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Last issue of-the paper carried an article about the School Sales Tax proposal. A sentence reads... Agri- cultural sales, such as farm equipment, feed, seed, fertil- izer, chemicals and livestock reproduction, are subject to the tax. That sentence was set apart and was intended to read... Agricultural sales, such as farm equipment, feed, seed, fertilizer, chemi- cals and livestock reproduc- tion, are NOT subject to the tax. As one reader noted, leaving out the "not" might upset some in the Ag Com- munity. Apologies to anyone that might have incurred heart palpitations on reading the incorrect sentence. January 22, 2011 "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain Mt. Pulaski Bruins Win 7th Grade Solution County Tournament Bruins traveled to Hartsburg for a Logan County chain- While it is not the size of the newspaper that it was before October 2010, it comes close to meeting what readers have been asking for. From October until now, I have printed the newspaper in what we call in the busi- ness a "broad-sheet". The size of the news- paper since October was - according to many of you - unwieldy. But it was his- toric. The size was the same size the newspaper was over a century ago. This size of newspaper meets what the US Postal Service calls the "droop test". It should not have a problem going through the automatic equipment. So say people much smarter about these matters than L pionship game against the Wolverines of West Lincoln- Broadwell. The Bruins were looking to avenge a 3-point loss at the hands of the Wolverines in week 2 of the season. The game started well for the Bruins as they used excep- tional defense and some timely scoring to take and 8-2 advantage at the end of the 1st quarter. Will Stewart lead the charge with 6 points in the first frame. The 2nd quarter saw more balanced scoring as Eli Griesheim, Brandon Huff, and Will Stewart contributed buckets for the Bruins. Once again stellar defense was the key as the Bruins lead at the half 15-5. The second half would turn into an offensive game as both teams heated up and traded baskets throughout the rest of the game. The Wolverines heated up and scored 13 points to the Bruins 10 points, and cut the lead to 25-18 at the end of the 3rd quarter. The 4th quarter was also an intense and physical quarter as players on both teams fought hard for their respective squads. In the end, with some clutch shoot- ing from the line, the Bruins prevailed by the score of 37- 32. Bruins were led by Will Stewart with 12 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Huff with 10 points and 3 steals, Brett Huff with 6 points and 4 rebounds, and Eli Griesheim with 6 points and 6 rebounds. The Bruins are now 11-8 on the season. O Newpaper Deadline Tues Feb 1 for Sat Feb 5 Issue Deadline for articles is Tues Feb 1 for Sat Feb 5 Issue. Articles submitted at deadline may be held over to Feb 19 paper. Come join the funon Friday mornings at the Mt. Pulaski Public Library! The Playgroup, sponsored by the Mt. Pulaski Library will resume meeting on Friday, January 28. Playgroup begins at 10 and lasts until 12, but this is a relaxed group, and you may come and go at any time. This is open to all families in the community with a child from birth through preschool age. An adult must accom- pany children. This is a great opportunity for you to spend time with your child in an informal play setting, and meet other parents in the area. We look forward to seeing you there[. If you have any questions, please call Amy Dyer at the Mt Pulaski Library at 792-5919. Park Not This Way By Mike Lakin At the January Mt Pulaski City Council meeting there was mention of on street parking during snow plowing. If you park your car- or any vehicle - directly opposite to your across-the-street neighbor it causes some difficulty for city trucks plowing snow. Because of the problem of vehicles parked directly opposite each other, if this does happen - city employees were told they can skip the block and leave the snow "as is - where is". If this is done, the thought is, residents will get the message real fast.., stagger your on street parking if you want your block lowed. Public Notice- Public Hearing on Road Closure in Elkhart Re: Closure of Davis St at Kennedy Rd due to the relocation of Kennedy Rd and replacement of the culvert at the intersection of Kennedy Rd and Old Us 66 in Elkhart. The Illinois Department of Trans- portation (IDOT) will hold a public road closure hearing on the proposed closure of Davis St. at Kennedy Rd. The hearing will be held from 4 to 6pm Tuesday, February 1 at Elkhart Village Hall. The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with an opportu- nity to express concerns about the closure of Davis St. at Kennedy Rd., any other issues in the project area and to suggest possible alternatives that may be considered for the pro- posed improvement. Exhibits, maps and aerial photography of the pro- posed project area will be available for inspection and viewing. Inter- ested persons may stop in to learn more about the project, and provide comments. The meeting is for citizens to offer feedback as the project team moves ahead. All persons interested in this project are invited to attend. The hearing will be informal; no formal presentation is planned. Representatives of IDOT will be available anytime from 4 to 6pro to answer individual questions and to receive comments about the project. Comment sheets will be available for those in attendance who wish to pro- vide a written statement. Comments received at this meeting or received at the District' Six Office by February 15 will be included in the official project record. The same material will be available for review and inspection at the District Six Office at 126 East Ash Street in Springfield, IL. For more information, contact Mr. Roger Driskell, Regional Engineer; 126 East Ash Street, Springfield, IL 62704-4792; telephone (217)782- 7301; fax (217)524-7696, or TDD (217)524-4875.