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Annual Freedom Celebration to be held June 29

By ROGER W. BONHAM Managing Editor The community of Arthur will put out the “Welcome Mat” for thousands of visitors on Saturday, June 29, as it hosts the annual Freedom Celebration downtown and in Jurgens Park (the fairgrounds). The celebration has two parts, a parade and flea market downtown and The Arthur Fireworks and festival…

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“Something for everyone”; Horse Progress Days 2019 comes to Arthur

A huge crowd packed the arena area to enjoy Jason Goodman’s superb riding and horsemanship skills with his team Percheron Thunder. The crowd for the Breed Presentation shows both Friday and Saturday were large and enthusiastic. Kent A. Stock photo By Kent A. Stock Staff Writer Twenty-six years ago, the very idea of holding a…

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LET FREEDOM RING; Arthur set to celebrate in a BIG way June 29!

The village of Arthur, set on the Moultrie-Douglas County line in the heart of Illinois Amish Country is used to hosting large numbers of visitors.  The celebration planned for Saturday, June 29, however, might just be the biggest yet combining the community’s annual Freedom Celebration Parade and the largest fireworks display in central Illinois. This…

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