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Underground storage tanks were removed at the former gas station on the square owned by Rich and Marilyn Edwards. ~o Times Photo O Mt Pulaski Women in Business work- ing at Culver's in Lincoln to raise money for scholarships. - Left - Right: Karen Ballard~ Patsy Garlits, Joyce Maxheimer, Sue Stewart, Dorothy Mason, and Linda Schilling. Working, but not pictured - Sue Reeter, Mary Hamilton, Shirley Schaal, and Diane Blaum. Allen Schaal Photo 0UILTED ITEMS By Karen ...available at Salt Creek Attic. The joint City of Mt. Pulaski - Mt. Pulaski Township junk drop-off was a well-attended three-day event. Here's hoping those full dumpsters made room for all those 4th of July garage sale treasurers. Times Photo Dayton Edwards and Justin Beggs are members of the Williamsville Bullets baseball team that fin- ished 2nd in the state this season in the Class 2A state base- ball tournament held at Dozer Park in Peoria. Edwards was a senior outfielder/pitcher on the team and he had a fantastic senior season. Meanwhile Beggs was the stellar freshman catcher who looks to have an even brighter future with the Bullets these next three years. Both young men have ties to Mt. Pulaski as Edwards is Dean Troutman made a stop in Mt. Pulaski as part of his walking journey of 700 miles around Illinois. Dean, a young man of 84-years left Troutman Park April 21 in Princeville for an estimated 75day journey across the state to raise funds for the community park that he estahlished m honor of his late wife, Peggy. The story behind Troutman's walk began with a memo- rial for Peggy. The memorial he wanted was something that would last for generations, so in 2011 he purchased 5.75 acres of land and established Troutman Park in Princeville. The park has a Little League ball field, a football/soccer field, a walking trail, picnic pavilions, and a concession/restroom facility. But there's more to do. Dean wants to add a playground, activ- ity stations along the walking trail, water fountains, a score- board, and bleachers for the bail fields, enclosed dugouts and blacktop for the parking lot. Building the park has cost him more than expected and his 700-mile walk was his idea of a personal fundraiser. While on this walk, Dean attended his 67th class reunion in Beecher City June 13. Mt. Pulaski was a stop on his closing 700-mile journey. the son of Rick (MPHSClassof1984) and Cindy Edwards of "I've met a 1,000 of the nicest oeoole" Dean said He Sherman and the grandson of Rich and Marflyn Edwards of added, "Taldng this walk was worth every step." Mt. Pulaski. ~ Dean pushed a cart loaded with provisions for water and Beggs is the son of Brad Beggs of Elkhart and Kim Beggs of ] sleeping wherever he might end up along the road. Many of Sherman. His grandparents are Dennis Beggs of Mt. Pulaski ] his stops have been in the homes of people he met along the and Anita Davis of Elkhart. Great-grandparents are Norma [ way. Beggs and Dot Bohn of Mr. Pulaski. [ Dean's journey ends when he walks back into Princeville Congratulations to these boys and theLrest of the Bullets on ]July 7... give or take a day, an amazing season! ] Times Photo W i I 1 y o u Powell tmmrance Agcv the Oezon PaweU, Agent 114 E Cooke Stre~t Mt Putaski, IL 62548 8us: ;tlTq92-337 ! This 4th of July, take a moment to remember the " brave men and women who served and sacrificed for our freedom. Like a good neighbor, . f.rm is ther. ? , $tateFarm 1001106,1 State Farm, Home 0f~e, Bloomlnglott, IL Mt. Pulaski American Legion Ryman'Fuiten Post 447 104 Scroggin Ave. - Mt. Pulaski mum Catering Meetings Wedding Receptions Parties - Check Our Prices! Call Mike for Resewations 217-855-6549