ALAH FFA Competes in State Livestock Judging

Photo furnished ALAH FFA Competes in State Livestock Judging The ALAH FFA competed in the State FFA Livestock Judging Contest April 23 with a team of four consisting of Josiah Kinert, Makenna Green, Adam Day, and Katie Gingerich. The contest was held at the U of I beef farm. The students judged four placing classes, three keep and cull classes, and one grading of beef steers class. They judged beef cattle, sheep, swine, and meat goats. One hundred three teams and 458 individuals competed with the local team placing 21st in the state. Green, Day and Gingerich each earned “A” ratings, and Kinert earned a “C” rating.   Pictured are ALAH FFA members who competed at the State Livestock CDE held at the University of Illinois. From L to R  Josiah Kinert, Katie Gingerich, Makenna Green, and Adam Day. 

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ALAH FFA Competes in State Livestock Judging
The ALAH FFA competed in the State FFA Livestock Judging Contest April 23 with a team of four consisting of Josiah Kinert, Makenna Green, Adam Day, and Katie Gingerich. The contest was held at the U of I beef farm. The students judged four placing classes, three keep and cull classes, and one grading of beef steers class. They judged beef cattle, sheep, swine, and meat goats. One hundred three teams and 458 individuals competed with the local team placing 21st in the state. Green, Day and Gingerich each earned “A” ratings, and Kinert earned a “C” rating.
Pictured are ALAH FFA members who competed at the State Livestock CDE held at the University of Illinois. From L to R  Josiah Kinert, Katie Gingerich, Makenna Green, and Adam Day.

ALAH FFA Member Competes in First Ever FFA Dairy Handlers CDE

Photo furnished ALAH FFA Member Competes in First Ever FFA Dairy Handlers CDE  Katie Gingerich of the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond FFA chapter attended the State Dairy Handlers Contest April 8 at Kaskaskia College in Centralia. She and the other 11 contestants led their cows in the ring while the contestants in the State Dairy Judging Contest judged the cows. Gingerich, leading a Holstein cow and a Brown Swiss cow, was judged based on her appearance, calmness, ability to handle the animal, and how well she was able to set up her animals. She received a score of 89 out of 100. Pictured is ALAH FFA member Katie Gingerich leading a Brown Swiss cow in the FFA State Dairy Handlers CDE. 

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ALAH FFA Member Competes in First Ever FFA Dairy Handlers CDE
Katie Gingerich of the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond FFA chapter attended the State Dairy Handlers Contest April 8 at Kaskaskia College in Centralia. She and the other 11 contestants led their cows in the ring while the contestants in the State Dairy Judging Contest judged the cows. Gingerich, leading a Holstein cow and a Brown Swiss cow, was judged based on her appearance, calmness, ability to handle the animal, and how well she was able to set up her animals. She received a score of 89 out of 100.
Pictured is ALAH FFA member Katie Gingerich leading a Brown Swiss cow in the FFA State Dairy Handlers CDE.

SES Monster Mash

Photo furnished SES Monster Mash The Monster Mash took place October 26 at Sullivan Elementary School. Students pictured from left to right: Zoey Stovall (3rd Grade), Addison Brush (3rd Grade), Jazzlynn Coe (3rd Grade), Ann Camren (4th Grade)

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SES Monster Mash
The Monster Mash took place October 26 at Sullivan Elementary School. Students pictured from left to right: Zoey Stovall (3rd Grade), Addison Brush (3rd Grade), Jazzlynn Coe (3rd Grade), Ann Camren (4th Grade)

Okay Valley Prom 2016

Photo courtesy Jeni Yantis Okaw Valley Prom Race Underwood and Samantha Degenhardt were crowned as the 2016 Okaw Valley High School Prom King and Queen Saturday, April 30 at the Mt. Zion Park Foundation Community Center. Front from left - Crown bearer  Maggie Patient, 2016 queen Samantha Degenhardt, 2016 king Race Underwood and crown bearer Thiago Coney.  Back row- Junior class president Brianna Creviston, candidates Hannah Dicken, Brandon Poper, Charli Uhlrich, Nic Brown, Nicole Miller and Justin Johnson.

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Okaw Valley Prom
Race Underwood and Samantha Degenhardt were crowned as the 2016 Okaw Valley High School Prom King and Queen Saturday, April 30 at the Mt. Zion Park Foundation Community Center. Front from left - Crown bearer  Maggie Patient, 2016 queen Samantha Degenhardt, 2016 king Race Underwood and crown bearer Thiago Coney.  Back row- Junior class president Brianna Creviston, candidates Hannah Dicken, Brandon Poper, Charli Uhlrich, Nic Brown, Nicole Miller and Justin Johnson.

Coroner Visits Statehouse

Photo furnished Coroner Visits Statehouse State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) met with several coroners from across the state at the Statehouse in Springfield recently. That included Moultrie County Coroner Lynn Reed. From left to right: Sen. Chapin Rose, Richard Jorgensen (DuPage County Coroner), Lynn Reed (Moultrie County Coroner), Eric Jameson (McDonough County Coroner).

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Coroner Visits Statehouse
State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) met with several coroners from across the state at the Statehouse in Springfield recently. That included Moultrie County Coroner Lynn Reed. From left to right: Sen. Chapin Rose, Richard Jorgensen (DuPage County Coroner), Lynn Reed (Moultrie County Coroner), Eric Jameson (McDonough County Coroner).

