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Mt Pulaski's all-state shortstop and right-handed pitcher Michael Lowery signed his National Letter of Intent with Illinois Central College Illinois Central College Head Coach Brett Kelley and Recruit- ing Coordinator Ben Diggle were very particular as they sorted through the members of the Class of 2015. "We've established that we're going to win with a certain type of player," Kelley said. 'Tknd it's not necessarily all about talent. "It's about finding talented players who have a supreme competitive drive and who are willing to find their role within the framework of our team con- cept." Kelley and Diggle are con- fident they've done just that with their 2015 recruiting class, which includes Michael Lowery, Mount Pulaski High School. On the pitching side, Kelley has high expectations Lowery. "We want young men on the mound who aren't afraid to compete and who pound the zone." Lowery will also be counted on for offensive prowess as well. As a junior, Lowery hit .507 with 11 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 26 RBIs. On the mound, he posted an 8-1 record with a 1.18 ERA, 92 strikeouts WE'RE HERE TO HELP! and 12 walks. He eamed all- state honors from the Illinois High School Baseball Coach's Association and all-area honors from the Decatur Herald & Review and the Springfield State Journal-Register. Cur- rently, Prep Baseball Report ranks Lowery as the No. 211 player in the state of Illinois. 'A friend of the program that coaches in Mt. Pulaski's con- ference called us after Mike beat his team and said we had better take a look," Kelley said. "Unfortunately, due to some Third Wednesday Mt. Pulaski Township Board meetings are held on the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM. The meetings are at the Township office, 404 S Spring St., Mt. Pulaski. Next Issue...Feb. 16 Deadline is Monday February 9. Publication of any article submitted at deadline is subject to space available. rainouts, we could never catch him in action and then he got dinged up and missed most of the summer. But once we saw what he could do on the mound and at the plate, we knew we had found a hidden gem." FLOP,S By Kathy... ...available at Salt Creek Attic. Cave in Israel shows evidence that humans discovered fire 350,000 years ago. U.S. News and Wodd Report says the best job in America is being a dentist. 6 t, I= tO tO O tit Many people buy insurance thinking they have everything covered ... until disaster strikes. That's when they feet they were cut short from coverage. Let your local Pekin Insurance Agent explain to you what is covered in your policies, They will show you what is best for your specific needs and lifestyle. Should you need to file a claim, your Agent is right there with claim service that will go Beyond the expectect  for you! Downing, Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agency, Inc. 109 s Lafaye.e-., Pulaski 792-5251 ...... AU -0.. " )HOME I BUSINESS i LiFE I HEALTH