Christmas Vacation Theme

•April 19, 2017•

Operation Secret Santa is getting underway for fundraising for 2017.

The annual fundraiser will be July 15 at the Toy Bar in Sullivan starting with the annual Jeepin’ For Jessie Jeep Run with the theme Christmas Vacation. Following the jeep run, Secret Santa will host the annual silent auction followed by a live auction. Times will be posted at a later date. Raffle tickets for a half of a hog are available at the Toy Bar for a drawing the day of the event.

Main Street Makeover for Findlay

•April 19, 2017•

A special Main Street Makover for Findlay is scheduled for Friday, April 21.

Inspired by school and community cooperation to help spruce up the village, more volunteers are coming forward.

A movement by Shelby County Partners and Shelby County Economic Development Agency is coordinating volunteers and businesses to work together in giving town, cities and villages within Shelby County some tender loving care.

Jody McCormick is the coordinator for Findlay, and she has reached out to Okaw Valley CUSD to help provide volunteers.

“At this time I have at least 25 high school and maybe as many middle school volunteers signed up,” McCormick said.

“Several projects are lined up with local businesses around Findlay with Tailwinds owner Chrissy Grant opening her place to the owners and volunteers for donuts, drinks and lunch.

“We are working hard to make Findlay fabulous!” Mccormick said. “The school district is really stepping up helping this community wide effort.”

SAL WWP Golf Outing Set

•April 19, 2017•

The Wounded Warrior Project will benefit from  the Sullivan Sons of the American Legion golf outing Saturday, June 17.

Sign up is 8 a.m. at Timberlake Golf Course with the shotgun start at 9 a.m.

It is a four person 18 hold scramble with lunch provided. There will be hole games and proxies.

For more information contact Josh Harner at, call 217-853-1186 or sign up at Timberlake Golf Course.

All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project. WWP is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. This gives members access to programs and services that meet their unique mental, physical and economic needs free of charge for life.

Easter Egg Hunt At Wyman

•April 12, 2017•

Easter Egg hunting comes to Sullivan at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16 in Wyman Park.

Sponsored by the Sullivan Fire District, the hunt is divided into six age groups.

Group division is: 0-1; 2-3; 4-5; 6-7;8-9; and 10-11 years.

Enjoy the fun and prizes courtesy Sullivan Fire District.

Annual Rabies Clinic at LFD

•April 12, 2017•

Graham Veterinary Clinic will sponsor their annual rabies clinic at the Lovington Fire Department from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Vaccinations include those for rabies, bordetella, feline leukemia, and other viruses. There is a fee for the vaccinations. At the clinic, pet owners also have the opportunity to purchase county tags which are required for dogs.

In addition, the option to microchip a pet is offered. Contact Lisa Clark at 217-521-6274 with questions.

Lovington SAL Golf Outing

•April 12, 2017•

The Lovington Sons of the American Legion is hosting a golf outing at Timberlake Golf Course Saturday, June 24.

Shotgun start is 8 a.m. Four man scramble is $40 per player with sign up sheet at the American Legion Post 429.

Food is provided by the women’s auxiliary.

Easter Carnival and Egg Hunt

•April 12, 2017•

The Petersen Health Care Easter Carnival and Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 15 at Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center located at 11 Hawthorne Lane.

Events begin at 11 a.m. and run through 1 p.m. The Easter egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. sharp.

Also offered is a petting zoo, inflatables, games, pony rides, food and much more.

Everyone is welcome to this free event and should bring lawn chairs.

The event is hosted by Eastview Terrace, Mason Point, Courtyard Estates and Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Area Church Services

•April 5, 2017•

First United Methodist Sullivan

Reenactment of the Last Supper will occur at the First United Methodist Church on Maundy Thursday, 13 April beginning at 7 pm

A cast of 13 men from the congregation play the roles of Jesus and his 12 disciples including Judas Iscariot, who later betrayed him following this Passover Meal in the Upper Room.

Easter Sunday, April 16 services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

Faith Lutheran Church, Sullivan 

Holy Week Service at Faith Lutheran Church in Sullivan begins with Saturday service at 5 p.m. April 8.

Palm Sunday Service is 10 a.m. April 9 with dinner at 11 a.m. Maundy Thursday, April 13 supper is 5:30 p.m. and worship service 6:30 p.m.

Good Friday Tenebrae service is 6:30 p.m. April 14. Saturday service is 5 p.m. April 15.

Easter Sunday Service is 10 a.m. April 16.

Washington Plaza Returns

•April 5, 2017•

Commissioner Bill Hagen sat in on his final city council meeting Monday, March 27.

As he approached his impending retirement, he stated, “I feel good about the improvements and progress of the water and sewer department. I have respect for the people I have worked with and the support that was offered.”

Washington Plaza will be in place once again this summer during theater season; although it will not be blocking any road lanes as it did last year. This year Washington Plaza will take up only the nearby sidewalk and parking places adjacent to The Little Theatre. Washington Plaza will offer an extra seating area for theater patrons before and after shows.

Other items that were discussed or voted upon:

-Bids were accepted for the electrical line upgrade project for spring. Anixter won the bid with materials costing a total of $34,906.84.

-The annual MFT program was awarded to Earl Walker Construction, the only bidder, for his bid of $103,958.40.

-A zoning ordinance was passed that allowed mobile home parks to sell new or used trailers within the mobile home park.

-A gas sales agreement ordinance was passed that extends the city’s contract with the IPEA to run through 2024 so that the city is able to negotiate longer term pricing and deliver stable low-priced gas.