Ahrends, a native of Jackson, Mo., on the northern end of the
Missouri Boot Heel, has lived in Logan County 4½ years. She and
her husband, Les, have a son, Joseph Dean Ahrends, 3.
is advertising manager for Lincolndailynews.com. In addition, as
a writer, she plans to focus on agricultural issues in a voice
that communicates with town people.
graduated from high school in Jackson, Mo., and attended the
University of Missouri in Columbia, graduating in 1994 with a
bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism and agricultural
she spent six months in Germany on an International 4-H Youth
Exchange, where she worked predominantly on dairy farms. "I
enjoy traveling to different parts of the world and meeting
different people," Marty says, "but hate the thought of
being a ‘tourist.’"
favorite pastimes are taking Inga, the family’s German shepherd,
for walks through the neighborhood; gardening; church activities
at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln; painting her house ("I
really do enjoy this," she says); and going to aerobics
classes at the Lincoln Park District Rec Center.
is very active in the Lincoln Rotary Club and serves as
president-elect this year.
of her personal goals is to educate the non-farm community about
agricultural life and issues.
Kym Ammons-Scott came to Lincoln eight years ago when her
husband, Augustus, became
the prison warden. She was born in Chicago but raised in Waterloo,
She is a
self-proclaimed family manager with three children: Ashanti, 5,
Jamaal, 3, and Janel, age 2. Kym has a background in journalism
with a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in journalism
and mass communications. She also has a master's degree in public
administration from the University of Illinois.
Kym is currently on
the board for the United Cerebral Palsy of Lincolnland, the
Illinois Association of Minorities in Government and keeps very
busy with activities at Second Baptist Church.
Bell was born in Charleston, Ill., graduated from high school in
Paris, Ill., and then lived in Springfield until moving to the
Lincoln area almost three years ago. She has always lived in a
is currently program manager for Main Street Lincoln. In addition,
she serves as state director of the Miss Illinois County Fair
Queen Pageant. This takes up a lot of her "spare time,"
but she loves being a part of it because of the people she’s met
and worked with.
bachelor’s degree, from Saint Mary of the Woods College,
included a triple major in marketing, management and business
husband, Terry, is owner of Extension Staffing in Springfield and
a school board member for West Lincoln-Broadwell. They and their
two sons, Corbin, 10½, and Carrington, 9, live five miles west of
Lincoln in a Sears kit home built in 1912. Their pets are
"Storm," a large, white Labrador/Great Pyrenees mix;
"Rocky," a grey, tiger-striped kitten; and
"Millie," a petite black kitten.
enjoys antiques, reading short stories and working on their home.
She loves watching the changing seasons in their back yard – from
the first spring planting in the 40 acres on either side to the
clear, starlit summer skies at night to the combines working the
harvest to the stillness of a winter morning when the miles are
covered with snow. Her first memory of life in Lincoln was looking
over the fields and watching the balloons come up on the horizon.
Ann Carnley, office
Ann Carnley is an office assistant and writer at LDN and a part-time student
at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. She and her husband, Jason,
just moved to Lincoln at the beginning of this school year.
hometown is Pittsburgh, Penn., where she graduated from Gateway
Senior High School. She recently completed a bachelor’s degree
in elementary education at Florida Christian College.
Ann enjoys sewing, cross-stitching, drawing/coloring, and reading
(non-homework assignments). She has also gone hunting — twice.
nickname is JAZ (my maiden name is Zottola),” she says, “and I
enjoyed being at the end of the alphabet.”
Joan calls Hopedale her hometown. She has been living in Lincoln
for about five years now.
Hopedale High School (which no longer exists due to
consolidation), Roosevelt University of Chicago and Loyola
University of Chicago. She earned a master of arts degree in
Joan has four
daughters, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She says of herself
that she reads a lot – everything from Shakespeare to detective
stories. She enjoys opera, Mozart, folk and bluegrass music. She
is a “bird nut” and feeds all the birds in her yard. She
seldom goes walking without her binoculars.
There are five
generations of her family living – all female.
Fulton has worked in Logan County for 17 years. He is currently
the unit leader with the University of Illinois Extension.
and his wife, Sherry, have three sons, Andrew, 11, David, 8, and
graduated from high school in St. Charles, received his bachelor’s
degree in ag science from Western Illinois University in 1979 and
his master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Illinois
favorite pastimes are working around the family’s small-scale
farm, hunting and fishing.
