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19 Dec. LCHerald: New Lincoln Heritage Museum development continues



11 Dec.  '12 Logan County Herald: MT.
Florence Bacon Schott Stoll,
of Mt. Pulaski, IL died at 3:45 AM on Dec. 11,
2012 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital


14 Dec. Lincoln Daily News: *A Tribute to Florence Bacon Schott Stoll
                                       *Photos of Florence & Some of her Escapades

13 Dec. Logan County Herald: Christmas memories that will last forever

10 Dec. Logan Co Herald: Mt. Pulaski Multi-faith Christmas Cantata

10 Dec. Lincoln Daily News  Annual Mt. Pulaski Community Band Christmas Concert at Vonderlieth Living Center

9 Dec. Logan Co Herald: Annual Mt. Pulaski Christmas Community Band Concert held at Vonderlieth

7 Dec.  Courier: MPHS Scholastic Bowl makes learning fun

7 Dec.  Courier: Tree promotes Mt. Pulaski Courthouse at Governor's Mansion

Dec. 6 Lincoln Daily News: Local Historians Critique Spielberg "Lincoln" Movie

Part 1: All agree, the film is incredible

Part 2: How it compares with others

Dec 6  7 pm - Christmas Concert  MP Community Band   Vonderlieth Living Center

 <-- Click photo at left for more photos


5 Dec. Lincoln Daily News: The electric railroad: the Inter-Urban

5 Dec. Logan Co Herald: Mt. Pulaski students showing miles of bright smiles

Grade School Christmas Concerts
4 Dec. Pekin-JStar: Defense wants Beason murder trial moved

1 Dec. LincolnDailyNews:

Did you know Coach Joe Schroth?

25 Nov. Logan Co Herald: A blast from the past; C-EL 1950s team
1 Dec . Decatur-Herald: Small-town businesses lure shoppers with Christmas events, holiday spirit - "...Mt. Pulaski's Christmas on Vinegar Hill..."
30 Nov. Courier: State- Ranked Toppers roll over Heyworth; 68-31
26 Nov.  Courier: In his seven years of service in the Logan County state’s attorney’s office, Jonathan Wright has etched a history for himself as a mild-mannered, yet aggressive and absolute, felony prosecutor
26 Nov. SJ-R: Many uses for versatile, absorbent corncob
Creative uses for the humble corncob have come a long way from the outhouse. Today, the harvest byproduct is used in everything from animal bedding in laboratory settings to a filler in cosmetics to polishing bullet casings
26 Nov.  Courier: Mount Pulaski Home Tour Offers Decor Ideas - Decorating the home for the Christmas holiday can be tough.  Fresh ideas may be hard to come by, and resources can be limited.  However, ideas sure to impress holiday guests can be found in abundance at the Mount Pulaski Tour of Homes, which will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at four homes and one church at this year’s event.  Tickets available at Salt Creek Attic.  Proceeds for this year’s tour will benefit the Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation whose goal is to repair and maintain the courthouse.

26 Nov LCHeraldLocal Author Readies Stock for Christmas Season

24 Nov LCHerald: Railroad historian sparks memories of Interurban for Logan County residents

24 Nov. LinDailyNews:Toppers go 2-0, taking out DeLand-Weldon

24 Nov. Pantagraph: Tremont wins Mt. Pulaski Champtionship over the Hilltoppers

23 Nov. LinDailyNews;From the National Weather Service A history of Thanksgiving Day weather
21 Nov LCHerald: 13th Amendment Engraving on Exhibit at Lincoln Heritage Museum in Conjunction with Lincoln Film

21 Nov LCHerald The Lincoln Heritage Museum will host an opportunity to discuss and explore the historical merit and accuracy of the movie Lincoln with local historians Paul Beaver, Ron Keller and Anne Moseley. The panel discussion will be held November 28th at 7 pm. The public is invited and the event is free.

15 Nov. SJ-R: Spielberg brings story of Abraham Lincoln to the screen
21 Nov. Courier: A slain teen, the focus of a self-defense claim in the 2009 bludgeoning deaths of a Beason family, had no police
                              record subpoenas show
20 Nov. Courier: Mount Pulaski volleyball player signs letter of intent with McKendree University
 by Jean Ann Miller (Courier)   2012 Christmas on Vinegar Hil
ILLIOPOLIS — A new security firm hired by Formosa Plastics has reduced the number of scrap-metal thieves

Oct 20: Decatur-Herald: Mount PulaskiVolley Ball Photos

8 Nov SJ-R: State Volleyball a Habit for   Mount Pulaski

11 Nov SJ-R: Mount Pulaski volleyball team loses 1A state title match in 3 sets

12 Nov LDN: Mount Pulaski volleyball finishes 2nd in state

LDN: Lady Toppers' 'state' celebration

LDN: Images from the competition -- Album 1

5 Nov Courier:  Lady Hilltoppers 'Hold the Rope' - Advance to State Semi-finals

1 Nov Courier: Bring on the Super Sectionals The Hilltoppers advance to
 Class 1A Super Sectionals with two-set win over West Prairie. Jason Blasco/The Courier

