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Lady Rider seniors win on their night

By Mike Monahan CERRO GORDO – It was a memorable week for the Arcola girls’ basketball team. First on January 29 the Lady Riders not only won their 20th game of the season, but did so on Senior Night. Arcola outscored Argenta-Oreana in every quarter in a 52-22 victory. Last Thursday Arcola won its fourth…

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Hortin signs letter of intent with University of Louisville

By Daniel L. Chamness For a distance runner, Tuscola senior Josiah Hortin is the perfect size. Standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 133 pounds, Hortin is what most schools are looking for in a distance runner. A total of six NCAA Division I schools, namely the University of Illinois, Illinois State University, University of Missouri, University of…

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Berle Casteel receives ‘Sportsmanship Award’ presented by the ITPA

By Doris Elmore Berle Casteel of rural Lovington, was the recipient of the oldest and most prestigious “Sportsmanship Award” presented by the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association (ITPA) at their annual banquet at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield Saturday evening, Dec. 9. The Sportsmanship Award Trophy is presented by Mrs. Dorothy Riddle in remembrance of Millard…

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Tuscola School Board- Levy up 5.4 percent

By Dominik Stallings Tuscola School Board approved a tentative 5.4 percent tax levy increase during the Nov. 27 meeting. Since the increase is over 5 percent, a truth-in-taxation hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18. Read the rest of this story in the E-edition by subscribing to the County Chronicle.

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Arthur through my eyes

I was so blessed to sit down and visit with Arthur native June Bissonett of “Froggy’s Nook” — located just across the tracks on the east side of Vine Street as you’re traveling north. She and her husband Dale share the space where the resale shop “Lil’ Nugget” is also located. Months ago, I wrote…

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Arthur School Board– Communications plan reviewed

By Ariana R. Cherry A group of energetic and bright first graders helped open the Arthur CUSD #305 School Board meeting at the Atwood-Hammond Grade School Wednesday, Oct. 18. They lead the Pledge of Allegiance before the meeting began. Some of their parents were also in attendance and the kids received a room full of…

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Arcola — Arcola plays host to undefeated Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond

By Mike Monahan After seven weeks of the Illinois hIgh School Association football season  in the Lincoln Prairie Conference there are only two undefeated teams left one of them is Sullivan and the other is Arcola’s opponent Friday, Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond. The Purple Riders are 3-4 and have to win to remain in contention…

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