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(6:30 - 10 pm Thursday June 30) , Tickets Sold At - Salt Creek Attic (792-5117) Vintage One - The Farmers Bank Downing Przykopanski, Clements, & May Insurance Illinois National Bank 175'h Alumni Reunion Reservations , (July 1 for Classes 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s) (July 2 for Classes 70s, 80s) (July 3 for Classes 90s thru 2000s) Contact - Mike Richner 217 792-5709 175th "Head Home to the Hill" Parade i (9:30 am Saturday July 2) Forms Available At Library, Salt Creek Attic, The Farmers Bank, and Illinois National Bank Contact Carolyn Beatty 792-3848 175'h Lincoln Elks Country Club Golf Outing (8:30 am Friday July 1) , Sign-up Contacts Jeff Clements 217-792-5251 Deron Powell 217-792-3371 deron.powell.lj2i@statefarm, corn For Further Information, check: www.mtpulask175th.cem 8 By Mike Lakin Mary Hamilton attended the April Lift station work continues as weather Mt. Pulaski City Council Committee permits.- meeting. Mary brought to the city's The city's reimbursement for the attention the need to make repairs to February snowstorm may be irlcreased the area of the city boulevard where to $6,000. students board school buses at the grade As the 175~ Celebration approaches, school. Mary explained that the boule- the city will concentrate of cleanup and vards are not in goods repair. After she work on the square. Sidewalk patching explaining the potential problems, the and painting streetlights on the square city agreed to make repairs after school were two items mentioned. There will lets out for the summer. The initial idea also be more 175'h banners placed on is to eliminate the existing steps and cre- the square. ated a ramp in the area. City treasurer Jim Sutton reported The wildlife trapping by Larry that between April 13 and April 26 the Wilham that started last year is thinning city received $35,460.13. That included out the skunks, raccoons, and possums, income tax payments from the state Chief Freer reported Larry has done that brings these payments current to such a good job that reports of the crit- December 201 I. ters has dropped. Chief Freer said that The city's junk drop off was moved up if any residents have a problem with to June (see front page) to help residents skunks, raccoons, or possums to call clear stuff out for the 175th Celebration. City Hall. A tree planted in memory of Harry Chief Lynn Freer has a list of 10 to Hahn on the Courthouse Square 12 vehicles that may fall within the city's expired. It will be replaced. A second inoperable vehicle code. Owners will be tree will be added, contacted. Chief Freer added that prop- Council Member John Utterback erty owners have been contacted about reported on the finances for the county yard and garbage issues, recycling. Rising fuel costs a~d truck Public Works Director Mike Pat- repairs are of financial concern. ridge reported... Next Council meeting is Tuesday, The EPA did a review in the city. No May 10 at 6:30 pm in City Hall, major problems were found. Thank You From Nellie Leimbach A big thank you to all friends and relatives who helped celebrate my 95 birthday at the open house April 10. Thanks to those who sent beautiful cards and best wishes. It was a most memorable day for me. I want to thank my three children for plan- ning the great day for me. It adds to my many pleas- ant memories. Good Humor Ice Cream Truck will be on Mt. P.ulaski streets selling frosty treats. The truck will oper- ate in Mt. Pulaski on Sunday from 11 am to 8 prn. Just so it doesn't play "Turkey In The Straw" over and over and over. Times Photo It usually seems there is a M. lot to think about, and spring certainly has its share of issues and social gatherings. Current events are no excep- tion. There are, however, basic and foundational prin- ciples that, underlie them all and form how we make our decisions, whether we are aware of it or not. Look at this sentence Jus' and see what you think: "A people that values its privileges above its principles will lose both." There is no attribution given for it, at least not where I came across it, but it generated some thought. Are we taking care of serious busi- ness, or are we more concerned with escaping it or caring for and comfort- ing ourselves? Do we risk pursuing the privileges and losing principles? Do we forget the privileges exist because the foundation of principles exists? Are we Mt. Pulaski Times Tait's thinking the serious business is for someone else to carry and we will enjoy the easy or fun stuff? Do we think we are not up to the challenge or the risk? Are we unwill- ing to pay the cost, or do the work, owning principles involves? Do we soberly and honestly think through the cost of a privilege-only Thinkin' lifestyle? Should we have privileges if we have no prin- ciples, would we use them in a healthy and productive manner, the privileges, that is? Is there individual responsibility, accountability and leadership, in the matter of principles, values, and world- view? Can we handle the truth, are we willing to live in truth? Do we exchange integrity and freedom tor expediency or sect~rity? Is it too much on which to be ~hinkin'? M. Tait May 7, 2011