26 Oct., 2012 Lincoln Courier: Hilltoppers defeat Hartsburg-Emden for Regional VB crown - Mount Pulaski volleyball player Cady Lowery and her teammates entered a hostile and noisy atmosphere headed into the regional championship showdown with their arch rival Hartsburg-Emden Thursday night at Hartem Gym
26 Oct., 2012 Logan County Herald: Fraker unveils new Lincoln book at LC Heritage Museum - Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency-The Eighth Judicial Circuit
26 Oct., 2012 Lincoln Daily News: Author Guy Fraker introduces new book, 'Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency,' at LC's Heritage Museum
Sheriff: Kenney bank robbers suspected in Chestnut holdup - two identifications & photos released
25 Oct, 2012 Lincoln Courier: Hartsburg-Emden ready to host the Hilltoppers in Class 1A regional championship

25 Oct., 2012 Lincoln Courier Kenny bank robbed at gun-point - 2nd bank in area to be robbed in two weeks

- 2 men held in DeWitt County bank robbery identified

25 Oct, 2012 Lincoln Courier Kenny bank robbed at gun-point - 2nd bank in area to be robbed in two weeks

Oct. 23 Lincoln Courier: The Mount Pulaski and Hartsburg Emden teams get ready for regional action at Hartem's gym
Always in the family: Fred Lipp shows original 1915 Ford Model T
October 23, 2012, Story and slideshow By Phil Bertoni and Fred Lipp, Fred Lipp of Mt. Pulaski, retired high school industrial arts teacher, professional cabinet maker and antique gun and rifle owner, was recently a guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society. He did a “show and tell” of his family’s 1915 Ford Model T, which his grandfather Albert Lipp, had purchased brand new from a Mt. Pulaski Ford Dealer. (Click for more)


October 22, 2012, LoganCoHerald:  Four vintage cars, a vintage truck and a neo-classic Lincoln look-a-like(Click for more)

October 22, 2012, LoganCoHerald: Story BY Phil Bertoni, Slideshow By Mike Fak and Phil Bertoni, Four vintage cars, a vintage truck and a neo-classic Lincoln look-alike brought back memories for many on-lookers at the Mt. Pulaski Vonderlieth Vintage Car Day. One Vonderlieth-cottage resident, 97 year-old Ruth Crenshaw, happened on the scene and remarked: “Gosh, my father used to sell those Dodge Brothers’ cars back in Indianapolis when I was growing up”. Ruth was referring to that 1937 Dodge Brothers sedan that Tony Soloman of Lincoln drove over for the afternoon’s display. The slideshow is presented by Idle Hour. (Click for more)
7 Oct SJ-R: Brothers confront metal thieves near Illiopolis

Oct 10 LCH: Senior Night at Mount Pulaski celebrates 5 outstanding ladies

Meet and Greet in Mt. Pulaski October 22
October 10 LCH: Vonderlieth and Harbor Light Hospice would like to cordially invite the community to a" Meet and Greet" coffee chat:
Monday, Oct. 22, 9 -11 am at Buff's
Family Restaurant (west side of square) Mt. Pulaski. Coffee, juice and cinnamon rolls provided. For more information, please call, Harbor Light Hospice at 217-875-4395

21 Sept Courier:  Stukins opens Country Financial Insurance Office

5 Oct LCH: New Country Financial office in Mt. Pulaski

1 Oct: Elyse McCormick - October Senior-of-the-Month at Mount Pulaski High School
11 Oct. Lincoln College Museum:
          Fraker to be at Lincoln Heritage Museum on October 24 at 7 pm - talk & booksigning

11 Oct LDN: Pretty in Pink: Lady Toppers host Volley for the Cure night

Album 1 | Album 2

24 Sept. Decatur H&R: Trading Terror for Trendy
27 Sept. Courier: Attorney: Teen killed his family in Beason - Chris Harris acted in self-defense, attorneys argue
Tomato Sphinx Hornworm - similar to one found by Steve Hahn in his garden recently

24 Sept: Fred Lipp's Model-T Ford - bought at a Ford dealer in Mt. Pulaski by his grandfather, Albert Lipp.  Fred will be explaining various parts & giving free rides to all
Monday, Sept. 24th, 2012 - 6 pm in front of Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society Museum - South side of Square
20 Sept. Lincoln Daily News: Rachel Allen is Mount Pulaski High School September Senior-of-the-Month
19 Sept Courier: "Taste of Fall" - South Washington businesses open
19 Sept Courier: Lincoln City Treasurer Chuck Conzo: The State of Illinois is picking the pockets of local municipalities and counties
17 Sept Courier: Chestnut Bank Robbed
15 Sept SJ-R:  Mt. Pulaski Volleyball Tournament Results
14 Sept. Courier: Hilltoppers ready to host tourney
12 Sept: Logan Co. Herald: Lincoln and Mt. Pulaski Legions' Ladies Auxiliaries recognized for their work


