LOCAL  NEWS  -  2007

LOCAL NEWS  ARCHIVES (2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004)

Dec 26 Farmers face tough planting decisions

Dec 20 Congressional funds to flow to area More than $700,000 set aside for projects

Dec 20 Logan County Opposes Plans for Landfill on top of Aquifer

Dec 20 Long-range Library Plan laid out - New Branches for east, west; possible coffee shop Downtown Springfield

Dec 17 High School Leads Way for Future Engineers

Santa at the Courthouse Dec. 15 -  2 pm

Dec 14 Pulaski Teen Helps Keep Schock on Stump

Dec 13 Jim McConoughey - Rep. from  the Peoria Area - Running for Retiring Ray LaHood's U.S.  18th District Seat
Jim McConoughey will be in Mt. Pulaski this Thursday afternoon.  He will be walking
around the square greeting Pulaskians.  He will be in the VFW Hall between 3:30-4:30

Dec 12 Energy Source of Northern Lights Found

Dec 10 Durbin rips into GOP for blocking legislation

Nov 28 Council Stands by Truancy Ordinance Home-school Parents Voice Concerns

Nov 26 Lincolnís 1828 Flatboat Journey Down Mississippi to be Recreated

Nov 26 Vern Clark: Lessons from Feitshans Coach Made Impact on Admiral

Nov 25 Dave Bakke: 1908 Race Riot Can't be Ignored

Nov 24 Illinois: Dry, but no Drought ... Yet

Nov 19  Mt. Pulaski Native Named 2007 Senior Fulbright Scholar

Nov 15 Schroth Named a Fulbright Scholar

Nov 18 Manís Diary Spans More than 40 Years and Covers 1908 Race Riot

Nov 15 Cause, Cost of CWLP Blast not Known - Settling matters from Blast May Take Months

Nov 14 Mystery Group Buys Elkhart School


Nov 11 CWLP Plant Damaged by Explosion

Oct 26 Logan County Included in Lincoln Heritage Area

Annual HS Scholarships

Nov 17-18 Christmas on Vinegar Hill Nov. 17 - 18

Nov 14 Vinegar Hill Will be Holiday Central

Nov 17 Crisis Pregnancy Center Banquet

Nov 6 Arrests Made Following Last Week's Lincoln Community High School Bomb Threat

Nov 6 Farmers Have Banner Season

Veteran's Day Dinner - Nov. 12 6 pm - VFW Hall  - All Mt. Pulaski Veterans & Spouses Invited - RSVP, Please

Nov 6 Elkhart Viper Mine Shut Down After Roof Collapse

Nov 6 Driver in Fatal Crash at Illiopolis Put in Prison

Oct 12 Elkhart Blacktop near Mt. Pulaski will be Closed Next Week

Oct 4 No Room in the Bin - Elevators Cope with Glut of Corn

Sept 29
Abe's Stint in Church Remains Uncertain

Sept 25 Hot, Dry Weather Making Fields Flammable

Sept 21 Inquest Told Truck was Going 81 mph

Blimp Does a Mt. Pulaski Fly-Over

Sept 17  2007 Fall Festival Photos

Sept 13 Mt. Pulaski Cemetery Walk is a Big Success - Click here for Photos

Sept 12 Former Student Writes Thesis on Pharmacy Pricing

Sept 2 Firefly - new Art Gallery Opens in Mt. Pulaski

Sept 8 1857 Circuit Court in Lincoln Christian Church - Part II

Sept 8 1857 Circuit Court in Lincoln Christian Church - Part I

Sept 2 Firefly - new Art Gallery Opens in Mt. Pulaski


Aug 13 Mount Pulaski Woman Loses Life in Motorcycle Crash on Rt. 121

Aug 12 More than $440,000 in Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Grants Awarded to Illinois Projects

Aug 7 Sadie's Secret Place - New Hours

Aug 6 State Fair Tram Service Needs Several Hundred Volunteers

Aug 1 Miss Logan County Fair queen chosen

July 31 Logan County Fair Schedule & Photos

July 31 Logan County Fair Queen Contestants

July 30 "Certificate of Need" in Place to Open Cottages at Lincoln Estates

Jul 27 Illinois Student Accused of Terrorist Threat

Jul 25 Durbin Proposes Farm Bill Reforms - Subsidies Would be Based on Revenue, Account for Yield

July 23 Farm Subsidy Program 2003 - 2005--Logan County


July 23 Numbers Game Part of Farming

July 23  "Fields of $Green$" - Farm Subsidy Payoffs

July 16 Alternative Energy Sources

July 14 Veteran's Government Support Services

July 11 Mt. Pulaski Bars Seek Sunday Openings -  - City Council may Decide in August

MT. PULASKI on WSEC - PBS - Mark McDonald's:  "Illinois Stories"

Annual Mother-Daughter Banquet -   photos will be posted shortly

H. Potter at MP Library - Jul 2

~ Mt. Pulaski Library Presents ~
Harry Potter Night - This Friday, July 20, 2007
< Click here for More Photos >

Annual Mt. Pulaski Library Summer Reading Program

June 15 Pulaski will sell liquor on Sundays

Jun 12 Local Bingo is Computerized

July 4th Annual V.F.W. Fried Chicken Dinner
Many many thanks to Those who supported The VFW Dinner!
The turnout was S U P E R!

