Beef Roundup 2014

Photo by RR Best Beef-Roundup! Fire chief Mike Piper digs in on a ribeye sandwich last Friday during the Sullivan IGA Beef Roundup, which pitted Sullivan Fire vs. Sullivan Police. The former won, devouring nine sandwiches. 

Photo by RR Best
Beef-Roundup!
Fire chief Mike Piper digs in on a ribeye sandwich last Friday during the Sullivan IGA Beef Roundup, which pitted Sullivan Fire vs. Sullivan Police. The former won, devouring nine sandwiches. 

SHS Homecoming Court 2014

Photo by Kevin Sesko SHS Homecoming Court 2014 Sullivan’s homecoming coronation will take place during half time at Friday night’s football game. The student council hosted dance, themed Neon Lights, will take place from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Pictured is this year’s Sullivan High School’s homecoming court. Back row, from left to right, are: senior attendants Emily Neuhauser, Shawn Cody, Nicholas Cravatta, Dakota Clayton, Levi Nadler, and Drew Harris. Front row: Bailey Root (freshman), Hannah Moody (senior), Heather Cody (senior), Heidi Clements (junior), Jadeyn Land (senior), Tori Murphy (senior), and Abby Williams (sophomore).

Photo by Kevin Sesko
SHS Homecoming Court 2014
Sullivan’s homecoming coronation will take place during half time at Friday night’s football game. The student council hosted dance, themed Neon Lights, will take place from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.
Pictured is this year’s Sullivan High School’s homecoming court. Back row, from left to right, are: senior attendants Emily Neuhauser, Shawn Cody, Nicholas Cravatta, Dakota Clayton, Levi Nadler, and Drew Harris. Front row: Bailey Root (freshman), Hannah Moody (senior), Heather Cody (senior), Heidi Clements (junior), Jadeyn Land (senior), Tori Murphy (senior), and Abby Williams (sophomore).

ALAH FFA Attends State FFA Horse Judging

Submitted ALAH FFA Attends State FFA Horse Judging The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond FFA chapter went to its first career development event of the school year. Darian Hays, Katie Gingerich, Kayley LaGrou, and Isaac Ashenfelter left at 5 a.m. to travel all the way to Black Hawk College in Kewanee to judge eight classes of horses in the State Horse Judging Contest with 214 other students.  The ALAH FFA Chapter was part of the 63 schools that did the non-reasons classes. Other students that were in the reasons classes later gave a presentation about how they judged the horses. The ALAH students judged four riding classes and four halter classes. The halter classes were judged only on their physical appearance and how they trotted. The riding classes involved judging horses on complicated riding patterns.   The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond FFA Chapter earned a B rating and a red ribbon, and Hays had the best score of 338.

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ALAH FFA Attends State FFA Horse Judging
The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond FFA chapter went to its first career development event of the school year. Darian Hays, Katie Gingerich, Kayley LaGrou, and Isaac Ashenfelter left at 5 a.m. to travel all the way to Black Hawk College in Kewanee to judge eight classes of horses in the State Horse Judging Contest with 214 other students.
The ALAH FFA Chapter was part of the 63 schools that did the non-reasons classes. Other students that were in the reasons classes later gave a presentation about how they judged the horses. The ALAH students judged four riding classes and four halter classes. The halter classes were judged only on their physical appearance and how they trotted. The riding classes involved judging horses on complicated riding patterns.
The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond FFA Chapter earned a B rating and a red ribbon, and Hays had the best score of 338.

Smyser Christian Welcomes New Pastor

Submitted Smyser Christian Welcomes New Pastor Dan Fultz has become the senior minister at Smyser Christian Church which serves the Moultrie, Shelby and Coles county area. Fultz began his ministry at the age of 17 when he served as a volunteer junior high leader at his home church, the Blanchard Church of Christ, in Blanchard, Penn. He completed his undergraduate work at Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn. and received his Masters of Divinity in 2014 from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, also in Johnson City. With 10 years of ministry experience, Fultz has served congregations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. His experience ranges from youth and children’s ministry to hospital chaplaincy and prison ministry and small rural churches to suburban mega-churches. He and his wife Lauren are the parents of two children.

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Smyser Christian Welcomes New Pastor
Dan Fultz has become the senior minister at Smyser Christian Church which serves the Moultrie, Shelby and Coles county area.
Fultz began his ministry at the age of 17 when he served as a volunteer junior high leader at his home church, the Blanchard Church of Christ, in Blanchard, Penn. He completed his undergraduate work at Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn. and received his Masters of Divinity in 2014 from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, also in Johnson City. With 10 years of ministry experience, Fultz has served congregations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. His experience ranges from youth and children’s ministry to hospital chaplaincy and prison ministry and small rural churches to suburban mega-churches. He and his wife Lauren are the parents of two children.

