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Hobby Becomes Susan Lyon jokingly - I think- said that their new busi- ness came about to justify her husband-Terry's hobby. Lyon's Engine Den on 523 S. Spring concentrates on small engine repairs and gen- eral auto maintenance..Terry and son Torry repair and ser- vice lawn mowers, weed eaters, snow blowers, and most lawn equipment. They also do light automotive work - oil changes, brakes, and belt/hose replace- ment. All this started when Terry wanted a good-sized garage for his hobby. He grew up around his Dad's auto repair shop in Virginial Illinois. That interest led him to dirt track racing. Let's say he became pretty good at racing. As a youngster, he was the 1979 Quincy Dirt Track Champion. Terry, with the help of his dad, serviced his own racecars. That hands on experience made him very familiar with the ins and outs of car repair- service. Terry also learned small engine repair. You may have had him service your lawn- mower here in Mt. Pulaski. Joining Terry and Susan in the business is their son, Torry. He graduated from ICC in Peoria in May 2010 as a Cer- tiffed Auto Mechanic. Torry works full-time for Graue in Lincoln and helps out mom and dad in his spare time. " Interestingly, Torry follows in his Dad's footsteps with a hobby of dirt track racing. Since father and son have a shared mechanic's interest, they approached Susan with a request.., can we have a garage? Susan gave it some thought and agreed, with one condition. Her men could have a garage, if they would make it a paying garage. March 19, 2011 After doing some research they came up with the location and opened "Lyons engine Den". Susan says Terry and Torry get to work on engines and she takes care of the books and inventory. The plus for Susan is that she gets to put her accounting degree to work in the business. You might have noticed their business hours in their ad and that they encourage appointments. The reason is - Terry works for the Elkhart Mine and Susan works for the State of Illinois in Health Care and Family Services. Their garage hours have to coincide Business By Mike Lakin with their "free time". When I took their photo I asked them to stand next to that great Chevy truck that is being restored. Susan reluc- tantly agreed since the truck is on the "hobby side" of the garage - not the business side. But... come on Susan... that Chevy! With Spring around the comer, Terry and Torry are doing mower - filler tune- ups. Just thought you'd like to know. Terry, Susan, and Torry are also avid NASCAR fans. In case you want to talk racing while you're there. At Johnson's Food Center Mt. Pulaski Girl Scout Troop 6469 will be selling boxes of cookies at Johnson's Food Center Sat. March 19 from 10 am to 2 pm and Sun. March 20 from 11 am to 1 pm. All varieties of the delicious Girl Scout Cookies will be available. Stop in and stock up on your favorites. Thank you very much for supporting our troop. Storage Space Available 500 S. Garden St. Mt. Pulaski Filling Your I . ,X.| I . J L J I !  f l il I IJ ;I L i I !:I ii [h 4,1 t I ,1,1f 1 al,a t,, I a e m  ,.- , % ...... [.ill I1 Y Ill] Have power when the power goes out with our Guardian Standby Generators When the power goes out.., and it will... You can depend on our Guardian Standby Generators for automatic back-up power Fully Automatic 24/7 Protection Permanent Better Than Portables Dave Bassett- John Wyss 105 E. Jefferson St. - Mt. Pulaski lic. #058-12-1898 792-5593 Mt. Pulaski Times 9