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Friendship Manor residents and guests enjoy a Halloween luncheon -
On Halloween day, Friendship Manor in Lincoln hosted
its annual costume party and luncheon. Residents enjoyed dressing up
in their alter egos and vying to see who had the best costume of the
Gordmans hosts grand opening ribbon cut for new store in Lincoln
On Thursday morning several were in attendance for
the first day of business at the new Gordmans store on the city's
west side. The store, located in the former Goody’s building, opened
on Wednesday but on Thursday held a ribbon cutting to kick off the
Grand Opening weekend for the store.
LaHood and Sanguinetti make campaign stops in Lincoln
On Thursday evening United States Representative for
the Illinois 18th District, Darin LaHood made a campaign stop in
Lincoln. LaHood hosted a meet and greet at the new Sorrento’s
Restaurant in the heart of the city.
Lincoln College Adding Men’s and Women’s Bowling for 2019-20
Candace Van Bogaert Will Coach New NAIA Sport
Lincoln College Athletic Director Mark Perdue
announced today that Lincoln College will add men’s and women’s
bowling as a team sport for students entering for the 2019-20
Recruitment for the 2019 team will begin immediately.
What's new and exciting in the Mount Pulaski School District
MPHS named one of America's Best High Schools
Educators and Support Staff for the 2017-18 school year
Today is the day residents in the Mount Pulaski
School District have the opportunity to vote for the improvement of
their schools. There is a lot of public opinion on the issue and the
discussions to clear up any misconceptions have been made available
time after time to those willing to take part. Tours of the over
100-year-old high school building have been offered over the course
of the last year and concerned citizens in the community have really
stepped up to educate others about the much needed improvements to
both Mount Pulaski Grade School and Mount Pulaski High School.
Illinois RiverWatch Network joins Lincoln College in mussel survey
When Dr. Dennis Campbell, Director of Lincoln
College’s Creekside Center for Environmental Education, recently
organized a mussel survey in Sugar Creek, his group was joined by a
special guest. In addition to University of Illinois Extension
Master Naturalist volunteers, students and local volunteers, the
team included Dr. Charlie Blake, Biologist of the Illinois
Lincoln aldermen approve rate structure for future sewerage billing
On Monday evening, the Lincoln City Council with six
members present unanimously approved the formula by which monthly
sewer rates will be determined. The new rates and billing are
expected to begin at the start of the new year.
The motion was made to approve the formula that takes the last three
months of each calendar year’s actual water usage for each Illinois
American Water customer and establish a monthly average. Using that
average the sewer billing will be established for the next 12
Lincoln City Council motion dies on the floor for lack of support
At the Monday night meeting of the Lincoln City
Council a motion was brought forward to award the Lincoln Banquet
Center $1,500 for space costs for an event being held there.
Christian Child Care renews accreditations and acts to serve urgent
The year 2018 has been an eventful and exciting for
Christian Child Care (CCC) for a confluence of reasons. The
organization that provides child care for young children has been
re-accredited by the National Accreditation Commission (NAC),
enrolled several children affected by Little Lambs Learning Center
recent closing, continued to partner with Oddfellows, and has made
several updates to the old building.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital gains ‘4-Star’ rating, wins top
honors for healthcare excellence
The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN)
recently recognized Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, for
its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care, during a
ceremony held October 29th at the I-Hotel and Conference Center,
Farewell Fall Foliage - slideshow
Five proposed solar garden plans reviewed by Logan County Regional
Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals
On Wednesday, November 7, the Logan County Regional
Planning Commission heard from Edgar Lara and Paula Fitzgerald of
Novell Energy Solutions about proposals for five different solar
garden projects near Laeana Township.
Eminence Church Veteran Breakfast sees largest crowd ever on
Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast - slideshow
On Saturday morning Eminence Church in rural Atlanta
hosted its annual Veteran Appreciation Breakfast. Each year it seems
that the attendance grows and this year was no exception. With more
tables and chairs, more food, and more red carnations than ever
before, the numbers of those items dwindled quickly as folks arrived
to enjoy the special event.
