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January 3rd
On the north side of Lincoln, a treasure of nature lies within the boundaries of Kickapoo Creek Park. The 160-acre park, formed in 1969, invites visitors to enjoy the native wilderness as it could have been in the early days of our community. Among the many delights are random and frequent glimpses of wildlife such as the white-tailed deer seen here.
Photo by Jan Youngquist



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On Thursday, November 30, Lincoln College held a public meeting to provide updates on the progress towards expanding their mission to better serve the community.

President David Gerlach said Lincoln College is "Embracing our past, and empowering our future" as he talked where the school has been, where it is, and where it is headed.
Photo by Angela Reiners
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Anne Moseley addresses guests at a reception honoring Tom McLaughlin at the Lincoln Heritage Museum Thursday afternoon. McLaughlin has resigned from his position as director at the museum, and starting Monday the director role will now be filled by Moseley.

Moseley has been with the museum since 2011. She played a key role in bringing interpretive events to the Museum and is often found playing the part of Mary Lincoln.
Photo by Nila Smith
Tom McLaughlin (standing) joins his parents Dan "Mac" and Mary McLaughlin for a photo on Thursday afternoon in the atrium just outside the Lincoln Heritage Museum. The occasion was a reception being held in Tom's honor as he prepares to enter into a new career with Edward Jones. Guests turned out to wish McLaughlin well in his future endeavors.
Photo by Nila Smith

January 8
Lincoln Community High School Basketball Coach Neil Alexander stands at the back center (white shirt) with members of his family at the LCHS gymnasium on Saturday evening. The floor of the gym was officially named the "Coach Neil Alexander Court" just before the Railers vs Chicago Harlan game on Saturday.

Alexander has a record of 791 career wins, 632 of which have come as the Railer coach.
Photo by Teena Lowery


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Work began on Monday taking down the interior stained glass of the Logan County Courthouse dome. Panel-by-panel the glass is being removed to be stored in crates. A Plexiglas insert will be installed while the dome is undergoing restoration.
Photos provided by Neal Vogel


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The Fraternal Order of Eagles represented by Monty Lolling presented a check to Joe Schaler to pay for a new sign that will be designed, built and installed this spring at the 'All Veterans Park' in Lincoln. The renovation of the park is being done through donations with labor provided by veterans.

The Eagles have always been great supporters of veterans projects. They join several other organizations and individuals who have donated to the 'All Veterans Park Fund' over the past few months.

Schaler hopes enough donations are raised to begin the next phase in early spring with the installation of the sign, lighting, additional landscaping and leveling of the memorial bricks.
Photo provided by Joe Schaler

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Mount Pulaski Junior Skylar Hayes eclipsed 1,500 career points Thursday night in the second quarter against Illini Bluffs.
Photo by Teena Lowery
January 23
Over the weekend, Miss Logan County Fair Queen Meg Meeker (far right) participated in the 2018 Illinois State Fair Queen competition. Queen Meeker was named as the third runner-up of approximately 70 contestants in the competition.

According to Bethany Rademaker, who heads up the local queen competition committee, the last time a Logan County Queen finished high on the list was in when 1997 Logan County Queen Natalie Jeckel won the title of 1998 Miss Illinois State Fair.

Rademaker commented on Queen Meeker saying, "Meg competed with her whole heart, and Logan County should be extremely proud of the work and dedication Queen Meg put in."
Photos by Lynn Paulus

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Debbie Theobald this week opened her new store, Debbie’s Downtown Floral in Lincoln. Theobald is a former employee of Three Roses Floral in Lincoln. When Three Roses owner Bill Bree retired last year, after careful consideration, Debbie decided it was time to take the plunge and become a business owner in Lincoln! Congratulations and good luck to Debbie and her staff!
Photo by Karen Hargis


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