Harley Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting

Photo by Keith Stewart Harley Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting Sullivan’s newest chiropractor Katie Harley held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house with several local officials December 5. Harley Chiropractic is located at 221 N. Anderson in Sullivan. Pictured left to right: Laurrie Minor, Debbie Hilligoss, Katie Harley, Kathleen Blievernicht, Hollie Atchison, Stepheny McMahon, Ann Short, Mike Kirk, and Chris Harley.

Photo by Keith Stewart
Harley Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting
Sullivan’s newest chiropractor Katie Harley held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house with several local officials December 5. Harley Chiropractic is located at 221 N. Anderson in Sullivan. Pictured left to right: Laurrie Minor, Debbie Hilligoss, Katie Harley, Kathleen Blievernicht, Hollie Atchison, Stepheny McMahon, Ann Short, Mike Kirk, and Chris Harley.

Lady Red Take Sixth at Sectionals

Submitted Lady Red Take Sixth at Sectionals The Sullivan girls’ swimming team competed and finished in sixth place in the Champaign Central Sectional Saturday, Nov. 15.   The team is made up of members Abby Cravatta, Michaela Donnell, Cadisen Nuzzo, and Brynna Sentel. All four girls earned points in their individual events, as well as the two relays in which they were entered.  The girls finished fifth in the 200 medley relay and sixth in the 200 freestyle relay, to earn 38 points. Cravatta finished 12th in the 100 butterfly, while Donnell finished eighth in the 500 free. Sentel, meanwhile, earned third in the same event.  Nuzzo took 18th in the 100 backstroke, with Sentel finishing third.  The team rounded out their scoring with Donnell finishing 12th in the 100 breaststroke. Sentel, who swam back-to-back-to-back events in the 500 free, the 200 free relay, and the 100 back, earned the team’s unofficial “Wonder Woman” award. Sentel more recently received second team all-area for girls’ swimming by the Champaign News-Gazette. All four girls are members of the Sullivan Blue Dolphins swim team, pictured above, which took first place at the 2014 Terre Haute Halloween Splash Oct 24-26.

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Lady Red Take Sixth at Sectionals
The Sullivan girls’ swimming team competed and finished in sixth place in the Champaign Central Sectional Saturday, Nov. 15. 
The team is made up of members Abby Cravatta, Michaela Donnell, Cadisen Nuzzo, and Brynna Sentel. All four girls earned points in their individual events, as well as the two relays in which they were entered.  The girls finished fifth in the 200 medley relay and sixth in the 200 freestyle relay, to earn 38 points. Cravatta finished 12th in the 100 butterfly, while Donnell finished eighth in the 500 free. Sentel, meanwhile, earned third in the same event.  Nuzzo took 18th in the 100 backstroke, with Sentel finishing third.  The team rounded out their scoring with Donnell finishing 12th in the 100 breaststroke. Sentel, who swam back-to-back-to-back events in the 500 free, the 200 free relay, and the 100 back, earned the team’s unofficial “Wonder Woman” award. Sentel more recently received second team all-area for girls’ swimming by the Champaign News-Gazette. All four girls are members of the Sullivan Blue Dolphins swim team, pictured above, which took first place at the 2014 Terre Haute Halloween Splash Oct 24-26.

2014 Tri-County Shriners Christmas Party

Submitted Tri-County Shriners Christmas Party The Tri-County Shrine Club held its Christmas party and installation of officers for the coming year on Thursday, December 2 at the Berg in Arthur.  The following officers were installed by Noble Ed Camacho, Assistant Rabban, of Ansar Temple in Springfield.  Nobles Tom Wilson, Treasurer; Charles Steck, Secretary,;Frank Lincoln, Vice President; and Jeremy Malin, President.  A check for $3,500 from the club was presented to Noble Comacho for the Crippled Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. The Tri-County Club is made up of Shriner’s from Moultrie, Douglas and Piatt Counties. Pictured from left to right are: Tom Wilson, Charles Steck, Ed Comancho, Jeremy Malin, and Frank Lincoln.

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Tri-County Shriners Christmas Party
The Tri-County Shrine Club held its Christmas party and installation of officers for the coming year on Thursday, December 2 at the Berg in Arthur. The following officers were installed by Noble Ed Camacho, Assistant Rabban, of Ansar Temple in Springfield. Nobles Tom Wilson, Treasurer; Charles Steck, Secretary,;Frank Lincoln, Vice President; and Jeremy Malin, President. A check for $3,500 from the club was presented to Noble Comacho for the Crippled Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. The Tri-County Club is made up of Shriner’s from Moultrie, Douglas and Piatt Counties. Pictured from left to right are: Tom Wilson, Charles Steck, Ed Comancho, Jeremy Malin, and Frank Lincoln.

