Knee-high by the Fourth of July

Photo by RR Best Knee-high by the Fourth of July Alisha Warren and her grandfather Terry stand outside the family farm in rural Sullivan. Mild weather and fair amounts of precipitation have helped spawn tall robust fields of corn in Moultrie County.

Photo by RR Best
Knee-high by the Fourth of July
Alisha Warren and her grandfather Terry stand outside the family farm in rural Sullivan. Mild weather and fair amounts of precipitation have helped spawn tall robust fields of corn in Moultrie County.

Important Fundraiser July 12 for Secret Santa Program

July 2, 2014

Outreach heavily depends on money raised at annual event

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

The Secret Santa program concluded its 15th year last December having spent around $13,000 on both area children and adults in need of clothing, food, and other resources throughout 2013. And though the program has a large outreach in Moultrie, most are unaware that approximately 80 percent of these funds are raised in one single day. Read More

A-Frame Signs Get Approval in Sullivan

July 2, 2014

More requests for downtown changes to come

by Barry Featheringill
Sullivan Reporter

The ordinance to allow Sullivan business owners to display A-frame signs on the sidewalk in front of their business passed unanimously last month.

The process of changing the ordinance started back on April 15 with a presentation from Cathrine Craig, owner of Cathrine’s Custom Framing on the importance of A-frame signs for local businesses. Just over two months later, Craig, in an interview after the June 23 council meeting, noted “This is a big step forward and has been a long and difficult process to get this approved.”  Read More

Mo-Co 12U Champs

Submitted Mo-Co 12U Champs The Mo-Co Rush 12U recently competed in the Santa Claus Classic in Santa Claus, Ind. and went 5-0 to win the championship. The 12U Rush currently stands at 46-20 on the season. Pictured, left to right, in the front row are Lindsey Mast, Destiny Williams, Allie Dunn, Liberty Dunaway, Jo Barbee, Addi Tinkle, and Delaney Melton. Middle row: coach Samantha Vogel, Isabel Shafer, KayLee Hohlbauch, Shelby Frederick, Madison Vogel, Molly Day, and coach Scott Shafer. Back row: coach Jim Dunn, coach Kevin Hohlbauch, and coach Wes Frederick. Visit www.mocorush.com for more info on the Rush.

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Mo-Co 12U Champs
The Mo-Co Rush 12U recently competed in the Santa Claus Classic in Santa Claus, Ind. and went 5-0 to win the championship. The 12U Rush currently stands at 46-20 on the season. Pictured, left to right, in the front row are Lindsey Mast, Destiny Williams, Allie Dunn, Liberty Dunaway, Jo Barbee, Addi Tinkle, and Delaney Melton. Middle row: coach Samantha Vogel, Isabel Shafer, KayLee Hohlbauch, Shelby Frederick, Madison Vogel, Molly Day, and coach Scott Shafer. Back row: coach Jim Dunn, coach Kevin Hohlbauch, and coach Wes Frederick. Visit www.mocorush.com for more info on the Rush.

Sullivan Teacher of the Year 2014

Photo by Keith Stewart Teacher of the Year Sullivan Spanish teacher Patricia King is seen above with president of the Sullivan Education Association Troy Rogers. King was presented with teacher of the year at a banquet Friday May 30 held at the Sullivan Country Club.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Teacher of the Year
Sullivan Spanish teacher Patricia King is seen above with president of the Sullivan Education Association Troy Rogers. King was presented with teacher of the year at a banquet Friday May 30 held at the Sullivan Country Club.

Kinney Recognized

Submitted Kinney Recognized Pictured are Senator Chapin Rose with outgoing Douglas and Moultrie County Farm Bureau Manager Kara Kinney. Senator Rose attended the open house at the Douglas County Farm Bureau June 5 and presented Kinney with a certificate of Senate Recognition from the state of Illinois in recognition of her years of dedication and service as manager for the Moultrie and Douglas County Farm Bureaus. 