Jun 5 Logan County Bi-Centennial Meeting


2007 Memorial Day

Mount Pulaski Memorial Day 2007

May 1 LFL Sign Landscaping - Eagle Scout Project


May 12 Local White Tailed Squirrels

Apr 29 Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Prom March - photos will be posted shortly

April 3 Mount Pulaski Announces Landscape Waste Pickup Dates & Water Main Flushing Program

April 18 Graue: Tax would Kill Expansion Plans

April 17 LCHS Will Not Admit Young Students to Football Games Without an Adult

Apr 22 Vinegar Hill Brass "Sunday Night Swing" Dinner-Dance at the Maple Club

April 10
The Pits - State's Famous Peach Crop gets Bitten by Cold Snap

April 4 Atlanta, Lincoln Police Departments Receive Equipment via Federal Grants

April 2 Tree Removal & Trim Work - CLEAR the STREETS

Mar 29 Sale day at Lake Fork

Mar 30 Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Dream Moves One More Step Forward

Mar 24 Flag of Our Fathers Reactivated 114th seeks to Preserve Battle Standard

Mar 22 Dems Shy Away from Gov.'s Tax Plan

Mar 19 Volume of County's History Goes on CD

Mar 16 Numerous Mount Pulaski Trees Marked for Cutting

Mar 7 Formosa Report Cites Failures by Owners


Mar 7 Error Set off Formosa Tragedy


Mar 6 Fire Guts Landmark Route 66 Museum  2 photos

Mar 2 Lincoln College Reveals Outcome of Long-Range Planning

American Legion NCAA Stag - March 12

Flames turn famous Pig Hip into toast
BROADWELL - Route 66 aficionados lost a major Logan County landmark Monday afternoon when flames gutted the famous Pig-Hip Restaurant Museum at Broadwell.


Route 66 fans mourn loss of one-time diner
John Miller called the fire that destroyed the Pig-Hip Museum Monday "a big blow to Route 66 fans all over the country, all over the world, who used to stop there to chat with Ernie and Frances Edwards."

No School Today!
Birthday Celebration - Mon. Mar. 5

Feb 28 U of I Trustee Questions Decision - Says Others Wouldn't have Voted to Retire Chief

Feb 26 Is it Pruning Time Yet?  When & How to Prune

Feb 24 Lincoln Police Department Under Fire

Feb 24 Ethonol Process Detailed on Tour of Rochelle Plant

Feb 21 Chief Illiniwek in Final Dance - Bids Farewell at U of I Assembly Hall


Feb 19 Mystery Ink Productions - Dinner Play in Lincoln

MAJOR SNOW STORM - Valentines, 2007

Poetic Justice - a farmer outside of Lincoln bought three dozen roses for his wife on Valentines Day.  Understandably, many stayed home on the day of the blizzard - Feb. 13.  He offered to take his wife into work the next day, but she elected to chalk up another "free" day.  He had plowed out their lane and the roads were good enough for his pick-up.  She now knows why he had pleaded with her to not miss another day's work.  ...and, her employer is giving 1 or 2 additional vacation days to those who did make it into work.

Feb 8 Illinois SEVEN Wonders

 Feb 26 Is it Pruning Time Yet?  When & How to PruneFeb 8 Rating Vista - Local Computer Gurus Take Microsoft's New Operating System for a Test Spin

Feb 9 Harriet Tubman - Underground Railroad Monologue - Fri., Feb. 9, at the MPHS Gym

Feb 12 Beaver, Gleason Honored at Annual Lincoln Birthday Dinner

Feb 9
Tax Increase Proposed for Schools

Feb 5 Foreclosures continue upward march

Feb 5 Gov. Blagojevich announces $100,000 grant to help Citizen Corps prepare communities for emergencies

Logan County may get storm aid-Ice storm leaves huge expense bill

3rd Annual Logan County Lincoln Day Dinner  Sun. Feb. 11 @ Maple Club

CAST IRON TOMBSTONE Re-enactment   Mt. Pulaski Courthouse - Feb. 12, '07

Jan 13 Ready to Roll - New Firehouse Finished

Jan 13 The Scoop on Home Generators

Jan 6 Formosa Plastics Plant Appears to be Closing

Veteran's Day - 2006 - Mt. Pulaski American Legion Hall
VFW Post 777 & American Legion Post 44

Jan 6 Basketball in Mt. Pulaski