[January 05, 2019]
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Many people are familiar with the bragging rights bumper stickers
that say something to the effect of 'My kid is an honor student.' In
the Mount Pulaski School District No. 23, they have taken that
recognition one step further. After honor rolls are announced each
quarter, students who earned that high grade point average get a
sign to place in the front yard of their home. The sign simply says
"I excel @ Mt. Pulaski Community School District 23."
Roy Logan was out and about in Mount Pulaski recently, and he noted
several such signs in front yards and stopped to speak with a parent
who proudly relayed the sign was bragging rights for the whole
Indeed it is, and based on the number of signs in the community it
is also an excellent testament to the quality of education being
offered in the Mount Pulaski area.
Photo by Roy Logan
While much of the tennis world was awed by 21-year-old South Korean
tennis sensation Hyeon Chung’s climb during the Australian Open, a
Lincoln College professor had a personal interest in the player’s
performance. Hyondo Chung (no relation), Lincoln College Lead
Faculty for Exercise Science, has been a key member of Hyeon Chung’s
training team since 2014, focusing on the tennis star’s mental
conditioning. Hyondo Chung works with the tennis star during the
summers and visits regularly with him at other times during the
Hyeon Chung became the youngest player to advance to the Australian
Open semifinals in the past eight years. He was the only South
Korean player ever to advance beyond the fourth round of a Grand
Slam before having to pull out of his semi-final match against Roger
Federer due to a foot blister. Along the way Chung defeated world
number four ranked Alexander Zverev and six-time Australian Open
champion Novak Djokovic.
Photo by Mark Gordon
Ethan Hoinacki and Nicole Cox pose
for a picture inside their new business - Guest House, in downtown
Lincoln. The two have formed a partnership and opened up a coffee
house and bakery in the location originally known as By the Bean.
Photo by Nila Smith
The Lincoln Junior High School Poms Team is headed to the Illinois
Drill Team Association (IDTA) State competition. Ten young ladies
from Lincoln Junior High School make up the Trojanettes Poms Team
and they successfully competed over the weekend and earned a shot at
advancing to state competition to be held this Saturday in
Springfield at the BOS Center (formerly the Prairie Capital
Photo provided by Emily Martinez
Congratulations to the West
Lincoln-Broadwell Wolverines on winning the Sectional 5 championship
at Virginia on Wednesday night.
The Wolverines defeated Morton Blessed Sacrament by a score of 30-27
to advance to the 2018 8th Grade Class 1A State Tournament.
Photo provided by Terry Biggs
Introducing the Mount Pulaski Hilltop Club Executive Boards. The
Women's Board, front row left to right: Sam Brown, Julie Bobell,
Katie Alsup, Sheena Vinyard and Danielle Meister. The Men's Board,
back row left to right: Doug Smock, Andy Meister, Justin Jones,
Brian Beecraft and Steve Fulscher.
The new organization recently formed to help fill gaps left in the
community when the Mount Pulaski Jaycee's disbanded last year. Look
for the group to be involved in many events and fundraisers in the
Mount Pulaski community, all with the intent of giving support to
members of the community in times of need.
Photo by Teena Lowery
It took a couple of weeks longer than
expected, but on Wednesday, Valentine's Day, residents at St.
Clara's Rehab and Senior Care moved from their home on Fifth Street
to their new residences on the west side of Lincoln. Buses and vans
arrived a little after 8 a.m. and by 8:30 residents were being
seated for the ride across town. Among the early transfers was
Elaine Conrady, who rode over in the St. Clara's van, while others
rode over in a van provided by Castle Manor, and yet others were in
buses provided by Southern Bus & Mobility.
Photo by Nila Smith
Two Lincoln Community High School
wrestlers made school history this week as being the first ever to
compete in the IHSA State level competition. Congratulations to
Trevor Bree and Austin O'Donaghue for a remarkable accomplishment!
Left to right: Coach Jason Lawrence, Wrestler Trevor Bree, Coach
Walt Landers, Wrestler Austin O'Donaghue, Coach Justin Dietrich, and
Coach Sam McShane.
Photo provided by Jason Lawrence
While many eyes were turned to the
courts over the weekend at the John Welsh Memorial Trojan Basketball
Tournament, not everyone found the games as exciting as the toys
they had brought with them. These youngsters do find the gymnasium
floor near the portable bleachers at the Lincoln Park District to be
the perfect place to stage their imaginary battles.
Photo by Mitch Douglas
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