Adult Heart Healthy Class

•May 25, 2016•

The Lovington Public Library will be offering a free information class on “Adult Heart Healthy/Diabetes”. The class will be offered 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday June 8. Preregistration is required, and the deadline for sign-up is Monday June 6.

The Moultrie County Health Department will conduct the informative class and will have time for questions also. Individuals interested in signing up for the class may call the library at 873-4468.

Hydrant Flushing

•May 25, 2016•

The city of Sullivan water department will be flushing fire hydrants beginning June 1.

There may be some discoloration in the water, and laundry should be avoided during those times.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to 217-728-4383.

Newspaper Office Closed

•May 25, 2016•

The News Progress business offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Our deadlines for advertising, both classified and displays, are moved up to noon Friday, May 27. News items may be emailed through the weekend.

Weed Growth Problems

•May 18, 2016•

If you have weeds getting out of control now is the time to cut.

Recent rain and warm weather have caused a lot of growth in Sullivan.

Grass and weeds have enjoyed the weather and grown well—in some cases too well.

Police Chief John Love noted the department has gotten calls concerning properties with weed growth issues.

Sullivan’s nuisance ordinance requires village action toward property owners who aren’t making an effort to control weeds on their property. This could ultimately lead to the city placing a lien on the property and eventually taking it over.

Chief Love noted the properties where complaints have been filed are being followed up on.

Owners are encouraged to take pride in their property’s condition and be considerate of neighbors.

Rules of Road Refresher

•May 18, 2016•

Area Seniors will get achance to review their driving knowledge with a June visit from the Secretary of States office.

Mid-Illinois Senior Services, Inc. in Sullivan will host a Rules of the Road refresher course Wednesday, June 1.

The course begins at 10 a.m., and Ed Vehovic of the Illnois Secretary of State’s Office will be the instructor.

WHS Class Hosts 5K

•May 18, 2016•

The Windsor High School class of 2017 will host a 5k at the Windsor Harvest Picnic August 20.

They are seeking sponsors for this event.  Any individual or business interested in being a sponsor should contact Lesley Baker at by August 1.

Registration forms to participate in the run may be found at and click on Junior Senior High School.

Cuba Then and Cuba Now

•May 18, 2016•

The Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical monthly general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday May 19 in the Heritage Center located in Sullivan.

The speaker for the evening will Sullivan’s Joe Pound who will discuss the turbulent history of the island of Cuba since 1492.

He will conclude his talk with information on how Cuba has changed based on his recent eight day visit which will include pictures taken while he was there.