poultry, first award winner
wildlife production and management winner
Nick Cale, swine
production, placement winner
Devin Pegram, small
animal production and care winner
specialty animal production winner
swine production, second
agricultural services, second
Nathan Applegate, Home and community
Carroll Catholic School honor students
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Son of Dr. and Mrs. Amir Wahab, Lincoln
Son of Robert and Jennifer Bailey, Lincoln
Son of Michael and Alexandra Sanborn, Lincoln
Daughter of Laurie Lahr, Lincoln
Daughter of Mark Lahr, Pleasant Plains
Knauer has been named January Senior-of-the-Month at Mount
Pulaski High School. Justin is the son of Kevin and Monica
Knauer of Mount Pulaski.
During high school, Justin has been a high honor roll student and
has been active in a variety of extracurricular activities. He has
participated in student council, yearbook, Science Olympiad and
Spanish Club. He was elected to National Honor Society and was
selected to participate in Worldwide Youth in Science and
Engineering activities. He is a three-sport athlete, participating
in baseball, basketball and golf.
Justin has earned his Eagle Scout rank through Boy Scouts and is
a member of St. Patrick/St. Thomas Youth Group.
He plans to attend the University of Illinois to major in civil
The Senior-of-the-Month program is co-sponsored by Mount Pulaski
Pharmacy and Johnson's Food Center. Monthly winners receive $100
savings bonds and are eligible to compete for the $1000
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Illini Central announces December Student of the Month
Pictured from left: Bob Werner,
executive vice president of 1st State Bank; Kelsey Laugel; Ed
The 1st State Bank of Mason City and Illini Central
High School are pleased to present
Kelsey Laugel with the December Student of the
Month Award. For demonstrating outstanding
character, Kelsey receives a $50 savings bond from 1st State Bank
and a reference work appropriate to her course of study from the
Illini Central High School faculty.
Kelsey is the daughter of Tim and Diane Laugel. Her
classes this year are Human Physiology, Spanish 4, Accounting,
Physics, AP English and Physical Education.
In addition, Kelsey keeps busy with a number of
extracurricular activities: the volleyball team, Science Olympiad,
Science Club, Link Crew, PawPrint, and Worldwide Youth in Science
and Engineering. She is also a part of Student Service.
Outside of school, Kelsey is an athlete with Illini
Elite Volleyball Club.
Kelsey plans to attend and play volleyball at
Illinois Wesleyan University, where she will possibly major in
political science and English, while taking pre-law classes.
United Way of Logan County will have its monthly meeting on
Monday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room in the Farm Bureau
building. Board members, please remember that if you cannot attend,
you need to call 735-4499 prior to the meeting. If there is anyone
in the community who wishes to be considered as a potential board
member, you may call Lois at the above number. The executive board
will meet at 4:30 p.m.
Pancake and sausage meal at Zion Lutheran School,
1600 Woodlawn Road, is this Saturday, Feb. 6, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It's an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage meal with carryout
available. You can buy bulk sausage and bid on numerous items in
their silent auction.
Postville Courthouse, 914 Fifth St. in
Lincoln, will host a celebration of Abe Lincoln's birthday
this Saturday from noon to 4 pm. The public is invited to visit and
enjoy a tour, along with …
The VFW at 915 Fifth St. in Lincoln will have
a chicken and noodle dinner from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Mount Pulaski VFW is having their annual
all-you-can-eat pancakes and whole-hog sausage breakfast on Super
Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7. The event is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW
Hall in Mount Pulaski.
Got a good piece of news, information or
something that we can all brag about? If you do, e-mail Mike and let
us tell everyone about it. Plus you can win cash. Every submission,
whether we use it or not, will get your name in the Close Up grab
bag. At the end of the month we will draw a name and someone will
get $25 just for dropping us an e-mail. If you wish, we will be
happy to donate your winnings to the organization of your choice.
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