2018 Year in Review
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Logan County 4-H member, Grace Skelton (left), daughter of Rusty & Stacie Skelton and member of the Middletown 4-H’ers Club in Logan County as well as the Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team, recently attended National 4-H Conference as an Illinois Representative at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD.

While there she had the opportunity to have a speak with United States Congressman representing the heart of Illinois, including Logan County, Darin LaHood.

Photo provided by Patty Huffer
On Wednesday afternoon, Richie Gajate Garcia was in the Lincoln College Johnston Center for Performing Arts. While he is in town to receive an honorary doctorate at Saturday's LC commencement, he offered to do a workshop for music students and the public.

Garcia has had a long and successful career performing and/or recording with a number of well-known artists, has also worked on movie scores and he teaches.

As a surprise, Garcia announced at the conclusion of the workshop that all the brand new professional quality instruments on stage would be staying as a gift from him for LC students to use.

Tonight, Friday, May 4, Garcia will be joined by the other honorary degree recipient Alex D. “Sandy” MacKinnon from 3 to 5 p.m. for an 'Excellence in Leadership Panel,' also to be held in the Johnston Center.

Photo by Jan Youngquist



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Across our nation at noon last Wednesday, May 3rd, people gathered for the 67th National Day of Prayer Celebration. As in previous years, a group gathered at the Logan County Courthouse rotunda to pray for the “seven centers of influence: Government, Military, Media, Arts, Business, Education, Church, and Family.”

Photo by Lisa Ramlow

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Chelsey Smock was recently recognized recently as the spring 2018 Daisy Award recipient at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. The award is part of the national DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

Photo by Angela Stoltzenburg

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On behalf of the Lincoln Zonta and the Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center, a big 'Thank you!" to the community for their amazing generosity at the Drive-thru Baby Shower held at Wal-Mart last weekend. The back of this pick-up truck was filled and overflowing with hundreds of items to be given to new mothers served by the resource center. There was also a total of $400 in donations of cash or gift cards presented to the resource center.

Photo provided Melanie Schaler


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In May, staff from the Eaton Lincoln plant presented several donations to various organizations within the community including the city of Lincoln. Eaton provided a new emergency generator for the city fire department and Lincoln City Hall. The old generator produced enough energy to only open the overhead doors at the station, power radios and a limited number of lights. At 48 Kilowatts, the new generator is more than twice the size of the old one and will power most of the building in the event of a power outage. Eaton also presented $10,000 to police Chief Paul Adams for use in the work at the new Lincoln Police Station.

On hand for the presentation to the city were: Eaton Plant Manager Erik Olson and Account Manager Community Support Co-chairman Tiffany Werth, Lincoln Mayor Seth Goodman, Police Chief Paul Adams, B-Shift Lincoln Fire Department Darrin Coffey, Jason VanWinkle, Todd Koehler, Chris Davis, Robert Wood and Fire Chief Mark Miller.

Photo provided by Mark Miller


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Lincoln is very blessed to have a number of terrific coaches in the community who care about the student athletes they are building. None rank higher than legendary Railers Basketball Coach Neil Alexander and the modern day Wonder Woman, Coach Kari Froebe of West Lincoln-Broadwell basketball fame.

On May 5, 2018 both Alexander and Froebe were named Coaches of the Year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association at their annual banquet.

Teena Lowery


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New Holland-Middletown Elementary District 88 students were selected to showcase their technology skills at TECH 2018 at the Illinois State Capitol building on May 10. The two students, Gracie Jones and Lucas Melton, represented their school in the rotunda by displaying how they had incorporated Robotics into Reading.

The Lincoln Area Wrestling Booster Association recognized the first two recipients of the Walt Landers Wrestling Scholarship. The 2018 scholarship recipients are wrestler, Jake McCray and statistician, Jayden Lawrence. Each student was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. In addition, their names will be included on a plaque in the LCHS Wrestling room.

From left to right. Walt Landers, head coach Lincoln Youth Wrestling, Jayden Lawrence, Jake McCray, Justin Dietrich, Head Coach LCHS wrestling.

Picture and caption by Amy Bree, Lincoln Area Wrestling Booster Association


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At the May meeting of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Community Health Collaborative Opioid Task Force, Tonita Reifsteck, representing St. John United Church of Christ, presented Lincoln Police Office Christy Fruge with a check for just over $200. The money will be utilized to assist with the Safe Passages Program offered through the Lincoln Police Department.

Fruge reported seven people had sought help with drug addiction through the Safe Passages program. Within the program volunteers are utilized to assist with getting those seeking help into proper treatment facilities. There are dollars needed for transportation to those facilities. Fruge also reported that the city recently encountered one treatment facility that requires the patient bring their own toiletries and a specific number of clothing changes. Fruge said this was an issue for some people, so the dollars donated will go not only toward gas cards for drivers, but will also help out when supplies need to be purchased for the person seeking treatment.

Photo by Nila Smith


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