Historical Society Closed

•December 16, 2015•

There will be no December 2015 or January 2016 general meetings at the Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society due to the holidays and unsure weather. December closing will be at 3 p.m. on the 21st and the society will reopen at noon February 1.

Questions about special appointments may be made to Pat Cribbet at 728-2456, Paul Stone Law Office at 728- 7318 or by leaving at message on the answering machine at the Historical Society at 728-4085.

Candlelight at Faith Lutheran

•December 16, 2015•

Faith Lutheran Church in Sullivan will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. and Christmas day meditations 8 a.m.-noon. All are invited to come at anytime and stay for as long as they like to reflect on the Christmas story.

A meditation pamphlet will be provided for each person, and there will be Christmas background music.

A 5 p.m. worship service will be held Saturday, December 26 with Christmas hymns.

Sunday school for all ages will be at 9 a.m. Sunday Dec. 27 including a DVD, “Christmas Is” for young children and “Joseph Man of Steel” for Jr. High students to adults. Worship service with Christmas hymns is at 10 a.m.

Christmas Bingo at the Legion

•December 9, 2015•

A special Christmas Bingo is set for Thursday, December 17 at the Sullivan American Legion.

Starting at 6:20 p.m. there will be several cash giveaways of $100. There will also be one $500 winner and one $1000 winner for the night.

Scholastic Bowl Wins Two

•December 9, 2015•

The Redskins scholastic bowl beat Clinton and Meridian December 7 with Ryan Baker leading the team in the first game with three toss-ups.

In the second game Baker led with four toss-ups. Luke Delong had three with Grace Mauck and Ross Metzger each earning one.

The JV beat Clinton but lost to Meridian. In the first match Katie Webb, Lindsay Jones and Winchester Phelps each had two toss-ups. In the second match Phelps led with three.

Bethany Has Christmas Sing

•December 9, 2015•

The second annual Bethany Community Choir Concert will be at 6 p.m. December 13 at the First Christian Church in Bethany.

Featured will be the Bethany Community Choir, the Macon County Brass, soloist Jack Scott, flute Susan Lutes, and piano Vicki Osman.

There will also be a congregation sing along with refreshments after the concert. There is no admission cost. For more information call 217-330-0708.


•December 9, 2015•

Sandra Wirth was inadvertently omitted from the participants in the Prairie Winds story on page 8 of last week’s News Progress. We apologize for the error.

Annual Assessor Session Set

•December 9, 2015•

All Moultrie County township and multi-township tax assessors will review updates on procedure requirements at the annual meeting December 29.

As required by Section 200/9-15 of the Property Tax Code, Moultrie County Chief County Assessment Officer Cindy Kidwell advises that she will be holding her annual meeting with the Moultrie County township and multi-township assessors at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 29 in the Moultrie County Board Room on the second floor of the Moultrie County Courthouse at 10 South Main Street in Sullivan.

Assessors will learn uniformity of their property tax listing and assessment functions. The meeting is open to the public.

Watch the Road

•December 2, 2015•

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is joining Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement agencies to remind motorists to buckle up and drive sober during one of the heaviest travel periods of the year.

With one of the biggest party nights of the year on Wednesday and more people on the roads through Sunday, police throughout the state are stepping up their enforcement of seat belt law violators and impaired drivers during the long holiday weekend.

The effort marks the beginning of an end-of-the-year push to keep traffic fatalities at record-low levels. Fatalities in Illinois are five percent higher today than at this point last year; 881 so far in 2015, compared to 833 on this day a year ago.