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Mt. Zion’s Ethan Parker Awarded the Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award

By EDEN CROTHERS, Editor Ethan was awarded the Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award from the Macon County Community Foundation for 2020. They recognized his work with his foundation, The 217WBCLassic.  The Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award recognizes service by an individual under age 40 who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of…

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Jesse White Announces Closure of Driver Services Facilities from Nov. 17 until Dec. 7, 2020, Due to Worsening COVID-19 Pandemic

Driver’s licenses and ID card expirations will be extended until June 1, 2021 White encourages online renewal options CDL facilities remain open for truck drivers Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing Driver Services facilities statewide will be closed to the public for in person transactions effective Tuesday, Nov. 17 and will reopen on…

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Mt. Zion Homecoming Court 2020

Mt. Zion High School still made Homecoming week fun and special for students despite COVID-19 restrictions.  The following students were named to the Homecoming Court last week: Rosie Ellison, Caitlyn Maley, Lauren Kyburz, Myia Floyd, Ashlyn Clark (on computer screen), Andi Caldez, Alexis Wallace, Francis Velasco, Logan Shumaker, Zach Fenton and Mekhi Adams. King and Queen:…

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Sermon on the “Mount”.

Sermon on the “Mount”. Lessons for life and leadership from the language of the horse was presented by Dr. Lew Sterrett, the Horse Whisperer, from Anadarko, Oklahoma as a great crowd was in attendance on a beautiful but cool fall Friday evening. For over 30 years Sterrett has combined his expertise as a professional horse…

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Voting Information for 2020 Election – Macon County

By EDEN CROTHERS, Editor Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is the next General Election Registration Deadlines: By Mail: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 In Person: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Online: Sunday, October 18, 2020 Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 days before…

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Illinois Amish Heritage Center Board cancels Steam Threshing Days

The 2020 Steam Threshing Days at the Illinois Amish Heritage Center located nine miles west of Arcola and three miles east of Arthur have been cancelled. The event was set for July 31 and August 1 and was cancelled by the Board of Directors of the Illinois Amish Heritage Center. The cancellation came about amid…

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ALAH Hosts Winter Sports Banquet

The Most Valuable Player for ALAH’s boys’ basketball team, Jamison Rocke and the Most Valuable Player for ALAH’s girls’ basketball team, Mackenzi Bowles hold their trophies of which their names will be engraved for the 2019-2020 season. Listed from left to right in accordance with award earned: Shae Slabaugh, Coaches Award; Kirsten Corum, Coaches Award;…

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