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Kroger to Close Store in Lincoln
Kroger’s Central Division announced today the
decision to close its store at 1475 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln,
Illinois. Company leaders attribute the decision to ongoing poor
financial performance. Kroger has long monitored operations, hoping
the store could return to profitability; however, recent evaluations
suggest such improvement is no longer realistic. So, with the lease
expiring, the store will cease operations by the end of this month.
Governor signs bill creating Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission
Appointees will develop plans for a 2026 celebration
of famed historic route
Bruce Rauner has signed legislation creating the Illinois Route 66
The commission will develop plans for celebrating the famous road’s
100th anniversary in 2026.
Rauner appoints Rep. Tim Butler as new co-chair of Illinois
Governor Bruce Rauner announced he has appointed
Illinois Rep. Tim Butler to serve as co-chair of the Illinois
Bicentennial Commission. Butler joins fellow co-chairs Gloria
Castillo and Lori Healey.
Community celebrates Rodeway Inn in Atlanta - Album
On Tuesday, July 31st, a large group of friends,
family, church family and Atlanta business representatives gathered
at the Rodeway Inn in Atlanta to celebrate a milestone with the
Holkar family that owns the motel long known as the Atlanta Route 66
A ribbon cut was held to celebrate joining the family of Choice
Three Generations Healthcare Network facilities in central Illinois
earn national honors
A federal contractor tasked with helping skilled
nursing facilities around the country improve their results has
placed three central-Illinois buildings in its top-10-percent list.
When Telligen – a health management firm that works
with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department
of Health and Human Services – released its latest “honor roll,”
Generations at McKinley Place, Generations at McKinley Court and
Generations at Lincoln each made the cut.
Logan County Community comes together on Purple Heart Day
Tuesday August 7th was Purple Heart Day across the
country. It was a day to acknowledge and remember the sacrifices of
soldiers in all military branches who were wounded or lost their
lives from wounds received in military battle.
In Lincoln, a Purple Heart Ceremony was held at the
All Veteran’s Park on Union Street. The day included laying a purple
heart-shaped wreath at the monument in honor and remembrance.
Logan County Briefs:
November ballot initiative to make county a second amendment
Solar Farms and Gardens
During the Logan County Board's Regular meeting in
July several matters were voted on, one regarding a citizen’s right
to bear arms and another on future alternative energy sources.
County citizens to vote in November on state gun law
Executive and Personnel Committee Chairperson Emily Davenport
brought forward four motions, one on the position of the county
regarding State gun law.
Board members discussed language for an Advisory Referendum to be
placed on the November 6th, 2018, General Election ballot for a
Firearms Sanctuary Resolution.
Christian Lowry Named LCU's Director of Athletics
Lincoln Christian University (LCU) and President Dr.
Don Green are excited to announce the promotion of Christian Lowry
to the position of Director of Athletics (AD). Lowry, a graduate of
LCU, has been promoted to the helm of the LCU Athletic Department
after serving as the Athletic Coordinator for the last three years.
He will replace Nathaniel Smith, who, after serving two years as the
Director of Athletics at LCU, has accepted a positon in the athletic
department at the University of Northern Iowa.
Fitness Court Grand Opening Ribbon Cut and Launch Party enjoys a
Fitness Court sees lots of interest on
Opening Day - slideshow
Crowds surround court to see
demonstrations and first fitness challenge - slideshow
Thursday morning a massive crowd arrived at the new
city of Lincoln/Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Fitness Court for
the grand opening ribbon cut and launch party.
Opioid Task Force learns details of new Noxalone tracking program
The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Community
Health Collaborative Opioid Task Force met on Thursday August 8th.
The meeting was an opportunity for the various subgroups within the
task force to offer updates on the work they are doing to deter the
use of opioid based drugs within Logan County.
The task force is utilizing a four pillar approach that includes but
is not limed to prevention, education and treatment.
During the meeting the group heard from task force member Lincoln
Fire Chief Mark Miller regarding a new program he is utilizing to
track the usage of Noxalone or Narcan within the county.
Lincoln City Hall changes: New part time person to be hired for City
Privacy wall to be built in the former zoning office
On Monday evening, Lincoln aldermen agreed to hire a
new part time person to work at City Hall in the City Clerk’s Office
The decision came after discussions over recent weeks concerning the
work load at the City Clerk’s Office since switching sewerage
billing from quarterly to monthly.
