Central Illinois Public Transit Services to Go Unchanged Despite Decrease in Budget

Funding from area counties to remain the same

by Barry Featheringill
Sullivan Reporter

At the monthly Moultrie County Board meeting Central Illinois Public Transit Program (CIPT) Director Dennis Shiley, spoke to the board regarding the intergovernmental agency agreement and annual ordinance to fund CIPT in Moultrie County.

“Our budget is down by $75,000 from last year,” noted Shiley. “Unfortunately the state and federal government did not give us (CIPT) any increase, but the funding from each of the six counties in the Shelby grantee area will remain the same and there will be no changes in service.”  Read More

SOV Boys, Girls Each Take First in Home Meet

Girls edge Central A&M by 11

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

After finishing behind the Lady Raiders last Friday at a meet in Shelbyville, the SOV girls track team answered back with a first place finish at home Tuesday evening and were joined by the boys who landed a persuasive first place over Warrensburg-Latham and the Raiders. Read More

Central Illinois Public Transit Services to Go Unchanged Despite Decrease in Budget

Funding from area counties to remain the same

by Barry Featheringill
Sullivan Reporter

At the monthly Moultrie County Board meeting Central Illinois Public Transit Program (CIPT) Director Dennis Shiley, spoke to the board regarding the intergovernmental agency agreement and annual ordinance to fund CIPT in Moultrie County.

“Our budget is down by $75,000 from last year,” noted Shiley. “Unfortunately the state and federal government did not give us (CIPT) any increase, but the funding from each of the six counties in the Shelby grantee area will remain the same and there will be no changes in service.”  Read More

Arthur-Lovington Update to Handbook in Line with Concealed Carry Law

Policy 8.30 to allow concealed firearms in school parking lot

by Ariana Cherry
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

In March, the Arthur-Lovington school board tabled further discussion regarding policy 8.30 and how it was effected regarding the Concealed Carry Law, but last Wednesday the board moved forward, passing an update.

In the current handbook, Policy 8.30 states, “Arthur-Lovington District 305 has established a policy that prohibits guns, ammunition, knives and any other weapons from school property.”  Read More

Two Ejected in Wreck Off Van Gundy Curve Saturday

Photo by RR Best Moultrie County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Thomas calls in the license plate of a 2002 Mazda van after it flipped three times after exiting route 32 between Sullivan and Lovington Saturday evening. Two occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Both were life flighted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Photo by RR Best
Moultrie County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Thomas calls in the license plate of a 2002 Mazda van after it flipped three times after exiting route 32 between Sullivan and Lovington Saturday evening. Two occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Both were life flighted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Alcohol involved as car flips three times, almost 700 feet

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Two South Carolina women were ejected from their vehicle after failing to reduce speed and negotiate a curve on Route 32 between Sullivan and Lovington Saturday night.

Stephanie Anglin, 31, of Liberty, S.C. and Ashley Garren, 22, of Pickens, S.C. were heading northbound Saturday at around 7 p.m when their 2002 Mazda van lost control near what is better known locally as the Van Gundy curve. A call came in at 7:04 p.m. with first responders on scene at 7:09. Read More

Obituaries 4-16-2014: Betty Cherry

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Betty Jean Cherry, 86, of LeRoy, formerly of Bellflower and Sullivan, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 in LeRoy Manor.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in LeRoy with the Rev. Jim Boswell officiating. Burial will be in Bellflower Township Cemetery in Bellflower. Visitation will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.

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Cox Earns Master’s Degree From SIU

Rebecca A. Cox of Lovington earned her Master of Science in Education degree during commencement exercises at Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dec. 14, 2013.
Cox, the daughter of David and Sharon Cox, majored in Workforce Education and Development, which is within the College of Education and Human Services.