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Demolition on the South Side of the Square was so carefully done that the handicap parking sign was still standing after all that brick was brought down. Times Photo Court Isn't Optional By Mike Lakin Officer Jason Kuhlman made the arrest. The gentleman's destiny was inevitable. He failed to appear in the Logan County Court and that poor choice thwacked him in the face. He was cuffed and it was off to jail. Unable to come up with $250 for bond, he settled into his new digs provided by the county. No Front License Plate... Did Have Stash By Mike Lakin Officer Joseph Pharis stopped the motorist for not having a front license plate. The driver said he didn't have the screws to put it on. He would come to regret not making a simple purchase at the hardware store. As Officer Pharis talked with the driver and' passenger he quickly noticed his presence was making them very uncomfortable. When Officer Pharis asked about contra- band he knew he had them. Both upped their body language that gave them away. First a bag of budnuggetry was found - cleverly hidden between the front seats. A second bag of budnug- getry was found in the trunk. A third bag of budnuggetry was found in some clothes in the trunk. As the driver was being handcuffed, he said, "I don't want to lie. I don't have car insurance". An admission against his interest; totally unrelated to what was found when his car was tossed. In the end, paperwork was com- pleted for driving uninsured, no front license plate, and possession of can- nabis under 10 grams. Upside, it was a free trip to the county jail. Friday, Nov. 18 the "Matador" building was the first to be razed during demolition of the "Matador", Deron Powell's Office, and the "Red Door". Times Photo Tuesday, Nov. 22 with the "Matador" building reduced to rubble, Deron Powell's Office was the next building on the list to be razed. Times Photo Monday, Nov. 28 Deron Powell's Office was coming down. Did You Know - Federal Reserve admits it An I-Beam from the "Matador" demolition was used to care- loaned banks $7.77 Trillion after the Wall Street fully pick away at the brick - leaving the "Red Door" to be care- crash, fully brought down. Times Photo Dee. 3, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times By Mike Lakin Readers have given "thumbs up" to the City of Mt. Pulaski and Deron Powell for working together to avoid a "big hole" on the square. Passing along an interesting reader's comment, "Deron's new office will be worth 5-times the value of all three buildings that were there." A reader, that asked to remain anonymous, wrote that "family legend" has it that the two pre-Civil War buildings that were demolished were constructed while Mt. Pulaski was the county seat. And were completed about the time the county seat was moved to Lincoln. Construc- tion was based on the thought Mt. Pulaski would con- tinue as the county seat and the town's growth as the seat of county govern- ment was assured. As for when the actual construction year was of the two pre-Civil War buildings, weU that wasn't found. I was told that brick masons used to stick a coin in the foundation bricks from the year the work started and then stick a coin in the bricks at the top t~om the year the work was completed. It's said that there is less than a 1% chance that either coin is ever found. Appar- ently no coins were noticed - or turned up - this time either. Join the Merchants on S. Washington Street Mt. Pulaski for "Ladies Night" ay December 8 Buff's Family Restaurant Whether it's dinner or dessert, we look forward to serving you. Mexican Specialties available Thursdays Saddle's Secret Place A charming boutique offering beautiful jewelry, scarves, & purses for a wonderful holiday experience Vintage One. LTD Glass fusion, Lasting Lite candles, unique jewelry, custom florals, Lace Pottery, women's accessories Salt Creek Attic Crafts, florals, antiques and hand crafted items, 25% off pottery & florals and 50% off ornaments & Isabel Bloom Please bring a friend Have power when the power goes out with our Guardian* Standby Generators When the power goes out... and it will... You can depend on our Guardian* Standby Generators for automatic back-up power Permanent Fully Automatic 24/7 Protection Better Than Portables Dave Bassett' John wyssl Mt. Pulaski lic. #058,12-1898 [ CHURCH