[January 05, 2019]
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Last Friday evening at the Peoria
Chiefs game, Logan County Veterans Assistance Commission director
Dan Benedict was honored as the Chiefs "Veteran of the Day."
Benedict was acknowledged for his "23 years of meritorious service
in the Air Force" as well as his roll in at the local VAC over the
last two years, working hard to serve the needs of our local
Benedict received a certificate of appreciation and enjoyed sharing
that with his wife Julie and two daughters who attended the game
Photo provided by Joe Schaler
The Mount Pulaski Bruins won the 2018
Logan County Baseball Tournament on Saturday by defeating the
Carroll Catholic/Zion Lutheran-Lincoln/New Holland-Middletown/Zion
Lutheran-Mount Pulaski Crusaders 5-2 in the semifinals and then
downing the Chester East-Lincoln Panthers 9-3 in the championship
Front row (L to R): Manager Franklin Wade, Kolin Gibbs, Jackson
Fricke, William Smith.
Row 2: Gavin Smith, Hunter Kretzinger, Jameson Lowe, Trent Heath,
Evan Cooper, Isaac Pulliam, Colt Selinger, Tanner Bishop, Landon
Smith, Manager Carter Clark.
Row 3: Assistant Coach Gale Clark, Reid Beckers, Michael Stauffer,
Alec Martin, Andrew Bailey, Oran Kuhlman, Nolan Deibert, Ethan
Payne, Head Coach Troy Burgard.
At this week's voting meeting of the
Lincoln City Council, aldermen approved a request from the Lincoln
Rotary Club to initiate a "Hometown Hero" banner project in the
downtown area. The club plans to acknowledge active duty service men
and women, veterans and deceased veterans. The individual banners
will feature a photo of the person with their name and military
branch and other pertinent information.
The request was heard by aldermen last week at the Committee of the
Whole when it was presented to them by Rotary President Kirby
Rodgers along with Rotary member Carrie Pethy.
The Rotary plans to start the project with banners around the
downtown square and may seek to expand it into other parts of town
depending on the need.
Photo Nila Smith
The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually
recognizes 4-H volunteers for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H
program. This year, 67 new members were inducted into the Illinois
4-H Hall of Fame during a celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the
Illinois State Fair in Springfield. From Logan County, John and
Annie Coers were inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Coers are
long-time leaders of the Hollander 4-H Club.
Photo provided by Patty Huffer
The Lincoln Junior High School Trojans softball team improved their
overall season record to 17-6 with a regional quarterfinal victory
over Riverton Wednesday afternoon at Ralph Gale Field. The Trojans
downed Riverton by a score of 10-0 behind a no-hitter from pitcher
The "big hollow tree" in Kickapoo
Creek Park in Lincoln got a major pruning recently. The tree which
is a park landmark is near and dear to the hearts of many, and
because of this, every effort is being made to save the aging tree
that is hollow from the ground up. It is hoped that the pruning will
relieve the stress on the structure of the tree, and that it will go
ahead and branch out again next spring. However, if it doesn't, park
superintendent Joe Funk said the tree will still remain because it
is a favorite of park visitors.
Photo by Jan Youngquist
Angie Sandel stands front and center
among the charter members of the Faith Lutheran Church in Lincoln.
This past Sunday the church hosted a large 50th anniversary
celebration. At the end of the day, the charter members of the
church who were present for the event were asked for a photo to
commemorate the day. Angie is the oldest, first-generation member of
the church. She was surrounded by other charter members, who
according to Gail Apel Sasse were mostly second-generation members,
meaning they were children or young adults when the church was
formed and moved their membership to Faith from Zion Lutheran Church
with their parents.
Photo by Nila Smith
It was Fall Festival weekend in Mount
Pulaski and there was plenty to do and see all around town starting
on Friday night and continuing on Saturday. This year’s Grand
Marshal for the Saturday afternoon parade was Teena Lowery. Lowery
was born and raised in Mount Pulaski, she married a hometown boy and
they raised two great kids in the small close-knit community. People
who know Teena, even if only by sight, know that she is always
smiling, always upbeat, and always on the go. As part of the LDN
staff, we often call her the "Energizer Bunny," simply because she's
always on the go and does it with a great big ole' smile!
Photo by Nila Smith
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