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Birthday July 5? With Deep Appreciation From Vonderlieth Living Center Is your birthday on July 5 of any Thank you to the outpouring of given year? If so, there may be a place Be a Page Sponsor or Book Booster for the New Red History Book gifts in memory of Ed Allspach.for you in the 17Yh Mt. Pulaski Cel- Your generosity is a tribute to the ebration. Send your name, address, You can be a Page Sponsor for $20 or a Book Booster for $10. Both are untiring service Mr. Allspach gave to and phone number and affiliation great ways to help support the new history book and have your name seen by generations to come. Call Sue Schaffenacker at 792-5693 or e-mail the community, with Mt. Pulaski and any ancestry to Jean Naylor. Jean Naylor / 49 Denis Rd / Quitman AR 72131. Phone 501 -556-5165. E-Mail: Thank You From The Family Of Shelby Helton It is never easy to go through losing a loved one, but it makes it a little easier with all of our friends and family around us. We would like to than everyone for their kind generosity, love, and sup- port shown to us during this difficult time. We would also like to thank everyone who sent cards and those who remembered us in their prayers. Thank You Thank You From The Family of Norman "Jack" Horn We would like to thank everyone who attended the memorial service, sent cards, flowers and plants. Spe- cial thanks to all who helped with the luncheon after the church service either by donating food or helping to serve it. For those who gave donations to the Zion Lutheran School, enough has been given to purchase a new computer and laptop. Jack loved the school and wanted to support it, and he did this even when he has gone, through your help. We would also like to thank Pastor Chris for his wonderful sermon about baseball and evangelism, as Jack was always trying to get his friends to come to Christ, which was his first Love. Thank you all. The Jack Horn Family Sincere Gratitude We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all who sent condolences, provided support, and made memorial contributions to honor Janet Day Jackson Douglas K. Jackson & Family To Meet Jan. 17 Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at 114 N. Chicago St. Bill Timm of Hartsburg will speak about "Stillman Valley". Stillman Valley was the first battle of the Blackhawk War and the only war fought on Illinois soil. Bill Timm's 3rd great grandfather, "John Giles Adams died a gruesome death at Stillman Valley". Public is welcome. Hours 11 to 4 Toes - Fri. Saturday by appointment, 217-732-3200. We have several books for sale at the Center including books by local authors. CD's, we have several... History of Logan Co 1860 Logan County Census; 1840, 1850,1855,1860, 1870, 1880 Logan County Census Index; 1873, 1893, 1910 Atlases of Logan County; Logan County Cemetery Index; and 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863,1866, 1867 Lincoln Herald Newspaper Indexes. Keep Track of 2011 Dates Want to get My Side of the Creek your tax refund faster? By Mike Lakin "Is Oasis Senior Center of Lincoln, in this a first or what", asked cooperation with Vonderlieth Living Maxine Downing. There was a Robin Center, will be offer online tax sub- in her backyard Dec. 23. Maxine mission assistance at Vonderlieth. said he must be confused as she was sure there are no worms at this time. While the Oasis is not qualified She added, "Maybe Santa will find to offer tax advice, they assist those him one." seniors with simple tax returns to Shelly Pearson was approved as the submit them electronically. Mt. Pulaski School Board record- This is a service being offered free ing secretary effective December 20, of charge. Please call the Oasis at 732-6132 to 2010 at $85 per month salary. schedule an appointment. Since 1933 an ice castle has been Dates that they will be available constructed in Eagle River, Wiscon- sin. Local volunteers in the "snow- in Mt. Pulaski are February 22 and mobiling capital" of the U.S. have March 22. Another day may be built an ice castle every year except added if there is a demand for it. in 1943, 1944, and 1945 (WWTI), Come to the front office at Don and JanetMaxheimer were Vonderlieth Living Center. "up north" for a family Christmas get-together this Christmas. After The Census Bureau says that immigration returning home from last year's get- accounted for 75% of the country's growth together, Don commented on what in the past decade. an attraction the castle is. Janet said the individual who designs the ice The Heart Of Christmas castle, it's different each year, starts Oh, holy night of Christmas our using Legos to come up with When angels led the way the design and then "scales up" To view the babe most holy the design so volunteers know how Softly cradled in the hay. much ice to cut from Eagle River. God's dear Son, born of Jews JOY of the blessed season He dwelt with us a little while Rejoice all!...with goodreason. He walked among the men of earth To serve and save creation Jesus, the God-man supreme Messiah of His nation. And yet, above, in Heavenly realm The Lord had no intention To spare His own Son, Jesus Christ From the devil's vile temptations. Obedient, and knowing well A sad road lie ahead Christ faced His awful burden Faithful always to the end. Father God, who knew Christ's fate Sent Him not devoid of armor Instead, clothing Him in goodness rich And mercy, love, and honor. Christ obeyed and through great trial Did as His Father saith Ne'er yielding to satan's wiles But, remaining true in faith. Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society's (MPTHS) 2011 calendar commemorates the 175th anniver- sary of the founding of our town. Each month has a photograph of an important person, business or event that has transpired since 1836. This keepsake calendar includes photos and researched information with sources duly noted. Read and have photos of: the 1910 landing of Wilbur Wright's bi-plane in Mt. Pulaski during the $10,000 race with an Illinois Central train from Chicago to Springfield fair grounds; nationally famous Vaughn De Leath who was born and raised here and became the 1st lady of radio in the roaring 20's & 30's in New York City and has a star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame", 1901 photo of the Today, it seems, our world has turned Mt. Pulaski House where Abraham From God's wondrous gift above Lincoln visited during his Illinois 8th Our world must pause, and note Judicial Circuit travels to the Logan thereof County Court here, etc. Seeking first, Christ's love. Calendars are $5 ($20 includes Receive your dearest gift of all a year's membership to the MPTHS). Order information: Not sealed in gilded foil A heart that beats for Jesus or 792-5442. Has found salvation royal. Army Veteran and Sports Fan Harold LeroyRadcliffe, He served in the U.S. In Memory Radcliffe 76, of Lincoln, died Army from 1954-1956. December 31, 2010 at Mr. Radcliffe graduated Memorial Medical Center, from Lincoln Community Springfield at4:13 p.m. High School in 1954. He Funeral Services were played football and track Wednesday January 5 at at LCHS. He was called Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Crazy Legs Radcliffe in Funeral Home, Lincoln. football and went to state Ron Otto officiated. Burial in track. Leroy was one was in Steenbergen Cem- of the first coaches for etery with full military Lincoln Youth Football rights accorded by Ameri- and helped get it started. can Legion Post #263. His Woodworking was Leroy's Parents, Brothers -Virgil favorite past time. He and Paul Radcliffe, Sisters loved travel and photogra- - Arvetta Taylor and Fran- phy. He enjoyed playing ces Metz, and Infant Son golf and telling a joke -Curt Leroy preceded him whether it was at the Lin- in death, coin Elks or in Florida. He Mr. Radcliffe retired was on the firing squad for from St. Gobain Bottle Fac- the American Legion Post tory, Lincoln after 43 years #263 and was an active of service. He was born June 5, 1934 in member. Vandalia the son of Clyde and Anice Leroy loved all sports and was always Manion Radcliffe. He married Barbara watching a game, especially the St. Louis Jean Wilham on October 14, 1955 in Cardinals. He was a dedicated Cardinal Lincoln. fan, but said he wanted to see the Chi- - Survivors Include - Wife -Barbara cago Cubs win the World Series just once Radcliffe, Lincoln; Daughters - Denise to see how crazy the Cub fans got. We Radcliffe, Lincoln, Janice (Jim) Greer, will miss him terribly, but we know he is Lincoln, and Cindy (Jerry Miller) in heaven enjoying the New Year with Morrow, Lincoln; and Granddaughters family and friends. - Meghan and Marissa Greer. Memorials: The Lincoln Christian Mr. Radcliffe was a member of Lin- Church, American Legion Post #263, or coin Christian Church. LCHS Lady Railer Softball. And so it is, do place your hand Upon your beating heart Vow e'er to follow Jesus A soul's most precious part. Onginal poem by Pat Straumann Christmas 2010 David Lee Eskew, 47, of Dawson, formerly of Mt. Pulaski, died December 20, 2010 after a 34-month battle with colorectal cancer. Cremation rites were accorded, graveside services were held at Mechanics- burg Cemetery Thursday, December 23. Reverend Chaflie Carver officiated. His grandparents; father, and father-in-law preceded him in death. Mr. Eskew was born April 8, 1963 in Spring- field, the son of William "Bill" Vervey and Norma Jean (Points) Eskew. He married Meh- nie Patton Tisdale on July 2, 1993 ia Springfield. David graduated Mt. Pulaski High School in 1977 and later Quincy Techni- cal Institute. He worked for numerous businesses throughout his life. Survivors Include - Wife - Melanie; Son - Gerad K., Stepson - Stephen W. (Lesly) Tisdale; Granddaugher - Elena Eagle River Fire Dept Volunteers worked to complete the structure, made of nearly 3,000 blocks ,of ice. The construction was set back, more than a week because it took longer than normal for the ice to freeze. This year the ice was only 7 inches thick and they need at least 11 to 12 inches of ice. The 11-12 inches did finally come to pass. Spring is around the corner. The Jung Seeds & Plants catalogue arrived in the mail Dec. 27. I think we ordered something from Jung once years ago. And, ever since, their catalogue has arrived in the mail. Ever notice how we men can often be seen standing in our garage with door open? It can be 20-degrees or colder and we'll be standing there surveying the world. I think it's in our deep primordial memory. Maybe it gives us the sense that we're stand- ing, as our long past ancestors did, at the opening of our cave. In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, Algeria, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years. Michelle Tisdale; Mother - Norma Eskew; Mother- in-law - Judy Patton; Brothers - Billy (Nancy), Paul (Rena), Louie (Kim), and Tom; Sisters - Connie (Virgil) Booker and Beth (Mark) Patton, Brothers- in-law - Vince (Brenda) Patton, Mark (Beth) Patton and Todd (Pam) Patton; and Special Aunt - Daisy Points. Memorials: Memo- rial Home Services, 720 North Bond Street, Spring- field, Illinois 62702 or South Tower Community Church, 1350 South Tower Road, Dawson, Illinois 62520. "Remember me with smiles and laugher for that's the way I'll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears then don't remember me at all." A special thanks to the compassion- ate hospice caregivers associated with Memorial Home Services and specifi- cally Marcia Nolte and Tom Colbertson. January 8, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times - 2 Here's the desk the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse was given in 1940 that was made in 1833 out of native walnut, grown locally. It was from the estate of Samuel Moultron of Sullivan. Lincoln had, on occasion, used the desk when he visited Sullivan for court cases. Times Photo St. John's Lutheran Church was a postcard view Christmas Day Times Photo Active Community Volunteer Laura Alice Schilling, 88, of Nashville, TN formerly of Lincoln, died December 20, 2010 at 2: 10 p.m. at Green Hills Health and Rehab Center, Nashville. Funeral Services were held Wednesday Decem- ber 29 at Fricke-Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Rev. Robert Baker officiated. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery. Her Parents, Husband, Infant Son - John Wesley Schil- ling III, Brothers - Earl, Art and Bill Smith and Sister - Mae Nell Lowery and one Son-In-Law: Barry M. Davis precededc her in death. Laura was a retired state employee and housewife. She was a member of the Beason United Methodist Church. Laura was born September 22, 1922 in Mitchell Dam, AL, the daughter of Earl W and Nancy Annie Jones Smith. She married' John W. Schilling on June 6, 1941. He preceded her in death in May of 1989. Surivors Include - Daughters - Nancy Christina Davis of Nashville and Tamra Lorraine Ince of Conowingo, Mary- land and Granddaughters - Deborah Elaine and Abigail Elizabeth Ince of Conowingo, Maryland. Laura was a Lincoln retail business woman working at the Perk-Up and managing Erik Kent. She also served as site interpreter/researcher at the Postville and Mt. Pulaski courthouses. Laura served for 12 years on the Logan County Board from 1986-1998 serving on airport and farm, animal control, and liquor committees. As the first chair of the solid waste committee, she ultimately traveled to France to view their advanced methods of waste management. Laura was very active in the com- munity, volunteering for the Americ in Cancer Society, Lincoln Community Concert Association, Lincoln Railsplit- ter Association, Lincoln Balloon Fest, Beason Band Boosters, Beason Girl Scouts and the ALMH Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Beason United Methodist Women, ABWA and Logan County Herb Guild. Along with her hobbies of needlework, sewing, garden- ing and hat making; in her early years she loved being a hair style model for her brother Art, a cosmetologist. Memorials: American Cancer Society or Beason United Methodist Church or Beason Fire Department. J 3 Generation Memorial Specialist Hours Monday - Friday 9-4:30 Saturday - 9-12 After Hours By Appointment 106 5th Street- Lincoln Free 87 Lincoln & Logan County's Only Locally Owned Monument Company guarantee the lowest price for the highest monuments & craftsmanship Servin: families since 1945 HICKOX DR. - J manleymonuments@yahoo.eom -- Mort- Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon - After Hours by Appt.