[January 05, 2019]
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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
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
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
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
Photo by Karen Hargis
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
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'
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
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.
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
Photo by Nila Smith
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