At Mt. Pulaski American Legion Hall - sponsored by Mt. Pulaski SAL Squadron 447
Sept 14 - 15

6 Sept 2012 Casimir Award Winners - Banquet
3 Sept: 3+ " in last 4 days - wide-spread
3 Sept SJ-R: Drought dented, but far from over
3 Sept SJ-R: Morgans show they are a breed apart - started by a music teacher back in late 1700's

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29 Aug. Lin Courier: Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation names 2012 Casimir Pulaski Recipients
29 Aug 2012 LCHerald: Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation announces 2012 award winners & dinner/awards night

25 Aug LDN: Drought assistance 'all-hands-on-deck effort'
26 Aug:  8/10" Rain today in Mt. Pulaski - east of town got more

2 Nov. '12 SJ-R: "Technically, drought over for most"
"...ten counties north of Springfield, including Logan and Macon counties, remain in a moderate drought..."

"The Illinois Finance Authority is providing low-interest loansand also waiving a $300 application fee through a  drought-aid package announced this week for grain and livestock farmers ..."

    “These programs offer low-cost financing so farmers can make it through the next growing season ...”

    "Assistance includes debt restructuring, working-capital guarantees, loan participation and rural development loans."

Drought Information Page

25 Aug Lincoln Daily News: Drought assistance 'all-hands-on-deck effort'
25 Aug Logan Co. Herald:  Dan Tackett, a career of excellence in journalism - by Jeff Nelson (former Courier Managing Ed.)
23 Aug Logan Co. Herald: Dan Tackett and Lisa Whitson - 8 decades of service to our community
21 Aug Logan Co. Herald: Abraham Lincoln’s 1857 Almanac Trial Re-visited

August 27, 2012, By Phil Bertoni, At last Monday’s monthly meeting of the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society, guest speaker Leigh Morris (Cass County & Beardstown local historian and author), re-visited the famous 1857 “Almanac Trial” that was held in the Beardstown Courthouse featuring defense lawyer Abraham Lincoln. William “Duff” Armstrong had been charged along with his friend, James Norris, in the murder of James Preston Metzker in an outside altercation around 11:00 pm on the night of August 29, 1857 – all three being reported to have been under the influence of liquor following a religious meeting on the outskirts of a camp in Mason County. (Click for more)

20 Aug Courier: Harris attorneys shift focus to self-defense, teen victim

19 Aug SJ-R: Cattle showing a (Mt. Pulaski) family tradition at the Illinois State Fair

20 Aug Courier: Mt. Pulaski Steer sells for $21,400

August 19, 2012, LCH: The Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation has announced their Citizen and Alumni Awards Reception and Fundraiser Banquet will be held on Thursday Sept. 6th at the Mt. Pulaski American
Legion Hall.

August 19, 2012, LCH: The Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation has announced their Citizen and Alumni Awards Reception and Fundraiser Banquet will be held on Thursday Sept. 6th at the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Hall.

18 Aug SJ-R:
Volunteers help hospice patients stay in homes

15 Aug Pantagraph: An Armington man (Chris Harris) accused of killing five members of a Beason family almost three years ago has filed a motion claiming that he killed one of victims, a 14-year-old boy, in self-defense
15 Aug Courier: MOUNT PULASKI - Hungry children get help from state and federal aid programs while going to school — but when school is out for the summer, what happens to the hungry children?
15 Aug Pantagraph: An Armington man (Chris Harris)accused of killing five members of a Beason family almost three years ago has filed a motion claiming that he killed one of victims, a 14-year-old boy, in self-defense.

3 Aug LDN: Chase Aylesworth's 4-H Logan County 2012 GRAND CHAMPION STEER

18 Aug LCH: Chase thanks supporters

1 Aug LDN: When fleas don't fle
31 July LCH: Local author to conduct writers workshop August 7
29 July SJ-R:  Lanphier to London - Iguodala proud to represent USA

26 July CNN:Grand Canyon-sized valley found beneath Antarctica

24 July AP Many Troops Struggle with Civilian Job Search - program to help vets find jobs overhauled

26 July Lincoln Daily News: Field check reveals very poor conditions for Logan County corn crops

24 July Courier: Jr. student Cady Lowery represented Mt. Pulaski H. S. at the national  FCCLA convention in Orlando, Fla

23 July Lincoln CourierMP Zion Lutheran School Welcomes New Principal

July 24 Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon speaks at annual Democratic dinner

     July 16 Lincoln Daily News:  
Mt. Pulaski's 1st Street Fair for the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation
23 July Lincoln Courier: MP Zion Lutheran School Welcomes New Principal
22 July, 2012 SJ-R: Power aggregation looks like good deal in Lincoln ... so far
16 July Decatur Herald-Review: Mt. Pulaski's Todd Cyrulik listed as one of Macon County's "Business Journal Recipients of its 20 under 40 honors"
July 14 The entire state of Illinois is now officially in a drought

Logan County Herald: Pulaski Street Fest - Fri., 13 July, 2012
The Pulaski Street Fest will be held this Friday, July 13, 2012 from 5 – 11 pm.
There will be
live music (“Fireside Relics” and "Haircut Actual"), BBQ, food, iced cold soda,
iced tea, cold beer, sno cones and the balloon lady will be on hand. Plenty of games
for kids and Buff’s will have a
side-walk fish fry. You can get Pulaski Bucks at the Courthouse.
It's all happening on the west side of the square. The event is sponsored by the
Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation.

