News Briefs

Patterson House in Need of Donations

December 17, 2014

Patterson House, a 16 bed intermediate care facility for developmentally disabled adults, located in Sullivan, is in need of donations.

“Many of the residents here do not have family involvement or a place to go to for the holidays,” said Heather Moody who is with the Patterson House. “We try to make it a good Christmas at Patterson House for all of our residents.  Most of the residents only receive $30 a month for their personal spending.  This money does not go a long way.  We are in need of donations in the form of gift cards, monetary donations, or gifts.” Read More

First Mid-Illinois Names Trimble Loan Officer In Sullivan

December 17, 2014

First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust recently announced the appointment of Travis Trimble as Ag and Commercial Loan Officer. Trimble will provide a full range of commercial lending services to Sullivan and the surrounding area. In his position as ag/commercial lender, Trimble will assist business and agricultural customers in achieving their financial goals, from short-term financing for annual operations to long-term real estate loans. He will be based out of the First Mid banking center at 200 S. Hamilton St. in Sullivan. Read More

Courtyard Estates of Sullivan Recognized for Achievements

December 17, 2014

Courtyard Estates of Sullivan was recently recognized for outstanding achievement in several areas at the 18th annual Petersen Health Care awards banquet. Courtyard’s staff attended the annual event as well as key staff members of all skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living and supportive living facilities Petersen Health Care owns and operates in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. The theme of the event was “Everyday Heroes”. Read More

Sullivan School District Introduces iSullivan

Public meetings on iPad use begin Wednesday, Dec. 10

Submitted by the Sullivan School District

The Sullivan school district will be holding a series of public meetings beginning next week to discuss iSullivan, the district’s 1:1 digital device learning initiative.

School districts have witnessed a major shift in the role technology plays in instruction. Instead of students having access to technology only when the school’s computer lab is available, more school districts are providing access to students as needed. Sullivan School District has been working on a plan to give students this daily access. Money was awarded to the district through a combination of grants from the Sullivan Community Education Foundation and the federal government. With that funding in place, the implementation of iSullivan began. Staff members began working together to create a vision for students’ futures. The district feels that in order to prepare students for a technology enriched world, it needs to give them the tools to experience a technology enriched education. Read More

One Stop Community Christmas Volunteers Needed

December 3, 2014

One Stop Community Christmas is quickly approaching and volunteers and donations are still needed to make the event a success.

One Stop Shop takes donations from the surrounding communities and then allows parents or legal guardians with families in need of help with Christmas, who have pre-registered, to shop along with a personal volunteer shopper. Items available typically include new toys, a book, a game for the family, toothbrush, toothpaste, a pair of pajamas and more. The event will take place Saturday, December 13 at Lake Land College. Read More

Illinois was Cold and Dry in November

December 3, 2014

November was much colder and drier than average. The statewide average temperature was 34.3 degrees, which is 8.2 degrees below average, and the fourth coldest November on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois.

In comparison, November 1976 was the coldest November on record at 33.4 degrees. Read More

Inaugural Fundraiser for Bethany Celebration Dec. 6

December 3, 2014

The Bethany Celebration Committee has announceed their first fundraiser of the year, Bethany’s Innaugural Christmas on Main Street.

Formerly known as Santa’s One Stop Shop Craft and Vendor Show that took place in the OVES gym, this year’s revamped fundraiser will still coincide with Santa coming to the Train Depot December 6, but the craft and vendor show will be featured in downtown Bethany. Read More

Foodbank Distribution in Sullivan December 6

November 26, 2014

The Eastern Illinois Foodbank will distribute a truckload of food to hungry area families at the Sullivan VFW Post 6410 located at 1146 State Hwy 32 in Sullivan 10 a.m.-noon December 6.
All Moultrie County residents who meet income eligibility criteria are welcome (see below). Those attending are asked to bring bags or boxes to transport food. Read More

Country Breakfast and Bazaar Sat.

November 12, 2014

The Allenville Christian Church ·will hold their annual country breakfast & bazaar 7-11 a.m. Saturday, November 15.

The menu will consist of biscuits, gravy, sausage, ham, egg casserole, hashbrown patties, waffles, fruit, juice, milk & coffee. There will be homemade cakes, pies, rolls, candy and misc. craft items. A suggested donation for both adults and children under 12 will be collected with proceeds used to help pay for extra parking area. Read More