Fairy Garden

Photo by Bernie Sanders Fairy Garden Sullivan gardener Tia Punches spent the week creating a Fairy Garden, sprinkled with shells collected from various beaches over the country. Above Tia’s great-granddaughter Harlequinn inspects shells from the garden while grandson Sebastian looks on.

Photo by Bernie Sanders
Fairy Garden
Sullivan gardener Tia Punches spent the week creating a Fairy Garden, sprinkled with shells collected from various beaches over the country. Above, Tia’s great-granddaughter Harlequinn inspects shells from the garden while grandson Sebastian looks on.

New Visitors Center

Photo by Mike Brothers New Visitors Center Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development and The Little Theatre are cooperating to move the Sullivan visitor and welcome center to the Little Theatre where office hours will be more accommodating.

Photo by Mike Brothers
New Visitors Center
Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development and The Little Theatre are cooperating to move the Sullivan visitor and welcome center to the Little Theatre where office hours will be more accommodating.

Horse Chestnut Blossoms

Photo by Mike Brothers Horse Chestnut Blossoms This was the season for the Warren’s Horse Chestnut tree in Sullivan to have a bountiful year. Timely rains and warm weather covered the tree with blooms and yielded bushels of the lucky but poisonous horse chestnuts.

Photo by Mike Brothers
Horse Chestnut Blossoms
This was the season for the Warren’s Horse Chestnut tree in Sullivan to have a bountiful year. Timely rains and warm weather covered the tree with blooms and yielded bushels of the lucky but poisonous horse chestnuts.

Sons of American Legion District Officers

Photo furnished Sons of American Legion District Officers The Sons of the American Legion is an organization of the American Legion and consists of the male descendants of veterans of the US military. They proudly boast of more than 15,000 members in Illinois and more than 350,000 members nationally.The 4th Division of the Detachment of Illinois is comprised of 75 individual squadrons across 22 counties in central Illinois with a combined membership in excess of 3,500 members. The newly elected 4th Division officers for the membership year 2016-2017 are pictured left to right Commander Paul Garrett Squadron 27 of Tuscola, Sr. Vice Commander James Peters Squadron 32 of Springfield and Jr. Vice Commander Dennis Fedie squadron 429 of Lovington.

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Sons of American Legion District Officers
The Sons of the American Legion is an organization of the American Legion and consists of the male descendants of veterans of the US military. They proudly boast of more than 15,000 members in Illinois and more than 350,000 members nationally.The 4th Division of the Detachment of Illinois is comprised of 75 individual squadrons across 22 counties in central Illinois with a combined membership in excess of 3,500 members. The newly elected 4th Division officers for the membership year 2016-2017 are pictured left to right Commander Paul Garrett Squadron 27 of Tuscola, Sr. Vice Commander James Peters Squadron 32 of Springfield and Jr. Vice Commander Dennis Fedie squadron 429 of Lovington.

Fountain Honored with Memorial

Photo by Mike Brothers Fountain Honored with Memorial The East Central Illinois Woman’s Christian Temperance Union placed a wreath on the WCTU fountain located on the Moultrie County Courthouse lawn Tuesday, June 7. The wreath commemorated Frances Willard who founded WCTU in the late 1880s. Local members participating in the noon ceremony, which included prayer and a song, were Marjorie Miller, Mary Blue and Laura Ayers of Sidney; Jim and Shirley Rideout of Kansas; Debbie Mitchell of Pesotum, Ann Roley of Charleston and Norma Taylor of Mattoon. The fountain in Sullivan was constructed after WCTU members were urged to erect drinking fountains to prevent men from going to saloons. The fountains became popular for watering horses and pets. There are 88 fountains remaining in the United States. The next WCTU meeting is 10 a.m. July 5 at the Dutch Kitchen in Arcola.

Photo by Mike Brothers
Fountain Honored with Memorial
The East Central Illinois Woman’s Christian Temperance Union placed a wreath on the WCTU fountain located on the Moultrie County Courthouse lawn Tuesday, June 7. The wreath commemorated Frances Willard who founded WCTU in the late 1880s. Local members participating in the noon ceremony, which included prayer and a song, were Marjorie Miller, Mary Blue and Laura Ayers of Sidney; Jim and Shirley Rideout of Kansas; Debbie Mitchell of Pesotum, Ann Roley of Charleston and Norma Taylor of Mattoon. The fountain in Sullivan was constructed after WCTU members were urged to erect drinking fountains to prevent men from going to saloons. The fountains became popular for watering horses and pets. There are 88 fountains remaining in the United States. The next WCTU meeting is 10 a.m. July 5 at the Dutch Kitchen in Arcola.

Twenty Years Honored

Photo furnished Twenty Years Honored  Lovington village president Jim Minor presented a plaque and a card recently to Jeremy Doggett for completing 20 years of employment with the village of Lovington. Doggett began working for the village of Lovington May 1, 1996.

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Twenty Years Honored
Lovington village president Jim Minor presented a plaque and a card recently to Jeremy Doggett for completing 20 years of employment with the village of Lovington. Doggett began working for the village of Lovington May 1, 1996.

Studio for Young Dancers

Photo by Mike Brothers Studio for Young Dancers Dancers with Miss Melissa’s new studio are meeting at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan until the permanent location downtown is completed. Above (from left) Emily Tilton, Chloe Jensen and Ava and Layla Corley go through their routine. See Ariana Cherry’s story on page 5.

Photo by Mike Brothers
Studio for Young Dancers
Dancers with Miss Melissa’s new studio are meeting at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan until the permanent location downtown is completed. Above (from left) Emily Tilton, Chloe Jensen and Ava and Layla Corley go through their routine. See Ariana Cherry’s story on page 5.

Lions Donate Discovery Cave

Photo furnished Lions Donate Discovery Cave Sullivan Lions Club recently donated the Discovery Cave in the preschool area in Wyman Park. Members pictured are John Ruscin, Dave Walker, Dick Martin, Bob White, Dave Reed, Jess Barker, Ed Taylor, Roger Tice, Bob Elder, and Verna Tice.

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Lions Donate Discovery Cave
Sullivan Lions Club recently donated the Discovery Cave in the preschool area in Wyman Park. Members pictured are John Ruscin, Dave Walker, Dick Martin, Bob White, Dave Reed, Jess Barker, Ed Taylor, Roger Tice, Bob Elder, and Verna Tice.

Boy Scout Troop 39 Cook Out

Photo by Mike Brothers Boy Scout Troop 39 Cook Out Sullivan townwide rummage sale shoppers had a chance to stop by the Sullivan IGA parking lot on June 3 and 4. Boy Scout troop 39 was offering delicious steak, pork chop and brat sandwiches giving busy shoppers a convenient lunch break. Troop 39 pictured preparing for lunch are back from left-Lake Atchison, Matthew Ellinger, Alex Menke, Khayman Van Loon, Seth Rice; front Beau Fleming, Seth Weaver and Laytin Pratt with Scoutmaster Jeff White manning the grille.

Photo by Mike Brothers
Boy Scout Troop 39 Cook Out
Sullivan townwide rummage sale shoppers had a chance to stop by the Sullivan IGA parking lot on June 3 and 4. Boy Scout troop 39 was offering delicious steak, pork chop and brat sandwiches giving busy shoppers a convenient lunch break. Troop 39 pictured preparing for lunch are back from left-Lake Atchison, Matthew Ellinger, Alex Menke, Khayman Van Loon, Seth Rice; front Beau Fleming, Seth Weaver and Laytin Pratt with Scoutmaster Jeff White manning the grille.