July 11 Logan Co. Herald: I'll Have Another's Last Public Appearance

July 9 Logan Co Herald: No driving this Miss Daisy: Ruth Jurjevich a remarkable 99-year old lady

July 9 SJ-R: Survey:  Teens hide on-line endeavors - technology can help parents

July 7, 2012
Logan Co. Herald: 19 teachers
from a five county area attended the Summer Ag Institute hosted by the

 Mason, Menard, and Sangamon County Farm Bureaus, U of I Extension . .




Rte. 121 "Avenue of Flags" - July 4th

Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447 Cemetery Rites

- photo by Allen Schaal

July 5 Logan County Herald: Pulaski Holds Annual July 4th City-Wide Garage Sales

Logan County Herald Mt. Pulaski has busy day with good food and garage sales
July 5 Lincoln Daily News: Sales in downtown Mount Pulaski benefit veterans and local historic organizations
Lincoln Daily News:  Mount Pulaski residents enjoy a laid-back 4th of July

July 5 Critical time for corn crop - heat and drought not helping

July 2 LCH:  Local Crops looking really bad

    Mt. Pulaski Quilt Exhibit & Contest - entry information
Fall Festival:  Sept. 7 & 8, 2012   June 30 - Lincoln Daily News: Mount Pulaski Courthouse to host quilt show

June 30 Lincoln Courier: Home-town nostalgia, woes & the passing of two Orvetta's there on the same day

Mt. Pulaski soldier recognized by Polish President - receives Officer's Cross of the Order  of Merit of the Republic of Poland

June 28 Power returned to Mount Pulaski after outage at 12:40 pm (back on at 3:00 pm)
June 16 Chestnut Geo Center gather around a historical monument placed at the park in Chestnut
June 15 Logan County utility aggregation purchase completed Tuesday

June 15  Central Illinois Aggregation Group Bid Results

June 15 Erich Maxheimer completes Officer Training School
The "NEW" 1909 Abraham Lincoln Penny 

Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Museum Quilt Raffle
Tickets:  $1 ea, six for $5    Drawing will be on Saturday of Fall Festival, Sept. 8th

June 14 Sj-R: Logan County customers to pay lowest electricsupply rate in state- approx. $216 per year
June 14 Decatur Herald: Mt. Pulaski's Scott Lindley & his Walldogs ready to pounce on Arcola

On September 6th at the American Legion Hall awards banquet, the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation will award two
Casimir Pulaski bronze bust awards this year, one each for the “Most Distinguished Mt. Pulaski Citizen” and one for the
“Most Distinguished Mt. Pulaski High School Alumni”.
  Nomination forms will be available at: Mt. Pulaski Courthouse,

June 1 SJ-R: lllinois Lawmakers pass budget after fight over education spending

June 1 SJ-R: Jack Twyman and a life worth remembering - dead at 78
2004 Twyman's Hall of Fame recipient speech for Maurice


May 31: Summer flag-lowering & retreat ceremonies at Lincoln's Tomb     www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/lincoln_tomb.htm

May 30  LDN: Mount Pulaski High School announces the Class of 2012
valdictorian     salutatorian 

May 26 by Mike Fak  The young doughboy's last moments


May 24 Maple tree problems: anthracnose is back again
May 24 Tennis Lessons being offered again by former tennis pro at Lincoln Rec beginning June 4
May 23 - Mt. Pulaski Pre-School Sign-up Requirements
May 22 - Missionaries ride through Mt. Pulaski & Chestnut from West Coast to East Coast
May 19 Logan County Herald: Mt. Pulaski Inland Tool Company receives award from Mitsubishi
May 19 LINCOLN Courier - with his hands bound in shackles and on the verge of tears, a 15-yr-old Lincoln boy found himself in a gritty adult world Friday afternoon - brought firearm into Lincoln Community HS on Monday, May 15th
Old soldier gets marker at final resting place
May 16, 2012
 The remains of the old Civil War monument that was buried a few weeks ago in Postville Park has received the final mark of respect from the monument committee. The city of Lincoln allowed the remains of the crumbled statue be fittingly buried and marked with a tombstone on the Postville Park grounds. (Click for more)



May 16 SJ-R: Long-time Central Illinois instrumental teacher produces last concert - former Mt. Pulaski
High School honor music student

photo by Ted Schurter
16 July Decatur Herald-Review: Mt. Pulaski's Todd Cyrulik listed as one of Macon County's "Business Journal Recipients of its 20 under 40 honors"

