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Pritzker Administration Announces $58.1 Million Planned Investment in Construction Projects at the Historic Illinois State Fairgrounds

Pritzker Administration Announces $58.1 Million Planned Investment in Construction Projects at the Historic Illinois State Fairgrounds The multi-million dollar investment will address years of deferred maintenance SPRINGFIELD, IL – Excavators, bulldozers, and graters have converged on the Illinois State Fairgrounds as the Illinois Department of Agriculture kicks off a $58.1 million capital investment addressing years…

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FREEDOM CELEBRATION 2022…..SPECTACULAR!!

What a day filled with so many things as thousands rolled into Arthur on Saturday, June 25 for the annual Freedom Celebration. Festivities kicked-off with the Arthur Area Association of Commerce’s parade starting at 2 pm as hundreds of spectators lined the streets to see the always popular Belgian horse hitches (sponsored by Tri-County Welding),…

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Diamond Rio Heads the Entertainment the 91st Moultrie-Douglas County Fair

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Ninety-one incredible years of fun awaits you at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair July 5-9 at the fairgrounds in Arthur. It is earlier this year, and follows on the tail of July 4 celebrations, but it just means the festivities just keep on coming. With much excitement, the Moultrie-Douglas Fair Board…

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2022 MISS MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR QUEEN CONTESTANTS

2022 MISS MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR QUEEN CONTESTANTS. Vying for the title of 2022 Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen to be held on Tuesday, July 5 at 7:00 pm are (front row) Andrea Dehart, Atwood; Logan Streible, Atwood; reigning 2021 Miss Moultrie-Douglas Karis Hortin, Tuscola; and Mikayla Dunn, Tuscola. (Middle row) Kendall Burdick, Arthur; Layna Kapp,…

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2022 JUNIOR MISS MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS FAIR QUEEN CONTESTANTS

2022 JUNIOR MISS MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS FAIR QUEEN CONTESTANTS. Competing for the title of 2022 Junior Miss Moultrie-Douglas on Wednesday, July 6 beginning at 7:00 pm are (front row) Alyssa Adkins, Villa Grove; Emmalee Nall, Arthur; Wren Wall, Sullivan; and Kimberly Krutsinger, Arthur. (Middle row) Paislee Lorenzen, Paris; Ava Whitson, Tuscola; Shelbey Grimsley, Arthur; and Aymara Leal,…

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2022 LITTLE MISS MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR QUEEN CONTESTANTS.

2022 LITTLE MISS MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR QUEEN CONTESTANTS. Front row Zamara Leal, Arcola; Maelee Stirrett, Atwood; Logan McCumber, Villa Grove; Charlotte Duzan, Sullivan; Paisley Yoder, Arthur; Charlee Lenz, Gays; Emery Hill, Sullivan; and Brynley Liles-French, Bethany. Middle row Rylan Lake, Villa Grove; Isla Harriss, Tuscola; Whitley Fryman, Sullivan; 2021 Little Miss Moultrie-Douglas Quinn Chapman, Villa…

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Belgian Draft Horse Expo To Be Held In Arthur

The 2022 Belgian Draft Horse Expo will be held Friday, July 8 at the Steven and Levon Hostetler Farm located at 130 E CR 200 N Arthur starting at 3:30 p.m and on Saturday, July 9 the Expo moves to the Joseph Yoder Farm located at 211 E CR 200 N Arcola beginning at 9:00…

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John McGrath Family Named Parade Grand Marshals

The family of the late John McGrath will serve as this year’s parade Grand Marshals. Vietnam War Army Veteran John McGrath passed away on March 7 of this year. He is survived by his wife Jody McGrath, daughters Megan McGrath and Jennifer Greer, sons John Ryan McGrath, Christopher Greer and his wife Kristin, Andrew Greer…

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Happy Birthday America… Arthur’s Freedom Celebration June 25

The community of Arthur will play hosts for thousands of visitors on Saturday, June 25, as it holds the annual Freedom Celebration downtown and in Jurgens Park (the Moultrie-Douglas County fairgrounds). The celebration has two parts with a parade downtown and the Arthur Fireworks in the park south of the high school. The annual Freedom…

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CRUSIN’ THE COUNTRYSIDE

CRUSIN’ THE COUNTRYSIDE. A picture perfect day for the annual Amish Country Tractor Cruise held on Saturday, June 18 as riders went on a 46-mile picturesque drive through the Heart of Illinois Amish Country. They departed from Yoder’s Kitchen shortly after 8 am making two stops along the way. Cruise organizer Jim Fleming stated, “This…

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