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.

July Yard of the Month

Submitted July Yard of the Month The W.H.A.T. (Windsor Happenings Around Town)  July Yard of Month belongs to Brenda Kasey. Pat and Brenda Kasey live on the east end of Maine Street in Windsor.  Brenda uses perennial and annuals to create many flower beds around their home.   WHAT gro is a community mapping group working to encourage beautification in and around Windsor. 

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July Yard of the Month
The W.H.A.T. (Windsor Happenings Around Town)  July Yard of Month belongs to Brenda Kasey. Pat and Brenda Kasey live on the east end of Maine Street in Windsor.  Brenda uses perennial and annuals to create many flower beds around their home.  WHAT gro is a community mapping group working to encourage beautification in and around Windsor.

Rauner in Sullivan

Photo by RR Best Rauner in Sullivan Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stopped in Moultrie County Sunday evening, just one of 38 counties on his Shake Up Express Bus Tour that began Friday, August 15 and was expected to conclude Wednesday,  August 20.

Photo by RR Best
Rauner in Sullivan
Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stopped in Moultrie County Sunday evening, just one of 38 counties on his Shake Up Express Bus Tour that began Friday, August 15 and was expected to conclude Wednesday, August 20.

First Day Back

Photo by Keith Stewart First Day Back Sullivan Elementary School fourth graders Kylee Ragsdale (left) and Hannah Chance (right) exit the gym on their way to class last Thursday, marking the beginning of the school year for Sullivan.

Photo by Keith Stewart
First Day Back
Sullivan Elementary School fourth graders Kylee Ragsdale (left) and Hannah Chance (right) exit the gym on their way to class last Thursday, marking the beginning of the school year for Sullivan.

Cold Air Funnel Cloud

Photo by Keith Stewart Cold Air Funnel Cloud A long thin cold air funnel cloud is seen just southeast of Sullivan last Thursday afternoon. There were several sightings in the area occuring along a weak frontal boundary according to the US National Weather Service.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Cold Air Funnel Cloud
A long thin cold air funnel cloud is seen just southeast of Sullivan last Thursday afternoon. There were several sightings in the area occuring along a weak frontal boundary according to the US National Weather Service.