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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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Stacy Welch Receives Generous Donation for Shalynn’s Hope

Stacy Welch, center, founder of Shalynn’s Hope, accepts a donation from the Arcola Firefighters. Pictured left to right are: Bob Clark, Sam Marroquin, Stacy, Justin Smith and Derik Fay. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer The Arcola Firefighter’s Association recently donated $1,800 to Shalynn’s Hope, organized in loving memory of Shalynn Conner of Atwood. Humbly accepting…

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Fourth of July celebration comes to Bement

By Kent A. Stock Staff Writer On Thursday, July 4 the community of Bement invites you to come celebrate America’s birthday with them. There will be a parade, craft vendors, food vendors, games and activities in Forest Preserve Park capped off by a great Fireworks show. The parade starts at 2 p.m. If you wish…

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Events planned for July 4 in Hammond

The Hammond Community Boosters, Inc. present the 2019 4th of July celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at the Hammond Fire House from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. Proceeds from this year’s breakfast will go towards the purchase of new firefighting/rescue equipment. The 3rd annual Rachel’s Race 5K Fun Run/Walk held at…

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Thursday Night Live Coming July 25 to Downtown Atwood

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Members of the Atwood Chamber of Commerce are working hard to promote the downtown area with interesting and fun activities. At their meeting on Thursday, June 13, the group decided to have a first ever, Thursday Night Live on Thursday, July 25 from 5-8 p.m. on downtown Main Street. They…

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IEPA Project Still in Works in Cerro Gordo

By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Monday June 17, 2019 the Cerro Gordo Village Board met to hear a presentation from Matt Johnson about the projected timeline for the project(s) the board is looking to complete. The IEPA is stating they will forgive the funds spent for a project up to 75% for any wastewater or…

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