Area News

Tree causes trouble for residents on Lucky Drive

  The high winds on the evening of Wednesday, June 14 provided a scare for two couples living near the corner of Lucky Drive and Ninth Street. Tiffany Goers said that she was in a back room of her trailer when she heard something around 9:30 p.m. She alerted her boyfriend, David Reed, who was…

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Grads say goodbye to ACHS

Altamont Community High School held its graduation ceremony in a packed gymnasium on Saturday, May 20. Ravi Patel, Audrey Winters, and Keidron Duckwitz were honored as valedictorians. Winters and Duckwitz gave a joint address, while Patel provided a solo one. Samuel Childerson and Elizabeth McCammon were co-salutatorians, each giving a speech. Sydney Zacha was awarded…

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Green marks 90th birthday

Keith Green of Altamont, formerly of St. Peter, will be celebrating his 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at the Family Gathering Center behind Lutheran Care Center. Cards may be sent to him at 707 Hoffmeister Drive, Altamont, IL, 62411.

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Bowman recognized as Teacher of the Year

  Casie Bowman, fifth grade teacher at Altamont Grade School, has been named the National Bank of Altamont Teacher of the Year. The award was presented by branch manager Kayla Sain at the AGS 8th grade promotion ceremony on Thursday, May 18. Eyes welling with tears, Bowman accepted the award before a gym full of…

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Altamont bands and choir fill gym with song

                              The junior high band, as well as the high school band and choir, under the direction of district band director Sara Berg, performed a spring concert on Sunday, May 7 in the high school gym. The youngsters opened the show,…

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ACHS hosting masquerade ball prom April 29

The Altamont High School Junior class will host the 2017 prom on Saturday, April 29, at the Carriage House Event Center. This year’s theme is a masquerade ball. The tickets are $25 per person.This price includes a formal meal, photo booth, and the dance. Doors open at 6 p.m. Each student and guest will be…

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Altamont student dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Tanner Rupinski, 15, of rural Altamont, was pronounced dead at 8:26 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, in rural Wheatland Township, Fayette County, near Altamont. Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen said in an interview that his investigation led to the conclusion that Rupinski’s death was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Rupinski was a member…

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Runners come out for fourth Run for Linzi

The annual Run for Linzi 5k race was held on Saturday, April 8, beginning at 9 a.m. The events serves as a fundraiser for the Melanoma Research Foundation in honor of Altamont High School graduate Linzi Rector, who succumbed to melanoma in 2013. The family event accommodated participants of all kinds. Serious runners, casual joggers,…

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Feldkamp retains seat, three newcomers join school board

Sue Hoffmeiser, left, is shown with poll worker Bill Wendling. Altamont residents faced decisions on sales taxes, school board, and township issues. By Nathan Scholes Altamont residents joined voters from around on the country on Tuesday, April 4, heading to the polls to appoint local representatives and settle county issues. Voter turnout across the county…

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