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Congressman Aaron Schock To Visit Elkhart Aaron Schock will make a Congressio- nal visit to Elkhart Monday August '3 from lO t,o nAm at the Talk of the Town. The Congressman will hold an "America Speaking Out" forum at the Talk of theTown. The forum will give the Congressman another opportunity to hear what is on the mind of residents of Elkhart and the surrounding areas. New Edition 175th Anniversary Committee announced the "Red Book" (ongo- ing history of Mr. 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 Max- heimer 792-5723. A handout is available at the Mt. Pulaski Library. Further information - www.mtpulaskiil .com. Junl00 Drop Off The City of Mt. Pulaski Is sponsoring the 2OlO JunkDrop Off Days on Sat. Sept. 18 and Sun. Sept. 19. There will not be any curbside pickup. Drive all your junk to the dumpsters that will be located at the Mt. Pulaski Township Shed on 4o4 S. Spring (NEW LOCATION). Please leave your items in the Dumpsters, not outside the Dump- sters. Following items will not be allowed - cloth- ing, batteries, paint, paint cans, chemicals, drywall, remodeling debris, tires, riding lawn. mowers, com- puter monitors or hard drives, TVs, or fluores- cent lights. Mr. Pulaski Times $.125 "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year August 16, 2010 - Page 4 61 st Ice Cream Social a Success With the combined good weather and Support of local and area com- munities the 6W Annual Ice Cream Social was a success. Winners of the Jr. Kids Pedal Tractor Pull (o to 45 Lbs.) - I st .Bryson Gillon - 2 nd Avery Pride - 3 rd Clay Aylesworth. (46 to 64 Lbs.) - 1 st Brycen Bridges - 2 "0 Addison Terneus - 3 rd Nate Mason - 4 th Sydney Mallory. (65 "to 80 Lbs.) - I st Dixon Aylesworth - 2 nd Alex Couers - 3 rd Madison Thomas - 4 th Owen Ter- neus. Winners of Antique Tractor Slow Drive I st Ellis Buth - Warrensburg - 1964 18oo Oliver. 2 nd Dan Hawk - Latham - 1959 560 IH. 3 r Kevin Coers - Chestnut - 195o 77 Oliver. 4 th Shannon Mason - Woodstock, Georgia - 1961 460 IH. After a very good evening of entertainment by the Eric Bdrgett Band, the Large Prize Drawing Winners were... 1S' Place Toshiba Satellite Laptop -Robert Baltimore, Decatur. 2 "d Place Sanyo 8.5" LCD TV - Ken Snyder, Decatur. 3 rd Place Garmin NUVi 205 GPS - Bob Barker, Springfield. 4 th Place lo-Pack Solar Yard Lights - Lois Harrell, Latham. Council Hears Complaint About Comcast By Mike Lakin Accidents happen. . semi truck driver realized that he could not get his rig through the railroad under- pass. To turn around, he drove into the dance studio parking lot. This maneuver took out the overhead lines providing AMEREN and Corn- cast service to the south end of town. CJaief Lynn Freer notified authoritie.s of the outage. AMEREN responded promptly. According to the Mt. Pulaski resi- dent that attended the Council Meet- ing, Comcast was hard to convince about the cable outage caused by the semi snapping the pole carrying the Comcast line. The Council was told of the attempts to get through to Comcast. When the resident finally was able to talk to someone, the resi- dent was told the problem was at his residence and would take a week to repair. The resident told the Comcast representative that the problem was not at his residence. The problem was the entire line was down and he was looking at it. Comcast was not convinced. Several residents had the same problem with Comcast. When Mayor Fuhrer heard about the problem, he drove to the Com- cast office in Lincoln. Within an hour, Comcast restored service. One question raised was what the city could do, since the city had a franchise agreement with Comcast. The answer was nothing. Comcast is the only cable provider available outside of contracting with a dish network. Mayor Fuhrer now has a phone number to call a service rep- resentative when a problem of this nature occurs. No. He cannot give out the number to the public. Legal Action Legal action concerning real estate at 207 N. McDonald will carry a total price tag of $20,000 to $30,000. The legal action involves a renthl property that had violations from the last rental property inspection. The City Council decided to proceed with the legal action to let rental property owners know the city will take action when it needs to. r To Paae 6... o Sahray Lydick has opened "Little Britches & Stitches" on the East Side of the Square See Page 6 2011 Mt. Pulaski 175th Anniversary Calendars... are on Sale for $1o. This is a fund-raiser for the MPTHS Museum and Genealogical Research Center. This "Keepsake" calendar is 11 by 17 inches, with the top half displaying a picture of an important person, place or event that has occurred since 1836. Each picture has a researched caption explaining it. Some interesting information was uncov- ered during the devel- opment of this 2011 calendar. For example, Question #1: When do you suppose the word "Phoenix" first appeared in the Mt. Pulaski Phoe- nix Fire Department name (MPPFD)? You'll be surprised at the answer! Question #2: What nationally known personality from Mt. Pulaski has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Calendars are on sale at: Salt Creek Attic and Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Museum. Or, call Darrell Knauer (792 5985) or Phil Ber- toni (792 5442). MT. PULASKI TIMES DEADLINE for articles is Friday Sept. 3 for Sept. 7 Issue. Articles submitted at deadline may be held over due to space available.