Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Entertainers Through the Years

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Picture yourself standing in line at one of McKinney’s food stands and waiting to buy a large corn dog or lemon shake-up, munching on Culler’s French Fries, or eating one of the many items at Fat Jacks or the Arthur Woman’s Club stand, then you might be at the Moultrie-Douglas…

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Celebrating Arthur CUSD #305 2020 Retirees

Arthur CUSD #305 would like to thank and recognize our recent retirees. We want to wish them the best in their retirement. Thank you Ken Munds, Deb Flavin, Angie Romine, and Carla Poorman for your service and dedication to Arthur CUSD #305! Celebrating Mr. Ken Munds Arthur CUSD #305 would like to recognize and celebrate…

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Inside dining reopens at Judy’s Kitchen

Denise Roberts and Libby Wilhelm joke with a customer at Judy’s Kitchen in Cerro Gordo. The dining room reopened on Monday, June 29 for inside dining. Curbside pickup is still available. The restaurant is open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m. By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Ever since mid-March Judy’s Kitchen in Cerro Gordo has been closed…

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One-Way Street, Grass, House Numbers…Things to Ponder

Do Not Enter sign on Central Street in Atwood. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer To begin, Central Street in Atwood is a one-way street West from Main Street to Illinois Street. To those of you who might not know the name of the street, it is the one in front of the Municipal Building and…

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Chloe Smith, A-HGS, JH DARE Poster Winner

Chloe proudly shows off her large banner made from her winning poster. She is congratulated by Atwood Police Chief Rob Bross. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Chloe Smith, 6th grade student at Atwood-Hammond Grade School/Jr. High, had the winning poster in her 5th grade class in the local DARE poster contest held this past year.…

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Hope Welty Public Library bike parade

Hope Welty Public Library held a bike parade on Tuesday, June 23 for kids and Adults. We had a lot of cute decorated bikes. There were 11 kids and 2 adults that rode in the Parade. Everyone enjoyed a cold treat provided by the Library.

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Celebrating 40 Years In Business.

Celebrating 40 Years In Business. Bill Collins was surprised and honored with a plaque commemorating Collins Oil, LLC milestone (1980-2020) as a family owned and operated business last Thursday evening. Collins Oil, LLC is a three generation family owned business that includes Bill, Mike and Alex Collins. Bill purchased the fuel bulk delivery company from…

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OPENING DAY! The Arthur Park District was excited for the much anticipated opening of the Arthur Community Pool as well as having Big Al’s Shake-Ups on hand on Friday as we entered into Phase 4. The original plan was to offer three swim sessions but the Illinois Department of Health released new guidelines for swimming…

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Arthur Village Board begins discussions about annual Cheese Festival in spite of the pandemic

Village of Arthur’s newest Police Officer. Officer Matthew Soria has taken the state exam and passed and is now a certified law officer. He is also coming to the end of his field training. Soria was awarded his certificate by Police Chief Michael Goodman. Restaurants in Arthur begin to open back up By ARIANA R.…

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D.A.R.E. Poster Winners. Chief Mike Goodman is pictured with Sophie Monts and her winning poster that was made into a banner and displayed on the fence at the Arthur Grade School. Marissa Herschberger was the other winner from AGS but she was not available for a picture with her banner that is also on display.…

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