[January 05, 2019]
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The old wives tale says if it rains
on Easter Sunday there will be rain for seven Sundays. But what if
it snows? Let's hope the proverb applies only to rain! This year
Easter Sunday and April Fools Day fell on the same day, which we
choose to believe gave Mother Nature a brilliant opportunity to play
a little trick on all of us. And, the biggest irony of all may be
that in Lincoln and Logan County at least the Sunday snow is among
the biggest snow weíve had all season.
Photo by Nila Smith and Jan Youngquist
The Lady Railers played in the 5th
Annual Lady Raider Soccer Classic in East Peoria this past week and
walked away tournament champs!
Everyone is waiting for the real
Spring to begin. Last Sunday, April 1st, was a real fooler with one
of the heaviest snows of the entire season blanketing central
Illinois with four to eight inches unexpectedly in a
matter of a few hours. Snow has entered the forecast as a
possibility again for this Sunday, though this time perhaps it will
be just a dusting. Follow the National Weather Service for updates
Photo north of Lincoln late afternoon on Apr 1st by Jan Youngquist
At tonight's Committee of the Whole
meeting of the Lincoln City Council, aldermen will review what could
be the final draft of an agreement between the city and the Logan
County Tourism Bureau for the lease of the Lincoln Depot. The
Tourism Bureau Board reviewed and approved the draft at their March
meeting. If the draft meets the approval of the council, the lease
agreement will be placed on the voting agenda for next Monday, and
the Bureau will take possession of the Depot on May 1st.
The bureau will use the former ticket and telegraph office as
administrative offices with the remainder of the building being
established as a visitors center. The Bureau plans to utilize the
public areas of the building to promote tourism throughout Logan
Photo from LDN archives
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.
Photo by Curtis Fox
On Monday volunteers were celebrated
at St. Clara's Rehab and Senior Care. Guests enjoyed a salad bar
lunch and tasty strawberry shortcake for dessert.
At the end of the program, Karen Birnbaum was named as the St.
Clara's Volunteer of the year. She was presented a plaque and gift
by St. Clara's Activity Director Rebecca Johnson.
Photo by Nila Smith
The Lincoln College Menís Volleyball
A team completed their season-long mission on Saturday by winning
the 2018 National Club Volleyball Federation (NCVF) DII National
Championship. The Lynx came into the 48-team event looking to
improve upon their 5th place finish a year ago at the 2017 National
Championship in Kansas City. This time around, LC went a perfect 9-0
in the tournament and defeated the University of Wisconsin-Eau
Claire in a thrilling, three-set title match to claim the programís
first National Championship in just its fourth year of existence.
Left to Right: Henry Van Bogaert, Coach Mark Tippett, Deantrius
Coleman, Andrew Martinez, Bryan Orellana, Ramon Matos, Corey
Poindexter, Jonathan Vargas, Coach Candace Company, Michael Konczal,
Charles Carter, Joudiel Poveymirow, Michael Wesley, and Greg Scott
Photo provided by Mark Tippett
Lincoln College President Dr. David
Gerlach holds the recently won Lynx Men's Volleyball 2018 National
Club Volleyball Federation (NCVF) DII National Championship trophy
on Wednesday afternoon at the Lincoln College "Game On" Rally.
The rally was held to officially announce the college will
transition from a two-year college athletic association to a
four-year association - The National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics, beginning this coming fall.
The Lynx volleyball championship was an "icing on the cake" moment
for LC athletes as they depart from the two-year format and embark
on a new level of athletics.
Photo by Lisa Ramlow
Friends, family, customers, local
officials, and other dignitaries surround Nicole Cox and Ethan
Hoinacki on Friday afternoon as the partners celebrated the grand
opening of Guest House Coffee & Pastries with a ribbon cut.
Photo by Karen Hargis
Bill Donath holds a newspaper called
the Charitable Observer that was the monthly paper of the Lincoln
School for the Feeble Minded, later known as the Lincoln State
School and Colony. It was printed by the Lincoln Herald circa 1856
to the early 1900's. This was one of many old newspapers and paper
documents found in a secret room at the former MKS Jewelers building
after it closed last fall. In April, Donath was pleased to share the
findings with guests during the monthly meeting of the Logan County
Genealogical and Historical Society. The papers were given to the
LCG&HS by the Shew Family, former owners of MKS.
Photo by Curtis Fox
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