Farm Bureau Update: Student Outings a Success

HarveyOctober 15, 2014

By Tyler Harvey
Mo-Do Farm Bureau Manager

I have to say I am glad I am not asked to give reports on the weather. The temperatures the last two weeks of September were as good for drying the crops as it could get; however it seems Mother Nature has officially turned on the faucet here in the last week or two. Going around both Moultrie and Douglas counties, I can tell many crops have been taken out, but for the crops still in the field, I hope drier weather will be on the horizon. Read More

Sullivan Succumbs to CIC Leader Shelbyville

October 15, 2014

Lady Rams continue dominant season with win over Redskins

by Aaron Dyer
Sullivan Reporter

Acoin flip wasn’t all the Sullivan Lady Redskins varsity volleyball team lost last Thursday. In a two-set match-up against Shelbyville, Sullivan continued their difficult season with a 25-13, 25-15 loss.

Shelbyville quickly got to work with kill after kill, but their streak would slow down for a moment with the Lady Red storming the court following a second time out called by varsity head coach Krista Smith, who gave an empowering pep talk. Read More

ALAH Drops Two Sets in Divisional Championship Match

October 15, 2014

Fall to Sangamon Valley once again

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Writer

The Lady Knights came up one win shy of the Little Okaw Valley Northwest division championship last Thursday, losing in straight sets to the Sangamon Valley Storm 25-21 and 25-13. After a closely contested first set, the Storm surged to an insurmountable lead early in second set and ALAH could never recover. Read More

Knights Roll Lions 41-8 on Senior Night

Photo by Darian Hays Cameron Bonham (left) and Hunter Kamm (right) celebrate during Friday’s game against Decatur LSA.

Photo by Darian Hays
Cameron Bonham (left) and Hunter Kamm (right) celebrate during Friday’s game against Decatur LSA.

October 15, 2014

Improve to 5-2, one win out from clinching playoff spot

by Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

Tyler Schuring broke free on the second play of the game and went 63 yards untouched for the score keying the Knights’ impressive victory on senior night over the LSA Lions last Friday.

Schuring racked up four touchdowns before halftime and ALAH came up with two 90-yard plus interception returns ultimately cruising to a 41-0 halftime lead. Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond is now 5-2 on the season and playoff eligible.

An LSA Lions squad dressing the minimum was simply no match for the Knights on Friday. Read More

Timberwolves Fall to Bombers in Three Sets

October 15, 2014

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

Argenta Oreana defeated Okaw Valley in a highly entertaining Little Okaw Valley matchup on Tuesday night. The Timberwolves won the first set 25-21, but the Bombers rallied, winning back-to-back sets 25-22 and 25-21 for the victory.

“I am pleased with the way the girls played tonight,” said OV head coach Jody McCormick. “We have had a rough few matches, and they stepped it up tonight and had much more energy. Every girl that was on the court contributed, and the girls that came off the bench really helped us out.” Read More

SOV Varsity Football Game Postponed After Fatal Accident at Shelbyville Bus Garage

Coroner identifies transportation director as victim

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

The varsity football game between SOV and Shelbyville scheduled for Friday, October 10 has been postponed due to what area sources are claiming a serious injury occurring to one of Shelbyville schools’ staff members.

Both the Shelbyville Daily Union and Shelby County News are reporting that a staff member was injured after being trapped under a vehicle late this morning. The Daily Union elaborated by saying the injury resulted in a fatality, while the County News is reporting the individual was injured after a jack slipped while working on a school bus in the bus garage.

According to the Daily Union, Superintendent Denise Bence released the following statement:

“The district lost a beloved employee today. We are all deeply saddened. Our hearts are aching for his family. They are in our prayers.”

Tonight’s football game has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 11 at 7 p.m.

UPDATE 5:17 p.m.: Both the Daily Union and the Shelbyville County News are reporting that Shelby County Coroner Brian Green has identified Tim Powers, 45,  as the individual killed in today’s accident. Powers was the Shelbyville school district’s transportation director and was injured while working on a bus in the district’s bus garage.

SOV Runners Celebrate Seniors with Second Place

Photo by Keith Stewart The SOV cross country team celebrated senior night Tuesday. Pictured, back row, left to right, are: Brent Mauck, Shawn Cody, Keegan Kruckeberg, Layne McMahon, Calen Landrus,  Nick Cravatta, and Alex Harvey. Front row, left to right: Tori Murphy, April Shuman, Elissa Stewart, Mackenzie Mosier, and Jacob Cameron.

Photo by Keith Stewart
The SOV cross country team celebrated senior night Tuesday. Pictured, back row, left to right, are: Brent Mauck, Shawn Cody, Keegan Kruckeberg, Layne McMahon, Calen Landrus, Nick Cravatta, and Alex Harvey. Front row, left to right: Tori Murphy, April Shuman, Elissa Stewart, Mackenzie Mosier, and Jacob Cameron.

October 8, 2014

Shelbyville sweeps meet with first place finishes

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Celebrating their last home meet of the year, and subsequently their senior runners, the SOV cross country boys and girls each finished second as a team, both instances behind Shelbyville.

It was a much closer race for the girls than it was the boys with the Lady Red finishing just two points behind the Lady Rams with 35. Read More

An Authentic Hobby Full of Decoys

Photo by Barry Feateringill Geoff Auten of Sullivan is seen with a few of his homemade duck decoys, a hobby he has enjoyed for 15 years.

Photo by Barry Feateringill
Geoff Auten of Sullivan is seen with a few of his homemade duck decoys, a hobby he has enjoyed for 15 years.

October 8, 2014

Duck decoys a passion for Auten

by Barry Featheringill
Sullivan Reporter

Sullivan resident Geoff Auten has a hobby that relates back to early waterfowl hunters: carving decoys. “I like to hunt and decided I’d like to make some water fowl decoys like the old-timers did,” said Auten, who has been carving for 15 years. “Taking a block of wood and carving it into the shape of a specific species of bird.”

It did not take long for early waterfowl hunters to discover that his arrows did not fly high enough to hit a flying bird. Early Native Americans discovered that it made sense to build some sort of decoy to attract fowl within shooting range. Taking cattails, bulrush and thule plants, they fashioned decoys to lure the birds to within range of their bow & arrow. Read More