BECKMIERS WIN AT STATE FAIR.

BECKMIERS WIN AT STATE FAIR. Beckmier Brothers from Atwood won Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the 2018 Illinois State Fair. Tanner Beckmier had the Reserve Grand Champion Ram. The Ram is a homegrown January Ram. They also exhibited the Champion Bred and owned Ewe with their late spring Ewe Lamb. The Yearling Ewe…

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BECKMIERS WIN AT STATE FAIR

BECKMIERS WIN AT STATE FAIR. Beckmier Brothers from Atwood won Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the 2018 Illinois State Fair. Ryker Beckmier exhibited the Grand Champion Southdown Ewe at the Illinois State Fair Junior ShowThey also exhibited the Champion Bred and owned Ewe with their late spring Ewe Lamb. The Yearling Ewe was…

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Mackville to host 6th annual bluegrass festival September 1 at The Great Pumpkin Patch

Mackville, a local bluegrass and gospel music band, will host the Sixth Annual Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, September 1, at The Great Pumpkin Patch south of Arthur. The festival features live music on stage from noon to 10 p.m. Five bands, including Mackville, will perform with each taking the stage during the…

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COLUMBARIA ERECTED AT ARTHUR CEMETERY.

COLUMBARIA ERECTED AT ARTHUR CEMETERY. A beautiful new structure was installed by Adams Memorials at the cemetery in June. A columbaria is a place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns (urns holding a deceased’s cremated remains). The term comes from the Latin “columba” meaning “dove.” With the increasing popularity of cremation,…

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Atwood authorities respond to residential fire on August 9

Black smoke and flames poured from an Atwood residence at 200 Eric Dr. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at approximately 6:52 p.m. Firemen from four departments were called to the scene to fight the fire. The Atwood Police Department and Atwood Fire Protection District responded to 200 Eric Dr. to investigate a structure fire on Thursday,…

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ROAD WORK IN ATWOOD

There was light at the end of the tunnel for road work on Main Street in Atwood. After a few weeks of major repair work, the road will be brand new. Ne-Co Asphalt Company of Charleston began laying asphalt on Monday morning, August 13. The asphalting should be completed by Tuesday. It has been an…

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Cerro Gordo Son of the American Legion 4th Annual Bird Run

Butch and Jeff Powers kick off the Cerro Gordo Son of the American Legion 4th Annual Bird Run with a short introduction. The Run is filled with 7 various stops each with games, available bathrooms, and parking for the vehicles. Any vehicle is allowed, but most drive golf carts. The proceeds all go to someone…

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Accidents really do happen

Accidents really do happen and one of the truck drivers hauling broken concrete from Main Street found that out the hard way last Thursday, August 9. The concrete is hauled to the stock pile at the sewer plant and the truck bed was still up and caught the power line pulling down two service poles…

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KNIGHTS SPORTING NEW UNIFORMS

The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond football team will be sporting a new look this year on the field. The new uniforms for the Knights were passed out to team members on Saturday. Pictured are Hunter Day (#50), Lance Mercer (#11), Isaac Ashenfelter (#75) and Caleb Nettles (#27). The Arthur Odd Fellows Lodge #742 contributed $6,000…

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