Kym Ammons-Scott came to Lincoln eight years ago when her husband, Augustus, became
the prison warden. She was born in Chicago but raised in Waterloo,
She is a
self-proclaimed family manager with three children: Ashanti, 5,
Jamaal, 3, and Janel, age 2. Kym has a background in journalism
with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in Journalism
and Mass Communications. She also has a Master of Arts in Public
Administration from the University of Illinois.
Kym is currently on
the board for the United Cerebral Palsy of Lincolnland, the
Illinois Association of Minorities in Government and keeps very
busy with activities at Second Baptist Church.
Bell was born in Charleston, Ill., graduated from high school in
Paris, Ill., and then lived in Springfield until moving to the
Lincoln area almost three years ago. She has always lived in a
is currently program manager for Main Street Lincoln. In addition,
she serves as state director of the Miss Illinois County Fair
Queen Pageant. This takes up a lot of her "spare time,"
but she loves being a part of it because of the people she’s met
and worked with.
bachelor’s degree, from Saint Mary of the Woods College,
included a triple major in marketing, management and business
husband, Terry, is owner of Extension Staffing in Springfield and
a school board member for West Lincoln-Broadwell. They and their
two sons, Corbin, 10½, and Carrington, 9, live five miles west of
Lincoln in a Sears kit home built in 1912. Their pets are
"Storm," a large, white Labrador/Great Pyrenees mix;
"Rocky," a grey, tiger-striped kitten; and
"Millie," a petite black kitten.
enjoys antiques, reading short stories and working on their home.
She loves watching the changing seasons in their back yard--from
the first spring planting in the 40 acres on either side to the
clear, starlit summer skies at night to the combines working the
harvest to the stillness of a winter morning when the miles are
covered with snow. Her first memory of life in Lincoln was looking
over the fields and watching the balloons come up on the horizon.
Hopedale, Ill., her hometown. She has been living in Lincoln
for about five years now.
Hopedale High School (which no longer exists due to
consolidation), Roosevelt University of Chicago and Loyola
University of Chicago. She earned a master of arts degree in
Joan has four
daughters, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She says of herself
that she reads a lot, everything from Shakespeare to detective
stories. She enjoys opera, Mozart, folk and bluegrass music. She
is a “bird nut,” and feeds all the birds in her yard. She
seldom goes walking without her binoculars.
There are five
generations of her family living--all female.
Fulton has worked in Logan County for 17 years. He is currently
the unit leader with the University of Illinois Extension.
and his wife, Sherry, have three sons, Andrew, 11, David, 8, and
graduated from high school in St. Charles, received his bachelor’s
degree in ag science from Western Illinois University in 1979 and
his master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Illinois
favorite pastimes are working around the family’s small-scale
farm, hunting and fishing.
Havlin, technical assistant
Tyler grew up in
Atlanta, Ill., and has been living in Logan County for about
eight years on and off in his life. He graduated from Lindbergh
High School in Seattle, Wash.
He says that he
enjoys playing basketball, listening to music, walking around
downtown Seattle and hanging out with friends. What Tyler excels
at is computers.
Tyler is currently
working as technical assistant on the Lincoln Daily News project.
Heller, managing editor,
Katherine moved to Lincoln from
Palestine, Ohio. Her family includes her parents, George and
Vickie, and an
older sister, Allison, and an older brother, George. She graduated
from East Palestine High School in 1995 and attended Youngstown
State University where she received her B.A. in professional
writing and editing.
She enjoys spending
time with her family and shopping with her
great-grandmother. She also enjoys working with the
youth program at her church and working with youth at summer
church camp as a sponsor team leader.
Her claim to fame
is that she was a state-ranked clarinetist for two years in high
school, but remarks that she hardly plays anymore.
Mary lived her
earliest years in Marysville, Neb. (a rural spot about 30
miles west of Lincoln, Neb.). She has lived in the local
Lincoln for the last 16 years.
She graduated from
Pomeroy Community High School in Pomeroy, Iowa; St. Paul’s
College in Concordia, Mo.; and Concordia College in Seward, Neb., where she earned a
bachelor’s degree in education.
activities are playing the organ for church, jogging, walking and
She is currently
working on the Lincoln Daily News project, serving as a staff
writer and copy editor.
Jeff was born in
Oceanside, Calif. He grew up far from the West Coast in Mount
Vernon, Mo. He has been living for the last 17-plus years in
Logan County. He is married to Melinda (Byers), and currently is
employed as director of partnership at Lincoln Christian College
He attended college
at both Lincoln Christian College and Southwest Missouri State
University. He has also done graduate work at Lincoln Christian
Seminary and the University of Illinois.
He enjoys traveling
and spending time with his wife. His passions are evangelism and
preaching. He also reads, watches movies, drives a few golf balls
and is known to attend as many major sporting events as humanly
Ray was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and lived in Dallas, Texas,
for eight years, but spent most of her schooling days in Lincoln.
