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January 22, 2011 70 Years Ago - January 1941 The new Illinois Central Railroad over-pass on 121 was completed. Mrs. Maude D. Stafford died. She was born Maude DeVas Capps on March 29, 1863 in the house she lived in all of her life on N. Lafayette. She was thh youngest child of Jabez and Eliza.beth Capps. Her home was one of the first frame dwellings in Mt. Pulaski. She was known for her excellent soprano voice and was a charter member of the Mt. Pulaski Library Club. During the 1936 Centennial Celebration she portrayed her mother in a pageant play. .Local farmers attended the McCormick-Deering equip- ment demonstration in Latham. The Cornland State Bank paid a 5% dividend to stock- holders. Clarence Tomlinson died at 71 - he was born Feb. 18, 1869. A bachelor, he was remembered for his charitable work in the community having given large sums of money where needed. Three polio cases were reported in the county for 1940. Mt. Pulaski Times Mr. Pulaski Fire Dept reported it was called out 3 l-times in 1940. Loss from fires was reported at $421 for the year. Almost 2,000 people visited the Courthouse n 1940. Fred Holmes offered 1 gallon of free gas for every 5 gallons of gas pur- chase. G C Zah was recognized for 54 years of service on the fire dept. C. J. Kautz was recognized for 52 years of service. Josephine Taylor was hired as Head English Teacher at high school. She also taught French. Ella Burks had 30 white rock pullets and 4 white rock hens stolen from her farm south of Latham. Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Day celebrated their 49 th wedding anniversary in Cornland. They were married Jan 28, 1892. Alvin's father laid out the Village of Cornland in 1870. Alvin recalled the first Lake Fork drainage ditch being dug with a 40 oxen team. Alvin was a Master of the Masonic Blue Lodge in Comland. 60 Years Ago - January 1950 Robert Conn died Dec 31, 1950. He published the Mt. Pulaski Times for sev- eral years, selling the paper when he was appointed Chief Deputy of the Illinois Supreme Court. There were 19 traffic fatalities in Logan County in 1950. Mrs. T. W Moore died at 88. She was born in a log cabin on June 7, 1864. Logan County Board of Supervisors issued a weight limit of 6 tons on county roads from Jan through April. Mt. Pulaski Fire Dept answered 18 calls in 1950. Fire losses totaled $2,592. Historical claim - Heaviest grand jury in "history" was held at Mt: Pulaski Court- house. Judge David Davis presided - he weighed 275 pounds. Average weight of each juror was 235 pounds. Florence Stoll made an appearance on the Don McNeil Breakfast Club radio pro- gram in Chicago. Dr.-G. F. Wait retired from his dental practice. He had been a dentist in Mt. Pulaski since 1927. 50 years Ago - January 1960 Mt. Pulaski's 125 th Celebration was to kickoff with a banquet in the Mr. Pulaski Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A New Year's Eve roller skating party was held at Mt. Pulaski Recreation Center. Fire 15 Chief Fritz Lipp set off aerial bombs and fireworks at midnight. Ice-skating at the City Park Pond was per- mitted only when the gate was open. At midnight New Year's Eve there was lone ice skater on the City Pond - Joe Kafka. New Western Style Square Dancing les- sons were offered. Lloyd Turner and Dick Hayes were in charge. Mt. Pulaski passed an ordinance requir- ing all dogs to be registered in town and to wear a collar and city tag. Any dog found without a tag was to be disposed of by the City Marshall. Tom Kennedy was the new President of the Mt. Pulaski Chamber of Commerce. Aetna Township was hosting a Ham & Bean Supper to raise "funds for the Polio Drive. Huston & Palone Ladies Apparel had a $1 dress sale. Oscar Hahn died at 70. He was a char- ter member of the Mt. Pulaski American Legion. A 31-pound beaver was trapped by, Bob Keck. Andrew Wiggers aitended the inaugura- tion of President John Kennedy. Dean Schroth was a seaman aboard ship that recovered the capsule that carried Hamm the Chimpanzee into subspace. Governor Otto Kerner agreed to crown the Mt. Pulaski Sil-tennial queen. 40 Years Ago - January 1970 Mt. Pulaski Courthouse was open eve- nings from 6:30 - 8:30 four tours during the week of Feb 7 through Feb 12 for Lincoln's Birthday. Plans to construct the Vonderliedi Nurs- ing Home were underway. First Board of Trustees was appointed - Andrew Wiggers, Harry Wible, Eugene Downing, Dr. James Borgerson, Charles Wagner, Keith Rothwell, Dean Cates, Dan Volle, and Ed Stahl. The new bank building for the Mt. Pulaski First National Bank was dedicated Sun, Jan 24 with a Grand Opening celebration. Congress "created" Monday holidays. Memorial Day was moved to last Monday of May. Veterans Day was moved to 4 th Monday of October. Mt. Pulaski Theatre was showing " Ma & Pa Kettle at the Fair". Harry Wayne Hild wrote a letter about the poor turnout for the Mt. Pulaski Com- munity Players first tryout for the 1970 season. Mattress/Furniture Overstock Clearance 30-60% Off Mattress sets starting at $100 Sofa's starting at $299 All brand new with full warranties Delivery Available Springfield 217-361-1 357 TOTAL QUALITY MERCHANDISE FOR SALE - Murray Riding Mower, 40", $350 o/b/o, 412-6331 ............................. FOR SALE - Welder Pro-9635 FOR RENT - Large 1 Bdrm Apt. dual towers, exercise mach., $250, central heat & A/C, garage, water, Mt. Pulaski 494-1102 garbage & all appliances furnished, ............................................. newly redecorated, new kitchen FOR SALE - Oak Roll Top Desk, stove, cable, reasonable rent w/ (Dark Finish), Exc. Cond, $250 view, 792-5645 or553-6138 O/B/O, 792-5665. - ........................................... ......................................... SERVICES - In home summer FOR SALE - Yamaha piano, child care, all ages, certified elem almost brand new, 792-3984 or teacher, certified in CPR. Reason 414-5192. rates, and flex hours, Mt Pulaski, ............................................. Call Megan 217-638-7886 FOUND - Grey tiger cat, bushy tail, female will give to good home FREE - Will pick up unwanted if unclaimed, 792-3313 mowers, chainsaws, snowplows ...................................... for free, Mt. Pulaski 217-414-2271. Shawn Lock & Fred Lipp Insured - Quality Work Free Estimates Call Shawn 414-5413 WANTED - Buying junk cars & FOR RENT - 2 Bdrm Apt. wl Leave message if no answer, trucks, FREE PICKUP, Cornland garage, lease, references, 737 ............................... 415-0438or750-2576 0347 or 792-5313 WANTED - Appliances, scrap metal, farm machinery 750-2576 WANTED - Daytime &/or. night- time Home Health Caretaker in Mt. Pulaski. Cadng for elderly woman, cooking, light housekeeping, and respite care. C.N.A. cert or home health care ex preferred, but not necessary. Must pass background check, drug tested, and have at least 2 references. Call 217-429- 1574 after 5pro or 792-5980 after 5pm.