Sarah Bush Lincoln Announces Updates to their facilities

Covid-19 Test Results Sarah Bush Lincoln has received 130 negative Covid-19 test results since testing began in mid-March. Two additional positive test results were received bringing its total positive Covid-19 test results to six. None have resided in Coles County and no Covid-19 patients are hospitalized at SBL. Staffing Sarah Bush Lincoln has implemented a…

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Douglas County Has Nine Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Douglas County Health Dept. Announces One Newly Confirmed Coronavirus Cases for Douglas County, IL The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) announces one newly confirmed case from a female in her 60’s. She tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Douglas County, IL. Public health officials are identifying and attempting to contact all close contacts for…

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Catherine J. McCumber

Catherine J. McCumber, 85, of Monticello, IL passed away at 7:32 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL Family graveside services will be held at the Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola, IL with Father Angel Sierra officiating. Catherine was born on March 31, 1934 in Tuscola, the daughter of Frank J. and…

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Colleen Weir

Colleen Weir, 90, formerly of Atwood, IL passed away on March 28, 2020 at Eberhardt Village in Arthur, IL. She was surrounded by her loving Eberhardt family. Born November 27, 1929, in Swanville, Minnesota, to Harley Earl and Anna Eileen (Roughton) Wildman, she spent her childhood in the rural Atwood area, swinging from grapevines, befriending…

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District discusses their plans during the COVID19 Pandemic

By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer Practicing their social distancing by sitting six feet away from each other, the ALAH School Board met Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm with the principals being absent. Before discussing the agenda, Darren Powell of Lovington who is on the Lovington Board of Trustees and serves with the Lovington ambulance,…

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Hearts Connected In Arthur During Shelter In Place

By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer With all of us practicing social distancing and having to remain “Shelter in Place,” we have been forced to find creative ways to communicate. Even though for the most part, we are all indoors, we can communicate from the “inside-out,” – especially since we can still go outside to…

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Playground equipment, ball diamonds closed

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order the Arthur Grade School Playground, Eberhardt Playground Equipment Closed (Park Is Open For Walkers), All-Weather Track, Baseball Field at Jurgens Park and Public Restrooms at Arthur Parks are all closed. This is a measure to keep the community safe. Kim Gee photos

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County fairs hurt financially by COVID-19 shutdowns

By Rebecca Anzel Capitol News Illinois Officials still hopeful the shows will go on this summer at county, state fairs. The social distancing guidelines that led Illinois county fairs to cancel off-season events on their grounds through the end of April is one part of a financial impact double-whammy, a trade official said. Many local…

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