Monthly Historical Meeting Thursday

June 17, 2015

The Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold their monthly general meeting Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Center in Sullivan. The speaker for the evening will be  Andy Brantner, Illinois NRCS District Conservationist for Douglas and Moultrie counties. Brantner will use a Power Point presentation to explain how the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is the primary federal agency that works with private landowners to help them conserve, maintain, and improve their natural resources. A social hour will follow the program with refreshments being served.

Mobile Drivers License Unit at Sullivan Library June 18

June 10, 2015

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library in Sulivan, is offering drivers a chance to renew their driver’s license or vehicle registration renewal sticker, obtain a duplicate or corrected license, or obtain an Illinois identification card. White’s mobile unit will be available at the Sullivan Library, located at 2 West Water in Sullivan, on June 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“I am pleased to work with the Sullivan Library to bring my office’s services directly to the people,” said White. “This is another example of how my office continues to use technology as an ally to improve upon the delivery of services to Illinois residents.”
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, please call 217-782-7044 or visit the Illinois Secretary of States website by clicking here.

Memorial Day Service Sunday

Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bethany will hold a Memorial Day Service Sunday June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Korean war veteran Al Lynn representing Independent Baptist Churches in Illinois will be the special speaker. The color guard will be provided by the American Legion Post 68.

Inaugural Runners on a Mission 5K Winners Announced

June 3, 2015

The Smyser Christian Church women’s ministry hosted their inaugural “Runners on a Mission 5K” with this year’s mission and focus being the Sullivan and Windsor backpack programs, which both received $400. The top four runners from the 5k were Cheryl Jestis, 27:59 (female master’s winner); Steve Lawhorn, 27:42 (men’s master winner); Lacey Lawhorn, 27:42 (female overall winner); and Raymond Miller, 20:04 (male overall winner).

Sullivan City-wide Clean-up June 20, Recycled Tech July 18

June 3, 2015

The Sullivan city-wide clean up day has been scheduled for June 20, and the city is asking that residents do not put out items such as tires, car parts, liquids such as paint thinners, oils or fuels. Other prohibited items include concrete, bricks, dirt, burnt materials and fluorescent light bulbs as well as any electronics. A full list may be viewed on the city of Sullivan’s website (, and an ad will be placed in the newspaper.
To dispose of appliances, a sticker must be purchased at the city building. Call 728-4383 for details. Items should be placed on the curb by 7 a.m. June 20
Almost a month after the city clean-up, electronics will be accepted and recycled. Residents may bring their electronic items such as computer monitors, desktops, laptops, televisions, CDR’s, video equipment, paper shredders, cameras and MP3s to the Wyman Park parking lot just south of the lake on Saturday, July 18. Drop off will be scheduled from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. According to Commissioner Mike Kirk , the city set a record last year by collecting six tons of recyclable technology. To see a full list of acceptable electronic items, citizens may view the list on the city of Sullivan’s website.

Lowery at Lovington Assembly of God Sunday

May 27, 2015

Pastor Doug Lowery will be ministering at Lovington Assembly of God Sunday, May 31 beginning at 6 p.m.
Lowery has served as founding pastor of Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur since January 1978. Previous ministry included serving as a youth pastor in Decatur and San Marcos Ca. and senior pastor of West Point AG, in West Point, Ill. He has also served as a church planter, planting seven churches in Illinois and 40 churches worldwide, primarily India. He and his wife Rosemary have been married since 1969 and have three children and 12 grandchildren.  A special offering to support Lowery’s mission trip to India next spring will also be taken.
The church is located at 502 W Emery St in Lovington (corner of Emery and Logan). For more information, call Pastor Matthew Perkins at 217-317-0550 or visit

Monday Night Scramble Results 5.27.15

May 27, 2015

Competing Monday, May 18 in the weekly scrambler at Timberlake Golf Course in Sullivan, the team of Dustin Rawlings and Jeremy Moxley earned first place, shooting 6-under and winning the playoff hole. Taking second was the team of Gage Elder, Quinton Ray, Steve Nickerson and Chad Palmer.

Rules of the Road Review Course June 3

May 27, 2015

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Mid-Illinois Senior Services, Inc., is offering a Rules of the Road Review Course for all citizens in the Sullivan area. The course is free to anyone who wishes to attend and will be held at Mid-Illinois Senior Services, Inc. which is located at 114 E. Jefferson in Sullivan from 10-11:30 a.m.
The purpose of the course is to help participants pass the Illinois driver’s license renewal examination. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road examinations, and also provides information on the vision screening.
For further information, please contact the Driver Services Department at 312-814-3676.