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Become a certified hvac technician o Justin is the son of Kevin and Monica Knauer of Mt. Pulaski. During high school, Justin has been a high honor roll student, and he has been active in a variety of extra-curricular activities. He Justin Knauer January Senior-of-the-Month Mt. Pulaski High School has participated in Student Council, Yearbook, Science Olympiad and Spanish Club. He was elected to National Honor Society, and was selected to participate in World-Wide Youth in Science and Engineering activitios. He is a three-sport athlete, participating Jn baseball, basketball and golf. Justin has earned his Eagle Scout through Boy Scouts, and is a member of St. Patrick/St. Thomas Youth Group. Justin plans to attend the University of Illi- nois to major in civil engineering. The Senior-of-the-Month program is co-spon- sored by Mt. Pulaski Pharmacy and Johnson's Food Center. Monthly winners receive $100 sav- ings bonds and are eligible to 'compete for the $1000 Senior-of-the-Year award. When things go bump in the night Part of the front of the truck made it into the driveway, but the rest was blocking the south lane of Vine. The driver left the vehicle unattended resting in the roadway with no lights or hazard signals on. After run- ning the Illinois Drivers Tag on the truck, Logan Deputy John- son and Officer Veech rang the truck was not there." The driver revised his estimate to having been home a half-hour. The driver then said he'd gotten, off work at 5 Friday afternoon and had been drink- ing. He then told Officer Veech, "I knew how bad it was when I hit." The driver refused sobriety the doorbell of the residence tests. He refused the breath and greeted the driver of the "test. The driver then said he Times Photo truck, was going to take care of the Curiosity overcame Officer car that he hit, in the morning. By Mike Lakin Saturday morning (January 23), motoring south on Vine to Johnson's Food Center to pick up the Saturday S J-R, it first caught my eye. Orange cones along the side of the street and - what's that? A car, up on the boulevard. Obviously there was an accident story. And since the other vehicle was no where to be seen, it was going to be a good one. The story begins at 12:49Am Saturday morning. Officer Kyle Veech received a call. A truck was in the middle of the south lane of Vine, facing north. The Good Samaritan caller had stopped to see if he could lend assistance. The driver of the truck said he was OK and help was the on the way to get the truck in his driveway. The caller then traveled three blocks further on Vine. He saw the smashed car on the boulevard. Putting two and two together he called Officer Veech. As Officer Veech responded he met Logan County Deputy Ernie Johnson and they set off to check it out. Besides the damaged car, Officer Veech also found a rim and tire that that did not belong to the dam- aged car; since it had all four tires still on it. As Officer Veech headed north on Vine, he followed a gash cut in the north bound lane; made by a three wheeled vehicle that was not intended to run on three wheels. The gash ended at a three-wheel truck. The 37 th Lake Fork Auction is Saturday March 27 ALL AUCTION MERCHANDISE MUST BE BOOKED IN BY 8:30 AM SAT. MARCH 27 A B C 8, G Real Estate 116 s. Washington St-Mt. Pulaski Gerald Goodman GRI Broker 217-792-3947 Cell 217-737-7947 E-Mail A Tough Trivia Answer to "A Tought Trivia" question on page 10... Harrison Vandevender. Friend's Correction The December School Board news article included a note that Doug Martin thanked ele- mentary teacher Kathleen Tar- rant and her students. A friend of Ms. Tarrant asked that it be noted that she is a Junior High English Teacher. And it's duly noted. Veech and he asked the driver why his truck was not in the driveway. The driver replied, "I had a little accident and I was going to take care of it in the morning after I get some sleep". A somewhat reason- able answer, but not enough to end the conversation. Officer Veech pointed out the truck was blocking the roadway and could not be parked there all night long. Officer Veech then asked, "Why is the passenger side front tire missing from the truck? The driver didn't know. Officer Veech then asked, "Did you hit a parked car up the road?" The driver con- firmed it as fact, stating he did hit that car up the road. When asked if he'd been drink- ing, the driver replied, "I have drank a lot since I got home." How long had he been home? The driver stated, "One hour." Officer Veech brought it home - so to speak - when he told the driver, "I passed by the place where the truck is less then ten minutes ago and He added that he didn't under: stand what the big deal was. Deputy Johnson was wel- comed through the house to look for any alcoholic bever- age that may be there. Deputy Johnson did not find any con- tainers that may have had an alcoholic beverage in them, nor were any unopened con- tainers of alcoholic beverages found. The driver was arrested for failure to report an accident and leaving the scene of an accident. He again refused all sobriety tests. Officer Veech read the driver his Miranda Rights and the Illinois Warning to Motorist. The driver acknowledged that he understood his rights and refused any and all tests. Officer Veech charged the drive with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Failure to Report an Accident. The driver refused to sign all paperwork, including the cita- tions. He was booked into the County Jail. 103 W. Wayne St. Mt. Pulaski Very nice Brick Ranch. 1456 sq ft. 3 bed- room. 2.5 Bath. Nice walk-in closets. Recent room addition Extensively remodeled with deep basement. New 2 car garage and REDUCED/ $114,900 112 W. Jefferson St. Mt. Pulaski 612 sq ft. home, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Neat and Clean, move right in. $29,900 i 207 N. Washington St. Mt. Pulaski Triplex - 2 man floor and 1 upper apt. Very good income property with good occupancy. Separate utilities.Plenty of Cash flow. FULL of Opportunity. Onl 413 E. Cooke St. Mt. Pulaski 2 bedroom Home on 49 x 140 ft nice lot, home needs work. $38,000 203 S. LOGAN ST. LINCOLN, IL 62656 217-650-7652 in 15 weeks. Morning classes starting on Febi. 22 . and evening classes on March 29 t". Call today for more information. 217-65.8-7652 Second Planning Meeting Friday, February 5 at 7 P.M. At The Lake Fork Community Center Third Planning Meeting Friday, March 5 at 7 P.M. At The Lake Fork Community Center All consignments to be on sale bill must be in by this meeting. MT PULASKI BUILDING LOTS 827 ;linton St. Lincoln 2 bedroom home large living room, base- ment and old storage shed. Some updating to home. $25.000 600 Omaha St. Lincoln 3 bedroom home with vinyl siding, front porch, corner lot. Has had some remod- eling. Newer windows, drywall. Needs fin- ished. $25,000 Lamplighter (1 LAMPLIGHTER Mt. Pulaski) Large lot 16616 sq. ft. Mt. Pulaski Country place nice subdivision with curb and gut- ters. $12,000 ] and Ave. 1 707 Kentucky