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"It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with /t." Mark Twain SMALLTOWN PAPERS INC 217 W COTA 12/31/17-c SHELTON WA 98584-2263 August 30, 2017 Hunter Safety Program Friday & Saturday September 8 & 9 Program on Friday is 6Pm - 10Pm. Program on Saturday is 9Am - 3Pm Both programs are held at Mt. Pulaski American Legion Hall (100 Scroggin Ave.). Students age 12 and under must be accom- partied by a person age 16 or older. Meal is provided on Saturday only. ] Registration required- call(217)792-565 8] - Leave a message if necessary. "Disney Styte" 1 Pm Saturday, September 16 Line up/registration starts at ll:30Am at Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447 (103 E. Scroggin Ave). Parade starts at the Legion parking lot, travels north up Washington Street and ends at intersection of Harry & Washington Streets (at the Library). No parking on Washington Street on Saturday until after the parade is over. City Flag Design Winner Daughter of Michel.e and Chester Sparks The people have voted; three top flag designs were voted on. Leete's flag design will be flying at City Hall; if the flag is back by Fall Festival opening ceremonies at 5:45Pm Friday, September 15 it will be raised. At the Tuesday September 12 City Council meeting, Bailey Leete will receive her $100 prize for 1't Place; Evan Cooper, son of Scott and Tanya Cooper, will receive his $50 prize for 2nd Place; and Mallory Shehorn, daughter of Lisa and Clint Shehom, will receive her $25 prize for 3rd Place. Jim Fuhrer initiated the City Flag project when he was mayor of Mt. Pulaski. The City Council had Jim Fuhrer complete his project. Mt Putaski City Counci[ By Mike Lakin mtpulaskitimes@gmail.com Tyler and Katy White attended the meet- ing, introducing themselves as - about to be owners - of the Botanica Building (Wash- ington & Cooke). Mayor Jim Cole confirmed he had issued a Class-A liquor license for Whites' new business - craft beers and video gambling. While not an on location craft brewery, the business will feature and serve established Central Illinois Craft Beers. Mayor Cole welcomed the opportunity to add a new business to the community. Antici- pated opening is January 1, 2018. In Other Business - Attending the meeting was Miles Craig, candidate for Sheriff of Logan County. Craig said he started his law enforcement career with his first job - being hired as a Mt. Pulaski City Police Officer by Chief Lynn Freer. Alderman Matt Bobell had no current update on water co-op but said important updates will be coming. City Treasurer Tricia Aylesworth reported income to the dty of $77,351.09. Of that total, $45,000 was from current Real Estate Taxes. Accountant Crystal Kem reported city financials are in line with budget. No discussion on Logan County Solid Waste agreement. Five people have filed statements of inter- ests to serve on the Economic Advisory Board. Since no money to advise on will be in city coffers until sometime in fourth quarter, you can still file your statement of interest in City Hall until September 8 to serve on this board. Josh Poffenbarger has been hired as public works employee. Two applications for part-time city building inspector were received. Will appoint to posi- tion at September 12 meeting. Next regular City Council meeting is 6:30Pm Tuesday September 12 in City Hall. Centrat ILlinois Ag's "LIVE.WORK.GROW." Women In AG: Like Mother Like Daughter I was a nervous wreck," says Kathy Wilharn of taking both the written and driving tests for her Class C license nearly 15 years ago. It was at this time that Kathy started working alongside her husband Kevin on the family farm in Mount Pulaski, Illinois. In the begin- ning, learning to drive the truck was only one of the many skills that Kathy would need to develop in order to help out on the farm. Kathy grew up on her family farm in Mount Pulaski. As kids, she and her brother and sister walked beans in the summers, man- aged 4-H projects, and helped in the garden. Kathy's parents worked together on their farm managing crops and livestock. Seeing her mother's involvement on the family oper- at ion has continued to inspire Kathy's e orts on the farm today. At age 18, Kathy began working as a book- keeper in a bank where she worked for fifteen years before meeting her husband Kevin. At the time that she and Kevin got married, he was farming com and soybeans with his father. When their first child Kelsey was bom, Kathy decided to become a stay-at-home mom. Then, after their second daughter Kourtney was born, the need arose for some- one to help Kevin in the fields. Kathy stepped up to the plate. "There was so much that I didn't know how to do, and I was learning it all while raising our three and four year old daughters," says Kathy. During her first harvest, Kathy drove a grain truck while her husband and father-in- law worked the fields. She says she remem- bers having her daughters with her in the truck cab, their little arms and legs swinging around while she shifted the gears. Cont'd on Back Page August 21 Schoo[ Board Meeting Greeted With Increasing Applause By Mike Lakin mtpulaskitimes@gmail.com Coach Dulle has arrived at her 36~h year of coaching. Before the start of this year's vol- leybaU season she had been given a contract by the board that was to expire after the 2019-2020 volleyball season. What brought supporters to the Aug. 21 school board meet- ing was the notice the board was ending her coaching at Mt. Pulaski at the end of this season. As this news moved through social media, supporter~ arranged schedules to attend the board meeting: Correctly anticipating a crowd, the board moved the meeting to the Mt. Pulaski Grade School Library. The regu- larly scheduled public session was at 7Pm, but by 6:30Pm arrivals were finding park: ing almost as difficult as, well, at a volleyball game. A list - by no means is this probably com- plete - of speakers and letter writers took their turn: Current players, past players, past coach, current IWU coach, teachers, parents, and fans. Support was cited giving very sincere and personal assessments of Coach Dulle "Donna has given of herself over the years. She treats players with respect. Coach Dulle has positively impacted many lives, family members, and is valued as a mentor in addition to being a coach. Once-in-a-lifetime coach. She makes a difference, one person at a time. Encouraged students in other aspects of their lives. Coaches for the love of the sport. Over her career she has helped teams and individuals for the better. Has shared her abilities, qualities, and achievement with players and community. Coach has given players a chance, making an individual achieve and improve in the sport. Taught life lessons. Role model for young women. Has respect across the state in the sport. Has helped students individually, academi- cally, socially, during school events, and in everyday life. Cont'd on Back Page 217-303-6159 mtpulaskitimes @gmail.com Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year