Mo-Co 12U Champs

Submitted Mo-Co 12U Champs The Mo-Co Rush 12U recently competed in the Santa Claus Classic in Santa Claus, Ind. and went 5-0 to win the championship. The 12U Rush currently stands at 46-20 on the season. Pictured, left to right, in the front row are Lindsey Mast, Destiny Williams, Allie Dunn, Liberty Dunaway, Jo Barbee, Addi Tinkle, and Delaney Melton. Middle row: coach Samantha Vogel, Isabel Shafer, KayLee Hohlbauch, Shelby Frederick, Madison Vogel, Molly Day, and coach Scott Shafer. Back row: coach Jim Dunn, coach Kevin Hohlbauch, and coach Wes Frederick. Visit www.mocorush.com for more info on the Rush.

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Mo-Co 12U Champs
The Mo-Co Rush 12U recently competed in the Santa Claus Classic in Santa Claus, Ind. and went 5-0 to win the championship. The 12U Rush currently stands at 46-20 on the season. Pictured, left to right, in the front row are Lindsey Mast, Destiny Williams, Allie Dunn, Liberty Dunaway, Jo Barbee, Addi Tinkle, and Delaney Melton. Middle row: coach Samantha Vogel, Isabel Shafer, KayLee Hohlbauch, Shelby Frederick, Madison Vogel, Molly Day, and coach Scott Shafer. Back row: coach Jim Dunn, coach Kevin Hohlbauch, and coach Wes Frederick. Visit www.mocorush.com for more info on the Rush.

Kinney Recognized

Submitted Kinney Recognized Pictured are Senator Chapin Rose with outgoing Douglas and Moultrie County Farm Bureau Manager Kara Kinney. Senator Rose attended the open house at the Douglas County Farm Bureau June 5 and presented Kinney with a certificate of Senate Recognition from the state of Illinois in recognition of her years of dedication and service as manager for the Moultrie and Douglas County Farm Bureaus. 

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Kinney Recognized
Pictured are Senator Chapin Rose with outgoing Douglas and Moultrie County Farm Bureau Manager Kara Kinney. Senator Rose attended the open house at the Douglas County Farm Bureau June 5 and presented Kinney with a certificate of Senate Recognition from the state of Illinois in recognition of her years of dedication and service as manager for the Moultrie and Douglas County Farm Bureaus.

All-Star Football

Submitted All-Star Football Griffin Sullivan (right) and Garrett Cuffle (left) joined several area 2014 seniors to play in the Order of the Eastern Star All Star football game on Saturday in Maroa. The West beat the East 27-24. Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Logan West was also on the East team.

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All-Star Football
Griffin Sullivan (right) and Garrett Cuffle (left) joined several area 2014 seniors to play in the Order of the Eastern Star All Star football game on Saturday in Maroa. The West beat the East 27-24. Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Logan West was also on the East team.

Sullivan Baseball Awards

Photo by RR Best Sullivan Baseball Awards The Sullivan baseball team held their awards’ banquet May 22. Pictured, left to right, are this year’s award winners: Shane Atchison pitching award and 2nd team all conference, Levi Nadler honorable mention, Nick Frerichs offensive award and 1st team all conference, Dakota Clayton honorable mention, Zach Hrvol honorable mention, and Jacob Piper Redskin award. Not pictured is Travis Hanson with Most improved.

Photo by RR Best
Sullivan Baseball Awards
The Sullivan baseball team held their awards’ banquet May 22. Pictured, left to right, are this year’s award winners: Shane Atchison pitching award and 2nd team all conference, Levi Nadler honorable mention, Nick Frerichs offensive award and 1st team all conference, Dakota Clayton honorable mention, Zach Hrvol honorable mention, and Jacob Piper Redskin award. Not pictured is Travis Hanson with Most improved.

Hydro-Gear’s United Way Campaign

Submitted by Megan Poe Hydro-Gear’s United Way Campaign With nearly a $10,000 increase, Hydro-Gear employees came together making their recent United Way campaign a big success. Employee and corporate campaigns are exceedingly beneficial to agencies that have partnerships with United Way.  The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Red Cross, RSVP and Peace Meals, for example, will receive funding assistance through the Moultrie County United Way’s Fund Distribution. Pictured, front row, left to right: Debbie Bogle (United Way),  Krystal Sutton (Hydro-Gear), and Cassie Heselton(H-G); Back row: Larry Conlin(H-G), Bonnie Moore (H-G), Amber Kaylor (UW), and, Megan Poe (UW).

