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TIF Request approved to Amish Country Heirlooms

Public Works to begin seeking bids to resurface East Illinois Street By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer The Arthur Village Board approved a TIF grant request by Amish Country Heirlooms at their most recent board meeting. Some of the improvements that need to be done include reskinning the side of the building, replastering and repainting…

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ARTHUR GRADE SCHOOL SPELLING BEE WINNERS

ARTHUR GRADE SCHOOL SPELLING BEE WINNERS. The AGS Spelling Bee was held last Wednesday with 12 students from 4th-8th grades qualifying to compete. Pictured are winners 1st place Ella Oye, 7th grade; 2nd place Trinity Schrock, 4th grade; 3rd place Cameron McGill, 8th grade; and alternate Laila Sanchez, 6th grade. The winning word that Ella…

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ARTHUR HOMES HOST OPEN HOUSE.

ARTHUR HOMES HOST OPEN HOUSE. Well over 80 people from Arthur, Arcola, Decatur, and several other surrounding communities along with city officials were in attendance this past Saturday at Arthur Homes located on Rhema Drive. The 32-unit development still under construction, includes a mix of one, two, and three bedrooms options and features an attached…

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ARTHUR HOME PIANO FUND DONATION

ARTHUR HOME PIANO FUND DONATION. The Arthur Community Foundation recently contributed $2,000 to the Arthur Home Piano Fund to help purchase new pianos for both the Arthur Home and Eberhardt Village. The “Arthur Home Piano Fund” was established by the Arthur Ministerial Association at the State Bank of Arthur to facilitate creating meaningful connections with…

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Arthur School Board approves to seek bids for high school track repair

District receives $53,840 Emergency Connectivity Grant By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer “The track is not in good shape. It is beyond repair and beyond “sticking on bandaids on it,” Superintendent Cheek said at the most recent Arthur Board of Education meeting. Cheek informed the board that the district had two options in repairing the…

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Local Teen Found Dead January 20 on Central Street

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer The Village of Atwood has had two tragedies of young people recently, Karen Fennessy on December 23, 2022 and Eian Urban on January 20, 2023. The loss of these residents, one 20 years old and one 19, is upsetting to everyone. Whether you knew them or not, it is difficult…

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50th Anniversary Recognition of Cerro Gordo Basketball Teams

TWO BRONCOS TEAMS RECOGNIZED. A special celebration was held last Tuesday evening at the boys home basketball game honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1972-1973 and 1973-1974 Cerro Gordo High School boys basketball team and the CGB Broncos team of 2021-2022 that broke their record which stood for 48 years. Pictured is (Front row) Colin…

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BRONCOS BRING HOME 2nd PLACE

BRONCOS BRING HOME 2nd PLACE. The 2023 Lincoln Prairie Conference Tournament, hosted by Cumberland High School took place January 14-21. Pictured with their trophy following the presentation is Assistant Coach Diann Durbin, Assistant Coach Jason Navratil, Gabby Block, Hunter Malone, Bailey Walter, Haylei Simpson, Reese Brunner, Caroline Hill, Skye Tieman, Erin Rogers, Haley Garrett, Morgan…

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BRYAN SMITH SWORN IN

SMITH SWORN IN AS DISTRICT 1 ZONE DIRECTOR FOR THE TOWNSHIP CLERKS ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS. Pictured is Long Creek Township Clerk Bryan E. Smith being sworn in and congratulated as District 1 Zone Director for the Township Clerks Association of Illinois. Smith was elected as a Zone 1 Director for the organization last November at…

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Mackville Benefit Concert At Sunnyside Mennonite Church

After a devastating fire in 2021, Sunnyside Mennonite Church has rebuilt and Mackville is hosting a benefit concert on Sunday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. to help purchase hymnals for the church. A love offering will be taken. Sunnyside Mennonite Church is located at 477 IL Rt 133, Arcola, IL (Rt 133 Near Chesterville, Between…

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