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The Atwood American Legion Post #770 invited the public to an open house on Thursday, July 12 to let people see the improvements that have recently been made to their facility. Atwood Commander Ken Caraway, center, visits with guests Steve Jurgens and Bill & Rita Crane. The legion members are very proud of their refurbished…

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CHI Rebuilding a Life via Project Shumaker

CHI Overhead Doors in Arthur has supported a program called Homes For Our Troops since 2015. Products from the Arthur plant, which has over 700 employees and is the largest employer in Douglas County, have been used in dozens of homes nationally that are custom made for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. CHI decided to take…

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Dehart crowned 2018 Junior Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen

Dehart crowned 2018 Junior Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen. The 2018 Moultrie-Douglas Junior Miss Pageant was held on Monday, July 9 at the fairgrounds with fifteen young ladies vying for the title. Pictured is 2017 Little Miss Moultrie-Douglas Bostyn Wesch, 2017 Miss Moultrie-Douglas Madeline Clabaugh, 2017 Jr. Miss Moultrie-Douglas Brook Tucker, newly crowned 2018 Jr.…

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Justin Haynes with Dunn Company out of Decatur drives the paver to smooth out the asphalt for the 8 lane all weather track at the Cerro Gordo Schools. The asphalt work was completed this week. It will now have to sit for at least 28 days before the rubber polyurethane coating can be added.

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Zion United Church of Christ in rural Arthur, recently installed their new pastor, Rev. Dennis Gartung, during a Sunday morning service. Pictured (L to R) Nathan Butterick, Ramona Carlyle, Ruthie Gartung, Rev. Dennis Gartung, Rod Randall, and Wally Smith.

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Swordfish 4-H Club in Bement

Members of the Swordfish 4-H Club in Bement experimenting with electricity and circuits by making a green bean piano with a Makey Makey kit. Pictured (l-r) are Nora Hacker (standing); Owen Hacker (seated) and Daniel Morris. The Swordfish meet on Monday evenings at the Bement Public Library from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. and we are welcoming…

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Second Place in the State of Illinois for his Poppy Poster

Bradley Taylor, who will be a junior at Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School this fall, was awarded second place in the state of Illinois for his poppy poster. Bradley was competing in the developmentally disabled division and is one of the school’s most successful Special Olympians. Bradley’s parents are Michael and Katrina Taylor. The…

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STATE AG DIRECTOR VISITS FAIR. Raymond Poe, State of Illinois Agriculture Director, attended the Sponsor’s Dinner and 4-H Auction Wednesday, July 11, at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair. Director Poe talked about the positive economic impact over 2 million county fairgoers have throughout the state. He also mentioned improvement plans for the Illinois State Fairgrounds in…

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BABY PAGEANT WINNERS. The 2018 Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Baby Pageant was held Saturday, July 14, at the fairgrounds in Arthur. Winners include Brinley Burns, daughter of Brian and Wittney Burns of Bethany, Under One-Year-Old Girl category; Gentry Lane, son of Kyler and Nacy Lane of Sullivan, Under One-Year-Old Boy category; Paisley Yoder, daughter of Harold…

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