2014 ALAH Soccer Awards

Photo by Sally McCarthy ALAH Soccer Awards The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond soccer team held their awards’ banquet earlier this year following the conclusion of their season. Pictured, left to right: Eusebio Briseno - most improved player; Omar Martinez - single season assist record & MVP; Jakob Brewer - defensive player of the year; Jovany Martinez - single season scoring record & offensive player of the year

Photo by Sally McCarthy
ALAH Soccer Awards
The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond soccer team held their awards’ banquet earlier this year following the conclusion of their season. Pictured, left to right: Eusebio Briseno – most improved player; Omar Martinez – single season assist record & MVP; Jakob Brewer – defensive player of the year; Jovany Martinez – single season scoring record & offensive player of the year

2014 ALAH Football Awards

Photo by Sally McCarthy ALAH Football Awards The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond football team held their awards’ banquet earlier this year following the conclusion of their season. Pictured, left to right: Dylan Black - lineman of the year, and 1st team all-LOVC defensive line; Steven Wright - defensive player of the year, and 1st team all-LOVC running back and linebacker; Tyler Schuring - offensive player of the year, MVP, all time records for passing, rushing and total offense, selection to the 1A All-State Football Team, and 1st team all-LOVC quarterback and defensive back; Jeremy Plank - most improved; Teddy Poe - coach’s award. Not pictured Kyle Feagin - special teams player of the year, and 1st team all-LOVC wide receiver, punter, and kicker; David Rosenbaum 1st team all-LOVC offensive line and honorable mention defensive line; Nathan Rose honorable mention defensive back; Graeme Stewart, honorable mention offensive line.

Photo by Sally McCarthy
ALAH Football Awards
The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond football team held their awards’ banquet earlier this year following the conclusion of their season. Pictured, left to right: Dylan Black – lineman of the year, and 1st team all-LOVC defensive line; Steven Wright – defensive player of the year, and 1st team all-LOVC running back and linebacker; Tyler Schuring – offensive player of the year, MVP, all time records for passing, rushing and total offense, selection to the 1A All-State Football Team, and 1st team all-LOVC quarterback and defensive back; Jeremy Plank – most improved; Teddy Poe – coach’s award. Not pictured Kyle Feagin – special teams player of the year, and 1st team all-LOVC wide receiver, punter, and kicker; David Rosenbaum 1st team all-LOVC offensive line and honorable mention defensive line; Nathan Rose honorable mention defensive back; Graeme Stewart, honorable mention offensive line.

2014 ALAH XC Award

Photo by Sally McCarthy ALAH XC Award The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond cross country team held their awards’ banquet earlier this year following the conclusion of their season. Pictured is Logan Hall - most varsity points

Photo by Sally McCarthy
ALAH XC Award
The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond cross country team held their awards’ banquet earlier this year following the conclusion of their season. Pictured is Logan Hall – most varsity points

2014 ALAH Volleyball Awards

Photo by Sally McCarthy ALAH Volleyball Awards The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond volleyball team held their awards’ banquet earlier this year following the conclusion of their season. Pictured, left to right: Kalli Martin - team spirit award; Kimberly Davis - hustle award; Emily Seegmiller - most valuable player, and 1st team all-LOVC; Elyse Harris - sportsmanship award; and Janette Comstock - Knights spirit award. Not pictured is Makayla Brown - most improved player, and Madison Brown, honorable mention all-LOVC.

Photo by Sally McCarthy
ALAH Volleyball Awards
The Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond volleyball team held their awards’ banquet earlier this year following the conclusion of their season. Pictured, left to right: Kalli Martin – team spirit award; Kimberly Davis – hustle award; Emily Seegmiller – most valuable player, and 1st team all-LOVC; Elyse Harris – sportsmanship award; and Janette Comstock – Knights spirit award. Not pictured is Makayla Brown – most improved player, and Madison Brown, honorable mention all-LOVC.

OVES Donates Food

Submitted OVES Donates Food The students at Okaw Valley Elementary have been busy this month trying to make the holiday season of others’ bright.  Casey’s Pizza joined the school in sponsoring a food drive that ran from December 1 to the 12. The students ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade amassed over 1000 pounds of food, which was divided between the Bethany and Findlay food pantries. The combined kindergarten classes earned a Casey’s pizza party for donating more items than the other classes. OVES will also be hosting “Dance for a Cause II” and will be collecting new toys that will be donated to the Barnes Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. The students have organized a dance for the students and ask that they donate a toy or money to purchase toys.  All OVES students will be attending the dance on December 18. Pictured, left to right: Camille Brown - manager of the Bethany Casey’s, Heidi Vander Burgh - kindergarten teacher and Angie Russell - kindergarten teacher.

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OVES Donates Food
The students at Okaw Valley Elementary have been busy this month trying to make the holiday season of others’ bright.  Casey’s Pizza joined the school in sponsoring a food drive that ran from December 1 to the 12. The students ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade amassed over 1000 pounds of food, which was divided between the Bethany and Findlay food pantries. The combined kindergarten classes earned a Casey’s pizza party for donating more items than the other classes. OVES will also be hosting “Dance for a Cause II” and will be collecting new toys that will be donated to the Barnes Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. The students have organized a dance for the students and ask that they donate a toy or money to purchase toys.  All OVES students will be attending the dance on December 18. Pictured, left to right: Camille Brown – manager of the Bethany Casey’s, Heidi Vander Burgh – kindergarten teacher and Angie Russell – kindergarten teacher.

Semi-trucks Reminded of Restrictions on Parking in Village Limits

December 17, 2014

Ordinance says vehicles over 3/4 ton unable to park in village limits for more than 30 minutes

by Florence Hallford
& Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

The topic of semi-truck parking has been an on-going discussion since a resident asked permission to park his truck over a sidewalk several months ago.

The board members have been looking into solutions since, unable to find a suitable one. During his research, village president Jim Minor located an ordinance that prevents owners of vehicles in excess of ¾ ton from parking in most of the village limits for more than half an hour.

While the board members identified with residents on the issue, there is not much they can do about it, noting that the resident needs to find suitable parking. However, trustee Roger Walker became concerned, stating that many residents drive regular trucks that weigh close to, if aren’t at the weight limit of the truck size the ordinance includes that need special parking. Read More