the Decatur Family YMCA. City of residency: Oakley. For those who haven't ...

Downtown Stephen Decatur's last group of grads still meet after 40 years  Herald & Review

DECATUR – The Class of 1975 of Stephen Decatur High School will be celebrating their 40th anniversary next weekend.

Floyd H. Zerfowski | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Floyd H. Zerfowski was the oldest living retiree, retiring in 1970, from the Decatur Police Department, who passed away in his home on May 5, ...

'There's always going to be a job': Richland truck driver training a fast track to employment  Herald & Review

DECATUR — One of the tests to get a commercial driver's license is to parallel-park a semitruck.

Then & Now: Follow Decatur through the lens of time  Herald & Review

Our surroundings change in such subtle ways every day, we probably don't think much is different where we live, work and play. Years later, we imagine that ...

K-pop dancer brings high-energy moves to Decatur Park District program  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The popular Korean music scene, K-pop, has made its way to Decatur, and local dance students have the opportunity to learn from a professional ...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Who do you recognize? A look at Decatur-area graduation ceremonies through the years  Herald & Review

Time to don caps and gowns and collect those hard-earned diplomas. Revisit graduations in the Decatur area through the years.

Nicole Bateman: Be proud to tell Decatur's comeback story  Herald & Review

Some may call it real talk. Limitless Decatur & Macon County is giving it to you straight, no fluff, simple messages that are easy to remember. We're asking our ...

Lessons from John Regan, a Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Decatur founder, who turns 108 next month  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The seeds of what became the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Decatur were planted six decades ago.

Rodgers, Eileen Georgia | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Eileen Georgia Rodgers 100, of Decatur, IL passed away on October 31, 2018, in Imboden Creek Nursing Home. A *service* to celebrate Eileen's ...

WATCH: Philanthropist Darrell Beck inducted into Decatur Hall of Fame  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Darrell Beck, a legendary fundraiser and philanthropist who was dedicated to improving the quality of life in Decatur, was inducted into the ...

GIVING TUESDAY: After Thanksgiving, Decatur turns out to help out  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Frigid temperatures and flurries might have provided a good reason to stay at home Tuesday, but the cold didn't bother community members who ...

U.S. 36 bridge work in Harristown to finish Nov. 16  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Crews replacing a U.S. 36 bridge deck over U.S. 51 in Harristown will finish by its scheduled completion date of Nov. 16, according to the Illinois ...

Judge allows Decatur coach accused of sex offenses to have contact with child relatives  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Dylan W. Nunn, who coached in a Decatur high school and is pleading not guilty to sex offenses involving a student, had his bond modified ...

5 Questions with ... Karalee Misner, director of marketing, Decatur Park District  Herald & Review

Name: Karalee Misner. Age: 32. Occupation: Director of marketing, Decatur Park District. City of residency: Decatur. For those who might not be familiar, what ...

1999: Expulsion issue broadens - Felony charges filed; release of video dismays prosecutor  Herald & Review

DECATUR - Four adults and five juveniles were charged Tuesday with felony mob action in connection with a Sept. 17 fight during a football game at ...

5 Questions with ... Rebecca 'Riki' Wright of Reflections Academy of Beauty  Herald & Review

Name: Rebecca "Riki" Wright. Age: 40. Occupation: Owner and educator, Reflections Academy of Beauty, 241 N. Main St. City of residency: Decatur.

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Eisenhower posts Central State 8 win against Springfield Southeast  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The Eisenhower girls basketball team made its home debut under coach Johnell Evans and opened Central State 8 play with a 69-52 win against ...

5 Questions with ... Jamie Davis, Decatur Indoor Sports Center manager  Herald & Review

Name: Jamie Davis. Age: 40. Occupation: Decatur Indoor Sports Center manager. City or residency: Decatur. What advice would you give to people looking to ...

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