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Cheek will be next superintendent at CUSD 305

Arthur Community Unit School District 305 Board of Education hired Shannon Cheek of Mahomet to take over as district superintendent on July 1. With the new superintendent, above, are his daughter, Raegan, and his wife, Kim. Photo by Roger W. Bonham By ROGER W. BONHAM Staff Writer Shannon Cheek of Mahomet, formerly of Bement, will…

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From Easter Egg Lane to Harvey; celebrating Easter in Bement

Several members of the Lifesavers Club at Bement High School served as the construction workers setting up Easter Egg Lane in Bement. The community’s festive holiday display along Macon Street was put together last Saturday and will be on display through the coming weekend. Pictured are front row: Ellie Shonkwiler and Tatum Auth. Back row:…

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May The Cure Be With You!

May The Cure Be With You! Joey Kretsinger is a junior at Cerro Gordo High School who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is currently undergoing treatments to cure the disease. Students at Cerro Gordo Elementary School, Cerro Gordo Jr./Sr. High School and others in the community have been working together to raise funds…

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$500 check from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative

Bement High School Principal Doug Kepley (left) and Andrew Brown, Bement Schools Tech Director and BHS Business and Tech teacher are shown with a $500 check from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative. The “Empowering Education Grant” is designed to help fund projects that will inspire and benefit students. The grant money will be used in Mr.…

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Spring Fling a Success

Spring Fling a Success. A great time was had by all at the Atwood-Hammond Area Associations of Church’s Spring Fling Sunday, April 7. An evening of great food and fun was had by the 45 plus attendees from the four churches. Those who came were asked to wear their Easter Bonnet. Sixteen men, women and…

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National Craft Month was celebrated at the Atwood-Hammond Library

National Craft Month was celebrated at the Atwood-Hammond Library during March with a craft display and craft contest. Reva Mulholland received 1st place for her drawing of a deer. Emma Jones was awarded 2nd place for her drawing of a lady, and 3rd place for her dog painting. The girls received a Hobby Lobby gift…

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MARCH STUDENT OF THE MONTH

MARCH STUDENT OF THE MONTH. Sarina Larrick, a freshman at Cerro Gordo High School, has been selected as the March Student of the Month. Sarina is in involved in student council, scholastic bowl, theatre, musicals, and FCCLA. Keila LeHew, Sr. Vice President, State Bank of Cerro Gordo, presented Sarina with an American Eagle Silver Dollar.

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Bement Boulevard Parking Ordinance Fails

By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Tuesday evening, April 9, around ten villagers attended to voice their concerns about the new boulevard parking ordinance the Village of Bement was looking to implement. Only a few spoke, with their main concerns being where to park their semis states Village President Pat Tieman. “There was something to do…

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