SOV Hangs On Against A&M

Photo by Joe Wheeler Nick Frerichs scrambles out of the pocket Friday night.

Photo by Joe Wheeler
Nick Frerichs scrambles out of the pocket Friday night.

October 22, 2014

Raiders’ comeback falls short

By Joe Wheeler
Reporting in Moweaqua

Up 21-0 at halftime, it was looking like a rout for SOV on what was shaping up to be an unfortunate senior night for the Central A&M Raiders. But this past Friday night the Redskins were lucky to get out of Mowequa with a win.

Things got started quickly for SOV after the Raiders’ first drive stalled, and the ‘Skins scored on their second play from scrimmage. A breakout Chanley Heykoop run to start the drive set things up for a 64-yard strike to Alec Ballinger on the ensuing play. The touchdown pass from senior quarterback Nick Frerichs would not be his last of the evening. Read More

LTE: 10.22.14

Oktoberfest Enjoyed

  I would like to say to the Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development that the Oktoberfest was a great idea. Oktoberfest is a good idea that gives people who have been working all week something to enjoy over the weekend. Read More

Lady Timberwolves Overcome Adversity on Sr. Night

Photo by Joe Wheeler Pictured are the Okaw Valley volleyball seniors who were celebrated last Thursday at home against Bement (from left to right): Blair Monroe, Caity Ohm, Amanda McClain, Abby Vander Burgh, Savannah Birch, Haley Carlson, and Amy Orris. Not pictured is Amy Monroe.

Photo by Joe Wheeler
Pictured are the Okaw Valley volleyball seniors who were celebrated last Thursday at home against Bement (from left to right): Blair Monroe, Caity Ohm, Amanda McClain, Abby Vander Burgh, Savannah Birch, Haley Carlson, and Amy Orris. Not pictured is Amy Monroe.

October 22, 2014

Teamwork key in 3-set victory over Bement

By Joe Wheeler
Bethany Reporter

Bement was in town Thursday evening and looking to spoil Okaw Valley’s senior night for the ladies in black.

The Lady Bulldogs came out strong in the first set, scoring three in a row before OV would get on the board. Some Bement errors and two OV kills would even things up at four early in the set, and later the home team would string together six points in a row. Bement would battle back, one point at a time, to eventually tie it up at 15 all mid-set. Unfortunate errors then set the Lady Timberwolves back late in the set, and they would eventually fall 20-25. Read More

Understanding Illinois: Expert Says “No” on Amendments

NowlanOctober 22, 2014

By Jim Nowlan
Outside Columnist

We should always be careful about amending the Illinois Constitution because if problems arise later, the document is very difficult to change.

Voters will face two proposed amendments on the November ballot. Both sound like motherhood and apple pie provisos, yet a constitutional law expert thinks both are flawed and should be rejected. Read More

Obituaries 10-22-2014: Anne H. Baker

BakerAnnAnne Baker

Anne H. Baker, 94, of Sullivan, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Monday October 20, 2014 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Celebration of Life services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Paul McGhghy officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park in Harristown.

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Obituaries 10-22-2014: Toni Riley

RileyToni Riley

Toni S. Riley, 61, of Bethany, died at 6:10 a.m. Sunday October 19, 2014 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Dave Dolan officiating. Burial will be in French Cemetery in Allenville. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today (Wednesday).

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New Coffee, Wine Lounge Premieres Near Square

Photo by Keith Stewart Terrie Golden (left) receives her latte from owner Cathrine Craig Tuesday afternoon at 5 West coffee and wine lounge.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Terrie Golden (left) receives her latte from owner Cathrine Craig Tuesday afternoon at 5 West coffee and wine lounge.

October 22, 2014

5 West trying to bring the urban to the rural, while staying casual

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Cathrine Craig and husband J.R. never ran or owned a coffee shop before, let alone a hybrid coffee/wine/beer shop.

So they did what anyone new to something would or should do. A lot of research.

But before ever researching espresso grinds or milk stouts or merlots, the Craigs first had to discover such an idea. Read More

A&M Proves Too Much for Sullivan

October 22, 2014

Lady Raiders win in two sets

by Aaron Dyer
Sullivan Reporter

If there was a chance for an upset in the Central Illinois Conference last Thursday between the Central A & M the Lady Redskins, the first set certainly didn’t show it. Sullivan was downed easily 25-14 before they ladies in red showed some determination in the second, though they would eventually fall there too, 25-19. Read More