Harley Steps in as Sullivan’s Newest Chiropractor

November 12, 2014

Submitted by the Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development

There is a new doc in town. Dr. Katie Harley is a chiropractor whose main focus is to find the body’s nerve interferences and remove them with a chiropractic adjustment. This allows the body to function at its optimal level.

She was born and raised in Windsor and attended Eastern Illinois University for three years before transferring to Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo. At Logan, she completed her Bachelors of Science degree and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2005. Read More

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library Purchases New 3-D Printer

Photo by Keith Stewart Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library children’s librarian Michelle Nolen balances the hot plate of the 3D printer before printing a bookmark Friday.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library children’s librarian Michelle Nolen balances the hot plate of the 3D printer before printing a bookmark Friday.

November 12, 2014

Hope adults as well as children will use new technology

by Ariana Cherry
Arthur/Sullivan Reporter

Keeping up with technology is integral to any business, community organization or school. It is what builds futures by providing education, new ideas, and opportunities. When the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library purchased a 3-D printer, they had these ideas all in mind.

“It will put us on the same level with larger libraries as far as technology goes, “ said director, Clem Uptmor. Read More

Sullivan Golf Awards 2014

Submitted by Krista Smith Sullivan Golf Awards The Sullivan golf teams held their awards banquet November 3 at the Sullivan Country Club. Award winners included, from left to right: Sam Mulligan, boys’ most valuable player, all-conference medalist; Tommy Schibur, boys’ most improved player; Alexis Matlock, girls’ most valuable player; Hannah Elzy, girls’ most improved player.

Submitted by Ben Richter
Sullivan Golf Awards
The Sullivan golf teams held their awards banquet November 3 at the Sullivan Country Club. Award winners included, from left to right: Sam Mulligan, boys’ most valuable player, all-conference medalist; Tommy Schibur, boys’ most improved player; Alexis Matlock, girls’ most valuable player; Hannah Elzy, girls’ most improved player.

Third Annual Santa’s Workshop December 6

November 12, 2014

Dove will host their third annual Santa’s Workshop Saturday December 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the American Legion in Sullivan.

Santa will be available before and after the city parade. Free crafting tables for children as well as face painting and other activities will be featured.

There will be a 50/50 drawing, silent auction and a bake sale as well as novelty items.

Art Club Holds Final Workshop of the Year

November 12, 2014

Sullivan Art Club’s final workshop of the year will be held on Saturday, November 15 at the First United Methodist Church hall located at the corner of Jefferson and Hamilton Streets. Artist Dee Siegmund from Mahomet will demonstrate the use of transparent oils to begin a painting, a method that can be used with a variety of subjects. Read More

Just Shy of 42 Years of Service, Thomas Retires

November 12, 2014

Photo by RR Best Outgoing sheriff Jeff Thomas holds a plaque congratulating him on his retirement at a public gathering in October.

Photo by RR Best
Outgoing sheriff Jeff Thomas holds a plaque congratulating him on his retirement at a public gathering in October.

Outgoing sheriff’s tenure up Nov. 30

by Barry Featheringill
Sullivan Reporter

There’s a new sheriff in town–almost. And another, well, not quite leaving, but turning in his badge.

After more than four decades of service with the Moultrie County Sheriff’s office Jeff Thomas is retiring. And when Thomas leaves office November 30, he will be 90 days short of having spent 42 years of service to Moultrie County.

Thomas joined the sheriff’s office in 1973 and was elected to the office of sheriff in 2002.

“I’ll do anything that I want that does not require that I be responsible for actions of 22 other people,” said Thomas of his upcoming retirement. “I plan to spend time playing golf, fishing, traveling, along with spending time with the grandkids.” Read More

Obituaries 11-12-2014: Merrill Pound

Pound, Merle 001Merrill Pound

Funeral services for Merrill E. Pound, 84, of Decatur were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites by the Bethany American Legion Post # 507 was in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.

He passed away at 9:10 p.m.  Monday, November 3, 2014.

Merrill was born November 17, 1929 in Sullivan, a son of Frank and Ruth Johnson Pound. He married Myrta Clare Scott January 19, 1950 in Moultrie County. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from A.E. Staley-Tate & Lyle in Decatur after more than 40 years. Merrill was involved in starting up new plants around the world. He also owned and operated Elmer’s Ole Time Inn in Decatur. Merrill was also a co-owner with his wife Myrta of Clare’s Family Restaurant in Decatur. He was a member of  Jonathan Creek Christian Church in Sullivan and Staley’s Retired Forman’s Club.

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America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders launches in Illinois

November 12, 2014

Program promotes careers in agriculture across 40 states

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agriculture. Starting Nov. 15, high school seniors and college students in Illinois and other eligible states can apply for this opportunity. Read More