Logan county has organized an Agricultural society. [Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) April 17 1856 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]
The bank of Elkhart, in the village of Elkhart, has closed its doors. The failure came after an investigation by a bank examiner. The deposits in the bank amount to about $80,000. Frank W. Cottle, whose accounts as cashier are short $32,000, has committed suicide. Securing a revolver from the room of his son Jordan, he placed the muzzle of the weapon in his mouth and pulled the trigger, the discharge tearing away the side of his head. Since the bank doors were closed four days before Cottle had been confined to his bed. he started to Springfield with the directors of the institution to consult the State Auditor regarding the affairs of the bank and was taken sick on the station platform. Dr. C. B. Taylor, who attended him, found symptoms of poisoning and treated him accordingly. After partial recovery, Dr. Taylor says, Cottle admitted to him that he had taken morphine the day before, but to allay physical suffering and with no intention of self-destruction. The suicide has created commotion in the village, which was already greatly wrought up over the exposures of the last few days. Algonquin Herald (Algonquin, IL) March 13, 1902, page 3; Submitted by R. Line]
CHESTNUT - The Parent Teachers Association held their regular meeting at the Chestnut high School on Wednesday night. An interesting program was given. [Jan 1932 The Mt. Pulaksi Times - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
CHESTNUT - The 7th and 8th grade pupils took their final examinations Saturday, January 9th.[Jan 1932 The Mt. Pulaksi Times - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
CHESTNUT M. E. CHURCH
Our choir will broadcast another program of sacred music over radio station WJBL next Sunday evening from 6 to 6:30. The choir has done much intensive practice during the last few weeks and has prepared a find program of anthems and hymns. The male quartet will also appear on the programs. After the broad cast, the choir and the orchestra will give a concert at 7:30pm the same evening at the St. Paul's Methodist Church in Decatur. [Jan 1932 The Mt. Pulaksi Times - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
THE CHOIR--will meet for rehearsal Friday evening at the home of A. S. Buehler and the orchestra will meet Saturday evening at the home of E. C. Myrick. [Jan 1932 The Mt. Pulaksi Times - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
The Womens Foreign Missionary Society meets this week at the home of Mrs. Myrtice Lakin on Wednesday afternoon. [Jan 1932 The Mt. Pulaksi Times - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
The Epworth Leaguers greatly enjoyed their visit to the Mt. Pulaski League last Sunday evening. About a dozen of our young people met with the leaguers of Mt. Pulaski for the devotional service, which was led by Hilma Park, We are looking forward to their return visit, which they expect to make in a few weeks. [Jan 1932 The Mt. Pulaksi Times - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
LAKE FORK - The Honor Roll of the Lake Fork School, Primary room for December. Mary Frances Coates, 93 3-7; Richard laatch, 93 1-5; Meridith Peterson, 92; Paul Coats, 91 2-5; Ruby Ketcham, 90; Clayton Marks 90. Others on the Honor Roll are Howard Bryson. 95, 1-6; Frances Neal 95; Fern Munyon, 93 1-2; Millard phillips, 93 1-6. [Jan 1932 The Mt. Pulaksi Times - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
AUSTIN TOWNSHIP - The "Lake View" district gave a Pot Luck Supper Friday evening at the school house followed by a miscellaneous program, which will be repeated Thursday evening at Warrensburg in the High School. The public is cordially invited. This is a free entertainment Sarah Rotramel is teacher. [Jan 1932 The Mt. Pulaksi Times - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
AUSTIN TOWNSHIP - The Montor School gave a very interesting program Friday evening. [Jan 1932 The Mt. Pulaksi Times - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
AUSTIN TOWNSHIP - The W. M. A. Society of Harmony met with Mrs. George Heilman on Thursday afternoon. [Jan 1932 The Mt. Pulaksi Times - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
Bad roads and a rainy day kept many members away from the monthly meeting of the D.W.Y.W. CLUB which was held in the country home of Mrs. Ernest Hild, south of this city. Those who attended the meeting passed a pleasant afternoon with a social hour and contests that were won by Mrs. Clarence Bowers and Mrs. Charles Stopher. Mrs. Fred Hild will entertain the club members in her home on Feb. 09. [Mt. Pulaski Times, Thursday-January 14, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
