Tri-County Meet Sees SOV, ALAH Finish within Proximity

Photo by Keith Stewart Abby Cravatta eyes the bar during her pole vault attempt Tuesday. She would finish fourth reaching a height of 7-0.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Abby Cravatta eyes the bar during her pole vault attempt Tuesday. She would finish fourth reaching a height of 7-0.

SOV boys finish highest in fourth

April 22, 2015

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com
Hosting their second meet of the year, the SOV boys’ track team placed fourth, while the girls settled for fifth. Neighboring Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s boys took fifth, while their girls were also a spot back in sixth.
The boys team finished with 72 points, and leading the Redskins was Zane Uphoff, who finished first in the triple jump going 40 feet, 3 inches. Uphoff also earned third in the long jump with a distance of 18-8. Teammate Cody Drake took second in the event with a jump of 19-0. The 4x200 relay of Uphoff, Charlie Goss, Luke Bowman, and Calen Landrus finished in second with a time of 1 minute, 38.26 seconds.
Other top four finishes included Zach Devore (fourth, 300m hurdles, 46.03), Bowman (third, long jump, 5-10), Drew Harris (fourth, long jump, 5-10), JT Bland (fourth, 800m, 2:13.94), Logan Pedigo (third, pole vault, 10-6), and the 4x4 relay of Uphoff, Goss, Landrus, and Devore (fourth, 3:46.42). Read More

Health Screenings May 21

April 22, 2015

SBL Lincolnland Home Care and Lincolnland Hospice will conduct a free blood pressure clinic from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 21 at the Senior Center, Sullivan. For more information, call Lincolnland Home Care at 1-800-879-3212.
SBL Lincolnland Home Care, Lincolnland Hospice and Lincolnland Home Medical will sponsor bingo from 9 – 10 a.m. following the blood pressure clinic.

Findlay American Red Cross Blood Drive Misses Goal

April 22, 2015

An American Red Cross blood drive was held in Findlay on Monday, April 13 at the Findlay American Legion Hall hosted by the Findlay American Legion Auxiliary. There were 16 donors reporting and 15 pints collected. Each donor was treated to homemade treats and received a potted flower in honor of Celebrating Spring.
The next blood drive will be Fred and Chris’s anniversary drive. It will be held on June 9.

Obituaries 4-22-2015: Melba Cochran Strong

Melba Cochran Strong

Melba Cochran Strong died Dec. 1, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Her life will be celebrated with a memorial service and internment of her cremains at noon May 2 in Greenhill Cemetery, Section D in Sullivan. Pastor Charliam Renner of First United Methodist Church in Sullivan will conduct the service.

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Lady Redskins Cruise Past St. Anthony 14-3

Photo by Keith Stewart Sullivan sophomore Bailee Pratt slides in safely to third Tuesday evening. Pratt’s walk-off RBI in the fifth sealed the Lady Redskins’ 14-3 victory over Effingham St. Anthony.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Sullivan sophomore Bailee Pratt slides in safely to third Tuesday evening. Pratt’s walk-off RBI in the fifth sealed the Lady Redskins’ 14-3 victory over Effingham St. Anthony.

Pratt’s walk-off in the fifth brings early ending

April 22, 2015

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

With the wind howling out to left field, Sullivan softball muscled up to defeat St. Anthony by 10 runs in just five innings on Tuesday night.
Crooked numbers were key as the Lady Redskins scored four runs in the first, three in the second, and three more in the fourth all topped by a Bailee Pratt walk-off winner in the fifth. Heidi Clements got the start and the win for the now 10-6 squad, holding St. Anthony’s talented offense in check by trusting her defense.
Head coach Ben Richter thinks his team’s patient approach at the plate is paying dividends.
“I have been having them take pitches and try to work counts,” he said. “We have been swinging on the first pitch and that had been getting us in trouble. They did a great job seeing pitches and finding the pitches they want to hit. We jumped on a couple and they landed where we wanted them to land. So it was a good day offensively.” Read More

Obituaries 4-22-2015: Cyrus Schoonover

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Cyrus Andrew Schoonover, 32, of Charleston, formerly of Sullivan, passed away in his home at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5- 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Private family services will be held at a later date.

