Harlem Wizards at SHS

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Harlem Wizards at SHS
When the Sullivan High School boys’ basketball team hosted the Harlem Wizards for an exhibition fundraising event putting Sullivan teachers and coaches against the nationally known “Clowns of the Court” Wednesday, Feb. 15 Cassie Becker had no idea she would get a chance to dunk the ball in front of hundreds of fans.

Sullivan Pre School IGA Label Savers

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Sullivan Pre School IGA Label Savers
Store manager Pat Stinson conducted a front to back store tour for Sullivan pre school students Feb 7. At the end the kids received treats and set up a collection site at the customer service desk to collect IGA brand bar codes. Sullivan Preschool is now participating in the IGA Label Savers program. The preschool will receive $50 for every 500 labels collected. Cut out the barcode (starts with 41270) from an IGA brand product excluding aluminum products, store made products and fresh meat products. The money raised through this program can aid in purchasing new playground equipment, technology or even fund a field trip. There will be collection boxes available at IGA and the preschool. Back row (left to right): Stephanie Spellman, Pat Stinson, Casey Pruemer. Middle row: Harper Standerfer, Kennedy Graven, Connor Dagg, Hunter Walton, Ryleigh Force, Owen Moomaw, Briella Castle, Oliver Dean, Bentley Davis, Ainsley Winkels, Easton Spellman, Jackson Williamson, Miriam Parri, Cade Thompson. Front row: Landen Butler, RaeLynne Matherly, Auggie Foust, Carson Black, Channing Jensen, Michael Hawkins, Havyn Meador, Piper Fleener.

New Interceptor for Lovington

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New Interceptor for Lovington
The village of Lovington recently placed its new 2017 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor in operation with help from the John E. Timm Charitable Trust of Arthur. The Trust donated $11,000 toward the vehicle purchase with the village paying the balance to Wright Automotive of Hillsboro after trading the 2010 Chevrolet squad car. Pictured are Chief of Police Christian Swisher, Pam Anklam Police Trustee, Arthur Mayor Matt Bernius Director of the Timm Trust and Lovington Village President Jim Minor. Rodney Stanfill of Central Service Center switched equipment from the old squad car, and past president Barry Morgan designed graphics installed by Dynagraphics of Decatur. Lovington has two full time and five part time patrolmen.

New AT&T Antenna

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New AT&T Antenna
The second largest crane in the state with a 400 foot reach hoisted the workers in the cage to the top of the AT&T Cellular tower in Sullivan earlier this week. The company was replacing the antenna at the top with a new and improved version.

WHS Students Placed in Contest

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WHS Students Placed in Contest
Two Windsor High School students recently placed in the regional WYSE (World Youth in Science and Engineering) contest held at Lake Land Community College on Feb 3.  Anthony Curry (right) placed second in computer science and Joel Beck placed third in physics.  Both are seniors at Windsor High School.

The Burden of Silence

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The Burden of Silence
Sullivan High School presents The Burden of Silence at 7:00 p.m. Friday Feb. 17 at the Little Theater on the Square in Sullivan. Rehearsals are underway for this originally scripted play by the Mirror Image students of Rebecca Lawson’s. Pictured above is partial cast: Front row (left to right)- Gustavo Cuevas, Addy Diener, Alexis Rosine, Colleen Miller, Jadon Nuzzo. Second row: Miss Lawson, Jacey Goodwin, Breanna Barrix, Atticus Harris, Laura Tate. Third row: Jona Workman, Annie Hogan, Dayden Gardner, Trinity Munyon, Seth Mayberry. Fourth Row: Jessica Voyles, Jon Taylor, Jonathan Mathias, Jarod Merryman, Josh Ernst. The cast includes: Todd - Dayden Garner, Wyatt - Austin Schmohe, Chance - Jonathan Mathias, Patrick - Jona Workman, Eric -Ethan Neville, Cicero - Josh Ernst, Troy - Drew Kirk, Adam - Jadon Nuzzo, Mitch: Justuss Ramsey, Andy: Nick Carroll, Frank: Drew Hubbard, Mr. Costanza - Gustavos Cuevas, Mr. Harris - JT Taylor, Coach McAllister - Atticus Harris, Mr. Yoachim - Seth Mayberry, Samantha - Addy Diener, Rachel - Alexis Rosine , Jemma - Trinity Munyon, Emalee - Colleen Miller, Penny - Annie Hogan, Katy: Madison Moll, Donna: Kaylee French, Mrs. Moore - Jessica Voyles, Mrs. Yoachim - Laura Tate.

Five Pies for Mr. Ogle!

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Five Pies for Mr. Ogle!
The students of Sullivan High School worked hard in raising money for juvenile diabetes research through a penny war that ran for two weeks during lunch and were able to raise a total of $500. The sophomore class took fourth place in the competition, the seniors third place, the freshmen second place and the winners were the juniors. Students wrote their names down when they made donations, and names were drawn from those juniors who contributed to their winning effort to smash a pie in assistant principal Nathan Ogle’s face. The number of pies was determined by the amount of money raised with each $100 earning a pie.

Harshman Honored

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Harshman Honored
Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development honored several in the community during the January 27 luncheon. Above Ron Harshman received the Lifetime Achievement Award. One of the six founding members of Agri-Fab, Harshman’s devotion to community working with American Cancer Society and Relay for Life exemplifies the meaning of Lifetime Achievement.

ALAH Knights Win Tournament

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ALAH Knights Win Tournament
The ALAH Knights won the LOVC Tournament Championship. Front row: Marcy Petersheim, Kyla Carson, Janette Comstock, Marissa Herschberger, Hannah Wallen, Mycaela Miller, Megan Fifer, Madi Corum; back row: Shea Shlabaugh, Abby Wallace, Kimberly Davis, Abi Duzan, Drew Wingler, Callie Schable, Liz Shipman, Payton Wellbaum. Head coach Craig Moffett explained: “Rebounding is something we’re always trying to improve, being that we’re not an overly tall team. I do think we are improving in that area. In an early practice Janette Comstock said  “rebounding is all about heart/desire,” and she’s exactly right. Our balance is a luxury with unselfish players as the most important aspect of the balanced offense. We do have multiple girls who can score off dribble, in post or shooting from perimeter. Payton Wellbaum had a very good game tonight and was set up by excellent post entries.”