THE LOYAL DAUGHTERS SUNDAY school class of Christian Church met Tuesday afternoon in the country home of Mrs. Harry Downing with Mrs. E. A. Downing and Miss Sophia Gulso assisting. Officers named at the annual class election were: President, Mrs. J. M. Rothwell; secretary, Mrs. Ray Tribbett and treasurer, Miss Della Washburn. A Social hour and serving of refreshments followed the business meeting. [The Mt. Pulaksi Times, Thursday, January 21, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
Lincoln, Latham and Elkhart were well represented at the monthly card party given in the American Legion rooms on Monday evening under the auspices of the auxiliary. Tables were placed for Pinochle, Bridge and 500. The honor winners were Mrs. Jane Heinzel, Mrs. Charles MeCue, Mrs. Everette Rothwell, Mrs. Ruth Long and the door prize was awarded to Mrs. Alma Reinders. [The Mt. Pulaksi Times, Thursday, January 21, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
Mrs. Charles Schmitz entertained the members of the Twentieth Century club on Thursday afternoon in the Anderson Tea Room. Four tables were placed for 500 at which the honors were won by Mrs. Alma Reinders, Mrs. Geo. Suedmeier, and Mrs. C. G. Hughes. Delicious refreshments were served at the conclusion of play. Mrs. M. J. Kautz will be the next hostess. [Mt. Pulaski Times, Thursday-January 14, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
Mrs. M. J. Kautz entertained the members of the Twentieth Century Club on this Thursday afternoon. [The Mt. Pulaksi Times, Thursday, January 21, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
LAKE FORK - On account of the bad roads it has nearly made it impossible for the childen from here to get to Mt. Pulaski to school. [The Mt. Pulaksi Times, Thursday, January 21, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
AUSTIN TOWNSHIP - Evans School is planning a big community program for Feb. 26th. [The Mt. Pulaksi Times, Thursday, January 21, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
AUSTIN TOWNSHIP - The "Lake View" district program given at Warrensburg Thursday evening was a great success. The teacher Miss Rotramel, thanks all who co-operated and attended. [The Mt. Pulaksi Times, Thursday, January 21, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
CHESTNUT - Mrs. W. G. Smith entertained the Rainbow S. S. Class at her home on Tuesday night Jan 12th. [The Mt. Pulaksi Times, Thursday, January 21, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
CHESTNUT - Miss Mildred Kurtz, Teacher of the 7th and 8th grade treated her pupils by taking them to see "Sooky" at the Lincoln theatre on Monday night. Jan 18th which was greatly appreciated by fourteen pupils. [The Mt. Pulaksi Times, Thursday, January 21, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]
CHESTNUT M. E. CHURCH
THE EPWORTH LEAGUE OF MT. PULASKI will visit our young people Sunday evening and will have charge of the Epworth League service at six o'clock. Our folks visited their church two weeks ago and likes their fellowship very much, and are expecting a fine meeting together this coming Sunday. They will also be glad to have adults attend their meeting. Rev. Harry M. Blout of Mt. Pulaksi will accompany his Epworth leaquers here, and will preach for us at the evening service which will follow the Epworth League service. We are planning for a very helpful service. We want to give Brother Blout a good audience and we want our choir members to be on the job with special music.
The officers and teachers of the Sunday School will be entertained at a social gathering next Monday evening at annual election of officers will be held. We hope every member of the Sunday School board will be present.
The choir will meet for rehearsal at 7:15 Friday evening at the parsonage. They will prepare music for both Sunday morning and evening services.
The Ladies Aid is sponsoring a pot-luck supper and Birthday Social for the entire congregation to be held Wednesday evening, Jan. 27, 1932. Each family is asked to bring whatever they wish for the supper, and the only expense will be the birthday offering of one cent for each year of your age. And fear not, you will not be asked to reveal what your age is! After the supper, a program of entertainment will be given, consisting of numbers of stunts from the groups of folks born in the different months of the year.
Last Thursday evening the Rainbow class was entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Smith. Seventeen members were present and a very enjoyable time was reported. The class also elected officers for the coming year as follows: President Merritt M. Williams, sec. treas. Mrs. Roy Barber. [The Mt. Pulaksi Times, Thursday, January 21, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]