Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is the construction of the Kirksville elevator in 1908. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the construction of the Kirksville elevator in 1908. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is the Shepherd/McMullin/Gaddis home on State St. in Lovington. This home was built by M.T. Shepherd in the late 1800s. M.T. and his brother had a very successful store in Lovington and M.T. decided to go into the banking business. He built and opened the Home and Deposit Bank on the SW corner of the yard of this home. The bank was demolitioned when he expanded his business at the turn of the century. The new bank became Shepherd’s National bank and was located on the north side of State St. where Pauline Hoover’s insurance office used to be, which is now owned by the Millers. He died in 1903 and his sons took over. The home was sold to the McMullins several years later and became the first funeral home in Lovington. In the early 1960’s, the home was sold to the Gaddis family. They operated a nursing home in it for many years. A large fire completely destroyed the old home and a new structure was raised from the old foundation. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the Shepherd/McMullin/Gaddis home on State St. in Lovington. This home was built by M.T. Shepherd in the late 1800s. M.T. and his brother had a very successful store in Lovington and M.T. decided to go into the banking business. He built and opened the Home and Deposit Bank on the SW corner of the yard of this home. The bank was demolitioned when he expanded his business at the turn of the century. The new bank became Shepherd’s National bank and was located on the north side of State St. where Pauline Hoover’s insurance office used to be, which is now owned by the Millers. He died in 1903 and his sons took over. The home was sold to the McMullins several years later and became the first funeral home in Lovington. In the early 1960’s, the home was sold to the Gaddis family. They operated a nursing home in it for many years. A large fire completely destroyed the old home and a new structure was raised from the old foundation. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is Bruce Thomsen’s Restaurant which was located near First National Bank in Sullivan. This photo was taken in the 1950’s. Pictured are Roy Picken, Harold Lindley, Corwin Hamilton, Lester Lippincott, Carl Weakley, Jake Marble, Cale Cunningham, Purvis Tabor, Carl Shasteen, Bo Wood and Larry Sheets. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Bruce Thomsen’s Restaurant which was located near First National Bank in Sullivan. This photo was taken in the 1950’s. Pictured are Roy Picken, Harold Lindley, Corwin Hamilton, Lester Lippincott, Carl Weakley, Jake Marble, Cale Cunningham, Purvis Tabor, Carl Shasteen, Bo Wood and Larry Sheets. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is an undated photo of Sheridan’s Men’s Clothing store which was located on the south side of the square in Sullivan. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is an undated photo of Sheridan’s Men’s Clothing store which was located on the south side of the square in Sullivan. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is the Bethany Star Market BB team. This photo was taken in the mid to late 1970’s. Front row: Buck Siere, Larry Bandy, Jim Waggoner, Van Bolin, Jim Davis and Mark Cuttill. Back row: Larry Cuttill, Mike Welsh, Greg Cuttill, Jeff Cuttill, Stan Patrick and Charlie Bland. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the Bethany Star Market BB team. This photo was taken in the mid to late 1970’s. Front row: Buck Siere, Larry Bandy, Jim Waggoner, Van Bolin, Jim Davis and Mark Cuttill. Back row: Larry Cuttill, Mike Welsh, Greg Cuttill, Jeff Cuttill, Stan Patrick and Charlie Bland. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is the breaking of the bridge deck of the old Route 32 bridge over the Kaskaskia River marking the beginning of the end of the structure. This photo was taken in early 1966. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the breaking of the bridge deck of the old Route 32 bridge over the Kaskaskia River marking the beginning of the end of the structure. This photo was taken in early 1966. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is Belle Forest school in Lovington Township 1947-1948. Front row: A.J. Bolsen, Macia Bailey, Wanda Tohill, Lynda West, Helen Keyes Wacaser, teacher. 2nd row: Darrell Taylor, Jack Redfern. 3rd row: Dora York, Glen Woodard, Jordan York, Wanda Ruff. 4th row: Phyllis Tohill, Douglas York & Phyllis Butler. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Belle Forest school in Lovington Township 1947-1948. Front row: A.J. Bolsen, Macia Bailey, Wanda Tohill, Lynda West, Helen Keyes Wacaser, teacher. 2nd row: Darrell Taylor, Jack Redfern. 3rd row: Dora York, Glen Woodard, Jordan York, Wanda Ruff. 4th row: Phyllis Tohill, Douglas York & Phyllis Butler. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

The George Garden Tool Company observed 70 years in history with an exhibition at the original factory site where Agri-Fab in Sullivan now stands. Pictured above are original George Garden Tool employees from 1946. George Garden Tools employed as many as 450 people before closing in the mid 1960s. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

The George Garden Tool Company observed 70 years in history with an exhibition at the original factory site where Agri-Fab in Sullivan now stands. Pictured above are original George Garden Tool employees from 1946. George Garden Tools employed as many as 450 people before closing in the mid 1960s. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is Campbell’s Barber Shop in Sullivan is where the Toy Bar is today. In the above February 1951 photograph from left: owner Jim Campbell, Johnny Selock, Frank Bond and Cecil Yates. Frank’s son Mac provided the photo and noted haircuts were $1 with 10 cents going to the owner. Bond went on to open a single shop in town charging 75 cents. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Campbell’s Barber Shop in Sullivan is where the Toy Bar is today. In the above February 1951 photograph from left: owner Jim Campbell, Johnny Selock, Frank Bond and Cecil Yates. Frank’s son Mac provided the photo and noted haircuts were $1 with 10 cents going to the owner. Bond went on to open a single shop in town charging 75 cents. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is Lovington High School class of 1946. Students include (in no particular order) Jim Applegate, Bob Shelton, Bill Brooks, Danny Smith, Don Ball, Joe Foster, John Swallow, Lawrence Hodge, B. Burge, B. Foley, Clint Simpson, unknown and Burl (coach/principal). Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Lovington High School class of 1946. Students include (in no particular order) Jim Applegate, Bob Shelton, Bill Brooks, Danny Smith, Don Ball, Joe Foster, John Swallow, Lawrence Hodge, B. Burge, B. Foley, Clint Simpson, unknown and Burl (coach/principal). Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.