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Women In AG: Like Mother Like Daughter Cont'd From Front Page Over the following years Kathy continued to take on more responsibility as her father- in-law gradually retired. Today, she works the ground in the spring for Kevin to plant, and in the fall drives the auger cart. She says that har- vest is her favorite season because she feels a sense of accomplishment knowing that that year's crop has come to fruition. Throughout the year, she and Kevin also maintain over 40 head of cattle. One of the most important tasks that Kathy takes care of for their family operation is Kathy says, "Like any other business, it is all about throwing ideas back and forth with each other to figure out what is going to work." As Kathy has gained knowledge through being hands-on, Kevin says he has seen her confidence grow. "It just clicks for her now," says Kevin. After starting from scratch 15 years ago, Kathy has become a farmer in her own right. She says working on a family farm is a spe- cial experience because it allows the members that are involved to share both the experience and the stress of this important job. Like her parents worked their ground together, Kathy and Kevin continue to do the same. Kathy says seeing her mother actively cultivate the fields on the family farm showed her at a young age that women have an important place on the farm. Growing up, she would never have anticipated that she would follow so closely in her mother's footsteps. Republished with permission from keeping the financials in order. "I am a numbers person," says Kathy. She ~|[r CENTRAL says that she enjoys contributing to the oper- ~,~X~UNOXS,~ ation through financial management because ~ it is an area that she has expertise in. Kathy's ability to keep records balance~ well with Kevin's lifelong knowledge of farm equip- And Thanks for the help Abby merit, creating a strong partnership between the two. As o~r g.vcnth issue of Lt ?,~b~.Grow. is released [ am re,minted of the ever-changing [ technology in agriculture. 7his summer Katie Zdechowski joined the marketing team to] assist me in digging deeper into what products and technology is currendy being used and [ Triple Water : ~| ~)~i '! ": !':!!!; : Filtration. [ Cleaner Water. Peace of Mind. The first filter reduces sediment; a reverse osmosis filter limits barium, selenium, and other impurities that may be in your water; and the third, a post-stage carbon filter, freshens your drinking water Space-saving, under-sink design fits easily in all kinds of kitchens RENTAL RATES Starting $18.50 OR Purchase 318 N. Chicago St. Lincoln Mt. Pulaski American Legion Ryman-Fuiten 104 Scroggin Ave. ~lt~~:~*?~i~==r~~ m~ Pu,as , you book your reservation for Catering Meetings Wedding Receptions Parties Call Mike for Reservations 217-855-6549 August 21 School Board Meeting Cont'd From Front Page Coach has built not only a career, but also a legendary career. A fan that has attended over 800 games asked that she be allowed to retire in the future, with dignity. Let her finish her legacy; let her finish what she started. Made you better, stronger, and able to com- pete. Brings best out of each player on the court. Mt. Pulaski students have furthered their education because their success in volleyball brought the award of scholarships. Created most successful program school has seen. She has passion for game and players an example of an amaz'mg woman. Accomplishments have shown a devotion- loyalty to community, school, and program." Illinois Wesleyan University head volley- ball coach Kim Nelson Brown praised Coach Dulle "Builds life skills; Challenges players; Values team work; Instills strong work ethic; One of most successful coaches in field - allow her to fulfill (original) contract." The words had quite an impact Board approved delaying action on High School & Jr. High Volleyball Coaching Con- tract. Bethany DuNe approved as Volunteer Assis- tant Volleyball Coach for the high school & grade school. On the vote-JeffBeccue, Char- lie Hickey, and Ashley Combs voted no. Seal of Biliteracy Rachel Grunder introduced a new concept to the district, Seal of Biliteracy. The State of Illinois is promoting linguistic proficiency and cultural literacy in one or more languages in addition to English. To recognize a student's accomplishment in a second language and study of a second culture, Illinois established the State Seal of Bilitemey. A State Seal of Bilit- eracy is designated on the high school diplomas and transcripts of graduating public school pupils attaining proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English. To earn the seal there are study - testing requirements. Mt. Pulaski students would strive for fluency in Spanish and knowledge of Spanish Culture. Grunder said a student could also eam this seal by fluency in another language, including sign language. Board approved having Seal of Biliteracy appear on diplomas of graduates that have earned seal. Frazier Park Softball Field With recent major work completed on the ball diamond at Veteran Park, Aaron Wilham brought his concerns about the girls' high school softball diamond at Frazier Park. He said the range of costs for improvements started at $3,000 going up to $9,000. Board approved $8,350 for improvements. It was noted funds being spent involves Athletic Association lease in cooperation with the school district. In Other Business - Eaton Corp. made a donation of new high school gym lighting to the district; valued at $10,000. Sales Tax Revenue (1%-tax) report for March totaled $19,383.69 to the district. Board approved 2017-2018 Tentative Budget. Board approved Student Record-PRESS Policy Update. Board approved hiring Ryan Casson as Head Custodian at MPHS. Board approved Doug Smith as Volunteer Soccer Coach at MPHS. Board approved Dan Cunningham as Vol- unteer Soccer Coach at MPHS. Board approved hiring Travis Lingafelter as Head Softball Coach at MPHS. Board approved hiring Brent Grisham as District Athletic Director. Board approved hiring Donna Koehler as Prom Sponsor for 2017-2018. Board approved hiring Miranda Brooks as Aide at MPGS. Board approved Memorandum of Under- standing between union and board. Board approved hiring First Midstate as Bond Underwriter. It was noted this was not for issuing bonds, but only approval of dis- trict's bond underwriter. Board approved delayed decision on Adver- tising in MPHS Gymnasium. Board to discuss stipulations and rules. CARVING By Larry Wilham available at Salt Creek Attic Eternal Trinity Lutheran Church Missouri Synod- Rev. Daid Ph.D. Pastor Web: Ya'U come see us! 6076 Old Bagdad Hwy, Milton, Office Phone: (850) 623-5780 Home Phone: (850) 626-5626 E-mail: FL 32583 Mt. Pulaski Times USPS No. 365-660 is published semi-monthly (twenty-four times-issues) per year by Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Business and Editorial Offices: Accounting and Circulation Offices:Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Call 217-303-6159 to subscribe. Periodical Postage is paid at Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Mt. Pulaski Times, C/O Michael Lakin, P O Box 114 311 S. Washington Mt. Pulaski, minois 62548 Office: 217-303-6159 mtpulas " California Supreme Court has upheld a ballot measure speeding up executions. 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