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Elementary Student Goes Missing Tuesday

Photo by Keith Stewart Sullivan school administrators and staff leave the high school Tuesday morning and head north on Main Street in search of a female student who had gone missing around 10 a.m. The student was later found safe by a resident volunteering in the search effort.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Sullivan school administrators and staff leave the high school Tuesday morning and head north on Main Street in search of a female student who had gone missing around 10 a.m. The student was later found safe by a resident volunteering in the search effort.

Found within two hours by local resident

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

A female student at Sullivan Elementary School went missing briefly Tuesday morning before being found on the west end of town.

According to Sullivan police chief John Love, the approximately 10-year old girl was originally seen running out the east doors of the school around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Sullivan PD were then contacted by the school to help in locating the child. Officer Andrew Pistorious was then dispatched. The girl’s father, who lives near the school, was contacted by both Pistorious and Sullivan superintendent Brad Tuttle. Love then notified all city utility workers, providing a description of the girl, in the event they came across a similar child. Read More

Council Votes Down Square Repavement Project Amid Concern

Frustrations flare up in special meeting

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

The Sullivan City Council effectively postponed plans to repave the square and nearby side streets a week ago Monday amid concerns over the project’s bid specs.

After raising questions in their March 24 regular meeting, from which Streets and Public Improvements commissioner Monty LeCrone was absent, a special meeting was then held on April 4, so as to have LeCrone clear up the supposed deficiencies in his bid proposal.  Read More

Okaw Valley FFA Alumni Association in the Works

Organizational meeting held two weeks ago, Wednesday

by Joash Tiarks
Bethany Reporter

Two weeks ago Wednesday, a small group of parents, staff, and students gathered in the Okaw Valley High School Ag classroom to initiate the process of forming an FFA Alumni Association.

Aspen Cassady, now in her second year as the ag instructor at the high school, had planned this meeting since her first day on the job. The National FFA Organization and the National FFA Alumni Association have played a pivotal role in her own career development in the agricultural field, and Cassady says she wanted to see the same opportunities made available to as many students as possible in the community.  Read More

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SOV Beat in Bi-County Meet

Photo by Keith Stewart Emily Neuhauser lunges forward as she takes first in the 100m dash. (Left) Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Abby Foreman finishes in fourth.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Emily Neuhauser lunges forward as she takes first in the 100m dash. (Left) Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Abby Foreman finishes in fourth.

Lady Red again edged out, take third,
ALAH boys finish fourth in front of SOV

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Even despite picking up extra points in both the 300m hurdles and the pole vault, the SOV girls’ track team fell behind Neoga and Central A&M to take third in Tuesday’s bi-county meet.

SOV earned 110 points, five-and-a-half out from Neoga, and 15 out from the first place Lady Raiders.

Emily Neuhauser took first in the 100m dash (12.78 seconds), as well as fourth in the 200m (27.43). Amanda McClain tripled up individually taking first in the long jump (17 feet, 2 1/2 inches), 200m dash (25.83), and 400m (1:01.00). Read More

OV Girls Drop Two Straight in Heyworth Tourney

Photo by Keith Stewart Amy Orris makes the tag-out attempt at second Saturday.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Amy Orris makes the tag-out attempt at second Saturday.

Inconsistencies continue to plague Lady T-Wolves

by Keith Stewart

keith@newsprogress.com

Hosting the Heyworth tournament Saturday at Overlot Field in Bethany, the Okaw Valley softball team dropped both of their games, though battled in their second after being down by 10 runs.

First inheriting undefeated Meridian in the morning, OV trailed 5-0 going into the top of the fifth and let a dropped infield flyball with two outs spell utter disaster. Read More

Byers On to Big Blue Football Next Year

Photo by Keith Stewart SOV middle linebacker Walker Byers (center) signs his letter of intent to play football at Millikin University as his mother Melanie (left) and father, Luke (right) in addition to former head football coach Charles Brown (standing) watch during the April 9 ceremony at Sullivan High School.

Photo by Keith Stewart
SOV middle linebacker Walker Byers (center) signs his letter of intent to play football at Millikin University as his mother Melanie (left) and father, Luke (right) in addition to former head football coach Charles Brown (standing) watch during the April 9 ceremony at Sullivan High School.

SOV linebacker heads to Decatur come fall

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Sullivan senior and SOV middle linebacker Walker Byers thought he might want to continue football in college a year ago. So following the end of his senior season last October, he asked then head coach Charles Brown if he could see if any colleges might be interested in his talents.

Two came knocking but only one caught Byer’s attention–Millikin University in Decatur.

“I was hoping it would happen, but I didn’t know if it would or not,” said Byers, who also received a substantial academic scholarship from the university. “I’m happy it is though.” Read More

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