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Nov. 22 Meeting By Mike Lakin passed. The dumpster was council will accept Deron's The Logan County Plan- already moved, bid and all will be right with ning Commission's Master Councilmember Pete the world. In the meantime, Plan was presented to the Howe was thanked for the councilgaveMayorJim council for review. Mem- suggesting the demolition Fuhrer authority to lease bers of the council will company hired by the city. the lot to Deron for up to They were as good as Pete 2-years - or until Deron's review the plan and vote on it at the December meeting, said they were. foregone successful bid on Because of the wind farms The council agreement the lot. in the county, the plan to sell the "Red Door" lot INB will finance the to Deron Powell for $4,000 $100,000 new city water refers to Logan County as the Illinois Wind Capital. was rescinded on the advice well. The loan will be a sep- County will have to go far of City Attomey Tom Van arate loan from the existing to beat out the true Illinois Hook. On his reflection, $300,000 for the Elkhart Wind Capitol... the State Tom said the city could not Road Lift Station. House. sell the lot without using City leaf-vac will be A check of Mt. Pulaski the bid process. The city wrapping up by or before City Ordinances confirmed has to sell the lot by adver- mid-December. that dumpsters couldn't be tising for bids. The city- by Work on the Elkhart parked on streets. Issue has statute- can accept any bid Road Lift Station will it wants to. In this case the resume one the leaf-vac is put away for the winter. So far, research has shown that Vonderlieth Living Center should have been annexed into the city back in July - August 1972. The glitch is being corrected so the facility can be on the city tax roles. No one noticed VLC's absence for these 40-years. City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported deposits of $62,152.17 from Nov. 9 through Nov. 22. Deposits included $31,649.97 in county real estate taxes. Next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tues. Dec. 13 in Mt. Pulaski City Hall. rma Brothers Construction & Remodeling Locally Owned / Fully Insured Kevin Hild 217-671-0200 "I don't know what you're talking about"... Oh Ithink you do By Mike Lakin youngster put his beer can in know what you're talking about". the seat and then sat on it. The chief had the youngster Chief Lynn Freer was on patrol when a garage party Obviously, a difficult maneu- accompany him to the garage. caught his eye. It wasn't the ver - not to mention most Let's say, the chief's presence uncomfortable. When asked at a garage party certainly usual garage party of young adults. What first caught his about the can, the reply was, puts a damper on the fun and eyewasthenumberofvehicles "What Can? I don't know what frolic. Ofthe22partygoers, 15 parked in the vicinity. The you're talking about". Perhaps had been drinking. All 15 were Chief commented, "In the not anticipating being asked to charged with a City Ordinance stand up, the chief asked him Violation and will pay $400 past, I had not observed so many vehicles for the (garage) to get out of the car. When he each in fines. gatherings ... this appeared to complied, by golly, there was Worth noting, Chief be unusual." the can of beer - now a bit Freer said everyone involved The first contact with an warmer - more to the taste of -youngster and parents- were underage imbiber was outside English beer drinkers, civil and courteous. That went the garage. He walked out of When asked by the chief if a long way toward his decision the shadows and said, "Hey kids in the garage were drink- to just fine them under a city __ what's going on tonight"? ing, the youngster stuck with ordinance. Something to men- Realizing it was the chief, the the plan that was already not tallyfile away. working and replied, '7 don't AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meet- ings are every Thursday evening, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church, Family Life Center, on Lafayette. Did You Know - A rare Stradivarius violin has reportedly been replicated by a radi- ologist using an X-ray scanner. Pewell Immrlmce Alley lac Dero~ Powell, ~ent 114 E Cooke Street Mt Pulas~j, IL fi2548 BUs: Z17-792-3371 Find us at our temporaJy location, 123 S Lafayette~ on the Southeast corner of the Square. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is ~ere. CALL ME TODAY. Hannah Downing (left), Lindsay trophy awarded at the Broken Arrow Allenbach, and Kimberly Bishop are Invitational. Forty bands participated Drum Majors for the Memorial High in this contest. The band placed 1st at School Marching Band of Edmond, the University of Central Oklahoma OK. Invitational with Best Music and Memorial is a school of approxi- Overall Best General Effect. mately 3,000 students with 213 stu- Hannah is the daughter of Troy dents in the Marching Band. Downing of Edmond, OK. She is the They have competed in severalgranddaughter of Roy and Marylyn tournaments and this was the 3rd place Downing of Mt. Pulaski. Dec. 3, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 217-871-8094 364-1300th Ave Lake Fork II 11