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from the d/of Joe Kinc Some people would rather be irritating than ignored. I"110 Mt Pulaski A Year 'ii00m0000i s Jaauar2, 19,2015 "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain $150 217 WCOTA 12/3114-C f/) SHELTON WA 98584-2Lg3 k Honoring Dean Toohey After introducing an ini- tial outline of what the Logan County Zoning Board of Appeals was going to deliber- ate the evening of Thursday, January 8, Chairman Doug Thompson spoke on the pass- ing of fellow Board of Appeals member - Dean Toohey. Thompson stated that Dean was not only a member of the Logan County Zoning Board of Appeals he was an important part of this community. He said Dean was an origi- nal member of the Board of Appeals. Thompson noted Dean had served a long time (Dean served on the board 43-years). Thompson observed that fellow board members had a great deal of respect for Dean and have expressed that they will miss him. Thompson said all members of the board will miss Dean's recall of history- specifically how he was able to recall how matters had been dealt with on similar issues that had come up in the last 43-years. The board then honored Dean's memory with a moment of silence. We Need You Our town & countryside's organization has a lot of mem- bers, but we need more folks to come forward and volun- teer to work (give tours) in our museum. We are not asking for a lot of your time. We are asking for you to volunteer just one (1) afternoon per month. You may do it with your spouse, family member or a friend if you wish. That would really help out a lot. The museum is open from April to November -- currently three days a week (Thursday, Friday & Saturday). Hours are still the same, Noon to 4 PM. -- that's only 4 hours to volunteer per month. Please think this over... the MT. PULASKI TOWN- SHIP HISTORICAL MUSEUM REALLY NEEDS YOUR HELP. Someone will be available to train or give you a refresher course in the artifacts, Abraham Lincoln, military, music, school & genealogy sections of the museum. There are cue cards available for use. Currendy, there are only 4 couples and 4 individuals that are keeping your museum open. A couple moved away this fall, thus reducing our volunteers even more. We have our monthly meetings on the tast-Monday of the month at 6:30 PM, but you are not required to attend. Some meet- ings (usually quarterly) have a historical program after a short- ened meeting. By becoming a volunteer, you can learn more about the history of your family, town and coun- tryside as well as helping others learn.., often there are those who travel from out-of-town to visit and research their fam- ily's history. Occasionally, our museum is visited by research- ers who are paid by ancestors living in other states to "dig" up more information about their family's history in and around Mt. Pulaski, Chestnut, Lake Fork, Cornland, Elkhart, & Latham. So ... PLEASE, consider becoming a volunteer. You will have all winter to consider our calI for help. The museum will not reopen again until next April, but we would like your commitment in advance so we could schedule you in. Thank You in advance! Fred Lipp (In charge of sched- uling) 217-792-3280 (res) fplipp @ Foundation to Celebrate Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Kathryn M. Harris will portray Harriet Tubman at Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Feb. 7, the Courthouse will be open from 12-4 p.m. the main program will be at lpm. Every- one will be greeted by Abraham Saturday Feb. 7, the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Founda- tion Celebrates Abraham Lin- coln's Birthday. Kathryn Harris and Mary Lincoln. Indoor games and craft activities for Lincoln's Birthday and Valentine's Day will be available, from 12-3:30. Mike and Jennifer Richner of Hilltop Catering will again donate Mary Lincoln's famous Cake. A new addition to the refreshments will be Abraham will present, Harriet Tubman a former slave and a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Harris is Library Services Direc- tor at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Spring- field and has portrayed Tubman and other historical characters for several years. Lincoln's favorite: Apple Pie. Refreshments will also be avail- able from 12-3:30 p.m. The birthday committee urges everyone to come and honor Abraham Lincoln whose pres- ence has made Mt. Pulaski famous throughout the world. Kathryn Harris is a native of Carbondale. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Univer- sity of Illinois-Graduate School of Library and Information Services, Urbana. She has held- positions at the Illinois State Library, the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library, the Florida Interna- tional University Library, the Lincoln Library: Springfield's Public Library, and the Illinois State Historical Library which became the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (ALPL). She will be retiring from the ALPL at the end of March. 2015. In September 2012, she was honored and humbled to intro- duce "Harriet" to participants at the Annual Leadership Con- ference sponsored by the Con- gressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC. In September 2013, "Harriet" participated in the Mentoring Summit spon- sored the National Alliance of Faith and Justice in Washing- ton, DC. Zion Lutheran School Second Quarter Honor Roll All A's - Sixth grade: Ysabella Adubato; Fifth grade: Cassidy Clark, Alicia Elliott, Riley May, Fourth grade: Bianca Adubato, Clayton Ayles- worth, Makenna Wilham; Third grade: Jayden Cherry, Hannah Stoll, Emarie Willis High Honors - Seventh grade: Elaine Ayles- worth; Sixth grade: Jaycie Doerr, Moriah Prather; Fourth grade: Adalyn Stone; Third grade: Caleb Coogan Honors - Eighth grade: Francesca Adubato, Morgan May; Seventh grade: Emma Aylesworth; Sixth grade: Colton Hagan; Fifth grade: ChlOe Lewis; Fourth grade: Peyton Wyss; Third grade: Daniel McCormick, Austin Yaple Honorable Mention - Seventh grade: Teagan Wyss; Sixth grade: MacKenzie Hall; Fifth grade: Abigail Coffrnan, William Keyes, Caitlynn Lewis, Sophia Ran; Third grade: Isabella Prather