SCWC Learn Of Healthcom Service to Moultrie County

•April 19, 2017•

The Sullivan Civic Women’s Club met April 10 in the Moultrie County Senior Center featuring Healthcom founder Ralph Kirk as guest speaker.

Kirk is CEO of one of the largest family owned and operated medical alert companies in the United States.

He founded the company in 1992 because his aunt experienced an unaided fall.   Read More

Civic Center Triathlon

•April 19, 2017•

Sullivan Civic Center Triathlon will be held Saturday, April 29 .

With the 3.1 mile run kicking off the event at 9 a.m. triathletes will compete in a 13 mile bike ride and 400 meter indoor pool swim to complete the fun.

Individual age divisions include 19 and under, 20-24, 24-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 44-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+ and Clydesdale (men 220 lbs+), Athena (women 165 lbs+). Team divisions are (two or three members) male, female and co-ed.

For more information email Athletic Promotions: or sign up at

The Sullivan Civic Center is located at 600 N. Washington St.

Legal Aid Gets Boost With New Funding Source

•April 19, 2017•

A recent change to the rule governing how lawyers deal with unidentified funds in their pooled client trust accounts has generated over $1,000,000 for legal aid in Illinois.

In March 2015, the Supreme Court of Illinois amended Rule 1.15 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct to require Illinois lawyers to remit unidentified funds in these client trust accounts to the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois after a 12-month due diligence process to determine who owns the funds. Since the new rule went into effect on July 1, 2015, the Lawyers Trust Fund (LTF) has received $1,007,829.21.

“For the 1.8 million Illinoisans living in poverty, legal aid is the only realistic option when confronted with a serious legal problem,” said LTF executive director Mark Marquardt. “Unfortunately, legal aid groups are facing serious financial headwinds in terms of both state and federal funding, which make this new source of revenue even more critical.” Read More

Knights’ Bats were Swinging at Bronco Game

•April 19, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond baseball team finished the week 1-2 with a win against Cerro Gordo/Bement and losses to Heritage and Arcola.

Wednesday, the Knights scored 14 runs in the first inning to defeat the Broncos 21-4. Marcus Vanausdoll drove in six runs and scored three runs on three hits and a walk.

Lucas Otto had four RBIs and scored two runs on three hits, and Derek Rhodes tallied three RBIs and two runs scored. Kirk Herschberger drove in two runs and scored three, and Shandon Herschberger scored three runs on two hits and a walk. Read More

SBL Prepares to Build New Shelbyville Clinic

•April 19, 2017•

Sarah Bush Lincoln is moving forward with its plan to raze the former Pizza Hut and build a fully modern clinic in Shelbyville.

Demolition is set to begin in mid-April with construction to follow. The new site, located at 1215 W. Main St., will replace clinic’s current location in HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville.  Read More

Schools Await Payments While Fighting Deficit

•April 19, 2017•

By Mike Brothers

A budget that is $179,565 in the red and a state $380,420 behind in categorical payments faces the new Sullivan Community District #300 school board when it organizes April 25.

Supt. Brad Tuttle explained the situation to the outgoing school board as well as new members Zak Horn, Tyson Grooms and Erik Stollard who attended the regular April 17 board meeting.

During the full funding agreement reached by the state legislature last year the four categorical payments were guaranteed school districts this year.

“We have only received one categorical payment, which was the fourth one due last year,” Tuttle began. Read More

Kiki’s Boutique is for the Fashion Lover

Photo by Ellen Fererra
Kiki’s Boutique owner Nikki Jacobazzi is pictured.

•April 19, 2017•

By Ellen Fererra

The exquisite Venetian chandelier catches your eye as you enter the very stylish new Kiki’s Boutique and the owner, Nikki Jacobazzi says, “ Yes, I had to have it, and it was the first item installed - everything was built around it. We had to wrap it in plastic for over a month while we remodeled.”

And what a charming space it is with racks of really beautiful and colorful blouses, dresses, jeans, t-shirts, shoes and must-have jewelry. So much temptation in such a small space but all artfully arranged. The sizes here run from small to 3x, and I was surprised to find almost all of the gorgeous blouses priced at $26 as they look much more expensive.

“We wanted a place to shop in Sullivan with high fashion and reasonable prices as so many shops like Penney’s and Kohl’s are closing.  Plus, you don’t have to drive to shop - we are right here,” she said.

Jacobazzi, who has the gamin looks of an Audrey Hepburn, grew up in Sullivan, went off to the big city and returned about five years ago. That’s when she began going to vendor fairs and selling online where she has shipped her line all over the U.S. and to a growing market in Europe.  Read More

Christmas Vacation Theme

•April 19, 2017•

Operation Secret Santa is getting underway for fundraising for 2017.

The annual fundraiser will be July 15 at the Toy Bar in Sullivan starting with the annual Jeepin’ For Jessie Jeep Run with the theme Christmas Vacation. Following the jeep run, Secret Santa will host the annual silent auction followed by a live auction. Times will be posted at a later date. Raffle tickets for a half of a hog are available at the Toy Bar for a drawing the day of the event.

ALAH Shuts Out CG/Bement

•April 19, 2017•

The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond softball team shut out Cerro Gordo/Bement 8-0 Wednesday.

The Knights scored a run in the first inning, two in the third, two in the fourth and one in the sixth.

Logan Kauffman scored two runs on two hits, and Reagan Miller tallied three hits, a run scored and two RBIs. Read More