Local News - 2006

Political Cartoons

Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County

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

     Don's "Holmes & Sons" Garage 

Mount Pulaski Wholesale Alpine Euro-Bakery


Dec 27 Gerald Ford Dined Here -  Late president also Split Rails During his Visit

Dec 20 Robert's Sysco Donating 20 Truck-loads of Food to Central IL Food Bank 

Dec 14 Lincoln Will Get New Hospital

Nov 30 ICE STORM HITS MT. PULASKI & Surrounding Area Hard

Cast Iron Tombstone Trial
Re-enactment Photos

Nov 20 Karl Scroggin Wins Humanities Service Award

Nov 25 Elkhart Losing its School

Nov 23 First Christian Church Addition

Nov 23 New Firehouse Photos

Nov 14 EPA Having Hearing on Ethanol Plant - Facility Would be Located in Hartsburg's Backyard

Nov 5 Game Show Fan Gets her Timing Right - Mt. Pulaski Woman to Appear Next Week on 'Price is Right'

Nov 14 EPA Having Hearing on Ethanol Plant - Facility Would be Located in Hartsburg's Backyard

  2006 Christmas on Vinegar Hill   

Nov 12 Repeat Performance of the Castiron Tombstone Trial - Nov. 18, 2006  1pm - Courthouse



Mount Pulaski


Sat. Nov. 11th, 2006

120-150 people were in attendance at the Mount Pulaski
American Legion Hall for the Nov. 11 ceremony!  A gold-star 
flag was presented to the family of PFC James White, Jr. in
 recognition of their son's supreme sacrifice while recently 
serving in Afghanistan.  Recognition of all the other area 
veterans in service to their country was also given.

LCDR Jeff Giles, USN        Christmas Message from Iraq


ELECTION 2006 Scare Tactics: Politics, Halloween-style

Nov 1 Seven Copley Papers for Sale - SJR Among Four in Illinois & Three in Ohio

Oct 27 Nearly Half of 22,000 Homes Tested in Illinois had Excess Levels of Naturally 
            Occurring Radioactive Gas

Oct 26 22,000 Year-old Woolly Mammoth Tusk

Oct 22 Annual St. John's Lutheran Church Mission Project a Huge 

Oct 18 J. Casey Costigan Selected as Associate Judge for 11th Judicial Circuit

Oct 15 Mt. Pulaski Alpine Euro-Bakery - for sale

Oct 11 Mt. Pulaski First Christian Church Addition

Oct 11 Mt. Pulaski New Firehouse

Nov 5 Game Show Fan Gets her Timing Right - Mt. Pulaski Woman to Appear Next Week on 'Price is Right'

Nov 4 2nd Annual "Antique Appraisals: Valuable or Priceless"

Oct 28 World Champs Cards Came Back from the Dead to Finish First

Oct 28 Go Crazy, Folks! Cardinals Finish off Tigers, Win First Series Since '82

OCT 28 They Were There:  Illinois Fans Rejoice


Oct 27 Baseball's Biggest Little man Comes Through for Cards

Oct 12 Logan County Gets its First Taste of Winter

Oct 4 Chestnut EMS Back in Service

Sept 19  Trip Sours Area Farmer on Subsidies

Sept 14 Photos of Saddie's Secret Place

Sept 6 Tragedy Spawns New Life, New Shop

Sept 27 Elderhostel Tour- to Mt. Pulaski Courthouse

Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Re-enactment: Cast Iron Tombstone Trial - went well in front of 3 packed houses

Lincoln's Trail Comes alive Again - all former 14 county seats will be re-visited

Sept 20   Former Resident Reports on his Annual Alaskan Moose & Caribou Hunt

Sept 16 Robert's Sysco says, 'Thank you, Lincoln and Logan County' 

Sept 15 Electric Rates May Skyrocket 55%

Sept 6 Inspectors shut down Chestnut EMS

Aug 29 Chestnut Fire Feud Still Smolders

British Citizen's Travels Take Him Through Mt. Pulaski
 hears about our town from Mt. Pulaski's website

Aug 25 Child-Safety Alert in Mt. Pulaski & Vicinity - Attempted Pickup of Young Girl on Aug. 14

Aug 18 Invisible Children

new Roadwork has been Re-scheduled in Mt. Pulaski

Aug 9 New Plan Hearing Draws Few Questions

Lincoln & Logan County Development Partnership

2006 Annual Fall Festival Sept. 7 - 8 - 9

Aug 29 Mike Rayson Appearance Well-attended at the MP Grade School Gym

Photos of Mt. Pulaski Community Band Concert - on the Courthouse Lawn

Aug 7 North Elkhart Hill Grove Dedicated for Preservation

July 20 Monday's School Board Meeting - Board Responds with the Facts

July 10 Beetle Mania-Hard-shelled Japanese Critters are Chewing Their Way Through Logan Co.

