Medicare Part D Workshop

•October 5, 2016•

SAIL, Soyland Access to Independent Living, will host a workshop introducing the 2017 Updates to Medicare Part D 1-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 11 at Mid-Illinois Senior Center Services, Inc. located at 114 E. Jefferson Street in Sullivan.

The presenter is Kathi Shackles, Mid-Illinois Senior Services Inc., Senior Health Insurance Program Volunteer. The workshop is free; reservations are not required.  For more information call Betty Watkins, SAIL Rural Outreach Coordinator, at 774-4322.

Lovington Food Drive

•October 5, 2016•

A food and cash drive will be held for Christ’s Pantry (Lovington Food Pantry Saturday, October 15.

The public is encouraged to bring items and donations to the middle of town in Lovington between 9 and 11:30 a.m. October 15.

Trunk or Treat

•September 28, 2016•

Smyser Christian Church is sponsoring “Trunk or Treat” 4-6 p.m. Sun. Oct. 30 on the Sullivan American Legion parking lot.

Church members will be handing out candy from their decorated trunks to the “Trunk or Treaters.”

There will be pony rides, hot dogs, chips and drinks, and each child will receive a free photo. All children and their families are invited.

There is no cost to participate. For more information call 217-752-6896 or go to

Clean Up Days Set for City

•September 28, 2016•

The city of Sullivan has scheduled clean up days in October.

Residents living north of Harrison Street, including Pifers Lane, will be picked up Saturday, October 22.

Those living south of Harrison Street will have clean up day Saturday, October 29.

Food Drive for Lovington

•September 28, 2016•

A food and cash drive will be held for Christ’s Pantry (Lovington Food Pantry) Saturday, October 15.

The public is encouraged to bring items and donations to the middle of town in Lovington between 9 and 11:30 a.m. October 15.

Sullivan Council Recognition

•September 28, 2016•

The Sullivan City Council took a moment to remember past city employee Bill Rankin who recently passed away.

At the Monday, September 26 city council meeting health and safety commissioner Bill Hagen commemorated Rankin in a letter he read into the record.

“Last weekend Bill Rankin passed away. Bill grew up in Sullivan as his father worked for the city electrical department. Bill raised his two children here. He spent most of his employment serving the city of Sullivan. After high school, Bill Rankin started at the Sullivan sewer plant. He earned all the required licenses and retired as chief operator.

There are a few of us still around who worked with Bill. We enjoyed his easy to get along with attitude and have memories of some good laughs shared.”

Rankin worked for the city a total of 31 years. From 1967-1977 and again from 1983-2004.

Kids Fishing Rodeo

•September 28, 2016•

The second annual Kids Fishing Rodeo at Wyman Park Lake starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.

Presented by the Central Illinois Crappie Club the event is free for kids 15 years old and under.

Registration and demos are 12:30 p.m., fishing begins at 1 p.m., and kids should bring their own fishing gear.

Weigh in for ages 0-9 is at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. for ages 10-15.

Sponsors include IGA, Monical’s Pizza, Steak and Shake, Chip’s Marine,  Brush pile jigs, Mt. Zion Braves and US Army Corp of Engineers.

Text Scam Makes Rounds

•September 21, 2016•

Sullivan Chief of Police John Love would like to alert citizens of the latest scam reported by area residents.

According to Chief Love some Sullivan residents have received text messages which leave a number to call.

When the person calls the number, they are asked for their card account number in order to verify identity.

Love warned this is just another method of identity theft, and residents shouldn’t respond to the text.

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.

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: