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Bake Sale Nov. 20 The Historical Society bake sale starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, November 20 for Christnaas Vinegar Hill. The bake sale will start at 8 a.m. Thank You From The Family of Thelma Louise Bahn We would lille to say a sincere Thank You to everyone who touched our ]VIom's life in the past year. We relied on so many to help with Mom's care, and we will be forever grateful for each kindness and loving gesture she was shown. We are so appre- ciative for the beautiful flowers and cards, food, and memorials we have received since her pass- ing. They have all helped to ease our sorrow in this difficult time. We are blessed to have wonderful friends and family. Cherrilyn & Lvle Johnson Rosanne & Don Fulk & family Pare & Larry Baker & family 2011 MP Township Historical Society Calendar Here's a few more "enticers" for buying the 201 i Mt: Pulaski Historical Calendar Did you know Vaughn De Leath wrote and sang Are You Lonesome Tonight in the 1920's, which Elvis Pres- ley 1:e-incarnated for one of his hit recordings in 19607 Did you know Vaugh De Leath has a star on the Hol- lywood Walk of Fame? (The calendar tells you where it's located) Did you know Vaugh De Leath was born in Nit. Pulaski in 1894 as Leonora Elizabeth Vonderlieth and performed from the ages of 3 to 11 in the old Scroggin Opera House, located in a 3-story hotel behind our pres- ent Farmers Bank? - Did you know there is a display of photographs of her, and some of her old records and sheet music in the up-stairs Music Room of the MP Township Historical Museum? What did Robert Todd Lincoln Beck- with - Abraham Lincoln's great grandson - have to say about Mt. Pulaski's Harry Hahn, who was the 16th- Presi- dent's re-enactor for. 40 years? The answer is on the calendar's February Abra- ham Lincoln page. Submitted By Phil Bertoni Barbara Grace Van Hook, 94, of Mt. Pulaski, died November 7, 2010 at 4:00 a.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center. Funeral Services were Friday November 12 at St. John's Lutheran Church. Mt. Pulaski. Rev. David Hofer officiated. Burial was m Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Her Parents Wilbur and Grace Kautz Barnes. Hus- band - Harry Van Hook. and Sister - Mary June Way preceded her in death. Mrs. Van Hook was a Second Grade Teacher at Mt. Pulaski Grade School. and Great-Grandchildren - Nicole Cooper. Christian Milligan, Malia Milligan, Zachary Van Hook, and Caroline Van Hook. Mrs. Van Hook was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Mrs. Van Hook was in the 1934 graduating class of Mt. Pulaski High School and earned a teach- ing degree from Illinois State University. She was also a member of the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Auxiliary Post #447. Memorials: St. John's Lutheran Church, She was born June 14, 1916 in Webster Vonderlieth Living Center or Mt. Pulaski City, Iowa the daughter of Wilbur and EMS. Grace Kautz Barnes. She married Harry Thank You Van.Hook on June 6, 1941 in Tullahomo, Tennessee. He preceded her in death on A special thanks, to all of her caretak- July 18, 2005. ers who made her life so much happier m Survivors Include Daughters - Jo ._the 1.ast.f:e . y a.r ..A specj,a,1, tha.r .y0u Ann (Richard) Milligan of Riverside, to Dr. Kasa of .Lincoln and all of [he i Califor/~ia~' ~/ad~ Mary~ ~ Van Hook :wotrderful:people:that~m:adetb~qast:parr of Chicago; Son - Robert (Linda) of her life comfortable at Vonderlieth Van Hook of Forsyth; GrandchildrenLiving Center. - Lisa Van Hook. Michael Van Hook,Fricke-Calvert-SchraderFuneral Home, Christopher MiUigan, Tarik Van Hook Mt. Pulaski. was entrusted with the Denden and Sharif Van Hook Denden;arrangements. Charles E Roos, 89, of Lincoln, died November 3, 2010 at 9:lS p.m. at his home. Memorial Services were held Sunday, Nov. 7 at Faith Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Reverend Mark Peters offi- ciated. Mr. Roos donated his body to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois His Parents, First Wife. and Sister - Lucile Cooper pre- ceded him death. Mr. Roos was a farmer in Beason area. He was born January 23, 1921 in Beason. the son of Carl Otto and Alvina Danner Roos. He married Anna Catherine Hassebrock on July 19. 1945 in Chest- nut. She preceded him in death on October 5, 1994. He married Louise Zimmerman on April 23. 