Sparrows Winners 2016

Photo furnished Sparrows Winners Winners of the Sparrows sponsored bike ride in Lovington  were: 1-3 year old boy- Blaine Hill, girl- Dixie Davis; 4-6 year old boy- Owen Crum, girl- Paityn Strauf; 7-9 year old boy- Ross Young, girl- Kaylee McDaniel; 10-12 year old  boy- Mason Kreher, girl- Lanie Wiley.

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Sparrows Winners
Winners of the Sparrows sponsored bike ride in Lovington were: 1-3 year old boy- Blaine Hill, girl- Dixie Davis; 4-6 year old boy- Owen Crum, girl- Paityn Strauf; 7-9 year old boy- Ross Young, girl- Kaylee McDaniel; 10-12 year old boy- Mason Kreher, girl- Lanie Wiley.

Golden Eggs

Photo by Mike Brothers Golden Eggs For 27 years volunteers from the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan diligently turn out peanut butter and vanilla eggs, preparing some 400 Easter baskets for delivery to lucky sweet lovers throughout Moultrie County. There are about 40 volunteers working shifts to complete orders before Easter. Above Karen Dwyer prepares another batch of peanut butter fudge with Lucy Hilliard (center) shuttling ingredients to mixer Fern Patton in the background.

Photo by Mike Brothers
Golden Eggs
For 27 years volunteers from the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan diligently turn out peanut butter and vanilla eggs, preparing some 400 Easter baskets for delivery to lucky sweet lovers throughout Moultrie County. There are about 40 volunteers working shifts to complete orders before Easter. Above Karen Dwyer prepares another batch of peanut butter fudge with Lucy Hilliard (center) shuttling ingredients to mixer Fern Patton in the background.

Windsor Students for February

Photos furnished Windsor Students for February Mehria Khan has been named Windsor High School’s February Student of the Month.  Mehria currently a junior and is the daughter of Naik Muhammad and Noria Saadat, her host parents are Brian and Phyllis Brunner.  She is a foreign exchange student from Pakistan.   While here she is involved in Student Council, Scholastic Bowl, Spanish Club, Art Club, FFA, Physics Club, Pep Club, Band, and Softball.  Upon her return to Pakistan she will study Pre-Med. Hannah Morlen has been named Windsor Junior High School’s February Student of the Month.  Hannah is the daughter of Robert and Misty Reed.  She is currently in 8th grade and is involved in Cheerleading, Volleyball, Track, Scholastic Bowl, Class Secretary, Eco Team, and Team Quest.  She plans to one day be a Veterinarian. Pictured L to R:  Mehria Khan and Hannah Morlen

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Windsor Students for February
Mehria Khan has been named Windsor High School’s February Student of the Month. Mehria currently a junior and is the daughter of Naik Muhammad and Noria Saadat, her host parents are Brian and Phyllis Brunner. She is a foreign exchange student from Pakistan.
While here she is involved in Student Council, Scholastic Bowl, Spanish Club, Art Club, FFA, Physics Club, Pep Club, Band, and Softball. Upon her return to Pakistan she will study Pre-Med.
Hannah Morlen has been named Windsor Junior High School’s February Student of the Month. Hannah is the daughter of Robert and Misty Reed. She is currently in 8th grade and is involved in Cheerleading, Volleyball, Track, Scholastic Bowl, Class Secretary, Eco Team, and Team Quest. She plans to one day be a Veterinarian.
Pictured L to R: Mehria Khan and Hannah Morlen

Fire Destroys Woodworking Business

Photo by RR Best Fire Destroys Woodworking Business Sullivan Fire Department joined other first responders from Bethany, Lovington, Findlay, Arthur and Windsor to a 1:45 p.m fire Tuesday, March 8 south of Sullivan and west of Highway 121. Ivan’s Woodworking at 1421Cr 1275N, Sullivan was engulfed in smoke when firefighters arrived.  Fire that started at the west end of the manufacturing/office complex quickly engulfed the building as area departments scrambled to get adequate water supplies to the location. Owned by Ivan Schrock, the company has manufactured custom wood chairs, hardwood floors and interior wood products since 1993.

