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Arthur-Atwood Lions Club

October 21, 2020

ARTHUR/ATWOOD LIONS CLUB. Shannon Cheek, Superintendent of Arthur CUSD #305, was the guest speaker at the October 15 Lions Club meeting. He told about his background, the state of the district, and how everyone has stepped up during this time with continuing changes. He is pictured with Jim Fleming, left, the evening’s program chair.Arthur-Atwood

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Lifetime Achievement Awarded To Paul Espy.

October 21, 2020

Lifetime Achievement Awarded To Paul Espy. The Cerro Gordo American Legion Post #117 presented Chaplain Paul Espy with a Lifetime Achievement plaque on Thursday, October 15 prior to their meeting. Marking a milestone in the Posts history, the engraved memento read in part honoring Espy for “Demonstrating a Lifetime Commitment and Service to God and…

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Just A Small Spark Is All It Takes.

October 21, 2020

Just A Small Spark Is All It Takes. The excessive winds combined with extremely dry weather and low humidity have caused major problems for local fire departments lately. Within the last two weeks there has been a field fire somewhere in our rural farming communities and sometimes multiple ones leaving them spread thin. Fire departments…

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Scary Field Fire Near Pierson

October 21, 2020

Scary Field Fire Near Pierson. Low humidity, extremely dry weather and high winds have caused major problems for local fire departments lately. There aren’t many days that have passed without a field fire somewhere. Fire departments from Arthur, Atwood, Bement and Hammond were called to a large field fire near Pierson Saturday, Oct. 17. In…

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Bement Middle School wins cross country sectional

October 21, 2020

Bement wins the IESA Sectional. Pictured are, front row, Collin Kendall, Will Fuson, Brayden Strack, Cole Somers, Addie Roberts. Back row, Joe Schum, Brody Somers, Cliff Strack, John Paul Brewer, Tyce Alumbaugh, Gabby Block, Cassie Block. Bement middle school hosted the IESA Sectional on Tuesday, October 13. Bement 7th grader Will Fuson won the boys…

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70th anniversary

October 21, 2020

70th anniversary. Bill and Edie Brandenburg enjoyed a surprise belated 70th anniversary gift on Wednesday, Oct. 14 when their pastor, Mike Drake of the United Church of Atwood, serenaded them with guitar music and singing at their home. Their actual anniversary was Sunday, Oct. 11. Congratulations Bill & Edie on this special occasion.

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Dry Weather, Wind Play Havoc in Containing Harshbarger Field Fire

October 13, 2020

A fire in a combine corn head bearing caused a field fire at the Curt Harshbarger home on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 7. (Photo by Stephanie Wierman) By Doris Elmore Staff Writer A field fire at the home of Curt Harshbarger, north of Atwood on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 7, could be seen for miles around. Harshbarger…

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Knights Double Up At Sullivan

October 13, 2020

Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond cross country runner, Mackenzie Brown passes a Villa Grove runner coming into the finish at the meet hosted by Sullivan on October 6. Mackenzie’s move ahead of the VG girl was important in the team scoring. The Lady Knights won the meet by one point 31 to 32 over second place…

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Dicks Pharmacy Closed

October 12, 2020

Due to unforeseen structural damage, the ceiling collapsing in the back room, Dicks Pharmacy is closed until further notice. Delivery service for Arthur is still available.  You can call (217) 543-2913 or (217) 728-2760 for further assistance. Your prescriptions have been sent to Oakwood Apothecary at 17 N. Hamilton St, Sullivan. Please call Oakwood at…

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Howell takes first at Cerro Gordo cross country meet

October 6, 2020

The Bronco’s Dylan Howell crossed the finish line in fourth place in the Lincoln Prairie Conference cross country meet held in Bethany’s Crowder Park last Friday. With this finish, he earned a medal and All Conference status. Dylan’s time was 17:24 and was the top time for the freshmen in the race. Cerro Gordo’s team…

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