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does excellent job on fall play
to Mrs. Carolyn Schrieber and the LCHS Fine Arts Department for an
outstanding job on the fall play, "I Never Saw Another
Butterfly." The students did an excellent job of portraying the
horrors of the Holocaust that children faced in the Terezin Jewish
ghetto. Allison Leonard was superb as Raja Englanderova, a survivor
of Terezin. Kyle Pepperell and Julie Wood also delivered memorable
performances. We can be proud of the fine drama talent we have at
on Mesner vote
Regarding your article, "Council
Still Seeking Leaf Disposal Solution". Yes, Chairman Shelton
and Alderman Fuhrer did vote yes, but the two Aldermen that voted no
were Patrick Madigan and Michael Montcalm, not Steve Mesner.
Just to keep things straight...
from Healthy Communities Partnership
would like to thank you for the great coverage on Family Fun Day.
We can't say enough about the support you give to the Healthy
Communities Partnership and its activities. Thank you again!
from the Klockenga family
name is Heidi Klockenga. I am one of David's four girls. I just
wanted to take a second of your time to thank you for doing the
write up on the neighbors helping my Dad. It is nice since we have
family scattered from Florida to Colorado that we can just send
them a quick email to show them that it is really done. The crops
were a worry on the whole families mind since the day we found out
that he would be having surgery. If by chance we missed anyone's
name to give to LDN for their help. Thank you! To everyone that
helped you will never know what you all mean to our family. I know
that thank you is not enough! However, how do you thank so many
people that were so willing to give up their time to help my dad?
I thank you, my father and mother thank you, my grandma (Virgina
Klockenga) thanks you, and my sisters and their families thank
article: They came in droves...for a friend]
local man is excited about new schools
a life-long resident of Lincoln, I have witnessed many changes
during my 91 years. Of all the improvements Lincoln has undergone,
few seem quite as exciting to me as the building of two new
schools. I cannot think of a better way for my generation to
ensure a bright educational future for our grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. This exciting building project will provide
all of us with a feeling of accomplishment and greater pride in
can still remember carrying supplies from the present Central
School to the old Madison School. I remember how good Central
smelled and how proud the students were to be going to a brand new
school. I attended Central through eighth grade and then went to
high school and graduated from the building that is now the
Lincoln Junior High. However, that was a long time ago, and both
buildings have served their purpose. It is time to give today’s
children their own brand new schools. I hope to see the new
Central School built so that I may boast that I was in all three
Central School buildings. I plan on visiting the new Central and
Lincoln Junior High as a proud grandfather, for I am proud that I
have vision to see into the future and not dwell on the past.
urge you to be a part of the future as this 91-year-old plans to
be. Please vote YES for the upcoming District 27 referendum to
build new schools for our children, grandchildren, and great
School teacher supports building new schools
have had the privilege of teaching at Central School for the past
23 years. I have seen many ups and downs in the field of
education, but I was never so excited as when I learned that the
State of Illinois would provide our city with funding for new
schools. Though we are being told by some that money is always
available, I cannot remember having a windfall like this. Many
around the state must have the same feelings as I do, as other
school boards have applied for state grant money to replace 140
old schools. The State of Illinois has placed our district 33rd on
the list, an indication of the decayed state of Central School and
Lincoln Junior High.
now have a group of people from the Lincoln community that claim
to know much more about education than our teachers and school
board members. Those of us who are in the buildings every day have
been criticized, ridiculed, and called liars because we have the
“audacity” to want new schools for our children and community.
I have to wonder, what is wrong with wanting something new? The
S.O.S. organization brought to Lincoln an “expert from Chicago”
to tell us how to educate our children during remodeling, what to
do with our schools, and how to spend our tax dollars. Excuse me,
but I am offended that the S.O.S. committee does not think we “hicks”
are smart enough to make our own decisions. This reminds me of the
old adage that an expert is anyone from more than an hour away.
Who cares what Chicago does? This is Lincoln and we are able to
make our own decisions.
don’t need to look all the way to Chicago to find an expert. Our
local school officials, educators, and staff are experts. We are
in the schools every day. We deal with the problems of crumbling
schools every day. We have the awesome job of educating our
children every day. We have no personal agenda. We will not
receive any personal gain. We will not move on to another pet
project after the election. We will only have the pleasure of
educating our children in new, clean, quiet, and safe schools.
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