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Together, LCHS students make big impact in lives of children with
Congratulations to the students of Lincoln Community
High School who make up the 2017-18 RailerThon.
These students had a goal to raise $15,000 this year and they
exceeded that goal by a long shot. Saturday they presented HSHS St.
John’s Children’s Hospital with a check for $25,000.
Tropics Sign Restoration Nearly Complete
progress has been made in restoring the Tropics neon sign over the
past several months. Almost a year ago, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017,
the sign was moved from Lincoln to Springfield. The craftsmen at ACE
Sign Company then began working to bring it back to life, including
Joe Bringuet, one of the company’s original owners who actually
serviced the sign when it was located on site at the Tropics
restaurant. Joe helped not only with painting the lettering on the
restored sign, he also provided guidance to the younger workers at
ACE who were not so familiar with signs that use real neon tube
Restoration of the Tropics neon sign is nearly completed and plans
are being made for a grand re-lighting event scheduled for Saturday,
June 16, 2018.
Lincoln aldermen take the plunge with Dock Dogs
At the Monday, April 2nd meeting of the Lincoln City
Council aldermen agreed to provide $4,000 to assist in the financing
to bring a new event to the annual Pigs & Swigs Festival to be held
the first weekend in June.
Dock Dogs is a very popular event for dog owners and their pets,
which includes a variety of competitions where the dogs dive into a
pool of water. The competitions include retrieving what is thrown
into the pool with distance measured for their jumps into the pool.
There are also competition for “big air” and more.
Mount Pulaski City Council decides to table the decision regarding
Mayor James Cole
The fate of Mount Pulaski Mayor James Cole will have
to wait. While Cole was not in attendance at the regular Tuesday
night city council meeting, he released a letter dated April 10,
2018, stating, "With the allegations being made toward me, although
I don't agree, for the best interest of the City Government to
conduct the public's business I tender my resignation to take effect
immediately with the following stipulation, no legal action on the
allegations being leveled at me."
Atlanta citizens attend township meeting to protect their way of
life and preserve their history
At Tuesday night’s monthly Atlanta Township meeting
there were two agenda items that drew a significant crowd. The
township board meetings are usually sparsely attended by the public,
but on Tuesday night more than 80 people came out at the Atlanta
Park District Community Center to voice their opinions.
Both agenda items concerned the disposition of the Atlanta Cemetery
District. Prior to 2016 the Atlanta Cemetery District was owned and
maintained by a private concern, the Atlanta Ladies Cemetery
Association. That organization recognized that they were running out
of money, and turned the ownership and the maintenance of the 20
acre Atlanta cemetery over to the Atlanta Township in 2016, along
with approximately $133,000 in the perpetual maintenance fund for
upkeep. According to Illinois State law, the private organization
could not access the funds in the perpetual maintenance fund, but
the Atlanta Township could.
Lincoln College Announces New Academic Affairs Vice-President
Dr. Hamin Shabazz Will Lead College’s Academic
A former police officer who rose from being a G.E.D.
recipient to becoming the Dean of the College of Education and
Professional Studies at Sul Ross State University has been selected
to become the next Vice President of Academic Affairs at Lincoln
Heartland Community College brings work ready medical program to
Heartland Community College is offering a new program
in Lincoln to equip students with “work ready” training in the
growing field of health care.
Heartland’s Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students for
employment throughout the health care system. Phlebotomists draw
blood from patients for testing purposes and are employed at
doctor’s offices, hospitals, neighborhood health care centers, HMOs,
insurance carriers and other health care settings.
Eagle and nest spotted near Lincoln Cracker Barrel - Album
Another wonderful sign of
spring, the Eagle is nesting. This lady was spotted just off
Interstate 55 near the Cracker Barrel in Lincoln by Bob Elshoff of
Crawford, Murphy and Tilly Engineers. Elshoff is well-acquainted
with LDN photographer/reporter Curtis Fox and gave Fox a call. Fox
in response visited the sight and was just lucky enough to be there
when the eagle was tending the nest. A second, empty nest was also
spotted just to the north on I-155 near the Hartsburg exit.
Kudos to Elshoff and Fox both for their "eagle eye" in spotting the
nest and the beautiful bird.
City to vote on monthly billing of sewer and garbage
At the Monday night voting session of the Lincoln
City Council, three agenda items are expected to be voted on that
will have an impact on the monthly sewer and garbage billings for
Ribbon Cutting services return to Logan County
When someone invests the time,
energy, and money into opening a new business or renovating and
expanding an existing business, it is something they have worked
hard for and are proud of when they finish. It is a time when they
want the community to know what they have accomplished and to come
to join them in celebrating that accomplishment.
