2015 Arthur Home & Garden Expo

February 25, 2015

With almost 50 vendors representing more than 1,000 products, the Arthur Home & Garden Expo is bigger and better than ever. Vendors will be offering the very latest products, services, how-to clinics and innovative solutions at this year’s event.
“Our focus this year is on custom kitchens, cabinetry and furniture,” noted Joe Kauffman, owner of Kauffman’s Custom Wood Interiors and spokesperson for the Woodwright’s Guild of central Illinois. “This year we have even more vendors representing almost every sector of the home improvement sector. If you are looking for it, you’re sure to find it at this year’s show.” Read More

Sullivan High School Earns First in WYSE Competition at Lake Land College

February 25, 2015

Now advance to EIU March 12

The regional WYSE Academic Challenge was recently held at Lake Land College and 25 schools, registering 385 students, came together to battle in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics.
Neoga, Sullivan and Charleston high schools were victorious in their divisions and took home the regional championship titles. Winners in team and individual competition are advancing to sectionals at Eastern Illinois University March 12. Read More

Sheriffs’ Association Announces Scholarships

February 18, 2015

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding more than $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the state of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2015-2016 academic year.
The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the state of Illinois.
Moultrie County Sheriff Chris Sims will award one scholarship in the amount of $500.
There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are as follows: Read More

Windsor High School Trivia Night March 14

February 18, 2015

The Windsor Jr/Sr High School student council and the W.H.A.T. (Windsor Happenings Around Town) community group will be hosting a trivia night Saturday, March 14. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the trivia game will be begin at 6 p.m. Snacks will be available for a free will donation. Teams of one to eight participants may play, and there is an entry fee. Read More

Cultivating Creativity Children’s Art Exhibit Comes to Sullivan

February 18, 2015

The traveling exhibition Cultivating Creativity 2014-2015: Consolidated Communications Children’s Art Exhibit continues its tour by coming to Sullivan at the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library. The exhibit will be on view February 24 to March 12. Cultivating Creativity showcases some of the outstanding art produced through east central Illinois school art programs. Presented is art by 51 students, each representing a different school. The art was created during the 2013-2014 school year. Read More

Change in USDA Rural Housing Programs

February 11, 2015

Changes in whether a geographic area is classified as rural or non-rural may affect applicants for the USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing (SFH) Programs.
For families and individuals to be eligible for application to the SFH programs, the property must be located in a “rural” area, generally non-metro communities less than 35,000 in population. Effective February 2, 2015, the Future Eligible Areas map were implemented. For Illinois, the changes primarily involve realigning boundaries along roads and municipal corporate limits rather than imaginary boundaries. This should help lenders and applicants more easily identify whether a property is eligible for USDA’s assistance. Read More

Sullivan Spelling Bee Winners Announced, Six Moving On

February 11, 2015

The 2015 Sullivan School District Spelling Bee was held January 21 in the Sullivan High School Commons. Students in grades 4-8 earned the privilege of representing their grade level at the bee. The six winners and two alternates who are moving on to the Moultrie County Bee are Maggie McLaughlin, seventh,  Spencer Johnson, eighth, Raimi Gardner, fifth, Reagan Crouse, sixth, Paige McLaughlin, eighth, and Clayton Schmoe, fifth. Read More