IDoA Hosts Senior Day During Illinois State Fair

•August 10, 2016•

Complimentary admission for adults 60 years of age and older

The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) will host a variety of activities for seniors, their families and friends during Senior Day Aug. 15 at the Illinois State Fair. Events hosted by IDoA will be held in the air-conditioned Illinois Building located near the fairground main gate. Attendees 60 years of age and older will receive free admittance into the fair.

In addition to the Senior Day activities, IDoA will hold a grandparent/grandchild contest at 2 p.m. August 18 in the Illinois Building. Participants will be judged on resemblance, costumes, talent and interviews, and cash prizes will be awarded.

“We always look forward to participating in the Illinois State Fair. Thanks to our innovative staff and partner agencies, our activities are the perfect blend of fun and information. They provide families with an opportunity to bond over entertaining games while learning more about the various programs and services available to older adults and their families through our department,” said IDoA Director Jean Bohnhoff. Read More

Conservation World Offers Free Family Fun During Illinois State Fair

•August 10, 2016•

Free activities for children and families will give Illinois State Fair visitors a chance to sample the great outdoors in Illinois at Conservation World at this year’s state fair on Aug. 12-21 in Springfield.

Conservation World is a 30-acre park with grass, shade trees, and ponds located on the northwest corner of the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Conservation World is easily accessible through a pedestrian gate near the Junior Livestock Building and via a state fair tram stop next to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) headquarters.

“The tradition continues at Conservation World with plenty to do for kids interested in spending time outdoors and great ideas for families looking to spend time together,” said IDNR Director Wayne Rosenthal.  Read More

Remember When? 8-10-2016

Compiled by Bekki Ferguson-Stevens

25 Years Ago This Week

Jim Braet and Cara Scher will portray Emile de Becque and Nellie Forbush in The Little Theatre—On The Square’s last production of the summer, South Pacific, which opens Wednesday.

First place winners in the Moultrie-Sullivan Fair’s arts and crafts show are Mary VanDuersen, Chris Sweet, Meghan Murphy, Christine Marshall, Charity Beachy (three), Cassandra Jackson, Ross Haverstock, Meg Reedy, Sarah Jackson, Joey Schaljo, Erin Parsons, Sarah Osman (three), Elizabeth Livingston, Stephen Smith, Krista Stinson, Nicole McCabe, Alyssa Gilmore and Kim Voegel.

On September 24, 1966, East Central Illinois voters gave their approval by more than four to one to create Lake Land College. For 25 years, students have found success at their community college. Lake Land College is proud to continue this tradition of success.

With over 150 participants, the US Army Corps of Engineers has declared the 1991 Water Follies a big success. Games were held at the Sullivan Beach, Dam West and the Wilborn Creek Beach with local participants placing in events at Wilborn. Julie Johnston and April Grady of Sullivan won the sink fast competition with a time of 17.78 seconds. Bill and Brandon Grady of Sullivan tied for third place in the sand sculpture contest with their sculpture of a fish and fishing pole. Read More

Menus 8-10-2016

Senior Peace Meal
For additional information or for reservations, please call 1-800-543-1770

Monday, Aug. 15 - Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, Midori vegetables, Mandarin oranges, roll.
Tuesday, Aug. 16 - Ham & beans, copper carrots, pears, corn bread.
Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Pulled pork, Mexi corn, cucumber onion salad, scalloped pineapple, bun. Read More

Ballistic Vests Donated to State Police K-9s

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•August 3, 2016•

Illinois State Police District 10 Captain Louis Kink is announcing the arrival of new ballistic vests for the two canines (K-9) in District 10. A couple from Champaign County, who would like to remain anonymous, purchased new body armor specially made for each canine. Each one was fitted for his new protective gear which includes a removable reflective ID panel for enhanced visibility. K-9 Yadi is a four year old Dutch Shepherd. K-9 Edo is a two year old Belgian Malinois. They are two very talented resources in District 10’s Team of Troopers. Both Yadi and Edo are full-service canines, skilled in drug detection, criminal apprehension, tracking, handler protection and article searches.  Read More

Olney Central College Spring Honors List

•August 3, 2016•

Peyton Hagerman, of Sullivan, was named to the Chief Executive Officer’s List for the Spring 2016 Semester at Olney Central College.

Students named to the CEO’s List have attained a grade point average of 3.90 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Dental Health Fair Offers School Dental Exams

•August 3, 2016•

Parents and children are invited to a Community Dental Health Fair, co-sponsored by Sarah Bush Lincoln Dental Services and Seventh Day Adventist Church, from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, in the Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 2120 DeWitt Ave. in Mattoon. The event is free and open to the public. Read More

Impounded Deer Stands Auctioned at Lake Shelbyville

•August 3, 2016•

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a silent auction for 38 impounded deer stands and 10 sets of climbing sticks 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 20 at the special events lot next to the government vehicle compound, south of the Lake Shelbyville Administration Building.

Since the last sale 43 tree stands have been impounded on Lake Shelbyville for abandonment of personal property or failure to comply with posted restrictions. Of these, 38 stands are commercial models in good condition and include single and buddy ladder stands, portable lock-ons and climbing stands along with 10 sets of climbing sticks.  Read More

Taekwondo Students Compete at Invitational

Photo furnished Master Kevin Roberts, Brett Matusas, Tate Christner both of Neoga, Reeze Bok of Mattoon, Logan Corrie of Windsor, Cameron Bianco and Mia Bianca Roberts both of Mattoon, and Alexandra Kertscher of Charleston. Nick Umbdestock of Tower Hill, Paul Olmstead, Ethan Olmstead, Brooklyn Matusas all of Neoga, Kyle Meyer and Jessie Roberts of Mattoon.

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Master Kevin Roberts, Brett Matusas, Tate Christner both of Neoga, Reeze Bok of Mattoon, Logan Corrie of Windsor, Cameron Bianco and Mia Bianca Roberts both of Mattoon, and Alexandra Kertscher of Charleston.
Nick Umbdestock of Tower Hill, Paul Olmstead, Ethan Olmstead, Brooklyn Matusas all of Neoga, Kyle Meyer and Jessie Roberts of Mattoon.

•August 3, 2016•

On Saturday June 25, 36 Taekwondo students of Master Kevin Roberts competed in the KTA Mid Illinois Taekwondo Invitational.

The students competed against others from Illinois, Indiana and Missouri.

Thirty-one students of Master Roberts ranked in the top levels which qualified them to compete in the National Grand Championship held in Bossier City Louisiana, and at least four plan to attend to compete for a national title.

A total of 102 medals and trophies were won by the team, with five of the Grand Champion six inch trophies from the Mid-Illinois tournament captured by students of Master Roberts.

Paul Olmstead of Neoga won Grand Champion in Adult Breaking, Kyle Meyer of Mattoon won Grand Champion in Youth Breaking, Logan Corrie of Windsor won the Grand Champion in Kids Forms, Aaron Gullion of Charleston won Grand Champion in Adult Forms, and Brett Matusas of Neoga won Grand Champion in Kids Breaking. Read More