May 11 LDN: Honors Night at Mt. Pulaski High School
photos by Teena Lowery

May 11 LDN: Audrey Maske named 2012
Mt. Pulaski HS Senior-of-the-Year

Glass recycling begins May 12
Logan County residents will again have the opportunity to recycle glass containers through the cooperative efforts of the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, the Lincoln Woman’s Club, Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers and the Logan County Fair Association. (Click for more)
Electronics Recycling Collection on Saturday, May 12
The Logan County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will hold its monthly Electronics Recycling Collection on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Habitat for Humanity warehouse located at 915 Woodlawn Road between the hours of 9 AM and noon.
May 10 - Courier: Children's author Linda Sheehan, a native of Mt. Pulaski, has published two books so her grandchildren can learn from her experiences in South Africa

May 7 - Logan County Herald: Paul & Sue Beaver's Grand-daughter involved in State award-winning
exhibit on Mt. Pulaski Courthouse now
on display at Union Station in Springfield

May 9 - Lincoln Daily News: Beaver Grand-daughter text
Photos:  Beaver Grand-daughter

2012 Mt. Pulaski HS Grand March
May 6 Logan County Herald: 2012 25th Annual Mt.Pulaski HS Grand March


More MP 2012 Grand March Photos by Teena Lowery

May 6 Sp-J: Springfield tourism officials encourage stay-at-home vacations
May 3 Lincoln Daily News:  Mt. Pulaski High School Honors Night - May 8

May 2 Courier:
Merchants of South Washington Street in Mt. Pulaski preparing for this weekend’s “Spring Fling”

May 1 Lincoln Courier             May 2 Lincoln Daily News:
Mount Pulaski honors a former POW with a military-rites visitation & funeral

May 2 The Logan County Herald:
Mt. Pulaski Veterans Honor Mike Koehler

Apr 30: RFK assassination witness tells CNN: There was a second shooter
Apr 30: Illinois State Museum Facing Financial Crisis
April 30 April Colder Than March – A Rare Case

Apr 27 Logan County Herald:
Deron Powell cuts ribbon on new State Farm office

Apr 27 Lincoln Daily-News:
Chamber celebrates a familiar face in a new place  Album 1     Album 2     Album 3

Apr 25 Logan County shares plans for spring and summer road projects for Mt. Pulaski:
      A) Culvert replacement on County Highway 1 south of Mount Pulaski
B) Pavement reconstruction on County Highway 1 south of Mount Pulaski
Apr 24 Sj-R: Our Opinion: Talk must give way to action in legislature
Apr 24 Illinois backlog of bills tops $5.5 billion
Apr 23 Betrayal of Trust? Allegations of rape at West Point, Annapolis
Apr 23 A divided Congress confronts a rising cyberthreat - "there is a fundamental debate over what role the National Security Agency should have in protecting civilian networks"
Apr 23 Keepers of the trees: Managing Springfield's urban forest
Apr 22 Searching for old Lincoln Tomb headstones

Apr 21 LDN - Mount Pulaski Rotary hosts GSE visitors from Germany

Apr 21: Logan County Herald Mt. Pulaski Rotary Hosts German GSE Delegation


April 20 Courier: Mt. Pulaski Ministerial group leads food collection to help supplement student nutritional needs thru the summer months

Apr 18 Logan County Herald: The Route 66 Quartet sings at Vonderlieth Volunteer Luncheon

Apr 16: Lincoln Courier Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church is doing a major renovation & addition

3rd Quarter Honor Roll  Mt. Pulaski High School

Apr 14 Audit shows Logan County on rebound

Apr 11 LDN: Large donation to Lincoln Presidential Library -  tells an Illinois family's story through 5 generations

Apr 10 Local WWII vets looking forward to Honor Flight

Apr 10  Mar 12 LDN: Mount Pulaski High School to present 'Seussical the Musical, Jr.'  Apr 13 & Apr 14

Apr 14: Lincoln Daily News Mt. Pulaski High School Drama Club presents 'Seussical the Musical, Jr.'
Apr 16: Logan County Herald

Apr 9 Chess coach, players moving on - Entire 2012 NCAA Chess Champion team moving to another school - The consulting firm of Booz Allen Hamilton heavily recruits elite chess players for their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Some Wall Street firms do the same.

Mar 12 LDN: Mount Pulaski High School to present 'Seussical the Musical, Jr.'  Apr 13 & Apr 14
Apr 11
Courier:  Members of the cast of “Seussical the Musical, Jr. which opens Friday at Mount Pulaski High School, dance Monday to one of the songs from the musical at Bergner’s at Hickory Point Mall in Decatur - click here for photo & text


by Mt. Pulaski Jaycee's & Vonderlieth Living Center Residents
Apr 10 -
LDN:  Album 1    Apr 10 - LDN:  Album 2   Photos by Dan Phillips

Apr 9 Chess coach, players moving on - Entire 2012 NCAA Chess Champion team moving to another school - The consulting firm of Booz Allen Hamilton heavily recruits elite chess players for their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Some Wall Street firms do the same.
Apr 2 March in Central Illinois was hottest on record, Weather Service says
Mar 30 Mount Pulaski 3rd-quarter honor roll
Mar 30 Karl Scroggin Send-off at WUIS studios

Mar 29 - Karl Scroggin of WUIS - retiring after 30 yrs.

