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Sarah Bush Lincoln Announces Updates to their facilities

Covid-19 Test Results Sarah Bush Lincoln has received 130 negative Covid-19 test results since testing began in mid-March. Two additional positive test results were received bringing its total positive Covid-19 test results to six. None have resided in Coles County and no Covid-19 patients are hospitalized at SBL. Staffing Sarah Bush Lincoln has implemented a…

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Douglas County Has Nine Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Douglas County Health Dept. Announces One Newly Confirmed Coronavirus Cases for Douglas County, IL The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) announces one newly confirmed case from a female in her 60’s. She tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Douglas County, IL. Public health officials are identifying and attempting to contact all close contacts for…

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District discusses their plans during the COVID19 Pandemic

By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer Practicing their social distancing by sitting six feet away from each other, the ALAH School Board met Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm with the principals being absent. Before discussing the agenda, Darren Powell of Lovington who is on the Lovington Board of Trustees and serves with the Lovington ambulance,…

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ALAH Schools closed, but work continues behind the scenes

The kitchen staff at Atwood-Hammond Grade School has prepared and distributed over 2,000 meals the past two weeks. Pictured are Diane Czerwonka, Paula Bialeschki, Jorena Hammel and Judy Daugherty. Photo courtesy of Principal Kristin Nall By Doris Elmore Staff Writer The halls of the ALAH Schools are extremely quiet now, and the children aren’t playing…

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Atwood First Baptist Church Food Pantry Volunteers Prepares Food Boxes

The Atwood First Baptist Church food pantry volunteers worked diligently to fill boxes for needy families in the area. Pictured, left to right, are: Val Nelson, Leo Walker, Emma Bailliez, Kristina Moody, Shana Bailliez holding Hannah, and Hope Walker. Photo submitted By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Volunteers from the Atwood First Baptist Church were busy…

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Cerro Gordo Spreads Positivity Throughout the Community

Shelley, Zach, and Finley Braden pictured delivering meals. Submitted photo By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI Staff Writer Since Schools were forced closed after March 16 in Illinois, and will more than likely remain closed for a while, the Cerro Gordo School district and community have gathered together to spread positivity throughout the community. While a majority of…

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Atwood Auxiliary Blood Drive Best Ever

It was a full house at the Atwood American Legion Red Cross Blood Bank on Thursday, March 26. A total of 44 pints of blood were donated. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Edie Brandenburg, chairperson of the Atwood American Legion Auxiliary Red Cross Blood Drive, was overjoyed with the number of people who braved the…

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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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