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[A little worse for the wear, but still hanging around downtown, this snowman has been loitering on Kickapoo Street northwest of the courthouse since last week.
 If he's there much longer, he'll need a name!]

First day of winter!  Hmm?


TOP STORIES

Ho Ho Dough

Hottest tickets in town

[DEC. 21, 2000]  Like a scene out of an old movie, avid Lincoln shoppers huddled together amidst swirling snow, braving the frigid night air at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 

[click here for a report on the drawing]

 

World/National News


RURAL REVIEW

Merger on the plains

Farm implement dealerships join forces, change names

[DEC. 21, 2000]  Schmidt-Marcotte Inc. of Atlanta and Pekin and George H. Dunn Inc. of Clinton and Farmer City are joining forces. As of Jan. 1 they will be known as Central Illinois Ag.

[complete story]

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BUSINESS

Committee continues work
on new city liquor code

[DEC. 21, 2000]  The ordinance committee of the Lincoln City Council, after listening to comments from the cityís liquor license holders, went back to work on the proposed new liquor code. The committee had asked for input from the license holders before deciding upon the final provisions in the code.

[complete story]

 

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SPORTS NEWS

Carroll Catholic advances to
state championship match

[DEC. 21, 2000]  Carroll Catholic junior high girls basketball team continues steamrolling their way to an 8A state title.

[sports report]

 

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STILL WATERS

Why oil and gas prices
are through the roof

By Mike Fak

[DEC. 21, 2000]  I have started getting notes, e-mails and plenty of comments about this winter's heating bills. All of you are upset with your first cold weather bills, and you should be. Well, forgive me, but I told you so.

[commentary]


HOME AND FAMILY

Animals for adoption

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OBITUARIES

- Allen Dellinger

- R. Lyle Staats



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