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Nadler’s Walkoff RBI Completes Redskins 6-5 Comeback

Photo by RR Best Jacob Piper prepares to field a ball Saturday morning.

Photo by RR Best
Jacob Piper prepares to field a ball Saturday morning.

Last ditch heroics push Sullivan past Altamont Sat.

April 22, 2015

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

Sullivan rallied from behind to win in dramatic fashion against the Altamont Indians Saturday at Leon Lane Memorial Field.
Nick Frerichs came up with a clutch two-out two-RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Levi Nadler followed with an RBI single down the right field line for the game winner. The Redskins called on Tom Schibur to close out the final two innings, earning his first win supported by Dakota Clayton who pitched five strong innings of three run ball tallying five strikeouts.
Playing their fifth game in five days, Redskins head coach Troy Rogers saw what he called a gutsy performance.
“Our pitching staff is running on fumes,” he said. “This is only Tommy’s second time pitching varsity. He has pitched really well so far, and if we were not as deep as we are, he would be pitching for us a lot. He has been able to get a lot of innings in JV, but that was the first time I had seen him in a prolonged outing, and I was impressed.” Read More

Mother/Daughter Duo Reopen the Flower Pot

Photo by Keith Stewart Lesa McDaniel puts the finishing touches on a flower arrangement Monday morning. McDaniel, along with her mother Kimberlie Elkins, are the new owner/operators of the Flower Pot in Sullivan.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Lesa McDaniel puts the finishing touches on a flower arrangement Monday morning. McDaniel, along with her mother Kimberlie Elkins, are the new owner/operators of the Flower Pot in Sullivan.

Shop remains familiar to customers while adding a few items

April 22, 2015

by Ariana Cherry
Arthur/Sullivan reporter

When it came to making the decision to take over The Flower Pot, new owners and mother/daughter team Lesa McDaniel and Kimberlie Elkins (of Mackinaw, Ill.) didn’t have to go out on a limb. With Elkins already having experience running a store and McDaniel’s motivation, the idea to take over the business was already planted firmly in both of their minds.
“My husband and I are friends with Mike and Ellen (Bernius). When I had first heard she was going to retire, I told my husband that I would love to run it and have my mother move down here to run it with me,” said McDaniel. “I had been a stay-at-home mom over the last 10 years and was ready to have a career. I was also given the opportunity to come in before Ellen closed, and she taught me how to make a proper arrangement and showed me what I needed to know.
“My mother had a store up in Mackinaw and loved what she did so I thought it would be a lot of fun to work with my mom. I got a hold of Ellen, and here we are. I am very grateful that we were given the chance to keep the business going!” Read More

LLC Hosts Annual Foundation Scholarship Reception

April 22, 2015

Lake Land College recently held its annual Foundation Scholarship Reception recognizing scholarship recipients as well as the donors who contribute financially to scholarship funding.
“We are here today to extend our gratitude generous donors and to celebrate the student experience at Lake Land College as they pursue higher education,” said Alan Fedrigon, foundation board member.
Linda McCabe of Bethany is one of several members of the foundation board, which for the 14-15 academic school year alone awarded $300,000 through 300 scholarships. Read More

Monday Night Scramble Results 4.22.15

April 22, 2015

The team of Dustin Berry, Jake Hubbartt, Joey Fultz and Jerry Lane won this week’s scrambler at Timberlake Golf Course, shooting a combined 2-under par.
Last week, taking first with 3-under par and winning the play-off hole was the team of Dustin Berry, Jake Hubbartt, Seth Sawyer, and Andy Askins. Taking second with 3-under par was the team of Shane and Cole Russell, Rich Apperson, and Leann Weber.