Mar 31 Courier Karl  Scroggin Signs Off  at WUIS 91.9
Mar 31 Karl's Coda
Mar 29 Studies link pesticides to plunging  bee populations
Feb 27 Cheers & Jeers: Going out on a high note at WUIS
Feb 18  Farewell to a classic: Karl  Scroggin to retire from WUIS 91.9
"Karl & technology through the years"
"Karl through the years"
Mar 25 Atlanta native piles up TV news Emmys - Atlanta native and Olympia High School graduate Nathan Thompson is making his mark in the world of television photojournalism

Mar 24 Record-low tuberculosis cases in Illinois -- but still among the highest in the nation


Mar 25 Belleville man traces story ofCivil War sword

Mar 21 Logan County Herald: Deron Powell's new State Farm Office in Mt. Pulaski
Virtual tour of the office <--click here

New 2012 Mt. Pulaski Building Construction
Mar 21 Stretch of warm weather not yet one for the record books -
. . . for those with older memories, the devastating Springfield ice storm took place on March 26, 1978

Mar 21 Logan County Annual "Looking for Lincoln"  - luncheon featured Mt. Pulaski Boy Scout Troop 122 celebrants:
Greg Maus & Pam Erlenbush 
Album 1     Album 2     Album 3     Album 4

Mar 20 Logan County Herald: Looking for Lincoln Luncheon


Mar 16 Logan County Herald: Former Scully Estate awaits new ownership
Mar 16: Courier: First trial date set next year in Beason murders
Mar 14:  Logan Co. Herald: Questions answered at Mt. Pulaski electric aggregation meeting
Mar 14 Jacksonville to vote on seeking new electric supplier

Mar 13: Logan Co. Herald: Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society's first  2012 fund-raiser

Mar 13: Lincoln Courier: Quilt raffle to aid society

Mar 13 Paul Beaver lecture in Elkhart on Friday
Mar 13  Logan County Herald: Washington needs mathematicians before we all go broke

Mar 13 Logan County HeraldArticle:  No kidding! Triplet goats on Leap Year day

Photos:  Life on the goat farm, photo array

Mar 13 LDN: Gillette Ransom's goats -- a leap day bonus

 Mar 13 Sentence struck down in millennium bomb plot - Robert Jablon, Associated Press

Mar 13: Double Sacrifice - Family Loses Two Sons in Afghanistan
May 12 CNNPlaying to live
Mar 12 Illinois counties hit by storms denied FEMA aid
Mar 9 Edward Lucas, a 1986 Mount Pulaski High School graduate, has been promoted to colonel in the US Air Force
Mar 5 Bug off! Will there be a bumper crop of biting insects? - "...In reality, it’s spring weather conditions, not winter, that likely will determine how many insects survive." - harsh cold winters not necessarily a deterrent
Mar 5 Fewer shoe repair shops mean business for those remaining
Mar 5   NEW Logan County Website
see Feb 26 & Feb 27 below - (Missing wallet found of former Korean War Vet - belonged to former Lincoln, IL., GI)

"...50 years is not a long time for a person to study and comprehend 12,000 years of human history."


Mar 4 Sj-R: Alan Harn has spent 50 years with
 Dickson Mounds' mysteries

Mar 4 Sj-R: $700,000 renovation project at theLincoln Tomb State Historic Site to fix water damage and make other interior repairs
Mar 4 Cnn: Farmers face planting season with seeds of distrust - MF Global swindle

Mar 3 Much remains to be done in Lincoln Heritage area, report says
Mar 3 Mount Pulaski has best-tasting water 2 years running

Mar 2 Severe storms possible today
Heavy hail reported to west and south in Illinois before 8 a.m.

  • Severe weather update, 10 a.m.
    The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for all the counties east and south of Logan County. It has been described as a "particularly dangerous situation." Due to the proximity to Logan and the possibility that you might travel, please monitor commercial or NWS weather sources as the situation develops. Currently the watch is set to expire at 6 p.m.
    --Logan County Emergency Management Agency

Mar 2 Illinois may add 4th year of math to graduate from high school
Mar 2 Harris brother attorneys replaced, delaying murder trials
Mar 2 Elmore off Gee case
Mar 1 Above-normal number of tornadoes expected in 2012
Mar 1 Tourism bureau endorses development plan

Feb 29 LDN: 2011 Logan County crop yields released

Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran Wins GSLAA Class B tournament

Feb 28 Jean Davis, of rural Mount Pulaski, WON $25,000.00 in a Nation-wide McDonald's essay contest for her Church Summer
Work-Camp group from central Illinois, this year to be held in Pennsylvania

LinDailyNews: Mt. Pulaski's Jean Davis wins
McDonald's $25,000 Contest
Lin. Courier: McWinner! Mount Pulaski woman wins contest

