Understanding Illinois: Lincoln Embroiled in Ill. Politics, Again

NowlanJuly 16, 2014

By Jim Nowlan
Outside Columnist

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) is a popular tourist attraction in Springfield, with nearly four million visitors going through the turnstiles since its opening less than a decade ago.

The Trip Advisor website notes that nearly 1,300 of 1,400 reviews of the attraction give it the top, “excellent” rating, which is a resounding testimonial. Read More

Lake Shelbyville Dove Hunt Applications Available

July 16, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will conduct a dove hunt on opening day of dove season, September 1, at Wilborn Creek Dove Field. Two hunts will take place, one 6-11 a.m. and one 2-7 p.m.  A permit is required to participate in the hunt on opening day. Permit applications may be picked up at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday or obtained online at http://tinyurl.com/LakeShelbyville-Hunting.  Read More

Powerhouse Cast Drives “Sound of Music”


Photo by Keith Stewart Pictured is Sam Mulligan of Sullivan (left) as Friedrich von Trapp, and Lukas Mills (right) as Kurt von Trapp walking Maria Rainer, played by Leah Berry, center, to her wedding in the second act of the “Sound of Music”.

July 16, 2014

Grand set design, intricate costuming add to show’s strength

By Dan Hagen
NP Theatre Critic

few minutes into the first act, the Little Theatre’s “The Sound of Music” turns perfect.

It’s the famous “Do-Re-Mi” number sung by the young would-be nun-turned-governess Maria (Leah Berry) and Captain von Trapp’s children (Sam Mulligan, Sydni Mulligan and Maddie Keller, all of Sullivan,  Lukas Mills, Izzy Miller and Piper Countryman). 

In a lesser production, those children can be precocious annoyances, too cute by half. But director John Stephens has given his cast a dazzling clockwork charm here and provided us with one of those live theatre moments when audience and performers are in radiant unison. Read More

SOV High School Football Camp July 21

July 16, 2014

The Sullivan-Okaw Valley football camp will begin July 21 at Sullivan high school and run through the 24th.

It will go from 7-9:15 a.m. each day with the youth football camp to follow from 10-11:30 a.m.

For more information, contact the high school at 728-8381.

Workshop Series to be Held for Those with Diabetes

July 16, 2014

Take Charge of Your Diabetes: The Diabetes Self-Management Program is designed to teach diabetics tools and techniques to help patients become better health managers. The University of Illinois Extension and Douglas County Health Department have teamed up with Jarman Center to provide this program locally. Classes will be offered 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings August 6 – Sept. 10 at Jarman Center located at 704 N. Main in Tuscola.  Read More

Council Approves Working Budget Monday Night

July 16, 2014

Revenue down slightly, while expenses climb similarly

by Barry Featheringill
Sullivan Reporter

Monday night the Sullivan City Council approved a working budget that saw a small increase in bills paid out, while revenues fell by a similar margin.

The working budget, or operating budget, includes both disbursements and revenues through April 30, 2015. Read More

Obituaries 7-16-2014: Beverly Ozier

Beverly Ozier

OzierBevCelebration of Life services for Beverly Ozier, 75, of Sullivan, formerly of Lovington, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Glen Baker officiating. Burial was in Findlay Cemetery.

She died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday July 9, 2014 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

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