Area Obituaries

Robert (Bob) Gregory Conlin, Jr.

August 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Robert (Bob) Gregory Conlin, Jr. was a caring son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a Godfather to many through his parish St. Joseph Catholic Church and embraced this role. He left this world suddenly on July 20, 2021 at age 63. He was born to Barbara and Robert (Bob) G. Conlin Sr., on February…

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Ed Kauffman

August 2, 2021 | 1 Comment

Ed Kauffman, 78 of Arthur, IL passed away at 6:57 P.M. on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the Arthur Mennonite Church, 710 East Park Street, Arthur, IL. Pastor Lamar Miller will officiate. Burial…

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Secretary of State Offices and Driver Services Facilities to Reinstitute Mask Policy Monday, Aug. 2

July 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Secretary of State Jesse White announced that Driver Services facilities, Secretary of State offices and the Illinois State Capitol Building will require all employees and customers to wear a mask beginning Monday, Aug. 2. White stressed that it is imperative for his facilities to remain open to…

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Theresa Lynn Brewer

July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Theresa Lynn Brewer, 45, of Oakland, IL passed away at 8:19 A.M. on Monday, July 26, 2021, at her boyfriend’s residence in Hume, IL.  A Celebration of Theresa’s Life will be held at a later date. Theresa was born on November 25, 1975, in Charleston, IL.   She was a daughter of Roger Dale and Theresa…

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Tribute to Snip, Veterans planned at the Arthur Fireworks

July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Marty Miller and Snip. The Rural Patriot will pay tribute to his fallen horse Snip and all those who have served during the Arthur Fireworks on July 31. The Rural Patriot will pay tribute to his fallen horse Snip and all those who have served during the Arthur Fireworks on July 31. Proudly brandishing an…

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ARTHUR WELCOME CENTER OPEN HOUSE

July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

An open house was held at the Arthur Welcome Center on Tuesday, July 20 to show off the updated and remodeled facility to the public. The work began in March of 2020 and was completed in a few months. New doors and wainscoting along with new cabinets make for an updated and welcoming look for…

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Businesses in need of employees

July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Treatment Plant Operator position filled By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer “Everybody is critically in need of labor. C.H.I will be holding a job fair on August 14. Masterband is also needing over 100 people. They plan on holding a job fair as well,” informed Mayor Rod Randall at the most recent Arthur Village Board…

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Eagle Scout Jacob Bettinger building an outdoor waiting structure for students at bus stop in Lovington

July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Donations still needed to complete project By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer Eagle Scout and upcoming senior at ALAH, Jacob Bettinger and his mother would often notice students waiting outside in the elements in Lovington for the bus – especially during frigid cold winters and rainy weather. These were often students who weren’t able to…

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DICKS PHARMACY RIBBON CUTTING

July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

DICKS PHARMACY RIBBON CUTTING. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Dicks Pharmacy on Thursday, July 22 at their new location 122 South Walnut Street. They moved to their newly renovated location back in February of this year after the ceiling collapsed October 12, 2020 at their previous location. Pictured is (front row) Hunter Carson,…

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BEEF CATTLE SHOWMANSHIP

July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

BEEF CATTLE SHOWMANSHIP. The Junior (12-years and under) and Senior (13-years and over) Showmanship for the beef cattle show was held on Saturday, July 17 at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair. Pictured is 2021 Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen Kali Pierce, Ellen Klein of Seymour; Reserve Senior Champion; Tenley Stollard from Sullivan, Reserve Junior Champion; Maddox…

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Record Herald News welcomes Blake Faith

July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

We are very excited to introduce our new staff writer/sportswriter, Blake Faith and he is eager to start this journey with the Record Herald News and introduce himself to the readers and communities. Faith was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois and has loved writing since he was young. He went to Eisenhower High School…

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Extensive Damage Avoided at Rural Atwood Home

July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atwood Assistant Chief Dale Wiens and Hammond Assistant Chief Gary Gee are observing the lightning damage as members of the Atwood Fire Department remove the siding on Doris Gregory’s house. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Doris Gregory, west of Atwood, was very fortunate on Sunday, July 25, when her house had a smoldering fire, she…

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