Live United Award for Cole

Photo Submitted Live United Award for Cole David Cole was the recipient of the United Way’s “Live United” Award at their annual meeting recently. The event was hosted at Decatur’s Beach House April 19. The award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond for their community. Cole is the executive director of Moultrie County Counseling Center. The counseling center provides a wide array of mental health services to area citizens ages 4-94. The newest program helps find employment for clients who want to get back into the workforce. United Way representative for Moultrie County Stan Parks presented the award. He commented that, “Mr. Cole had been of great assistance in establishing contacts in the Moultrie County area. Mr. Cole assisted in getting the United Way message out to area agencies and employers.”

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Live United Award for Cole
David Cole was the recipient of the United Way’s “Live United” Award at their annual meeting recently. The event was hosted at Decatur’s Beach House April 19. The award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond for their community. Cole is the executive director of Moultrie County Counseling Center. The counseling center provides a wide array of mental health services to area citizens ages 4-94. The newest program helps find employment for clients who want to get back into the workforce.
United Way representative for Moultrie County Stan Parks presented the award. He commented that, “Mr. Cole had been of great assistance in establishing contacts in the Moultrie County area. Mr. Cole assisted in getting the United Way message out to area agencies and employers.”

SHS Cross-curricular Program Offers Adirondacks

Photo Submitted SHS Cross-curricular Program Offers Adirondacks The Sullivan High School industrial arts and entrepreneurship classes joined forces offering custom Adirondack chairs and ottoman sets to the public. Industrial arts students designed and crafted four sets of chairs.  The entrepreneurship class is marketing the sets of chairs in a limited ticket sale, one time only raffle. The Adirondack/ ottoman sets will be raffled at the SEA track meet scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12.  Only 100 tickets are being offered with the proceeds used toward financing future cross-curricular projects. The sets are valued at $150 each. For more information or to purchase a ticket prior to the track meet contact: brittons@sullivan.k12.il.us

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SHS Cross-curricular Program Offers Adirondacks
The Sullivan High School industrial arts and entrepreneurship classes joined forces offering custom Adirondack chairs and ottoman sets to the public.
Industrial arts students designed and crafted four sets of chairs.
The entrepreneurship class is marketing the sets of chairs in a limited ticket sale, one time only raffle.
The Adirondack/ ottoman sets will be raffled at the SEA track meet scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12.
Only 100 tickets are being offered with the proceeds used toward financing future cross-curricular projects.
The sets are valued at $150 each. For more information or to purchase a ticket prior to the track meet contact: brittons@sullivan.k12.il.us

WHS National Honor Society

Photo furnished WHS National Honor Society Windsor High School National Honor Society inducted six new members at the Honor’s Banquet April 27. Pictured are new and previous members. Back row L to R: Kristen Morlen, Caitlin Welsh, Autumn Bennett, Tristan Warner, Mitchell Haddock, Sterling Howard, Mercedez Austin, and Adam Hendershot. Front row L to R: Katherine Greuel, Bailey Fleshner, Kaitlin Armes, James Hortenstine, Mikayla Haddock, and Mehria Khan.

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WHS National Honor Society
Windsor High School National Honor Society inducted six new members at the Honor’s Banquet April 27. Pictured are new and previous members.
Back row L to R: Kristen Morlen, Caitlin Welsh, Autumn Bennett, Tristan Warner, Mitchell Haddock, Sterling Howard, Mercedez Austin, and Adam Hendershot.
Front row L to R: Katherine Greuel, Bailey Fleshner, Kaitlin Armes, James Hortenstine, Mikayla Haddock, and Mehria Khan.

Sullivan High School Prom Court 2016

Photo courtesy Wurtsbaugh Photography Sullivan High School Prom Court From left front:  Whitney Elder, Lily Bales, King Ross Metzger, Queen Kelsey Clark, Alyssa Marshall, Jocelyn Nashland and Charlie Emel. From left back:  Andrew Frost, Alec Ballinger, Josh Davis, Kaleb Shumard and Kyler Houser. Prom was held Saturday,  April 23 with coronation ceremony at 9:00 p.m.

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Sullivan High School Prom Court
From left front:  Whitney Elder, Lily Bales, King Ross Metzger, Queen Kelsey Clark, Alyssa Marshall, Jocelyn Nashland and Charlie Emel. From left back:  Andrew Frost, Alec Ballinger, Josh Davis, Kaleb Shumard and Kyler Houser. Prom was held Saturday, April 23 with coronation ceremony at 9:00 p.m.

Old Boiler Goes

Photo by Mike Brothers Old Boiler Goes The 60 year old 35,000 pound steam boiler that heated both the high school and middle school was removed by Henson Robinson Co.  April 26 with a little help from Custom Crane Service. Director of Maintenance Kevin Landrus explained the 4 million BTU boiler had become unreliable and was inefficient. The high school and middle school will each have new systems with twice the efficiency and comfort as part of the HVAC systems upgrade in Sullivan schools over the summer.

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Old Boiler Goes
The 60 year old 35,000 pound steam boiler that heated both the high school and middle school was removed by Henson Robinson Co. April 26 with a little help from Custom Crane Service. Director of Maintenance Kevin Landrus explained the 4 million BTU boiler had become unreliable and was inefficient. The high school and middle school will each have new systems with twice the efficiency and comfort as part of the HVAC systems upgrade in Sullivan schools over the summer.