Moultrie Moment of the Week 3-30-2014


Pictured above are Mrs. Phama Arterburn holding her baby grandson Jason Paradee on her 89th birthday on May 4, 1974. Standing are Lois Arterburn Bowen, Elsie Bowen Hopkins and Susan Hopkins Paradee. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728-4085.

Illinois politics 101—a game of debits and credits

By Jim Nowlan

In China, politics and government operate on two parallel tracks that merge when politics needs to trump government. In Illinois, we have the vestiges of a similar political-governmental system, which is slowly dying out.
When I taught at Fudan University in Shanghai, there was a president of the university (governmental). Across from his office, literally, was the office of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary Read More

Local woodworker showcases craft at Arcola’s newest senior living community

Hochstetler's custom-made work featured in display rooms

by Keith Stewart
Of the News Progress in Sullivan

Will Roger's FolliesFor local woodworker and craftsman Kenny Hochstetler, who owns Yoder's in Sullivan, new opportunities are a lot like  planting seeds.
"I'm like a farmer when he plants his corn; he hopes to get a crop," said Hochstetler. "And I'm not going to get anything if I don't plant seeds."
Why the craftsman is talking about seeds when he's working with wood has to do with Read More

Mo-Co Rush 18U tryouts August 1

The 2014 Moultrie County Rush fastpitch tryouts for 18U will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 1 on  Arthur's Jurgens Park west diamond.
Registration and warm-ups begin 30 minutes prior to each session. To be eligible players must be Read More

NP email unavailable this weekend

Due to updates made to the News Progress's hosting server this coming weekend, any email sent to any News Progress email address beginning Friday evening will not go through but instead be bounced back to the sender.
Email services should resume after Sunday.