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Janet Marie Jones

Janet Marie Jones, 79, of Atwood, IL passed away at 8:33 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2022 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2022 at the Humboldt Cemetery, Humboldt, IL with Rev. Mike Drake officiating. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, September 25, 2022 at…

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Kathleen Valgene Whitted

On March 10, 1950 Arthur “Buck” and Jean (Hughes) Whitted welcomed their first child, a pretty little girl that they named Kathleen Valgene. Kathy grew up on a farm and became involved with 4-H showing Milking Shorthorn cattle and also sewing projects at the area fairs. Kathy possessed an artsy talent which included painting, ceramics,…

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Edwin Kuhns

Edwin Kuhns, age 67, of Sullivan, IL passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 22, 2022, following a 2-year cancer journey. Ed was born January 10, 1955, in Tuscola, IL. He was the son of Menno and Alma (Kauffman) Kuhns. He married Leona Yoder on June 26, 1982. He will be lovingly remembered…

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GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY.

GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY. Vi Gingerich owner of Serenity Salt Therapy spoke to the Arthur Rotary Club about how the idea of bringing salt therapy to Arthur came about. She explained all the services at her location and the benefits of each. Some of the services offered are the Salt Therapy Booth, Salt Therapy Bed,…

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Atwood Community Rallies Around Bobbi Parsley and Family

Bobbi Renshaw Parsley with gift basket given to her by the United Church of Atwood. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer “It takes a village,” is a statement you hear many times when family, friends, neighbors and townspeople band together to help a family in need. That is what happened on Saturday, September 10, when Bobbi…

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Mt. Zion homecoming starts this week

The 2022 Mt. Zion homecoming king and queen nominees from left to right in their pairs: Seniors Weston Grohne and McKenna Crawford, Gabe Vanderlaan and Allison Bradford, Audrey Bradford and Genti Veliu and Tia Veale and Kyle Hensley. By BLAKE FAITH Staff Writer The Mt. Zion high school homecoming week is back this week September…

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Atwood Man Arrested in Domestic Dispute, Piatt County Officer Fires Gun

Police investigating a domestic dispute in the 300-block of North Missouri Street in Atwood. Illinois State Police are investigating an incident involving an officer discharging his firearm after a Piatt County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a domestic disturbance. At approximately 1:54am, on September 17, 2022, the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a…

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ALAH Cheerleaders inviting community to decorate for homecoming

Homecoming Sign Making on September 28: The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School Cheerleaders are inviting all of our communities to come together to make this the BEST Homecoming yet! All community members are invited to attend a Spirit Sign Making Event on Wednesday, September 28 from 6-8PM. These signs will be used to decorate…

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Heather Skinner steps down as Douglas County coroner

Heather Skinner and Lisa Edwards Lisa Edwards appointed to fill out term By Dominik Stallings Heather Skinner resigned as Douglas County Coroner Sept. 1. Lisa Edwards, former Chief Deputy Coroner took over the position until the end of Skinner’s term, which ends in two years. Skinner said she decided to resign because of upcoming family…

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