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For many years a traditional Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon Cut was one way that we as a community could come together
and support that new or expanding business and join in their
celebration. With the dissolution of the Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce in late 2017, Logan County has seen a decline in
ribbon cuts because there was no one who was available to facilitate
such an event.
After careful consideration, and a lot of discussion
between the owners, advertising, and content staff at Lincoln Daily
News, the paper has decided that it is in the best interest of the
community if someone steps up and takes the reins on ribbon cuts.
Often times we sit and say “someone should do this.” But when it
comes to being the one who says “I will do this,” we tend to step
back. LDN staff and its owners have decided that we can be that “I
will do this” entity.
Lincoln College Mens Volleyball Claims NCVF DII National
The Lincoln College Men’s Volleyball A team completed
their season-long mission on Saturday by winning the 2018 National
Club Volleyball Federation (NCVF) DII National Championship.
Mount Pulaski town meeting draws a crowd on water issues
The city of Mount Pulaski held an informational town
meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to address the community's water
Several concerned citizens turned out at the Family Life Center to
listen to a panel discussion led by Mount Pulaski City Council
members Matt Bobell, Aaron Palmquist and Andrew Neaville.
Superintendent of Water and Sewer Matt Presswood was also on hand to
discuss the information presented.
Lincoln College says ‘Game On’ with NAIA
College approved to join
four-year athletic association
Lincoln College celebrated its long-anticipated
acceptance into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes
(NAIA) with a “Game On” rally Wednesday, April 18. The rally
featured coaches, student athletes, pep talks from Lincoln College
President David Gerlach and Athletic Director Mark Perdue and
special recognition of the men’s volleyball team, which captured the
national championship April 14 in St. Louis.
Spring Clean-up Day in Lincoln results in a lot less trash laying
along city roadways
Volunteers gather in Latham Park -
Hi-Ho! Hi-Ho! It's off to work they go! -
Lunch in the park a great reward for a
huge effort - slideshow
On Saturday morning more than 125 people gathered in
Latham Park to start out a day of cleaning up city right-of-ways and
ditches. The group worked from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and gathered up
more than 175 bags of trash.
Emily Bucy and Abby Coers represent Logan County at the 122nd Boston
Two young women from Logan
County, who had no idea each other was in Boston last week, ran the
2018 Boston Marathon and they finished the race just a minute and a
few odd seconds apart from each other.
Abby Coers recounts her wonderfully miserable day at the Boston
If you think that’s coincidental, how about this information: they
both grew up in rural areas, they both graduated from the same high
school and same college AND they both pursued careers in
agriculture. A major difference though is one works for the company
that sells the “green tractors” and the other one works for the
company that sells the “red tractors.”
Meet Emily (Allspach) Bucy and Abby Coers, if you will.
A first-hand account of the race as recorded
by Abby Coers.
Woke up at 6am on Marathon Monday,
posted on Instagram about how ready I was to run the Boston Marathon
today and text back a couple friends who sent messages about the
race. Getting out of bed I peaked out the window to see a dreary
day, but it didn’t look like rain (it was raining although I didn’t
see it). I knew I was going to make this race mine, semi-chilly day,
a little rain, eh this may actually be a great day for a 26.2 mile
Amazing downtown attic find yields Lincoln’s earliest history
Donath shares treasures from the Shew Collection - Album
Paper treasures give a glimpse at Lincoln businesses in the 1890's
Life can be full of pleasant surprises. During the
monthly meeting of the Logan County Genealogical and Historical
Society, historian Bill Donath told the society about one that
occurred to him recently.
Mark Shew from the recently closed MKS Jewelry store on the square
in Lincoln stopped by last September to tell Bill that while
cleaning out the space for a new owner, a small room had been
discovered that was boarded up. When it was opened, there was a pile
of what looked like old newspapers. Shew wanted to know if the LCGHS
wanted this seeming pile of dirty trash.
Mount Pulaski City Council discusses mayoral
and water issues
The Mount Pulaski City Council met on Tuesday, April
24, 2018 and discussed many items on the agenda. Primarily of
importance were those issues involving the now former Mayor Jim Cole
and the city's water issues.
With Mayor Pro Tem Darrell Knauer absent, and new City Attorney
Jordan Klein present, Joyce Maxheimer served as the mayor pro tem
for the evening.
After review of the usual business matters, Mayor Pro Tem Maxheimer
said, "Okay we move on to the mayor's resignation."
There was a moment of unplanned silence.
Lincoln’s singer/song-writer Alexa Redd greets
the world today with her CD “Right Time”
Sixteen year-old Alexa Redd from right here in
Lincoln, Illinois, is releasing her new music worldwide today. It is
available on digital download right now at iTunes, Spotify, and over
150 places on the internet that teens know where to find music.