Redskins Run Down Hawks for Conference Win

Photo by Darian Hays Sullivan pitcher Brett Tuttle returned to the mound following an injury. He allowed one earned run in five innings with Sullivan winning their 12th game.

Photo by Darian Hays
Sullivan pitcher Brett Tuttle returned to the mound following an injury. He allowed one earned run in five innings with Sullivan winning their 12th game.

•April 27, 2016•

By Matt Kracht

Brett Tuttle returned to the mound for the first time since an injury and allowed just one earned run over five innings in a quality start. Sullivan secured their 12th win overall and fifth in the Central Illinois Conference.

Head coach Troy Rogers complemented Tuttle’s performance after the win. “That is a big arm to have back in our lineup, and it was a good game to get him going again. I thought he looked sharp down in the zone after the first inning he mixed things up.”

Meridian drew first blood to take an early lead 1-0 after the first. The Redskins threatened to score in the bottom half of the second inning but stranded the bases loaded with two outs.

Sullivan broke through in the third after a leadoff infield single by Zach Hrvol paid off on an RBI infield single by Zach Sowers.

Sowers then came home to score on a Tom Schibur double down the line just out of reach of Meridian’s third baseman. The RBI double put Sullivan in front 2-1, a lead they would hold onto thanks in part to heads up play at first base by Hrvol.   Read More

Lady Redskins Take St. Anthony

•April 27, 2016•

The Sullivan Lady Redskins improved their record to 10-7 April 19 with an exciting win over St. Anthony.

After a slow defensive start, the team managed to hang around while Abby Elzy worked through a couple of tough innings.  Read More

Illinois Warrior Assistance Program Launches Drive To Help 530 Veterans by Memorial Day

•April 27, 2016•

The Illinois Warrior Assistance Program has launched a campaign to help veterans and their families across the state of Illinois, who need help with the emotional, medical or legal challenges resulting from their service.

With the “530 by 5/30” campaign, IWAP’s goal is to assist 530 veterans between now and Memorial Day, which this year falls on May 30. Qualifying Illinois veterans and their family members and caregivers may call 1-866-554-IWAP (4927) 24 hours a day for confidential assistance from a healthcare professional.

“We offer IWAP because there are veterans right now who are still fighting battles long after their military service but don’t know where to turn,” said Erica Jeffries, Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. “As a veteran, I know many of the challenges that military service members face as they transition from the military to their next chapter in life. Our goal is to reach at least 530 of them before Memorial Day.” Read More

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Maxine Barrett

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Maxine G. Barrett, 99, of Sullivan, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Celebration of Life Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Grant Wade officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Okaw Valley Beats Wayne City

•April 27, 2016•

Okaw Valley Timberwolves baseball won the Wayne City game 10-6 Saturday, April 23 in Bethany.

It was a 3-2 game after the first inning with the Indians taking a 6-3 lead in the second.

The Timberwolves came back, scoring one in the third and four in the fourth inning, going ahead 8-6 in the fifth. Two runs in the sixth inning clinched the win for Okaw Valley. Read More

Sullivan High School Prom Court 2016

Photo courtesy Wurtsbaugh Photography Sullivan High School Prom Court From left front:  Whitney Elder, Lily Bales, King Ross Metzger, Queen Kelsey Clark, Alyssa Marshall, Jocelyn Nashland and Charlie Emel. From left back:  Andrew Frost, Alec Ballinger, Josh Davis, Kaleb Shumard and Kyler Houser. Prom was held Saturday,  April 23 with coronation ceremony at 9:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy Wurtsbaugh Photography
Sullivan High School Prom Court
From left front:  Whitney Elder, Lily Bales, King Ross Metzger, Queen Kelsey Clark, Alyssa Marshall, Jocelyn Nashland and Charlie Emel. From left back:  Andrew Frost, Alec Ballinger, Josh Davis, Kaleb Shumard and Kyler Houser. Prom was held Saturday, April 23 with coronation ceremony at 9:00 p.m.

First National CEO, President

•April 27, 2016•

Ray Duncan, Chairman of the Board of First National Bank of Sullivan, announced that at the annual stockholder’s meeting March 22 Paul Hrvol was named CEO and Reid Molzen was named president of the bank.

Hrvol, who has been with the bank since 1989, received his B.S. in finance from Eastern Illinois University in 1988 and attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. He resides in Sullivan with his wife Mickey and their two sons.

Molzen received his B. S. in finance from Millikin University in 1992 and has been with the bank since 1992. He attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He resides in Sullivan with his wife Christy and their two sons.

Sullivan Prepares for Summer Basketball Camps

•April 27, 2016•

Sullivan Redskins basketball camps for 2016 begin May 31.

Sullivan High School basketball staff including head coach Chester Reeder, Erik VanPelt, Nathan Becker, Craig Toler, Don Typer and Shannon Stewart will be on duty teaching fundamentals and individual skills of the game throughout the week long camp.

In addition to a week of learning basketball skills from professional coaches, each camp participant will receive a T-shirt, a basketball and all the fun a person can pack into one week. Read More

Section FFA Officers Elected

•April 27, 2016•

Sullivan High School’s Devin Warren was elected the section FFA vice president and  Jon Gavin the section FFA treasurer for the upcoming year. Brodie Scribner is completing his term as section president. Sullivan

Okaw Valley FFA Chapter Officer Kristy Burford was recently selected to be the Section 16 secretary. Burford will be a senior at Okaw Valley High School and is currently serving as FFA chapter president.