What a Difference a Week Makes

Photo by RR Best What a Difference a Week Makes White out conditions hit the area last week, with travel slow when traffic was moving at all. Moultrie County sheriff’s deputies kept busy with roadside assists while Sullivan police handled calls concerning road conditions February 24 and 25 which kept first responders busy. Interstates 57, 72 and 74 were closed at various times with District 10 Illinois State Troopers assisted by various federal, state, county and city agencies.

Photo by RR Best
What a Difference a Week Makes
White out conditions hit the area last week, with travel slow when traffic was moving at all. Moultrie County sheriff’s deputies kept busy with roadside assists while Sullivan police handled calls concerning road conditions February 24 and 25 which kept first responders busy. Interstates 57, 72 and 74 were closed at various times with District 10 Illinois State Troopers assisted by various federal, state, county and city agencies.

Bethany Tournament Winners

Photo furnished Bethany Tournament Winners “Iron” Mike Bryant and Josh “The Hitman” O’Brien were co-winners of the American Legion Post 507 Poker Tournament held Feb 20.  Bryant and O’Brien bested a field of 58 players to bring home the victory!

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Bethany Tournament Winners
“Iron” Mike Bryant and Josh “The Hitman” O’Brien were co-winners of the American Legion Post 507 Poker Tournament held Feb 20.  Bryant and O’Brien bested a field of 58 players to bring home the victory!

SHS Senior Night

Photo by Mike Brothers SHS Senior Night  Held between the junior varsity and varsity basketball games on February 19, seniors from the SHS pep band, cheerleading squad, basketball team and their parents lined the gymnasium end to end. Prior to the senior recognition Ty Molzen (second from right) was recognized for scoring 1000 points by head coach Chester Reeder.

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SHS Senior Night
Held between the junior varsity and varsity basketball games on February 19, seniors from the SHS pep band, cheerleading squad, basketball team and their parents lined the gymnasium end to end. Prior to the senior recognition Ty Molzen (second from right) was recognized for scoring 1000 points by head coach Chester Reeder.

Leaky Chimney Comes Down

Photo  by Mike Brothers Leaky Chimney Comes Down Masons Masonry Restoration workers cut through the cap on the abandoned courthouse chimney which had recently allowed water into the state’s attorney’s office. Short order was made of the removal during some of the coldest and windiest days of the year. Cost to the county was not to exceed $18,500.

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Leaky Chimney Comes Down
Masons Masonry Restoration workers cut through the cap on the abandoned courthouse chimney which had recently allowed water into the state’s attorney’s office. Short order was made of the removal during some of the coldest and windiest days of the year. Cost to the county was not to exceed $18,500.

Longaberger Binga at Windsor

Photo Submitted Longaberger Binga at Windsor The Windsor class of 2017 will host a Longaberger Binga Fundraiser March 19 at Windsor High School. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the games starting at 6p.m.  Tickets are available from junior class members, by calling Lesley Baker or Shanna House at 459-2636 or at the door.   All of the baskets will be filled with goodies. Refreshments, 50/50, and raffle items will also be for sale. Pictured left to right:  Bailey Fleshner, Jodie Harris, Gillian Sanders and Katie Greuel

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Longaberger Binga at Windsor
The Windsor class of 2017 will host a Longaberger Binga Fundraiser March 19 at Windsor High School. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the games starting at 6p.m. Tickets are available from junior class members, by calling Lesley Baker or Shanna House at 459-2636 or at the door.
All of the baskets will be filled with goodies. Refreshments, 50/50, and raffle items will also be for sale. Pictured left to right: Bailey Fleshner, Jodie Harris, Gillian Sanders and Katie Greuel

Donor Matches 3 Degree Donation

Photo courtesy WANDTV Donor Matches 3 Degree Donation Moultrie County Food Pantry received WAND/IBEW 3 Degree Challenge donation on the air February 3. Director Kristy Dawson and Nancy Kenton from the Food Pantry  are pictured along with Ron Cummings from IBEW Local 146 and Chief Meteorologist JC Fultz.  “I am so excited that we were able to give back to an area that I grew up in!” the Bethany native said during the presentation. He announced the $1000 3 Degree donation had been matched by an anonymous donor to give the Food Pantry an additional $2000 to help those in Moultrie County.

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Donor Matches 3 Degree Donation
Moultrie County Food Pantry received WAND/IBEW 3 Degree Challenge donation on the air February 3. Director Kristy Dawson and Nancy Kenton from the Food Pantry are pictured along with Ron Cummings from IBEW Local 146 and Chief Meteorologist JC Fultz. “I am so excited that we were able to give back to an area that I grew up in!” the Bethany native said during the presentation. He announced the $1000 3 Degree donation had been matched by an anonymous donor to give the Food Pantry an additional $2000 to help those in Moultrie County.

Candidate McCarter Visits Sullivan

Photo by Mike Brothers Candidate McCarter Visits Sullivan A meet and greet for Republican State Senator Kyle McCarter from the 54th District was held at TnT Pizzeria Tuesday, January 26. The current state senator from Lebanon is a primary candidate seeking nomination for the 15th Congressional District seat held by Republican John Shimkus. Pictured above: Moultrie County Board chairman Dave McCabe, Senator McCarter and sheriff Chris Sims.

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Candidate McCarter Visits Sullivan
A meet and greet for Republican State Senator Kyle McCarter from the 54th District was held at TnT Pizzeria Tuesday, January 26. The current state senator from Lebanon is a primary candidate seeking nomination for the 15th Congressional District seat held by Republican John Shimkus. Pictured above: Moultrie County Board chairman Dave McCabe, Senator McCarter and sheriff Chris Sims.

Sunday Crash

Photo by RR Best Sunday Crash A Sunday morning traffic accident at the intersection of Jonathan Creek Road and Highway 121 sent a Sullivan man to the hospital. According to Moultrie County Sheriff’s Dept. Chief Deputy Gary Carroll, the department was called to the scene at 7:58 a.m. where they discovered a Subaru station wagon driven by Tyler Booker of Sullivan was attempting a left turn from 121 and struck a westbound Dodge pickup driven by Leroy Schrock of Sullivan. Booker was transported to Carle Hospital. Carroll noted that witnesses indicated the sun could have been a factor in the crash.

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Sunday Crash
A Sunday morning traffic accident at the intersection of Jonathan Creek Road and Highway 121 sent a Sullivan man to the hospital. According to Moultrie County Sheriff’s Dept. Chief Deputy Gary Carroll, the department was called to the scene at 7:58 a.m. where they discovered a Subaru station wagon driven by Tyler Booker of Sullivan was attempting a left turn from 121 and struck a westbound Dodge pickup driven by Leroy Schrock of Sullivan. Booker was transported to Carle Hospital. Carroll noted that witnesses indicated the sun could have been a factor in the crash.

Final Touches

Photo by RR Best Final touches Final touches are being put on the Moultrie County Courthouse restoration project this week. Masons Masonry Restoration of Brownstown was awarded the $203,755 bid to repair stone and tuckpointing on the 112 year old structure in August 2015. Above a Mason employee is placing the final sealer on repairs to complete the project.

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Final touches
Final touches are being put on the Moultrie County Courthouse restoration project this week. Masons Masonry Restoration of Brownstown was awarded the $203,755 bid to repair stone and tuckpointing on the 112 year old structure in August 2015. Above a Mason employee is placing the final sealer on repairs to complete the project.