[January 05, 2019]
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On Friday evening, Dr. David Gerlach,
President of Lincoln College, and a few other representatives of the
college, presented Alexander "Sandy" MacKinnon with a special
plaque. This plaque serves to honor MacKinnon's history as an
alumnus of the school (class of 1960), his successful career as a
business owner, and his continued support through generous donations
to the college since his graduation. As Lincoln College continues to
expand their business education programs, the school of business is
being renamed as the MacKinnon School of Business."
Photo by Derek Hurley
On Saturday morning, this
large group gathered at the Fitness Track at the Oasis Senior Center
in Lincoln for what will hopefully be the first of many Alzheimer's
awareness walks. The early morning event included guest speakers and
a Zumba warm-up before everyone took to the track. Participants did
laps around the track in honor or in memory of those who are now, or
have suffered from this disease often associated with aging.
Photo by Angela Reiners
Friends and family remember young
Kennedy Freese in candle light vigil
A beautiful young life was mourned by candle light vigil on Monday
evening. A tragic single vehicle accident on a county road near
Hartsburg claimed the life of 17 year old Kennedy Freese on Saturday
Friends and family filled Latham Park, downtown Lincoln starting at
7 p.m. Closing out the evening, as music played friends brought
their candles forward to place under a photo of their friend.
Photos by Jan Youngquist
Thursday evening Collision Concepts
in Lincoln and Lincoln Daily News partnered to host a Pink Pumpkin
Fundraiser Auction. The staff and organizers of this event were
completely overwhelmed by the generosity of the bidders and the
dollars that were brought in through the auction of 51 items, all
donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. We thank
one and all for the role they played in helping us to raise money
for the Relay for Life of Logan County!
Pictured left to right Jan and Jim Youngquist, owners of Lincoln
Daily News and Cindy and Erv Guyett, owners of Collision Concepts.
At the beginning of the night, Jim addressed the crowd expressing
appreciation for their attendance, urging them to loosen their purse
strings, and most of all, encouraging the guests to have a good
Local auctioneer Mike Maske is joined by Logan County Fair royalty
(left to right) Little Miss Kylee Fulk, Junior Miss Julia Collins,
and Logan County Fair Queen Molly Schempp on Thursday night at the
Pink Pumpkin Auction. Maske did a tremendous job racking up those
high bids, with assistance from the local royalty who served as the
team of "Vanna's" for the night.
Photos by Nila Smith
Local auctioneer Mike
Maske stands in front of the long line of tables with pink pumpkin
auction items on display Thursday evening. The auction was a
fundraiser for Relay for Life of Logan County hosted by Collision
Concepts and Lincoln Daily News. At the end of the night the 51
items auctioned off brought in more than $6,000 to be earmarked for
breast cancer research and support.
Photos by Nila Smith
On Sunday afternoon, dozens of
people, many of them children gathered on Broadway Street in
downtown Lincoln to enjoy the sights and sounds of a large
collection of fire trucks. The trucks were part of the Fifth Annual
Fire Truck Parade and Truck Show hosted by the Logan County Fire
Fighters Association. The collection of trucks included vehicles
from throughout the county.
In addition to getting to see the vehicles, children were given
gifts such as coloring books and fireman hats.
Photo by Nila Smith
Chris Graue, representing the Lincoln
Pigs & Swigs Committee and Graue Chevrolet hands over a donation to
Lincoln D.A.R.E. Officer Christy Fruge' to assist in paying for a
new grill for the program as well as for the police department.
Graue said that when Fruge' called he was considering contacting the
police chief to see what might be needed for the new station on
Fifth Street. He said talking about the grill with Fruge' made him
realize that this was the answer to his question. Graue also made a
donation on behalf of the Graue Chevrolet dealership and a donation
was also made by the Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership.
Photo by Nila Smith
Lincoln Heritage Museum Director Anne
Moseley examines a deteriorating flag owned by the museum. The flag
was handmade in 1860 by the women of Middletown. After making the
flag, the women carried it in a parade for a rally held in
Springfield honoring presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln. The
women were thrilled and honored when the flag was draped around
Lincoln's shoulders as he addressed the crowd.
Moseley has announced that the flag is in need of restoration that
will cost between $17,000 and $20,000 dollars. To help raise the
funds, schools throughout the county are holding a "Save the Flag
Penny Drive." Kids are encouraged to bring their pennies to school
for the fundraiser. Donations of pennies will be taken at local
schools through November 8th.
Photo provided by Mark Gordon
On Thursday last week, six residents
of Christian Village were treated to a new adventure - bowling at
Logan Lanes. The residents, accompanied by their activity director
and aids Katie, Madelyn, Kara enjoyed the activity very much.
To accommodate the bowlers, special ramps were set up so that the
bowling balls could easily be launched from the sitting position.
With assistance from the activity aids, the bowlers did a great job!
Christian Village Activity Director Madelyn Hinton said that she is
hoping to see bowling become a regular activity for the residents,
and would even like to see some of the other assisted living and
nursing facilities join in to create some league competition for the
Photo provided by Madelyn Hinton
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