Governor Revises Mitigation Plan

Governor Pritzker announced revisions to his mitigation plan earlier today.  Regions will be able to reopen indoor dining while they are under Tier 1 mitigations, but Tier 2 mitigations will still not allow indoor dining.  Only 3 regions in the state are moving back to Tier 2 which include region 1,2, and 5.   The…

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Noah B Helmuth

Noah B Helmuth, 96 of Harrisonburg, VA (formerly of Arthur, IL) passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, where he was a resident for the past eight years. Private family graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 in the Arthur Cemetery. Rev. Michael Loss will officiate. The…

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Michael R. Vannoy

Michael R. Vannoy 69, of Mt. Zion, passed away at 10:15 a.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021, in his residence. A private family service will be held at a later date. Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion is assisting the family with services. Memorials may be made in Michael’s memory to the Mt. Zion Assembly…

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Doris Ann Rozzell

Doris Ann Rozzell, 85, of Mt. Zion, passed peacefully into heaven, surrounded by her children, at home on January 8, 2020. Services and a celebration of her and Frank’s life will be announced after current restrictions are eased or ended. Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion is assisting the family with services. Doris was…

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Jerry Jean

Jerry Jean, 66 of Arcola, IL passed away at 1:56 P.M. on Friday, January 8, 2021 at his residence. Private family services will be held. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting. Jerry was born on June 19, 1954 in Decatur, IL. He was a son of Evelyn Mae Jean. He is survived by three children,…

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Phyllis Ann Meyer

Phyllis Ann Meyer, 80, formerly of Dalton City, IL passed away at 10:00 p.m., Sunday January 10, 2021, at the Walnut Creek Senior Living Campus, Kettering, Ohio. A private family funeral service will be held at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion, IL. Burial will be in La Place Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolence messages may be sent…

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Students Maleah Roberts and Kaiden Morfey selected to play in ILMEA

2014 was the last time a choir student was selected By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer Many students with musical interests start their musical education at a young age. In our local area, that usually begins around the fifth grade. It takes years of practice and developing techniques to reach the levels that many of…

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Author Crumrin Guest Speaker At Rotary.

Author Crumrin Guest Speaker At Rotary. Dennis Crumrin, Zion Zoo stories author, shared his journey to becoming a recently published author at the Arthur Rotary meeting on Thursday. Growing up on a farm near West Union, his family moved around as his dad was a teacher and he received his barber’s license before he even…

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IHSA Update Following Meeting With IDPH

Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Executive Director Craig Anderson, members of the IHSA staff, and Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) staff members met virtually with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Deputy Governor Jesse Ruiz, and IDPH Chief of Staff Justin DeWitt on the evening of January 6, 2021. “We appreciate…

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