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5 questions with ... Jeff Dase, new assistant superintendent for the Decatur School District  Herald & Review

1. What is your teaching and administration experience?

Jimmy Stewart Seggerman II  Herald & Review

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

Decatur high school secretary accused of sexually assaulting student  Bloomington Pantagraph

DECATUR — A secretary at Eisenhower High School in Decatur is facing a preliminary charge of criminal sexual assault after police said she had intercourse ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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..

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 ...

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 Building and Construction Trades serve community and schools  Herald & Review

DECATUR – About a week before the American Softball Association's men's state tournament at Rotary Park, the Decatur Park District and Decatur Area ...

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.

Jeanette Fay Baer  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 ...

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 teachers have a new 4-year contract. Here's what's in it.  Herald & Review

DECATUR – The Decatur school board approved a four-year contract with the Decatur Education Association at its meeting on Tuesday. The contract was ...

Rhoades, Brian Christopher  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Brian Christopher Rhoades, 41, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his residence.

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.

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.

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 ...

Decatur school building recommendations made  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Decatur School District officials are considering several recommendations for changes to Decatur school buildings.

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 ...

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.

Meet Kelly TerHark, the social worker honored for going 'above and beyond' in Decatur schools  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Kelly TerHark can't walk through the halls of MacArthur High School without encountering one of her “babies.”

Setina, Michael T. | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Our husband and father, Michael T. Setina passed away on July 30, 2018 in Decatur, Illinois. He was born on September 24, 1928 to Angela and ...

Mary Dianne Ford  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Mary Dianne Ford, 69, of Decatur, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

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.

Macon County students perform in All-State conference  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Every musician knows the hard work and dedication required to learn an instrument, and that learning never stops.

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 ...

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.

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.

Ann Northcutt Shellabarger | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Ann Northcutt (Cline) Shellabarger, 98, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Bechtel, Donald Larry  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 ...

Plans to reconfigure Decatur school buildings may be revealed by Sept. 11 meeting  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The Decatur School District's five-year strategic plan calls for reconfiguring building use, and Superintendent Paul Fregeau said that he intends to ...

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.

MacArthur High School students learn financial savvy  Herald & Review

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

Decatur back-to-school clinics and Y's Backpack Attack draw big crowds  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Decatur is going back to school. On Saturday, events designed to help families get the kids ready for the start of school on Aug. 15 offered ...

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 ...

Jones, Anna E. | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

Services to honor and celebrate Anna's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Temple Baptist Church, 1818 E. Mound Road, Decatur, IL, ...

Decatur School District responds to discipline report  Herald & Review

The Decatur School District has issued a response to a story noting that it was one of 83 districts flagged by the Illinois State Board of Education for high rates.

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.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

'It's home field advantage': St. Teresa won't be moving football game against Maroa-Forsyth  Herald & Review

DECATUR — It's one of the most highly anticipated football games in recent memory and expected to draw overflow crowds to St. Teresa High School's campus ...

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 ...

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.

Gavin, Barris Waltonio | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR --. Barris “Tony” Waltonio Gavin, 45, of Decatur, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019, in his residence. Barris was born March 21, 1973, in Decatur ...

5 Questions with ... Lena Rotramel, a care room assistant at Enterprise Elementary  Herald & Review

Name: Lena Rotramel. Age: 22. Occupation: Care Room assistant at Enterprise Elementary School. City of residency: Decatur. What is your background?

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.

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 ...

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.

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

Antwain J. Ward is facing the prospect of spending up to the next 10 years of his life in prison for the repeated rape and sexual assault of a Decatur girl younger ...

🎓 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 ...

How the Decatur community raised 1.5 million dollars/pounds of food in 12 hours  Herald & Review

DECATUR — It came down to the wire, but a flurry of last-minute donations ensured that the WSOY Community Food Drive reached its goal for the 17th year in ...

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.

Want a different job, but need math skills to get it? Tutors now available through Project READ Plus  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Janice Currie has always had a heart for helping people who are sick.

Trauma-informed Partnership expands to the Decatur-area community  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Amanda Ryder has seen the difference a trauma-informed perspective has made at Argenta-Oreana Elementary School, where she's the principal.

