Mahomet principal hired to be District 305 superintendent

Arthur Community Unit School District 305 Board of Education hired Shannon Cheek of Mahomet to take over as district superintendent on July 1. With the new superintendent, above, are his daughter, Raegan, and his wife, Kim. Photo by Roger W. Bonham By ROGER W. BONHAM Managing Editor Shannon Cheek of Mahomet, formerly of Bement, will…

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HELPING A NEIGHBOR

HELPING A NEIGHBOR. A large crowd kept the food line and tables full on Saturday, April 13, during the Larry and Ruby Schrock Family benefit held at the Arthur Christian School. The event had many activities to offer for all ages and interests including face painting, cake/pie walk, free throw competition, music courtesy of The…

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Pork Producers name Pauly’s BBQ winner of ‘Pulled Pork Madness’

Left to right: John Titus with baby Phillip, Pat and Phil Titus, and owners of Pauly’s BBQ, Sarah and Paul Kuhns and their daughter, Meghan Kuhns. Photo was submitted. Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) launched a new contest on Facebook to bring awareness to the best pulled pork sandwiches in the state. Much like the…

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Cheek will be next superintendent at CUSD 305

Arthur Community Unit School District 305 Board of Education hired Shannon Cheek of Mahomet to take over as district superintendent on July 1. With the new superintendent, above, are his daughter, Raegan, and his wife, Kim. Photo by Roger W. Bonham By ROGER W. BONHAM Staff Writer Shannon Cheek of Mahomet, formerly of Bement, will…

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From Easter Egg Lane to Harvey; celebrating Easter in Bement

Several members of the Lifesavers Club at Bement High School served as the construction workers setting up Easter Egg Lane in Bement. The community’s festive holiday display along Macon Street was put together last Saturday and will be on display through the coming weekend. Pictured are front row: Ellie Shonkwiler and Tatum Auth. Back row:…

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May The Cure Be With You!

May The Cure Be With You! Joey Kretsinger is a junior at Cerro Gordo High School who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is currently undergoing treatments to cure the disease. Students at Cerro Gordo Elementary School, Cerro Gordo Jr./Sr. High School and others in the community have been working together to raise funds…

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Welcome high school sports fans to the Lincoln Prairie Conference

By Kent A. Stock Staff Writer In December 2017, fifteen of the nineteen members in the Little Okaw Valley Conference voted to leave the league for the 2019 – 2020 school year. It was always known that this group would form a new conference only the name was in question. The four schools remaining in…

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$500 check from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative

Bement High School Principal Doug Kepley (left) and Andrew Brown, Bement Schools Tech Director and BHS Business and Tech teacher are shown with a $500 check from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative. The “Empowering Education Grant” is designed to help fund projects that will inspire and benefit students. The grant money will be used in Mr.…

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Spring Fling a Success

Spring Fling a Success. A great time was had by all at the Atwood-Hammond Area Associations of Church’s Spring Fling Sunday, April 7. An evening of great food and fun was had by the 45 plus attendees from the four churches. Those who came were asked to wear their Easter Bonnet. Sixteen men, women and…

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National Craft Month was celebrated at the Atwood-Hammond Library

National Craft Month was celebrated at the Atwood-Hammond Library during March with a craft display and craft contest. Reva Mulholland received 1st place for her drawing of a deer. Emma Jones was awarded 2nd place for her drawing of a lady, and 3rd place for her dog painting. The girls received a Hobby Lobby gift…

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