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Melvin J. Yoder

Melvin J. Yoder, 79 years, 8 months and 18 days of Arthur, IL passed away at 1:24 P.M. on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the his residence, 18344 N CR 200 E in rural Arthur, IL. Bishop Ervin Eugene…

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Edward J. Schrock

Edward J. Schrock, 82 years and 25 days, of Arthur, IL passed away at 2:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, May 23, 2022 at the HCK West Building, one mile south of Arthur, IL. Bishop Larry R. Diener will officiate. Burial…

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Gary Dale Krummel

Gary Dale Krummel, 83 of Arthur, IL passed away at 9:46 P.M. on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Arcola Health Care Center. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the Arthur United Methodist Church, 128 East Illinois Street, Arthur, IL. Lyle Dorjahn will officiate. Burial will…

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Maren Bowyer Gallagher

Maren Bowyer Gallagher, of Bement, passed away on May 18, 2022 at 3:11 A.M., at St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Springfield. Private family services will be held. The Deacon Jim Brewer will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Ivesdale. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Springfield. Maren…

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Charles Kent Schmidt

Charles Kent Schmidt, 79, of Arthur, IL passed away at 4:45 P.M. on Monday, May 16, 2022 at his residence. To honor Kent’s wishes, no formal services will be held. A graveside service will be held at a later date. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting the family. Kent was born on April 8, 1943…

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Nucor to purchase C.H.I. in $3-billion deal

Nucor Corporation is buying Illinois-based C.H.I. Overhead Doors for $3 billion in a deal expected to close in June. In a news release on Monday, May 16, the Charlotte-based steel manufacturer said it has entered into an agreement to purchase C.H.I., manufacturer of residential sectional, commercial sectional, and rolling steel doors, from global private equity…

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SHEEP TO CLOTHING TO QUILTS

SHEEP TO CLOTHING TO QUILTS. The Illinois Amish Heritage Center hosted their first event of the 2022 season on Saturday, May 14. A pancake and sausage breakfast kicked off the morning followed by demonstrations such as sheep shearing, wool washing, spinning wheels, loom weaving, and quilt piecing. Other activities included chair caning and period crafts,…

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Arthur Community VBS is ready to cook up some fun for June 13-17

Getting back to the VBS we all know and love! Four area churches are collaborating to offer community wide Vacation Bible School being held at Arthur Mennonite Church on June 13-17 from 9:00-11:30am daily. This year’s “Food Truck Party” VBS invites children to pray as Jesus teaches in Matthew 6:11. These words serve as a…

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Official Arthur Fireworks glow-in-the-dark t-shirts available for purchase

The official 2022 Arthur Fireworks glow-in-the-dark t-shirts are available for purchase at the Arthur IGA, Dicks Pharmacy, and Yoder’s Kitchen. This year’s fireworks will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 25, in Jurgens Park (the fairgrounds). Onesies and shirts sizes are youth small through adults 3X and the cost is $20 each. All…

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Atwood Woman’s Club Flower Project

Saturday, May 14 members of the Atwood Woman’s Club planted flowers in the planters along Main Street in Atwood. Those who helped were Carolyn Sanders and her great granddaughter Keeley Simpson (pictured), along with Pam Simpson and Bev Obert. Planting and watering the flowers has been a summer project of the Woman’s Club for many…

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