all across this country and, in fact, around the world, claim roots in
Logan County. They have very interesting stories to tell, and some of them
like to connect with those of us who stayed at home. Logan County Diaspora
publishes the stories of former Logan County residents. With their
permission, we also include their e-mail addresses so that old friends
might be reunited. If you wish to be part of the Logan County
Diaspora, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have visited the Daily News several times, this was my
first time in this section — really like it. Like many others
have said, this column is a good place to get in touch and find
friends you have not seen or heard from for years.
am Wayne Franz:
from LCHS in 1956 and left almost immediately for a career in the
United States Air Force — almost 22 years, and [I’ve] seen a
good part of the sphere we live on.
from the service in 1979 and settled in the Great Northwest —
Everett, Wash., to be exact.
the Boeing company and, as part of the AOG (Airplane on Ground)
team, managed to see quite a bit more.
from Boeing this past August.
a wonderful California woman 42 years ago; have two daughters and
not been back to Lincoln as often as I probably should have, but
do think of it often. We are planning a visit this coming summer.
Still have sisters in Atlanta and Springfield and a brother in
Charleston. I have many fond memories of Lincoln.
can be found at email@example.com.
Schriber hopes to find old friends from Lincoln
live in Liberty, Mo., just north of Kansas City. I left Lincoln
around 1984 and spent some time in Montana and now here. I miss
Lincoln at times and hope to find some of my old friends from
there. I keep in touch with only one to date. This website is the
first link I have had with Lincoln other than my family and I
Eichelberger still gets homesick for the Lincoln area
graduated from L.C.H.S. in 1956 and would love to hear from some
have been gone from the Lincoln area for over 20 years. I still
get homesick even after so many years. I lived in Lincoln for
eight years and then moved to a small town (Emden), where we lived
for the next 22 years. We lived in Clearwater for 16 years and
moved to Odessa Fla., which is really northwestern Tampa several
years ago, as we wanted to be in the country again.
my husband, Wayne, and I are farm people and my parents lived in
Lincoln until their deaths. The city was fine for a while but as
they say, you can take us out of the country but you can't take
the country out of us. We have over an acre of land here and
really like living where we can hear the birds and see the horses
and llamas daily. Yes, I did say llamas, our neighbor has six of
them and they are beautiful.
would be nice to hear from people that I used to know.
Former residents Len and Rita
Remmert "sure enjoy reading LDN"
everyone in Lincoln/Logan County.
and I have lived in Henderson, Nev., for 16 years now and get back
to Lincoln quite often, but I check the LDN every day to see
what's happening. I was thrilled when my sister, Lana Miller, told
me about this.
used to co-own Landauer's in Lincoln. I sell real estate in the
Las Vegas valley, and Len is sales manager for a ready-mix
concrete company. Our son, Chad, is married with one daughter and
expecting a son in November. He and his wife, Sandee, work for
Southwest Airlines here in Las Vegas.
attend Central Christian Church, where Gene Appel, former
Lincolnite, is senior pastor. We just moved into a brand new
church building that seats approximately 3000 people.
would like to see more letters from people who have moved away
from Lincoln/Logan County, so let's hear from you.
copy of local birth certificate
was born in Lincoln but moved away quite a few years ago. I
recently moved and can not seem to locate my birth certificate. I
am going on a trip to Canada in a week and would like to have my
certificate. Can you tell me who I should contact about getting
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can get that information from the county clerk's office,
Brad Boss serves with the Army in
a person who is lucky enough to call Lincoln my hometown, I just
wanted to say what a great Web site you have.
am a resident of Lincoln not currently living there, because of my
job. I'm serving on active duty with the Army at Fort Campbell,
was born and raised in Lincoln, and have come to appreciate just
what kind of community I come from. Lincoln isn't the biggest town
I've lived in, and actually I guess it's about the smallest town
I've lived in. Both of my parents, Roger and Connie Boss, and for
that matter most of my immediate family, still live in Lincoln.
mom routinely clips out sections of the Courier and sends them to
me so I can keep up on what's going on back home. Recently they
showed your Web site to me, and Mom, I think you can retire the
scissors. It's great that I can just pull it up on the Web and see
what my friends and family are doing, no matter if I'm in Korea or
have a good thing going here. It helps all of us out here from
feeling so homesick when we can't go take a walk around the
courthouse square or down Broadway to the Depot.
again for a great Web site, and keep up the good work...
Dye would like to communicate with classmates
my name is Brad Dye and I graduated from LCHS in 1960. I attended
the old high school, near downtown, for two years and then the new
high school at the edge of town when it opened.
have hardly been back to Lincoln since I graduated. My parents
moved to Decatur and I went off to see the world. So far, that
desire to see the world has taken me to about 55 countries. I
often think of Lincoln and wonder what has happened to my old
friends in the last 40 years.
live in Dallas now and work for a radio paging company, which will
be no surprise to those who remember me as an avid ham radio
sister Pam, who lives in Miami Beach, and I are both wondering if
there will be a class reunion this summer for the class of 1960?
We would like to attend. If anyone knows about this (date, time,
place, etc.), please let me know by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
and to Pam at: email@example.com.
would love to communicate by e-mail with any of my former
have a homepage on the Internet at: http://braddye.com
‘Doc’ Chandler lists memories of
have fond memories of Lincoln as I was growing up...
Lincoln Lakes was the place to go in the summer time.
used to play basketball pickup games at the Central School outside
courts. I couldn't believe the last time I was home in Lincoln…The
drinking fountain is still by the basketball courts.
can remember the racetracks and the A&W root beer stand.
