[January 05, 2019]
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On a warmer than warm Sunday
afternoon, the National Railsplitting competition took place at the
Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival in Lincoln. After
the hot and sweaty competition, the guys took time for a group photo
with Abraham Lincoln. This year there were some familiar faces among
Left to right are Lincoln, fourth place finisher Evan Coombs, second
place finisher Jonathon Norin, third place finisher Curtis Prochnow
and the big winner, placing first this year was Chris Friedlein.
Photo by Mitch Douglas
The Mount Pulaski Bruins win
Regional Championship for the first time in 14 years. This victory
was a long time coming. Putting how long it's been into perspective,
according to one of the Bruin moms, there is not a single Bruin
player who was born the last time Mount Pulaski won a junior high
(L-R)Front Row: Jackson Fricke, William Smith, and Isaac Pulliam
Second Row: Hunter Kretzinger, Landon Smith, Jameson Lowe, Manager
Franklin Wade, Colt Selinger, Kolin Gibbs, Wyatt Carlson, Tanner
Bishop, and Trenton Heath. Third Row: Assistant Coach Clark, Emmett
Carlson, Oran Kuhlman, Gavin Smith, Evan Cooper, Alec Martin, Andrew
Bailey, Ethan Payne, Jackson Fricke, Michael Stauffer, and Head
University of Illinois Extension
Master Naturalist Jim Struebing and Logan County promoter David
Doolin display a sign from their Kickapoo Creek Park project. The
pair has designed and installed signs that map 27 significant points
of interest in the park that allow visitors to use their cell phones
to access detailed information about each feature.
Photo provided by Jennifer Fishburn
Lincoln College has announced
long-term plans to go solar on the campus. A solar energy generation
system is being planned with installation to take place near the
college's baseball and soccer fields. The project is part of a new
renewable energy service agreement between Lincoln College and Clean
Energy Design Group, Inc.
LC's Mark Gordon said the photo "is only a sample of the type of
panels that would be installed and shows a more extensive
installation than what is likely to be installed at Lincoln
College." The project will likely begin in 2019.
Photo provided by Mark Gordon
At five years old, Norah Burgard is already working to do good
things in her community. Last weekend during the Mount Pulaski Fall
Festival, Norah with help from her parents, raised sold lemonade.
The funds she raised where added to past funds raised and she used
that money to purchase supplies including food and toys for the
animals at the Humane Society of Logan County.
Norah, her little sister Morgan, and her parents made a trip to
Wal-Mart to purchase supplies with the money she had raised and on
Wednesday, Norah happily delivered her donation to the HSLC.
Good job Norah! You serve as a good example to all of us!
Photo by Jan Youngquist
The 2018 Mount Pulaski Honeybears
Junior High Softball Team experienced a great deal of success in
their first school season in almost a decade.
Front L – R: Cecelia Davis, Sydney Lowe, and Abby Jones, Second Row
L – R: Kenzi Chandler, Ella Bobell, Kami Charron, Scout Tschantz,
Grace Davis, and Chloe Stone Third Row L – R: Makenna Wilham,
Keyleigh Stewart, Makayla Harris, Jayda Alspach, Hailee Daigh, Je’na
Rentmeister, and Josie Wakeman, Back Row: Assistant coach Chris
Caslin, Assistant coach Rex Tschantz and Head coach Travis
Lingafelter Not pictured: Mikayla Arata
Photo by Sarah Stone
The Mount Pulaski volleyball
community has a long history of helping others with the annual
"Volley for the Cure" or in this case, "The Volley for the Cause"
that took place on Tuesday night. The Lady Toppers, along with the
MPHS soccer team and legions of supporters, pulled together and
raised a record-setting $10,125 for two students who lost their
mother over the summer. The Lady Toppers along with their game night
rivals the Springfield Lutheran Crusaders, who also contributed to
On Friday, September 14th
approximately 350 students at Mount Pulaski Grade School
participated in a Color Run to kick off the school year and a new
year of participation in the Coordinated Approach to Child Health
Students participating in the fun run were splashed with colored
powder as various points on their course. All the kids, and even
staff and volunteers enjoyed getting the chalk-like powder all over
them. At the end of the run, CATCH Coach Mindy Switzer at Mount
Pulaski said some of the teachers where as well doused in color as
Photo by Rob Siebert
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