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Road conditions

Streets Department reports that the roads are OK for now, until it freezes. The salt trucks are out working now.

The Lincoln Police Department has some suggestions for this first snowy and slick day. In town, leave more space in between cars, because it will take longer to stop. Use common sense and seat belts. If there is a lot of snow on the roads, do not go anywhere unless it is necessary — wait for the salt trucks. On the interstate and other highways, adjust your speed to the road conditions and drive in the lanes that are cleared. Remember that water near and on overpasses freezes more quickly than water on the rest of the highway. Again, allow more time for travel and more space in between cars. If traveling a long distance, keep blankets and some food in the car. If possible, keep your cell phone charged and take it with you in the car.

Motorists are advised to check road conditions before beginning travel. For Illinois highway conditions you can call IDOT, 1(800) 452-4368. Weather conditions are expected to worsen as the day goes on; plan accordingly.

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Logan County’s own Mike Fak, commentator on LinkOn TV’s FAKSMACHINE program and popular local print commentator can now be read in Lincoln Daily News. 

LDN will be hosting articles and commentary by Fak on local issues and issues which have local impact.  Fak is a voracious writer, turning out numerous articles on other issues which have state, national and international impact.  His other articles can be viewed at his website at  


Staples to close

By Mike Fak

[DEC. 11, 2000]  You can slice this onion anyway you want to. The answer will still smell the same. Lincoln Illinois' economic growth just took a step backward with the announcement that the Staples Office store on Woodlawn road will close this coming January.


Atlanta Bucks winners

[DEC. 11, 2000]  Congratulations to all the folks who each won $50 in Atlanta Bucks at this year's Atlanta Aglow Big Bucks drawing on Friday, Dec. 8.

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Police investigating burglaries

Someone helping themselves to a little Christmas cash

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World/National News


Emil and Jane were first foster parents

Emil Stahlhut helped Lincoln
reach excellence in health care

Part 4

[DEC. 11, 2000]  Emil Stahlhut, the first administrator at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, not only set a standard of excellence in health care which the Lincoln community still enjoys today, he and his wife also found time to participate in many community activities, including becoming the area’s first foster parents.

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News from
Logan County Extension

By John Fulton

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World/National Agriculture News

[The Illini student cheering section, Orange Crush, wear chef's hats in honor of Lincolnite Brian Cook's good game last Wednesday.]


Illinois now ranked No. 5

Cook & Bradford heroics cap
improbable comeback rally

Bradford ties NCAA record

[DEC. 11, 2000]  With their backs against the wall and one more 8-count away from having the fight stopped, the Illini dug early into Santa’s bag and pulled out an improbable 87-79 overtime win over Seton Hall. The Pirates were better than fact, to this reporter, one of the top three teams in the country...and to rally back from 21 points down and capture a win over a team this good at a time when we really needed a close, hard-fought win bordered on the incredible.

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Mount Pulaski and Carroll Catholic -- Class 8A

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LCHS girls vs. Quincy

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LCHS boys vs. Peoria Manual

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Illini Central vs. Buffalo Tri-City

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LCC vs. Indiana University East

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Lincoln College basketball

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Lincoln College swimming

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Lincoln College wrestling

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A holiday contest for you!

As a participant in the Ho-Ho-Dough holiday contest, has lots of tickets to give away to its loyal readers. Starting today and running through next Thursday, LDN will provide five daily questions, pulled from current ads and yesterday's stories, for you to answer. Each correct answer earns one ticket. Just e-mail your responses back to Lincoln Daily News, and we will save your tickets for you to pick up late next week. A drawing for $5,000 cash and other prizes will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Logan County Courthouse. Good luck!

Questions for Monday, Dec. 11:

(Today's questions are worth THREE tickets each!)

1. What does it cost to adopt a female dog?

2. What did Jim White do prior to working with the ALMH pharmacy?

3. What is natural HRT and where can you find out more about it?

4. Name the five students featured in this week's Hallway Buzz.

5. Who was hired for two months but stayed for 30 years?


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- Alma Baden

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