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Cheek will be next superintendent at CUSD 305

Arthur Community Unit School District 305 Board of Education hired Shannon Cheek of Mahomet to take over as district superintendent on July 1. With the new superintendent, above, are his daughter, Raegan, and his wife, Kim. Photo by Roger W. Bonham By ROGER W. BONHAM Staff Writer Shannon Cheek of Mahomet, formerly of Bement, will…

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From Easter Egg Lane to Harvey; celebrating Easter in Bement

Several members of the Lifesavers Club at Bement High School served as the construction workers setting up Easter Egg Lane in Bement. The community’s festive holiday display along Macon Street was put together last Saturday and will be on display through the coming weekend. Pictured are front row: Ellie Shonkwiler and Tatum Auth. Back row:…

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May The Cure Be With You!

May The Cure Be With You! Joey Kretsinger is a junior at Cerro Gordo High School who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is currently undergoing treatments to cure the disease. Students at Cerro Gordo Elementary School, Cerro Gordo Jr./Sr. High School and others in the community have been working together to raise funds…

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Welcome high school sports fans to the Lincoln Prairie Conference

By Kent A. Stock Staff Writer In December 2017, fifteen of the nineteen members in the Little Okaw Valley Conference voted to leave the league for the 2019 – 2020 school year. It was always known that this group would form a new conference only the name was in question. The four schools remaining in…

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$500 check from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative

Bement High School Principal Doug Kepley (left) and Andrew Brown, Bement Schools Tech Director and BHS Business and Tech teacher are shown with a $500 check from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative. The “Empowering Education Grant” is designed to help fund projects that will inspire and benefit students. The grant money will be used in Mr.…

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Spring Fling a Success

Spring Fling a Success. A great time was had by all at the Atwood-Hammond Area Associations of Church’s Spring Fling Sunday, April 7. An evening of great food and fun was had by the 45 plus attendees from the four churches. Those who came were asked to wear their Easter Bonnet. Sixteen men, women and…

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National Craft Month was celebrated at the Atwood-Hammond Library

National Craft Month was celebrated at the Atwood-Hammond Library during March with a craft display and craft contest. Reva Mulholland received 1st place for her drawing of a deer. Emma Jones was awarded 2nd place for her drawing of a lady, and 3rd place for her dog painting. The girls received a Hobby Lobby gift…

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7th Grade Girls, 8th Grade Boys Capture Team Titles at Annual Invite

Eighth grade boys track team take division title at annual JH Invite. Shown with the championship trophy are: Coach Don McCarthy, Tanner Beckmier, Rylan Miller, Lyle Adcock, Landon Waldrop, Connor Nettles, Logan Beckmier and Kaden Feagin. Photo by Sally McCarthy By SALLY McCARTHY For The Record-Herald The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond Jr. High track teams…

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The seventh grade girls jr. high track team won their division of the ALAH Jr. High Invite on Saturday, April 13. Pictured with the championship trophy are: Addison Yeakel, Jewelyonna Hutchcraft, Rylie Vanausdoll and Kaylee Thompson. Photo by Sally McCarthy.

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The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond Bass Fishing team participated in the Student Anglers Federation Illinois High School State Championship on Sunday, April 6 at Clinton Lake. The team of Adam Hingson and Hunter Stroh came in second place out of 36 boats in the competition with 11.06 lbs, the winning team had 11.14 lbs. The…

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