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'fit's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year , g r-O I $12 i S DEADLINE for articles ; is Eriday Oct. 15 for Oct. ; ~, 19 Issue. Articles ~ubmit- i *' ted at deadline , -~ Oct. 5, 2010 may be held over due to space available. i) John Utterback was recently recognized by The Illi- nois Department of Natural Resources for 15-years of Hunter Safety Instruction. John justcompleted instruc- tion for the most recent Hunter Safety Course at the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Mt. Pulaski High School Senior-of-the-Month Hannah Allen Hannah is the daughter of Ralph and Loft Allen of Mt. Pulaski. Hannah has been active in the Mt. Pulaski High School FFA. where she served last year as Chapter Reporter. She is currently co-president of National Honor Society, and vice president of Student Council. She has partici- pated on the WYSE team, the Science Olympiad Team, and has served as president of Spanish Club. Hannah is also a member of Drama Club and Spirit Squad. She was a three year member of the Top- pers volleyball team. Hannah earned her State FFA Degree in June of 2010. She was an SAE Program Record Book Section Winner in Sheep ProduCtion in 2009 and 2010. She has served as Secretary and Vice Presi- dent of her 4-H club. and was a 4-H Record Book County Medal Award Winner in Animal Sci- ence. In June of 2010, Hannah was selected as a delegate to Illini Gi~s State and as a delegate to the Asso- ciation of Illinois Elec- tric Cooperatives Youth Day. She participated in group workcamp for two years and was involved through her church as worship band keyboard- ist and vocalist. She also volunteered as assistant volleyball coach at Zion Lutheran School in Mt. Pulaski. Hannah has been a straight "A" student throughout high school. At this time. she plans to attend the University of Illinois in the college of agriculture, consumer and environmental sciences. The Senior-of-the- Month program is co- sponsored bv Johnson's Food Center of Mt. Pulaski and Mt. Pulaski Pharmacy. Monthly win- ners receive $100 savings bonds and are eligible to compete for the $1000 Senior-of-the-Year award. Thank You The MPHS Topper Booster Club would like to thank everyone for their assistance during this year's tram operations at the Illinois State Fair This year was our best financial year to date. allowing us to give even more money to those organizations that our vol- unteers signed up for. The biggest thank you to our 2 coordinators, David Meis- ter and Jeff Clements. They spend hundreds of hours meeting, with fair officials, organizing vol- unteers, catl!ng for drivers. etc. Our success would not have been possible without your efforts![ Thank you also to all of our volunteers. It takes over 76 volunteer shifts per day, 760 total for the fair. to fill the spots necessary. Many of our drivers have been navigating tractors around the fairgrounds for over 20 years!! Whether you were a new driver, or one of our veterans, we know we couldn't do it without your time and expertise. Thank you to ofir super- visors who worked daily to make sure safety was first priority and that the shifts were full. You also did an outstanding job working with fair officials and the IL State Police. Thank you again to our local partners, Cross Brothers Implement and Ag-Land FS who assisted greatly with tractors and fuel! We really appreciate all that you do. Next year will be the final year of our current contract with the IL State Fair. In order to fulfill the obligations of our contract, we will need vol- unteers to slgn up EARLY next year. Without the needed volunteers we will have to inform the fair that we are unable to continue operating the trams. This is money from outside our communities that helps our students and other community members. Stayed tuned for more information early in 2011. September School Board Meeting Zion Lutheran School hosted CIA Superintendent Shelton presented letter of ~ntent to retire Zion Lutheran School hosted Brian Young of the Creation Instruction Association (CIA) • Tom Leahy from Illinois that the replacement of than the last few years. Brian gave an hour a half long dis- CIA examines both scientific and Association of Schoolthe bleachers at the high The state average is 20.7. cussion supporting Creation over evolu- Biblical evidence to support a literal six Boards (IASB) presented school would be pos- ISAT test reports will be tion. Brian is the author of several books day creation and a young earth. Wemust an updated contract and sine with the maintenance available in October or including Doubts About Creation? Not go back to the Bible to interpret science timeline for a superinten- grant. November, After This[ And Revelation: All of God's rather than letting science interpret the dent search. •The 2010-2011 budget• Safigamo ConferenceWord Revealed. The CIA believes that Bible. Most importantly, we must show • The Board approvedwas presented formembership was dis- the Bible is the literal, true description of the inerrancy of God's Word and the Superintendent Philapproval, cussed. Principal Morgan Creation. Also, the CIA believes in the Gospel of Christ! S helton's letter of intent to Superintendent Sheltonsaid that the Sangamo Triune God; the Father, Son, and