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Hello 1962

Submitted by Jari Lynn Oncken - September 14, 2017

Jan. 11: Five cars which were derailed on the Illinois Central Switch track in Minonk about 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon were back on the rails by 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The cars, which blocked the 4th Street crossing, about 27 hours, did not upset, but merely ran off the track, probably due to snow and ice on the rails.

A crane was not needed to replace the cars; they were jacked up and pulled back onto the rails by the engine of the train.

Jan. 18: 38 year record of Woodford Co. High School basketball tournament winners showed Minonk winning in 1927, 1929, 1939, 1944, 1948; Minonk –Dana in 1951, 1952; and M-D-R in 1959.

The annual PTA pancake supper will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Minonk American Legion hall. This is the PTA's only money-making project.

Jan. 25: Minonk-Dana-Rutland and Low Point-Washburn High Schools were eliminated in the preliminaries of the Woodford County high school basketball tournament at El Paso Tuesday night.

There will be a teenage dance this Saturday night at the American Legion hall in Minonk.

Feb. 1: Leslie's Shoe Store, which has been operating in the Cicciarelli building since the fire destroyed their store last May 27, will move back to their original quarters next week. The building has been remodeled.

Feb. 8: At the annual congregational meeting at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church in January, the name of the church officially changed to St. Paul's United Church of Christ.

Feb. 15: Coach George Zarcoff's Minonk-Dana-Rutland basketball team had a pretty fair week, defeating both Flanagan and Cornell in the Midstate Conference contest, but losing to Wenona in a Little Brown Jug game Saturday night.

A "Court of Honor" was held by the Minonk Boy Scouts following a potluck supper served to the scouts and their families at the VFW Post Home Tuesday evening.

Visserings's store was sold this week to Mayor E. P. Moran and Eldon Johnson who operate the meat market department of the Chicago Butchers.

They will take over ownership of the Chicago Butchers from Mrs. Harriet Luedtke and will combine the two stores by moving to the Vissering building.