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5 Letter to the Editor The City of Mt. Pulaski has been allowing my neighbor to clean Out the city ditches in front of my property, The " neighbor says it necessary to keep their property from flooding. Cleaning out the ditches has destroyed my ability to mow my ditches with a riding lawn mower. I have had tO m hire the mowing out because g" of my age and the cost of this has been over many years of $ 6500 dollars. In addition to those cost I have paid for straw, grass seed and labor on ol numerous occasions. My neighbor dug a catch basin where water stands year around which presents a health hazard. My neighbor undermined the road and corner where erosion continues. I feel that the one who destroy the ditches should be responsible for repairing damages inflicted on their neighbor. To my knowledge, no survey was taken by any party to find out if the ditches in front of my property contrib- ute to any flooding what so ever; water run across the full length of my property. I know that my neigh- bor's ditches have not been cleaned out and are easily mowed with a riding mower and berms have been built to keep water from leaving the ditches. I feel that the answer to this type of conduct by: the City o.f Mt. Pulaski, and my neighbor, is to allow me - or you - to clean out our neigh bor's ditches. I believe a nice catch basin and an inability to mow ditches with a riding lawn mower, requiring planting of grass seed, is the neighborly thing to do. I feel the city council mem- bers, mayor, and public work director should allow their neighbors to clean out their ditches complete with catch basin and inability to mow with rider. Better yet, don't ask the city becausq what is good for one neighbor is good for all neighbors. They have already said its okay. Clean out your neighbor's ditches with the blessing of the City of Mt. Pulaski. A Neighbor Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Mt Pulaski Christian Church Family Life Center 6pm Thursday, December 24 Please join us for refreshments and fellowship begifining at 5:15pm at the Center - 114 North Lafayette Street. A Heartfelt Thank-You... our local EMS volunteers for their dedica- tion to our communities, Chestnut, Mt. Pulaski and LCPA. When David had a fall in one of our cattle sheds and we needed help, our local EMS did not hesitate to come to his aid. They all took getting through the obstacle of soaking rain, deep mud, and manure to the shed in stride as if it were an everyday occurrence for them. Thank-you to our sons, family, neighbors and friends aWo for their support, food and prayers. With much appreciation... David and Cindy ston Mt Pulaski High School Senior-of-the-Month from the d /of Joe King Elizabeth Ford Elizabeth, daughter of Kelby_and Angie Ford of Elkhart, was selected for this honor based on the criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. During her time at MPHS Lizzie has been very involved in sports and activities. For the past 4 years she has been a member of the Spirit Squad, FFA (she currently serves as President), and Soccer (she was captain for the 2015 season). She has also been involved in National Honor Society and was a member for the basketball team, both for 3 years. She has also been involvedWith student council. Lizzie was also a Girls State Participant, she is an Illinois State Scholar, a member of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church, and she is the reigning Miss Logan County for 2015. Lizzie plans on pursuing a degree in Marketing. Johnson's Food Center and Johnson True Value Hard- ware sponsor the senior-of-the-Month program. Monthly award winners receive a $50 award paid to the college they plan to attend. They are also in the running for the $500 Senior-of-the-Year award. Lady Toppers Split on the Road : December 7Delavan-Lady Ainsley Chandler had 8,ing back with a barrage of Toppers hit the road to visit Breanna Rentmeister 6, long 3's and a never say never the Lady Raiders of Mid-West Alyssa Bridge 5, and Halley attitude. At theend ofregula- Central at Delavan. With a Moore 3. Moore also ripped tion the score was all tied at height disadvantage the Top- down 5 rebounds in the effort 49. In Overtime, the LadyTop- pers would have their hands and Elizabeth Seibert 4. pers appeared to regroup and full, but they had the Raid- December 8 Maroa - Ladyget back to business where ers number for the first half Toppers found themselves in they outscored the Trojans to matching them bucket for Maroa Forsyth where fresh- get the win, 57- 51. bucket. After a tie game at man, Skylar Hayes, I/it a Following Hayes in scor- half, 19 - 19, the Raiders put career high 33 points to lead her ing was Breanna Rentmeis- together a 13 - 6 third quar- team to an exciting overtime ter with 6, Ainsley Chan- ter advantage, which would victory. Toppers took adler, Alyssa Bridge, and prove too deep for the Top- manding lead into half t me Ashley Houser all with 5, pers to overcome. Toppers 40 - 23, and it looked like it and Hailey Moore 3. Hayes fell to 4 - 4 with the loss, 50 was going to be an easy night also grabbed 8 rebounds and :- 36. for the ladies. Maroa bady Chandler 6 in the victory. Skylar Hayes led the Top- Trojans had other plans for pers in scoring with 14, while the Toppers and came storm- Lady Toppers Enjoy an Easy Test December 14 Mt. Pulaski - defensives but could not op 3, Ainsley Chandler 2, and LadyToppersfacedoffagainst theToppers from scoring :53 Morgan May 1. Rentmeis- Blue Ridge at home and had points in just three qua rs ter pulled down 5 rebounds, little trouble securing a vic- led by Skylar Hayes' and Hayes 5 steals to assist tory 54- 28, to go 6 and 5 on the night. AlyssaBrklgewith the win. the season. The ladies from dropped in 9, Brearma Rent- Blue Ridge tried a handful of meister 8, Ashley Houser Apology to a person you have wronged is like stitches for a cut. It helps it to heal, but may still leave a scar. ; .................................. ~ ~ ~ ,1[ It II ir II r I I I i i itr pr ........ . L . _ ~ LL :L.fZL Z L.CZ.. ,IP ii !//ii : ING CENTER )ilitation Mt. Pulaski (217) 792-3218 Five. Star Facility