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David L. Kinert

David L. Kinert, 65, of Lovington, passed away 9:28 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 2, 2023, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington. Burial…

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Bradley Charles Stewart

Bradley Charles Stewart, 52, of Arcola died at 11:52 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at his sister’s residence in rural Tuscola. Brad was born January 15, 1971 in Tuscola the son of Charles and Phyllis Ames Stewart. Survivors include his daughter, Emery (Marko) Verdin of Mattoon; sister, Ginger (Rick) Kielhorn of rural Tuscola; grandchildren, Brandy…

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Bettinger and Walker Crowned Cerro Gordo Homecoming King and Queen

CERRO GORDO CORONATION. Cerro Gordo High School celebrated Homecoming this past week and coronation was held Saturday evening. Pictured is this year’s court (front row) Faye Lackie and Klayton Lovin. (Middle row) Eli Corpus, Mason McDermith, King Ian Bettinger, Gavin Larrick, Eli Brunner, and Cooper Benson. (Back row) Marissa Gentry, Lexi Davis, Queen Ali Walker,…

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MTZ Music Marching Games this weekend

The Mt. Zion Music Marching Games will be this weekend on September 30. There are 12 schools competing, starting at 3 p.m. The Mt. Zion marching band will perform an exhibition at 6 p.m. “We are putting the final touches on hosting our annual Marching Music Games,” Mt. Zion Band Director Patrick Ward said. “Right…

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MTZ village board approves one action

By BLAKE FAITH Staff Writer The Mt. Zion Village Board met last Monday night to approve a bid for the Village Park West entrance project. The entrance will service the new commercial and residential development currently under construction. The project is all on state right-of-way and includes pavement, ADA sidewalks, and drainage. The engineer’s estimate…

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Daron Soard Completes Water Plant Licenses

By DORIS ELMORE Staff Writer Daron Soard, Atwood Village Employee for the village for a little over 7 years, was congratulated for his work in getting all three of his EPA licenses to allow him to operate the water plant. This is quite a coup for Daron and a big step in his career. His…

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Bement Fifth Grader Donates Project to Bement American Legion

Korbyn Corum standing next to his U.S. Flag Retirement Drop Box that he designed and built. The box is located at the Bement American Legion. By JODY SHONKWILER Staff Writer Ten-year-old Korbyn Corum has been honing his woodworking skills for the last three years as a member of the Prairie Kids 4-H Club out of…

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Thompson Gets Jail Time Along With Probation

Marc Thompson, 40, of Atwood who hit his wife and pointed a gun at a sheriff’s deputy in an alcohol-fueled rage last year has been sentenced to 30 months of probation and six months in the Piatt County jail. During his sentencing hearing for domestic battery and aggravated assault before Judge Gary Webber on September…

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ALAH VOLLEYBALL VS CUMBERLAND

#28 Alayna Plank backsets the ball to Maggie Benedict coming up from the back. Maggie would get the spike down for a point in the varsity match with Okaw Valley. #29 Hannah Carter and #12 Summer Melton are also on the court. The Knights won the match in two games, 25-16 and a very close…

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