2018 Year in Review
September 18th thru 30th Top Pictures

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September 18
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 the winners.

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 regional.

(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 Coach Burgard

Teena Lowery
September 19

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


September 22

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


September 24
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


September 27

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 the fundraiser.

Teena Lowery


September 28

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 program.

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 the kids!

Photo by Rob Siebert


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