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 ...

Schultz, Elizabeth Ann  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Schultz, 95, of Decatur, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018, at Fair Havens Christian Village.

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 ...

Decatur schools' Countdown to Kindergarten eases transition for little scholars  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Many of the 30 kindergartners at French Academy this week for "Countdown to Kindergarten" have preschool or day care experience, so counting ...

2 Decatur coaches plead not guilty to sex offenses  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Two Decatur high school coaches accused of sex offenses with teenage girls have entered pleas of not guilty in Macon County Circuit Court.

Whitney, Genevieve  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Genevieve Howell “Gen” Whitney, 91, of Decatur passed away August 17, 2018 in her home with her family by her side.

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 ...

5 questions with ... Rick Meyer, Decatur city librarian | Local |  Herald & Review

Name: Rick Meyer. Occupation: City Librarian, Decatur Public Library. City of residence: Decatur. How did you get involved in working at a library, and what ...

Check out these 4 free movies coming up at Decatur Public Library  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Four free movies will be shown at the Decatur Public Library this week, open to the public even if attendees don't have a library card.

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 ...

Stout, Timothy Alan  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Timothy Alan Stout, 52, of Sorento, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday (Dec. 19, 2018) in his home.

Harlem Wizards visit Warrensburg-Latham schools  Herald & Review

WARRENSBURG – When Warrensburg-Latham schools' Parent-Teacher Association lined up the Harlem Wizards for a show, one of the criteria for the faculty ...

Whose final resting place is Greenwood Cemetery? St. Teresa students search for stories behind the headstones  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Unlike so many of the stones marking the final resting place of Civil War veterans in Greenwood Cemetery, the stone of Archie Ward is easy to ...

Statewide school evaluation shows 1 Macon County school with 'exemplary' ranking  Herald & Review

DECATUR — One Macon County school received the highest possible designation for its performance on the Illinois Report Card, a comprehensive report that ...

White, Jacqueline E.  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Jacqueline E. White (Jacque), of Decatur, 91, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Former Decatur school board member writes business management book  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Terry Robinson knows the work has to get done, but there's no reason it can't be fun, too.

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 ...

Read, Danny Ray  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Danny Ray Read, 68, of Decatur departed this life on Friday July 20, 2018 at 11:01 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

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 ...

Johnston, Betty Lou  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Betty Lou (Rose) Johnston, 93, of Decatur, IL, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Imboden Creek Living Center, Decatur.

Affidavit reveals new details in arrest of second Decatur coach  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Friends of the 14-year-old student police said was the victim of indecent solicitation by a Decatur high school basketball coach said she called the ...

Police: No life-threatening injuries in 2 Decatur crashes  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Emergency crews responded to two unrelated crashes in Decatur on Friday evening less than an hour apart and within two blocks of one another.

Decatur school board OKs main strategic plan goals for 2018-2019 school year  Herald & Review

DECATUR — On the eve of a new academic year for Decatur public schools, the board of education unanimously approved five priorities that the district hopes ...

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.

Where road projects are planned this week in the Decatur region 🚧  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The following is a list of areas in which road work is scheduled to take place during the next week, according to local and state officials.

Volunteers buy coats to keep Decatur-area kids warm this winter  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Hope Academy parent liaison Alvin Jackson searched throughout Kohl's at Hickory Point Mall for ideal coats.

Slowing down: Here's why these Central Illinois teens are waiting to get their driver's license  Herald & Review

DECATUR — When Denise White was 16 years old, she was in a car that was hit head-on by a drunken driver.

Creative gifts: Johns Hill student artists share their work with Decatur 🎨  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Del's Popcorn Shop on Merchant Street is appropriately festive for the holiday season, thanks to art students from Johns Hill Magnet School.

Dennis School students collect items for Decatur's first responders to honor 9/11  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Camden Dowers hadn't yet been born on Sept. 11, 2001, but he knows what happened that day.

'We're not safe in our schools': Central Illinois students face range of discipline after walkouts  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Students at both Decatur public high schools were among those who participated in a national movement to walk out of class to protest gun ...

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