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Atwood Apple Dumpling Festival 26th Year is in the Books

This bright and happy apple welcomed everyone to this year’s 26th Atwood Apple Dumpling Festival in the annual American Heritage Parade. This little apple may not dance, but he is happy to smile to festival goers to let them know the Atwood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have your attendance. Mother Nature cooperated with…

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James Reeder Post #770, Atwood American Legion Honored as Grand Marshals

The Atwood Chamber of Commerce was honored to have the Atwood American Legion, James Reeder Post #770, as Grand Marshals of the American Heritage Apple Dumpling Parade on Saturday, Aug. 17. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the American Legion and it gives the community the opportunity to look back on all the local…

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ATWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BENCH WINNER

Patty Heit of Atwood was the fortunate winner of the beautiful spindle rail/turn leg oak bench, made by The Village Craftsman in Atwood, and raffled by the Atwood Chamber of Commerce for the Apple Dumpling Festival. Patty received the bench via special delivery on a golf cart driven by Markus Deel and held by Ryan…

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Cerro Gordo School District New Teachers

The Cerro Gordo school district new teachers met on Tuesday, August 13. They are: left to right: Josie St. Pierre, FCS, ISU; Courtney Kerley, Elementary Special Education, Millikin; Kelly Martina, First Grade, EIU; Emily Waddell, HS Science, EIU; Dianna Leighh, K-12 Music/Choir, Millikin. Photo by Kent A. Stock

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Inaugural Sangamon Valley CEO

The inaugural Sangamon Valley CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) Class has met for the first time and all are looking forward to getting started with the program. Those participating and their high schools are, front row, L to R: Alexis Smith (Bement), Sadie Peeler (Bement), Hanna Munsterman (Argenta-Oreana), Jillian Daley (Argenta-Oreana). Back row: Lisa Sheppard, Facilitator…

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Atwood-Hammond Class of 1979 Reunion

The Atwood-Hammond High School Class of 1979 held their 40th class reunion at the Adkisson farm near Hammond on Saturday, August 3. It was held in and around their remodeled barn. They had a casual get together/potluck Saturday evening. Later they had a small fire and sing along. Brian Henningsen brought his guitar. The group…

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