Japanese Beatles on a Corn Leaf

Jul 31 Sweltering Heat to Continue

July 21 [Lincoln Courier] Chestnut Loses Grocery store to Fire - Cause of Blaze that Gutted Building is Undetermined

July 21 Firefighters Battle Blaze in Chestnut

July 21 Chestnut Fire Damages Grocery Store

July 15 Caution Required in Regards to Allegations Made to Mt. Pulaski School Board Distirct #23

Heart of Illinois Youth Workcamp - Photos & News - Mt. Pulaski - 2006

July 14 Man Rescued From Grain Bin

July 14 Inch From Death-Man Sinks Up to his Nose in Corn Inside a Silo

July 14 Mt. Pulaski-Elkhart Road Work Wins Backing From County Board

July 13 Chestnut Losing its EMS Vehicle Mt. Pulaski Fire Officials Opt out of Earlier Agreement

July 12 Photos of Illinois WorkCampers in Mount Pulaski

July 12 300 Pairs of Helping Hands Teens Flock to Logan County to Build, Repair and Serve

July 11
Rainy Day Provides Much Needed Moisture for Local Crops
2" Recorded Yesterday in and around Mt. Pulaski

Matt's Now: "Village Garden Family Restaurant" New Ownership as of July 3rd

July 11Youth Spend Summer Helping Others in & Around Mt. Pulaski

Welcome to Heart of Illinois Youth Workcamp!
July 9 - July 15

Photos & News Coverage of Illinois WorkCampers in Mount Pulaski

  VFW a Big Success!

Thanks to our friends in and around Mt. Pulaski
We apologize for closing early - sold out of fried chicken & desserts at 1:30!
~ 277 dinners sold ~

July 10 Dry June in Illinois

June 28 Photos: Christian Church Begins Work on It's New Addition

June 26 Photos: Hail Storm Hits South of Mt. Pulaski

June 21 County & Mount Pulaski Receive Storm Recovery Funds

2006 Library Summer Reading Program

June 20 Mt. Pulaski Getting  New Fire House

June 20 Mt. Pulaski Troop 122 Leave for Annual Summer Camp

new Photos of 2nd Annual Vintage Style Show

Where do all the Old Computers Go? Local Recycling Protects Environment

June 13 Faulty Wiring Cause of Lincoln College Fire

June 13 Lincoln College Fire Almost Disasterous

June 7 Ethanol Plant to be Built in Sangamon County

June 7 Elderhostel Tour to Mt. Pulaski

June 7 Vintage Cars Tour to Mt. Pulaski

Elkhart Bridge is Historical Site

June 6 Panel Spares Elkhart Bridge

June 6 Logan County Tourism Director Geoff Ladd Statement on Elkhart Bridge

June 6 Five Entities Agree: The Elkhart Tunnel-Bridge is Historical and Cannot be Removed

June 4 Renowned Marksman Settled in Elkhart in 1850's

June 5 Louisiana Decorates Former MP Courthouse Site Manager

June 3 New Photos of HS Addition

May 30 2006 Annual Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day - Another Big Success

Vonderleith Easter Egg Hunt Photos

2006 Summer Pool Hours

May 25 Technical Institute Moving from Lincoln to Springfield

May 25 Williamsville Bans Coal Trucks from City Street

May 24 Doppler Gets Upgrade at NWS

May 15 APC Battery Backups Helps Prevent: Sags,  Blackouts, Spikes & Surges

May 22 Spring planting nearly complete Area producers reach finish line with soybeans in ground

May 13 "I Spy" Bike Tour Traces some of the A. Lincoln Trails

May 10 Mt. Pulaski UMC Hosting a Mid-west Group Workcamp July 9 - 15: 

May 10 Planning Commission Sets County on Path to Growth

May 9 College Program Benefits City Police, Firefighters

May 8 Elkhart Group Seeking Information From School Board

Spring "Busting Out" in Mount Pulaski

May 12  Registration Still Open for Saturday's I Spy Lincoln Bike Tour
May 6 Local Soldiers Return to County after Spending Year-plus in Iraq
May 5   ALMH May Acquire Land New Hospital is Among Options Being Considered
Apr 26 Elkhart Residents Seek Information from Mount Pulaski School Board
Before Junior High Consolidation
Apr 19 Elkhart group questions moving students
Feb 27 Facts & Figures - Concerning Elkhart Consolidation with MPGS
May 2 Effort to Save Elkhart Bridge Wins Time
May 1 Downpour is Sure Sign That Drought is Over -
Sunday's deluge stalls cars in middle of flooded streets in Lincoln
Apr 29 The Old Two-stroke, Carbureted Outboard Motor May One Day Disappear
Apr 26   Robert's Sysco Project Impacts Lincoln's Budget
Apr 20 Lincoln College Museum Curator Lands on 200th Celebration Panel