Holy Students grades 2-8 enjoyed the pre- terite June 30, 2012.reviewed changes that had conference is trying to Spirit as the Creator of the universe and sentation. Many adults attended as well. • Superintendent S'helton been made in the tenta- get more football schools Savior of all who believe in Christ. The For more information, you can go to the mentioned that Brian tive budget. The boardin the conference. NewCLA believes in a literal 6 day, 24 hour CIA website at www.creati*oninstruction Hinds is in need of school reviewed fund balancesBerlin will join the confer- creation and an earth only a few thou- .org. In addition, Zion has many books bus drivers. Anyone inter- and what funds would be ence this yea1 and North sand years old is vital to Christianity (not and videos available to "support Creation ested can call the Bus available to use with the Mac will join ,n two years, salvation). The CIA believes that science over evolution. Barn 792-5687 or the Mt. maintenance grants. The He said that they are still accurately supports what is clearly stated Chapel serwces are held every Wednes- Pulaski Unit Office 792- district is still waiting on seeking another school to in Scripture and we accept these Scrip- day morningat 8:15ginthe sanctuary. All 7222. $130,000 from the state for add and Beardstown hadtures as the inerrant Word of God. are welcome to attend. President Meister gave the 2009-2010 school year, been asked to join. There Brian presented material which shows Mark your calendars for the Zion a report on the State Fair of which 1/2 goes to the are six schools with over how much of the scientific evidence Lutheran Schoot Christmas.Program to Trams. He sa d that they transportation fund. 400 kids in the conference today is based on the assumpti6n that a be held at Zion Lutheran ELkhart Center were very successful this The Board approved with only 4 i-A schools, worldwide flood never occurred, exactly (old Elkhart Grade School) on Friday, year and has had a lot of the 2010-2011 budget as The balance of the schools what II Peter predicts would happen--we Dec. l0 at 7:00. positive feedback from presented, is 2-A. "deliberately forgot." 2 Peter 3:3-6. ' members of the commu-•Superintendent Shelton nity about continuing the gave a report on the trams. He said this year school's health insurance Time to Plant a Tree over $34,000 was split for the'2010-2011 school • between the various orga- year. The current carrier, By Mike Lakin - Editor on the Boulevard nizations that worked on Blue Cross, had a pro- There was not time to prepare readers for Fall is a great time to plant. the trams. Mike Toohey posed increase of 25%. this change in the format of the newspaper Right now, you can plant a tree on the city boulevard in also mentioned that aHealth Alliance had a .front ofyourhousedarn'nearforfree. lot of the success of the proposal that had a 1.9%Just as the Sept. 21 the loss of postal dis- trams is due to the efforts decrease in the single PPO issue of the newspa- counts would result inThe City of Mt. Pulaski this issue of the paper. of David Meister and Jeff rate. per went to press, the postal rate increases of encourages the planting of Before buying the tree, Clements and thanked The Board approved Mt. Pulaski Times 68 percent to 78 percent trees on city boulevards by note the following trees them for their dedication. Health Alliance for school was notified that as of - per mailing, reimbursing the cost of the cannot be planted on city • Principal Morgan said district health insurance October 3 would not By changing the purchase of a tree up to a boulevards - Poplar, Silver they had sold 62 student for the 2010-2011 schoolmeet a new U. S. PoStal newspaper to this maximum of $50. RightMaple, Box Elder, Chi- car permits so far and still year. Service reqairement, format, the newspaper now, Johnson True Value nese Elm, Black Locust, had a few more to sell. Superintendent Shelton The Mt. Pulaski meets the new angle ofHardware & Gardens isWillow, Honey Locust Superintendent Shelton reviewed the 6th day Times (along with deflection test and can offering a 65% off coupon (with thorns), Catalpa, gave a report on the enrollment figures. Thisnewspapers across the continue to be marledon trees, shrubs, andAilanthus, Cottonwood, ISBE energy conserva-year the district had 512 U.S.) was informed at its periodical postal perennials. Combining Mulberry, Any Fruit Bear- tion grant and the school kids enrolled on the 6ththat the newspaper did rate. Johnson's 65% off and the ing Tree, and Sweet Gum. maintenance, grant. He day of attendance. This not meetaaewrequire- My only, comment city's reimbursement, you Have your receipt for said that the replacement was less than last year due ment called the angle is... if the U.S. Postal can probably plant that the tree for city reim- of the boilers at the grade to the elimination of the of deflecticn test. If this Service would show tree for free. bursement. At the time school would be a good Pre-K program. There wasnewspaper didnotmeet the same commitment Over the past few years, you apply for reimburse- project to use the energy no big decrease in enroll- this angle of deflection to the timely delivery over 200 trees have had to ment, ask for the planting grant for. The approxi- ment-in any