Findlay Walleye Festival

Drone Photo by RR Best Findlay Walleye Festival The Findlay Walleye Festival was held July 29-31. The walleye tent in the firehouse opened at 4 p.m. Friday. Battle Creek Band, Kidd Kaddilack, and Whiskey Bend performed Friday evening. The walleye parade followed a community pancake breakfast. A classic car show, kiddie tractor pull and 3 on 3 basketball were Saturday. Eddie Webb and Southern Cross, played as well as Forest Parker performing. Sounds of Swing Big Band, Feudin’ Hillybilly and Big Spike Hammer Blue Grass all played Saturday evening. A Jimmy Buffet style party closed the event Sunday.

Drone Photo by RR Best
Findlay Walleye Festival
The Findlay Walleye Festival was held July 29-31. The walleye tent in the firehouse opened at 4 p.m. Friday. Battle Creek Band, Kidd Kaddilack, and Whiskey Bend performed Friday evening. The walleye parade followed a community pancake breakfast. A classic car show, kiddie tractor pull and 3 on 3 basketball were Saturday. Eddie Webb and Southern Cross, played as well as Forest Parker performing. Sounds of Swing Big Band, Feudin’ Hillybilly and Big Spike Hammer Blue Grass all played Saturday evening. A Jimmy Buffet style party closed the event Sunday.

Sullivan Women’s Philanthropy

Photo furnished Sullivan Women’s Philanthropy Several women gathered at 5 West Thursday, July 28 to raise money for a nonprofit organization in Sullivan. Individuals and teams collectively raised $3500 that will go to The Little Theatre on the Square. Selection was made in a random drawing containing all suggested nonprofits. The next meeting is October 27.

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Sullivan Women’s Philanthropy
Several women gathered at 5 West Thursday, July 28 to raise money for a nonprofit organization in Sullivan. Individuals and teams collectively raised $3500 that will go to The Little Theatre on the Square. Selection was made in a random drawing containing all suggested nonprofits. The next meeting is October 27.

Miss Bethany

Photo furnished Miss Bethany A Miss Bethany contest was held as part of Bethany Celebration recently. Moranda Matheson was crowned Miss Bethany. Moranda’s parents are Chad and Amber Matheson of Bethany, and her grandparents are Myrna and Jim Scritchfield of Bakersfield, California and Joe and Joan Matheson of Sullivan.   She attended tech school her junior year, while also maintaining straight As at Okaw Valley High School. Matheson earned her CNA, working the summer to earn money for college. She did not enter the contest for the crown but rather was hoping for the scholarship money to help offset expenses to become a pediatrician oncologist. She will be a senior at Okaw Valley High School this fall.

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Miss Bethany
A Miss Bethany contest was held as part of Bethany Celebration recently. Moranda Matheson was crowned Miss Bethany. Moranda’s parents are Chad and Amber Matheson of Bethany, and her grandparents are Myrna and Jim Scritchfield of Bakersfield, California and Joe and Joan Matheson of Sullivan.  
She attended tech school her junior year, while also maintaining straight As at Okaw Valley High School. Matheson earned her CNA, working the summer to earn money for college. She did not enter the contest for the crown but rather was hoping for the scholarship money to help offset expenses to become a pediatrician oncologist. She will be a senior at Okaw Valley High School this fall.

Garden Tractor Pull

Photo by RR Best Garden Tractor Pull The Christian County Tractor Pulling Association held a competition Sunday July 17 in Tabor Park in Sullivan. Kaitlin Morgan from Marshall wheel lifts her Disney puller above during the second annual event at Tabor Park.

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Garden Tractor Pull
The Christian County Tractor Pulling Association held a competition Sunday July 17 in Tabor Park in Sullivan. Kaitlin Morgan from Marshall wheel lifts her Disney puller above during the second annual event at Tabor Park.

Independence Day Raffle Winner

Photo by Mike Brothers Independence Day Raffle Winner The annual Sullivan Independence Day raffle was another great success for the Chamber and Economic Development. Above interim Sullivan Chamber Executive Director Laurrie Minor presents the 2016 Independence Day raffle drawing winner Mary Ann Wiley of Sullivan with a $5148 check.

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Independence Day Raffle Winner
The annual Sullivan Independence Day raffle was another great success for the Chamber and Economic Development. Above interim Sullivan Chamber Executive Director Laurrie Minor presents the 2016 Independence Day raffle drawing winner Mary Ann Wiley of Sullivan with a $5148 check.

George Exhibition at Agri-Fab

Photo furnished George Exhibition at Agri-Fab Vintage tools from the George Garden Tool exhibition held at Agri-Fab July 2 drew a big crowd, including some of the past employees and their families.  Evan Dickens, who was part of the original crew, is pictured with one of the many power garden tools made in Sullivan from 1946 through the mid 1960s. He and his wife Dixie inspect a vintage walk behind George sickle mower along with his daughter, her husband and grandkids.

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George Exhibition at Agri-Fab
Vintage tools from the George Garden Tool exhibition held at Agri-Fab July 2 drew a big crowd, including some of the past employees and their families. Evan Dickens, who was part of the original crew, is pictured with one of the many power garden tools made in Sullivan from 1946 through the mid 1960s. He and his wife Dixie inspect a vintage walk behind George sickle mower along with his daughter, her husband and grandkids.

Fireworks Donation

Photo furnished Fireworks Donation Continuing its ongoing support of community projects the Sullivan Rotary Club presented American Legion Post #68 with $1000 for the Fourth of July fireworks display. Above Rotary president Craig Anderson presents a check to Mike Keown of the Sullivan American Legion.

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Fireworks Donation
Continuing its ongoing support of community projects the Sullivan Rotary Club presented American Legion Post #68 with $1000 for the Fourth of July fireworks display. Above Rotary president Craig Anderson presents a check to Mike Keown of the Sullivan American Legion.

Open House Honors McMahon

Photo furnished Open House Honors McMahon An open house was held at Cathrine’s Gallery Gifts and More for outgoing Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development director Stepheny McMahon Friday, July 8. Pictured above with Mike Kirk, business owners, chamber directors, friends and family gathered to wish McMahon the best with her new career at First Mid Illinois Bank. Laurrie Minor is interim director.

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Open House Honors McMahon
An open house was held at Cathrine’s Gallery Gifts and More for outgoing Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development director Stepheny McMahon Friday, July 8. Pictured above with Mike Kirk, business owners, chamber directors, friends and family gathered to wish McMahon the best with her new career at First Mid Illinois Bank. Laurrie Minor is interim director.

Salute to Old Glory

Photo by R.R. Best Salute to Old Glory Lilly Null from Sullivan joined the Fourth of July celebration in full patriotic attire on Independence Day. Sullivan residents and visitors enjoyed the weekend filled with activities at Wyman Park.

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Salute to Old Glory
Lilly Null from Sullivan joined the Fourth of July celebration in full patriotic attire on Independence Day. Sullivan residents and visitors enjoyed the weekend filled with activities at Wyman Park.