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                         posted daily aT NOON

September 25, 2000



Central School teachers 
make wish list

[APRIL 18, 2000]  One way or another, change must come to Lincoln’s Central School.  Built in 1915, the venerable structure must either be replaced or modified to meet the needs of today’s children and the safety measures required by the state of Illinois.  Whatever the change is to be, the teachers who work in the building have drawn up a “wish list” they believe would provide the best educational setting for the children they serve.


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Third in LDN's 'Let's Eat' series

Morning shift 
at Mary's

Bacon, eggs and talk of the stock market every day at 6 a.m. 

[APRIL 18, 2000]  Joanne Durchslag didn’t come all the way from Federal Way, Wash., just for the food at Mary’s, but accompanying her parents, Edith and Jim Geary, to their favorite morning place was certainly a side benefit.  “We come here for coffee about every morning,” says Jim Geary, “and on Saturdays we usually have breakfast. It’s the best bacon and eggs in town.”


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What "grandma" means to me

[APRIL 18, 2000]  A “G MA UV 3” (as a license plate says) or a grandparent to any other number of offspring is typically proud, but not everyone has grandchildren. We all have grandparents, however, whether living or not. With a grandmother’s birthday at hand, a columnist considers what “grandma” represents.


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The beat 
goes on 

LCHS band director makes
music his life 

[APRIL 18, 2000]  I always knew music was going to be my life,” says Tony Corpus.  “And I knew when I was in high school I wanted to teach music.”  As the band instructor at Lincoln Community High School for the past nine years, he’s teaching music, and as a drummer for two different jazz bands, he’s making music.  In addition, he’s teaching the jazz he loves to some of his regular band students.    


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Announcements –

- Chamber sponsors Wednesday breakfast with Rep. Ray LaHood

- Blood drive at Sports Complex Wednesday

- Wood chips and compost available at old city landfill


Yesterday's news –

- Tina Workman named YMCA's top volunteer

- Relay for Life raises money for cancer research

- Saying goodbye to your pet