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ALAH Food Pantry Receives donation

The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond Knight’s Table received a two fold gift from MasterBrand. The school which has a food pantry also supplies 2 tables in different hallways with snacks for the students to have throughtout the day. The donation from MasterBrand included fresh fruit consisting of apples, organes and bananas. The staff at MasterBrand…

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MTZ Swingsations hosted 40th Midwest Invitational

By Blake Faith Staff Writer The Mt. Zion Midwest Invitational celebrated its 40th year last weekend as one of the top competitions in the Midwest. Hosted by the Mt. Zion Swingsations, this event draws show choirs from across the country each year. Competing groups had the opportunity to perform in the high school’s 1500 seat…

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Operation Hope running full speed in helping others

by Doris Elmore Staff Writer Stacy Welch keeps her daughter Shalynn’s memory alive with many activities through Shalynn’s Hope, Inc. They are always looking for ways to help those who live in the surrounding communities. Three years ago, Shalynn’s Hope began working with a group of high schoolers from ALAH, Arcola and Tuscola. They were…

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Hortin in State Queen Pageant

Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen, Karis Hortin, will be one of 71 young ladies competing for Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Title at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield the weekend of January 14-16, 2021. Karis’s interview portion will be held on Friday, January 14. Her preliminary—which consists of speech, swimsuit, and evening gown–will be…

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Lake Fork United Church of Christ Christmas Nativity Walk held in Dec.

by Doris Elmore Staff Writer Members of the Lake Fork United Church of Christ made Christmas extra special for the community this year with the Christmas on the Prairie Nativity Walk at their church, 3 miles north of Atwood, on Sunday, December 12. The church was decorated for Christmas with over 20 nativity sets from…

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Mt. Zion Braves win 2021 Taylorville Holiday tournament

The Mt. Zion Braves with their championship trophy after winning the 2021 Taylorville Holiday tournament. From left to right: Team manager Valerie Affeldt, Head coach Dale Schuring, Lyncoln Koester, John Baumann, MaKobi Adams, Carson Cuddy, Grant McAtee, Ryan Clark, Ethan Hamrick, Matthias Adams, Sam Driscoll, Nathan Hart, Brayden Trimble, Jack Driscoll, Kam Clark, Assistant coach…

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CGB GIRLS WIN SHOOTOUT

The Cerro Gordo-Bement girls basketball team won the 2021 St. Thomas More Saber Christmas Shootout held December 28 and 29 in Champaign.  The Broncos went undefeated over the two days of tourney action.  Pictured with their Championship Trophy are (front row) Skye Tieman, Morgan Brunner, and Haylei Simpson.  (Back row) Coach Andrew Buhr, assistant coach…

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BROWN SCORES 1,000th CAREER POINT

Senior Cerro Gordo-Bement Bronco standout Connor Brown was honored with a special presentation prior to the start of the varsity home basketball on December 28. Brown actually scored his 1,000 point on the road at Fisher on Tuesday, December 21. He is the 15th player in Cerro Gordo School history to accomplish this feat, and…

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CONQUERING RIDERS CAPTURE SECOND PLACE

The Arthur Christian School girls varsity basketball team took 2nd place at the 17th Annual ACS Holiday Classic held December 28-30.  They defeated Calumet Christian on Tuesday by a score of 61-43, went on to beat Christian Liberty Academy 39-22 on Wednesday, and lost in the championship game Thursday afternoon to Illinois CRU Homeschool 22-53. …

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K-9 UNIT RECEIVES DONATION

The Illinois Husbandry and Animal Welfare (IHAW), a local dog breeding organization, made a donation to the Arthur police departments K-9 Unit on December 22 for various ongoing expenses incurred throughout the year.  Presenting Arthur Police Sargent Shaun Meredith and Kudo with the $2,000 check is IHAW Membership Secretary, Willard Herschberger and IHAW Past President…

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