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VFW Chicken Fry Sunday 4 th of July Mt. Pulaski Annual 4" of July VFW Post 777 Fried Chicken Dinner. FRESH Fried Chicken, vegeta- ble, salad, dessert, roll and drink for only $7 - $3 for children 10 & under - children under 3 are FREE. Serving will be from 10:30 to 1:30. REYNOLDS ROOFING 217-737 0548 Mt. Pulaski 175 th Anniversary Historical Sketches #4 in a' series by Phil Bertoni in the fbunding of Mount Pulaski, other men. many with their fiimilies, joined in this new undertaking: George McDaniel, James Scott, J. F. Davis, William L. ttatch, W.A. Knight and later. Jabez's brother Ebenezer Capps and Ringrose D. Watson. Indisputably, then, Mt. Pulaski would not have taken off so cluickly and so successfully without the help of George W. Turley, Dr. Barton Robinson and the other associates that joined Jabez in this new pur- suit. Nevertheless, perhaps due to vision or to simply outlasting his founding friends and asshciates, Jabez Capps has become known as the principal "Founding Father" of Mount Pulaski. Logan County was at the very center of the state and there- fore was established as one of the Illinois Eight Judicial Cir- cuit venues. The Logan County Court was initially established in the town of Camden (Postville Court), by a General Assembly committee vote 2-1, upon the break-up of the large Sangamon County. The population of Logan County had been growing nicely - from an 1840 census of 2,333 to the 1850 census of 5,128. The only town population given in the census of 1850 is that of Mount Pulaski, which was reported to be 360, which did not include th surrounding Mount Pulaski Township farming popu- lation. A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. Coach John Wooden specials D ily Lunch Specials $6 2011Am.ol:,om to 8:30 Sl 50Dmestic Ta o Tuesday,.3o Beer [Wednesday Chicken Dinner s83 T[ trsaay S l0 Bucket of Beer (5) - &Free Pool .FridayFish FryS995 , // 115 Gov Oglesby St. !LWN Elkhart 947-2770 L Nunnery Estate Since the town of' Mount Pulaski had outgrown the population of Camden, a state assembly bill was passed in 1846 to allow voting in the next election for a possible re-location of the Logan County seat. In addition, there was considerable talk of organizing a new county out of the ter- ritory from Logan, Sangamon and Macon Coun- ties, with Mount Pulaski as the center, and it was thought the removal of the county seat of Logan to Mount Pulaski would help along this plan. Unfor- tunately, the new state constitution of 1848, "... with its provision prohibiting the organization of new counties, until a certain number of inhabit- ants were in the prescribed limits...", put a qui- etus to this movement. Nevertheless, this came too late to aid Postville in retaining the county seat. Moreover, it was noted that "... the proprietors of Mount Pulaski were active and energetic pioneers". Postville had never secured the county seat by popular vote. It was located by commissioners, and one ofthose was opposed to the Postville location. This removal to Mount Pulaski, if passed, was contingent upon the construction of a courthouse by the citizens of Mount Pulaski. The vote was carried by the Pulaskians together with their southern Logan County constRuents in the voting of April 1847 and efforts were started immediately for the construction of a new courthouse. Vice President Trust Officer I Habitat Donates Books Habitat for Humanity of Logan County presented a set of books to Elkhart Public Library. 52: state 508 Broadway St. David V irwin Vice Presient Farm Manager Loans ent Loans ng Lyle Fout and Harli Petri,former HFHLC board members and cur- rently co-chair of the building com- mittee for the new home being con- structed in Elkhart presented the books to Vanda Liesman, librar- ian of Elkhart Library, but espe- cially to the children of the com- munity. in sharing this.gift with-all the public libraries, Habitat begins the thinking of volunteerism for all ages. At the time of each house blessing of a new home, Habitat for Humanity of Logan County also gives one book of the set to the new family of homeowners. Written by Ronald Kidd, a chil- dren's author, and beautifully illustrated, these books not only tell an interesting story but also teach children (and adults) how to make a better world. The complete set includes: "Building Friends"(Two friends develop strong relationship by working together) "Doorway To The World"(Fascinating, fun look at cultures around the world.) "Grandpa's Hammer"(Young girl renews grandfather's sense of pur- pose) "Raising The Roof'(David learns about sharing as he builds a spe- cial project.) Logan County Habitat for Humanity has donated a set of these books to the Children's sec- tions of Lincoln Public Library, Mt. Pulaski Public Library, and Atlanta Public Library and Museum. There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot. COWBOY WISDOM IST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN , CHURCH 'The Liltlc Church That (,ouhl" 5"30PM Saturday Services lOAM Sunday Services 223 W. Cooke St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5502 8 u tfk ! t