Sen. Rose works with Illinois Farm Bureau to Protect Landowners Rights

May 20, 2015

State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and the Illinois Farm Bureau teamed up to add legal protections for homeowners and landowners when it comes to the planning and surveying for electric transmission lines on their property.
“This legislation is designed to provide better notification and more transparency during the entire process to landowners who are potentially involved in these projects,” Rose said. “Obviously, when you ‘flip a switch,’ we all want the lights to turn on, but how the big power companies treat people when planning for the delivery of electric service is no less important.” Read More

Secretary of State Mobile Unit in Sullivan May 21

May 13, 2015

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, is offering drivers a chance to renew their driver’s license or vehicle registration renewal sticker, obtain a duplicate or corrected license, or obtain an Illinois identification card. White’s mobile unit will be available at the Sullivan library, located at 2 West Water in Sullivan, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 21. Read More

Plans Underway for Sixth Annual Amish Country Tractor Cruise

May 13, 2015

The sixth annual Amish Country Tractor Cruise will be held Saturday, June 13 in Arthur. A 40 mile cruise will take riders on a picturesque cruise through the heart of Illinois Amish country that will feature the communities of Arthur and Lovington.
Registration for the cruise will begin at 7 a.m. at Yoder’s Kitchen, located on IL Route 133 in Arthur, and departure will be 8 a.m. A rest stop will be in Lovington at the firehouse, and lunch will be served by Yoder Farms and Drainage near Sullivan before returning to Arthur at approximately 2:30 p.m. This year the cruise is raising funds for “Christ’s Pantry” in Lovington which provides food assistance to needy families in Lovington and surrounding communities. Read More

Lovington Library May Events

May 13, 2015

Youth Book Club Meetings

Youth Book Club for fourth-eighth graders will meet Tuesday 4:30-5:30 May 19. They will make posters for a used book drive to collect books to be donated to the “Think Outside the Barn” at the September Farm Progress to promote reading.

Bob Ross Painting Class

Lovington Public Library District will offer the Bob Ross Painting 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday May 16. There is a fee which includes paints and canvas. Participants are asked to provide a roll of paper towels and their lunch. Preregistration is required by 1 p.m. Thursday May 14 by calling the Lovington Library at 873-4468. Read More

Luminaria Ceremony at Relay for Life June 13

May 13, 2015

A special Luminaria Ceremony held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Moultrie County remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have survived. Luminarias will be lit at Wyman Park on June 13 to represent these individuals.
Anyone desiring to purchase a luminaria at $10 may do so by contacting Alicia Pettyjohn at 217-356-4861.
“Seeing the candles twinkle against the water at the park and knowing what each light represents is a sight and a feeling that moves you. It’s not really an event; it’s a point in time when everything stands still, and the only thing we feel is love, the breeze, and the beats of our hearts.” said Jamie Crosier, Relay Chairperson. “We hope to sell enough to light the entire area.” Read More

Emery Wins Award from ISHS

May 13, 2015

Historical researcher Tom Emery of Carlinville, a frequent contributor to multiple Illinois newspapers including the News•Progress, recently won the Award of Superior Achievement from the Illinois State Historical Society for his bi-weekly column on Illinois history. Read More

LLC Recognizes Students at Annual Banquet

Submitted At the Lake Land College Student Recognition Banquet, seven students received the Outstanding Student Award for their academic division. In the back row, from left are: Candace Niemerg, Dieterich, Math and Science Division; Christopher Walk, Neoga, Agriculture Division; and Kallie Koester, Effingham, Humanities and Communication Division. In the front row, from left are: Kayla Black, Brownstown, Social Science and Education Division; Camille Niccum, Greenup, Business Division; Aaron Derby, Sullivan, Technology Division; and Autumn Cullison, Casey, Allied Health Division.

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At the Lake Land College Student Recognition Banquet, seven students received the Outstanding Student Award for their academic division. In the back row, from left are: Candace Niemerg, Dieterich, Math and Science Division; Christopher Walk, Neoga, Agriculture Division; and Kallie Koester, Effingham, Humanities and Communication Division. In the front row, from left are: Kayla Black, Brownstown, Social Science and Education Division; Camille Niccum, Greenup, Business Division; Aaron Derby, Sullivan, Technology Division; and Autumn Cullison, Casey, Allied Health Division.

May 13, 2015

Lake Land College honored its students’ achievements at the annual Student Recognition Banquet held recently in Mattoon.
More than 130 students were officially recognized at the event hosted by the Student Government Association.
Students were recognized for their academic achievements, elected offices and organizational roles for the academic year.
Seven students received the Outstanding Student Award for their academic division, including Aaron Derby of Sullivan, Technology Division. The awards are given to a student from each academic division who has displayed excellence within his/her division as well as contributed to Lake Land College and the community. Read More

Crop Insurance Deadline Near for Ill. Producers

May 13, 2015

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio that they need to have their Highly Erodible Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) on file with their local USDA service center by June 1. The 2014 Farm Bill required all producers have the form on file by the June 1 deadline to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support.
“Most producers have an AD-1026 certification form on file, however, some specialty crop, nursery, even some corn and soybean producers may not. Those with catastrophic coverage (CAT) may not realize that if they don’t comply with the Conservation Compliance provisions, they will be responsible for the full premium,” said Brian Frieden, director, Springfield Regional Office. “We have taken many steps recently to broaden participation in the crop insurance program as part of the farm safety net, including offering new policies such as the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection, Supplemental Coverage Option, and extending organic price elections to many new crops.” Read More

LLC Honors Program Recognizes Lane

May 13, 2015

Submitted Three Lake Land College Honors Program students were recognized recently at the annual honors luncheon where they presented findings from the research they conducted through the Honors Program. Pictured here from left are: Maria Boerngen, honors program advisor; Chelsey Lorance of Charleston; Adriene Lane of Sullivan; and Kelsey Beckman of Marshall.

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Three Lake Land College Honors Program students were recognized recently at the annual honors luncheon where they presented findings from the research they conducted through the Honors Program. Pictured here from left are: Maria Boerngen, honors program advisor; Chelsey Lorance of Charleston; Adriene Lane of Sullivan; and Kelsey Beckman of Marshall.

Lake Land College recently recognized its Honors Program scholars where students presented their research findings and were recognized for their achievements. Throughout the year, these students have been conducting undergraduate research in a variety of topics.
Of those honors program members recognized was sophomore Adriene Lane of Sullivan, a speech communication major.
Lane, who is a 2013 Okaw Valley high school alum, will graduate from the honors program with full honors status, which requires that she earn at least a 3.5 overall GPA, graduate from an associate degree program, and successfully complete four honors course options while in the program. Read More

MasterBrand Cohort Students to Graduate

May 13, 2015

This May a special cohort of students will graduate from Lake Land College with a certificate in management. These students, who are current employees with MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. in Arthur, attended Lake Land through a special partnership between their employer and the college.
“We were so glad to partner with MasterBrand for this because through this exclusively online program, the Business Division was able to give these students the skills to better perform in their current positions or advance their careers,” Kathy Black, Business Division chair, said. Read More