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Hearts Connected In Arthur During Shelter In Place

By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer With all of us practicing social distancing and having to remain “Shelter in Place,” we have been forced to find creative ways to communicate. Even though for the most part, we are all indoors, we can communicate from the “inside-out,” – especially since we can still go outside to…

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Playground equipment, ball diamonds closed

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order the Arthur Grade School Playground, Eberhardt Playground Equipment Closed (Park Is Open For Walkers), All-Weather Track, Baseball Field at Jurgens Park and Public Restrooms at Arthur Parks are all closed. This is a measure to keep the community safe. Kim Gee photos

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ALAH Schools closed, but work continues behind the scenes

The kitchen staff at Atwood-Hammond Grade School has prepared and distributed over 2,000 meals the past two weeks. Pictured are Diane Czerwonka, Paula Bialeschki, Jorena Hammel and Judy Daugherty. Photo courtesy of Principal Kristin Nall By Doris Elmore Staff Writer The halls of the ALAH Schools are extremely quiet now, and the children aren’t playing…

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Atwood First Baptist Church Food Pantry Volunteers Prepares Food Boxes

The Atwood First Baptist Church food pantry volunteers worked diligently to fill boxes for needy families in the area. Pictured, left to right, are: Val Nelson, Leo Walker, Emma Bailliez, Kristina Moody, Shana Bailliez holding Hannah, and Hope Walker. Photo submitted By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Volunteers from the Atwood First Baptist Church were busy…

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Cerro Gordo Spreads Positivity Throughout the Community

Shelley, Zach, and Finley Braden pictured delivering meals. Submitted photo By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Since Schools were forced closed after March 16 in Illinois, and will more than likely remain closed for a while, the Cerro Gordo School district and community have gathered together to spread positivity throughout the community. While a majority of…

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Atwood Auxiliary Blood Drive Best Ever

It was a full house at the Atwood American Legion Red Cross Blood Bank on Thursday, March 26. A total of 44 pints of blood were donated. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Edie Brandenburg, chairperson of the Atwood American Legion Auxiliary Red Cross Blood Drive, was overjoyed with the number of people who braved the…

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ALAH Hosts Winter Sports Banquet

The Most Valuable Player for ALAH’s boys’ basketball team, Jamison Rocke and the Most Valuable Player for ALAH’s girls’ basketball team, Mackenzi Bowles hold their trophies of which their names will be engraved for the 2019-2020 season. Listed from left to right in accordance with award earned: Shae Slabaugh, Coaches Award; Kirsten Corum, Coaches Award;…

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A Parade of Love and Caring

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Kristin Nall, A-H Grade School/Jr. High Principal, organized a parade of teachers, school employees, Atwood Police Chief Rob Bross & Don Gerkin, bus driver, to drive around Atwood and Hammond on Monday. The signs on the cars, the waves and honking…plus the police siren, let the students and townspeople know…

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Arthur Christian School girls continue strong basketball legacy

On Tuesday, February 11, Peter Lee, the father of three boys that are part of the ACS family, died in a tragic accident in Oakland. His youngest son, James, is a seventh grader at ACS. His middle son, Peter, played basketball for ACS before graduating from high school last year. Peter was homeschooled. Arthur Christian…

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