Hewitt, a writer for Lincoln Daily News, grew up in Beason
but moved to Broadwell when she married her husband, Patrick, a
teacher at Olympia High School. They plan to move to Atlanta in
1997 graduate of Lincoln Community High School, Cassie received an
associate’s degree from Lincoln College and is majoring in
elementary education at Illinois State University. She is looking
forward to graduation and a permanent job.
says that she’s "a total neat freak." Besides keeping
everything clean and organized, she likes to exercise, read and go
fishing with her husband.
have a black-and-white dog named Sox. He is a Labrador-border
Krallmann, copy editor,
Mary lived her
earliest years in Marysville, Neb. (a rural spot about 30
miles west of Lincoln, Neb.). She has lived in the local
Lincoln for the last 16 years.
She graduated from
Pomeroy Community High School in Pomeroy, Iowa; St. Paul’s
College in Concordia, Mo.; and Concordia College in Seward, Neb., where she earned a
bachelor’s degree in education.
activities are playing the organ for church, jogging, walking and
She is currently
working on the Lincoln Daily News project, serving as a staff
writer and copy editor.
Kubat has lived in Lincoln for 20 years. She is the youngest of
attended New Wine Christian High School, Lincoln College and
Midwest Bible School, and is now a student at the University of
Illinois at Springfield. She has two associate’s degrees (A.A.
and A.S.) and a Certificate in Biblical Studies. She is currently
working on a bachelor’s degree in communications/public
is employed at Garrett Aviation in Springfield, where she works
with accounts payable.
enjoys outdoor activities, listening to music, attending plays and
traveling. As a member of a Christian pantomime team that travels
both locally and internationally, she has visited Russia, central
Europe, Puerto Rico, Mexico and various states in this country.
She says, "I love to study and learn about different
Jeff was born in
Oceanside, Calif. He grew up far from the West Coast in Mount
Vernon, Mo. He has been living for the last 17-plus years in
Logan County. He is married to Melinda (Byers), and currently is
employed as director of partnership at Lincoln Christian College
He attended college
at both Lincoln Christian College and Southwest Missouri State
University. He has also done graduate work at Lincoln Christian
Seminary and the University of Illinois.
He enjoys traveling
and spending time with his wife. His passions are evangelism and
preaching. He also reads, watches movies, drives a few golf balls
and is known to attend as many major sporting events as humanly
Poshard is a sports photographer for LDN.
was a basketball standout for Carmi High School and Parkland
is now a senior education major at Illinois State University.
L. (Wibben) Rankin of Emden has lived in Logan County all her
life. She and her husband, Gary, are parents of Chelsey, 11, Mary
Rose, 6½, and Erin, 5.
is a graduate of Hartsburg-Emden High School, Valparaiso
University and the University of Illinois and is currently a
full-time student in English education at Illinois State
University. She earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in
PE/athletic training and a minor in English/writing. Then she
completed a master’s degree in kinesiology.
pastimes, she enjoys reading, writing and cooking, especially
says that she still holds the 400m record in girls track at
Hartsburg-Emden Junior High.
Redding, sports photographer for the Lincoln Daily News,
grew up in Lincoln.
played basketball, football and track at Lincoln Community High
School, and was a member of the football team at Eureka College,
where he graduated.
was a special education teacher and football and basketball coach
for four years. He is now the vice-president of New Albion, Inc.
Sam grew up in
Towanda, and currently lives with his wife, Jane, in
Lincoln. Jane is a teacher at Washington-Monroe school. Together
they have four children and three grandchildren.
Sam is a graduate
of Normal Community High School and earned his B.S. in history,
his M.S. in psychology and his Ed.D in educational administration
from ISU. He also earned an M.A. in English from U.I.S.
He is the executive
director of Academic Development Institute in Lincoln and in his
spare time is an avid reader, playing a little golf. He dabbles in
serves LDN as our site and display coordinator. During the day he
works in the pre-press department at Key Printing in Lincoln,
where he currently resides. He is quoted as having no spouse or
children, but shares his home with pet canary Peep.
He graduated from
Lincoln Community High School and later received a degree in
mathematics from the University of Illinois.
