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Plumbing - Heating - Cooling Backhoe Service - Septic Systems For all kinds of people, for all kinds of reasons... Pekin Insurance "' and your professional Pekin Insurance Agent understand there% more to insurance than the policy. It's the people who matter most. We strive to offer you the most comprehensive policies, whether it be for you home, auto. life. health, or business, at premiums that will ft your indMdua[ budget. Call your Pekin Insurance Agent for insurance that goes Beyond the expected. "'- To make a di{ference for you! Downing, Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agency, i.e. 124 8. Washington St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5251 Storage 792-3947 Mt. Pulaski Storage Space .Available 500 S. Garden St. @i#i 614 N. Marion Street Culligan Water Products 919 S. Spring Street 604 N. Vine Street New Listing - 2 Bedroom Doris & Associates 1411 N. Kickapoo - Lincoln- 735-7197 August Concert Mt. Pulaski's Community Band will present a concert Re-Print of Blue Book Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society will re-print under the direction of Harry Hild Wednesday, August 11 of the very-popular 1836-1986 Mount Pulaski 150 'h at 7Pm at the new bandstand on Mt. Pulaski's shaded. Anniversary Blue Book. square. Bring a chair and enjoy the concert. This will be a limited edition - one printing only. New Red Book 175  Anniversary Committee announced the "Red Book" (ongoing history of Mt. Pulaski) continuing the story from the 1986 publication "Blue Book". Red Book starts from 1986 updating the last 25-years. To update your family history - or to start your family history- contact Sue Schaffenacker (792-5693) or Joyce Orders will be taken at the Mt. Pulaski Histori- cal Museum, Salt Creek Attic and on-line at http: // The cost of the re-print (exact duplicate of the 1986 edition except for the cover) is only $55. The original first edition printing in 1986 Maxheimer 792-5723. A detailed handout is available at the Mt. Pulaski Library. Jean Naylor Honored I0 cost $45. Submitted By - Phil Bertoni Mt. Pulaski 175 th Anniversary Historical Sketches m Jean Naylor celebrated Jean reports, "It was so her 75 th birthday July 5. good to see old friends that Frank, Melody, and one misses due to the miles Penny had a bWday a part. Friends are a pre- party - celebration for ciouscommodity." Jean July 3 at TLC. Tom Jean wishes to thank Romer's band rendered Frank - The ramrod - of appropriate music for the the event and Dee Howard evening, for the lovely buffet she Guests came from Ohio, prepared. family members visited Jean Says, "The cake from California, Arkansas, was beautiful. I have and Kentucky. Jean would never in my life had such a like to thank all that came wonderful time. If laughter to share her birthday with causes longer life, I'll live to her. be 10011 love you alll" Bryson Reunion The 46 a annual Brysqn reunion was held Sunday July 11 at the Lake Fork Community Center. 42 people .were present (one less than last year): Donna Petro; Phyllis Scha- fer; Delmar and Sue Stew- art; Meredith Bohn. Anita and Korey Davis; Marinda and Larry Beccue; Yvonne and Bryson Beccue; Herman Roger Bohn; Mary and Donnie Riedle; Tom and Mary Ann Trago; Emma, Will and Paige and Adrielle Williams; and Gene and Jane Bryson. During a brief business meeting, there were no births reported. One marriage: Kristo- pher James Davis to Erin Nicole Schaufelberger on October 19, 2009. Kris is the son of Anita and the late, James Davis. He is the grandson of Dot and the late, Herman Bohn. Kris is the great grandson of George and Margaret (Bryson) Peterson Stewart; Zelinda and There was one death Bryson Taylor; Walter reported: Erma May Ayers and Delores Bryson; Phillips, 88, of Mt. Pulaski, Betty and Dan Phillips; died May 18, 2010 at Harold Bryson; Nola Jean Abraham Lincoln Memo- Peterson; Dennis and Pat rial Hospital. She had Peterson; Earl Phillips; been at Vonderlieth Living Bill Bryson; Bill Sanders; Center. David Sanders; Rachel Next year's reunion Sanders; Katrina Sand- will be held at the same ers; Cheryl, Seth, Felicity place on July 10, 2011. of Th600 "w By Mike Lakin Sarah Palin has taken some tack for creating a new word "refudiate'. I figure it means an extreme repudiation. Anyhow, even Shakespeare created about 3,000 new words in his