Mattoon Babe Ruth League Sign-ups Oct. 1-31

October 1, 2014

The Mattoon Babe Ruth League will be taking registration for 2015, 16-18 year senior Babe Ruth players starting October 1-31.  Players who are 16 on or before April 30 and, players who are 18 on April 30 are eligible to play as long as there is not a Babe Ruth Charter (for this age group) in their area.  Read More

Lovington Homecoming Kicks Off October 10

October 1, 2014

This year, Lovington’s homecoming parade will honor veterans from Lovington and area towns. U.S. Marine Major Lynn Lowder (ret.) will counsel veterans at the Lovington library Saturday morning from 10 a.m.-noon.

To help celebrate veterans, Aaron Fleming and Dennis Garmon will start the parade with “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless the USA.”

ALAH fall sports team members and coaches, bagpipers, a Cinderella carriage, Shriners groups and Tiny the Clown will join the scouts, antique cars, fire trucks and other groups. Read More

Shimkus’ Staff In Arthur Oct. 8

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has a tradition of having his staff hold office hours in addition to those he holds himself. A member of Shimkus’ staff will be in Arthur 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, October 8 in the Municipal Building board room at 120 East Progress Street. Read More

Dine with a Doc® in Sullivan October 7

October 1, 2014

October’s Dine with a Doc® program will feature a different type of doctor in Brad Rau, J.D. who will shed some light on pre-planning if you become unable to direct your own medical care and financial affairs because of illness, an accident, or advanced age.

He will share why it’s important to begin writing down your wishes about the kinds of treatment you do or do not want to receive and naming someone you trust to oversee your care. Other topics will include advanced directives, living wills, power of attorney and more. Read More

Soils Across Illinois Damp at the End of September

September 24, 2014

Soils are damp across the state at the end of September, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois.

Soil moisture levels at two inches average 0.29 water fraction by volume (wfv) across Illinois, slightly below the field capacity for most of the soil types measured. The highest levels were in east central Illinois, which averaged an inch of rain in the last week. Read More

Mums and More Event Oct. 4 in Windsor

September 24, 2014

The WHAT Group (Windsor’s Happenings Around Town) will be sponsoring a Mums and More Event on Saturday, October 4.

A variety of vendors will be located on Maine Street along with the mum sale.  Route 16 will also offer mums and kettle corn.  Mums will be available for purchase, and Maine Street will also offer a wine and beer walk. Read More

Disabled Deer Hunting Blinds Available

September 24, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is offering additional deer hunting opportunities at Whitley Creek Recreation Area in Moultrie County for disabled deer hunters holding a state issued P2A card. Disabled hunters will be able to reserve one of four blinds in the closed recreation area during archery deer season, as well as disabled hunters holding a valid Lake Shelbyville Project Moultrie second shotgun season or Lake Shelbyville Project Moultrie muzzleloader season permit. All four blinds were built by Boy Scouts to earn their Eagle Scout status. Read More

Sullivan Area Arts Calling for Artists for Artoberfest 2014

September 24, 2014

The fourth annual Artoberfest contest will be held during the Octoberfest, October 17-18. Sponsored by the Sullivan Area Arts, this contest is open to anyone in high school and older to enter original works of art including three-dimensional and photographic work. The site for this year’s event is Cathrine’s Gallery, Gifts & More located at 7 West Jefferson just off the square in Sullivan. Read More