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Sunday afternoon open house marks one year anniversary of the Mill
on Route 66 Museum
After more than a decade of hard work
and dedication from the members of the Route 66 Heritage Foundation,
last year on Saturday, April 29th, 2017, the Mill on Route 66 Museum
opened to the public.
This year, on Sunday, April 29th, the Mill celebrated the completion
of its first year as a bona fide museum and the beginning of its
second tourist season with an open house event.
Elkhart Veterans’ Park Awarded Grant
The Village of Elkhart Veterans’ Park
renovation project has been awarded a Landmarks Illinois World War I
Monument Preservation Grant for World War I monuments/memorials that
are in need of conservation, repair, stabilization or other
Building and commercial solar development ordinances pass Logan
County Regional Planning Commission
On Wednesday, May 2, the Logan County
Regional Planning Commission heard a report from Logan County Zoning
Officer Will D’Andrea. Several Logan County Zoning Ordinance
Amendments will be brought to the Zoning Board of Appeals at a
public hearing this evening, Thursday, May 3.
LLCEO students showcase businesses at annual tradeshow
On Wednesday evening, nine talented and intelligent
young people, all either juniors or seniors from local high schools,
participated in a small business tradeshow held at the American
Legion. The activity was the final stage of their school-year-long
participation in the Lincoln Land Creating Entrepreneurial
HillTopper Wind Farm Construction to begin
Project includes $10 million in road improvements
Initial construction of the
HillTopper wind farm is underway. 74 wind turbines will be
constructed to the south and west of Mount Pulaski. The construction
will also include work on the public roadways.
Over 30 miles of roadways will be improved. The project will include
58 cross-road culverts and over 9 miles of asphalt resurfacing. More
than $10M of improvements will be made to the local roadways.
Business community welcomes new ownership of Renew Consignment and
evening a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in honor of the new
owners of Renew Consignment and Thrift, located at 201 South
Sangamon Street in Lincoln.
ZBA review of building and commercial solar development ordinances
to go before the Logan County Board with no recommendation on
building standards revision
On Thursday, May 3, the Logan County Zoning Board of
Appeals held a public hearing to consider several zoning ordinance
amendments. The sections being amended or added to included building
standards, tiny homes, and a solar ordinance.
Lincoln College Receives Environmental Grant
College to Receive Funding for Conservation Projects
Lincoln College has been awarded a
$3,645 environmental grant for watershed awareness from Illinois
American Water. Lincoln College was one of nine initiatives to
receive grant funding and the only college to receive funding.
Lincoln Station Renovation Named “Project of the Year”
The Illinois Department of
Transportation announced today that the Illinois chapter of the
American Public Works Association has recognized the renovation of
the historic passenger rail depot in Lincoln as its “Project of the
ALMH Market enjoys a very busy opening day
Season opener starts with a ribbon cut -
Market offers plenty of buying
opportunities - slideshow
Fun, food, and entertainment top of the
day - slideshow
On Saturday morning the Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital Market kicked off its third season in
Lincoln with a ribbon cut. The cut was followed by the 8 a.m.
ringing of the bell telling shoppers that it was time to come inside
and take advantage of all the market has to offer.
Cassidy Clark is a State Track and Field Champion and oh, she’s a
Cassidy Clark represented Mount
Pulaski Grade School at the IESA Class A State Track and Field Meet
in East Peoria on Friday and in true thrilling Clark fashion the
eighth grade standout track and field athlete won first place in the
shot put AND later in the day she placed second in the discus. What
an amazing feat!
Eaton Community Involvement Team presents checks to local
On May 7, representatives from the Eaton Lincoln
Plant met at Lincoln City Hall to view and inspect the Building
generator that was donated.
