Sullivan Participates in Life Chain

•September 21, 2016•

The churches in Sullivan would like to invite the public to participate in the National Life Chain.

Life Chain is a peaceful presentation of prayer and the display of signs for passing motorists such as, “Abortion Kills Children”, “Adoption -The Loving Option”, “Jesus Forgives And Heals”, “Pray To End Abortion”, “Abortion Hurts Women” and others.

The event will be held 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Participants should meet at 1:45 at the corner of Jackson and Hamilton streets.

There have been testimonies across the nation of woman changing their minds about having an abortion after seeing the display. That means a life was saved.

Those unable to stand that long may bring lawn chairs. Church groups are welcome. Those with questions may call a Life Chain committee member at 217-232-8881.

Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770

Monday, Sept. 26 - Beef tips in gravy, mashed potatoes, buttered baby carrots, pears, bran muffin.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Ham loaf w/glaze, German potato salad, green beans, applesauce, roll.
Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Goulash w/beans, spinach salad w/Mandarin oranges and dressing packet, whole grain biscuit, warm fruit cobbler. Read More

Arcola-ALAH Golf Wins Triangular Match

•September 21, 2016•

Arcola-Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond varsity golf won a triangular match Sept. 19 at Kaskaskia Country Club.

Arcola posted a score of 167. Sullivan placed second with a 188 and Altamont with a 196.

Clayton Miller was the medalist shooting a one over par 36. Shandon Herschberger was runner up with a 37. Arcola’s record now stands at 17-1 Read More

Growing Up In Sullivan: My First in Flight Emergency

Ginther•September 21, 2016•

By Jerry R. Ginther
NP  Columnist

“San Angelo tower this is Cessna 1-2-9-9 uniform,” I spoke into the microphone unsure of what I would say next.

“Good afternoon, 1-2-9-9 uniform,” came the reply from the air traffic controller in the tower.

What had started out as a routine photography flight was about to get more exciting than routine. We had departed Waco, Tex. earlier in the day with three souls on board, my 12-year-old son, my cameraman and myself. I was piloting the single engine Cessna 172, a high wing, four place, aircraft we used for our photography missions.

The first leg of the flight between Waco and Brownwood was uneventful. The only concern I had was the extremely high temperature which was fast approaching the 100-degree mark. It was a hot summer day, and it was going to get hotter. Checking my logbook, I see it was July 24, 1987.

We decided we would land at Brownwood for fuel and refreshment. The refreshment would include a can of soda for my son Warren who occupied the back seat during the flight. That soda would become part of the excitement not long after our departure from Brownwood.  Read More

SS Mobile Unit At Sullivan

•September 21, 2016•

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Sullivan Library, is offering drivers a chance to renew their driver’s license or vehicle registration. White’s mobile unit will be available at the Sullivan Library, located at 2 West Water in Sullivan, on October 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

An applicant renewing a current Illinois driver’s license or identification card need only present a current valid driver’s license or identification card. If the applicant is applying for either a duplicate or corrected driver’s license or identification card the applicant must present two forms of identification. To find out what documents are considered acceptable identification, call 217-782-7044 or visit the Illinois Secretary of States website at:

Sparrows Toy Run is Saturday

•September 21, 2016•

Sparrows of Lovington is celebrating 20 years of giving.

Sparrow’s Toy Run begins with registration at Rusty’s Bar in LaPlace on Sept. 24.

Sign up is from 11 a.m. until noon when free food is provided. Sign up fee is a toy.

From there stops include Wayside in Pesotum (food available for purchase); Ivesdale Tavern; West End in Bement; Hammond Pub (free food) and final stop Jerry’s East End in Lovington (free food).

All toys donated will benefit Lovington families. For more information contact Pam Anklam at  201-0662 or Jessica Mercer at 620-7579.

Yost Found Guilty of Randall Murder

image•September 15, 2016•
Michael Yost, was found guilty of first degree murder in the cutting death of Sheri Randall in March 2015.

Chief Circuit Judge Dan L. Flannell announced the guilty verdict at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, ending the bench trail that began Monday, Sept. 12.

Judge Flannell emphasized that the states case established that Yost was guilty of all four counts filed, acknowledging the crime was cruel and heinous as States Attorney Jeremy Richey emphasized in his closing.

Yost faces a 20 years to natural life sentence with Judge Flannell scheduling a pre-sentence investigation report for 9 a.m. October 21. Yost was returned to the Moultrie County Jail to await sentencing.

Public Defender Brad Rau offered two witnesses on Yost’s behalf following the close of the states case on Thursday morning.
Michael Yost, 43, recounted the events leading up to the death of Sheri Randall on March 4 while the court allowed endocrinologist Dr. Gregory Clark to observe the testimony.

Rau began by pointing out Yost had Type II diabetes and ask his activities beginning on March 2, 2015.