SHS 9/11 Ceremony

Photo by Keith Stewart SHS 9/11 Ceremony Students in SHS’s Career English class honored the victims of 9/11 and current emergency services personnel and members of the military in  a 9/11 ceremony given for middle and high school students last Thursday. Brock Read and Chanley Heykoop led the assembly which was also attended by family members of Capt. Jack Punches, who was killed at the Pentagon on 9/11; local fire department, police, and sheriff personnel; and representatives from the Marine Corps and National Guard. Each organization and the family of Capt. Punches received a card designed and made by class members and signed by students and staff of the high school. Pictured is former Sullivan fire department chief Jeff Waite, who spoke during the ceremony, recalling his department’s reaction to the events that unfolded 13 years ago. The students also raised over $100 through donations to sponsor a cobblestone at the 9/11 memorial in New York City. Senior Brody Elder and junior Grant King also sang at the ceremony, and class member Cody Kay and senior Tristan Minard were honored as current members of the United States Army.

Photo by Keith Stewart
SHS 9/11 Ceremony
Students in SHS’s Career English class honored the victims of 9/11 and current emergency services personnel and members of the military in a 9/11 ceremony given for middle and high school students last Thursday.
Brock Read and Chanley Heykoop led the assembly which was also attended by family members of Capt. Jack Punches, who was killed at the Pentagon on 9/11; local fire department, police, and sheriff personnel; and representatives from the Marine Corps and National Guard. Each organization and the family of Capt. Punches received a card designed and made by class members and signed by students and staff of the high school.
Pictured is former Sullivan fire department chief Jeff Waite, who spoke during the ceremony, recalling his department’s reaction to the events that unfolded 13 years ago.
The students also raised over $100 through donations to sponsor a cobblestone at the 9/11 memorial in New York City.
Senior Brody Elder and junior Grant King also sang at the ceremony, and class member Cody Kay and senior Tristan Minard were honored as current members of the United States Army.

ALAH Homecoming Court 2014

Photo by Kent Stock ALAH Homecoming Court Pictured is this year’s ALAH homecoming court, first row, left to right: (Junior Attendants), Liz Shipman and Marcus Vanausdoll (Freshman Attendants), Kim Davis and Nick Stolte (Sophomore Attendants). Queen candidates in middle row are: Elyse Harris, Alyssa McArthur, Jessica Davis and Emily Seegmiller. The King candidates in the back row are: Nathan Rose, Tyler Schuring, Kyle Feagin and Jeremy Plank.

Photo by Kent Stock
ALAH Homecoming Court
Pictured is this year’s ALAH homecoming court, first row, left to right:
(Junior Attendants), Liz Shipman and Marcus Vanausdoll (Freshman
Attendants), Kim Davis and Nick Stolte (Sophomore Attendants).
Queen candidates in middle row are: Elyse Harris, Alyssa McArthur,
Jessica Davis and Emily Seegmiller. The King candidates in the back
row are: Nathan Rose, Tyler Schuring, Kyle Feagin and Jeremy Plank.

OVHS Homecoming Court 2014

Submitted OV Homecoming Court Pictured is this year’s Okaw Valley homecoming court, from front to back, left to right: Kaylee Thomas & Nick Tipsword (Junior Attendants), Hayley Carlson & Isaac Vanderlaan , Caity Ohm & Justin Vander Burgh, Paige Harlin & Devon Still, Amanda McClain & Joe Jeffers (all Senior Court), Brianna Creviston & Keith Bone (Sophomore Attendants), Natalie Jeffers & Dylan Holt (Freshman Attendants).

Submitted OV Homecoming Court
Pictured is this year’s Okaw Valley homecoming court, from front to back, left to right: Kaylee Thomas
& Nick Tipsword (Junior Attendants), Hayley Carlson & Isaac Vanderlaan , Caity Ohm & Justin VanderBurgh, Paige Harlin & Devon Still, Amanda McClain & Joe Jeffers (all Senior Court), Brianna Creviston & Keith Bone (Sophomore Attendants), Natalie Jeffers & Dylan Holt (Freshman Attendants).

Knights Fall

Photo by Darian Hays Knights Fall Tyler Schuring (no. 2) goes to pass as a Villa Grove player closes in Friday night. Schuring went 8-25 for just 36 yards and one interception while rushing for 140 yards on 20 attempts during his team’s 20-6 loss to Villa Grove. The Knights now begin what is one of four consecutive home games beginning with Martinsville this Friday.

Photo by Darian Hays
Knights Fall
Tyler Schuring (no. 2) goes to pass as a Villa Grove player closes in Friday night. Schuring went 8-25 for just 36 yards and one interception while rushing for 140 yards on 20 attempts during his team’s 20-6 loss to Villa Grove. The Knights now begin what is one of four consecutive home games beginning with Martinsville this Friday.