Feb 28 Courier: MP Boy Scout Troop 122 host fundraiser

Feb 28 Courier: JUNIOR HIGH VOLLEYBALL: MPGS wins Logan County title
Feb 28 Courier: MP Zion JHS BASKETBALL: Crusaders take GSLAA Tournament

Feb 28 Main Street to host Looking for Lincoln event March 18
Feb 28 Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran Wins GSLAA Class B tournament
Feb 27 Lincoln Courier: Discovery of long-lost wallet prompts memories of Lincoln man
Feb 26 Soldier’s wallet, lost in the '50s, is found at Camp Roberts - former Lincoln soldier who just passed on
Feb 25 Man vs. Beavers in Logan County
Feb 25 USDA releases estimates on 2011 crop yields by county
Feb 25 Hilltopper season ends with a loss to Decatur Christian - photos

Feb 25 New Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library website makes it easier to find historical and genealogical information - www.presidentlincoln.org - then click on "Library."

Feb 24 Abraham Lincoln scholar publishes 42nd book
Feb 21  LDN: Mount Pulaski forming an Alzheimer's support group
Feb 21 Lincoln Courier: Mount Pulaski Legion holds fundraiser for Land of Lincoln Honor flight

Feb 21 Lincoln Courier: Historical site is reborn - Agent’s new building fits the bill on historic Mount Pulaski square

Feb 21 Lincoln Daily News On-Line: Paul Beaver presents: 'Abraham Lincoln in Logan County, IL 1834-1860'
Feb 21 LDN: Hilltoppers take down DeLand-Weldon in 1st regional game Monday night -- album

Feb 20 Mt. Pulaski American Legion Honor Flight Fund-raiser - Honor Flight Fund-raiser Photos
Feb 20 Lincoln Courier: Ellen Foley of Mt. Pulaski named to dean's list for Fall 2011 session at Southeast Missouri State University

Feb 19 Photo by David Spencer/The State Journal-Register.

Jan 30 Mount Pulaski to vote on buying electricity as a community - Decatur Herald-Revier
Feb 18 Reduced electric rates for Mt. Pulaski by Darrell Knauer

American Legion Post 447
Prayer Breakfast

Guest Speaker: Honor Flight Program

Mt. Pulaski American Legion Hall

9:00 am

Feb 15 Lincoln DailyNew On-line: Free prayer breakfast at American Legion in Mount Pulaski this Saturday

Feb 17 Patients see Lincoln doctor's retirement as forced

LINCOLN — Patients of a popular Lincoln doctor said they were upset to learn of his retirement this month after he complained in October that Memorial Health System unfairly suspended him for failing to keep up with a new electronic medical-record system.

Feb 17 Report: Illinois third-most corrupt state in nation

Illinois is the third most corrupt state in the nation, according to a University of Illinois study released Wednesday. The study, which looked at public corruption statistics and data the U.S. Department of Justice has gathered since 1976, also listed Chicago and its surrounding metropolitan area as the most corrupt federal district in the country.
Feb 17 At UIS, transition smooth for home-schooled students

Should the flags be lowered

for Whitney Houston?

Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Celebrates Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Sat., Feb. 11  (Noon - 4 pm) - FREE refreshments
New 2009 Lincoln Pennies will be given away
Feb 9 Madigan, state attorneys general secure $25 billion settlement with nation's 5 largest banks
Feb 7 Illinois winter so far is 6th warmest on record
Feb 7 Employment rate for Illinois teens at lowest point in 42 years

Feb 6 Elmore wants out of Harris trial - Says client made incriminating statements to cellmate

Feb 6 Lincoln Daily-News On-line:  Mount Pulaski Legion hosts Friday night wrestling, Pro Epic style
              Lincoln Daily-News On-line: Photo album

 Feb. 5 VFW Post 777 Pancakes & Sausage breakfast  Super Bowl Sunday - (7 - 1) VFW Hall

Feb 4 BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hilltoppers hang on for win at Midwest

Feb 4 Pro Wrestling - Fri., Feb. 3rd, 2012 www.prowrestlingepic.com
Mt. Pulaski American Legion Hall - Fun for all the family
Individual & tag-team matches - bruises, swellings, red marks and bloody noses attest to their competitive efforts

Lincoln Courier (Feb 3, 2012)  Fallen Marine's Last Words to His Family

Jan 31 Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee offering scholarships
Jan 31 Illinois Nuclear reactor loses power, venting steam to relieve pressure
Jan 31 Dollars & Fries - Mt. Pulaski woman is finalist in $25,000 McDonald's constest

Jan 31 Pythons Wiping Out Everglades Mammals, Report Says- Snakes 'Wreaking Havoc' On Ecosystem

Jan 31 Be on alert: problematic weed moving into Illinois
Jan 28 Lincoln Daily News On-Line Pro Wrestling - Fri., Feb. 3rd, 2012
Jan 30  Mount Pulaski to vote on buying electricity as a community - Decatur Herald-Review
Jan 29 Digital recording of 7 million insect specimens begins - Scientists at the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign,
part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, are getting ready to digitize biological collections to make them more
accessible to researchers and the public.

