Sur was a big part of Neoga basketball

Effingham resident Mary Sur was an icon at the Neoga School District, as a teacher, a scorekeeper for Neoga basketball games and in Effingham with St. Anthony Catholic Church functions and events. She died on Sept. 10 at age 72.


Dawn Schabbing is a senior reporter at the Effingham Daily News, covering Effingham City Hall, Unit 40, and special projects. A graduate of Lake Land College and Eastern Illinois University with degrees in journalism, she lives in Neoga.