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September 25, 2000
Not So Sweet Fruit
brown fruit of the sweet gum tree is creating problems for local homeowners.
The sweet gum tree is a tall, stately tree that grows throughout most of
the United States, with Central Illinois being at the northernmost perimeter of
its region. Its fruit is a brownish
spiny ball that remains on the tree throughout the winter.
This fruit plugs up drains, continuously litters yards and is a big
nuisance, says Don Osborne, street superintendent of Lincoln.
“The city’s policy has been not to remove trees unless they are dead,
diseased, dying or dangerous,” he continued.
Relating to Youth, or P.A.R.T.Y., will bring seventh graders from all over Logan
County to the campus of Lincoln Christian College on Friday, March 10.
They will attend 10 workshops presented by high school students from
Mount Pulaski, Hartsburg-Emden and Lincoln Community High School.
These students will use skits and drama to show the seventh graders what
to expect in high school, exploring such issues as dating and friendship, laws
that impact young people, violence in schools and what it’s like driving after
you’ve been drinking.
9, 2000] Dave
McGraw has invested some 31 years in the state’s oldest, most continuous
frosh-soph basketball tournament. Over the years it has included some unique
features including a queen contest. Some of the best future Class A stars have
formerly played in this tournament. I caught up with Dave at his home to get his
take on this tradition rich extravaganza.
E-mail and Web Pages" to Keep Friends in Touch
9, 2000] As
messages come in, we are happy to share letters and follow-up stories from
former Logan County residents now living elsewhere. Some of these people have
been away from the area for 10 to 20 years but still enjoy keeping up with the
local news. We have written back to half a dozen correspondents, from Nebraska
to Florida to Germany, and hope to share more details from them in future
Diaspora features. We post new messages on Thursdays.
Orientation for Class of 2004
Recovery Program at Lincoln Bible Church
Is American Red Cross Month
"Where They Stand" with Logan County Board
Farm Employment Rates
High-Ropes Challenge Course—a Peak Experience
Zion Lutheran School Celebrates National Lutheran School
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