Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is the corner of Harrison and Main streets in Sullivan sometime before 1915. The Old North School is located in the background as well as the old county jail. 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 Jean Landers. She was born on May 20, 1927 and her 90th birthday announcement is in this week’s News Progress. Above, she is pictured at about three years old standing at the family’s Findlay farm which is now located at the bottom of Lake Shelbyville. 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 old Wabash train trestle that was located east of Fox Harbor Marina and north of Bruce. The photo is dated 1896. 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 Springtown Bridge west of Lovington on July 5, 1957. The photo shows a clearance of barely three inches and water rushing beneath the structure. 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 Poland-Powers grain mill in Sullivan. It was located on the north side of the tracks close to where The Restore is now. The first man is unknown, but it is known that the second and third man are Albert Powers and Clement Harshman. The year that this photo was taken is unknown. 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 are Caroline and Ben Jennings, children of Judge John and Harriett (Schenk) Jennings, in front of their home located two blocks off of the square in Sullivan. This photo was taken around1910. 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 Haggard Colts of Lovington were quite famous in their day. They played the season of 95-96-97 and won 90% of their games. Lovington drew large crowds to their ball diamond. Top Row: Manager Alva Hoots, Ralph Foster, Umpire Nelson Reynolds, G.W. Boggs, Coach A.W. Lux. Seated: W.W. Munch, Fred McCoy, H.C. Munch, Ted Million, Bert Hewitt. Front: Capt. H.G. Haggard, Roy Gregory, George Conn. This photo was taken in 1896. 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 Ross and Goldie Tucker at their gift shop, which was located at 3 W. Jefferson in Sullivan. For several years after it was known as Anderson’s Gift shop and is now a beauty salon. The year that this photo was taken is unknown. 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 Lorenson’s Auto Dealership in the 1960s. The dealership was located 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 Community Industries building in Sullivan in 1946. It was the corporate office for George aka Yard-Man, Agri-Fab, Felicity Fashions and Brach Candy. The factory for Felicity Fashions was also contained in this building.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.