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Area Obituaries

Maren Bowyer Gallagher

May 21, 2022 |

Maren Bowyer Gallagher, of Bement, passed away on May 18, 2022 at 3:11 A.M., at St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Springfield. Private family services will be held. The Deacon Jim Brewer will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Ivesdale. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Springfield. Maren…

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Charles Kent Schmidt

May 20, 2022 |

Charles Kent Schmidt, 79, of Arthur, IL passed away at 4:45 P.M. on Monday, May 16, 2022 at his residence. To honor Kent’s wishes, no formal services will be held. A graveside service will be held at a later date. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting the family. Kent was born on April 8, 1943…

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Nucor to purchase C.H.I. in $3-billion deal

May 17, 2022 |

Nucor Corporation is buying Illinois-based C.H.I. Overhead Doors for $3 billion in a deal expected to close in June. In a news release on Monday, May 16, the Charlotte-based steel manufacturer said it has entered into an agreement to purchase C.H.I., manufacturer of residential sectional, commercial sectional, and rolling steel doors, from global private equity…

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SHEEP TO CLOTHING TO QUILTS

May 17, 2022 |

SHEEP TO CLOTHING TO QUILTS. The Illinois Amish Heritage Center hosted their first event of the 2022 season on Saturday, May 14. A pancake and sausage breakfast kicked off the morning followed by demonstrations such as sheep shearing, wool washing, spinning wheels, loom weaving, and quilt piecing. Other activities included chair caning and period crafts,…

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Arthur Community VBS is ready to cook up some fun for June 13-17

May 17, 2022 |

Getting back to the VBS we all know and love! Four area churches are collaborating to offer community wide Vacation Bible School being held at Arthur Mennonite Church on June 13-17 from 9:00-11:30am daily. This year’s “Food Truck Party” VBS invites children to pray as Jesus teaches in Matthew 6:11. These words serve as a…

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Official Arthur Fireworks glow-in-the-dark t-shirts available for purchase

May 17, 2022 |

The official 2022 Arthur Fireworks glow-in-the-dark t-shirts are available for purchase at the Arthur IGA, Dicks Pharmacy, and Yoder’s Kitchen. This year’s fireworks will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 25, in Jurgens Park (the fairgrounds). Onesies and shirts sizes are youth small through adults 3X and the cost is $20 each. All…

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Atwood Woman’s Club Flower Project

May 17, 2022 |

Saturday, May 14 members of the Atwood Woman’s Club planted flowers in the planters along Main Street in Atwood. Those who helped were Carolyn Sanders and her great granddaughter Keeley Simpson (pictured), along with Pam Simpson and Bev Obert. Planting and watering the flowers has been a summer project of the Woman’s Club for many…

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Peggy Hubbard to be Guest Speaker at Atwood American Legion Memorial Day Services

May 17, 2022 |

Peggy Hubbard, Navy Veteran, former police officer and retired IRS Analyst, will be guest speaker at the American Legion James Reeder Post #770 Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Mackville Cemetery. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Peggy Hubbard, Navy Veteran, former police officer and retired IRS Analyst, will be guest…

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Atwood Village Board Enforcing Ordinance Violations

May 17, 2022 |

  By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Ordinances are set in place for a reason, and that is not to ignore. Village President Bill Fleming mentioned these ordinance violations at the regular meeting of the Atwood Village Board on Monday, May 9. Many of these ordinances are broken during the summer and fall. Some of the…

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Community Baccalaureate Service held for ALAH Class of 2022

May 17, 2022 |

A Community Baccalaureate Service was held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School. A student baccalaureate committee along with the Arthur Ministerial Association helped to plan and organize the service. Stephen McClarey, ALAH choir director, provided the music for both the processional and recessional and accompanied senior Mackenzie…

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ALAH Knights Boys Track Repeats At LPC Championship

May 17, 2022 |

The ALAH Knights boys track and field team repeated as LPC Conference Meet Champions at the second annual conference meet on Monday, May 9. They won the first ever meet championship last year and took the title again this season at Cerro Gordo. Pictured here with their trophy are: front row: Lyle Adcock, Mason Allen,…

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ALAH Girls Run To 3rd At LPC Meet

May 17, 2022 |

The ALAH girls track and field traveled to Cerro Gordo HS on Monday, May 9 to compete in the Lincoln Prairie Conference Championships. The ladies did themselves proud compiling many top seasonal efforts to finish an excellent 3rd place in the team standings. Leading the way again was Senior stalwart Alexa Miller. She wins both…

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