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9 By Mike Lakin Mt. Pulaski water bills have been estimated for January, February, and March. With many water meters in pits, snow in January and snow and ice in February made the meter pits inaccessible on the day P IO O Ol the meters were to be read. In March, the electric reader bat- tery went dead and it took sev- eral days for the new battery to arrive in City Hail. So March water bills were estimated. If all goes well on meter reading day in April, your April bill will be properly corrected for any over estimation from January, Febru- ary, and March. Governor Rauner has frozen park district grants all over Illi- nois. The freeze included the Mt. Pulaski Township Park Dis- trict grant on the work on the swimming pool. Remember, Mt. Pulasl i Township Park District voters approved by 570 to 256 a bid for $595,000 in bonds "to renovate and repair the East Park pool, demolish the bath house and build and equip a new bath house," according to the ballot that was passed in 2014. The grant, now frozen, would have reduced the amount of bonds needed. The work on the swimming pool can go for- ward based on the 2014 vote, even without the state grant. When the city placed the ad in the last issue that the city would no longer sell or haul rock for residents as of April 1 there was a rush to by rock before the deadline. The city honored the purchase of 41-tons of rock from residents as of March 31. Here's something to keep in mind. The Vailey Forge Flag Company of Wyomissing, PA makes U.S. flags - in of all places - the U.S.A. Founded in 1882, it is a family run business. The flags are made entirely in the U.S.A, from weaving the material to embroidering the stars. Good to see a U.S.A. flag can be bought that doesn't have a made in China sticker on it. TSA says yawning, whistling and complaining while standing in line for airport security could arouse suspicions of being a terrorist. Secret Service has come up with new alcohol consumption guide- lines for work. Mike and Suzie Maxheimer 25th ding Anniversary Mike and Suzie Maxheimer of Chestnut celebrated their 25th anniversary March 30. They were married March 30, 1990, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski. Their attendants were Nancy and John Stoll. Suzie is the daughter of the June & the late Charlie Huffer of Lincoln and Pete & Della Eeten of Pekin. Mike is the son of Earl & Dolores Maxheimer of Mt. Pulaski. Suzie is the Office Manager at Inland Tool Company in Mt. Pulaski. Mike is the Sr. Training Supervisor - Welding Adminis- trator at Ameren Corporation in Decatur. They have four children, Chad (Shelly) Maxheimer of Latham, Chris (Stacie) Maxheimer of New Bern, NC; Amber (Brian) Swink of Decatur; and Erich (Kyley) Maxheimer of Dayton, OH and Carbondaie, IL. They have four grandchildren, Briar, Kep and Ashton Maxhei- mer of Latham, and Dominick Maxheimer of New Bern, NC. Zion Lutheran School Third Quarter Honor Roll All A's Eighth grade: Morgan May; Seventh grade: Elaine Ayles- worth; Sixth grade: Ysabella Adubato, Jaycie Doerr; Fifth grade: Cassidy Clark, Alicia Elliott, Riley May; Fourth grade: Makenna Wilham; Third grade: Hannah Stoll, Emarie Willis High Honors Sixth grade: Moriah Prather; Fourth grade: Bianca Adubato, Peyton Wyss; Third grade: Jayden Cherry, Caleb Coogan, Austin Yaple Honors Seventh grade: Emma Ayles- worth, Teagan Wyss; Sixth grade: Colton Hagan; Fifth grade: Abigail Coffman, Chloe Lewis; Fourth grade: Clayton Aylesworth, Adaiyn Stone Honorable Mention Seventh grade: Roman Howe; Sixth grade: MacKenzie Hail; Fifth grade: Caitlynn Lewis; Third grade: Daniel McCor- mick, Michael Stauffer Buick topped the list on the J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey for mainstream cars. Report says that Jeeps are the cheapest vehicles to insure.