Dairy was on Woodlawn Road…the old football field on Woodlawn…
watermelon festival in the summertime... I was in my 30s when I
found out that Lincoln used watermelon juice to christen the city
with the name Lincoln. As a matter of fact, I am related to
Abraham Lincoln, very distantly. My father (Warren Chandler),
whose mother’s name was Edna Lincoln, was the connection.
Logan County Fair, where, if you are by the beer tent, you might
meet someone you haven't seen in a long time…
also have fond memories of all my sporting endeavors at Lincoln
Community High School (LCHS).
still come back for my high school reunions
to Sharon Webster and Tim Harmon … good friends.
am glad that Lincoln has stayed about the same size. I live in San
Antonio, Texas, and believe me, if I could, Lincoln would be the
place for me.
am an avid reader of Lincoln Daily News. The reason for
this is because I no longer live there, but was born and raised
there, and it always remains in my mind. I am always looking to
see something or someone I may remember from when I was there.
really enjoy Diaspora, but not enough people are getting into it.
I wish there was something I could do to raise that interest.
on Lincolnites, get on that computer and let us know what and how
you are doing. (Go Railsplitters)
recalls Lincoln Skateland
Brainard moved to Lincoln with his family when he was in sixth
grade. He graduated from LCHS in 1979 and lived here until 1986.
likes to remember the Indian summers and the skating rink, which
his parents owned from 1972 to 1979. He thinks he misses the
winter least and the summer most. "Compared to where I spend
most summers, Lincoln’s weather is mild and wonderful," he
enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1986 and has been stationed in
Georgia, Germany, Korea and Arizona. He was deployed to the Iraq
area for Desert Storm. "Each station and area has had its own
beauty," he says, "but not one of them was home."
am still on active duty in the Army. My specialty is
communications. I work as a satellite communications network
engineer and all-around communications techie. I enjoy several
veterans associations – especially the American Legion and the
3rd Armored Division veterans (Spearhead) association."
local family members are his parents, Charles and Carol Brainard;
his brother, David, who just bought a house in Lincoln; and a
sister, Laurie Armstrong. "My folks still live there at the
homestead," he says. "The rest of us have scattered
across the nation." Linda Jamison, another sister, resides in
Shirley, Ill., and his sister Susan Conver lives in the
Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area.
closing, he tells us, "Enjoy your freedom? Thank a
remembers Lincoln Lakes
Weindorf lived in Logan County from 1934 to 1946 and then from
1957 to 1959.
his years in Lincoln he says, "I like to remember my friends,
the Arcade soda fountain, the old Recreation Center, the Lincoln
Lakes and much more."
was pretty much raised in Boys Town outside of Omaha," he
explains. "I got an opportunity to run Omaha Magazine and so
I returned to Omaha."
now owns and operates a group home for 20 at-risk boys.
love the range of weather we have here, the marvelous steak
houses, the museums and the outside recreational facilities,"
still has relatives living in Lincoln and gets back for a short
visit every few years.
can contact Weindorf via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
compares with e-mail and Web pages" to keep friends in touch
have lived in the Fort Myers, Fla., area for the last 14 years. I
have tried to keep in touch by phone, mail, etc. with my friends
in Illinois. Nothing compares with e-mail and Web pages to
accomplish this! Many thanks to the people who started lincolndailynews.com.
It is firmly placed in my favorite places and I check it every
Fort Myers, FL
makes Germany closer to home
We just heard about
the lincolndailynews.com and are enjoying keeping up with
latest. We are currently living in Germany and now we don't feel
so far from home.
Tom and Kristy (Smith) Yarcho
remains close to her heart
you so much for the opportunity to stay posted on the happenings
in my hometown! I am currently living in the North Georgia
mountains, but my children spend the summers in Lincoln visiting
their grandparents, and they love to look at the pictures of
places in Lincoln and stay familiar with their "summer
surroundings" After viewing the message board that one other
Lincoln site has, I think I will stick with lincolndailynews.com,
where I can see the news that I want to see....how things
are progressing, and the good that still comes from my
little hometown. Keep up the good work! Lincoln may be 700 miles
from my home, but is much closer to my heart!
second column of letters]
traveler keeps up on Lincoln
you for lincolndailynews.com. My name is Denise and I am living
in the Port Charlotte, Fla., area. I am getting established in
real estate here in Southwest Florida after moving to this area
within the last year from the north of England.
lived in Lincoln until I was 27 in 1983, before starting a world
traveling lifestyle. Although living thousands of miles away
(i.e., Texas, California, Australia, England) over the years, I
have managed to return to see my family, friends, and just to see
Lincoln every six months on average. Now that plans have it that
visits will be less often, it is absolutely great to have lincolndailynews.com
for that Lincoln connection.
parents are down here for 'The Season." January to April.
They are enjoying the benefits of the new lincolndailynews and
the latitude of Florida, that of sun, warm, wildlife and the new
pool construction going on in my back yard with the golf course
view. Ya' all come down now! :o)
you won't miss out on any Lincoln area news either! I am so
excited about lincolndailynews that I am starting a classified
ad to help readers learn more about wintering in Florida.
Denise Radcliffe Wood
resident likes Lincoln photos
Great Web page.
My brother just sent me the link to the website so that I can
keep up with the news from back home. I left Lincoln back in
1963 for the Air Force. I currently reside in Alabama but
Lincoln is never far from my mind. I truly enjoyed seeing the
pictures of the different places around town and what is going
on. Keep up the good work.
Dale A. Lowe