A TRUE DAUGHTER

A TRUE DAUGHTER. Daughters of the American Revolution Stephen A. Douglas Chapter hosted a ceremony on Sunday, May 12, in Arthur Cemetery. A large group gathered for the dedication of a plaque marking Florinda Wood Martin’s grave as the burial place of a “true daughter” of the American Revolution. Martin’s father, Alexander Wood of Virginia,…

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ROMINE SIGNS WITH EIU.

ROMINE SIGNS WITH EIU. Austin Romine, a multi-sport standout athlete at Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School, signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track at Eastern Illinois University starting next fall. A large crowd of family, friends, teachers, and staff were on hand to congratulate him and wish him well. His…

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Mike Martin donates historical books to Hope Welty Library

Mike Martin with his books at Hope Welty Public Library in Cerro Gordo. By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Former Middle School Teacher and Coach from Cerro Gordo with 43 years of service, Michael Martin, has now published and donated three books to the Hope Welty Public Library in Cerro Gordo. Martin has served as a…

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Cerro Gordo meets with new Piatt County Officer Skyler Sieving

Langon Evans shakes the hand of Piatt County Deputy Skyler Sieving during the meet and greet held at the Cerro Gordo Civic Center on May 9. By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Thursday evening, May 9, at the Cerro Gordo Civic Center and many throughout the village showed up to meet with the new police officer…

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Cerro Gordo Fire Protection District honors Shambaugh, trustees sworn in and officers elected

Prior to the monthly meeting of the Cerro Gordo Fire Protection District on Thursday, May 9 at the firehouse, Gary Shaffer presented retiring Trustee and Board President T.J. Shambaugh IV with a plaque that read: “In recognition of true, faithful, dedicated service as a trustee of the Cerro Gordo Fire Protection District from January 28,…

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Cerro Gordo Fire Protection District honors Shambaugh, trustees sworn in and officers elected

Gary Shaffer and Tyler Morganthaler with their certificates of election to the office of Trustee of the Cerro Gordo Fire Protection District for 6-year terms from Piatt County Clerk Jennifer Harper. They each received 278 votes.

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Cerro Gordo Fire Protection District honors Shambaugh, trustees sworn in and officers elected

Following the certification of the April 2, 2019 election results, the election of officers and appointment of the fire chief was held. Pictured is Dick Marvin, trustee; Tyler Morganthaler, secretary and trustee; Delbert Powell, Fire Chief; Sam Brandenburg, president; Gary Shaffer, treasurer; and Max Born, trustee.

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ROSE WELCOMES SHERIFFS TO CAPITOL

Rose welcomes sheriffs to Capitol. State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) meets with (from left to right) Josh Blackwell, Douglas County Sheriff; Mike Walker, DeWitt County Sheriff; and Chris Sims; Moultrie County Sheriff on May 1.

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Julie Glawe retires from Faith in Action…Leanne Griffin new Director

Julie Glawe, left, retired from Piatt County Faith in Action on May 8, after almost 21 years on the job. She is pictured with the new director Leanne Griffin. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Leanne Griffin has been hired as the new director of Faith in Action of Piatt County following the retirement of long-time…

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Thompson signs with the Shooting Sports team at Bethel University in McKenzie, TN

Madison Thompson of Hammond, a senior at Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School has signed with the Shooting Sports team at Bethel University in McKenzie, TN. Madison is the daughter of Steve and Tara Thompson of Monticello and Christy Arney and James Dean of Hammond. Madison has been a member of the Piatt County Midstate…

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