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r  ltl00la00 Building& Remodeling Still Looking Dorothy Gleason is still looking for a photo of David Klotz. Mr. Klotz served in Co. B. 106 th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He was a Mt. Pulaski resident and died in 1885. He had a large family. Can you help? You can write Dorothy at 1037 127Y h Ave / Lincoln, IL 62656. You can call: 217-732-4807. iii!iiiiiii!!iiii!i!iiiiiiiiii!i!iiiiiiii!i!!i!!i!iii 'ver General Contracting Professional Service - Home Town Commitment Licensed - Fully Insured - Bonded Ray Inman 454-3090 License # 104 - 008527 ' Mt. Pulaski Library Will Be Closed Birthday Celebration Marcella E. French-Elder of Mt. Auburn will celebrate her 90 'h birthday Jan. 1. Cards may be sent to 1938 E. 3110 North Rd., Mt. Auburn, IL 62547. Mrs. Elder was born.Jan. 1, 1921 near Latham. She married Milton (Bud) French March 17, 1940. He is deceased. She then married Cecil Elder Feb. 28, 1973. He is deceased. She is the mother of Chartha Swingle of Mt. Auburn and Steven (Patricia) French of Lincoln. She has five grand- children and two great-grandsons. Marcella was one of forty who gradu- ated from Mt. Pulaski Township High School in 1939. for Carpet Installation Saturday, January 8 to Friday, January 14 Re-Opens ...... ...... Saturday, January 15 Open House Saturday, January 22 Fine Free Week _ Lucky-Lucky Fi Ex laded) ! When Doug Johnson's "four-legged" n es c customer Lucky stopped in and saw all the kids shopping for the new Decatur Mt Pulaski House (see story this issue) Lucky was thrilled to see the kids. And, they were likewise thrilled to see Lucky. MT PULASKI ROAD DISTRICT 2010-2011 SNOWPLOWING POLICY Mt. Pulaski Road District will follow these guidelines for its snowplowing operations: 1. IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911. The dispatchers at the Safety Complex have the radio fre- quencies and phone numbers to call us direct. Going to and from work, or non-emergency medical appointments are NOT considered emergencies. 2. Due to an Attorney General's opinion published several years ago, and insurance rules based on that opinion, we do NOT plow lanes, except in emergency situations where rescue equipment is needed. 3. Except for emergency calls, snowplows do not normally run at night; we will usually start early in the morning. We do vary from this, especially if a snowfall ends in the early to mid-afternoon; then, if the wind allows us to, we will work through the evening hours. 4. Under blizzard conditions, or when drifting snow makes it impossible to keep roads open, snow- plows generally will not be operating; we will start plowing when the wind lays. The reasons for this policy include economics and manpower, and better response times to emergencies. 5. The Road District cannot afford a "Bare Pavement" policy If it appears that thesnow is very light or will either blow off or melt very quickly, we may not plow or spread cinders. If We do spread, a salt/cinder mix is applied only on the approaches to stop signs, intersections, railroad crossings, and specific steep hills and curves. Straight-aways are not normally spread, nor are gravel roads. Also, since salt corrodes concrete, bridges themselves are not spread; approaches willbe spread as needed. On the gravel road sections, plows are carried slightly above the surface. 6 .If there is a problem during the day, call the shop at 792-5164 and LEAVE A MESSAGE on the answering machine. Do this as early as you think you have a problem; if we start early, and think .things are under control, we leave early, many times by noon. It is easier (and cheaper) to work an hoir:or so later than to have to get a man and machine back out an hour after he has gone home. 7. We maintain only Township Roads; the Elkhart Road (700 St.), Illiopolis Road (1600 Ave.) and Primm Road (1225-1300 Ave.) are County Highways, plowed by the Logan County Highway Depart- ment. Their phone number is 732-3059. (As a favor to local residents, we may make one early pass thl:ough the curves on CH #1 just South of town.) For Mt. Pulaski city streets, call the City Clerk's Office at 792-3222 for information about them. Again, we do not plow these streets. For State Highway information, call 1 (800) 452-4368 or log on to their website at We do not have any more information about those roads than the TV and radio stations have. Mt. Pulaski Road District attempts to get all roads open as soon as possible with the fewest prob- Jerns possible; your patience and cooperation is appreciated. . Leslie "Foxie" Hild, Highway Commissioner December 21, 2010 Mt. Pulaski Times - 4 Samantha Nichols Declared a "Catch" for Lincoln Christian UniversitY When