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Support requested for fire victims


To the editor:

There has been a lot of talk about town about the historical importance of the Scully Building.  I agree, it's a landmark and should be preserved if possible.

There is a human tragedy in this fire.  Although no one was seriously hurt, there are some people Jimmy McGrady is one I know who lost everything in his apartment fire.

Docia Barrick at C.I.E.D.C. (Community Action) is willing to take donations to help Jimmy and others who lost everything in the fire. 

Wouldn't it be wonderful if people in the community can pull together to donate items to give these residents a hand up even though Christmas is past.

Let us continue with the spirit of giving and help these individuals today.

Thank you,

Mary Rousey


Board disregarded voters' wishes


To the editor:

This recent decision by the Logan County Board to not wait on the referendum being circulated by voters of Logan County really has gotten my attention.

People of Lincoln, did you know that three board members live within six blocks of each other and another two board members live on the same street in another area of the city?

Just think that if you lived in a certain district, you would have one person representing you (someone that you could have personal contact with) rather than all board members (hopefully) representing you.

Please contact all the board members and make your wishes known that you want the County Board members elected by district rather than at large.

These seven board members must think that they have gotten a lock on their job. Boy, have I got news for them. Is it an ego trip, power hungry, money? I don't know.

Just think, 15 cents (for three minutes) gives you plenty of time to give these people your opinion over the phone. Or, write letters to editor.

One board member said nobody called him. Well, now is the time!!


James Stauffer



Scully Building fire


To the editor:

Mike Fak said so much in his article, and I, for one, wish to thank him for recognizing not only the history of the building but the fact that we need to support and help to rebuild our downtown community.  I have enjoyed the many businesses that have been affected by this loss.  I hope that they are all able to rebuild and flourish. These businesses make our downtown a very enjoyable place to shop while keeping our money in our own community. 

Thanks, Mike!

Nancy Clinton


Jim Stauffer writes in


To the editor:

Our county board really needs to elected by district rather than at large (as is the case now). Half of the voting population lives outside of the city of Lincoln. So half of the county board members should be from the other parts of the county, to have fair representation. I know some of the present board members try their best to represent everybody in the county, but if I and some other voters have problems with one or more board members, we have to try and get the whole county to dismiss this person from his job (yes, a county board member is hired by the voters to represent each county person!). If this certain county board member comes from my district, it is much easier to get people to run against this board member and easily defeat him or her. People from Lincoln cannot have the same kind of wants or desires as, for instance, the voters of Oran Township or any other town in Logan County.

So, in closing, vote for this referendum that is being circulated around the county, and demand that the county board put this issue on the ballot, and let all the voters of Logan County decide HOW we want to be represented!!

Thank you.

Jim Stauffer




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