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February 19, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 19 2011 Newspaper Schedule Deadline - Mar 1 for Mar 5 Issue Mar 15 for Mar 19 Issue Mar 29 for Apr 2 Issue Apr 12 for Apr 16 Issue May 3 for May 7 Issue May 17 for May 21 Issue May 31 for June 4 Issue June 14 for June 18 Issue June 28 for July 2 Issue July 12 for July 16 Issue Aug 2 for Aug 6 Issue Aug 16 for Aug 20 Issue Aug 30 for Sept 3 Issue Sept 13 for Sept 17 ISsue Sept 27 for Oct 1 Issue Oct 11 for Oct 15 Issue Nov 1 for Nov 5 Issue Nov 15 for Nov 19 Issue Nov 29 for Dec 3 Issue Dec 14 for Dec 21 Christmas Issue FOR SALE - Murray Riding Mower, 40", $350 o/b/o, 412o6331 FOR SALE -Welder Pro-9635 dual towers, exercise roach., $250, Mt. Pulaski 494-1102 BRAND NEW Warehouse Overstocks 30-60% Off Retail Living R00m- Bedroom Mattress Sets Limited Quantities Can Deliver Springfield 217-361-1357 TOTAL QUALITY MERCHANDISE I ............................................. FOR SALE - Oak Roll Top Desk, (Dark Finish)i Exc. Cond, $250 O/ B/O, 792-5665. .................................. FOR SALE - Yamaha piano, almost brand new, 792-3984 or 414-5192. FOR SALE - Homelite 4400-watt portable gen.; Rheem gas fum.; Bryant HP/AC w/A-Coil; Aper - 792-3480 Those 50+ Beautiful efficiency and 1 bedroom apartment All utilities includedf Ask about our MOVE-IN Special! Street, Latham 217-433-7099 Insured - Quality Work Free Estimates Call Shawn 414-5413 FOUND - Grey tiger cat, bushy tail, female will give to good home if unclaimed, 792-3313 ............................................ FOR RENT - 2 Bdrm Apt. w/ garage, lease, references, 737- 0347 or 792-5313 ............................................. FOR RENT - Large 1 Bdrm Apt. central heat & A/C, garage, water, garbage & all appliances furnished, newly redecorated, new kitchen stove, cable, reasonable rent w/ view, 792-5645 or 553-6138 FOR RENT - Avail. March; 1 bdrm. house; washer; dryer; stove; refrig.; sec. dep.; refers; non smoker. 792-5363. ......................................... SERVICES - In home summer child care, all ages, certified elem teacher, certified in CPR. Reason rates, and flex hours, Mt Pulaski, Call Megan 217-638-7886 ...................................... FREE - Will pick up unwanted mowers, chainsaws, snowplows for free, Mt. Pulaski 217-414-2271. Leave message if no answer. ........ d ................................ WANTED - Buying junk cars & trucks, FREE PICKUP, Cornland 415-0438 or 750-2576 WANTED - Appliances, scrap metal, farm machinery 750-2576 ............................... WANTED - Daytime &/or night- time Home Health Caretaker in Mt. Pulaski. Caring for elderly woman, cooking, light housekeeping, and respite care. C.N.A. cert or home health care ex preferred, but not necessary. Must pass background check, drug tested, and have at least 2 'references. Call 217-429- 1574 after 5pm or 792-5980 after 5pm. HUGE MOVING SALE - 104 N Spring (Cross) March 19 from 8 to 1, Misc Furniture, Household Items, Kitchen Items, Kids toys, Toddler Bed. The annual White House Easter egg-roll was started by President Hayes in 1878. The first players elected to Base- ball Hall of Fame were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Chdsty Mathewson & Walter Johnson in 1936.. The first Soccer World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930 and attracted 13 competing countries. Paul Meyers sent in this website,.. It's how Springfield has changed through the years. They did a fantastic job retaking the pictures in exactly the same position the original picture was taken. Click a link and see an old picture, then move your mouse arrow over that old picture to see how it looks today. 70 Years Ago - Feb. 1941 Thirty members of the Mt. Pulaski Odd Fellows Lodge took a trip to Kenney on Harold Hargrave's school bus. The lodge members attended the district lodge meeting at Kenney's Odd Fellows Lodge. Rinaldo Bertoni, Jr. left Mt. Pulaski to attend a flight school in Los Angeles. Herschel Hahn was inducted into the Army. World War Vets (wasn't called WWI yet) were registering for National Defense. Their experience was needed to contribute to national defense in the event of an invasion. Clarence Tomlinson's will established the Tomlinson Trust. The trust was funded with the value of Tomlinson's farmland valued at $48,000 and $1,700 in bonds. Judge Lawrence Stringer celebrated his 75 th birthday. Judge Stringer was still a sitting judge on the Logan County Court. He was a recognized authority on Logan County his-. tory. He also owned an extensive collection of Abraham Lincoln artifacts. 60 Years Ago - Feb. 1951 Edwin Goodpaster graduated from the University of Miami in Florida. He joined the news staff of the Minneapolis Morning Tribune. Radio station WPRC in Lincoln was in final stage of preparations for broadcasting to begin in March. "Old Mack" died at 25-years. The horse owned by Elbertine Ayers was popular with children on the South Spring Street. 50 Years Ago - Feb. 1961 Mt. Pulaski Township High School had the lowest tax rate of all school districts in Illinois. The rate was $1.212. Four Latham businesses and the fn'e station were burglarized. Close to $2,000 in total cash and goods were stolen from Hathorn General Store, Farmers Grain, Rager Grain, Latham Implement, and the Latham Fire Department. Mt. Pulaski Hilltop Bowl was holding a bowling tournament with a $1,200 grand prize. 40 Years Ago - Feb. 1971 North Meadows subdivision was approved by the Mt. Pulaski City Council. Developer was Eugenia Lynch. The new streets would be Flora Drive and Ben's Court. The streets were named after Mrs. Lyrlch's parents - Ben and Flora Klockenga. Bob Maske's Industrial Arts Class had the honor of naming the new subdivision. Mt. Pulaski High School Band Boosters were hoIding a pie sale as a fundra]ser for the high school band. The band had 75-play- ing members.   .. ..... Our Shining City on the Hill Never heard of Mt. Pulaski? Doubt its placement on the maps? Well, I'm here to statemost emphatically It is! Thanks to Jabez Capps. Capps and good friend, Dr. Robinson Moved from Springfield to this mound Joined forces with Lake Fork's George Turley And established our small town. Their town name must be special A hero's name might be less risky Then Turley suggested most proudly Revolutionary Great, Casimir Pulaski. Growing slowly, it soon took hold Families came and settled in Generations claim it as their home Leaving rich farmland for kin. Young Abe Lincoln practiced law here In our beloved, historic courthouse Surrounded by this presence dear "Eand of Lincoln", we espoused. On a visit to the courthouse One almost feels Abe's spirit there Imagine lengthy, bygone trials Opening windows for fresh air. The Historical Society Rests stately on the Square Historians answer questions one may have Of a history, rich and rare. Mt. Pulaski spread its wings back then Soaring o'er the prairie mound Relying on God's sweet blessings And, its strong patriotic background. Activities this year are numerous Come, let us fill you in We're proud of our little city Let the celebrations begin. Now, if there should be a history buff With a question seeming menial Visit us and you'll soon learn it all At Mt. Pulaski's Quartoseptcentennial. Original by Pat Straumann February 20 1