Illinois Drug Education Alliance
chooses Lincoln for
Outstanding Community Award

Community leaders recognized for cooperative efforts

The city of Lincoln, through the work of the Healthy Communities Partnership (HCP), was selected by the Illinois Drug Education Alliance (IDEA) to be the winner of the Betsy Houghton Award. Betsy Houghton was a strong advocate of alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention. When she died, IDEA named their Outstanding Community Award after her.

IDEA is an umbrella which covers alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention groups in the state of Illinois. Prevention First and DARE are just two of those organizations. For the past 18 years, IDEA has hosted an annual conference, and the Outstanding Community-Betsy Houghton Award is presented during the conference. This year’s conference was at the Peoria Civic Center over the weekend of Nov 19. Several people from the community attended the conference to represent Lincoln:  Dayle Eldredge, director of the HCP of Lincoln and Logan County; Mayor Joan Ritter; Bobbi Abbott, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce; Chief Rich Ludolph, of the Lincoln Police Department; and Darla Ludolph, director of radiology at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

The award is given each year to an Illinois community which has distinguished itself in alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs. HCP was chosen this year for its involvement in prevention programs such as a mock DUI, Family Fun Day, compliance checks with the local police department, encouraging the City Council to strengthen laws, and educational classes in local schools. "We are pleased to receive this award in recognition and acknowledgment for the programs we support in our community," said Dayle Eldredge, local HCP director. "This award confirms the hard work that our community provides in the area of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs."

A delegation from the HCP, which included Mayor Ritter, representatives of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Logan County Health Department, and 12 area youth received the award plaque on behalf of the city of Lincoln.

One of Lincoln’s teens was honored with an individual award. Laura Baker, a junior at Lincoln Community High School, received IDEA’s 2000 Outstanding Individual Youth Volunteer Award. She was nominated by Kristi Simpson of Logan Mason Mental Health because of her overall involvement in local alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention activities. Baker also attended the Illinois Teen Institute for the past two years, and now she is on its board. She is instrumental in Teens Out Teaching Success (TOTS). TOTS teaches fourth graders in the community about prevention, the dangers of different substances and about stereotyping other individuals. TOTS emphasizes to students the fact that, just by appearances, one cannot always tell who uses drugs and who does not.

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Rural Health Partnership receives award

The Rural Health Partnership (RHP) of Logan County has been selected by the Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging to receive the Sid Granet Aging Network Achievement Award.

The award is given in honor of the late Sid Granet to recognize achievement by individuals and community programs on aging that have enabled older Americans to reach their full potential. Debra Cook, of the Logan County Health Department, and Dayle Eldredge, director of RHP of Logan County, received the award Dec. 8 at the 2000 Governor’s Conference on Aging and Human Services in Chicago.

"We are pleased to receive this award in recognition of the programs and services provided to our rural communities," said Dayle Eldredge. "This award is a tribute to our volunteers for the unique role they play in ensuring our success."

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Amber Turner chosen

Amber Turner, daughter of Mike and Suzie Maxheimer of Chestnut and Scott and Julie Turner of Oreana, was named the eighth grade Student of the Month for December at Mount Pulaski Junior High School. This honor is determined by the junior high faculty and staff. The award is based on academic achievement, leadership, behavior, effort and attitude. It is presented to students with outstanding character.

Amber is the granddaughter of Charlie and June Huffer and Norma and Vern Turner, all of Lincoln; Dolores and Earl Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski; Pete and Della Eeten of Pekin; and Sharon Flannigan of Decatur.



LCHS fall academic all-conference team
Name Grade Sport
Sara Conklen  12  Cross country
Allison Himbert  12  Cross country
Summer Johnson  12  Cross country
Andy Frost  11  Cross country
Michael Martin  11  Cross country
Daniel Sparks  11  Cross country
Mary Mittelsteadt  10  Cross country
Alejandro Valdés  10  Cross country
Blinn Bates  12  Boys golf
Sara Bates  11  Girls golf
Billy Barton  12  Football
Max Letterly  12  Football
Josh Gallagher  10  Football
J.R. Glenn  12  Boys soccer
Ben Sloot  12  Boys soccer
Billy Barmes  11  Boys soccer
Adam Chrismore  11  Boys soccer
Danny Schick  11  Boys soccer
Chris Allen  10  Boys soccer
Jerrod Martin  10  Boys soccer
Adam Ramlow  10  Boys soccer
Eric Weaver  10  Boys soccer
Angela Couch  12  Girls swimming
Christy Peters  12  Girls swimming
Elizabeth Brooks  10  Girls swimming
Samantha Davison  10  Girls swimming
Jamie Fuiten  10  Girls swimming
Holly Shehorn  10  Girls swimming
Lisa Volk  10  Girls swimming
Hilary Schweitzer  12  Girls tennis
Rachel Slayton  11  Girls tennis
Lisa Behle  11  Girls tennis
Becca Hahn  12  Volleyball
Angela Maestas  12  Volleyball
Danielle Peifer  12  Volleyball
Darcy White  11  Volleyball
Kari McFadden  10  Volleyball

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Central State 8 all-conference players from LCHS
Name Grade Sport
Aaron Freesmeier  12  Boys golf
Josh Specketer  12  Boys golf
Jason Fitzpatrick  10  Boys golf
Sara Bates  10  Girls golf
Amber Wright  11  Girls golf
Dewey Winkel  12  Boys soccer
Angie Couch  12  Girls swimming
Rachel Slayton  11  Girls tennis
Ashley Boyer  12  Volleyball
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Area students at Lincoln College named to ‘Who's Who’

Six Lincoln College students from the area have been included in the 2000 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges."

Students are selected for their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for success.

Area students listed include Scott Bottrell, Brittney Dobson and Teri Kavelman of Lincoln; Adrienne Harmon of Atlanta; Tina Mayer of New Holland; and Dawn Hillman of Delavan.

"Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges" has been published since 1966.

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LJHS team competes in state speech contest

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.

State speech contest results

First place

Small group:  Joey Papuga, Greg Gandenberger, Sean Weaver, Eric Knutilla

Chorale group:  Josh Larson, Brady Gerdts, Brandon Davis, Holly Phillips, Lyndsey Robbins, Elise Valdez, Erica Nelson, Megan Prather, Marc Arulfo, Joey Papuga, Sean Weaver, Greg Gandenberger, Eric Knutilla, Steven Griswold

Solo:  Sonya Twist

Improv solo:  Lauren Perring

Duets:  Steven Griswold/Marc Arulfo, Aaron Brown/Tyler Casper, Holly Phillips/Elise Valdez, Rachel Kasa/Ixel Hess, Brady Gerdts/Brandon Davis, Lauren Perring/Lyndsey Robbins, Sonya Twist/Hannah Snyder, Mindy Malerich/Brittney Hurley, Kourtney Thompson/Ariel Lopez

Improv duets:  Marc Arulfo/Steven Griswold, Tyler Casper/Aaron Brown, Greg Gandenberger/Joey Papuga, Lauren Perring/Lyndsey Robbins, Rachel Kasa/Ixel Hess, Elise Valdez/Erica Nelson

Second place

Improv solo:  Andrew Herrington-Gilmore

Duet:  Megan Prather/Amanda Metz

Improv duet:  Marc Arulfo/Steven Griswold

Third place

Duet:  Cody Simmons/Kevin Kirk

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