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Your editor received e-mail asking if there was to be a para- normal investigation at the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse• In check- ing with Wally Kautz, Wally said he hadn't heard of it. But it's entirely possible, if the group involved fills out a request and receives permission from the state. Wally said the only thing he knew of that would fit the idea of the paranormal is the so-called footsteps in courtroom• Wally said one day he was in the office and heard what sounded like someone walking in the court- room. He said he wondered how someone came in without him noticing and he headed upstairs• When he got to the courtroom, no one was there. A few of the other volunteers have had a similar experience. Wally doesn't put much stock in the paranormal. He said with the age of the building, there's probably an explanation. As is always the case, after your editor left Wally at the courthouse, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln visited. No. Not paranormal related. They are Lincoln portrayers from Bloom- ington. By Mike Lakin - Times Photo Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society Museum Re-Opens The Museum will re-open Tuesday, March 2. It has been closed during the winter quarter. Museum hours: Noon to'4, Tuesdays through Fridays. A new chair lift has been added, which allows access to the top two floors of the museum for those who cannot climb steps. More volunteers are needed to help staff the museum. Several folks have had to bow out due to other commitments, advancing age, health issues, etc. With more volunteers, our town's museum will reopen on Saturdays• For graduates of MPHS who were involved in Music and/or Sports, the up-stair's Music, Sports and Schoolrooms are a must-see. Many photos of past students involved in these activ- ities are posted throughout. These. photos go back to the 1910s, with some local adult band photos of the 1890s on up through the 1950s. Don't be left out on viewing your parents or grandparents in their hey-day as a school musician, athlete or student or as an adult member of a local band. Most MP high school year- Third & Final Planning Meeting Friday, March 5 books are on view as well. Of course, there are oodles of artifacts on display through- out the two-building museum, which includes an Abraham Lin- coln room, a military section of photos of our local war heroes (KIA or POW), with uniforms from the Civil War to the present. Photos and/or artifacts repre- sent most of the Old Mt. Pulaski i: businesses. :'.ii  This hometown museum is a must see for those interested in the good ol' days of Mt. Pulaski and its surrounding area• There is no charge, but donations are always welcomed. Please contact the following for further information on becoming a member of the Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Societ: or volunteering for museum hours: Maxine Down- ing792 5758, Darrell Knauer 792 5985, Waneta Stephens 792 5565, or Sue Schaffenacker 792 5693 Submitted By - Phil Bertoni An ATM was stolen from LUDA's. The smash-and-grab robbery was discovered Tuesday morning (February 23). The thief, or thieves, got their hands on the ATM by smashing the window where the ATM stood. They then pulled the machine from the business using a chain or a cable. What makes the crime even more interesting is how daring- or potentially stupid = the crimi- nal or criminals were. The con- venience store is popular with many folks who live in and drive by Mt. Pulaski on 121. LUDA's is right on well-traveled 121 and only several feet from the police station. It would seem the possi- bility of being caught in the act would have been great enough to deter an int#lligent person. The success can only be attrib- uted to the luck of the dumb. The stolen truck used in the robbery has been located• The robbery investigation is being handled by the Logan County Sheriff's Office• Times Photo at 7 P.M. At The Lake Fork Community Center Don't turn around Trenton - "Snowbody" is right behind you. Trenton Beggs, 4-years-old, is posing with his temporary buddy. All consignments to be on sale bill must be in by this meeting. Looking for Plates Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society is look- ing for a Mt. Pulaski, Elkhart, Broadwell and Hartsburg col- lector plate. Call 732-3200, if you have one for sale or to donate. Thank You We would like to thank Mike Maske, Mt. Pulaski FFA Chap- ter, local business owners, and parents for your support at the Alumni Auction• The support from the commu- nity for our FFA and Ag pro- gram is very much appreciated and once again made this fund- raiser a success. Thank You Mt. Pulaski FFA Alumni Elkhart Fire Call Friday evening (Feb. 19) fire- fighters and emergency support personnel were called to a fire at Elkhart Fertilizer Service Inc., south of Elkhart just after 6:30Pro. The building at the corner of Old Route 66 and 600th Street was in flames shortly after the call first went out. Fire departments from Elkhart, Mt. Pulaski, Cornland, and Lincoln Rural and Logan County Paramedics responded. The blaze was contained and brought under control after an hour and a half. Helping you achieve financial security... no matter where you're starting from Let's get together for an Insurance and Financial Review to plan for today and tomorrow. Larry D. Medaris LUTCF 316 S. Washington - Mt. Pulaski The 37 th Lake Fork Auction is Saturday March 27 ALL AUCTION MERCHANDISE MUST BE BOOKED IN BY 8:30 AM SAT. MARCH 27 792-3778 )31&506HO FINANCIAL Walleye Dinners Williamsville United Method- ist Church, March 12 & 26 at the church from 4:30 to 7. Adults $7, Children 12 & under $4. Hotdog dinner $3. Menu- Walleye, baked potato or potato salad, cole slaw, apple sauce, dessert, & drinks. 2010 Census 50 Ways Census Data Is Used: Understanding labor supply. Assessing the potential for spread of communicable dis- eases. Analyzing military potential. Making business decisions. Understanding consumer needs. Planning for congregations. Locating factory sites and dis- tribution centers. Distributing catalogs and developing direct mail pieces. Setting a standard for creating both public and private sector surveys. Evaluating programs in differ- ent geographic areas. (to be continued) For more information: Mt. Pulaski CCC I Mike's Marty Spear claims to have the smartest squirrel in town. Marty says it won't run across 121 between his house and Vernon Hassebrock's. It crosses by run- ning along the cable line above the highway. The squirrel trav- els this route several times a day, entertaining Marty. Emagene Green added to her prior thank you - she wanted to thank the Good Samaritans for all the times they shoveled snow for her. The good works has been ongoing for her. Rae Bobell of Chillicothe dropped the paper a note. She wrote - "I have been gone 64-years, but still like news of my home town." Cathy Shull resigned as the school board meeting secretary. Doug Martin has taken up the pen to record the board min- utes. You never know what you'll find on Facebook. Now includ- ing a commercial by the crew from Johnson True Value. The "tongue-in-cheek" production was different. On so many levels. 4 .% ! ˘D =r 0