She graduated from Lincoln Christian College in 1981 with a
bachelor of arts degree. She and her husband, Keith, have been
married since 1979 and have three daughters, Ashleigh, 18,
Allyson, 14, and Abigale, 6.
says her days are filled with family first and a traveling
husband. She works part-time at Prairie Years in downtown Lincoln
and is pursuing a graduate degree on a part-time basis.
spare time interests include reading, playing games with her
6-year-old, skating, walking, mowing, going to the lake, spending
time with friends and enjoying a cup of Starbucks and Kenny G with
her husband. Jeaneen says, "I’m happiest when my daughters
and their friends are having fun at our house and it is filled
with laughter and good times."
Sam grew up in
Towanda, Ill., and currently lives with his wife, Jane, in
Lincoln. Jane is a teacher at Washington-Monroe school. Together
they have four children and three grandchildren.
Sam is a graduate
of Normal Community High School and earned his B.S. in history,
his M.S. in psychology and his Ed.D in educational administration
from ISU. He also earned an M.A. in English from U.I.S.
He is Executive
Director of Academic Development Institute in Lincoln and in his
spare time is an avid reader, playing a little golf. He dabbles in
Curt is a
computer guru and one of the owners of CCA and CCAonline in
Lincoln, a computer service and local Internet service
provider. He lives at home with his son, Steven; his wife,
Carrie; and dog Einstein.
He joins the staff
at LDN to provide technical expertise and writes to answer
technological problems which confront us.
serves LDN as our site and display coordinator. During the day he
works in the pre-press department at Key Printing in Lincoln,
where he currently resides. He is quoted as having no spouse or
children, but shares his home with pet canary “Peep.”
He graduated from
Lincoln Community High School and later received a degree in
mathematics from the University of Illinois. He plays guitar,
reads and is interested in shopping and traveling. His favorite
food is “Chunky Monkey” ice cream. Some might say that Ryan’s
ability to be both a night person and a morning person is an
Tom Seggelke, an
LDN partner, was
born in Lincoln on July 25, 1948. He graduated from LCHS in 1966 and from Lincoln Christian College in 1970. He is married to
Rita, who is a social worker at Illini Central Schools in Mason
City and Easton. They have four children.
Tom is the owner of
Key Printing in Lincoln. He and Rita attend Lincoln Christian
His claim to fame
is that he once shook hands with President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Shelley is currently a student at Lincoln Christian College.
graduated from Lincoln Community High School and has lived in
Lincoln for 10 years.
enjoys the outdoors. She also likes to read and just make the best
John F. Welter grew up
in Colby, Kan.. He has been living here in the Lincoln area for
about 11 years with his wife, Tamara, his son Brian and
daughter Olivia. They have a Wirehair Terrier named “Niblet.”
John attended high
school in Colby, Kan., received his B.S. from Kansas State
University, a Masters from Eastern New Mexico University and has
done advanced graduate work at UCLA.
John is currently
working as professor of history and religion at Lincoln College.
He says his
favorite pastimes include reading and listening to music of all
Werth is a lifelong resident of Lincoln. He currently works for
the Illinois Secretary of State at the Lincoln facility.
graduated from Lincoln High in 1961 and from Lincoln College in
1963. He then earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and has done postgraduate
work in public administration at the University of
says, "I am owned by two cats, Booker and Richard. I am still
enjoys hot weather (July and August are his favorite months),
working outside, reading, writing, fishing and an occasional golf
moved to Lincoln 16 years ago and currently serves as coordinating
manager for Lincoln Daily News, RMA manager for Computer
Consulting Associates and as a tutor at Lincoln College. She and
her husband, Jim, have a daughter in college in Virginia. The
Younquists share their home with Bob, the cat, and Scarlett, a
graduated from Streator Township High School and has studied at
Joliet Junior College (horticulture), Lincoln Christian College,
Lincoln College (pre-nursing), and Millikin University (nursing).
likes variety in life and a sense of adventure. She enjoys playing
with the dog or cat, gardening, reading (novels and gardening
stuff), movies, listening to books on tape while driving or
floating in the pool, traveling in the U.S., walking through parks
and wilderness, and camping. She also lists worship on Sundays –
not as a pastime, but a necessary time.
far as dislikes are concerned, there’s coconut. And she takes
mice caught on sticky traps and sets them free in the country.
Jim Youngquist grew
up in Joliet, Ill., and moved to Lincoln in 1984 with his
family to attend Lincoln Christian College. He attended Joliet
West High School and Joliet Junior College where he majored in
horticulture. Jim was a preaching major at LCC.
He lives quietly in
Lincoln with his wife, Jan, and Bob, the cat. Jim and Jan have a
daughter, Trisha, who is currently a sophomore in college.
Jim says that his
hobbies are computers, collecting clocks and tropical fish, but
his favorite pastime is actually teaching Sunday School at
Eastview Christian Church in Bloomington.
Zimmerman-Wills is a self-employed communications/public relations
consultant and freelance
writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from
Western Illinois University and has done graduate work in public
relations at the University of Illinois, Springfield.
Kilbourne native, she graduated from Easton High School. She has
resided in Logan County for 4½ years.
husband, Chris, is bureau chief for the State Capitol office of
the Associated Press.
and Chris have a dog, Cisco, and three cats, Minnie, Pearl and
favorite pastimes are gardening, antiquing, restoring their
century-old home, walking and anything outdoor-related, and