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Hydro-Gear’s United Way Campaign
With nearly a $10,000 increase, Hydro-Gear employees came together making their recent United Way campaign a big success. Employee and corporate campaigns are exceedingly beneficial to agencies that have partnerships with United Way. The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Red Cross, RSVP and Peace Meals, for example, will receive funding assistance through the Moultrie County United Way’s Fund Distribution. Pictured, front row, left to right: Debbie Bogle (United Way), Krystal Sutton (Hydro-Gear), and Cassie Heselton(H-G); Back row: Larry Conlin(H-G), Bonnie Moore (H-G), Amber Kaylor (UW), and, Megan Poe (UW).

Poe Takes First

Submitted Poe Takes First Amber Poe, 13, of Sullivan, recently earned first place in the district XMA martial arts competition in Lambard, Ill. She also took third place in weapons-kamas and faced competition from across several states. Poe is the daughter of Don and Rhonda Poe and the grandaughter of Bob and Donie Rennels, also of Sullivan. Poe is a part of the American Taekwondo Association and is a recommended black belt.

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Poe Takes First
Amber Poe, 13, of Sullivan, recently earned first place in the district XMA martial arts competition in Lambard, Ill. She also took third place in weapons-kamas and faced competition from across several states. Poe is the daughter of Don and Rhonda Poe and the grandaughter of Bob and Donie Rennels, also of Sullivan. Poe is a part of the American Taekwondo Association and is a recommended black belt.

Promoted to Major

Photo by RR Best Promoted to Major Jake Hughes of Sullivan was recently promoted to Army Major. His promotion was celebrated with family and friends Sunday, June 8 at Skeeters. Pictured is Hughes with his wife Kristy. Hughes is the son of Roger and Karen Hughes.

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Promoted to Major
Jake Hughes of Sullivan was recently promoted to Army Major. His promotion was celebrated with family and friends Sunday, June 8 at Skeeters. Pictured is Hughes with his wife Kristy. Hughes is the son of Roger and Karen Hughes.

Miss Moultrie Douglas Pageant

Photo by Doug Cottle Miss Mo-Do Contestants The Miss Moultrie-Douglas pageant will be held Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. in Arthur. This year’s pageant contestants are, from left to right: Kiela Martin, Villa Grove; Maria Meyer, Tuscola; Dakota Conner, Atwood; Olivia Christy, Tuscola; Shelby Dash, Bethany; Alexandra Minott, Newman; 2013 Miss Mo-Do Christine Fortney, Arcola; Lauren Moses, Newman; Lauren Moss, Tuscola; Sarah Lemke, Tuscola; Ashton Doty, Bethany; Michelle VanCleave, Tuscola; Brittany Rader, Lovington. Not Pictured Savannah Moody, Sullivan; Emily Powell, Lovington.

Photo by Doug Cottle
Miss Mo-Do Contestants
The Miss Moultrie-Douglas pageant will be held Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. in Arthur. This year’s pageant contestants are, from left to right: Kiela Martin, Villa Grove; Maria Meyer, Tuscola; Dakota Conner, Atwood; Olivia Christy, Tuscola; Shelby Dash, Bethany; Alexandra Minott, Newman; 2013 Miss Mo-Do Christine Fortney, Arcola; Lauren Moses, Newman; Lauren Moss, Tuscola; Sarah Lemke, Tuscola; Ashton Doty, Bethany; Michelle VanCleave, Tuscola; Brittany Rader, Lovington. Not Pictured Savannah Moody, Sullivan; Emily Powell, Lovington.

Photo by Doug Cottle Junior Miss Mo-Do Contestants The Junior Miss Moultrie-Douglas pageant will be held Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m. in Arthur. This year’s pageant contestants are, from left to right: Natalie Lambdin, Lovington; Lexie Jaeger, Arcola; Sydney Hoel, Tuscola; Abigail Hopkins, Camargo; Kayla Hodge, Arthur; Gracie Hammer, Atwood; 2013 Jr Miss Mo-Do Amaya Abernathy, Arcola; Brandi Reinhart, Tuscola; Sabrina Alcorn, Tuscola; Allison Powell, Lovington; Moranda Matheson, Bethany; Julia Kerkhoff, Tuscola. Not pictured is Edith Mora, Arcola.