1995 in Lincoln. Survivors Include - Wife - Louise of Lincoln: Children - Janet (Dean) Steinle of Kimberling City, Mo, Daryl (Jae) Roos of Homewood, Joyce (Steve) Nar- dulli of Springfield, David (Beth) Roos of Beason, and Joan (Jeff) Tracy of McLean: Step Children - Cheryl (Steve) Zimmerman of Mason City and Randall (Chris- tina) Dirks of Lincoln Sister Mary Ruwe of Mt. Pulaski; Twelve Grand- children; Fourteen Step Grandchildren; Ten Great Grandchildren: Eighteen Step Great Grandchil- dren; Nine Step Great Great Grandchildren; and Thirty-SixNieces and Nephews. Mr. Roos was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Lincoln. He faithfully held marly church offices. Mr. Roos served in the U. S. Army from 1942-1945 He was a former member of the Abra- ham Lincoln Memorial Hospital board. Memorials: Faith Lutheran Church of Lincoln or Zion Lutheran School of Lincoln. Arrangements were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home Lincoln. guarantee the lowest price for the highest quality monuments & craftsmanship ies since 1945 IMon - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon ' After Hours by Appt. _ manleymon.uments@yahoo.com Mt. Pulaski 175th Anniversary Historical Sketches #14 in a Series Throughout most of these years, the Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit required traveling approximately 450 miles by horseback or horse and buggy through fourteen counties [reduced to eight counties in 1853 and further reduced to five counties in 1857], including Mount By Phil Bertoni Capps, daughter of Thomas R Lushbaugh, related many years later that Mr. Lincoln enjoyed staying in more comfortable and more .pri- vate surroundings such as her parent's home. She goes on to write that Mr. Lincoln "sat at the table in our home, talking in a lively manner Pulaski, othe Logan County with his hair all ruffled up, Seat from the spring of 1848 through the as it usually was in those days, for he had felt of 1855. The circuit was nearly 140 miles north by south and 110 miles east bywest, nearly one-fifth of the entire area of the state. Mid-19th Century Lawyers riding the 8th Judicial Circuit found that local accommodations were often undesir- able. Judge David Davis in a letter to his wife in April, 1851 about the Mount Pulaski House Hotel: "...the tavern at Pulaski is perhaps the hardest place you ever saw...everything dirty and the eating horrible...Lincoln, Stuart and everybody else from Springfield are here. The 01d woman looked as we would suppose the witch of Endor looked. She has a grown daughter, who waited on the table - table greasy, table cloth greasy, floor greasy and everything else ditto. The girl was dressed in red calico...I wonder if she ever washed herself. I guess dirt must be an inch thick all over here..." While the heavy (350 lbs) Davis had use of a horse and buggy, he often had to get out and ford the streams and traverse the deep mud along the circuit roads. "It required two horses to draw the buggy of Judge Davis." After a full-days ride on the cir- cuit trail, Davis was fired and weary, too. Understandably, Judge Davis expected more than a "greasy" end to his day. Mr. Lincoln "allowed" Judge David Davis and the other lawyers to stay at the Mount Pulaski House Hotel, while he often resided with friends, namely the Capps and Lushbaugh families of Mount Pulaski. Elizabeth Lushbaugh the habit of running his fingers through it occasionally when talking." The Thomas R Lushbaugh family had lived directly across the street from the Lincoln's in Springfield back in the late 1830's'and in the mid-1840's, moving to Mount Pulaski and building the third store in town in 1846. Whenever the traveling court came to town, there was much excitement - ".., an exceedingly lively place, Lincoln, Douglas, Swett, Trumbull, Stuart and other great legal luminaries of former days being frequently in attendance." The second-floor courtroom could accom- modate only about 60 or 70, so most of the locals resorted to standing or sitting on the grass beneath the second-floor windows, listening to the proceedings that often could be heard of the shouting lawyers and screeching audiences - and of course, from the pounding gavel. "In those days, arguments were plainly heard by passers-by upon the four streets which encompassed the court house. Estab- lished residents knew what it all meant, and took no notice, but strangers often times stopped and inquired whether a fire, a riot or a murder was in progress.. the more noise a lawyer made, the more effec- tive the plea, an idea not yet entirely dis- sipated. Arguments before the jury were as long as the court would permit and as loud a*s the 'vox humani' would allow." [References: Stringer, Beveridge, Ella- beth Lushbaugh Letter] I Lavern & Veranda Rubin, Floyd Rubin, Bob & Shirley Fairbanks, and Betty Lyon attended the funeral of their Aunt Ida Telger. Ida A. Telger, 92, of Sho- bonier, a housewife and homemaker, died November 7, 2010, at Fayette County Long Term Care, Vandalia. Funeral Ser- vices were Wednesday November 10 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in rural Sho- bonier, with the Revs. David Hoehler and Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs, Telger was born October 11, 1918, in Fay- ette County, the daughter of Herman and Fredericka Warnecke Bergman. She married Louis J. Telger on March 3. 