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Atwood Apple Dumpling Festival 26th Year is in the Books

This bright and happy apple welcomed everyone to this year’s 26th Atwood Apple Dumpling Festival in the annual American Heritage Parade. This little apple may not dance, but he is happy to smile to festival goers to let them know the Atwood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have your attendance. Mother Nature cooperated with…

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ATWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BENCH WINNER

Patty Heit of Atwood was the fortunate winner of the beautiful spindle rail/turn leg oak bench, made by The Village Craftsman in Atwood, and raffled by the Atwood Chamber of Commerce for the Apple Dumpling Festival. Patty received the bench via special delivery on a golf cart driven by Markus Deel and held by Ryan…

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Village of Bement grants Mama T’s Class B Liquor License

By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Recently Tara Garrett became the owner of what used to be known as “Makin’ Pizza.” It is now named, “Mama T’s.” Tara sought out the only remaining Class B liquor license for her business. She plans on serving 5-6 beer choices, and a few wine choices. “That’s really all I…

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Bement School Board Discusses Co-op Expenditure List

By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Last month, Superintendent Sheila Greenwood discussed with the board her concerns about an expenditure list relating to sport cooperative expenses with Cerro Gordo. The intergovernmental cooperative agreement is a one third Bement cost and two third Cerro Gordo cost, but there was some questioning amongst the board as to whether…

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Cerro Gordo School District New Teachers

The Cerro Gordo school district new teachers met on Tuesday, August 13. They are: left to right: Josie St. Pierre, FCS, ISU; Courtney Kerley, Elementary Special Education, Millikin; Kelly Martina, First Grade, EIU; Emily Waddell, HS Science, EIU; Dianna Leighh, K-12 Music/Choir, Millikin. Photo by Kent A. Stock

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Inaugural Sangamon Valley CEO

The inaugural Sangamon Valley CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) Class has met for the first time and all are looking forward to getting started with the program. Those participating and their high schools are, front row, L to R: Alexis Smith (Bement), Sadie Peeler (Bement), Hanna Munsterman (Argenta-Oreana), Jillian Daley (Argenta-Oreana). Back row: Lisa Sheppard, Facilitator…

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Atwood-Hammond Class of 1979 Reunion

The Atwood-Hammond High School Class of 1979 held their 40th class reunion at the Adkisson farm near Hammond on Saturday, August 3. It was held in and around their remodeled barn. They had a casual get together/potluck Saturday evening. Later they had a small fire and sing along. Brian Henningsen brought his guitar. The group…

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Thursday Night Live Coming Again

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Right on the heels of the Atwood Dumpling Festival is another Thursday Night Live on August 22, downtown Atwood. The time has been changed to 5:30-7:30 due to school being back in session, but it will still be an evening of fun. Activities similar to the first event are being…

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