Village of Arthur officers sworn in for the 2021-2022 season

Village of Arthur Board Members took the “Oath of Office” at the May 3 board meeting. Pictured from left to right, Village President Rod Randall, Trustees Matt Bernius, Mike Hilgenberg, Dave Tiffan, Jim Fleming, Christy Miller and Justin Ray. 61911 area code had only a tenth of its residents vaccinated for COVID19 through mid April…

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Arthur Library Summer Reading Club

Arthur Public Library will be hosting a Summer Reading Club this year and would like to invite all K-5 students to join. Programs will be held outside and all activities will be guided by library staff. As per CDC guidelines, we are not requiring mask use at our outdoor programs. However, please keep in mind…

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Thomas Leon Kopp

Thomas Leon Kopp, 71, of Decatur, IL., passed away at 1:55 P.M., on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M., on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement, IL. The Rev. Marsha Frederick will officiate. Memorial contributions can be made to…

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Arthur CUSD hires new grade school principal at special board meeting

On Thursday, May 6 the Arthur School board held a special meeting at 6:00 p.m. relating to personnel. Andrew Peralta was hired by the board and received a 3-year contract as the new Arthur Grade School Principal. He will be replacing current Arthur Grade School Principal Sage Hale who resigned at the March 18 school…

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Memorial Day Breakfast, Services in Atwood May 31

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer The Men’s Fellowship of the United Church of Atwood, 210 N. Main St., will host a Memorial Day breakfast on Monday, May 31, from 8:30-10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. The breakfast is open to the public and the cost is by donation. Proceeds will be given to the…

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Cerro Gordo Village Board Meets and Discusses New Possible Board President

By CHRISTY JANKOWSKY Staff Writer During the April Municipal elections, no one ran for Mayor. Two new trustees were elected: Nick Hyde and Penny Snokes, but the board is once again without an elected Mayor. During the next meeting they will choose a temporary interim board President. Trustee Jim Henderson was approached by current Board…

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Handley Honored.

Handley Honored. The Cerro Gordo American Legion Post #117 honored Kenneth “Wayne” Handley, Jr for his 50 years of membership on Thursday, March 18 at their regular meeting. Post Commander Garry Zachary is pictured presenting Handley with his certificate. Wayne was one of the first to be a part of the Selective Service lottery to…

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Douglas County Farm Bureau donates books to area libraries

Pictured is Marsha Burgener, director Atwood-Hammond Public library and Ericka Crist, Douglas County ag literacy coordinator. In recognition of March being National Agriculture month, the Douglas County Farm Bureau recently donated three books to area and school libraries. “Lincoln Clears a Path”, written by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Stacy Innerst reflects upon the actions…

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Football, Soccer and Volleyball Athletes Honored at Athletic Awards Night

Pictured are the Lincoln Prairie All Conference selections from Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond’s football and volleyball teams for the 2021 season. Front row: Finn Davison, Jamison Rocke, Charley Condill, and Michaela Powell. Back row: Morgan Cotton, Austin Abercrombie, Brayden Fay, Jack Martin, Kaden Feagin and Aaron Likens. By SALLY McCARTHY Sports Writer On Saturday, May…

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