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Lincoln asked to make a commitment for Fifth Street Road Project
Monday evening, Lincoln aldermen spent the better
part of the first hour of their council meeting discussing issues
pertaining to the Fifth Street Road Project. On hand to take part in
that discussion were Logan County Engineer Bret Aukamp, Chris Isbell
with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Julie Ship with
Hanson Engineering and Stan Hansen with Crawford Murphy and Tilly (CMT).
Bruce and Cindy Stacy say goodbye to workaday and hello to
Local pharmacy to close for good at 6 p.m. this evening
At 6 p.m. this evening Bruce and Cindy Stacy will
turn out the lights and lock the doors at Stacy’s Family Pharmacy.
This effectively brings to end one chapter of their lives and starts
another simply titled ‘Retirement.’
Caleb Coogan Memorial Playground dedicated at Mount Pulaski Grade
On Sunday, August 19, 2018, a nice crowd gathered at
the south end of the Mount Pulaski Grade School property to dedicate
the school playground in memory of Caleb Coogan. Caleb was a sixth
grade student at MPGS when he was killed in an ATV accident on
September 6, 2017.
Search finally over for new Logan County Supervisor of Assessments
The pressing need to find a new Logan County
Supervisor of Assessments has at last been resolved.
The Logan County Board had a difficult time finding the right person
to replace Supervisor of Assessments Denise Martinek, who completed
her duties at the end of her term.
Statement by Lincoln Police Chief Paul
Adams regarding cautionary lockdown at Lincoln Junior High School
Wednesday, August 22nd 12:54 p.m. Lincoln Police were requested to
the 300 block of Sixth Street in reference to a domestic battery.
arrived and began their investigation to learn that the suspect had
left on foot and was in the area.
located the 24 year old suspect coming from Lincoln Junior High
Habitat for Humanity of Logan County forced to discontinue
electronics recycling program
Will continue to accept aluminum and scrap metal
for Humanity of Logan County (HFHLC) has been informed by the
company that collects all the recycled materials that they no longer
will service Lincoln, Illinois. This announcement means that all
electronics and other materials normally accepted on the 2nd
Saturday each month at the HFHLC warehouse is effective immediately.
St. Clara’s passes the keys to Fifth Street facility to Lincoln
Wednesday morning, history changed in Lincoln as the legacy of St.
Clara’s Manor and St. Clara’s Hospital came to an end on Fifth
Street in Lincoln. But the end of an era marked a new beginning, a
new era and a legacy that will grow in the coming years.
Board approves purchase of 12 new vehicles and new radios for
Logan County Regular Board meeting Tuesday, August 21, the board
voted on the purchase of 12 new squad cars and new radios for the
Darin LaHood holds quarterly Veteran’s Affairs Committee meeting in
Logan County Arts turns boarded windows
into a framework for beautiful art in downtown Lincoln - slideshow
Saturday, August 18th the Logan County Veterans Assistance
Commission hosted the quarterly meeting of United States Congressman
Darin LaHood’s Veteran Affairs Committee. Local VAC Director Dan
Benedict sat at the head table with LaHood and was joined by
LaHood’s Veteran Advisors Mike Gilmore and Retired Colonel Dave
Governor Rauner makes stop at the Mill on Route 66 during Annual
Governor's Motorcycle Ride
Rauner leads Route 66 motorcycle ride
Bicentennial Plaza dedication for Constitution Day
Governor's annual Route 66 Motorcycle
Ride - Rauner and a few hundred friends stop by the Mill on Route 66
in Lincoln - slideshow
Governor's annual Route 66 Motorcycle
Ride - Mill enjoys hundreds of visitors...and shoppers - slideshow
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner smiled for the camera
(pic top right) alongside Geoff Ladd, Assistant Director of the
Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway and founder of the local Route 66
Heritage Foundation. The occasion was the Governor's Annual
Motorcycle Ride on Route 66, and his scheduled stop at the Mill on
Route 66 Museum in Lincoln.
Hartem's Anna Hayes - Living that volleyball dream
Commits to the University of Memphis
It has been a busy summer for Hartem volleyball
standout Anna Hayes. She made a trip to Memphis, Tennessee back in
May with her mom, Jennifer, just as the summer was beginning to kick
in. While a stop at Graceland was a given for these Elvis fans, a
visit to the University of Memphis was on their agenda as well. What
transpired out of that visit to Memphis is something that is off the
Gordmans coming to Lincoln
Online applications being taken now
Job Fair scheduled for September 21st
Gordmans, a retailer that has been delighting guests
for more than 100 years with bigger brands and smaller prices on
trend-right merchandise, is now hiring for its new store in Lincoln,
Illinois. The new store is scheduled to open in November, just in
time for the holiday shopping season.