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Dinesh D’Souza guest speaker at Brad Halbrook’s Fundraiser

DINESH D’SOUZA SPEAKS IN ARTHUR. Best-selling author and influential thinker Dinesh D’Souza was the guest speaker at State Representative Brad Halbrook’s fundraiser held on Saturday, September 11 at Penn Station. The evening began with a VIP meet and greet at 5:00 p.m. followed by a catered meal from Pauly’s BBQ. Close to 325 were in…

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20th Anniversary of 9/11 Remembered on Saturday

Pictured are: Terry Ferchow, Legion commander, who played Taps; Michael Yoder, Willard Herschberger, Randy Rafferty, Steve Honn, Arthur fire department; Steve Jurgens and Bill Crane, Legion; Stephanie Poe, Arthur Ambulance; Justin Ray, Arthur Fire Department; and Jeremy Kauffman, Arthur Ambulance. Not pictured but also taking part were Dick Hein, Legion member, who played Echo Taps,…

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Sunnyside Mennonite Church looking forward to the future

Sunnyside Mennonite Church family. Jesus said, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And yes, He is certainly doing it. These words of truth will stand throughout eternity and nothing can change them. Jesus is speaking of a spiritual body, those He has called out and chosen…

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ISBE issues new guidance to schools for remote learning

The Illinois State Board of Education is preparing schools for the possibility of closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks and high quarantine numbers after some have already closed down due to a high number of students in quarantine. While school districts in our area say they’re glad they have this guidance now, they’re not planning to…

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CEREMONIAL FIRST CUTTING OF THE CHEESE

CEREMONIAL FIRST CUTTING OF THE CHEESE. Village President Rod Randall along with the 2020 A.L.A.H. royalty Emma Lee, Molly Appleby, and Kinsley Eads was given the honor of opening the 48th Annual Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival on Saturday, September 4. Miss Slice and Artie the Mouse were also on hand for the ceremony.

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21ST ANNUAL CHAMPION CHEESE EATERS.

21ST ANNUAL CHAMPION CHEESE EATERS. Top photo: Samantha Stewart of Arthur was the winner in the Junior Division of the Cheese Eating Nationals held on Saturday afternoon during the pouring rain at the 48th Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival. She is pictured in the center with 2020 Miss A.L.A.H. Emma Lee, Miss Slice, Artie the…

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CHEESE, CHEESE, AND MORE CHEESE

CHEESE, CHEESE, AND MORE CHEESE. Lori (Yoder) Graber and five-week old daughter Grace Graber along with Jenny Herschberger (employee) and John Yoder are pictured with 150-pound cheese wheel just prior to the first cutting on Saturday morning September 4. Lori & John are the children of Joseph and Julie Yoder who are part owners of…

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CHEESE CARVING WINNERS

CHEESE CARVING WINNERS. Miss Slice along with Molly Appleby, 2021 Jr. Miss Moultrie-Douglas/2020 Jr. Miss A.L.A.H., Kinsley Eads, 2020 Little Miss A.L.A.H.; and Emma Lee 2020 Miss A.L.A.H. are pictured with the winners of the carving contest that included Miah Malin of Arthur, 1st place; Thomas Powell from Lovington, 2nd place; and Lila Patinkin from…

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LIONS CLUB END OF SUMMER POOL PARTY

Arthur/Atwood Lions Club hosted an end of summer pool party for kids of all ages on August 14. Members provided 90+ hot dogs, chips, and drinks to those who attended. Everyone who attended had a great time. Lifeguards Austin Abercrombie, Emma Edwards, Alisha Frederick, Kendall Burdick worked the pool party. Lions Club member Tyler Houser…

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