Photo by Doug Cottle
Junior Miss Mo-Do Contestants
The Junior Miss Moultrie-Douglas pageant will be held Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m. in Arthur. This year’s pageant contestants are, from left to right: Natalie Lambdin, Lovington; Lexie Jaeger, Arcola; Sydney Hoel, Tuscola; Abigail Hopkins, Camargo; Kayla Hodge, Arthur; Gracie Hammer, Atwood; 2013 Jr Miss Mo-Do Amaya Abernathy, Arcola; Brandi Reinhart, Tuscola; Sabrina Alcorn, Tuscola; Allison Powell, Lovington; Moranda Matheson, Bethany; Julia Kerkhoff, Tuscola. Not pictured is Edith Mora, Arcola.

Photo by Doug Cottle Little Miss Mo-Do Contestants The Little Miss Moultrie-Douglas pageant will be held Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. in Arthur. This year’s pageant contestants are, from left to right, front row: Addison Wright, Newman; Genevieve Walker, Arthur; Alana Perez, Arthur; Delanie Yantis, Lovington, 2013 Little Miss Mo-Do Addi Erwin, Atwood; Aymara Leal, Arcola; Allyson Abercrombie, Arthur; Karsyn Lyons, Atwood; Halle Wardrip, Lovington. Back row: Haven Hoffman, Tuscola; Danica Bell, Sullivan; Brynlee Moore, Lovington; Kinzie Cleland, Tuscola; Jazmine West, Tuscola; Jorja Lebeter, Arcola; Kathryn Mills, Tuscola; Paislee Lorenzen, Newman; Emeline Greathouse, Arthur.

Photo by Doug Cottle
Little Miss Mo-Do Contestants
The Little Miss Moultrie-Douglas pageant will be held Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. in Arthur. This year’s pageant contestants are, from left to right, front row: Addison Wright, Newman; Genevieve Walker, Arthur; Alana Perez, Arthur; Delanie Yantis, Lovington, 2013 Little Miss Mo-Do Addi Erwin, Atwood; Aymara Leal, Arcola; Allyson Abercrombie, Arthur; Karsyn Lyons, Atwood; Halle Wardrip, Lovington. Back row: Haven Hoffman, Tuscola; Danica Bell, Sullivan; Brynlee Moore, Lovington; Kinzie Cleland, Tuscola; Jazmine West, Tuscola; Jorja Lebeter, Arcola; Kathryn Mills, Tuscola; Paislee Lorenzen, Newman; Emeline Greathouse, Arthur.

SOV Girls’ Track Awards

Photo by Keith Stewart SOV Girls’ Track Awards The Sullivan-Okaw Valley girls’ track team held their awards’ banquet on May 29. Pictured, left to right, are: Mollie Bowman, co-captain; Emily Neuhauser, co-captain; and Amanda McClain, co-captain, high-point award, and Lady Redskin award.

Photo by Keith Stewart
SOV Girls’ Track Awards
The Sullivan-Okaw Valley girls’ track team held their awards’ banquet on May 29. Pictured, left to right, are: Mollie Bowman, co-captain; Emily Neuhauser, co-captain; and Amanda McClain, co-captain, high-point award, and Lady Redskin award.

OV Softball Seniors

Photo by Keith Stewart OV Softball Seniors The Okaw Valley softball team’s senior night game was cancelled, but the team boasted seven seniors including, from left to right: Addie Kesterson, Shelby Dash, and Emily Scott. Not pictured are Ashlyn Sutton, and twin sisters Brooke and Shania Whitrock. The team also had two all-conference first-team in-fielders in Kesterson and Paige Harlin. Second team mentions went to Amanda McClain for pitching, Amy Orris at catcher, and Sutton at outfielder.

Photo by Keith Stewart
OV Softball Seniors
The Okaw Valley softball team’s senior night game was cancelled, but the team boasted seven seniors including, from left to right: Addie Kesterson, Shelby Dash, and Emily Scott. Not pictured are Ashlyn Sutton, and twin sisters Brooke and Shania Whitrock. The team also had two all-conference first-team in-fielders in Kesterson and Paige Harlin. Second team mentions went to Amanda McClain for pitching, Amy Orris at catcher, and Sutton at outfielder.