Local News - 2005

Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County


NEW   Mount Pulaski Cemetery Logan County, Illinois - Alphabetical Listing of all Grave Sites

Local Residents Tour Ireland
Photos by Chick Holmes

Residents put seal of approval on ethanol plant

George Tomlin’s WWII diaries discovered

Top 10 stories of the year
The teams and faces that made 2005 memorable

Left homeless a year ago by fire, a Lincoln family has something to celebrate this year

The Best-Kept Secret in Logan County

'Breakfast Chat' rallies community leaders to keep things rolling

Former Zion Pastor - Paul Droegemueller - reports in from New Orleans

LFL Tourism programs get funds in federal bill

City Hall Temporary Move for Remodeling

SANTA Comes to Town on the Fire Truck

Photos of Dec 8 Snow Fall = 5"

Man pulls woman from burning truck
A Chestnut man rescued a Lincoln woman who broke a leg when she wrecked her truck 
only moments before flames destroyed the truck Sunday on Illinois 121 about a mile east of Latham

Season's 1st Snowfall - about 4" on Dec. 1st

Mt Pulaski Historical Museum Undergoing an Extensive Restoration

Big Freeze & Snowstorms Hit center of country- Illinois to Texas

Wal-Mart wins in extra innings- player exchange & mayor's vote

Wal-Mart – stimulant or cancer?

Annual Citrus Sale for Student Scholarships


Annual Cheese Ball Sale for Student Scholarships
MP Women in Business, Inc.

Christmas around the Mt. Pulaski Square - some of these trees will be auctioned off on Dec. 3

Lincoln rejects Wal-Mart deal
5-4 vote stuns mayor and supporters of Supercenter project

Photos from Annual 2005 Fall Festival

Photos from 50's MPTHS Reunion

Photos from 1932 - 1950 MPTHS Reunion

Mt. Pulaski VFW Post 777 Veteran's Day Dinner
Honors the Old and the New November, 2005

American Legion Veterans & Auxiliary Members
50 Years of Service

Mount Pulaski Alpine Euro-Bakery
Lincoln Courier Sweet treats coming from Mount Pulaski Euro-bakery
 new Inside Mt. Pulaski's Alpine-Euro Bakery

Before                                        After 
Award-winning tree in town this year!


City of Mt. Pulaski
A.  Landscape Waste Program

B.  Leaf Collection Program

Major 2005 Events Coming to Mt. Pulaski

City Pick-up Dates for Landscape Waste

17th Annual Christmas on Vinegar Hill

Former Resident Reports on his Annual Alaskan Moose & Caribou Hunt

Former Resident  & Family Survive Wilma's Havoc

Logan County Courthouse marks 100th anniversary

An unreasonable woman takes on Formosa Plastics

Elder Hostel Tour - Monday - Sept 26

Cycle Rally at the Courthouse Square

Logan County Courthouse marks 100th anniversary - Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman and 
U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood will be the featured speakers for today's rededication and 100th anniversary
celebration of the Logan County Courthouse

Stop! It's illegal to feed the deer and other wild animals

Expert will take close look at tusks

Mammoth find
Student pulls prehistoric tusks from area creek

Elder Hostel Tour - Monday - Sept 26

Cycle Rally at the Courthouse Square

Photos from Annual 2005 Fall Festival

Photos from 50's MPTHS Reunion

Photos from 1932 - 1950 MPTHS Reunion

Ralph "Price" Blackburn's 90th

Mt. Pulaski Historical Museum Top-Floors Dedication - Sept. 8, 2005
Dr. Richard Norton Smith gives Dedication Speech

Hunter Safety Course in October: 7th - 8th

Annual Octoberfest - October 1

Not a bin buster in sight

Jan Schumacher, Logan County free-lance writer, 
visits Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Museum

Old MPTHS Woodworking Projects

Jan Schumacher, Logan County free-lance writer, visits Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Museum - August 30, '05

< click above for pics >

see Saturday's (Sept. 3rd) Lincoln Courier

Jan discovers two books written by Mount Pulaskians 
on the history of their town

City of Mt. Pulaski's street resurfacing project

Rev. Kevin Treptow is minister to the First United Methodist Church
 congregations of Mount Pulaski, Latham and Chestnut

PRO: Ethanol production does not consume more energy than it provides!

