Winning Week for Timberwolves Baseball

•March 29, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports Editor

The Okaw Valley Timberwolves played four games in five days and finished the week with a 3-1 record.

OV recorded wins over Edinburg, St. Elmo and Ramsey but lost to Maroa-Forsyth.

Saturday against Edinburg, the Timberwolves scored seven runs in the fifth inning to blow the game open for the eventual 13-3 victory.

Sam Hagerman and Hutson Dickens each knocked in two runs. Read More

Scams, Fraud and ID Theft Workshop

•March 29, 2017•

SAIL, Soyland Access to Independent Living, will host a free workshop, Scams, Fraud and ID Theft 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in Lovington Public Library located at  110 W. State Street.

The speaker is Shari Rowe, postal inspector with United States Postal Inspection Service.

The workshop is free; reservations are not required. For more information call Betty Watkins, Rural Outreach Coordinator at 774-4322.

Poll Location Changes

•March 29, 2017•

Jonathan Creek, Marrowbone 1 & 2, Sullivan 3 will all experience location changes beginning with the April 4 election

County Clerk Georgia England reminds voters in Jonathan Creek Precinct, Marrowbone 1 and Marrowbone 2 Precincts and Sullivan 3 Precinct that the polling locations have changed. Voters will vote at the new locations beginning with the upcoming Consolidated Election Tuesday, April 4.

The new locations are Jonathan Creek at Jonathan Creek Christian Church, Marrowbone 1 and Marrowbone 2 at Bethany Firehouse and Sullivan 3 at First United Methodist Church.

Location changes were necessary in allowing more space for election equipment and to accommodate the increasing number of individuals exercising their right to vote. England also stated, “We are very fortunate in Moultrie County to have organizations, churches, village halls, etc. that are so willing to do whatever is necessary to help in the democratic process of elections. It has been a pleasure working with the locations that have served our county for many, many years, and I am looking forward to working with the three new locations.”

Remember When? 3-29-2017

25 Years Ago This Week

Sheep shearing was a demonstration given near Rotorua which Joe and Joan Pound attended while in New Zealand during their around the world in 70 days adventure.

Sarah Eaton, niece of Joe and Myrna Matheson, snuggled with her pet pot-bellied pig “Arnold”. The Mathesons have two Vietnamese pigs with son Adam raising “Hampton” as a 4-H project.

A caravan to welcome home the award winning Sullivan Singers formed at the Masonic Home at 10 p.m. The Singers earned first runner up honors at the Showstoppers International competition in Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Gregory K. Welty was named medical director of Sullivan Health Care Center. Read More

Obituaries 3-29-2017

Joyce Kropp

Joyce Kropp, 92, a longtime resident of rural Warsaw, Illinois, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 in River Hills Village in Keokuk.

She was born August 22, 1924 in Sullivan, a daughter of Victor and Mabel Poland Landers. She graduated from Sullivan High School.

School Board Candidates Express Views at Forum

Photo by Mike Brothers
Interested citizens gathered at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan May 23 for the Sullivan Education Association/Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development sponsored school board candidate forum.

•March 29, 2017•

By Mike Brothers

Sullivan School Board candidates revealed a universal support for seeking alternative revenues during a candidates’ forum held in Sullivan Thursday, March 23.

Sponsored by the Sullivan Education Association and Sullivan Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, interested citizens attended the 6:30 p.m. forum at the First United Methodist Church.

SEA president Don Lockwood explained the format of the forum following a power point presentation by county clerk Georgia England explaining the complexities of the consolidated election.

The Sullivan Unit 300 power point may be viewed at with England offering to answer questions during office hours at the courthouse. Read More

SOV Girls’ Track Opens Season at Arcola

•March 29, 2017•

The Sullivan-Okaw Valley girls’ track and field team opened its season with a second-place finish with 12- points at the six-team Arcola meet last Tuesday.

Natalie Drury and Esther Miller tied for first in the high jump at 4’4”.

Laine Cameron ran the 300 hurdles in 52.7 for first place.

Several other Redskins placed second. Read More

OV Softball Scores Win Over Edinburg

•March 29, 2017•

By Jason Brown
NP Sports Editor

The Okaw Valley softball team kicked off its season with a 2-2 record.

The Timberwolves defeated Edinburg and Central A&M but lost to Maroa-Forsyth and Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg.

Against Edinburg at Crowder Park Saturday, OV scored seven runs with two outs to break open a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning.

In the fourth inning rally, Benning singled to right.

Grace Harlin followed with a single down the right field line, which allowed Benning to advance to third.  Benning advanced to home on the throwing error to third base. Read More

Obituaries 3-29-2017: Alan Elliott

Alan Elliott

Alan Eugene Elliott, 68, of Mt. Zion passed away at 4:44 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

A service to honor and celebrate Alan’s life was held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 29) in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in Mt. Zion. Alan was laid to rest in Mt. Zion Township Cemetery. Read More