Farewell to the Town Talker: Kent A. Stock

We know where this ends but oh, where to begin? You can read his obituary elsewhere in the paper as to the ‘details’ of his life but hopefully this week’s Town Talk will give you more than details but tell you who Kent Stock was. Kent was the baby who may have been a surprise…

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Grand Champion of the 2019 Central Illinois Braggin’ Rights BBQ Cookoff KCBS Division

Grand Champion of the 2019 Central Illinois Braggin’ Rights BBQ Cookoff KCBS division was Grant Basiliere of Gurnee competing as Que U. He received a cash prize ($1,500.00), trophy, and a Boos cutting board presented by Jr. Miss ALAH Regann Bowles, Little Miss ALAH Chloe Monts, and Miss ALAH Kyla Carson during the awards ceremony…

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First annual Arthur Central Illinois Bragging Rights Steak Cookoff

The first annual Arthur Central Illinois Bragging Rights Steak Cookoff (SCA) was held on Friday, Oct. 11, in downtown Arthur. The 28 teams that entered each paid a $100.00 entry fee and received two mouth-watering steaks to cook with only turning in one to be judged. Pictured is Bryan Luke, SCA representative; Doug Brown of…

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Atwood Woman’s Club Makes Donation to Red Cross

Atwood Woman’s Club made a donations to the Red Cross recently. Pictured are, Maralee Lyons, Edie Brandenburg, Bev Obert, Ellen Lynch, and Carolyn Sanders. The Atwood Woman’s Club held its meeting on Thursday, October 10 at the Atwood United Church. Ellen Lynch the Red Cross disaster coordinator for Douglas County talked about the work she…

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Local Residents Win Master Gardener Awards

Martha Smith, Horticulture Educator in Henry, Stark, Mercer and Rock Island Counties is pictured with the Bryant Cottage Teamwork Award members, Jane White, David White, and Mark Bradley. MONTICELLO – Area Master Gardeners were recently honored for their volunteer efforts at the Illinois Master Gardener Conference on September 6 in East Moline. David White, Piatt…

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Emma Fuqua Named BHS Student of the Month

Emma Fuqua was named Bement High School September Student of the Month. She is pictured with Ken Wright from the State Bank of Bement. Emma Fuqua was honored on October 10 as Bement High School September Student of the Month. Angie Corum, FACS teacher, commented, “Emma has been a wonderful asset to the FCCLA chapter.…

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Knights Football Picks Up Fifth Win with victory over S-V

ALAH’s Jack Martin #50 leads the way around the defense for Billy Fifer #32 on the way to the end zone in the game last Friday night against the Sangamon Valley Storm. Fifer had back to back to back tds in the first quarter. Also helping with the blocking are #53 Rene Juarez Cuevas and…

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ALAH Cross Country Takes Second in 18 team Cumberland Invite

The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond cross country team brought home the second place trophy from the Cumberland Invite. Pictured are the team members, front row, Emma Edwards, Justin Miller, Jacob Adcock, Connor Edmunds, Lyle Adcock, Layton Hall. Back row, Cade Hendrickson, Logan Beckmier, Jace Green. By SALLY McCARTHY For The Record-Herald/Graphic-Clarion The Arthur Lovington Atwood…

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ALAH Cross Country Senior Night

The Senior members of the 2019 ALAH Cross Country team were recognized before the game last Friday night. They included: Justin Miller son of Viola Gingerich and Harold Yoder and Cade Hendrickson son of Kathy and Timothy Hendrickson.

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Bement Middle School Cross Country Qualifies for IESA State Meet

Bement Middle School Bulldog cross country runners that qualified for the IESA State Cross Country meet that will be held next Saturday, October 19 at Maxwell Park in Normal. Race time is 10:15 a.m. Pictured are, (L to R) Evan Fogerson, Joe Schum, Cliff Strack, and Tyce Alumbaugh. Back row- Coach Andrew Brown, Will Fuson,…

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