In Step with Local Trend, Sullivan Golf Sees Increase in Participants 

August 20, 2014

Group of 24 out for fall season

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Just as other local teams have seen, Sullivan golf looks to benefit from an increase in players this and in following seasons.

The program improves from last year’s 19 to this year’s 24, something head coach Ben Richter actually attributes, in part, to Okaw Valley head coach Andy Wagner.

“We had decent numbers play over the summer and with Andy being out here was a godsend,” said Richter. “He was having clinics and was able to give them more technical practice on a Monday, and then on a Wednesday I was out here and letting them get out and play a little big. Having Andy out here was a big help.

Photo by RR Best Pictured, front row, left to right, are: Joey Davison,Luke Delong,Alexis Matlock,Hannah Elzy,Sammie Wood, Jessica Yantis, Ariel Heppe, Beretta Phelps, Grace Yantis, Dani Boyer, and Justin Root. Back row: Lake Atchison, Cody Johnson, Bretton Crouse, Gavin Harlin, Kent Taber, Kenneth Farley, Adam White, Eric Keller, Tom Schibur, Andrew Matlock, Ben Berner, Jacob Cameron, and Liam Bechtold.

Photo by RR Best
Pictured, front row, left to right, are: Joey Davison,Luke Delong,Alexis Matlock,Hannah Elzy,Sammie Wood, Jessica Yantis, Ariel Heppe, Beretta Phelps, Grace Yantis, Dani Boyer, and Justin Root. Back row: Lake Atchison, Cody Johnson, Bretton Crouse, Gavin Harlin, Kent Taber, Kenneth Farley, Adam White, Eric Keller, Tom Schibur, Andrew Matlock, Ben Berner, Jacob Cameron, and Liam Bechtold.

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Knights Cross Country Could See Team Scores

Photo by Keith Stewart 2014 graduate Mary Singer is seen in stride during a race at Sullivan’s Tabor Park last fall. She is trailed by returning runner Kate Edwards.

Photo by Keith Stewart
2014 graduate Mary Singer is seen in stride during a race at Sullivan’s Tabor Park last fall. She is trailed by returning runner Kate Edwards.

August 20, 2014

With four boys so far, ALAH still searching for extra member

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

In his 14th year, head coach Ryan Whelan has, so far, seven athletes out for the fall cross country season, which is tied for the most participants he’s had in the program. What’s more, Whelan is still hopeful in preseason that his team will pick up another male runner, which would allow a boys’ team to score in a meet, which has only happened one other time during Whelan’s tenure.

“I’m trying to get the boys to talk one more into coming out,” said Whelan. “I said to them, ‘If you can find one more kid, we can have a scoring group, which has only been the case once ever.’ That’s one meet ever, that’s what I mean. I’ve had four of one gender plenty of times, but only at one meet ever did we have five together. So there is a kid or two that they’re going to try convincing to come out here.” Read More

Caviar with an Oink

Bill Bailey, WIUAugust 20, 2014

by William C Bailey
Professor, School of Agriculture, Western Illinois University

Let’s be honest, while an excellent university, not many world records are made at Western Illinois University. But that changed recently when a member of the School of Agriculture’s faculty and Good Hope, Illinois resident Associate Professor Mark Hoge, sold a pig (Yorkshire boar to be exact) for a staggering $270,000 – a world record price, according to the National Swine Registry. Assuming the pig weighed 280 pounds when sold, that pencils out to be about $60 an ounce, very comparable to the price of some caviar.  The price of a prime filet mignon is about $30 an ounce.  And the price of the hamburger purchased from a fast food establishment is about 50 cents an ounce. Read More

Obituaries 8-20-2014: June Queen

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A funeral service for Katherine “June” Queen, 91, of Washington, Ill. was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington with Pastor Roberta Shultz officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton.

She died at 9:58 a.m. Saturday Aug. 9, 2014 in Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.  Read More

Obituaries 8-20-2014: Jean Lorenson

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Mass of Christian Burial for D. Jean Lorenson, 89, of Sullivan was celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) in St. Columcille Catholic Church in Sullivan. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. She passed away at 6 a.m. Saturday Aug. 16, 2014 in Sullivan Rehabilitation & Health Care in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 8-20-2014: Norma Harris

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Mass of Christian Burial for Norma L. Harris, 76, of Tuscola was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church in Tuscola with Father Delix Michel as celebrant. Burial was in Tuscola Township Cemetery in Tuscola. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Tuscola handled arrangements.

She passed away suddenly at 12:47 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Norma was born February 22, 1938 in Champaign, the daughter of Ivan and Emma Pankau Black. She married Joe H. Harris August 17, 1957 in Corinth, Miss., and he survives.  Read More

Obituaries 8-20-2014: Forest Clark

Clark,Lt.Col.ForestWayneServices for Forest Wayne Clark, 98, of Decatur were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Moundford Free Methodist Church. Burial was in Graceland-Fairlawn Cemetery in Decatur. Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.

He died Wednesday August 13, 2014 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Read More

Labor Picnic to Honor Union Members

August 20, 2014

Current and former union members and their families in the area covered by the Mideastern Illinois Labor Council are invited to attend the 37th annual Labor Picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 23 at Fox Ridge State Park seven miles south of Charleston on Illinois Route 130.

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