CON: Cornell ecologist's study finds that producing ethanol and
 biodiesel from corn and other crops is not worth the energy

Library "Chill-out"

Local Farm Family receives 2005 AG Award at State Fair

Schlitt Family Birthday salute to Joanne on her 80th

July 26, 1911
Unseasonably cool summer weather brought a July record low temperature 
of 46 degrees at Peoria.  Record lows for the date were also set at Lincoln, with 44 degrees; 
Champaign, with 47 degrees; and Decatur, with 48 degrees

Drought-stressed forages: threat to livestock

Mount Pulaski Pool a great place to cool off!

Local Communities gather to look at the future
of Logan County

That was rain, folks ...

Southeast continues to find rust

Logan Count Fair Results

Receiving the special recognition as Logan County Fair Miss Congeniality 
was 19-year-old Amber Turner of Chestnut

Near-record drought continues. . .
Corn crop almost beyond hope; soybean outlook a little better

This year's drought digs deep hole in the local economy
It's a '$32 million hit,' according to Logan Extension's unit leader

Despite small break, drought hasn't eased

Rev. Paul & Mrs. Wilma Droegemueller
Retirement Send-off

Classics collect in Mount Pulaski: 
Pierce-Arrow lovers 'Looking for Lincoln' as part of annual gathering

Pierce-Arrow Society brings 30 vintage cars to Mt. Pulaski

Senator Durbin visits Mount Pulaski Courthouse & town square


Vietnam Wall Memorial at Elkhart Sesquicentennial  - July 21- 24, 2005

Photos of Sesquicentennial celebration Thur-Sun, July 21-24

Triple-digit temperatures scorch Midwest

Tourism booming Museum seems to be boosting all attractions

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library sets record pace

Jul 18th:  Mt. Pulaski Township gets much needed rain
- varies from 1.5 to 3 in

Governor won't move fighters

Lawmakers pushing for more Lincoln attractions
in Central Illinois -
Mount Pulaski is one of these mentioned sites

Two accused of 'flipping'
150 properties in Springfield, Decatur in alleged scam

Drought worsens
NWS puts ‘severe’ label on Logan County’s dry spell

Rain too little too late?

Wood County Senior Citizens names room after former Coach Carol Woods' daughter

Crop hopes dry up
Corn yield outlook sags with every hot day minus rain

Mount Pulaski Fashion Style Show a Smash Hit

Annual 4th of July Fried Chicken Dinner
VFW Hall  10:30 - 1:30

Mount Pulaski Fashion Style Show a Smash Hit !

Local Farmer mulches his crop land like a garden

Monday's Storm brings much-needed moisture 
but also some wind-damage

Storms lash Springfield area
Numerous power lines, trees felled by powerful winds

Durbin collects ideas for Lincoln proposal

Durbin takes act on tour Discusses heritage bill with residents at Lincoln sites

Mt.Pulaski HS Cheerleading Try-outs June 7 & June 9

Luncheon & Style Show Jun 12, 2005

Senator Richard J. Durbin - visiting Mount Pulaski (Friday, June 3, 2005)

Crops begin to wilt
Forecasters see no break from drought-only .1 - .2 last night

Elderhostel Tour to the Abraham Lincoln State Historical Courthouse

Jazz & Blues Comes to the Prairie

Mt Pulaski Cemetery Memorial

Captain Manes - "The Fallen Soldier"

Mt. Pulaski Steenbergen Cemetery 

1868 Civil War dead honored on Decoration Day

Memorial Day Ceremonies

1st Annual MPHS Golf Outing - June 2

Mount Pulaski Pool a great place to cool off!

