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Approximately 250 runners took part in the Turkey Trot 5K or 10K run, 5K recreational walk, or half-mile Turkey Tot Trot on Saturday at Fairview Park.
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DECATUR — Bats, bees, ballerinas, Beauty and the Beast and even a boombox participated in the first Spooktacular Halloween Dogs Costume Contest Saturday at the Golden Fox Brewery.
DECATUR — The Good Samaritan Inn is taking a spin on speed dating — where individuals come and meet multiple prospective romantic interests for short periods of time — hosting a Weed Dating event for single people this Friday.
DECATUR — Residents getting ready for the final America In Bloom countdown, and organizers are encouraging the community to finish up landscaping and upkeep of their businesses and lawns.
DECATUR — Budding young musicians are invited to learn from the pros during the First Gig Rock N' Roll Camp, which runs from Monday, July 23, to Friday, July 27, at Millikin University.
The 7,000-square-foot law enforcement-themed addition to the museum is the first expansion in the history of the facility, which has been at its 55 S. Country Club Road location since 1995.
DECATUR — Boaters on Lake Decatur will be able to watch performances at the new Nelson Park amphitheater next summer after Decatur Park District leaders approved several upgrades to the plans Wednesday.
DECATUR — When thinking off the top of his head, Dan Miller said it's hard to count how many firework shells will be used to light up the sky over Lake Decatur.
DECATUR — Ellen Burris and her family members are regular participants in the annual Come Together race.
DECATUR — High heat and humidity Saturday didn't stop attendees at what may have been Decatur’s first public recognition of Pride Month, a worldwide event that celebrates the rights and culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
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FORSYTH — Golfers between ages 12 to 21 are invited to play during the 2018 Decatur Junior Open at Hickory Point Golf Course on Tuesday, July 24.
DECATUR — Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Road, will host its annual Ice Cream Safari from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15.
DECATUR — The Fairview Family Aquatics Center will reopen Friday after being closed for nearly a week due to mechanical issues, according to a post on its Facebook page.
DECATUR — The Fairview Family Aquatics Center will be closed at least until Monday due to a broken pool motor shaft, the Decatur Park District said Friday.
DECATUR — Black Earth, Wisconsin, is roughly four hours away from Decatur, but that didn't stop Dustin Madigan and Gillian Hacker from hitting the road to see country acts Walker McGuire and Jacob Bryant play Fairview Park.
DECATUR — The Decatur Park District said its "Shake the Lake" concert Friday night will take place at the Fairview Park pavilion instead of Nelson Park's Lakeshore Landing, citing set-up time and weather as reasons for the change.
DECATUR — HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital is offering sports physicals for elementary and high school students in the area.
DECATUR — The planned extension of Scovill Zoo's Z.O.& O Express train track picked up more steam Wednesday as the Decatur Park District approved a $2 million bid to stretch the train's route along the Lake Decatur shoreline.
DECATUR — For some students, learning doesn’t stop in June: The Decatur School District's summer SMASH camp began just days after the last bell signaled the end of the school year.
DECATUR — Until someone else challenges him for the title, Josiah Wilder will be known as the strongest man at the Decatur Family YMCA.
DECATUR — Rodeo clown John “Lefty” Kee applied his makeup in a camper with a broken air conditioner. The temperature was above 80 degrees, and this complicated his process and messed up his makeup as he kept sweating in the Saturday evening heat.
DECATUR — Park district leaders on Wednesday gave the OK to $3.8 million of work for the long-anticipated Nelson Park aquatics center project, now targeted to open by Memorial Day 2019.