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Arcola Rotary celebrates 25 years

November 30, 2023

The Arcola Rotary Club celebrated its 25th anniversary at a banquet on November 19th at the Kaskaskia Country Club in Arcola. Approximately 40 Rotarians and friends were in attendance. Special guests included Rotary District 6490 Governor Janet Ellis-Nelson and Honorary Charter Members, Karl Konrad, accompanied by his wife, Judi, and Tom Chamberlain, both of whom helped start…

Woller’s passion for the holidays 

November 30, 2023

By Tony Hooker There are folks who like Christmas. There are folks who love Christmas. There are even folks who adore Christmas. And then there’s Julie “Juju” Woller. To say that she loves Christmas is like saying that water is wet, and according to Juju, the roots of this love come from her time growing…

Col. Larry Icenogle earns distinguished honor

November 30, 2023

By Marty Yeakel Colonel Larry Icenogle, USA (retired) was recently nominated and was selected to become a Distinguished Member of the 37th Armored Regiment. The 37th Armor is an armor regiment of the United States Army. It is often remembered as the successor to the 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division, commanded by then Lieutenant Colonel…

Tuscola FFA receives $10,000 from alumni group

November 30, 2023

By Dominik Stallings Tuscola High School’s FFA program received a $10,000 check Tuesday, Nov. 21, from Tuscola’s FFA Alumni organization. Read the rest of this story in the E-edition by subscribing to the County Chronicle.

100th Birthday Open House for Jake Albert

November 28, 2023

You are cordially invited to an open house to celebrate the 100th birthday of Jake Albert, December 9, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 104 E Carter St, Cerro Gordo, IL. No gifts please, but cards are appreciated. Adrian Earl Albert (Jake) was born on December 11,…

Free clothes shopping for families in need

November 22, 2023

By Dominik Stallings It’s Wednesday evening and people are lining up outside the entrance of the First Baptist Church in Tuscola. The doors open about half an hour later and roughly 50 people walk in to “shop” and look for clothes. Families can take clothes that they need for free. The number of people walking…

No new findings in Douglas County 2022 audit but 10 previous findings remain on the books

November 22, 2023

By Dominik Stallings Curtis Root, an auditor with Larsson, Woodyard and Henson (LWH), presented the Douglas County Board with its 2022 audit. He reported that there were no new findings in this year’s audit. Some previous issues remain, however. Read the rest of this story in the E-edition by subscribing to the County Chronicle.

Douglas County has new animal shelter manager

November 22, 2023

By Dominik Stallings Spencer Hall is Douglas County Animal Shelter’s new interim manager, replacing previous manager Mike Jones. She started working as manager Nov. 7. Since then, she has already made numerous changes to the shelter. “I’m going to be able to make a lot of good changes, I think, clean things up in here……

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