Country Breakfast and Bazaar Sat.

November 12, 2014

The Allenville Christian Church ·will hold their annual country breakfast & bazaar 7-11 a.m. Saturday, November 15.

The menu will consist of biscuits, gravy, sausage, ham, egg casserole, hashbrown patties, waffles, fruit, juice, milk & coffee. There will be homemade cakes, pies, rolls, candy and misc. craft items. A suggested donation for both adults and children under 12 will be collected with proceeds used to help pay for extra parking area. Read More

Historical Society’s Annual Dinner Nov. 20

November 12, 2014

The Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold their year end annual dinner, Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan.

Tickets for the dinner may be purchased at the Heritage Center until 4 p.m. Nov. 17.

The speaker for the evening will be John Biedler who will be portraying Commodore Stephen Decatur. Biedler portrays the Commodore in full uniform and regales his audiences with stories of the life and military service of Stephen Decatur. Read More

Bethlehem Walk Sunday

November 12, 2014

The Windsor United Methodist Church is inviting the public to the Bethlehem Walk on Sunday, November 16 from 5:30 to 7 pm.

The walk will display Wisemen, shepherds, angels and more. Samplings of period foods will also be available. Read More

Art Club Holds Final Workshop of the Year

November 12, 2014

Sullivan Art Club’s final workshop of the year will be held on Saturday, November 15 at the First United Methodist Church hall located at the corner of Jefferson and Hamilton Streets. Artist Dee Siegmund from Mahomet will demonstrate the use of transparent oils to begin a painting, a method that can be used with a variety of subjects. Read More

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders launches in Illinois

November 12, 2014

Program promotes careers in agriculture across 40 states

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agriculture. Starting Nov. 15, high school seniors and college students in Illinois and other eligible states can apply for this opportunity. Read More

Full-Length New Book On Illinois in the Civil War

November 12, 2014

A new, full-length book on Illinois in the Civil War covers a crucial period in the state’s history with an easy-to-read, fast-moving style.

The Civil War in Illinois is a fully-documented, illustrated softcover work of 184 pages by acclaimed historian Tom Emery of Carlinville, a contributor to multiple Illinois newspapers, including the News Progress, who has lectured on his research to audiences statewide. Read More