Elkhart Veteran’s Park features unique restored World War 1 ‘Order
Elkhart Veteran's Park re-dedicated - Album
On Saturday, November 10, Elkhart held a ribbon
cutting ceremony to rededicate the Veteran’s Park.
After the Pledge of Allegiance and a song by a children's ensemble
from Lincoln, Mayor Lyle Fout; Needs and Goals (NAG) President Lois
Olson, and Park Project Manager Jan Funk, cut the ribbon to
rededicate the park.
Veteran dinner honors those willing to lay down their lives for our
St. John's UCC Veteran Appreciation Dinner- slideshow
Unlike Memorial Day, which honors those who died
while in military service, Veterans Day gives tribute to all U.S.
Veterans, along with family and friends, gathered at the American
Legion in Lincoln on Sunday evening for a celebration sponsored by
St. John United Church of Christ Veterans Committee and Community
Cronin Brothers VFW hosts annual Veteran Appreciation Day
On Monday morning, Veteran’s Day celebrations
continued in the area with the annual observance followed by ham and
bean lunch hosted by the Cronin Brothers VFW in Lincoln.
Heartland Lincoln Center included in $4.6 Million NSF Grant with ISU,
The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.6
million to a consortium comprised of Illinois Wesleyan University,
Illinois State University and Heartland Community College to fund
NexSTEM: A Community Assets Program that Fosters the Next Generation
of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Leaders.
Armistice Day celebration at Lincoln Depot enjoys large turnout
On Sunday afternoon a special Armistice Day 100-Year
Celebration was held at the Lincoln Depot. The event was hosted by
the Logan County Tourism Bureau, the Logan County Veterans
Assistance Commission (VAC) and the Military Order of the Purple
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The event was very well attended with an estimated
more than 80 people in attendance. Special guest speaker Bill Donath,
whose address focused on the First World War, then called the Great
War and dubbed the war to end all wars. Later, the Great War would
be renamed World War I.
West Lincoln Broadwell hosts Veteran Appreciation Day 2018 - With
honor and gratitude we remember
West Lincoln Broadwell School thanked local veterans
with a Veteran Appreciation Day on Friday, November 9th, 2018.
Atlanta Ag 4-H hosts special Veterans Day meeting - Album
In observance of Veteran's Day members of the Atlanta
Ag 4-H Club held a special patriotic meeting recently. Included in
the events of the meeting was a special guest speaker, Marine
Veteran Richard Johnson. Johnson shared with the membership a video
highlighting his recent trip to Washington D.C. with the Honor
Flight program. Members participated in other Veteran's Day
activities and also learned how to properly fold the American Flag.
Eagles Veterans Benefit sees good turnout
The ninth annual Veterans Benefit hosted by
Lincoln Eagles Post #2708 turned out well. A schnitzel sandwich
dinner was held on Saturday, November 10th in honor of Lincoln
veterans. There was a bags tournament, a quarter auction,
and live auction and pool tournament, followed by a 50/50 drawing.
WTIM/WHOW local farm broadcaster Jared White wins award from trade
Jared White, the local farm broadcaster for Newstalk
WTIM AM-FM Taylorville and WHOW AM-FM Clinton, won an award earlier
this month at the annual meeting of the National Association of Farm
Broadcasting in Kansas City.
Nine arrested in Lincoln on drug related charges
One still at large
On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Agents from the
Illinois State Police Central Illinois Enforcement Group, Illinois
State Police District 9, and Lincoln Police Department conducted an
arrest warrant detail for numerous arrest warrants issued by the
Logan County Grand Jury in coordination with the Logan County
State’s Attorney Office. These warrants were issued as a result of
numerous drug investigations which have been conducted over a
several month time period. The following were arrested during the
detail for numerous narcotics charges. Additional arrests are
Illinois turns 200 at Atlanta
Atlanta podcast salutes Illinois' 200 years - Album
It’s hard to miss all of the news that has been
floating around this year about the Illinois Bicentennial. Illinois’
two-hundredth birthday is December 3, 2018.