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Fire Destroys Woodworking Business
Sullivan Fire Department joined other first responders from Bethany, Lovington, Findlay, Arthur and Windsor to a 1:45 p.m fire Tuesday, March 8 south of Sullivan and west of Highway 121. Ivan’s Woodworking at 1421Cr 1275N, Sullivan was engulfed in smoke when firefighters arrived. Fire that started at the west end of the manufacturing/office complex quickly engulfed the building as area departments scrambled to get adequate water supplies to the location. Owned by Ivan Schrock, the company has manufactured custom wood chairs, hardwood floors and interior wood products since 1993. Click for more photos.

Mighty Mite Action

Photo by RR Best Mighty Mite Action Basketball came to Sullivan last weekend with future players ranging from 5-8 years old hitting the court, many for the first time. The Mighty Mites basketball program offers boys and girls an introduction to the basic skills required to play basketball. Not only do they learn how to dribble and shoot, but future players get a chance to see how teamwork and good sportsmanship contribute to the overall fun of the game.

Photo by RR Best
Mighty Mite Action
Basketball came to Sullivan last weekend with future players ranging from 5-8 years old hitting the court, many for the first time. The Mighty Mites basketball program offers boys and girls an introduction to the basic skills required to play basketball. Not only do they learn how to dribble and shoot, but future players get a chance to see how teamwork and good sportsmanship contribute to the overall fun of the game.

Blue Dolphins Host Busterball

Photo Submitted Blue Dolphins Host Busterball Sullivan Blue Dolphins hosted their 13th Anniversary Busterball tournament fundraiser Saturday March 5 at Sullivan High School. Sixty-two teams played with more than 400 participants from kindergarten to adult. Teams from Okaw Valley, Mattoon, Lovington and Sullivan participated, and spectators were welcome to watch the action free all day long. Trophies were given to first place team winners, medals to the second place team winners and free snow cones for the team members who exhibited the best sportsmanship for each grade level. Many new fun activities were available during the event as well such as games, face painting and a raffle table with a wide variety of prizes.

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Blue Dolphins Host Busterball
Sullivan Blue Dolphins hosted their 13th Anniversary Busterball tournament fundraiser Saturday March 5 at Sullivan High School. Sixty-two teams played with more than 400 participants from kindergarten to adult. Teams from Okaw Valley, Mattoon, Lovington and Sullivan participated, and spectators were welcome to watch the action free all day long.
Trophies were given to first place team winners, medals to the second place team winners and free snow cones for the team members who exhibited the best sportsmanship for each grade level. Many new fun activities were available during the event as well such as games, face painting and a raffle table with a wide variety of prizes.

Snow Geese Migration

Photo by RR Best Snow Geese Migration A sign that spring is on its way is when the snowbirds start to return north on the central flyway. Soon area “snowbirds” will be returning from warmer climates in the south, just as these snow geese are traveling north. Caught outside Sullivan this flock is on its way from the marshlands of the south to northern Alaska and Canada breeding grounds. Weather changes and abundant feeding from grain left on the prairie has allowed the goose population to increase over the past decade.

Photo by RR Best
Snow Geese Migration
A sign that spring is on its way is when the snowbirds start to return north on the central flyway. Soon area “snowbirds” will be returning from warmer climates in the south, just as these snow geese are traveling north. Caught outside Sullivan this flock is on its way from the marshlands of the south to northern Alaska and Canada breeding grounds. Weather changes and abundant feeding from grain left on the prairie has allowed the goose population to increase over the past decade.

Windsor Scholastic Bowl

Photo furnished Windsor Scholastic Bowl Mitch Haddock, a senior at Windsor High School, made first team all-conference for the Scholastic Bowl season in the NTC conference.  Maranda Tarvin, a freshman at Windsor High School, made second team all-conference fconference. Pictured L to R:  Mitch Haddock and Maranda Tarvin.

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Windsor Scholastic Bowl
Mitch Haddock, a senior at Windsor High School, made first team all-conference for the Scholastic Bowl season in the NTC conference. Maranda Tarvin, a freshman at Windsor High School, made second team all-conference fconference. Pictured L to R: Mitch Haddock and Maranda Tarvin.