Peter Pan a big treat for the audience - Album
The cast of Peter Pan presents a gift
to Kim Peterson-Quinn, their instructor and director at Lincoln
Community High School at the end of the play this past weekend. The
play was a very ambitious undertaking for the students that included
special riggings so that the title character and others could take
flight across the stage. Over the four days the play was offered the
work of the students paid off tremendously and crowds thrilled at
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Logan County Board approves salaries for the treasurer, county
clerk, and sheriff after much discussion
On Tuesday, May 15, the Logan County
Board held its monthly meeting voting on several motions. One focus
of discussion was salaries for the treasurer, county clerk, and
City may vote to NOT hire a new city administrator
After quite a bit of debate on
Tuesday evening, Lincoln aldermen agreed to place a motion on the
Monday night voting session that would, if passed, verify that the
city will not be hiring a full time city administrator in the
Congratulations to Neil Alexander and Kari Froebe for their Coach of
the Year honors by the IBCA
Lincoln is very blessed to have a
number of terrific coaches in the community who care about the
student athletes they are building. None rank higher than legendary
Railers Basketball Coach Neil Alexander and the modern day Wonder
Woman, Coach Kari Froebe of West Lincoln-Broadwell basketball fame.
Abe gets his summer shade - Album
Summer is near and tourism season is
starting. On Wednesday the crew at Brad Matthews Construction
returned the cover to the Railsplitter Covered Wagon in Lincoln. The
World’s Largest Covered Wagon is a big draw for travelers passing
through Lincoln on Route 66.
Logan County Tourism Bureau approaches Lincoln with proposal for new
On Tuesday evening, Logan County
Tourism Director Cris Wibben and Tourism Assistant Morgan Gleason
presented a proposal to Lincoln aldermen for a new “Welcome Garden.”
The idea of the garden came up at the April Tourism meeting when it
was proposed by Leslie Hoefle. Hoefle talked to the bureau about
adding a downtown attraction that would go along with the “quirky”
style of many Route 66 attractions, and also pay homage to Logan
County in general.
Illinois American Water presents check to Lincoln College's
Illinois American Water presented Lincoln College
with an environmental grant for $3,645. The amount granted was the
full amount requested by the college through the company’s
environmental grant program.
NH-M students showcased at State Capitol
New Holland-Middletown Elementary District 88
students were selected to showcase their technology skills at TECH
2018 at the Illinois State Capitol building on May 10. The two
students, Gracie Jones and Lucas Melton, represented their school in
the rotunda by displaying how they had incorporated Robotics into
100 Cities/100 Memorials Designates Elkhart Doughboy “WWI Centennial
The 100 Cities/100 Memorials program has announced
that the Village of Elkhart’s Veterans’ Park Doughboy statue is
being honored with the official national designation as a "WW1
Centennial Memorial." 100 memorials in 100 cities in 37 different
states have been designated and will receive a matching grant
towards the restoration, conservation and maintenance of local
historical treasures. The program is sponsored by the US World War
One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library
with support from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
City cancels vote on city administrator position
At the Monday evening meeting of the Lincoln City
Council there was no vote taken on whether or not to hire a new city
The reason was the position of city administrator is an appointed
position by the sitting mayor.
On Monday evening, Mayor Seth Goodman said that because this was an
appointed position, the council did not need to vote, he would state
that at this time, there will be no appointment to the currently
Lincoln College Adds Two New Majors for Fall 2018
Arts and Organizational Leadership Degrees Offered at Lincoln Campus
Lincoln College has added two new bachelor’s degree
options to its growing list of four-year degree majors at the
Beginning in the fall, students will now be offered majors in
Organizational Leadership and in Liberal Arts, in addition to the 10
majors already available in Lincoln.
Mount Pulaski's Peyton Taylor finishes track and field career a
From valedictorian one Saturday to state champion the
next, 2018 MPHS graduate Peyton Taylor is having quite the week.
Taylor finished his high school track and field career on top
Saturday as the no. 1 discus thrower at the Class 1A Track and Field
State Meet in Charleston.
CEFCU celebrates 30 years in the Logan County Community
On Friday, May 25th the CEFCU Member Center held a
day-long open house in celebration of 30 years of service to the
Lincoln and Logan County Community. The Citizens Equity First Credit
Union came to Lincoln in 1988 taking over the former Logan County
Credit Union and moving into a facility of Fifth Street.
Gerlach Honored by State University of New York Canton
College President Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
Lincoln College President David Gerlach is one of two
persons honored by the SUNY (State University of New York) Canton’s
Alumni Association June 1. The organization is bestowing its annual
Distinguished Alumni award on Gerlach and Anne Coloton Williams,
former assistant to the vice president for advancement and a 1978