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[Mayor Ritter, Chamber of Commerce members and ambassadors, and Looking for Lincoln associates assist Lincoln impersonator Charlie Ott with the ribbon cut.]

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[State, regional and local tourism agencies gathered Saturday for the unveiling of Illinois' newest historic marker. On hand for the unveiling, starting on the left, are Sheila Blodgett, Heritage Tourism director; Claudia Janec of Custom Graphics; and Nikki Stratton of the Springfield Convention Visitors Bureau, president of Looking for Lincoln statewide. To the right are Thressia Usherwood, state and county Looking for Lincoln committee member and activities liaison, and Charlie Ott, local retired Lincoln impersonator.]

* Wednesday school closings *

Due to the weather, many Logan County schools are closing. We will update this list if there are any changes.

  • Carroll Catholic School — early dismissal: 1:30 p.m.

  • Chester-East Lincoln — early dismissal: 1:30 p.m.

  • Emden Elementary School — early dismissal: 10:30 p.m.

  • Hartsburg-Emden Junior and Senior High — early dismissal: 10:30 p.m.

  • Lincoln Community High School — early dismissal: 1:30 p.m. (sports are canceled)

  • New Holland-Middletown Middle School — early dismissal: 1:30 p.m.

  • New Holland-Middletown Primary — early dismissal: 1:15 p.m.

  • West Lincoln-Broadwell — early dismissal: 1:30 p.m.

  • Zion Lutheran School — early dismissal: 1:30 p.m.

At this time, all District 27 schools, Mount Pulaski schools and Atlanta School are scheduled to get out at the regular time.

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It's slick out there

[DEC. 13, 2000]  Watch out! The city and county roads are slick. Remember to leave plenty of time for travel and plenty of room in between cars. Signal and slow down early.

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Looking for Lincoln
exhibit unveiled

[DEC. 13, 2000]  The local Looking for Lincoln exhibit, site of a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Dec. 9, is in the form of a storyboard. It stands on the location where Abraham Lincoln is purported to have christened the city with the juice of a watermelon.

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City Christmas ornaments are here

[DEC. 13, 2000]  Official City of Lincoln Christmas ornaments featuring City Hall have arrived in the Main Street Lincoln office.

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Springfield at holiday time

[DEC. 13, 2000]  Click below for a sampling of attractions and holiday events.

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'Teaching Swimming
and Water Safety'

[DEC. 13, 2000]  One of the great experiences in parenting is teaching a child how to swim. The new book "Teaching Swimming and Water Safety," by the Australian Council for the Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety, is a wonderful guide to promote this shared experience.

[book review]


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LCHS Christmas concert Thursday

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LCHS girls vs. Lanphier

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Mount Pulaski boys vs. Clinton

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Fak's Machine tonight

Mike Fak and Jim Ash host a community call-in show.  Their show airs on Lincoln Daily News over the MediaOne link every Wednesday night beginning at 7 p.m.

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Breastfeeding Support Group to meet

[DEC. 13, 2000]  The Breastfeeding Support Group will meet at Logan County Health Department on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 12:30 p.m. 

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[DEC. 13, 2000]  You can learn more about Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy at regional informational meetings in Springfield tonight and in Decatur tomorrow night.

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Full Gospel Christmas program

[DEC. 13, 2000]  Full Gospel Evangelistic Center, 426 N. Monroe St., invites you to join them for a special Christmas concert

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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. LDN has been providing 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!

Thursday's edition will be the last day for questions.

Readers who have won tickets may pick them up at the LDN office Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

Questions for Wednesday, Dec. 13:

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

1.  Name a Lincolnite who is currently a missionary in Papua New Guinea.

2.  Who built the first log cabin in Springfield?

3.  Name two in Mary Krallmann's "eclectic" collection of calendars.

4.  How many gift commitment cards were on the Angel Tree at the Cracker Barrel?

5.  How did Springfield, Ill., get its name?

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New this week!

Mike Fak in Lincoln Daily News

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

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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 on his website at  

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