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OPEN KOUSE Thursday November 17 5-8 P.M. Antiques 211 Dye - Illiopolis Ewe Nique Hand Made Cards Custom Made Cards Thirty-One Products Catalog Orders Cash & Carry Wool Barn Antiques Holiday Tableware & Gifts Decorations Sales & Specials Also Visit the 5 TM Street Merchants for Holiday Specials Food - Fun - Shopping! (00Sristmas 6fit Ibeas From The Mt. Pulaski Museum Courthouse Night Lights $17 Courthouse Tote Bags $8 175th Deck of Playing Cards $9 Cedar Log Cabin Banks $13 Wible 125 Year Book $25 Mt. Pulaski Blue History Book $58.70 NEW Red History Book $64.05 (Sritma Speial Blue Book and Red Book Set $112 Visit us on Vinegar Hill Day, Nov. 19th, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. or call Sue at 792-5693. 24 To Meet Nov. 9 Topper Boosters meet 6 p.m. Wed. Nov. 9 at Mt. Pulaski High School. Bounced But OK An antique dining chair was found on Route 54 between Lake Fork and Cornland - nearer Cornland than Lake Fork. If you lost part of your dining chair set, and thought the worse, take heart it was Un-dated photo of a line-up of Case Tractors at the Mtl Pulaski Implement Co. on Jefferson Street. found. Fall 1941 The finder says it was remarkable The United States was that itonlyhad just a matter of weeks a ding. If not from the nation's entry claimed, the finder into WWII in 1941. Victor claims "dibs". Stoll of Chestnut - former Contact the assistant postmaster of newspaper(times@ the Chestnut Post Office - was in Cavalry training 792-5557) and I'll at Fort Riley, Kansas. He had been commended get you in touch for his accomplished war with the finder. Take note, call maneuvers with mounted within the week or horse troops. "dibs" wiU trump. Sullivan's Grocery opened on the south side of the Mt. Pulaski Square. Have a The Comland Masonic Lodge was preparing to Burning celebrate its 50th,year. Question? Alvin Day and C, E Neighbor burn- Lanham would be hon- ing an old mat- ored as charter members tress? and receive 50-year pins. Age limit for the Does it violate National Draft was estab- City Ordinance? lished as 28-years-old Your answer is just a click for draftees. Once they away. The City reached their 28 th birthday they were to be discharged Ordinance book from service. Seven area is now online at ,, draftees were on their way Clicking "Ordi- home, having reached their nances" on the left- 28 m birthdays. Schaffer Hardware of hand side of the Mt. Pulaski received rec- page can access it. ognition from a hardware supplier for the local busi- Did You Know- ness having 78-years of Agriculture committees continuous service to the are suggesting that the community. The hardware government can save store had been in business $23 Billion by cutting farm subsidies, since 1863. Fall 1951 A Detroit restaurant is Louis Niedergesaess offering a 338 pound hamburger for $2,000. died at the age of 91. He was the owner of the British scientists have local cigar manufacturing developed a super breed of broccoli, company. He started the Nintendo lost $1.3 company when he was 23 Billion in the first half and was still operating it at of 2011. his death. GPS shoes for Harry Baker Capps cel- Alzheimer'spatients ebrated his 91 't birthday. will soon be available. He was the last member of the children Of the Looking Back By Mike Lakin Jabez Capps family. He was enjoying good health and was still operating the Capps Nursery on North Washington Street. The Illinois Central announced a new daily passenger trains schedule for the Mt. Pulaski Depot. The Chicago - St. Louis Green Diamond would stop at Mt. Pulaski at 7:36 pm. The Night Diamond to Chicago would stop at Mt. Pulaski at 3:01 am. The Night Diamond to St. Louis would stop at Mt. Pulaski at 3:50 am. Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Pulaski was celebrat- ing its Centennial Year. Delbert Ford sold his 160 acres farm near Corn- land for $500/acre. Fall 1961 The newly competed St. Thomas Aquinas Church was dedicated in the church's 125th-year. Local contractor Everett Koehler constructed the church. The former church had been built in 1902 and was severely damaged in the Illinois Central Railroad explosion on Sunday, June 1, 1958. Three boys attempted to steal watermelons from a local patch. They had stolen melons the night before and the owner of the patch, armed with a shotgun, stood guard the second night. When the boys returned, the owner fire both barrels of the shotgun to" scare them off. Mt. Pulaski's Kitchen Band gave its 50 m per- formance at the Decatur Club. Poet Carl Sandburg visited the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse as part of a program on Lincoln Mt. Pulaski Times being produced by CBS. CBS reporter Howard K. Smith conducted the inter- view with Sandburg at the courthouse and at the Mt. Pulaski Depot. Fall 1971 The Cornland school building was being auc- tioned off. The school was built in 1920 to replace the original 1877 building. In 1920, the 1877 school building became the Cornland High School. The 1877 building saw use after the high school was closed in the 1930s and was later demolished. The 1920 school building was being sold due to. the 1970 consolidation with Mt. Pulaski. A new stamp vending machine was installed in the Mt. Pulaski Post Office. For 25-cents you could purchase three 8- cent stamps and receive a penny in change. Pauling Gregory cel- ebrated her 100 m birthday. 'Her parents were friends of the Abraham Lincoln family. Her mother and father often told her about visits to the Lincohis home in Springfield. Her father told her how he cam- paigued for Lincoln in the 1860 election and how he was with Lincoln on elec- tion night in 1860. Illinois Governor Rich- ard Ogilvie warned that Illinois was on the verge bankruptcy if the legisla- ture did not move to cut spending. Work was moving along on the construction of the Route 54 overpass over Route 121. The Mt. Pulaski Ameri- can Legion received a bingO license. Editors Notebook By Mike Lakin Thank you to all the subscribers that have taken a moment to thank me for the paper. Feedback about newspaper content is hard to come by. So, glad to know I'm still on track for most of you. Pat Straumann dropped me a note about how she enjoys those Mark Twain comments in the paper. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemmons) has been dead over a century now, but his comments - humor still rings true today like it did all those years ago. Twain (Clem- mons) was always controversial - while alive and for all these years since his death. As an example, it was just earlier this fall that a library in Ver- mont finally took one of his books of their banned list. He would have been proud. Not so much of being taken off the ban list, but that he'd been on the ban list for over a century after his death. One thing I cannot compre- hend is businesses that still ask me for a fax number. I always reply that I don't use a fax - or a telegraph. One business caller got really upset with that response. They asked how they could get their information to me. I replied e-mail or the U.S. mail. They replied they'd e-mail it. So, I asked, if you can e-mail, why do you fax? Their reply, "Because that's how we've always done it'". Well, welcome to the 21 st century" Did You Know - Sears will start using iPads in stores to enable their staff to help custom- ers. Nov. 5, 2011