Obituaries 8-31-2016: Lillian Bathe

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Lillian L. “Pee Wee” Bathe, 74, of Sullivan, passed away August 29, 2016 in her home in Sullivan.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 3 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 2 in the funeral home in Sullivan. Burial will be in French Cemetery in Allenville. Read More

Teutopolis Wins Girls Cross Country in Sullivan

•August 31, 2016•

Girls’ cross country teams from Teutopolis and Sullivan Okaw Valley met at Tabor Park Aug 25 with the T-town team getting first with 22 points and SOV girls scoring 37.

Kara Weichman, Teutopolis was first at 14:21; Makenna Green, Arthur 15:01; Ashlynd Risley, SOV 15:21; Rebecca Habing, Teutopolis 15:24; Laine Cameron, SOV 15:27; Abby Bloemer, Teutopolis 15:35; Morgan Day, Tuscola 16:25; Marianna Hemmen, Teutopolis 16:28; Raegan Drees, Teutopolis 16:33; Krupa Patel, Tuscola 16:34. Read More

Illinois 4-H Foundation Hall of Fame Induction

•August 31, 2016•

The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winner. This year, 74 new members were inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, the largest inductee class to date. This class included Janet Breen of Douglas County, Breen is an 18-year leader of the County Clovers 4-H Club that is based in Tuscola. This year celebrated the 12-year anniversary of the award, said Angie Barnard, director of the Illinois 4-H Foundation. The ceremony was held Saturday, August 20 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

“These long-time volunteers fully embody what 4-H strives to instill in youth,” Barnard said. “They are caring, dedicated, generous leaders, and the Illinois 4-H Foundation is extremely proud to be able to provide this honor to each and every one of them to thank them for their service to this wonderful organization.” Read More

Obituaries 8-31-2016: Ethel Cookson

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Ethel Cookson, 90, of Sullivan, passed away at 10 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 29 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Read More

Menus 8-31-2016

Senior Peace Meal

For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770

Monday, Sept. 5 - Closed for Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, Sept. 6 - Chicken parmesan, zucchini bake, winter mix vegetables, watermelon, whole grain wheat.
Wednesday, Sept. 7 - Hamburger or brat w/ketchup, potato salad, kidney bean salad, peaches, bun.
Thursday, Sept. 8  - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/gravy, spinach, whole grain wheat, strawberry gelatin, salad. Read More

Tabor Park Clearing Opens Asa Creek Walk

Photo by Mike Brothers Large brush clearing equipment was contracted to help clear Asa Creek in Tabor Park

Photo by Mike Brothers
Large brush clearing equipment was contracted to help clear Asa Creek in Tabor Park

•August 31, 2016•

By Gerry Mander
for the News Progress

Walkers and runners visiting Tabor Park in Sullivan the past week may notice a different look along the creek.

“We are in the process of clearing honeysuckle and cleaning up around Asa Creek,” park’s supt. Kory Wiley explained.

Over the past decade honeysuckle and other invasive overgrowth has closed in on the walking paths at the 40 acre Tabor Park where Asa Creek flows.

Wiley explained clearing that brush away has opened the trails and should make those using the trails for exercising more comfortable.

The park district contracted with a Mattoon excavating firm for the major clearing which was accomplished over six days. Read More

Patriots Day at SHS Observed

•August 31, 2016•

The ceremony commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11 will be held in the Sullivan High School  gym at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

The public is invited to attend and should arrive by 9:15 a.m.

All Moultrie County first responders (volunteer, retired, and current) are invited to attend.

A brunch reception will follow for all first responders. First responders who plan to attend are asked to RSVP Rebecca Lawson at SHS by Monday, Sept. 5.

Arcola-ALAH Golf Wins at Moweaqua

•August 31, 2016•

Sullivan golfer Caden Ellis was medalist shooting a 34 at the Meridian hosted quad meet at held at Moweaqua Golf Course Aug. 25.

The Arcola-ALAH Golf team won the match with a 168 team goal, beating the Sullivan team’s 172 effort.

Shelbyville was third, shooting a 194 followed by Meridian’s 197.

Clayton Miller from Arcola-ALAH  was runner-up medalist. The remaining winning golf team results: Shandon Herschberger 42, Blake Lindenmeyer 41, Lucas Hutton 56 and Jacob Butler 49. Read More

SOV Cross Country Wins Home Meet

•August 31, 2016•

Sullivan Okaw Valley cross country team won the quad meet held at Tabor Park Aug 25.

SOV runners were first with a 54 followed by the ALAH coop in second with a 58. Tuscola was third with 59, Teutopolis finished fourth with 59 and Bement fifth with 67 points.

Individual boys’ cross country results: Logan Hill, Arthur 11:37; Trent Ponder, Tuscola 11:54; J.T. Bland SOV 12:10; Luke Brewer, Bement 12:14; Logan Pedigo, SOV 12:20; Ian Copple, Teutopolis 12:22; Jordan Schumacher, Teutopolis 12:22; Justin Laughlin, Arthur 12:36;  Isaiah Plank, SOV 12:36; Austin Romine, Arthur 12:47. Read More

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is the Shepherd/McMullin/Gaddis home on State St. in Lovington. This home was built by M.T. Shepherd in the late 1800s. M.T. and his brother had a very successful store in Lovington and M.T. decided to go into the banking business. He built and opened the Home and Deposit Bank on the SW corner of the yard of this home. The bank was demolitioned when he expanded his business at the turn of the century. The new bank became Shepherd’s National bank and was located on the north side of State St. where Pauline Hoover’s insurance office used to be, which is now owned by the Millers. He died in 1903 and his sons took over. The home was sold to the McMullins several years later and became the first funeral home in Lovington. In the early 1960’s, the home was sold to the Gaddis family. They operated a nursing home in it for many years. A large fire completely destroyed the old home and a new structure was raised from the old foundation. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the Shepherd/McMullin/Gaddis home on State St. in Lovington. This home was built by M.T. Shepherd in the late 1800s. M.T. and his brother had a very successful store in Lovington and M.T. decided to go into the banking business. He built and opened the Home and Deposit Bank on the SW corner of the yard of this home. The bank was demolitioned when he expanded his business at the turn of the century. The new bank became Shepherd’s National bank and was located on the north side of State St. where Pauline Hoover’s insurance office used to be, which is now owned by the Millers. He died in 1903 and his sons took over. The home was sold to the McMullins several years later and became the first funeral home in Lovington. In the early 1960’s, the home was sold to the Gaddis family. They operated a nursing home in it for many years. A large fire completely destroyed the old home and a new structure was raised from the old foundation. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.