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MTZ community hosts Fourth of July parade

July 19, 2022

By BLAKE FAITH Staff Writer The Mt. Zion neighborhood in the Rosewood Drive area hosted its annual Fourth of July Neighborhood parade. Every year, vehicles, children and citizens drive down or walk down the streets as a way to celebrate the Fourth of July. The parade participants dress up in the U.S. colors of red,…

Village of Mt. Zion hosts annual Blue Ribbon Night at Fletcher Park on Sunday, July 3

July 12, 2022

Lady Luck performing at Blue Ribbon Night

Graham Veterinary Clinic breaks ground on new facility

June 14, 2022

GROUNDBREAKING. The Graham Veterinary Clinic broke ground for their new state-of-the-art facility to be located at 528 North Vine Street in Arthur on May 31. The larger and updated small and large animal clinic/hospital will be approximately 12,000 square foot in size and is being built by Spring Haven Enterprises from Allenville. The clinic purchased…

MTZ’s Fehrenbacher signs to play tennis at Augustana College

June 7, 2022

Lane Fehrenbacher after signing his letter of intent to play tennis at Augustana College next year surrounded by his family and Coach Roberts. By BLAKE FAITH Staff Writer Mt. Zion boys tennis senior Lane Fehrenbacher has signed his letter of intent to play tennis at Augustana College next year. Fehrenbacher played all four years at…

MTZ Swingsations hosted 40th Midwest Invitational

January 17, 2022

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…

Mt Zion Odd Fellows Lodge 12 Days of Christmas raffle winners

January 10, 2022

The Mt Zion Odd Fellows Lodge held their annual 12 Days of Christmas raffle again and they made some people very happy.  Lodge member, and raffle manager, Kevin Johnson gets to make the calls notifying the winners.  Kevin says it is very rewarding to hear people express their happiness and some their need.  We have…

Hortin in State Queen Pageant

January 10, 2022

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…

Mt. Zion Braves win 2021 Taylorville Holiday tournament

January 3, 2022

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…


January 3, 2022

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…


January 3, 2022

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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