Every year when the fall season takes over, the pumpkin becomes very popular. There are pumpkin patches, pumpkins in a jar, pumpkin seeds, and so much more. The demand for this stuff skyrockets during this time. Continue reading “Pumpkin Capital of the World”
As the month of October rolls around, the Halloween spirit starts to take over. People become excited and anxious for the last day of October, so they can show off their costumes and go door to door collecting candy. When this day rolls around, the only people who get candy are kids. Candy givers will give teens a wacky look and only give them a few pieces of candy but will spoil the kids with handfuls. Teens get frustrated because they also want to join in on this once-a-year activity, oblivious that people have already formed an age limit on trick or treating. Continue reading “Trick-or-Treating Age Limit?”
Mr. Matt Lamsargis taught at LHS for 12 years before moving to Monticello High School in Monticello, Illinois for a year. Continue reading “New Staff – Mr. Matt Lamsargis”
Mr. Akers taught here at LHS from 2004 to 2006 after experiencing his mother teach here when he was young. He is elated to give students the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to be successful in the real world, also to contribute to the vision of LHS. Continue reading “New Staff – Mr. Akers”
Mr. Goff taught here at LHS in 1993 until the 2008-09 school year before moving to Springfield High School. Continue reading “New Staff – Mr. Goff”
On the night of September 14, 2018, the boys took home a loss. They were defeated, but they put up an amazing fight against the Senators who scored a 68 to the Lions’ 28. The poms team gave a great performance that was followed with a groovy performance from the band and flags team. Continue reading “UPDATED: Homecoming Game; LHS vs. SHS”
When the new school year began, the newspaper staff grew. One of those members is a senior named Shelby Holderread. She is not involved in any sports or clubs, but she uses her time to sleep, work and spend time with her friends: Haley McClanahan (12) and Sharee’ Rice (12). Continue reading “MEET THE EDITORS: Shelby Hoderread (12)”
On the first Monday of March, the only thing that comes to mind is the thought of not having school due to some guy named Casimir Pulaski. To most, Pulaski’s identity is unknown along with the reason for the holiday. Casimir is a highly respected guy that should not only be known to the Polish, but also known to everyone.
Casimir Pulaski was born in Warsaw, Poland on March 6, 1745. He followed his father’s footsteps and became involved in the military. Pulaski was one of the leading military commanders for the Bar Confederation, a league of Polish nobles that was formed to defend the liberties of the nobility within the Roman Catholic Church and the independence of Poland from Russian encroachment, and fought against the former Soviet Republics.
Following this, he traveled to North America to help with the American Revolutionary War after receiving a recommendation by Benjamin Franklin.
He actually even saved George Washington in war. The Americans were losing the battle against the British when Casimir realized that the British were trying to cut off retreat and capture Washington and his entire army. Pulaski then figured out an escape and saved Washington and his army.
Casimir became a general in the Continental Army and created the Pulaski Calvary Legion, which is his own little army.
Pulaski fought for the independence of both Poland and the United States. He is one of the eight people to be awarded honorary United States citizenship.
Casimir Pulaski Day is celebrated in mainly areas that have a large Polish population. One of those places is Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is actually where the law was passed to create this holiday due to the Polish residents that did not appreciate the fact of there not being any Polish heroes recognized.
Casimir Pulaski was a hero that helped give the United States and Poland their freedom. He fought endless battles and now we use that first Monday in March to give him thanks and honor him.
Mar. 12, 2018 – TBA (Away)
Mar. 13, 2018 – MacArthur (Away)
Mar. 14, 2018 – TBA (Away)
Mar. 16, 2018 – TBA (Away)
Mar. 17, 2018 – TBA (Away)
Mar. 20, 2018 – Jacksonville (Away)
Mar. 22, 2018 – Athens (Away)