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from the d'00/of Joe King All times, places, and people are historic. Their prominence lies in our memory. w'mgm Mt Pulaski ' ltpumMe's er Monday. 0}ct. 7, 2013 "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain $150 SMALLTOWN PAPERS IN% /J 217 W COTA 12131113..c  ,J SHELTON WA 98584-2263 t Thank You I am writing to thank the Mt Pulaski American Legion for spon- soring the Hunting Safety Course and for the meal served. Special thanks to Jim Fuhrer and Mike Richner for preparing the meal. We had 48 people take the course. Everyone attending passed the course and 14 "Aced" the course. John Utterback Instnor Monday, October 7 City will be picking up landscape waste Monday, October 7. Have your landscape waste at the curb by 7 AM October 7. Place landscape waste between sidewalk and edge of street. Exces- sive amounts of landscape waste will not be removed by the city. Do not place landscape waste in garbage cans, buckets, or contain- ers. Place small amounts of land- scape waste in bags. If you're reading this Tuesday... you missed it. Mt Pulaski Grade School Principal Gene Newton To the Editor A world-class education is no longer a luxury in our increasingly global economy. Illinois must put its students on a level playing field of learning with students across the country and around the world so they will be successful in 21st century careers. To meet this challenge, the state is currently making significant changes to its education structure to demand higher levels of learning than ever before. The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted the Common Core State Stan- dards, which outline more rigorous standards for the essential skills and content students need to be successful in college or the work- force after high school graduation. The state is also changing how we prepare teachers and implementing new principal and teacher evalu- ations that incorporate student growth. iSBE is raising its performance expectations on the Illinois Stan- dards Achievement Test (ISAT) in Math and English Language Arts to provide a dearer picture of stu- dents' progress toward college and career readiness. As a result, far fewer students will be able to meet or exceed performance expecta- tions. These higher expectations do not mean that our students know less or are less capable. ISBE is simply raising the bar on how much it expects from students and teachers. The work ahead will prove dif- ficult, but the reward will be even greater. The move to a more com- prehensive accountability system with higher standards r students and better evaluation and prepa- ration tools for teachers will ulti- mately better prepare our students and keep them on the path to col- lege and career readiness. lib MPt Class of 1988 gelebmted 25 Yeats - Classmates met in Peoria for a Spirit of Peoria Dinner Theatre River Cruise. Pilate - 1st row: Kurt Bellatti, Melissa Obzut, Lisa DeRight, Jason Veech, Robb Zachrich, and Bobby Emerson. 2nd raw: Shaunda Clark, Janette Cooper, Lisa Glaze, and John Aylesworth. 3rd row: Rich Pour- chot and Anne Cowgur. SERGEANT KOREY WAYNE Lk-rrERLE (right) was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in The United States Marine Corp during a 9am August 16 United States Marine Corp ceremony at "The Citadel" in the Summerall Chapel in Charleston, South Carolina. 2nd Lieutenant Letterle's wife Rebekah pinned his officer bars to his uniform. His father Kevin presented him his officer sword and his fi'iend Specialist Andrew Coers (left) gave him his first salute during the cer- emony. Present were several ' family members and friends to witness the ceremony. 2nd Lieutenant Letterle has been enlisted in The Marine Corp for 8 years and recently graduated from "The Citadel" with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He will next attend TBS training in Quantico, Virginia in April of 2014 and then  later attend Flight School in Pensacola, Florida. 2nd Lieutenant Letterle is the son of Kathy and Kevin Letterle of Mt. Pulaski, Grandparents Erma and Ollie Letterle of Chestnut and the late Lee and Delores Lewis of Lincoln. DAR - New Year of Programs Saturday, September 14 marked a new year of programs for the Abraham Lincoln Chapter Daugh- ters of the American Revolution. The group met for lunch at the Stagecoach Grill in Middletown then, proceeded on to the Mid- dletown Stagecoach Inn for their meeting. Rick Deters and Ina Dambacher who gave an interest- ing tour of the Stagecoach Inn greeted us. They also shared with us Middletown and surrounding area history. Our meeting was lead by the new Regent, Jane DeWitt. Our October meeting will be held at the McLean Lrary with Susan Kirby as our guest speaker on the Underground Railroad. Lunch will be catered by Subway. All members who will be attending the District V meeting Saturday, October 26 at the Jacksonville Country Club are reminded the reservation deadline will be October 11. Cost is $20 with a breakfast bake sale before the meeting. Call Linda Churchill, Treasurer with your reservation ASAP; 735-3728 or email her mustardmoon@ comcast.net.