Park district working to prepare swimming pool to open May 27

By ROGER W. BONHAM Managing Editor Arthur Community Swimming Pool should be ready to open on Memorial Day, May 27, according to J.J. Carter, superintendent of Arthur parks. Fourteen lifeguards, including two head lifeguards, are ready to start, Carter told Arthur Community Park District Board of Commissioners on Monday evening The board approved a wage…

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A TRUE DAUGHTER

A TRUE DAUGHTER. Daughters of the American Revolution Stephen A. Douglas Chapter hosted a ceremony on Sunday, May 12, in Arthur Cemetery. A large group gathered for the dedication of a plaque marking Florinda Wood Martin’s grave as the burial place of a “true daughter” of the American Revolution. Martin’s father, Alexander Wood of Virginia,…

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District superintendent honored

Kenneth Schwengel, su­p­er­intendent of Arthur Community Unit School District 305, has been named the 2019 Superintendent of Distinction by his colleagues in the Illini Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). Schwengel was honored at an awards luncheon on May 9 in Springfield. State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala was the featured speaker where…

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ROMINE SIGNS WITH EIU.

ROMINE SIGNS WITH EIU. Austin Romine, a multi-sport standout athlete at Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School, signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track at Eastern Illinois University starting next fall. A large crowd of family, friends, teachers, and staff were on hand to congratulate him and wish him well. His…

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State Police cites driver who ran into Arcola school bus on Rte. 133

The driver of the vehicle that struck an Arcola School District bus carrying elementary students on Thursday, May 9, has been issued citations by the Illinois State Police. Korbin A. Barrett, 19, of Arcola was cited for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident in connection with the accident that…

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Harold C. Evans

Harold C. Evans, 85, of Tuscola passed away on Friday morning, May 10, 2019, at his residence. Funeral Services were held Monday morning, May 13, at Tuscola United Methodist Church with Rev. Terri Haas officiating. Burial was in Tuscola Township Cemetery. Visitation preceded the service on Monday at the church. Memorials were suggested to the…

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Shirley Ann Gibson

Shirley Ann Gibson, 81, of Arcola passed away at 5:23 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral services were held Friday evening, May 10, at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery at a later date. Visitation was held two hours before the funeral at…

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Alberta F. Schuman

Alberta “Tot” F. Schuman, 83, of Decatur died Saturday, May 4, 2019, at home with family. Services were held Thursday, May 9, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur. Visitation was held two hours prior to service time. Burial was in North Fork Cemetery. Family suggested memorials to be made to Breast Cancer Research. “Tot”…

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Mary Lee Warfel

Mary Lee Warfel, 81, of Arcola passed away in her home on May 11, 2019, with her family by her side. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, at Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main Street in Arcola. Dick Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will…

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Sandi Wirth

Sandi Wirth, 81, of Sullivan, passed away at 6:28 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019, in Mason Point, Sullivan. Celebration of Life services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, with Bob Vail officiating. Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Mattoon. Memorials are…

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