One of the most unique celebrations is a road show traveling
throughout the state called “Illinois Turns 200” that is sponsored
by Illinois Humanities. Atlanta was selected as one of the towns for
a stop by the show.
Adam's preschool classes gain veteran awareness and aviation
interest at Logan County Airport's Heritage In Flight Museum
Out beyond the grassy edge of northeast Lincoln,
Illinois, the Adam’s preschool children took a field trip to Logan
County Airport to visit the Heritage In Flight Museum.
The cold Wednesday afternoon just prior to Veteran's Day had
invigorating winds that whipped around the museum hangar. Yet,
inside the children were oblivious to the weather as each took a
turn learning to fly.
Sorrento’s kicks off Grand Opening weekend with a ribbon cut
Lisa and Jim Drew on Friday evening welcomed
several guests into Sorrento’s Restaurant in Lincoln for the
kick-off of a grand opening weekend celebrating the new location of
Mount Pulaski downtown businesses and organizations reap the
benefits of Christmas on Vinegar Hill
Saturday marked the 30th year of the annual Christmas
on Vinegar Hill in Mount Pulaski. The long-standing craft and
artisan shopping opportunity beings into the small community
thousands of visitors each year. Each visitor is there with only a
few goals in mind, to find the perfect new Christmas decorations,
buy the perfect handmade Christmas gift, and enjoy a day in a sweet,
Corporate and local staff at Bard Optical in Lincoln host ribbon
On Monday afternoon Bard Optical in Lincoln
celebrated its grand re-opening with a ribbon cut. The business
recently moved a few doors down from its location of 26 years to
reside in a newly remodeled store front immediately next door to the
former Kroger store.
Logan County Board and Emergency Management Agency recognize
citizens with awards for performance, commitment and kindness
At the Logan County Board Workshop on Thursday,
November 15, the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency (JSWA) Board,
a girls fast pitch team and one of its members were recognized.
Several people were also recognized in annual awards presented by
the Logan County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
Lincoln Aldermen hear from Jack Rooney regarding status of Lincoln
Theater and other properties owned by MMIL Properties
At the Monday night meeting of the Lincoln City
Council the evening began with Jack Rooney addressing the council
during the public participation segment. Rooney is the
investor/owner of MMIL Entertainment and MMIL Properties, the entity
that owns the Lincoln Grand 8 Theater, as well as several other
properties in the downtown Lincoln area.
Logan County Clerk and Recorder Sally Turner, Sheriff Steve Nichols,
and board member Gloria Luster recognized for service
At the Logan County Board Regular session held on
Tuesday, November 20th, Logan County Clerk and Recorder Sally
Turner, Sheriff Steve Nichols, and board member Gloria Luster were
honored for their service. The elected position terms end November
Logan County Board approves five applications for solar gardens
On Tuesday, November 20, the Logan County Board held
its Regular Board meeting, voting on several motions and resolutions
and hearing a few committee updates. One focus of discussion was the
approval of five special use permits for solar gardens at a property
near the Cob plant in Mount Pulaski.
Lincoln aldermen decide new sewerage rate structure
At the Tuesday evening Lincoln City Council Committee
of the Whole, aldermen instructed city attorney John Hoblit to draft
ordinance documents that would impact 2019 billing structure for
city sewerage services. Hoblit would draft an ordinance adopting a
new rate structure for sewerage bills. He would also draft a
document to repeal the sewerage rate increase of $1 every two years
that was previously in place.
Elkhart receives grant from Illinois Humanities for their “Windows
Into Our Past: The Village of Elkhart, IL” project
The Village of Elkhart is proud to announce that it
received a Forgotten Illinois Artistic interpretation Action Grant
from Illinois Humanities to support their “Windows Into Our Past:
The Village of Elkhart, IL” project.