LGS Announces Third Quarter Honors

•May 4, 2016•

Earning straight As at Lovington Grade School in the third quarter are Natalie Lambdin, Kenli Nettles and Aaron Schmitt eighth grade; Max Allen, Quentin Day, Reggie Edmonds, Brady Foster, Delaney Gillis, Josh Gingerich, Gavin Mechling, Michaela Powell and Kaitlyn Zander, sixth grade and Connor Edmonds, Emma Edwards, Chloe Franklin, Josie Hale and Wyatt Hilligoss, fifth grade. Read More

Obituaries 5-4-2016: Margie Hurst

Margie Hurst

Funeral services for Margie Murleen Hurst, 69, of Lovington were held at noon Tuesday in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

The former Taylorville resident died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday April 28, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. Read More

Hitting Consistent for Redskin Baseball Team

•May 4, 2016•

By April 27 the Sullivan Redskins baseball team is 12-7 under head coach Troy Rogers.

Cumulated team statistics so far for the season:

Alec Ballinger hit 34 out of 63 at bats. Ballinger scored 32 runs and had 12 RBIs. He hit one home run and stole 27 bases sporting a .540 batting average.

Blake Stewart was 15-49 with 17 runs and nine RBIs. Stewart added 12 stolen bases with a .306 batting average. Read More

Obituaries 5-4-2016: Stephen Kirkwood

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Stephen Lynn Kirkwood passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. He fought a quiet but very courageous battle against cancer.

His service will be at Mira Mar National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 9. Celebration of Life will be held at the Kirkwood home following his service, 1362 Los Coches Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91910. Read More

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured here is Sullivan Sunoco Service in May 1976. This building, owned by Derald Dinger, was located at 111 W. Jackson St. in Sullivan. 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 here is Sullivan Sunoco Service in May 1976. This building, owned by Derald Dinger, was located at 111 W. Jackson St. in Sullivan. 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.

American Legion Offers Free Flags

•May 4, 2016•

The Sullivan American Legion Post 68 is offering American flags available for grave markers for Memorial Day.

The flags are free of charge and may be picked up at the American Legion Post in Sullivan after 4 p.m. week days, afternoon Saturdays, by contacting a member of the American Legion or by calling 217-728-4612

Loop Lake Shelbyville Bike Ride

•May 4, 2016•

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Lake Volunteers Association are hosting the third annual Loop Lake Shelbyville bike ride Saturday, June 11. All rides will start from the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center and will include options for a 22 mile, 46 mile or a 65 mile ride. Proceeds for the ride will benefit the Lake Volunteers Association (LVA). The LVA provides education, historical interpretation, recreational and environmental improvements at Lake Shelbyville. Read More

ALAH Funds Technology with Outside Resources

•May 4, 2016•

By Ariana Cherry
For the News Progress

No state funds force the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond School District, teachers and other staff to look for other ways to pay for the tools they need to continue to educate students as well as cope with the rising costs of technological needs.

With the advancements in technology and learning, schools’ funding needs are more pressing. While ALAH is in good shape from a network point of view in the technology department, there are still several items the district needs to continue to grow.

“Over the last two school years Quality Network Solutions of Sullivan has done a great job of renovating the wired and wireless infrastructure in all four of our district’s buildings,” technology coordinator Jeremy Rodebaugh told the board. “This work has been done in large part due to a $119,698.34 federal grant we received this school year. This hard work has left our district in very good shape from a network standpoint for the foreseeable future,”  he added. He did state that the wiring in the high school and a server at Atwood-Hammond are in need of updating, which could cost approximately $15,000 for both projects.

Rodebaugh said, while it isn’t urgent, the district will need to look to grants and other outside funding in order to make those projects happen. Without funding from the state though, providing adequate bandwidth will be an issue for all of the schools within the district. Read More