Sullivan Named Community of the Year by State Utilities Association

Submitted Illinois Municipal Utilities Association President & CEO Kevin Gaden (right) presents the IMUA Member Community of the Year Award to City Distribution Foreman Shannon Risley (left) and Sullivan Mayor Ann Short (center).

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Illinois Municipal Utilities Association President & CEO Kevin Gaden (right) presents the IMUA Member Community of the Year Award to City Distribution Foreman Shannon Risley (left) and Sullivan Mayor Ann Short (center).

July 16, 2014

Citing the city an example of a community that has taken the initiative to assure a continued quality of life for its citizens, Kevin Gaden, President & CEO of the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), named Sullivan as the 2014 IMUA Member Community of the Year. Read More

Waller Completes Residency

July 16, 2014
Submitted Waller Completes Residency Christine J. Waller, M.D. completed her residency in General Surgery on June 20, 2014.  During her time at University of Iowa, she also completed a fellowship in Critical Care and was a winner of the 2013 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award in Surgery.  During her final year of residency, she was Administrative Chief Resident.  She has accepted a position with Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse, WI.  Dr. Waller, her husband Jonathan, and their daughter Leah will relocate to the area in July.  Her daughter Ashlynne Steen resides in Springfield, Ill. with her husband, Dr. Sven Steen.  Dr. Waller is the daughter of Bob and Teresa Lane of Sullivan and the late Jane Wiley.

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Waller Completes Residency
Christine J. Waller, M.D. completed her residency in General Surgery on June 20, 2014. During her time at University of Iowa, she also completed a fellowship in Critical Care and was a winner of the 2013 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award in Surgery. During her final year of residency, she was Administrative Chief Resident. She has accepted a position with Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse, WI. Dr. Waller, her husband Jonathan, and their daughter Leah will relocate to the area in July. Her daughter Ashlynne Steen resides in Springfield, Ill. with her husband, Dr. Sven Steen. Dr. Waller is the daughter of Bob and Teresa Lane of Sullivan and the late Jane Wiley.

W.H.A.T.S.’s Yard of June 2014

July 16, 2014
Submitted W.H.A.T.S.’s Yard of June The WHAT group (Windsor Happenings Around Town) has chosen its June Yard of the Month: Judy Smith and her home located on the east end of Maine Street. The public is invited to nominate a home in Windsor to be judged in the Yard of the Month contest. To nominate a home, contact Linda Voris at City Hall or Marci Croy at 273-5488.  WHAT is Windsor’s mapping group that is working to beautify as well as make improvements in the community.

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W.H.A.T.S.’s Yard of June
The WHAT group (Windsor Happenings Around Town) has chosen its June Yard of the Month: Judy Smith and her home located on the east end of Maine Street.
The public is invited to nominate a home in Windsor to be judged in the Yard of the Month contest. To nominate a home, contact Linda Voris at City Hall or Marci Croy at 273-5488.  WHAT is Windsor’s mapping group that is working to beautify as well as make improvements in the community.

Council Approves Working Budget Monday Night

July 16, 2014

Revenue down slightly, while expenses climb similarly

by Barry Featheringill
Sullivan Reporter

Monday night the Sullivan City Council approved a working budget that saw a small increase in bills paid out, while revenues fell by a similar margin.

The working budget, or operating budget, includes both disbursements and revenues through April 30, 2015. Read More

12 Abandoned Properties Up For Sale in Moultrie

July 9, 2014

As trustee, Moultrie County has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2010 and prior real estate taxes. The county, as trustee, will now offer for sale the real estate obtained to the public. It will offer approximately 12 items through a sealed bid auction sale. All sealed bids must be in the Moultrie County treasurer’s office no later than the close of business on July 18, 2014. Read More

Legion, Community Pull Together to Fund Fireworks Show

Photo by Brian Andrews/1st Sense Photography! After several months of uncertainty surrounded the American Legion Fourth of July Fireworks display, the Legion, with the help of the community’s outpouring of donations, was able to purchase the display for Friday’s celebration.

Photo by Brian Andrews/1st Sense Photography!
After several months of uncertainty surrounded the American Legion Fourth of July Fireworks display, the Legion, with the help of the community’s outpouring of donations, was able to purchase the display for Friday’s celebration.

July 9, 2014

Improvements still needed and to come

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

In February, American Legion Post 68 board member Mike Keown thought Sullivan would go without its annual Fourth of July fireworks display. With the majority of its board members replaced with new, including Keown, it wasn’t discovered until January that not only had the Legion missed its first $6,000 installment towards the display but that the Legion didn’t have the money.

“In my opinion, we weren’t going to have fireworks,” said Keown. “The Legion couldn’t pay for it upfront.” Read More

Miss Moultrie-Douglas 2014

Submitted Miss Mo-Do Miss Moultrie-Douglas was crowned Tuesday evening in Arthur. Pictured, left to right, are: 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Summer Robbins; Lauren Moss, People’s Choice, Tuscola; Olivia Christy, 2nd runner-up, Tuscola; Brittany Rader, 1st runner-up, Lovington; Maria Meyer, 2014 Miss Moultrie-Douglas, Tuscola; Kiela Martin, 3rd runner-up, Villa Grove; Michelle VanCleave, 4th runner-up, Tuscola; Alexandra Minott, Miss Congeniality, Newman; outgoing 2013 Miss Moultrie-Douglas Christine Fortney. See page 4 for this year’s entire newly elected royalty.

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Miss Mo-Do 2014
Miss Moultrie-Douglas was crowned Tuesday evening in Arthur. Pictured, left to right, are: 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Summer Robbins; Lauren Moss, People’s Choice, Tuscola; Olivia Christy, 2nd runner-up, Tuscola; Brittany Rader, 1st runner-up, Lovington; Maria Meyer, 2014 Miss Moultrie-Douglas, Tuscola; Kiela Martin, 3rd runner-up, Villa Grove; Michelle VanCleave, 4th runner-up, Tuscola; Alexandra Minott, Miss Congeniality, Newman; outgoing 2013 Miss Moultrie-Douglas Christine Fortney. See page 4 for this year’s entire newly elected royalty.

Elderly Couple Involved in Wreck North of Bethany Thursday

Photo by Keith Stewart Emergency personnel work to remove an elderly man from his vehicle Thursday afternoon east of St. Isidore church.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Emergency personnel work to remove an elderly man from his vehicle Thursday afternoon east of St. Isidore church.

Updated July 9, 2014

Macomb natives taken away on stretcher

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

An elderly couple from Macomb, Ill. was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital Thursday afternoon after being involved in a two-car wreck north of Bethany. Read More