January 28, 2015
When is ice safe? There really is no sure answer. You can’t judge the strength of ice just by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature, or whether or not the ice is covered with snow. Strength is based on all these factors — plus the depth of water under the ice, size of the water body, water chemistry and currents, the distribution of the load on the ice, and local climatic conditions. There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice. Lake Shelbyville is a flood control project with fluctuating water levels, therefore the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages you to stay off the ice on Lake Shelbyville. Read More
January 28, 2015
USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced the release of the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection crop insurance program for the 2015 crop year. The policy allows producers to insure between 50 to 85 percent of their whole farm revenue and makes crop insurance more affordable for producers, including fruit and vegetable growers and organic farmers and ranchers.
Whole-farm revenue protection combines and enhances two popular and well known plans of insurance, Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) and Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite). Policy enhancements include an expanded range of coverage levels, coverage for replanting, provisions that increase coverage for expanding operations, a higher maximum amount of coverage and the inclusion of market readiness costs in the coverage. Read More
January 28, 2015
The Lake Volunteers Association (LVA), a not for-profit volunteer based group of individuals serving the Lake Shelbyville and Carlyle Lake communities, will host a 52 gun raffle/fundraiser for 52 weeks. Starting Saturday evening, July 4, the first three numbers drawn in the pick three game from the Illinois Lottery (excluding the Fireball) is the winning number for that raffle. You must be 21 to play and to legally be able to own a gun in Illinois as all laws apply. Only 1000 tickets will be sold. Each ticket has 52 chances to win. Read More
January 28, 2015
Sam Lilly, a 1958 graduate of Sullivan High School and now a resident of Downers Grove, is the 2014 recipient of the Hall of Fame award presented by the Sullivan Alumni Association. Johnny Bill Durbin of Sullivan, a 1959 graduate, received the Who’s Who award.
A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Lilly was a high school teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and community college and university instructor before earning his Ph.D. During that time he was active in the organization and passage of the Illinois Community College Act which established the system we have today.
Lilly co-chaired a large suburban school district committee that set the groundwork for the total reorganization of a school system that today has more than 17,000 students, and he was a charter member of Sullivan Community Education Foundation.
He has written four books on Early American history and is the youngest person ever elected president of the Illinois State Historical Society. Former Governor Jim Edgar appointed him to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Board of Trustees, and he worked for many years on the development of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Read More
January 21, 2015
Moultrie County Rush Fastpitch Softball will hold its annual fundraiser dinner, auction, and youth dance Saturday, February 21, at the Sullivan American Legion located at 8 East Strain Street next to Wyman Park.
A catered dinner from Niemerg’s Steakhouse in Effingham will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The dinner will consist of fried chicken, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, homemade noodles, cole slaw, rolls, tea and lemonade. Tickets are available to purchase in advance or at the door. Ticket price includes entry to the dance, but there will be a dance-only entry fee available for purchase. The auction will follow the dinner at approximately 7 p.m., and the youth dance will be from 8-11 p.m. Read More
January 21, 2015
Submitted by the SCED
The Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 annual awards which will be presented at the SCED Annual Dinner this Saturday.
Larry Stenger will be recognized as the 2014 Citizen of the Year.
Stenger is the Regional Community Bank President for First Mid Illinois Bank & Trust and is an individual who displays a passion for service and for the community of Sullivan. Stenger has used his extensive financial knowledge and creativity to help many projects in Sullivan become reality. Larry’s quiet dedication to community and economic development and his behind the scenes willingness to give back to the community exemplify the criteria for the SCED Citizen of the Year
Ron White will be honored with a lifetime achievement award. Read More
January 14, 2015
Residents living in and around the Sullivan community may learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Faith Lutheran Church will host Life Line Screening January 26. The site is located at Route 32 South in Sullivan. Read More
January 7, 2015
The second annual SHS Future Redskins Basketball League will begin this month.
Sponsored by the SHS boys’ basketball program, the league will run on Saturday mornings in January, February, and March, followed by a tournament in the SHS gym.
Teams will be coached by SHS JV/Varsity boys’ basketball players.
Registration is due by January 7, but walk-ins on the first day of the league will be accepted. Read More
January 7, 2015
The statewide average temperature for 2014 was 49.4 degrees F, which is 2.9 degrees below average. The year was tied with 1912 and 1979 for fourth place, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois.
The coldest year on record since 1895 was 1917 with an average of 48.3 degrees F. Read More
Submitted by Chester Reeder
Photo by Keith Steawart
The Cavaliers celebrate their 26-22 championship victory with coach Alec Ballinger during last year’s season.
YOU are invited to play in the 2nd annual SHS Future Redskins Basketball League sponsored by the SHS Boys’ Basketball Program. This league will run on Saturday mornings in January, February, and March followed by a tournament in the SHS GYM, and will be coached by the SHS JV/Varsity Boys’ Basketball Players. There is a league entry fee for every participant and this includes a t-shirt. This league is for all boys and girls in the 4th, 5th, & 6th grades. Registration is due January 7th, BUT WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED THE 1ST DAY OF LEAGUE. If you can’t make either of the 2 practice days, but still want on a team that is not a problem. Please let head coach Chester Reeder know on your registration form of either practice day you will miss.
When: Saturday, January 10th, Wednesday, January 14th (5:30 – 7pm in SES), Saturday 17, 24, 31st, February 7, 14(7am-8:30am), & 21st (7am-8:30am). All Saturdays will be 8:00 am to 9:45 am with the exception of Feb 14th and 21st. Tournament will be held February 28th and March 4th.
Where: SHS Gym (SES on Wednesday, January 14th)
On 1/10 & 1/14 the High School Coaching Staff and Players will run fundamental stations with all of the kids in the league. Kids should wear their own basketball clothing. Teams will be formed after the second day and each team will have a practice session from 8:00 am to 9:45 am on 1/17. Students will also get their league t-shirt on the 17th. The remaining Saturday’s each team will play one game. All game times will be 8:00, 8:35, or 9:15. A game schedule will be sent out to all participants when it is completed. Please fill out the bottom fully, enclose payment in the form of check or cash (checks made payable to SHS Basketball), and return to SES office or SMS office or mail to: Read More