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2022 Little Miss Moultrie-Douglas County fair queen contestants

Submitted Photo 2022 Little Miss Moultrie-Douglas County fair queen contestants. Pictured in the front row Zamara Leal, Arcola; Maelee Stirrett, Atwood; Logan McCumber, Villa Grove; Charlotte Duzan, Sullivan; Paisley Yoder, Arthur; Charlee Lenz, Gays; Emery Hill, Sullivan; and Brynley Liles-French, Bethany.  Middle row Rylan Lake, Villa Grove; Isla Harriss, Tuscola; Whitley Fryman, Sullivan; 2021 Little…

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2022 Junior Miss Moultrie-Douglas Contestants

Submitted Photo Competing for the title of 2022 Junior Miss Moultrie-Douglas on Wednesday, July 6 beginning at 7:00 pm are (front row) Alyssa Adkins, Villa Grove; Emmalee Nall, Arthur; Wren Wall, Sullivan; and Kimberly Krutsinger, Arthur.  (Middle row) Paislee Lorenzen, Paris; Ava Whitson, Tuscola; Shelbey Grimsley, Arthur; and Aymara Leal, Arcola.  (Back row) Bekka Bloom,…

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Diamond Rio heads entertainment the 91st Moultrie-Douglas County Fair

By Doris Elmore Ninety-one incredible years of fun awaits you at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair July 5-9 at the fairgrounds in Arthur. It is earlier this year, and follows on the tail of July 4 celebrations, but it just means the festivities just keep on coming. With much excitement, the Moultrie-Douglas Fair Board is proud…

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Douglas County Board calls special meeting

By Jim Allen Douglas County Board Chair Don Munson called a special board meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. The first item for consideration was a backup system for the dispatch system for the county. In June of 2014, a storm that caused a great deal of damage in Tuscola also compromised the existing system…

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DAR American History Award to VG’s Boozer

For 45 years, the Stephen A. Douglas Chapter has awarded an American History medal to an Eighth Grade Student in each of our county schools during Eighth Grade Promotion Exercises. The Grace Jared Award is given to the student who is outstanding in his/her awareness of American History and Current Events. The teacher makes the…

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Cramer talks about his booming career in the fireworks indusrty

By Tony Hooker Before his retirement last fall, Winn Cramer had produced award winning fireworks shows all over the world, including right here in Villa Grove. I recently caught up with Cramer, the former Event Producer for Melrose Pyrotechnics, Inc., to discuss how his three-decade career in the industry came about, the sale of the…

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Patriotic Bicycle Parade is bigger than ever this year

By Tony Hooker As she was growing up, the Fourth of July was always a big day for Jamie Morse. Turns out that it still is! I recently caught up with my friend and co-worker at the Southern Champaign County Today and Journal Newspaper to talk about her involvement with the patriotic bike parade, which…

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