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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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New ALAH High School gym banner

There is a new banner in the ALAH High School gym.  The banner designates the section of the bleachers used by the Knight Shift student cheering section.  Just below the right side of the banner is the Roundtable.tv spot used by broadcasters Matt Schrock and Doug Davis.  They have provided fantastic coverage of countless high…

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New Parking Signs at ALAH HS Honor Academic Achievement!

Eight new parking signs have been put up in the ALAH High School parking lot.  These signs designate a select spot for students who scored higher than 1200 in their SATs.  Each sign has the Knight logo along with the student’s name.  Students who achieved this privilege  are: Delaney Gillis, Sarah Rafferty, Austin Abercrombie, Reginald…

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Hortin makes top 15 in Miss IL County Fair Queen pageant

KARIS HORTIN MAKES TOP 15; PERRY COUNTY FAIR QUEEN CROWNED 2022 MISS ILLINOIS COUNTY FAIR QUEEN.  The Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant concluded in Springfield Sunday night with the crowning of the winner, Addisyn Calloni from Perry County.  Karis Horton, Miss Moultrie-Douglas was among the Top 15 finalists along with Warren (3rd runner-up), Greene, Henry…

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The desk project, a story filled with so much love

By Marty Yeakel When I saw this on facebook I knew it needed to be shared. Thankfully Dick and Lamar were kind enough to tell me it was OK. I was going to include it in the column but also knew it needed its own space in the paper with pictures! So here is the story,…

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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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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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