Annual Courthouse Prom Procession

2005 Mother-Daughter Banquet - 25th Annual

Land use and GIS to lay foundation for Logan County

Local Rotary donates
solar ovens to
C.O.P.E. - a Kenyan volunteer relief organization

Dedication of Logan County Tourism Bureau - Chamber of Commerce -
Economic Development Partnership Station

What's next for SYSCO?

Sysco Warehouse

SYSCO moving to Lincoln- Springfield facility to close in summer '06

New home of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau 
of Logan County and Lincoln / Logan County Development Partnership

Logan County Information Station ready to open doors

5-5-55 MPGS Class has Reunion

Vietnam veterans will never forget

Wanda "Hits" 80

Grand Opening & Anniversary Celebration
Fri & Sat - May 6-7

ABWA "Porkchops for Scholarships" BBQ - May 7

Logan County gets a Sneak Preview of the Spectacular Lincoln Museum

Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum Dedication - April 19, 2005

Durbin aims to link Lincoln sites:
Tourism plan could qualify  state for $10 million in grants

in Central Illinois -
Mount Pulaski is one of these mentioned sites

Elder Hostel Tour - April 14

Recent Elder Hostel & CSPAN Tours

Time passes, questions remain in Illiopolis

Son Views Pop's Work        

Blast probe isn't over
Feds still digging into fatal factory explosion in Illiopolis

"In Your Face Lincoln"

Voters give approval to sales tax increase

Mayor Bill Glaze answers questions about recent ordinance

1932 Clobes Automobile built by Mt. Pulaskian Cletus Clobes

Snowfall Photos

Minus Logan County sales tax increase -
cuts will run deep, officials warn

Governor applauds addition of ethanol futures to Chicago Board of Trade
AgriFIRST grants to promote ethanol and biodiesel

Co. board hears ethanol plant foes

Elkhart bridge gets layer of protection

Historic Elkhart bridge may be saved

Matt's Restaurant on the Square

In Midwest Investment Boom, Corn-to-Fuel Plants Multiply

Residents say, 'Not in our backyard'

Hilltoppers lose tough Regional Championship
battle against Warrensburg-Latham

Obama fills college gym

Obama holds meeting with MII strikers

Meeting Lucky Lindy

Mar 5    Photo Shoot at the Courthouse & Museum    Saturday
  PUBLIC is Invited             10:00 am

Count Pulaski Day    Friday - March 4 - Museum   NOON - 6 PM

Where everybody knows your name:
 Mount Pulaski regulars meet for morning coffee and chat

Witness grilled after marijuana ‘show and tell’ testimony

Finger-lickin' GOOD

Old Elkhart bridge gains new support

Panel debunks theory Lincoln was gay

Photos from 1st Annual Logan County Abe Lincoln Luncheon

LC names new president

Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Model on Display
in Lincoln Courthouse through February 12, 2005

American Legion Horse Shoe Dinner Feb 13

Photos from 1st Annual Logan County Abe Lincoln Luncheon

1st Annual Logan County Abraham Lincoln Luncheon - Feb 12

VFW Annual Breakfast Sunday - Feb 6, 2005

Don Baker's 80th Birthday Openhouse - Feb 6

Mt. Pulaski Methodist Church will have a chili, soup &
sandwich supper - White Elephant Auction to follow   
January 29

80th Birthday Party 
VFW - Sunday 1 - 3 pm

Tsunami survivors ran for their lives
Lincoln woman's brother was preaching when disaster struck

Tsunami survivors ran for their lives
Lincoln woman's brother was preaching when disaster struck

Erin Caley Wins Central Illinois
 VFW District 10
      Essay Contest

2005 Rose Parade

Mt. Pulaski Cub Scout Pack 122 Pinewood Derby results

Illini Bio-Energy hosts first Meeting for future Ethanol Plant

Local Woman's Missionary Brother and his Wife
involved in the Indonesian Tsunami Disaster