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Thursday, November 30, 2000

The Festival of Trees opened Nov. 24 at the Logan County Courthouse.  Admission is free, and guests can vote on their favorite creatively decorated large and small Christmas trees, wreaths and swags.  The display is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

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MediaOne to move office
to Keokuk Street location

[NOV. 30, 2000]  The office of MediaOne cable television service will be leaving its 125 N. Kickapoo location for larger quarters at 1102 Keokuk St., next to Illinois American Water Company, according to Bill White, local manager. The new office will open on Dec. 18.

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Reminder: Christmas parade tonight at 7!

‘The Spirit of the Season’

[NOV. 30, 2000]  Join your friends and family downtown this evening for this wonderful, festive holiday event. You can stop in at the Oasis and buy a chili supper that will help keep you warm to the toes before stepping out to watch your favorite people in marching bands, on floats, in vehicles and on foot.

A large lineup is in the works, with almost 90 entries. It is expected to reach from the high school to Kickapoo Street.

Parade lines up on Wyatt Avenue, hangs a right at Kickapoo Street, moving past the movie theater, taking another right on Pulaski to go around the courthouse, left on McLean Street, left on Broadway; right onto Kickapoo again, finishing up at the Moose Lodge.


No Grinch to be found
in Logan County!

[NOV. 30, 2000]  Not this week! Unless it is on the big screen, the Grinch has missed Logan County for this week and weekend. The holidays are off to a rousing start this week in and around Lincoln and Logan County. The coming weekend is packed with fun stuff to do for young and young at heart.

From touring homes, churches and courthouses to watching parades and lighting of community trees, everyone can find something that will lift their holiday spirit. Numerous Christmas performances are also scheduled. The public is invited to many community activities in Hartsburg, Emden, Mason City, Mount Pulaski, Atlanta and Elkhart.

Make your plans now to get out and have some fun. Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas Spirit!



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'The Homecoming'

[NOV. 30, 2000]  "The Homecoming," a heartwarming Christmas story from which the television series "The Waltons" was based, will be presented by the Lincoln Community High School Fine Arts Department this weekend. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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Interview by Jeff Mayfield

Former Railers now crashing
the college hoops party

Part 1

[NOV. 30, 2000]  As junior high students they led their Chester-East Lincoln basketball team to the championship game of the IESA playoffs. They dreamed of being teammates and making some noise on the high school scene together. Those dreams didn’t materialize as they had planned them. However, now a few years removed from that euphoric trip to state, the duo of Stephanie Urton and Brittany Robbins has emerged once again, this time together on the college scene…and after recording their first collegiate win together this week, it’s apparent that this time they might really make some noise…

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Lincoln College men vs. Black Hawk East

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Lincoln College women vs. Black Hawk East

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Mount Pulaski vs. Niantic-Harristown

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Carroll Catholic vs. Zion Lutheran

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Flu vaccine available

[NOV. 30, 2000]  Logan County Health Department has received the remainder of its order of flu vaccine.

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