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Beacon News

We have achieved Accreditation!

Moultrie County Beacon is commended and congratulated for achieving accreditation!  CQL Accreditation promotes excellence in person-centered services and supports that leads to increased quality of life for the people we serve.  


What Is Accreditation?

A common understanding of the term accreditation involves the formal recognition of an organization for attaining a specified set of standards, often viewed as merely “passing a test.” CQL’s Accreditation approach is more about being on a journey toward ongoing organizational transformation. Rather than receiving a “passing score,” it is about choosing the right path and making measurable progress. At CQL, we often say we meet organizations where they are and help them move to a better place.

Why Is Accreditation Important?

Through an open, honest, and unbiased evaluation by outside experts, accreditation equips organizations with valuable information and action steps for improvement. When organizations rely on their own internal review of operations, they may unintentionally allow the investment they have in their organization to influence their outlook. Internal review also limits an organization to its pre-existing base of knowledge, whereas accreditation aggregates best practices from other organizations.

Congratulations to Connie Geilman

the winner of our 50/50 raffle at the Jeepin' for the Beacon benefit!

Thank You to our great community for the amazing support you have shown to our agency and the individuals we serve!

Beach Accessibility at Lake Shelbyville

Foot Tracks on Sand

Check Out the New

Wheelchair Mat Placed at 

Sullivan Beach


Beach Accessibility

In Loving Memory

Kurt E

Celebration of Life Service

July 13, 2023 - 10 AM

Moultrie County Beacon, Inc.

Kurt Engelhardt, 52, of Sullivan passed away May 20, 2023 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. A celebration of life will be held at the Moultrie County Beacon at a later date.  Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Kurt was born July 13, 1970 to Sandra Brush (William) and David Engelhardt in Toledo, Ohio.

Those closest to Kurt were blessed by his cheerful personality, mischievous laughter and playful antics. Kurt was deeply loved by all the people in his life and called the staff and residents at the Beacon and CILA house family for over 30 years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his parents William and Sandra Brush of Ft Myers, FL, sister, Krista Scott (Bradley) of Clinton, IA, niece, Brittany Engelhardt of Deatsville, AL, and stepbrother, Clayton Brush (Heidi) of Sullivan, IL.

Kurt was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Memorials are requested to the Moultrie County Beacon.

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