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The Committee in charge of replacing the Civil War statue on the Logan County Courthouse grounds announces that the dedication of the new statue will take place Saturday, April 9 at 2 pm.on the Logan County Courthouse lawn. The original statue, dating from 1869 was destroyed by a storm in December 2008. Dedication Set The program for the day includes: Welcome by Committee Co-Chairper- son Paul Gleason; Invocation by Rev. Mark Kaley (lst United Methodist Church); Speakers: Joe Mintjal - Why and How Soldier came to be and introduction of Senator Larry Bomke; Representative Rich Brauer; Rep. Bill Mitchell; Kyle Sullivan, son of Cliff Sullivan (deceased); Bill Donath; Clos- ing Benediction- Pastor Mark Thomp- son (Zion Lutheran Church); 21-Gun Salute and playing of "Taps" by John Sutton. RECEPTION (after the ceremonies on first floor rotunda of Courthouse). Go to the second floor to view the Civil War name board and the research col- lected for the two boards. In addition to a new statue the com- mittee has placed an interpretive sign near the statue listing the names of Logan County's Civil War dead and excerpts from Gov. Richard Oglesby's original dedication speech and from the Lincoln Herald. John Sutton, Bruce Huskins and Bill Donath, all members of the Civil War Statue Committee set an interpretive sign for the new statue on the Logan County Courthouse lawn. John Sutton, Bruce Huskins and Bill Donath stand with the interpretive sign. This interpretive sign lists the names of the 444 men from Logan County who died during the Civil War and also contains excerpts from the dedication address of Gen./Gov. Richard J. Oglesby on June 10, 1869. Also completed, for the recognition of Logan County Civil War soldiers is a name board inside the courthouse listing the names of nearly 2,400 men who served during the Civil War. Bill Donath makes final additions to the Civil War name board in the Logan County Courthouse in preparation for the dedication of the new statue, interpretive sign and name board. Lisa Cale Photos Still Available Tickets still left for the 175th Kick- off Awards & Visitors Evening at the Springfield Abraham Lincoln Presi- dential Museum. Mt. Pulaski 175th Committee has. rented the entire museum and all of its shows & displays for the evening of June 30 (Thursday). Heavy Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Bus trans- portation will be provided. Tickets may be purchased at Salt Creek Attic. MANLEY ONUMENTS We guarantee the lowest price the highest quality monuments & craftsmanship since 1945 713 I{ICKOX DR. - LINCOLN 735 -4939 Mon - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon After Hours by Appt. manleymonuments@yahoo.eom 37-Year Employee of Caterpillar Active in Community Service Ronald Lawrence Pilon, 80, of Salem, SC, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Clemson Downs. A native of Chicago, Mr. Pilon was the son of the.late Via- teur L. and Eleanor Perreault Pilon, bom on April 26, 1930. He moved to Peoria with his family in February 1935. Mr. Pilon attended St. Bernard and St. Thomas parochial schools and graduated from Spalding Institute in 1948. He attended Syracuse University and Bradley University, graduating from Bradley in 1954. At Bradley he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Pilon retired from Caterpillar, Inc. in 1992 after 37 years in a vari- ety of marketing positions domesti- cally and overseas. He was active in Peoria area theatrics for 45 years. Mr. Pilon was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve, the U. S. Air Force and the Illinois Air National Guard. Mr. Pilon was President of Key Koraliers; a Habi- tat for Humanity volunteer; member of Keowee Key Dance Club; and member of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church. In 1951 he married Irene Falkner, who preceded him in death. In Feb- ruary 1973 he married Marilyn T. Yocom who survives him. Mr. Pilon is also survived by son: Lawrence R. Pilon (Carla) of Naperville; daughters: Angela Pilon Simpson (Michael) of Rock Hill, SC and Jody A. Pilon (Steve) of Grand Haven, MI; brothers: Jay Pilon (Mary Lee) of Rancho Mirage, CA and Gerald Pilon (Katie) of Washington, IL; sis- ters: Annette Maibach (Charles), Diane Nowlan (Wayne) and Cecile Langford (Russell), all of Peoria, and EsteUe Pilon of Goodyear, AZ; grandchildren: Heather Simpson, Alice Pilon, Betsy Pilon, Helen Worrell, Rachel Worrell and Frank Worrell; and sisters-in-law: Frances Pilon of Peoria, Dede Pilon of Springhill, FL and Janet Pilon of Crystal, MN. In addition to his first Wife and par- ents, Mr. Pilon was predeceased by brothers, Armand, Bernard, and Robert Pilon. Funeral services were Thursday, March 24 at. St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, Seneca, SC. Memorials: American Heart Asso- ciation, National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231; National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201; Ameri- can Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Suite A, Greenlle, SC 29615; Michael J. Fox Foundation, Church Street Station, EO. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780; or to Habitat for Humanity, EO. Box 685, Seneca, SC 29679. 12 Mt. Pulaski Times April 2, 2011