1946, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in St. Peter; he died on Novem- ber 26, 1989, She is survived by sons, Gary (Pam) Telger of Tremont, and Michael (Loann) Telger. George W. Woodyard, 75, Lawrence, KS, were held Saturday, November 13 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence, KS. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. He died on Sunday, November 7. 2010 at Lawrence Memo- rial Hospital. He was born the youngest of nine children on Novem- ber 18, 1934 in Charleston, IL, the son of Lincoln & Iva Hanna Woodyard. He attended rural schools and graduated as salutatorian of his high school class at the age of fifteen. He moved to Lawrence with his family in 1966 from Champa lgn-Urbana. George received his B.S. in Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1954. He received his M.A. in Spanish from New Mexico State University in I955. In 1966, he received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Illinois. He taught for several years in Illinois high schools, and served two years (1957-1959) in the U.S. Army as an English instructor. He was a retired professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas. He taught at KU from 1966-2005 as an associate professor and later as professor. While the congregation. George's Civic accom- p!ishments included his work in organizing and deVel0ping the first Sister Cities Commit- tee for Eutin, Germany and Hiratsuka; Japan, The Rotary Centennial Arboretum, near YSI in Lawrence, and his untiring work in raising funds as the President of the Board for the Lawrence Com- munity Theatre and its development. As director of the capital campaign for the Lawrence Communi Theatre, he and his team were successful in raising funds for the new building. He was known worldwide for his pioneering work in the theatre of Latin America, and he served forty years as editor of a journal that he founded. His theatre work was recognized with prizes and awards in Buenos Aires, Cara- cas, Bogot i, Mexico, Cairo and Miami. An International prize for playwrifing is named for him. For years he participated on local theatre boards, both at KU and at the Community Theatre. His other honors include: Four Ave- nues of Service Rotary Award in 2005, the Tom Wilkerson Teamwork Award at KU, he served in several administra- City of Lawrence 2005, and the Paul rive positions. He was the Assistant Harris Fellow designation of the Law- Chairman of the Spanish & Portuguese rence Noon Rotary Club in 2006. Department from 1971-1974. From 1974- George was married to Eleanor Ten- 1978, he was Chairman of the Spanish dick on July 31, 1960 in Mt. Pulaski. She and Portuguese Department. Duringsurvives. his career, he taught Summer Language Other survivors include: four children, Institutes in Guadalajara, Barcelona, Shana (and Scott) Stuart of Iowa City, and Santiago de Campostela. In 1978- Iowa; Lance (and Erika) of Collbran, 1989, he served as the Associate Dean. Colorado; Devon of Cedar Crest, New of the Graduate School. From 1983-84, Mexico.; Kenda (and A1) Arendt of he served as the Associate Dean of the Kansas City; and eight grandchildren•: Graduate School. From 1983-84, heKaela, Ryson, Darra and Logan Smart; served as the Acting Dean of the Gradu- and Emma, Joseph, Rachel and. Steven ate School. In addition, he became the Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Graduate Studies and Public Service from 1980-1989, Associate Vice Chancel- lor for Academic Affairs from 1981-1994, and the first Dean of International Stud- ies from 1989-1996. He was designated as a Professor Emeritus in 2005, He was a member of the Lawrence Noon Rotary Club and Immanuel Woodyard; by a brother Thomas (River- ton, Wyoming) and sister Ruth' (and Orville) Young (Washington, Illinois), and one sister-in-law Florence Woodyard (Charleston. Illinois). Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. The family suggests memorials in his name to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Woodyard Fellowship at KU, or the Rotary Arboretum, in care of Warren- Lutheran Church. At the church, he was McElwain Mortuary. an active leader, serving several times as November 16, 2010 Mt. Pulaski Times - 2 2010 Winds Down for St. John's St. John's Lutheran Church "Piece- makers" finished up their mission work for Lutheran World Relief .in October. The Ingathering for these kits and quilts was October 30. We have an abundance of quilting• fabric at this time, ao we are asking that any additional donations be held until further notice. We are still working on our emergency candle project for the Native Americans in South Dakota and currently have an adequate supply of items for this also. We thank all of you who help fill our needs when.we start new mission proj- ects. Times are hard for a lot of folks, and We have a very caring and compassionate community. We, here at St. John's. praise all of you at every opportunity. Paul Beaver's book on sale here in Mt. Pulaski Lincoln College Profes- interviews together with sor of History Emeritus years of research make Paul Beaver has his new this treatise a valuable one book: Abraham Lincoln for Logan County history in Logan County, Illinois enthusiasts. 1836-1860 on sale at Saddie's Secret Place on the west side bf the square here in Mt. Pulaski. A book signing by Paul will be Dec. 9 at Saddle's. This 210 page book has over 40 historic photos and over 20 LLoyd Ostendorf illustrations of Abraham Lincoln at various Logan County scenes - three in Mt. Pulaski & most of them now colored. Nearly 200 footnotes, an extensive bibliography including books, periodicals, letters, court manuscripts, and It complements very nicely - more completely in regards to more than several topics and with several new revelations: Judge William Stringer's History of Logan County 1911. A chapter on IAncoln's visits to Mt. Pulaski and information on his known court cases here are thor- oughly covered in this col- orful b6ok. Comments by Judge David Davis on the Mt. Pulaski House - from a letter to his wife back in Bloomington - the hotel's rooming conditions and food - is revealed as well as Lizabeth Lushbaugh Capp's remembrances of the Lincoln's as neighbors in early Springfield and more thoroughly about his visits to her family's home here in Mt. Pulaski'- the Lushbaughs moved to Mt. Pulaski in the late 1840's. Mr. Thomas Lushbaugh became a merchant in Mt. Pulaski. His son became a watchmaker here - two of these watches are on display at the Mt. Pulaski Towhship Historical Museum. Submitted By - , Phil Bertoni George Bradley Heft, 87, of Decatur, formerly of Latham, died November 6, 2010 at 10:20 a.m. at Decatur Memorial HospitaL Funeral Services were at Veail Chapel, Steenbergen Cemetery. Greg Taylor officiated. Burial was in St eiiB rg tiv i'12emet ry with full taxy ri es .. accorded by the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post #447. Mr. Heft's Parents, Howard and Katherine White Heft; Son 'Bradley J. Heft; and Two Brothers and One Sister preceded him in death. Mr. Heft was a retired farmer and also as a fertilizer applicator for Herrin Fertil- izer. He was born February 9, 1923, the son of Howard and Katherine White Heft. Survivors Include - Sons Paul (Sonia) Heft of Kenney and Erick (Trisha) Heft of Decatur; Daugh- ter- l~amela Sue (Larry) Leedom of Sarasota. Flor- ida; Granddaughters Julie (Craig) Hinds of Kenney and Heidi Heft of Clinton: Grandson - Nathaniel (Angela) Oltmann of Arkansas: and Great-Grandchildren - Mitchell and Zac Hinds; Kaitlyn Jason; and Henry and Aida Oltmann, Mr. Heft was a Veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, having served during WWII. Memorials: Mt, Pulaski American Legion Post #447. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home. Mt. Pulaski was entrusted with arrange- ments. Dennis E. "Denny" Goodman, 62, of Bement formerly of Mt. Pulaski, died November 2, 2010 at 1:15 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Funeral Services were Saturday, November 6 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Rev. Mark Smith and Rev. Rachel Stockle officiated. His Parents and Six Nephews preceded him in death. Mr. Goodman was an Industrial Electrician for, All Tri-R. He was born December 28, 1947 in Lincoln the son of Carl and Olive Pope Goodman. He married Sandra Hindall on April 12, 1985 in Cave-In-Rock. Survivors Include Wife - Sandy Goodman of Bement; Son - Dennis R. Goodman of Chestnut; Daughters - Melissa (Rick) Beals of Pekin and Stacy (David) Burke of DeLand; Brothers - Carl Goodman Jr. of Higginsville, MO; Gerald Goodman of Mt. Pulaski, Donald Good- marl of Ironton, MO, and Robert Goodman of Pekin; Sisters Alice (Herman) Geriets of Lincoln, Esther (Bob) Gill of Lincoln, Linda Goodman of Lincoln, Susan (Otto) Roberts of Lincoln, Violet Beck of Atlanta. and Marjorie (Tom) Polk of Mt. Pulaski; and" Grandchildren Amber. Katerina. Balin, Caleb, Dylan, Marcel, Maddison and Lauren. Mr. Goodman was a member of the Bement United Methodist Church, He was a member of" the American Pool Players Association. Memorials: Goodman Family. " ......... Dena Ma.nley ' Generation Memorial Specialist -Hours Monday - Friday 9-4:30 i ......................... . ....................... : ........... [... _ Saturday- 9-12 After Hours By Appointment 106 5th Street- Lincoln 1 Thank You ~or the mem0rials given I 121,.732.7773 To,, ~ree 877.40~.7773I InMemo y of Robert Fuiten Lincoln & Logan County's Only ' Mt. Pulaski EMS Locally Owned Monument Company !