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Washington St. Mt Pulaski fro-bank.corn FARMERS - mm B A N K o, Mt Pulaski Grade School Mt Pulaski Grade School Most Improved Students Ja~.a~y 8, 2011 / Mr. Pulaski, Times- 6 Students of the Month for Semester 1 ' 6th Grade: Mackenzie Lock Katherine Lee- daughter of James Brady Luckhart- son of Scott & Daughter of Shawn & Melissa & Tera Lee of Mt. Pulaski Mahdi Luckhart of Mt. Pulaski Lock of Beason 7th Grade: Brian Batchelder Son of Steven & Loft Batchedler of Mt. Pulaski 8th Grade: Samantha McCarty Daughter of Robyn McCarty of Mt: Pulaski tnd Richard McCarty of Lincoln Larry From Mary Milligan Larry's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person. 'Yes,' said the policeman 'the detectives want very badly to capture him. Larry asked, "Why didn't you keep him when you took his picture ? " A suspected bomb on a train in Rome Federal Government is making health was found out to not have any explosives insurance companies disclose and justify or a detonator, n the pyrotechnics field rate increases of 10% or more. Which 1bat is pretty much known as a "box". means that everyone can expect yearly increases of 9.9%. Larry From Mary Milligan The math teacher saw that Larry wasn't paying attention in class. She called on hlm and said, 'Larry! What are 2 and 4 and 28 and 447' Larry quickly replied, 'NBC, FOX, ESPN and the Cartoon Network!' Little Larry attended a horse auction with his father. He watched as his father moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse's legs and rump, and chest. After a few minutes, Larry asked, 'Dad, why are you doing that?' His father replied, 'because when I'm buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape before I buy. Larry, looking worried, said, 'Dad, I think the UPS guy wants to buy Mom ' Safety Newspaper Headline Experts say school bus passengers should be belted Teacher strikes idle kids Plane too close to ground, crash probe planned Police Report By Mike Lakin Who Knew? Officer Bauer Did cards were provided. The driver of document of some kind to support Officer Todd Bauer saw a white the Chevy stated, "I was going north the statement, none could be pro- Ford truck pulling a black trailer, on Marion and went through the vided. He saw the driver was someone he yield sign. I don't know if I didn't see Chief Freer called the insurance knew. him coming or what. He turned off company listed on the card. The He ran the driver's informationthe road to miss me". agent informed him the policy had on the in-car computer due to his The driver of the Toyota was asked been cancelled in August of 2010 for to back the car off the post and park non-payment. knowledge of the driver having a suspended license. The driver was along the roadway. The driver was charged with driv- suspended. The cars never hit each other, ing while suspended and for operat- A traffic stop was made at the The driver of the Toyota stateding an uninsured vehicle. intersection of 121 and McDonald. he was driving west on Jefferson Like Deer in the Headlights Asked why he was driving, the driver Street approaching Marion Street. said he was trying to get to ajob near He saw the Chevrolet not yield at Chief Lynn Freer was on foot Decatur. Did he know he was sus- tile yield sign and continue into the patrol (as he often does) observ- pended? He sure did. intersection. To avoid certain col- ing traffic on and around the city Arrested, the driver was taken to lision he steered his vehicle to the square. the county jail and charged with right, crossed the southbound lane at He observed several youth gathered Driving While License Suspended. Marion Street, and came to rest on on Jefferson Street on the courthouse the yield signpost, sidewalk. No License - No Insurance No accident report was completed A Chevy SUV drove up. Four teens No Problem? due to the minimum $1,500 require- got out and stood together for a few Chief Freer observed a silver Pon- merit. No citations were issued, minutes between vehicles. The owner of a pick-up truck parked nearby was tmc mini-van northbound on State Liar-Liar-Pants on Fire Route 121 at Harry Street. Checking seen holding an aluminum can. He the in-car-computer the driver came Chief Freer saw a red Plymouth took two drinks from the can. When back suspended, eastbound on Jefferson. He ran the one of the teens from the SUV in the He stopped the van. Asked for registration through the Secretary group saw the Chief, everyone began license and proof of insurance, the of State. The owner was suspended, to stare at him (like deer in the head- driver produced both. Informed of At this point, one wonders.,, doesn't lights). one.., just how many people around Chief Freer joined the group and the reason for the stop (driving sus- pcnde !) the driver stated, "What? here actually have a driver's license, immediately the unmistakable odor A real one. of alcohol was detected. After speak- Suspended? For wharf I was never notified!" Chief Freer initiated a traffic stop. ing with the females he determined The driving history showed a cita- Asked for a driver's license and proof that they had not been consuming of insurance. The driver produced an alcohol. He asked one of the males tion in February of 2010 for a man- datory insurance violation. Chief insurance card but stated he did not if he had bee drinking alcohol and have his license on him. he stated no. Chief Freer then shined Freer called the phone number on the insurance card. The insurance Informed of the reason for the stop his flashlight through the window the driver said he had a document of the Chevy SUV. And there it be, company said the policy expired on 09/22/2010. This after the driver that stated he could drive. He could a liquor bottle on the floorboard of stated she had a current card at not find it. the front passenger seat in a brown home. Chief Freer called the insurancepaper bag. The insurance company stated that agency number given on the card.He asked one of the girls what actually the policy had been canceled The insurance agent stated that the the bottle was and she immediately in April of 2010 and was no longer policy on that vehicle was not valid, looked at one of the boys. He rolled active. " Arrested, the driver was taken to his eyes and said, "It's not mine". The driver was arrested for driving the county jail and cited for driving Chief informed them that all would suspended and operating an unin- while suspended and operating unin- be charged unless someone came for- sured vehicle. The driver was held in sured vehicle, ward. One of the boys stated, "OK. lieu of bond. Driving on courtpaper work, it's good I don't want them to get in trouble because it's mine. I'm the only one Yield Mostly Means Yield to have it with you who had a drink. I've only had a Chief Freer was called to the inter- Chief Freer observed a silver pick- couple. section of West Jefferson and Marion up truck at the stop sign on Cooke at Chief told him to call his mother. Street for a minor accident. He found Vine. He knew the Mt. Pulaski resi- He was so very reluctant, but made a white Toyota facing north on dent driving the pick-up was driving the call. Chief Freer explained the Marion Street resting on top of the suspended. He followed the vehicle situation to the boy's mother. Chief outhbound yield signpost. The yield to the parking lot at Dollar General. Freer took into evidence a bottle of sign was broken off and lying on the When asked for a drivers licensevodka and transported the. young gound. A silver Chevrolet Impala the driver stated, "I don't have it with man to the police department - to was parked facing north on Marion. me. I left it at home". The driver had await his mom's arrival. Likely Drivers' licenses and insurance a valid Illinois ID Card and provided seemed like an eternity. The minor proof of insurance, was issued a city ordinance citation Informed of the suspension, the for possession or consumption of driver said, "Well, the court told me alcohol. Ordinance number 3-3-24 I was OK to drive because I paid my was issued. Total cost of the bottle of reinstatement fee for my license." 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