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State awards $489,000 in federal funds for two Douglas County tourism sites

August 2, 2022

Illinois Amish Heritage Center located between Arthur and Arcola. Steam Threshing Days are scheduled for Aug. 5–6. Friday’s event is 9 a.m. till 8 p.m. and Saturday is 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. A variety of animals can be seen during the drive-through tour at Aikman Wildlife Adventure, rural Arcola. File photo by David Porter.…

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Speed Awareness Day Campaign a Success for Atwood Police

August 2, 2022

Why do people drive with a suspended license? In addition to the suspended license and speeding, this gal was not wearing a seat belt. It sure makes for a bad day. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Speed Awareness Day was held on Wednesday, July 27, and the Atwood Police Department joined law enforcement officers from…

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Tug Wilson biography to debut in hometown release

August 2, 2022

Two years after helping erect an historical marker to Atwood’s nearly-forgotten son, author Vanessa Curry is set to release a biography honoring Kenneth L. “Tug” Wilson. “A Gold Medal Man,” follows Wilson’s childhood in Atwood to becoming an Olympic competitor in 1920; his career as an athletic director, Big Ten commissioner and U.S Olympic committee…

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Kids receive first aid lessons to stop bleeding

August 2, 2022

Bement Firefighter/First Responder Kiersten Rogers is shown teaching the children how to care for her “leg injury”. Photos courtesy of Katelyn Rogers Children signed up for the “Stop the Bleed” class that was held Friday, July 22 at the Bement Firehouse. This class was open to children entering Kindergarten thru fifth grade. Hosted by Bement…

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Back to School Bash.

August 2, 2022

Back to School Bash. The First Baptist Church of Atwood held their annual “Back to School Bash” on Sunday evening, July 31 with inflatables, games, free hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages. This event draws a large crowd with kids and adults having a great time. The church gave away $3,000 of free school supplies…

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ALAH Cross Country Runs The River in Terre Haute

August 2, 2022

The ALAH girls cross country team is shown here prior to the start of the Wabash Valley Running Club’s Annual Twilight River Run. From left to right, are Lindsay Rohacs, Emma Jones, and Emma Edwards, the veterans of the team. Evanger Wiley, Ruby Burton, Kimberly Krutsinger and Grace Romine were running in their first ever…

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Marcus & Steve Otto throwing out the first pitch.

August 2, 2022

Marcus & Steve Otto throwing out the first pitch. On Saturday, July 30, the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes baseball team held a tribute night for team member Lucas Otto who passed away earlier this summer. His younger brother, Marcus and his dad, Steve were given the honor of throwing out the first pitch before the start…

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Lucas Otto number retirement

August 2, 2022

Lucas Otto number retirement. At the end of the third inning at the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes game the announcer directed everyone’s attention to the left field area and said,”Springfield Lucky Horseshoes’ pitcher Lucas Otto passed away on June 30. Lucas was from nearby Arthur and was in the midst of his second season in Springfield.…

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ROSENBERY INDUCTED AS NEW LION.

July 26, 2022

ROSENBERY INDUCTED AS NEW LION. Lion Mark Krutsinger, Membership Chair, inducted new Lion Justin Rosenbery at the Club’s May 19, 2022, meeting. Pictured are Krutsinger, Rosenbery, and Lion Tyler Houser, Justin’s sponsor.

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YODER INDUCTED AS NEW LION.

July 26, 2022

YODER INDUCTED AS NEW LION. At its April 21, 2022, meeting, the Arthur Atwood Lions Club inducted Vera Yoder as a new Lion. Pictured are Lion Mark Krutsinger, Membership Chair; new Lion Vera Yoder; and Lion Jennifer Perrine, Club President and Vera’s sponsor.

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