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5 Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation Held Annual Meeting Cont'd From Front Page One concern discussed during the meeting is the cleaning of the courthouse. At this time the city provides someone to clean " the courthouse. However, the discussion showed that there was a need for more frequent cleaning of the courthouse and O the matter will be discussed o with the city. The state of Illinois owns the P courthouse and it is under the to direction of the Illinois His- o to toric Preservation Agency. The o agency works with the court- I,d house foundation and, between the local organization and the state, they have come up with a list of major projects. These projects include work on the roof, outside paint removal from the bricks, interior plas- ter and paint repairs, retain- ing wall repair - replacement, and wooden eaves evaluation - repair. Another major proj- ect is an electrical update for the courthouse. Wally Kautz said this project is extremely important - noting that during the Christmas Festival of Trees the courthouse electrical system was "maxed out". Wally said when the trees were plugged in; the coffee pot on the first floor could not be used because it was on the same circuit. Obviously, there is a need for an improved electrical system. The board discussed financial gifts to the foundatiom. There . Mount Pulaski Courthouse Hosts Abraham Lincoln Birthday Party By Mike Lakin Saturday, February 8 from 9:30 AM to 4 PM the Mount Pulaski Courthouse has a schedule of events and activities in cel- ebration of Lincoln's birthday. At 9:30 AM coffee and refreshments will be served. At 10 AM Abraham Lincoln will greet visitors. At 10 AM Barbara Stroud-Borth will portray Sarah Wakefield of the Upper Sioux Agency, Minnesota in 1862. Sarah Wakefield came to Minnesota in 1854 where she met her husband Dr. John L. Wakefield whom she married in 1856. Dr. Wakefield was appointed physician at Yellow Medicine (Upper Sioux Agency), where they were when the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War began. Upon hearing about the war, Mrs. Wakefield and her children fled and were taken prisoner on their way to Fort Ridgely. Barbara will tell Sarah Wakefield's (right) story of the conflict that took place on the Minnesota Prairie while the Civil War raged in the South. Pres. Lincoln-was involved in the conflicts final resolution. Sarah Wakefield wrote her story of the conflict in 1863 entitled Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees. There will be a display of memen- tos, books, and prints from Barbara's year on the Lower Brule Reservation in South Dakota. From 10 AM to 2 PM children will have an opportunity to par- ticipate in several activities and games, These will include crafts for Lincoln's Birthday and Valentine's Day. Refreshments, including Mary Lincoln's Cake, will be served from the time the courthouse opens until 3:30 PM. was a discussion of investing Doug Johnson gave a finan- In 2013 total revenues for the some of the gifts for the long cial report covering 2012 and foundation were $48,991.10. tenn. This would help perpetu- 2013. This revenue was broken ate funding and allow the foun- In 2012 total revenues for the down by fund raising income dation to designated percentage foundation were $26,373.35. of $2,891.50, contributions- of funding for current projects, This revenue was broken down business/corporate of $21,695, leaving some of the funds for by fund raising income of and individual contributions of future projects. $6660.47, contributions - busi- $24,404.60. Wally Kautz said that a state ness/corporate of $5,354, indi- Total expenses for 2013 were evaluation for Mount Pulaski vidual contributions of $13,713, $14,150.26 - leaving a net courthouse projects showed that - and miscellaneous income of income to the foundation in if all projects were done it would $645.88. 2013 of $34,840.84. cost $1.3 million. The Board of Total expenses for 2012 Combining the net income for Directors said that maintenance were $5,632.91 - leaving a net the years 2012 and 2013 Doug and repairs - projects need income to the foundation in reported a total of $55,581.28 as ongoing contributions. 2012 of $20,740.44. the balance in the Farmers Bank on December 31,2013. Your choice SAVE 50% 4 99 reg, 9.99 18-Gal. Storage Tote Available in green or teal. W 164 714, 716 F8 While supplies last. Your choice SAVE 40% 5 99 reg. 9,99 10-Lb. Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed L106118 1 WPesupP,la. 20-Lb. Wild Bird Food L 5ot z721 wlie sqies Ia. HOT DEAL 19 99 47-Lb. Dry Dog Food Ht61 0I While supplies last. ,Johnson True Value Hardware & Gardens 423 S. Washington St. Mt. Pulaski www.facebook: com/johnsontruevalue 792 5911 Mon..eri. 7:3OAm-6Pm Sat. 7:30Am - 5Pm Sun. lOAm - 3Pm Taae'7/a00o START RIGHT. START HERE: Sale Ends January 31, 2014