Nichols signed with Lincoln Christian University to Photo-Left - Back row: MPHS Volleyball Coach Donna play volleyball for the university, Volleyball Coach Jason Farr Dulle, Lincoln Christian University Volleyball Coach Jason declared Samantha quite a catch. MPHS Volleyball Coach Farr, and Lydia Bunting (a player on the LCU team). Front Donna Dulle congratulated Samantha on choosing the uni- row: Michael Nichols, Samantha Nichols, and Julie Nichols. versity. Illinois State Scholars Five Mt. Pulaski High School students have been named 2011-12 Illinois State Scholars The honored students are... Hannah Alien, daughter of Ralph and Lori Allen of Mt. Pulaski, Patrick Bree, son of Paula Bree of Mt. Pulaski, Haley Casper, daughter of Deron and Kristi Powell of Mt. Pulaski and Michael Casper of Springfield, You ain't learnin' nothing when your mouth's a-jawin'. COWBOY WISDOM Ethan Cline, son of Rich and Tina Shiers of Mt. Pulaski, and Samantha Nichols,. daughter of Michael and Julie Nichols of Mt. Pulaski. Illinois State Scholars are named by the Illinois Student Assistance Commis- sion, the state's centralized provider of financial assistance, aimed at helping students and families access postsecond- ary education and/or training. The Com- mission awards sch'olarship and grant aid to qualified students, and also provides loans to qualifying students. The _ agency also offers access to the infornation they need to pay for a college education. Illinois State Scholars rank in the top ten percent or' high school seniors across Illinois. Selection is based on SAT, ACT and/or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. While the designation of Illinois State Scholar is not a monetary award, students who are selected are the top students academically in each high school in Illinois. Never trust a man who agrees with you. He's probably wrong. COWBOY WISDOM Thank You From Salt Creek Attic We would like to take the opportunity to thank the families who opened their homes for "A Season of Celebrations" home tour and the Community tbr their support. All proceeds will go to the 17Y h Cel- ebration. Jo - Phyllis - Dorothy Couldn't Miss First Snow First snow of winter brought terrible driving conditions Sunday Dec. 12. Wind gusts were reported up to 50 mph. Blow- ing snow made rural travel near impos- sible with visibility almost non-existent. State police reported over 150 accidents. The worst reported accident involved 20 vehicles that slid into each other in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55, four miles north of the Williamsville exit. The rear of a semi-truck caught fire. The fire burned up an ambulance and three passenger cars. Three people were trans- ported to Springfield Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. During the night, night, highways in northern Logan County were extremely bad with more than 40 crashes and motorist assists, primarily on 1-55 in Logan and Sangamon counties. Poor visibility, snowfall, high winds, and falling temperatures made roads in the area extremely hazardous. Greatest danger was the whiteouts Sunday after- noon and evening. Folks peering out their front door often could not see across the street to their neighbors. All total, the area had - an unofficial - roughly 3 inches. GED Test Schedule Logan-Mason-Menard Regional Office of Education (ROE) announced its GED Test schedule for 2011. All GED Tests for residents of Logan, Mason, and Menard Counties will be administered in the Regional Office of Education in Lincoln, located at the Dr. John Logan Building, 122 North McLean Street, Lincoln, IL 62656. (Enter at the front of the building.) To register for the GED Test, appli- cants must apply in person at either the Lincoln or Havana oft'ice. The Regional Office of Education in Havana is located at the Mason County Courthouse, 125 North Plum Street, Havana, IL 62644. Proof of passing the Constitution Test must be presented prior to taking the GED. The cost of the test is $50, and all applicants must bring a photo ID (driver's license or state-issued ID) with a current address when registering. Registration must be completed by the Friday prior to the test date. GED Test dates in 2011 (sul!ject to change): Tuesday, February 8, Tuesday, March 8, Tuesday; April 12, Tuesday, May I0, Tuesday, June 14, Tuesday, July 12, Tuesday, August 9, Tuesday, September 13, Tuesday, October 11, and Tuesday, November 29. The five- part GED Test will be admin- istered in a single day. Applicants must arrive at the Lincoln office by 7:45 a.m., and may bring bottled water, bottled soft drinks, and a non-perishable lunch or snack, if desired. A current photo ID is required at check-in. Further inlbrmation: Lincoln - 217- 732-8388.