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Lincoln Daily News publishes daily news about the Lincoln/Logan County area on the Internet at www.lincolndailynews.com. (We are not a print publication).  All subscriptions are free!

Our mission:

The mission of Lincoln Daily News is to tell the stories of Logan County in a contemporaneous manner, with lively writing and a predilection for simple truth fairly told. Lincoln Daily News seeks a relationship with the good people of Logan County that is honest, neighborly and never patronizing. Lincoln Daily News presents news within a full context that contributes to understanding. Lincoln Daily News is more interested in the marketplace of ideas than the competition of personalities. Without shrinking from the bold delivery of unvarnished fact, Lincoln Daily News operates from the premise that God's creatures deserve the presumption of right motive. Lincoln Daily News eschews malice and cynicism; it approaches every person with dignity and every subject with equanimity. In short, Lincoln Daily News informs, stimulates and entertains.


The articles published in Lincoln Daily News are the result of research and interviews.  Any opinions expressed are those of the writers.


Please contact us by phone, fax, mail or e-mail with any information about mistakes, typos or erroneous information.  If the error is in an item which is still in the paper, we will correct it online immediately.  All corrections will be shown on the "Corrections" page.


Our services:

Lincoln Daily News provides daily news, sports, features and commentary on Lincoln, Logan County, and the surrounding area. 

To promote local businesses, we offer display advertisements at very reasonable rates, and links to business websites.

Classified advertising for businesses and individuals is available for all the standards categories.  Submit your ads at our LDN office via phone, fax or in person. 

"Happy ads" are a special feature to enable our readers to celebrate birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and other good news.  Call us for details.


For employment information, contact Lincoln Daily News at their offices.

Our staff:
Managing Editor:            Natalie Jeckel ldneditor@lincolndailynews.com

Copy Editor and Writer: Mary Krallmann

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Just a click away at the bottom


To the editor:

The first thing I do when I get home from work is click on to LincolnDailyNews, and I was pleased today to read that all you need do is go to the bottom of the page and click on to your choice of the next article. What a great idea. This news media is such a neat idea from the word go, and I wish you continued success in your reporting and your positive viewpoint.

Maxine Seggelke


LEEA concerned about school construction issues


To the editor:

The members of the Lincoln Elementary Education Association, the professional organization for District #27 teachers, would like to express a few concerns about the recent District #27 Board of Education decision regarding the Central School/Lincoln Junior High issue.

We are greatly troubled by the loss of Ralph Gayle Field, which is used not only by students in the school district, but also by many residents from the community. This athletic facility will be eliminated upon the construction of a new building; however, no one has mentioned a plan to provide a similar accessible site. Although well-suited to athletics, the field contains sinkholes, and sits atop a major sewer line which will require extensive and expensive replacement before construction begins. Knowledge of these same features caused a previous District #27 Board to reject as unworkable the idea of building a new school on this site in the 1980s.

In addition, it appears that no provision has been made in the adopted proposal to address the future status of the current LJHS building. The building occupies a valuable piece of district-owned land in a central location. We feel that a viable plan for the use of this property should be addressed as part of the board’s proposal.

Finally, the Board of Education received many suggestions and opinions from parents, teachers, and administrators on the Central/LJHS matter. The responses received from the parent survey were overwhelmingly in favor of new construction to replace the current Central building. The LJHS and Central teachers, favoring new buildings as well, presented lists of safety and program concerns. At the last school board meeting, assurances were made that these concerns could be "95 percent addressed with renovation," but as of yet, there have been no specifics as to which and how these needs could be met. LEEA believes that the input from those who work in the schools and are in daily contact with the students deserves conscientious consideration.

We ask:

For the same money, which of these options would you choose for your children and grandchildren?

#1. A new middle school building,

a new elementary school building,

and Ralph Gale athletic field;


#2. A 90-year-old renovated building,

a new building built over sinkholes,

and no athletic field.

The choice is obvious to us.

LEEA believes our students deserve the best!

Lincoln Elementary Education Association





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Lincoln Daily News
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