TRACTOR CRUISE. Around 150 tractors rumbled by Eberhardt Village and The Arthur Home Saturday morning at the beginning of the Ninth Annual Amish Country Tractor Cruise. Some even pulled into the parking lot wear about 12 residents sat to watch the tractors and wave at the drivers. This year’s route took drivers through Douglas, Piatt,…

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BASEBALL AWARDS. The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School baseball team held their awards banquet on Sunday, June 3, at the Vine Street Christian Church. Three players were selected for honors from their teammates: Wyatt Schlabach, Most Valuable Teammate; Waylon Schlabach, Team Leader Award; and Marcus Vanausdoll, Most Valuable Player. Photo was submitted.

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Atwood Legion Officers

Atwood American Legion James Reeder Post #770 new officers took over their duties on June 1. New officers include: Commander Ken Caraway, Vice Commander Howard Kamm, Adjutant Steve Vollmer and Chaplain Art Urban.

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Atwood Main Street Project Begins.

Atwood Main Street Project Begins. At long last work began last week on the Atwood Main Street Project by Feutz Construction of Paris. The Atwood Village Board is excited about this project which will make a vast improvement to Main Street. The board asks that everyone please slow down and have patience with this ongoing…

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Raising The Flag

Cerro Gordo American Legion Post #117 members Terry Marvin and Garry Zackery prepare to raise the new flags at the Piatt County Fairgrounds as Flag Day ceremonies were held on June 14 at the fairgrounds in conjunction with kicking off the 2018 Piatt County Fair which ran June 14-17.

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Cerro Gordo Junior and Senior High renovation and addition

The Cerro Gordo Junior and Senior High renovation and addition is moving along. Pictured are the new steps and drop off. Soon, this will be the new entrance to the unit office and the entrance for musicals, plays, and more in the auditorium. This will not be the main entrance for students and visitors. More…

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Cerro Gordo Track Demolition

David Miller from Byrne & Jones stated they will have the demolition of the old Cerro Gordo High School track completed sometime next week. Pictured is of the demolition to prepare for the High Jump. It will be a 50 foot semi circle, regulation size. Other track events and more to be completed: Long Jump,…

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Atwood American Flag Burning Ceremony

Participating in the flag burning ceremony are legion members, left to right, Ken Caraway, Howard Kamm, Maurice Bolt, Jim McCollum, Steve Vollmer, George Logsdon, Bob Mauck, Donald Swartz and Art Urban. Photo by John Terril. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Several members of the Atwood American Legion James Reeder Post #770 held the annual flag…

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9th Annual Amish Country Tractor Cruise

The 9th Annual Amish Country Tractor Cruise with over 150 tractors from 8 different states makes its way on Don Ryan Street in Hammond on Saturday afternoon, June 16. The route this year took the cruise through or near Chesterville, Bourbon, Garrett, Atwood, Hammond and Voorhies. There was a rest stop at Harris Agricultural Museum…

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Explorers at the United Church of Atwood VBS found exploring God’s Word and Gold’s World a lot of fun

Fun at United Church of Atwood Vacation Bible School. Photo courtesy of Jim Cullison By Doris Elmore Staff Writer A large crowd of local youth attended the United Church of Atwood Vacation Bible School June 11-15. “Let’s Go Exploring” was the theme of this year’s VBS with the church decorated like the jungle, complete with…

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