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Kindergarten & Early Childhood Screening Mt. Pulaski CUD #23 will be conducting screenings for all children 2 1/2 years to 5 years old for kindergarten and early childhood education classes. Parents need to call the Mt. Pulaski Grade School office at 792-7220 to schedule an appointment. Screening dates are Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  children entering kinder- garten and early childhood age children need to be screened. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by Septem- ber 1, 2011. Zion Brings Home 2 nd Zion Lutheran Mt. Pulaski takes home 2nd place after par- ticipating in the 6th grade Trinity Lutheran Tournament. Zion-MP wins against Decatur LSA 35-30 and Bethel Morton 34-18. The championshi p game losing to Concordia Lutheran 27-33. Lukas Aylesworth had 53 points combined for the tourney and 45 rebounds. Caleb Meador had 12 points and 7 for 8 free throws. Joshua Jackson chipped in 12 points. Austin Krueger added 8 points. Noah Funk had 8 points. Forgive your enemies. It messes with their heads. COWBOY WISDOM NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MT. PULASKI TOWNSHIP BUDGET MT. PULASKI ROAD DISTRICT BUDGET Notice is hereby given that the Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinances for Mt.,Pulaski Township and Mt. Pulaski Road District, Logan County, Illinois for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2011, and ending December 31, 2011, will be on file and available for Public Inspection from and after February 21st, 2011, at the Township/Road Office, 404 South Spring St., Mr. Pulaski, Illinois. Notice is further hereby given that a Public Hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinances will be held at 7:30 P.M., Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at the Mr, Pulaski Township/Road District office and that final action will be taken at said meeting on said budgets. Shirley Schaal - Township/Road District Clerk Mayor introduces his candidate for city council appointment By Mike Lakin With the April elections over the horizon, current Cty Council members John Pof- fenbarger and Tricia Ayles- worth have already let it be known they will be leaving the council chambers. No one took out petitions to run for the soon to be vacant seats. Mayor Jim Fuhrer intro- duced his candidate for appointment to John Poffen- barger's seat. Jim introduced Matt Pearson to the council. Matt has lived in Mt. Pulaski for three-years and works in construction. K-9 School Police Chief Lynn Freer reported that Officer Kyle Veech starts a ten-week train- ing course Feb. 28. The course will be at the K-9 Training School where Kyle and the city's new police dog will train together in police work. The cost of the school is $1,191: On completion of the course, the city can apply for reimbursement of the cost. With the retirement of What's your idea of financial security? Let's get together for a free, no-obligation Insurance and Financial Review to make sure you have the right protection for today and the right plan for tomorrow. Larry D. Medaris LUTCF 0311-506HO III III 8 316 S. Washington - Mt. Pulaski 792-3778 -FI NANI:IAI. www. countryflnancial.c om : Mt. lhalki Times the county's police dog, Mt. Pulaski is the only law enforcement agency in the county that will be able to respond to a call for K-9 assis- tance. Modifying Ticket Procedure Chief Freer told the council the city would not be able to issue all traffic tickets on city ordinancesl An Attorney General Opinion requires some tickets to be written on the state vehicle code so that the Illinois Secretary of State can maintain information on individual driving violations. Surveillance Cameras The city maintains three surveillance cameras at the City Police Station. Chief Freer asked for an additional camera at the station to record ifiterviews for evidence purposes. Freer said the cost would be a few 100-dollars. The city will look at modi- fying the five surveil.lance cameras on the square. Citing excessive maintenance cost, the city will look at switching over to wireless Cameras. Handicap Parking A representative of the Illi- nois Attorney General's office was in town and reviewed the city's handicap parking facili- ties with Chief Freer. Several changes will have to be made in parking and handicap accessibility. In Other Business The City of Mt. Pulaski has won the Illinois Water Taste Test for municipal water systems. A city representative will attend a national compe- tition in Washington D.C. The trip is an all-expenses paid trip to the nation's capital. Delmar Stewart submit- ted a proposal for a two-year mowing contract with the city. The mowing fee has been lowered if the city accepts the proposal. City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported the Motor Fuel tax Fund is at $40,896.59. Based on current rate of deposits, the city will have an estimated $80,000 available by this Fall. Jim also reported the State of Illinois payments of income money to the city is current to Sept. 2010. The council is estimating the number of dumpsters for the 175 th 4 'h of July Celebra- tion. Estimated total cost is $800. In the next few months, the council will be presented a proposal that will increase building permit fees in Mt. Pulaski. Vacant - foreclosed prop- erties in Mt. Pulaski now stand at four to possibly five residences. Mt. Pulaski residents will be asked to make an extra effort to "spilt up" their homes for the 4 'h of July 175 th Celebration. Next meeting of the Mt. Pulaski City -Council will be the voting meeting Tues. March 8 at 6:30 Mt. Pulaski City Hall. The seven wonders of the ancient world were: ... 1. Egyptian Pyramids at Giza ... 2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon ... 3, Statue of Zeus at Olympia ... 4. Colossus of Rhodes - or huge bronze statue near the Harbor of Rhodes that honored the sun god Helios ... 5. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus ... 6. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus ... 7. Lighthouse at Alexandria. Small Engine Repairs Lawn Mowers-Weed Eaters-Snow Blowers & more General Auto Maintenance Oil Changes-Brake and Belt/Hose Replacement Mower-Tiller Tune-Ups $41.99 (Plus Parts) Hours: Mon. & Fri. 9am - 4prn Tues. & Thurs. 6prn - 9pro 523 S. Spring St. - Mt. Pulaski 217-414-2271 www, / e.mail - March 5, 2011