Apr 19

City [Lincoln] becomes bull's eye
Apr 16 "The Gospel of Judas" & The Da Vinci Code - Modern-day Gnosticism
by Rev. Fr. Tom Shaw (Mt. Pulaski & Elkhart)
Apr 17 Storms cause multiple woes
Apr 20 Grand Rapids Michigan Tour of the Courthouse
Basic Computer Class Begins: Wed, April 26 - 3:30 MPGS
Apr 25 Mt. Pulaski Graduate Larry Garrison Inducted
Apr 24 Illinois to improve surveillance for Asian soybean rust
Apr 22 Main Street: Lincoln's Mall manager
Apr 13 Birding on Elkhart Hill
Apr 11 Farmland assessments expected to decrease
Apr 11 New index could drop farmland values
Apr 11 Elkhart Mine Remains Idle
Apr 10 Elkhart Coal Mine Fire Met with Swift & Successful Response
Apr 8 Elkhart Viper Coal Mine Fire is Extinguished with no Casualties - There are Damages
Apr 18 Logan County Benefited from a Full Range of Needed Rainfall
Apr 15

10 AM

EAnnual Easter Egg Preparation at Vonderleith
Apr 8 Eric Cowan Reports in with a Photo on the Flight Deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln
Apr 4 "WINDMILLS - THEIR HISTORY" by Mr. John Durdle
        Historian and owner of 40 windmills
Program starts at 6:30 pm Wed., April 12
Apr 4 Elkhart Citizens Organize in Response to Board's Decision to Consolidate Junior High Schools
Apr 4 Logan County Zooming in on Zoning & Ordinance Issues
Apr 5 By a Concerned Resident of Chestnut: Mount Pulaski Fire District downsizing threatens medical emergency response to Chestnut residents
Apr 5 Exit here! Logan County Starts Tourism Signage Campaign
Apr 3 School Board Approves the Elkhart Consolidation of  Grades 6,7,8 for the 2007-2008 School Year - Vote was 6-1
Apr 3 Logan County Regional Planning Commission Revamped

Lake Fork Auction Photos

Knauer's 50th

April 4 - was Florence Stoll's 91st Birthday

March 31 - April 2 Wind Damage

Florence Crippen 100 years Old Kathy Toohey's Aunt

33rd Annual Lake Fork Consignment Auction - March 25, 2006

Mt. Pulaski's Resident Turkey

Legionnaire's Disease in Lincoln

March 21 Logan County Election Results

Mar 21 Election Day - 4-5" Snow Storm - Schools Closed

Mt. Pulaski voters defeat confusing tax issue

Steenbergen Relay Tower Taken Down by March 12 Tornado

March 12 Tornado Information

Fricke earns medal for combat valor

Domestic abuse report leads to discovery of firearms arsenal

Area Guardsmen Headed to Iraq

Illinois drought could worsen Task force warns state to be prepared

Drought Conditions Remain  
Winter Fails to Dampen Dry Soil Conditions that Plagued Area
 Farmers Last Year

Consolidation Meeting on Elkhart School Packs
MP Unit District #23 Media Center

Elkhart wages school battle
Residents say school's future is at stake

School Proposal Chills Elkhart
Plan calls for sending junior high students to Mount Pulaski

Elkhart raps school plan-
Residents don't want part of grade school bused to Mount Pulaski

Consolidation Meeting on Elkhart School Packs
MP Unit District #23 Media Center

Old WWI Mt. Pulaski family photos and some diary entries...
This photo is of John Lehmann's Aunt Johanna (Grathwohl) taken around 1916.  The writing is in German
 and translates:  "John is carrying fodder to the horses.  John is going to wash my face with snow. 
If he tries, I will hit him with a snowball".

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Spring Brunch - March 19
American Legion Auxiliary

2nd Annual Logan County A. Lincoln Birthday Luncheon
at the Maple Club - Photos

Lincoln & Logan County Continue to Recognize A. Lincoln on his Birthday:
Lincoln Daily News
                                  Lincoln Courier

Long-time Chestnut Grocers Retiring

Local Collector has more than 11,000 decks of cards

Local Group Visits Ireland

Happy 87th Birthday to USA American Legion

Burglary suspects arraigned

County board questions tourism financing obligation and Sysco salary offers

Route 121 crash kills 2
Semi skids on slick patch of highway near Lincoln

Decatur-Herald: Feb 12th Top Story
Mt. Pulaski HS Maintains High Rankings by Raising Expectations & Focusing on Key Exam

Lincoln College holds formal ceremony for its new president

Lincoln & Logan County Continue to Recognize A. Lincoln on his Birthday:
Lincoln Daily News

Lincoln Courier

Drake focuses on social agenda
Board candidate vows to bring fresh perspective

news Water-Main Flushing: Feb7 & Feb 8

Logan County Sheriff's Deputy
Joe Pharis Completes Police Canine Handler Course

Mount Pulaski firm donates thousands of text books

County sales tax goes up

Ethanol plant zoning wins panel's approval

"The Big Blue Spruce"
-a holiday poem

Florence Stoll Continues Her Weekly Tradition at Vonderleith

- new Logan County book of Veterans Information to be Compiled