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Logan County Board

Rezoning and budget approved

[NOV. 22, 2000]  The Logan County Board voted 8 to 5 Tuesday evening to rezone eight acres in rural Atlanta's Eminence Township from agriculture to B1, paving the way for the construction of an FM radio station transmitting tower.

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Feeling thankful? Or are you in too big of a hurry to get things done?

An interview with Dan Bird

[NOV. 22, 2000]  Thanksgiving. We pause now to offer thanks. On the eve of that big thankful day of the year, what are your thoughts? Are you too preoccupied thinking of all there is to do for the holiday — all the shopping, fixing meals, taking care of kids, running around on errands, cleaning, company coming over — all the proverbial ups and downs of the holidays.

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A season of hope and devotion

By Jim Youngquist

[NOV. 22, 2000]  For many in retail businesses, the highest point of the year is the Christmas season, and the gateway to that season is this Thanksgiving weekend. While sales are brisk, and the profit potential is the highest for the year, monetary gain is seldom the real motivating factor behind their extraordinary efforts.

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The question is...

[NOV. 22, 2000]  For what should Americans be thankful?

[LCHS student responses and photos]

[Ginger Musick pulls a fresh turkey across the scanner for Corey Sutton to bag up]

[Charlie Lee of Lincoln IGA shows off one of the few remaining frozen turkeys in the store]

Holiday reminders from Lincoln Police 

[NOV. 22, 2000]  Lincoln Police Department is joining other Illinois law enforcement agencies in urging motorists to take standard precautions this holiday season when driving. Police will be doing their part by particularly enforcing seat belt requirements and DUIs. Officer Rich Montcalm especially reminds you to restrain your children properly in the car. Seat belts save lives. Make a holiday to remember fondly; don't drink and drive!

COLUMN:  the em space

A list for giving thanks

[NOV. 22, 2000]  I tend to be ambivalent about Thanksgiving. Giving thanks is important, and a day with that theme is fine. Traditional family gatherings are a good idea also, but they aren’t necessarily convenient on a Thursday in a society where family members are separated by hours of travel. To add to the complexity, there's the possibility of wintry weather, the approaching deadlines that students face near the end of the semester, plus the fact that in some businesses it's one of the most demanding weeks of the year because of the oncoming Christmas season. Thankfulness and refreshment of spirit can easily get lost in rushed attempts to fulfill expectations for how the occasion should be celebrated.



LJHS team competes in state speech contest

[NOV. 22, 2000]  The Lincoln Junior High speech team competed in the Area 17 state contest in Green Valley. The team earned 19 first-place ratings in 23 events. There are 29 members on the team, which is coached by Kathy Litherland, Karen Lee and Karolee Johnson.

[contest results]


The state of Lincoln Railer basketball

By Greg Taylor

[NOV. 22, 2000]  The Lincoln Railers began their 2000-2001 season Monday evening with a victory over Limestone High School during the opening session of the annual Lincoln Thanksgiving Tournament. Lincoln will play four more games over this holiday weekend, against the following teams: Pontiac, Danville, Rockford Guilford and Rockford Jefferson. Lincoln High School has compiled an incredible 97-18 record the last four seasons, highlighted by a trip to the Elite Eight during the 1998-99 season. What will this season have in store? Only time will tell, but the LDN was able to sit down with varsity assistant coach Eric Ewald on Monday afternoon and assess the state of Lincoln Railer basketball.

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Lincoln's King named
Offensive Lineman of the Week

[NOV. 22, 2000]  The Gateway Conference has announced that Lincoln's Andy King has been named Offensive Lineman of the Week as a result of ISU's 40-7 drubbing of Southwest Missouri State University.

[sports report]

Illini beach bullies kick sand in Maryland's face

[NOV. 22, 2000]  Former Lincoln College star Marcus Griffin broke out with a huge game Tuesday, finishing the night with 19 points and eight rebounds to lead Illinois to a convincing 90-80 spanking of the Maryland (1-1) Terrapins. Other big men doing the job included our own Brian Cook, with 11 points and nine rebounds.

[sports report]

Local men's basketball

Lincoln College vs. Black Hawk

[NOV. 22, 2000]  Lincoln College rolled to a 92-56 victory over Black Hawk Tuesday night at the Lincoln gym. The victory raises the men's record to 4-1 for the season. The Lynx are in action Nov. 23-25 at the Three Rivers Tournament.

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LCC Preachers 80, Greenville 76

[NOV. 22, 2000]  The Preachers hit the floor again in their ninth game of the season, and the floor was hot as they waged battle here in Lincoln with Greenville. Lincoln maintained a narrow lead at the end of each half and won the game by 4 points. In the first half, Lincoln scored 34 points and Greenville scored 31. Coach Randy Kirk highlighted Dante Watson for his performance during the first half of the game. In the second half Lincoln made 46 points and Greenville made 45. The final score of the game was 80-76.

[sports report]

Women's basketball

Lincoln College vs. Black Hawk

[NOV. 22, 2000]  Fourteen Lincoln College women reached the scoring column for coach Carl Wilson as the Lady Lynx posted an impressive 72-52 victory against Black Hawk Tuesday night at Lincoln. The victory runs the Lynx record to 5-1.  Black Hawk East will be the next opponent for the Lady Lynx, Nov. 29, at Lincoln.

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Railer Basketball

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Railers open hoops season continues tonight! The boys basketball Railers will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving tournament. Crowds are expected at the Roy S.Anderson gymnasium on the campus of Lincoln Community High School tonight as the holiday tournament continues.

As LCHS alums file into town for a holiday season of food, family, and friends, many will make the tournament their central meeting place to reconnect with old friends while coming out to see their favorite basketball team, Lincoln Railers.

 Tonight's matchups include:

Game #3 6 p.m. Danville vs. Bartonville Limestone

Game #4 7:45 p.m. Lincoln vs. Pontiac

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