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Gary & Norma Bobell's rural home was in the path. Phil Bertoni Photo Trip to Grandma G-G's Geneva Gulso's daughter, Donna: granddaughter, Lisa; and great-grand- daughters, Charlotte and Anna had a memorable trip from Naperville to Mt. Pulaski. They were on 121 when the tornado dropped into Logan County. The trip to Mt. Pulaski was the first leg of a trip to the Illinois State Fair. 2 The trip came to a momentary stop on 121 when a tree across the road- way stopped traffic in both directions. Donna took the photos of damage in the immediate area. The trip to the State Fair was made after a visit with Grandma G-G. Damage ReportedStorm Chaser in area Area farmsteads damaged in the Professional storm chaser Matt tornado as reported were- Piechoto was in Logan County at Phil Austin, 3Pm Wednesday August 19 as the Gary and Norma Bobell, tornado approached just east of Joe & Kelly Elias, Elkhart. Bill & Margaret Lahr, Piechota was chasing the super Rich Lanterman, cell that generated the tornado. Ed Mayfield, The twister, at one point, had a Norman Maxheimer, rotation of clouds nine miles wide. John Olson, Winds were recorded reaching 100 Steve Urish, to 135 miles an hour. Bethany Vickers, and Kevin Wilham. The name of this Intemet's directory, is an acronym according to the company, the name "Yahoo" stands for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle" Life is full of wonder Each family is different. For yours to continue to experience the wonders of life, let your COUNTRY Financial representative help you build a financially secure future to fit your lifestyle. a Policies issued by COUNTRY Eife Insur nee Company and COUNTRY Investors Life Assurance Company% Bloomington, IL. Larry D. Medaris LUTCF 316 S. Washington = Mt. Pulaski OgOg-506HO FINANCIAL Norman Maxheimer's foundation. Phil Bertoni Photo home was shoved over on its The fury of the tornado can be twisted this old tree in its path. Phil Bertoni Photo judged by the way The tornado that came through this area August 19 cleaved this board into a tree at the rural residence of Phil & Ruth Austin. Betty & James Hickey's old farm residence. Phil Bertoni Photo Bill and Margaret Lahr announced their open house celebration of their 65th Wedding Anniversary in the last edition of the Times. A 65th Wedding Anniversary is a memorable accomplishment. For Bill and Marga- ret, their 65th is memorable for another reason, they survived a tornado that bore down on their house on Primm Road August 19. The tornado ripped off the front of their home, leaving it - as one person com- mented - looking like a child's doll house. Margaret's sense of humor came through this dark event. An inquiry about a curio cabinet in the house caused Margaret to comment, "That thing? It's fine. It finally got cleaned." AMEREN-CILCO crews were setting new poles. The poles were brought in, less than two hours after the tornffdo passed. Phil Bertoni Photo The circa 1916 barn did not withstand the storm on the former Hickey farm. Phil Bertoni Photo "The Little Church That Could" 5-30PM Saturday Services 10AM Sunday Services 223 W. Cooke St. ..... Mt. Pulaski 792-5502 The White House, in Washington DC, was originally gray, the color of the sandstone it was built out of. After the War of 1812, during which it had been burned by Cana- dian troops, the outside walls were painted white to hide the smoke stains. Mt. Pulaski Times USPS No. 365-660 Michael Lakin - Publisher Editor The Times is entered as a Periodical Postage Paid at ML Pu!aski, Illinois 62548 Phone # 217-792-5557 emaih POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Times C/O Michael Lakin - P. O. 13ox 114 Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548-0114 it I