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Tribute to Snip, Veterans planned at the Arthur Fireworks

Marty Miller and Snip. The Rural Patriot will pay tribute to his fallen horse Snip and all those who have served during the Arthur Fireworks on July 31. The Rural Patriot will pay tribute to his fallen horse Snip and all those who have served during the Arthur Fireworks on July 31. Proudly brandishing an…

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Extensive Damage Avoided at Rural Atwood Home

Atwood Assistant Chief Dale Wiens and Hammond Assistant Chief Gary Gee are observing the lightning damage as members of the Atwood Fire Department remove the siding on Doris Gregory’s house. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Doris Gregory, west of Atwood, was very fortunate on Sunday, July 25, when her house had a smoldering fire, she…

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Atwood Veteran’s Memorial Committee Named

Veteran’s Memorial Committee Named. Front row, Bev Obert and Jessie Yoder. Back row, John Brandenberg, Jim McCollum, Gary Appleby and Howard Kamm. The Atwood American Legion has named a committee to begin work of planning the veteran Memorial to be placed in Rajah Memorial Park. Ken Caraway, Commander of Post 770 has named six people…

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ALAH HELP WITH JFL CAMP

The high school football players went to the ALAH JFL camp on Thursday, July 22 to help the younger players with their football skills. Shown here are Landon Waldrop and Kaden Feagin holding pads and shifting them from one side to the other to get the JFL runners to learn to cut in different directions…

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ALAH AT 7 ON 7 TOURNEY

Linebacker Kaden Feagin leaps high into the air to pick off a pass in the game against Sullivan in the 7 on 7 passing tourney at Robinson on July 24. The Knights played 5 games in the tourney defeating Sullivan and Robinson but falling to Lawrenceville, Benton and Casey-Westfield. The football team is having their…

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ALAH AT 7 ON 7 TOURNEY

Knights quarterback Quentin Day awaits the snap from center Caleb Corum with Adam Morgan lined up at fullback. This action was from the Robinson 7 on 7 tourney last Saturday, July 24. Looking on as the play develops are freshman Alex Rexroad, Head Coach Ryan Jefferson and Assistant Coach Don McCarthy

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ALAH AT 7 ON 7 TOURNEY

Knights’ receiver Dalton Eads goes to the ground away from the defender to catch a touchdown pass thrown by quarterback Quentin Day in the 7 on 7 game against Shelbyville on July 20.

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TOWN HALL MEETING

TOWN HALL MEETING. State Representatives Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) and Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) hosted a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, July 20 at Coz’s in Mt. Zion. Around 60 constituents were in attendance to learn more about legislation pending in the Illinois General Assembly. The two also addressed important issues concerning the state budget, FOID, schools…

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Arthur CUSD #305: Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

Introduction: Sweeping through the world in early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in major upheaval to all aspects of life, including unprecedented school closures in the spring and fall of 2020. To open schools for in-person instruction required strict health and safety protocols which created barriers and limitations to teaching and learning. Recognizing that students…

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