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By Mike Lakin Locally, the Republic of Korea Honored Robert Maske, Alan Roos, Charles Aylesworth, and Richard Teike for their Korean War Service CONAWAY HANDYMAN SERVICEL- Fully Insured >- Painting Small Repairs Other Handyman Jobs Larry L Conaway Jr I 217-737-41330000ll[ 615 S Spring St - Mt Pulaski ] Area Korean War Veterans Honored Following up from Sept. 3  issue (Page 11) The Republic of Korea issued Ambassador for Peace medals to express gratitude to all Americans who served in Korea. The presentation of the medal is part of the 60 h anniversary observance of the 1950-53 Korean War. More than 54,000 Americans died in the conflict, 103,000 were wounded and more than 8,000 are still listed as missing in action. Heads of Korean War veteran chapters around the U.S. received a letter from the Republic of Korea President, Lee Myung-bak... "We salute your courage in enduring the unimaginable horrors of war," the letter states. "We pay tribute to your commit- ment to protecting liberty and freedom...We are proud of what we managed to accom- plish and we wish to dedi- cate these achievements to you...You will always remain our true heroes and we assure you that we will continue to do our best to make you proud." Thank You From Mt Pulaski Historical Society Thank you to all the volunteers who sold 50/50 chances and worked at the museum during the Fall Festival. Thanks also, to those who gave of their time to participate in the Saturday style show. We appreciate all of you! Leave your wallet at home. Our financial plan is free! September is Life Insurance Awareness Month - A very good time to think about having the right plan in place. At COUNTRY, we provide a free financial plan to help you protect what you have today as well as prepare for the future, Give me a call today so we can get started! Policies issued by COUNTRY Life Insurance Company , Bloomington, IL. Larry D. Medaris LUTCF 31 6 S. Washington - Mt. Pulaski 792-37;78 09 ! 1-502HO In 1950, after World War II, a new conflict broke out at the edge of the Asian con- tinent. It was an example of the Cold War tuming hot - pitting the US, Republic of Korea, and their allies against the USSR, North Korea, and communist China. It was marked by dramatic battles and a devastating death toll. Estimates vary, but at least two million Korean civilians, up to 1.5 million communist forces, and around 30,000 US, 400,000 South Korean, and 1,000 UK troops are believed to have died. For two of the three years that the war was under way, both sides were actually trying to negotiate a peace. A ceasefire was eventually signed on July 27, 1953. Now, 60 years later, the two Koreas remain technically at war. A peace treaty has never been signed. The border between North and South Korea con- tinues on military alert with mines, artillery, and hundreds of troops. FINANCIAL www.count ryfinan cial.co m Zion Lutheran Church had the cross atop the church damaged during the hail- storm. Ace Sign Company will be fixing the cross. This visit was to determine the extent of the damage. 80-plus-feet into the air is not for the faint-of-heart. Times Photo Ambassador for Peace Medal Times Photos Due to mdical issues... Lyons engine Den will have inter- mittent hours of operation during the month of October. Please call before dropping by. Our number is 217-414- 2271. We thank you in advance for your understanding. Also, due to seasonal needs, our hours of operations for November - February will be Monday and Fridays only from 9Am to 4Pm Tuesdays and Thursdays will be by appointment only. Thank you!" Tribute to USA 9 / l l from Lucca, Italy- Daughter Cheyanne hug- ging their Alaskan malamute with red neckerchief. Her dad, Andrea, is a local fire-fighter  there - he is wearing L:, a T-shirt honoring firefighters fallen on 9-11 (a Palo Alto, CA, firefighter gave it to him last Sept on their trip to America)- mother, Paola, is Phil Berto- ni's cousin via Phil's grandmother, Pau- line Rigali Bertoni. Did You Know - Researchers say humans used the first fine crafted tools as along ago as 1.76 Million years. Sept. 17, 2011 20  Mt. Pulaski Times