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Lincoln, IL

    posted daily aT NOON (CDT)

September 15, 2000


Council begins study of
sewage plant upgrade,
electricity generator

[AUG. 16, 2000]  At a meeting Tuesday evening, the Lincoln City Council took a step toward upgrading the cityís wastewater treatment plant and also heard a proposal to build an electricity generator near New Holland. The council, which has discussed the treatment plant upgrade in previous sessions, authorized Environmental Management Corporation (EMC) to proceed with the preliminary design of the project. The generator plan was referred for further study.

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County Board accepts bids

Highway work, painting, trimming

[AUG. 16, 2000]  In its regular session Tuesday night, the Logan County Board voted to accept bids to complete several projects.

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Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood
to visit downtown Lincoln

[AUG. 16, 2000]  Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood will visit downtown Lincoln on Thursday, Aug. 17. Wood's visit will cap a two-summer tour of all Main Street communities in Illinois. According to Wood, she is "saving the best for last."

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Part 2

A look at the Illinois State Fair

[AUG. 16, 2000]  The state fair has endured changes since its inception, when the primary goal was to promote improved methods of farming and raising livestock, along with methods of labor, industry, education, and arts and sciences. In following years, the fair was at various locations around the state, traveling from Alton to Freeport, Decatur and Chicago, until making its permanent home in Springfield in 1893. The fair has had its share of adjustments during its century and a half in existence, enduring not only a rotating list of sites and manager, but a Civil War, when premiums were awarded but there was no general fair location.

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Click here to see pictures from the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.

Click here to check out Athletes in Action!
The Stoltzenburg coaches square off.


Logan County winners at the state fair

[AUG. 16, 2000]  Logan County winners at the current Illinois State Fair include those listed on the following pages of results:

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"Look Like A Winner After 50"

[AUG. 16, 2000]  In todayís society, older women sometimes believe that their appearance is no longer important. Not so, according to author Jo Peddicord. In the revised edition of her book "Look Like A Winner After 50," she writes that "we consciously or unconsciously associate beauty with youth, but true beauty is ageless. Once we accept that, it is natural and appropriate to look as good as we want to."

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"Romeo Must Die"

[AUG. 16, 2000]  Only two movies came out this week at the local video store: "Romeo Must Die" and "Whatever It Takes." The choices of what to review were a little slim. So, I picked up Romeo and went home to prepare to write this review. I took my preparation very seriously: I watched "Rumble in the Bronx" with Jackie Chan and "Enter the Dragon" with Bruce Lee, and then sat down to watch Romeo and compare notes.

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Library announces annual book sale  

[AUG. 16, 2000]  The Lincoln Public Library District will have its annual book sale during the 2000 Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival. The schedule for the book sale will be Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be in the Pegram Community Room in the Carnegie building at 725 Pekin St.

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American Red Cross classes offered

[AUG. 16, 2000]  Logan County Red Cross will be having class sessions Aug. 23 and 24 in Community First Aid and Safety. On Saturday, Aug. 26, a CPR Challenge class will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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Revival services to be this weekend

[AUG. 16, 2000]  Evangelist George McGregor from South Africa, one of the McGregor Brothers Minister Team, who have ministered at the ongoing revival at the Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Fla., will be leading special revival services this weekend at Full Gospel Evangelistic Center, 426 N. Monroe St. in Lincoln.

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