               INHS Insect Collection - Illinois Natural History Survey
Jan 28 Beason murder trial at standstill over legal costs

Jan 28 Lake Decatur has recovered to nearly normal winter level

Jan 28 Hands-on anatomy: Teacher lets parents share in examination of animal organs
Jan 28 Teacher: No pay, we'll still teach - My View: An education crisis that never should have happened
Jan 27 Cartoonist Chris Britt booted by SJ-R
Jan 27 Harris brothers' trial and attorneys hang in limbo
Jan 26 Hilltoppers defuse Bullets, rise to first in Sangamo - It’s turning into a magical basketball season for the Mount Pulaski Hilltoppers.
Jan 26 U.S troops killed in action have a last ally
Jan 25 International campaign finance: How do countries compare?
Jan 22 Foley helps Mount Pulaski topple Delavan
Jan 22 Illinois Debtors Thrown In Jail: Lisa Madigan Working To Stop Debt Collector Arrest Warrants
Jan 22 Visitors to Ill. historic sites down slightly - Mt. Pulaski Historic courthouse visits were up
Jan 22 Route 66 tourism good for central Illinois communities

Jan 20 GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hilltoppers handle Athens

Jessica Awe had 26 points as Mount Pulaski routed Athens 65-38 during a Sangamo Conference game Thursday.

Jan 18 Boys Basketball: Civic Memorial tops Hiltoppers at buzzer

LITCHFIELD — Drew Emerick hit a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer to lift Bethalto Civic Memorial High School past Hillsboro 40-39 in Monday’s second game at the Litchfield Invitational boys basketball tournament.
Jan 18 Report: Young adults making gains under health-care law

SI: Jan 16, 2012 Did This Man Really Cut Michael Jordan? - For years the NBA Hall of Famer has claimed that his high school coach underestimated his talent as a sophomore. Clifton (Pop) Herring, whose life has been a struggle since then, tells a different story

Jan 13 Exclusive: Doctors cheated on radiology exams
Jan 12 EPA: Power Plants Main Global Warming Culprits
Jan 12 Supreme Court keeps church job-bias disputes out of court, but leaves unanswered questions
Jan 12  Astronomers:  Planets easily outnumber stars - 100,000,000,000 planets in Milky Way
Jan 11 A look inside Springfield's newest culinary training facility - Lincoln Land Community College
Jan 9  Poor, but feeding the rich
Jan 9  No Child Left Behind's promise falls short after 10 years
Jan 7 Moody's gives Illinois lowest credit rating of any state
Jan 7 Lincoln Daily News: Mike Maniscalco - Lincoln & Logan County Development Executive Director talks to Mt. Pulaski Rotary
            Lincoln Courier: Posted Previously:  The Lincoln and Logan County Development Partnership is in the running for a
            $99,000 federal grant that would be used to create a centralized business incubator.

Jan 6 Park service outlines long-term plan for Lincoln Home site

The National Park Service’s vision for the Lincoln Home National Historic Site includes extensive rehabilitation at the core of the site

Jan 6 Logan County police agencies receive military Humvees

LINCOLN — The Lincoln Police Department and Logan County Sheriff’s Office are better equipped to handle emergencies in tough terrain and extreme weather thanks to a military surplus program.

Jan 6 Area residents welcome January warm spell

With the sun shining and temperatures approaching 60 degrees - continues to be an unusually mild winter.

Jan 6 Repairs planned at Sugar Creek Covered Bridge

The Sugar Creek Covered Bridge — 185 years old and believed to be the oldest surviving covered bridge in Illinois
Jan 5 Little surprise: December comes in at 9th-mildest ever

Jan 5 Feds grant Illinois $186 million for high-speed rail

Jan 5 This week travelers coming in off Interstate 55 began supporting local schools through a 1 percent sales tax that applies to convenience items, among other things. The new sales tax will produce much-needed revenue for schools and a reduction in property taxes for area residents.
Jan 4 Could Chrome overtake Internet Explorer in the browser wars?
Mount Pulaski ends 175th year with New Year's Eve gathering
Jan 3 Sears - 79 Store Closings - none in Illinois
Jan 3 Illinois grappling with younger veterans' needs
Jan 3 Amtrak reduces fares in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri
Jan 3 New website showcases area veterans' stories
Jan 3 Medicaid payment backlog cripples supportive living centers
Jan 3 Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved Rock
Jan 3 Congress Sends the Wrong Message - Autos preferred over mass transit
Jan 2  LDN - Photos of the Year:    Album 1       Album 2       Album 3       Album 4
Jan 2 Assessment identifies health issues in Logan County

Mt. Pulaski VFW Post 777 on 25th annual Christmas giving to veterans at Vonderlieth

Lincoln Daily News: Mount Pulaski ends 175th year with New Year's Eve gathering

Lincoln Courier: Mount Pulaski concludes 175th celebration


2011 Mt. Pulaski Community Christmas Cantata