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Lincoln College offers bachelor’s degree

[JUNE 29, 2001]  Starting with the fall semester, Lincoln College will be able to offer bachelor’s degrees in liberal arts and business management at its campus in Normal.

The North Central Association, the regional accrediting association, has approved Lincoln College’s request to offer a two-plus-two program. The program will permit students who have earned an associate of arts degree to continue with courses leading to a bachelor’s degree.

Lincoln College President Jack Nutt says the request stems from the demands of the local business community. "Employers have said to us that they would prefer to have liberally educated employees that they can train to meet the needs of a particular position," he said.

For more information about the new program, call Lincoln College at Normal at (800) 569-0558 or (309) 452-0500.

[News release]

Also see Lynn Spellman’s article "LC plans to offer 4-year degree in Normal," posted April 28 and 30 in LDN.

DARE fishing derby results

[JUNE 12, 2001]  The fish were hungry for boys and girls dangling the baited hook before their noses.

[Chief Rich Montcalm with Zack O'Donahue
(and a cute little guy), who reeled in the biggest fish,
a 10-pound carp.]

All Logan County sixth graders who passed the DARE program were invited out to Hickory Lane Campground and fishing lake to compete in a fishing derby Sunday, June 10. Boys and girls fished, ate hot dogs and chips, and sipped sodas for a fun afternoon outdoors. Lots of prizes were given out, including T-shirts and frisbees.


[Garrett Romer and Marty Oltmanns each caught seven fish, for the most fish caught. Their winnings were full rod-and-reel combos.]

Fishing champs won bigger prizes. Garrett Romer and Marty Oltmanns each caught seven fish, for the most fish caught. Their winnings were full rod-and-reel combos. Zack O’Donahue and Sarah Adams reeled in the biggest fish. They won bicycles of their choice purchased from Lincoln Cycle Center.

Chief Rich Montcalm has passed the DARE program coordination to Sgt. Ken Greenslate. This was the new DARE sergeant’s first official outing.


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[Zach, Chief Rich Montcalm, and Sarah Adams.
Sarah caught the largest fish for the girls.]


[Sgt. Ken Greenslate and Darrell Sisk enjoy a day of fun with our youth. Sgt. Greenslate is the new DARE officer, and Sisk was the first program organizer for DARE.]


Heritage In Flight Museum offers
aviation career education

[JUNE 12, 2001]  Heritage In Flight Museum, located at Logan County Airport, Lincoln, has received a grant that will permit an expansion of their educational program for high school students. A current program has helped students examine employment opportunities in aviation. The grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will make possible an expanded project named Aviation Careers.

In the expanded program, a group of aviation career cadets will be selected. They will meet at Logan County Airport for a two-hour session once a month from October 2001 through May 2002. During this phase, the cadets will become acquainted with the history of aviation, what makes airplanes fly and the development of aviation during the first 100 years.

Up to 12 of the aviation cadets will be given free tuition scholarships for a one-week aviation career workshop during June 2002. The workshop will meet three hours a day Monday through Friday. While the aviation careers workshop is built on the love of flying, it recognizes that many people are involved in addition to pilots. It also recognizes that, in common with other careers, most aviation careers require completion of high school, and many careers require a college degree. The focus of the workshop is on the career-selection phase of the educational process. During this phase the cadet will become acquainted with the airline industry, corporate aviation, military aviation, recreational flying and the space program.



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Many of the experiences in the aviation careers project will be carried out on a one-on-one basis between students and museum personnel. Since Heritage In Flight Museum manages the Logan County Airport, it attracts a membership of pilots, engineers, educators and retired military personnel. Many of these members are involved in airport activities, since numerous volunteers are needed to keep the museum open.

The Heritage In Flight Museum concept, simply stated, is to provide an educational experience that is conducive to learning, recreation and fellowship. Its activities are aimed at kindergarten through retirement homes. The activities are built around aviation experiences and are designed to combine learning and fun. Experiences include visits to the museum, flying events at the airport, meetings, and aircraft and vehicle maintenance.

Heritage In Flight Association members have monthly meetings at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. The annual election of board members is at the March membership meeting. Other activities for members include a spring potluck and fall wiener roast. The association also has a bimonthly newsletter.

For more information, contact Milt Underkoffler, Heritage In Flight Museum education coordinator, 1204 N. Linden, Normal, IL 61761; phone (309) 452-0834.

[New release; ed. LDN]

Honors & Awards

Elkhart Grade School honor roll

[JULY 3, 2001]   

Sixth grade

High honors — Kaithlyn Faucon

Honors — Angela Cunningham

Honorable mention — Allison Durchholz, Leanna Gleason, Kelsey Hudson, Kristin Miller

Seventh grade

Honorable mention — Wilson Bock, Ryan Dennison, Johanna Thatcher

Eighth grade

All A’s — Maggy Gleason, Molly Gleason

High honors — Matt Davis, Zach Moore, Jeremy Ott

Honors — Jamie Smith

Honorable mention — Mallory Davis, Dan Gleason, Brittany Hinds, Sarah Moore



Steinforts provide LC scholarships

[JUNE 30, 2001]   Lincoln College will offer a new fund called The Robert and Rosemary Graham Steinfort Scholarship that will help Mount Pulaski students pay for their education.

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to students who have graduated from Mount Pulaski High School and have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

The endowed scholarship is named after Mount Pulaski Products founders Robert Steinfort and his wife, Rosemary. Scott Steinfort, current Lincoln College trustee, and his wife, Kay, initiated the award in honor of his parents.

[Lincoln College news release]

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