day.., including.., addiction, buzzer, control, downstairs, engagement, farmhouse, flowery, laughable, majestic, moun- taineer, priceless, retirement, skim milk, switch, traditional, #6 in a Series wonders if these benches were the original ones that had been removed 'in 1857 to this new church [French's Chapel], which less than three miles to the north of town along- side Salt Creek. Two wood-burning stoves are in place on either side of the courtroom. There are seven large double-hung 12-pane windows, two on each side of the courtroom and three on the front side. Four wrought-iron tapered 8-candle chandeliers hang from the tall ceiling, with several candle wall sconces positioned along the walls. An 1848 United States Flag proudly hangs high on the front wall behind the witness stand. Cali- fornia was yet to become a state in 1848! In the rear of the court- room is a small jury room on one side and a small judge's chamber on the other Side. Each of these rooms has two double- hung 12-pane windows. " Between these two rooms is a set of large 0 .I- t > o e tO O O uncomfortable, upstairs, useful, vulnerable, watchdog, whirli- gig, widowed, worthless.., you get the idea. Let Sarah Palin have her one contribution to the English language. eau00 better water, pure and simple. double doors that lead to divided stairs that descend ". to a small landing from which one larger stair case continues down to the main foor. A large double- hung 12-pane window in this landing area provides ample light for the stair- well by day and has its own wrought-iron tapered- candle chandelier, but this one is a double-tiered 14-candle fixture. During the restoration of 1936, a full-sized concrete base- ment with several rooms was added, which include restrooms, a furnace room and two storage rooms, one much larger than the By Phil Bertoni There are many other items too numerous to mention. The courtroom is on the second floor divided by the "bar" that runs the width of the room. This railing, while removed for a school room in 1857, has been reconstructed and restored to its original position, which was dis- covered when the original square holes were revealed upon removing worn over- laid flooring during the res- toration process of 1936. This additional flooring had covered the original wooden tongue and grove floor with the original square holes reaching the entire Width of the room, in a curved "bar" fashion. Visitors proudly kneel to touch this floor, realizing they are standing where Abraham Lincoln  once stood and paced as he practiced the law here. The judge's raised bench and the raised flooring for the 12-man jury .box [a jurist had to be male, Caucasian, twenty-one, a merchant or land-owner, a local citizen, and free from felony conviction] has been restored, along with the six-seat counsel table [both the plaintiff and defense attorneys along with their witnesses all sat at the same table], and the circuit clerk's table, which is directly in fi:ont of the other. The large storage judge's bench. The wit- room and furnace room,  ness stand is next to the have steps that lead down judge's bench on the side into the courthouse cavity. of the jury box. The public As Lawrence B. Stringer seating is, of course, on wrote in his 1911 His- the other side of the bar. tory of Logan County: These benches [pews] were " The comparison between taken from an old shut- the framed Postville court- tered country church. This house and this stately was suggested by an old brick building is testimony man, in his 90s during the to the evolving civilization 1936 restoration, who had of Central IZlinois during remembered this court- this period5 room from his youth. One Water Softeners.- Iron .Filters: Bottled Water .318 N. Chicago ,St. - Lincoln 735-4450 Joel and Deanna Jacobs Eddie.Combs Good News Local residents were in a panic July 2 i. They thought their three-day-old pygmy goat was stolen. First they checked all over for it and then filed a theft report. The following day they found it. A pet rabbit had dug a burrow under the side of the building. The baby goat had apparently climbed into the burrow to keep cool. Because the burrow was hidden, "they at first could not find the baby and that was the cause of the panic. Since the baby pygmy goat is about the size of the rabbit, the burrow provided a cool respite from the heat. Baby is fine. Owners are fine. All is good. I I I i