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Wednesday, October 11, 2000


MML responds to
SOS presentation

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Architect Dave Leonatti from MML architects responded to the presentation by architect Bill Latoza before the SOS group on Monday and sent the following response list to Dr. Robert Kidd today. LDN is publishing his list verbatim without change or modification.

[complete response list] 


Council still seeking
leaf disposal solution

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Neither the ordinance and zoning committee nor the entire Lincoln City Council could come up with a solution to the perennial problem of disposal of fallen leaves, and the issue ended up just where it began Tuesday evening:  still in committee. That means last year’s ordinance is still in effect, permitting burning leaves and other yard waste only at locations 50 feet or more from any structure, and then only if no resident signs a complaint that the fire is a nuisance.

[complete story]


Landfill to be open extended hours

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Beginning Monday, Oct. 16, the Lincoln City Landfill will be open extended hours to allow residents to dispose of leaves and yard waste, according to Donnie Osborne, street superintendent. The landfill will open at 8 a.m. and remain open until 4 p.m. seven days a week, probably until mid-December, he said.

[complete announcement] 


Fall color

An explanation of how it happens

[OCT. 11, 2000]  One of the most amazing spectacles of fall is the great color scheme caused by the changing of leaves from the drab green to the many brilliant fall hues that people actively search out. Frost is often credited with causing the great fall colors, but it actually kills leaves producing dull earth tone colors. Bright fall colors are caused by chemical reactions in leaves, and these reactions are triggered by shortening day length and cool temperatures.

[complete story]


Reviews of children's books

"Ereth's Birthday"

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Erethizan Dorsatum, or Ereth, is a cantankerous porcupine who has "a flat face with a blunt black nose and fierce, grizzled whiskers" and lives in Dimwood Forest near his best friend Poppy, a deer mouse.

[book review]

"Postcards to Father Abraham"

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Meghan Hartman is 16, and running is her life, or it had been in the past. Cancer and the loss of part of her right leg have destroyed all hope of ever becoming a great runner.

[book review]


LDN’s coverage
of local controversies

By Jim Youngquist

[OCT. 11, 2000]  We were offered some sagely advice this week: "LDN needs to do more hard news and jump into the controversial fray." The source of this advice is a public figure in this community who is trusted and sought after. His identity shall remain anonymous.



Volleyball: LCHS vs. Jacksonville

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Lincoln Community High School’s ladies volleyball team hosted Jacksonville yesterday, here in town. Jacksonville beat Lincoln 15-1 and 15-8.

[sports report]

Volleyball: Hartsburg-Emden vs. Greenview

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Hartsburg-Emden’s ladies volleyball team demolished Greenview on home ground yesterday, 15-0 and 15-0. This brings Hartsburg’s record to 17-7.

[sports report]

Volleyball: Mount Pulaski vs. Rochester

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Mount Pulaski defeated Rochester High School’s ladies volleyball team during an away match yesterday. The scores were 15-10 and 15-5.

[sports report]

Volleyball: Olympia vs. U-High

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Olympia High School’s ladies volleyball team met University High in Stanford yesterday. University High won 15-12 and 15-4.

[sports report]

LCHS golfer participates in sectional

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Amber Wright of Lincoln Community High School participated in the individual competition at the Schlarman Sectional in Danville yesterday. 

[sports report]

Olympia golfers narrowly miss advancing to state

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Olympia High School’s men’s golf team missed advancing to the state competition by only two points. 

[sports report]

Lincoln hosts three-way swim meet

[OCT. 11, 2000]  University High and Pekin traveled to Lincoln yesterday for a three-way ladies swimming meet. The final scores were University High 136, Pekin 123 and Lincoln 58. Click below for a listing of individual and relay winners.

[sports report]

Olympia swimmers vs. Limestone

[OCT. 11, 2000]  Olympia’s ladies swim team competed against Limestone at Stanford yesterday. Olympia clearly won, 141-37.

[sports report]


Special Deliveries sibling class scheduled

[OCT. 11, 2000]  The Lincoln Junior Woman’s Club, in conjunction with Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, is hosting a Special Deliveries sibling class on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Conference Room A at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 315 Eighth St. in Lincoln. This class is to help children become more comfortable with having a new brother or sister.

[complete announcement]


Thanks from Healthy Communities Partnership

[complete letter]

Thanks from the Klockenga family

[complete letter]


Webb Lectureship to feature Dr. Sidney Greidanus

[OCT. 11, 2000]  "Preaching Christ from the Old Testament" is the theme of this year's Webb Lectureship on Preaching at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary, presented by Dr. Sidney Greidanus, professor of preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Mich. Greidanus will lecture at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, and at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel Auditorium on the LCCS campus.

[complete announcement]

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