Holiday Open House

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Arthur Community Bank celebrated its annual open house Saturday morning, December 2. Carol Randall, bank manager, and her staff gave away calendars and other items to customers. One of the popular stations at the bank during the event was the punch and cookie table (above) where Randall is serving punch to Denny…

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Lions Club Donation

LIONS DONATE. Chris Mast of Arthur Lions Club presents Roger Kauffman of Arthur Volunteer Fire Department a check for $250 for the firemen’s Food and Toy Program. Mast presented the check on Saturday morning, November 25, during the fire department’s Fill the Boot campaign at the intersection of Vine and Illinois streets. The Food and…

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Breakfast with Santa

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus made their second visit to Arthur during the holiday season on Saturday morning, December 2, for the annual Breakfast With Santa sponsored by Arthur Woman’s Club and Arthur Area Association of Commerce. Around 100 children and parents came to the event held at Yoder’s Kitchen. One of…

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Breakfast with Santa

Lilah Ellis, 5, (green shirt) and Brady Ellis, 7, (standing) of Atwood have breakfast with their family during the Breakfast With Santa event Saturday morning at Yoder’s Kitchen. Lilah told Santa she wants a Barbie doll, and Brady listed a race track and cars on his list. The event was held from 8:30 to 10:30.…

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Andrea Robinson hired as Accountant/Treasurer for Village of Atwood

Andrea Robinson, left, has been hired as the new Accountant/Treasurer for the Village of Atwood. She is shown with Connie England who is retiring after 35 years in this position. Connie has done an outstanding job for the village. Andrea Robinson of Atwood began her new position as Accountant/Treasurer for the Village of Atwood on…

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Countdown to Illinois Bicentennial.

The Village of Atwood held a special flag raising ceremony on Monday, December 4 at noon. Governor Rauner asked Illinois Counties and Municipalities to hold this special Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony to kickoff the state’s 200th anniversary. The Illinois Bicentennial is a yearlong celebration as several events will continue throughout the year leading up to…

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Christmas on the Hill

Emerson Sheets, 3 years old of Cerro Gordo, had Santa’s ear bent as he softly gave him his list for Christmas this year on Saturday at the Cerro Gordo American Legion Home. Several children got the opportunity to visit with Santa and everyone received a bag of goodies compliments of the American Legion Auxiliary.

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Christmas on the Hill

Santa stops in Cerro Gordo for an early visit. Making his debut at the Christmas on the Hill parade was Santa and his cute elves. Sponsored by the Cerro Gordo American Legion Auxiliary #117, he visited and heard many of the children’s lists and was treated to lunch before making the trip back to the…

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Christmas in Hammond

Christmas in Hammond was held on Saturday December 2 at the Community Building 2017 Little Miss ALAH Bentley Parsons, 2017 Junior Miss ALAH Hunter Carson and 2017 Miss ALAH Kayla Hodge are pictured with the jolly old elf and his helper. According to Santa these young ladies are on the NICE list. We agree! Photo…

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Santa visits Hammond

Everyone enjoyed the Hammond Community Boosters at the Community Building on Saturday, December 2. Crafts and other activities were available for the young and young at heart. Refreshments were served and, of course, Santa and helpers were there to take those wish lists! The group of “reindeer” pictured are (clockwise from front left): Sydny Strong,…

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