He plays guitar,
reads and is interested in shopping and traveling. His favorite
food is “Chunky Monkey” ice cream. Some might say that Ryan’s
ability to be both a night person and a morning person is an
Seggelke, an LDN partner, was born in Lincoln on July 25, 1948. He
graduated from LCHS in 1966 and from Lincoln Christian College in
1970. He is married to Rita, who is a supervisor in the
Springfield office of Department of Children and Family Services.
They have four children.
is the owner of Key Printing in Lincoln. He and Rita attend
Lincoln Christian Church.
claim to fame is that, although he was very young at the time, he
once shook hands with President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Shelley is currently a student at Lincoln Christian College.
graduated from Lincoln Community High School and has lived in
Lincoln for 10 years.
enjoys the outdoors. She also likes to read and just make the best
John F. Welter grew up
in Colby, Kan.. He has been living here in the Lincoln area for
about 11 years with his wife, Tamara, his son Brian and
daughter Olivia. They have a wirehair terrier named Niblet.
John attended high
school in Colby, Kan., received his B.S. from Kansas State
University, a Masters from Eastern New Mexico University and has
done advanced graduate work at UCLA.
John is currently
working as professor of history and religion at Lincoln College.
He says his
favorite pastimes include reading and listening to music of all
Werth is a lifelong resident of Lincoln. He currently works for
the Illinois Secretary of State at the Lincoln facility.
graduated from Lincoln High in 1961 and from Lincoln College in
1963. He then earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and has done postgraduate
work in public administration at the University of
says, "I am owned by two cats, Booker and Richard. I am still
enjoys hot weather (July and August are his favorite months),
working outside, reading, writing, fishing and an occasional golf
Youngquist, managing editor
moved to Lincoln 16 years ago and currently serves as coordinating
manager for Lincoln Daily News, RMA manager for Computer
Consulting Associates and as a tutor at Lincoln College.
her husband, Jim, have a daughter, Trisha, in college in Missouri. The
Younquists share their home with Bob, the cat, and Scarlett, a
graduated from Streator Township High School and has studied at
Joliet Junior College (horticulture), Lincoln Christian College,
Lincoln College (pre-nursing), and Millikin University (nursing).
likes variety in life and a sense of adventure. She enjoys playing
with the dog or cat, gardening, reading (novels and gardening
stuff), movies, listening to books on tape while driving or
floating in the pool, traveling in the U.S., walking through parks
and wilderness, and camping. She also lists worship on Sundays –
not as a pastime, but a necessary time.
far as dislikes are concerned, there’s coconut. And she takes
mice caught on sticky traps and sets them free in the country.
Jim Youngquist grew
up in Joliet, and moved to Lincoln in 1984 with his
family to attend Lincoln Christian College. He attended Joliet
West High School and Joliet Junior College, where he majored in
horticulture. Jim was a preaching major at LCC.
He lives quietly in
Lincoln with his wife, Jan, and Bob, the cat. Jim and Jan have a
daughter, Trisha, who is currently a junior in college.
Jim says that his
hobbies are computers, collecting clocks and tropical fish, but
his favorite pastime is actually teaching Sunday School at
Eastview Christian Church in Bloomington.
Youngquist of Lincoln is a student and , during the summer, an LDN office assistant.
Besides daily responsibilities at the front desk, she was involved
in reporting and training other workers.
graduated from the Illinois Math and Science Academy in 1998 and
studied for two years at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in
has a pet dog, Scarlett, and enjoys swimming, embroidery, reading,
watching movies, biking, traveling and sitting around drinking
coffee. In addition, she does a great Animal (from the Muppets)
my other life," Trisha says, "I'm majoring in Russian
with a minor in physics at Truman State University...soon to be a
top secret Russian spy. Oops, I wasn't supposed to tell you
Zimmerman-Wills is a self-employed communications/public relations
consultant and freelance
writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from
Western Illinois University and has done graduate work in public
relations at the University of Illinois, Springfield.
Kilbourne native, she graduated from Easton High School. She has
resided in Logan County for 4½ years.
husband, Chris, is bureau chief for the State Capitol office of
the Associated Press.
and Chris have a dog, Cisco, and three cats, Minnie, Pearl and
favorite pastimes are gardening, antiquing, restoring their
century-old home, walking and anything outdoor-related, and