Nettles advances to state

By KENT A. STOCK Staff Writer Kenli Nettles was entered in four events and ran away with four first-place finishes. Her points, as well as a few others from her teammates, led Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond to a fifth-place at the IHSA Class 1A Sectional hosted by Central A&M. Nettles will run at the IHSA…

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Mike Martin donates historical books to Hope Welty Library

Mike Martin with his books at Hope Welty Public Library in Cerro Gordo. By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Former Middle School Teacher and Coach from Cerro Gordo with 43 years of service, Michael Martin, has now published and donated three books to the Hope Welty Public Library in Cerro Gordo. Martin has served as a…

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Arthur’s Schwengel named ‘Superintendent of Distinction’

Kenneth Schwengel, superintendent of Arthur CUSD #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 May 9 in Springfield. State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala was the featured speaker, where 21 IASA regional Superintendents…

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Pastor Lanny Faulkner to speak at Atwood Memorial Day Services

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Lanny Faulkner, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atwood, will be guest speaker for Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 27, at Mackville Cemetery, west of Atwood. The services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Others participating in the services will be: Patriotic Music: Bill and Mitch Fleming; Legion…

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Poppy Days Set for May 17, 18 in Atwood

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Annual Poppy Days is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. At that time, you will see Atwood American Legion Auxiliary, James Reeder Post #770 members at strategic areas in town with small red poppies. For a donation, you will receive a poppy with information explaining the meaning…

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Cerro Gordo meets with new Piatt County Officer Skyler Sieving

Langon Evans shakes the hand of Piatt County Deputy Skyler Sieving during the meet and greet held at the Cerro Gordo Civic Center on May 9. By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Thursday evening, May 9, at the Cerro Gordo Civic Center and many throughout the village showed up to meet with the new police officer…

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ROSE WELCOMES SHERIFFS TO CAPITOL

Rose welcomes sheriffs to Capitol. State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) meets with (from left to right) Josh Blackwell, Douglas County Sheriff; Mike Walker, DeWitt County Sheriff; and Chris Sims; Moultrie County Sheriff on May 1.

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