News Briefs

Sullivan Student Places in EIU Chemistry Contest

•May 25, 2016•

More than 70 students from 11 area high schools participated in Eastern Illinois University’s 41st annual Maurice Shepherd High School Chemistry Contest.

Students participated in a 60-minute written examination (50 questions), followed by a dinner break and talk on “Organic Materials for Solar Energy Conversion,” presented by Hongshan He of Eastern’s chemistry department. The top four teams and the top individuals were then recognized and awards presented. A traveling trophy was presented to the first-place team, and plaques were awarded to the top students. The Sullivan High School team placed third.

The four schools having the highest team averages were: Read More

Wax Museum 2016

Photo furnished   Princess Diana is portrayed by Elsa Helmuth.

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Princess Diana is portrayed by Elsa Helmuth.

Photo furnished  President Ronald Reagan played by Hayden Nohren.

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President Ronald Reagan played by Hayden Nohren.

Photo furnished  Annie Oakley (Anna Burdel) twirls her lasso.

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Annie Oakley (Anna Burdel) twirls her lasso.

Photo furnished  Elvis (Hannah Righter) and Miranda Cosgrove (Kylie Swaim).

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Elvis (Hannah Righter) and Miranda Cosgrove (Kylie Swaim).

Photo furnished  Davy Crockett is Maverick Palmer.

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Davy Crockett is Maverick Palmer.

Photo furnished  Sacagawea (Elora Mast) led Lewis and Clark.

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Sacagawea (Elora Mast) led Lewis and Clark.

Photo furnished Shirley Temple (Ruby Haegen) tap dances.

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Shirley Temple (Ruby Haegen) tap dances.

 

SBL Providing Physicals to Sullivan Students

•May 25, 2016•

Sarah Bush Lincoln will provide school and sports physicals to students and athletes from Sullivan schools.

Sports and school physical clinics will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 2, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, at the SBL Sullivan Clinic, 7 Hawthorne Lane. The cost is $20 per physical with all fees being donated to the Sullivan Athletic Booster Club.  Read More

Mobile Mammography Available Locally

•May 25, 2016•

Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Mobile Mammography Services will be at Agri-Fab in Sullivan June 16 and the SBL Sullivan Clinic June 21.

The Mobile Mammography van helps provide mammograms to women who may not otherwise have access to, or be able to afford these life-saving preventive screens. Women who qualify will receive their mammogram free. Read More

Screenings at Senior Center

•May 25, 2016•

SBL Lincolnland Home Care and Lincolnland Hospice will conduct a free blood pressure clinic from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, June 16 at the Senior Center in Sullivan. For more information, call Lincolnland Home Care at 1-800-879-3212.  Read More

Remember When? 5-25-2016

Compiled by Bekki Ferguson-Stevens

25 Years Ago This Week

Pressure—Four years of it. That’s what Lady Redskin senior Keena Baumgartner has put on herself, breaking her own school record twice and earning a second place finish in the state…twice.

A two-run homer in the seventh inning by Brandon Yoder lifted the Bethany Mustangs to a 6-5 regional victory over the Findlay Falcons in Crowder Park Wednesday.

Sullivan High School students John Flannell and Vanessa Vandeventer will portray Arvide and Sarah Brown, respectively, in SHS’s presentation of Guys and Dolls at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday at the Little Theatre—On The Square. A cast of 65 will present the musical, which includes the music and lyrics of Frank Loesser.

Corey R. Weddle and Leslie Gale Phelps are valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for Bethany High School’s class of 1991. Wedge, who is the son of Linda Weddle, transferred to Bethany his sophomore year. Phelps is the daughter of Gilbert and Deborah Phelps.

Visitors to Lake Shelbyville who pass through Moultrie County may see a detailed map of the lake’s access areas and its channel at D&M on Route 32 in Sullivan. Co-owner Greg Ketchmark carved the wooden map out of redwood recently, painted it and designed a key for it to make it easier for lake visitors to visualize the lake’s boundaries. Read More

WHS Student Receives Award

•May 25, 2016•

Bradley Kidwell of Windsor High School has received the 2016 DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

Sponsored by Monsanto Company the award is for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Read More

SBL Sleep Disorders Center Hosts Support Group

•May 25, 2016•

A.W.A.K.E., a health awareness support group for people affected with sleep apnea, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education.

Area residents with sleeping disorders are encouraged to join A.W.A.K.E., which stands for Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic of Central Illinois. People who suffer from sleep apnea and family members and friends of those who suffer from sleep apnea are encouraged to attend the meeting. It is free and open to the public. The support group is sponsored and coordinated by SBL Sleep Disorders Center and Lincolnland Home Medical Equipment. Read More

Lake Shelbyville Hosts Woods Lake Grand Opening Celebration

•May 18, 2016•

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is hosting a celebration for the grand opening of Woods Lake on Saturday, June 4. Many free activities are planned for the occasion including a ribbon cutting ceremony, kids’ fishing tournament, National Wild Turkey Federation archery and BB gun stations, canoe paddling lessons, boat rides, and many other activities.

Woods Lake, owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is a 30 acre lake located five miles south of Sullivan off Illinois Route 32. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the new handicap accessible fishing pier located on the west side of the lake. Colonel Anthony P. Mitchell, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will be in attendance along with many partners involved in rehabilitating Woods Lake. A plaque will be unveiled in honor of all who have participated in the rehabilitation process. Partners include AmBucs - Sullivan Chapter, Boy Scouts of America packs #51 and #142, Central Illinois Sportsmen for Outdoor Accessibility (CISOA), Chip’s Marina, C-R Farms and Tiling, Roy Yantis, Ed Wiessing, Fox Redi-Mix, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Lake Volunteers Association, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC, National Wild Turkey Federation, Shelbyville Electric Cooperative, Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development and VFW Post 6410. Read More