2018 Year in Review
June 16th thru 30th Top Pictures

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The Relay for Life survivors dinner was held on Wednesday evening at the Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium at Lincoln College. The invitation-only dinner is specifically for all cancer survivors. The meal was catered by Guzzardos, and this year there were three generations of the Guzzardo family on hand to prepare and watch over the dinner service. The serving line was manned by Relay for Life Volunteers. Guests enjoyed a time together in a relaxing atmosphere with a wonderful meal. Many also picked up their survivor t-shirts that they will wear today at the Relay for Life walking event held in the Jack Nutt Arena at Lincoln College.

Relay for Life of Logan County has over the years raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society. In todayís edition be sure to read an article about how that money is put to use.

Today's Relay for Life event begins at 1 p.m. with opening ceremonies including a ribbon cut, team laps, and survivor laps. The day will end with luminaria names being read at 9 p.m. and the closing ceremony at 11 p.m. The event that is open to the public is an enjoyable time with fun and games around the room, a live auction, silent auction, live entertainment and dancing. Admission is free, but dropping a donation in the bucket at one of your favorite teams is always appreciated!

Photo by Karen Hargis


June 21
On Tuesday, members of the administrative staff at Generations nursing home in Lincoln delivered food, a big bunch of hostas and a check for $400 to the Veterans groups who are working to refurbish the All Veteran Park in Lincoln. The monument in the center of the park has a strip for plants on either side. The hostas will go into that strip. The cash donation will assist with the cost of pouring concrete and sand into the patio area where engraved bricks featuring the names of Logan County veterans will be re-laid and cataloged by local Boy Scout William Trent.

The gift was given in honor of the veteran residents at Generations.

On the far right, Melanie and Joe Schaler accept a check from Miranda Witt, the administrator at Generations in Lincoln. Others in the photo representing Generations are Michelle Harruff, hospital liaison; and Julie Williamson, admissions coordinator. Behind the stone monument are the volunteers who were working at lunchtime on Tuesday.

Photo by Karen Hargis
June 22
The National Weather Service in Lincoln delivered on it's promise of rain on Thursday. About 7:35 p.m. a rainbow appeared over the radar dome and office located east of Lincoln on Route 10.

Photo by Jan Youngquist

June 23
At a recent D.A.R.E. conference held in Peoria, Logan County D.A.R.E. Officer Scott Brown was recognized for 20 years of service as a D.A.R.E. officer. Brown was unable to attend the conference, so the award was accepted by Lincoln D.A.R.E. Officer Christy Fruge'. On Friday morning, Fruge' delivered the award to her Logan County counterpart.

As a Logan County deputy, Brown has been actively involved in the county program and is also a local Master of Tae Kwon Do working with youngsters of all ages, teaching them the disciplines of that art. As such, he has many opportunities to lead kids away from destructive behaviors. His service to our community's children is much appreciated by all.

Photo provided by Christy Fruge'


June 26
Tami Goodrich, daughter of Lew and Bev Johnson, speaks to a large audience on Sunday evening at the re-lighting ceremony of the Tropics sign. After a long hard couple of years, Tami and her husband Bob, along with family were able to celebrate the return of the sign to a place of honor near the original site of the Tropics Coffee Shop, Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge. It is an accomplishment Goodrich said her parents would be very proud to see, but they would also be very humbled by the love the community is now showing toward them.

Photo by Nila Smith


Eat, sleep, basketball - repeat. That might be just a slight exaggeration when it comes to two of the areaís leading ladies on the basketball court but honestly, not by much.

Lincolnís Kaelyn Froebe and Mount Pulaskiís Skylar Hayes are two local basketball players who made the headlines of the Lincoln Daily News sports section a lot this past season.


June 27


Have you noticed this contraption in Latham Park in Lincoln? Do you know what it is for? It is a bike repair station. At the June meeting of the Community Health Collaborative, Angela Stoltzenburg shared that the station had been installed and is already being put to use by bicyclists in the area. The installation is part of the city and county-wide bike trails program that utilizes a number of marked biking area including parts of downtown Lincoln.

The station includes a post for hanging a bike during work, a number of tools attached to cables that can be used to work on a bike chain or tire, and a separate hand-operated bicycle pump for inflating tires.

Photo by Nila Smith


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