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Kinney Recognized
Pictured are Senator Chapin Rose with outgoing Douglas and Moultrie County Farm Bureau Manager Kara Kinney. Senator Rose attended the open house at the Douglas County Farm Bureau June 5 and presented Kinney with a certificate of Senate Recognition from the state of Illinois in recognition of her years of dedication and service as manager for the Moultrie and Douglas County Farm Bureaus.

All-Star Football

Submitted All-Star Football Griffin Sullivan (right) and Garrett Cuffle (left) joined several area 2014 seniors to play in the Order of the Eastern Star All Star football game on Saturday in Maroa. The West beat the East 27-24. Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Logan West was also on the East team.

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All-Star Football
Griffin Sullivan (right) and Garrett Cuffle (left) joined several area 2014 seniors to play in the Order of the Eastern Star All Star football game on Saturday in Maroa. The West beat the East 27-24. Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond’s Logan West was also on the East team.

Sullivan Baseball Awards

Photo by RR Best Sullivan Baseball Awards The Sullivan baseball team held their awards’ banquet May 22. Pictured, left to right, are this year’s award winners: Shane Atchison pitching award and 2nd team all conference, Levi Nadler honorable mention, Nick Frerichs offensive award and 1st team all conference, Dakota Clayton honorable mention, Zach Hrvol honorable mention, and Jacob Piper Redskin award. Not pictured is Travis Hanson with Most improved.

Photo by RR Best
Sullivan Baseball Awards
The Sullivan baseball team held their awards’ banquet May 22. Pictured, left to right, are this year’s award winners: Shane Atchison pitching award and 2nd team all conference, Levi Nadler honorable mention, Nick Frerichs offensive award and 1st team all conference, Dakota Clayton honorable mention, Zach Hrvol honorable mention, and Jacob Piper Redskin award. Not pictured is Travis Hanson with Most improved.

Hydro-Gear’s United Way Campaign

Submitted by Megan Poe Hydro-Gear’s United Way Campaign With nearly a $10,000 increase, Hydro-Gear employees came together making their recent United Way campaign a big success. Employee and corporate campaigns are exceedingly beneficial to agencies that have partnerships with United Way.  The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Red Cross, RSVP and Peace Meals, for example, will receive funding assistance through the Moultrie County United Way’s Fund Distribution. Pictured, front row, left to right: Debbie Bogle (United Way),  Krystal Sutton (Hydro-Gear), and Cassie Heselton(H-G); Back row: Larry Conlin(H-G), Bonnie Moore (H-G), Amber Kaylor (UW), and, Megan Poe (UW).

Submitted by Megan Poe
Hydro-Gear’s United Way Campaign
With nearly a $10,000 increase, Hydro-Gear employees came together making their recent United Way campaign a big success. Employee and corporate campaigns are exceedingly beneficial to agencies that have partnerships with United Way. The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Red Cross, RSVP and Peace Meals, for example, will receive funding assistance through the Moultrie County United Way’s Fund Distribution. Pictured, front row, left to right: Debbie Bogle (United Way), Krystal Sutton (Hydro-Gear), and Cassie Heselton(H-G); Back row: Larry Conlin(H-G), Bonnie Moore (H-G), Amber Kaylor (UW), and, Megan Poe (UW).

Poe Takes First

Submitted Poe Takes First Amber Poe, 13, of Sullivan, recently earned first place in the district XMA martial arts competition in Lambard, Ill. She also took third place in weapons-kamas and faced competition from across several states. Poe is the daughter of Don and Rhonda Poe and the grandaughter of Bob and Donie Rennels, also of Sullivan. Poe is a part of the American Taekwondo Association and is a recommended black belt.

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Poe Takes First
Amber Poe, 13, of Sullivan, recently earned first place in the district XMA martial arts competition in Lambard, Ill. She also took third place in weapons-kamas and faced competition from across several states. Poe is the daughter of Don and Rhonda Poe and the grandaughter of Bob and Donie Rennels, also of Sullivan. Poe is a part of the American Taekwondo Association and is a recommended black belt.