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Lincoln, IL 62656

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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.


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'I like the paper'


Dear Editor,

I stopped by your booth at the fair. It was nice seeing faces behind the computer screen. I was told to email you. I was told you want more input from your readers. So here is my input.

I am very impressed by how the paper has grown, I have cancelled taking the Courier (no big loss there) and The Pantagraph.

The one thing I am going to miss from not taking The Pantagraph is the children's section. That was such a joy to read. Will you do something  like that? The drawings were always nice to see. I think people should take part in our children's lives today. If we don't; who will?

The world today has so many problems and when you sit down and read the Lincoln Daily News you find a kind of peace. (I am really enjoying the crossword puzzle. Please add more!)

Will you be covering the Lincoln Football season and basketball season. I enjoy those sports so much.

It seems like the Courier does not care for our youth as much. That is such a shame.

Keep up the good work. I like the paper and I like the fact that it is free and a joy to read. It is a breath of fresh air. I have told some friends of mine to read you. They live in Texas. They use to live in Lincoln.

Yours truly,

K. Render

Atlanta, IL


Recent K of C fund drive with Tootsie Roll distribution expects to meet goal


Dear Editor:

Thanks for your interest in our “Tootsie Roll” Drive last weekend. Knights of Columbus is in the process of wrapping up this year’s fund drive and expects to meet our local goal of $7,500. Lincoln Council 1250 Knights of Columbus has been conducting the annual fund drives for over 30 years, collecting over $200,000 in donations to assist the mentally handicapped citizen of Lincoln and Logan County.

Major recipients of this money are Special Olympics, Logan County schools’ special education departments, Logan/Mason Rehab Center, Lincoln Developmental Center, as well as other local organizations assisting persons with mental retardation and learning disabilities.

Each year the Illinois State Council K of C Charities, Inc. Mental Retardation/Learning Disabilities Fund helps thousands of individuals by providing support to qualified organizations [who] which operate programs on behalf of persons with mental disabilities. One weekend each year Local K of C councils solicit funds through the efforts of thousands of volunteers and the generosity of local businesses and their patrons.

Last weekend nearly 100 volunteers donned the familiar yellow and red vests and distributed Tootsie rolls for donations to the fund. In addition to the Knights of Columbus and its Ladies Auxiliary members, volunteers included Logan/Mason Rehab Center employees, Lincoln Girl Scouts, and the LCHS National Honor Society members. They could be seen at the local  Wal-Mart, Burwell Oil Co., Kroger, Eagle County Market, Lincoln IGA, and Family Video and at the intersection of McLean and Broadway Streets.

Our street corner volunteers collect nearly one-half of our donations, with the other half coming from local merchants and businesses.

Thank you to all the volunteers and supporting groups.


Lee Mills

MH Drive Chairman






Please send your letters by e-mail to ldneditor@lincolndailynews.com or by U.S. postal mail to:

Letters to the Editor
Lincoln Daily News
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL  62656

Letters must include the writer's name, telephone number, mailing address and/or e-mail address (we will not publish address or phone number information). Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to edit letters to reduce their size or to correct obvious errors. Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to reject any letter for any reason. Lincoln Daily News will publish as many acceptable letters as space allows. 


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