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Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of earth in a day. ST. JoaN's LUTHERAN CHURCHI "The [,iulc Church That Could" 5:30PM Saturday Services 10AM Sunday Services 223 W. Cooke St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5502 Colton, 3, is the son of Eric & Lainen Graft of Cumming, Georgia. Maternal grandpar- ents are Gene & Pat Schmidt of Mt. Pulaski. Julian & Lois Schmidt of Mt. Pulaski are Colton's great-grandparents. Brown eggs come from hens with red feathers and red ear lobes; white eggs come from hens with white feathers and white ear lobes. Shell color is determined by the breed of hen and has no effect on its quality, nutri- ents or flavor. Latham Prairie Village Distinctive Living For Those 50+ RT. 121 & Main Street, Latham 217-433-7099 Thank You We wish to thank everyone for the calls, cards, and word of comfort on the passing and loss of Lowell's brother, Ken- neth Molt. Lowell & Shirley Molt VFW Breakfast Super Bowl Sunday, Febru- ary 7 from 7Am - 1Pro at Mt. Pulaski VFW Hall, South Side of the Square across from the Courthouse. All you can eat. Adults: $6, 3 - 10 years $3, and under 3-free. Carry Outs Avail- able: 341 8967. Congratulations... To John and Lana Heben- streit and family on the pur- chase of the Buff's Restaurant building in Mt. Pulaski. I hope you stay a long time in this community. It is so gratifying to have a nice restaurant, with good food, and a great staftwho pre- pare and serve it. Not only that, but the number of hours you remain open is a real accom- modation to so many. Thanks so much for all the good things you do here. I, personally, wish you all many happy and successful years ahead of you. Pat Straumann A Tough Trivia Who ran the Illinois Central Railroad coal chute and water tank (days of steam engines) that was located along the rail- road tracks at the end of West Cooke in the 1930s to 1944? See page 15for answer. Wayne Tetley was really pleased with the Massachu- setts election. He thinks a Brown-Palin (or Palin-Brown?) ticket would "clean up Wash- ington". If Brown's not a "flash in the pan" I'd go for a Brown and "anybody but Palin". I still see Palin as being just like Rod Blagojevich. - Mike. Steve Hahn stopped in to. drop oft the information on hi dad's (Harry Hahn) 10 th anni- versary of his passing. Steve has been out of commission since Dec. 30 when he took a slide and fall off a roof he was working on. Steve said he was near the roof peak, about 45 feet off the ground, when he lost his footing. The roof was steep. When he went down he slid about 30 feet to the roof edge knocking out the edge board and then hit the ground. Broken ribs, punctured lung and a chunk out of his back were the result. He welcomed in the New Year from a hos- pital bed. But. He's home and starting to get around bit by bit. The doctor has a Feb. 8 target for his release back to work. Steve's still moving Care- ful like, keeping the pain pills close by, but in great spirits. He said he always thought he had nine lives, like a cat, but he thinks he may have moved past them this time around. When the Zion Students were sledding down the snow pile (photo - last issue) they were sledding on "roll-up" sleds donated by Johnson True Value. The students said the sleds were really fast as they went down what they dubbed "The Snow Mountain". When telephone service was bad enough to call for service, the phone customer found out what the problem was. During the repair of the outside line it was .discovered field mice had dined on the telephone line. Bob Hargis sent in a note. He was sorry to see the old Starr house on West Cooke (CEFCU foreclosure) get in such disre- pair. He remembered visiting there as a kid. I just find this interesting. Zogby Interactive Survey ( reports that Forty- two percent of Americans went online last year to access a tele- vision program directly from a network. Approximately one- third of Americans used a 3rd party Internet site, like Hulu, including more than two-thirds of 18 to 29-year-olds. One major cable company is now exploring offering cable content "Ala Carte". You decide what cable channels you want to subscribe to and only pay for those channels. Would that be great or what. Received a note from Kelley Benhart with her renewal... In addition to correcting me on the spelling of their name on the mailing label.., now cor- rect by the way .... she wrote, "We really enjoy the paper - and your sense of humor! "I - s" (pronounced 'eyes') just print it as I see it - Mike Unemployment benefits up to $2,400 received in 2009 are tax free for unemployed work- ers. Unemployment benefits amounts over $2,400 are tax- able. Are the billions paid to Speaking of larceny... From Chuck Laughery A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables when a voice in the dark said... 'Jesus knows you're here.' He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off, and froze. When he heard nothing more, after a bit, he shook his head and continued. Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard... 'Jesus is watching you.' Freaked out, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot. 'Did you say that?' he hissed at the parrot. 'Yep', the parrot confessed, then squawked, Tm just trying to warn you that Jesus is watching you.' The burglar relaxed. 'Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?' 'Moses,' replied the bird. 'Moses?' the burglar laughed. 'What kind of people would name a bird Moses?' 'The kind of people that would name a Pit Bull Jesus.' Random Thoughts From Danny Matthews Nothing is worse than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. There is great need for a sarcasm font. Was learning cursive really neces- sary? Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. Bad decisions make goo d stories. You never know when it ,will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day. Can we all just agree to ignore what- ever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection... again. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not mare any changes to. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away? I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. I keep some people's phone num- bers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the heck do I respond to that? I think the freezer deserves a light as well. Does anyone who says "How ya doin?" really want to know? The trouble with life is there's no good background music. I've always thought that it would be easier to know if I'm in love or in trouble if the dramatic music would swell at just the right time. Talk low, talk slow and don't say too . ..Wa]1 .S.t,;r. t .t.g/a]2/.e ? .................. .m.uch: ............ CO. WBOY WISDOM