of the grades, test, the paper would of newspapers going be taken down in town. requirements. mate cost of this project is • Superintendent Sheltonpay higher postal rates out of state as it does Now would be a great time These planting require- about $100,000 of which presented the ACT com- starting October 3. The to coming up with newto start replacing those ments restrict distances the grant would coverposite scores from the National Newspaper regulations- I'd be atrees. Especially if you involving driveways and $50,000. Superintendent High School. This year'sAssociatioz estimated happy publisher, can do it forfree. Johnson intersections. Shetton ,also mentioned score was 21.1, higher True Value's coup, on is in .... Wyatt Waterkotte - New Family & Consumer Science Instructor - FCCLA Advidsor By Mike Lakin Bonnie Wachter's retirement after 35- Mt. Pulaski High School, he found a years of teaching has given Wyatt Water- clipping from this newspaper that was Douglas Nelson New Ag Instructor - FFA Advisor" kotte the opportunity to pursue his career p assed along from Mrs. Wachter. He was By Mike Lakin in education. He is also the high school in a photo with representatives from the FCCLA Advisor. Mt. Pulaski FCCLA. A new face in the Ag room this school This past summer Mr. Nelson judged This is Mr. Waterkotte's first year of Mr. Waterkotte said his high school year. Douglas Nelson joined the staff at livestock at 15 - 16 county fairs in north- teaching. A graduate of Eastern Illinois teachers always encouraged their stu- Mt. Pulaski High. ern Illinois and in Iowa. He describes University, he grew up in Camp Point dents to do their very best. This encour- This is Mr. Nelson's first year of teach- himself as passionate about agriculture (population 1200) near Quincy. agement is something he works to pass ing. A graduate of Western University, and FFA. And, he Wants to see to it that In high school, he was very involved along to his students, he grew up near Altona in northern his students do well in his classes and in FCCLA. Participating in competitive Outside the classroom, Mr. Waterkotte Knox County. have a great learning experience. events, he served in state offices of the enjoys outdoor activities such as kayak- Coming from a farming family, and a Beyond the classroom door, Mr. FCCLA; serving as Vice President and ing. He also enjoys sporting events and small town (population 500) Mr. Nelson Nelson enjoys everything about the out- then President of the state orgamza- can play a passable game of soccer. And brings to the classroom xaa working, doors. He hunts, traps, and fishes. tion. It was while serving in these state of course, he enjoys cooking, farm knowledge. His family is engaged Be sure to welcome Mr. Nelson to the offices that he met Bonnie Wachter. Mr. Be sure to welcome Mr. Waterkotte to in grain and hog farming. He also used community. Waterkotte said that when he arrived at the community, to show cattle. . Spaghetti Fundraiser Chestnut EMS is having a fandraiser to raise money for a new monitor/ defibrillator The fundraiser is 4 to 6: 30Pm, Sat. Oct. 23 at the Chestnut Firehouse. Menu: Spaghetti, garlic bread, Italian salad, des- sert, coffee, tea, or lem- onade. It's by donation and all donations are appreciated. Chili Soup Supper Logan County Democrats are hosting a Chili Soup Supper Sunday, October 17 atthe Chestnut Family Restaurant Serving will be from 4: 30-7Pm. Tickets are $6 per person. Menu: Chili and Fideo Soup, condi- ments, bread and butter, drink and .homemade desserts. Tickets will be available at the door as well as in advance from Andrea Manner, Rebecca Drake, Scott Lindley, and Larry Cyrulik. Call 796-3519 for more information. 2011 School Board Elections Tuesday, September 21, was the first day prospective candidates could circulate petition forms for signatures for the April 5, 2011, Mt. Pulaski CUD #23 School Board Election The petitions may be obtained at the Superin- tendant's office, 119 N. Garden St., Mt. Pulaski between the hours of 8 arid 4, Monday through Friday. A school board member must be, on the date of election, a Citizen Of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the 'school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election. Mt. Pulaski Library Fall Storytime Children in Grades K- 3 are invited to this year's Fall Storytime Please come join us every Tuesday after school from 3:30 - 4:15 for a Story, Craft, and a Snack. Oct. 19 By the Light of the Halloween Moon Oct. 26 Ghosts in the House Nov. 2 A-a-a-r-r-a-a-h A Spider Nov. 9 Sleep Big Bear Sleep Nov. 16 Turkey Trouble Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Rules Nov. 30 The Missing Mitten Mystery Library Halloween Party Saturday October fiom 10 to Noon Come in Costume, Dec- orate a Pumpkin, Have a Treat! All Ages Welcome. 175th Meetings Mt. Pulaski 175th Cel- ebration meetings are the first and third Saturdays of each month at the Mt. Pulaski VFW r-Iall, South Side of the Square. Third Saturday meeting is October 16 at 9Am. First meeting in November is November 6 at 9Am. On Sale 2011 Mt. Pulaski 175th Anniversary Calendars are on Sale for $10. They are on sale at: Salt Creek Attic and Mt. Pulaski Township Histori- cal Museum. Or, call Dar- rell Knauer (792 5985) or Phil Bertoni (792 5442). F~ ~4