Neighbors, A Day in the Life...,
May 13, through Saturday, May 19
Historic Preservation Week
Lincoln Police Department
Corner of Kickapoo and Pekin streets
May 25, through Monday, May 28
Avenue of flags
Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski
American Red Cross
WHO: People who wish to be
recertified in CPR and first aid; call 732-2134 to register
125 S. Kickapoo St.
9 am - 1 pm
May 26, and Sunday, May 27
Mason City Historical Society
Civil War Living History
Memorial Day celebration
Logan County Courthouse lawn
Ham and bean dinner
American Legion Home, 1740 Fifth St.
after 10:30 am ceremony at courthouse
Atlanta Memorial Day Festival
activities all day
American Legion and VFW
Memorial Day ceremonies
Steenbergen Cemetery and Mount Pulaski Cemetery
May 30, and Thursday, May 31
American Red Cross
WHO: Public; call 732-2134 to
Class sessions in CPR and first aid
125 S. Kickapoo St.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Rotarians
seek professionals for goodwill exchange, Hunter safety
Police Department announces bicycle auction, Teen
volunteers can apply for summer work at hospital, Golf
REGULAR POSTINGS FOR
Red Cross, Girl Scouts,
Task Force, Lincoln
Park District, Logan
County Extension office, Logan
County historical landmarks, Logan County
Joint Solid Waste Agency (recycling),
City Historical Society, Oasis,
seek professionals for goodwill exchange
in east central Illinois are seeking four or five outstanding professionals to
visit India this winter as part of a group study exchange with the Rotary
Foundation. The exchange will be with Rotary clubs in central India, including
Bhopal, Indore and Sagar, and will last for three weeks in January and February
2002. Professionals from India will then visit Rotary clubs in east central
Illinois next May and June.
the GSE program, teams of professionals exchange visits between paired areas in
different countries. During their time abroad, team members share personal
knowledge of their own country and experience the customs, vocations and
lifestyles of another country.
purpose of a group study exchange is to promote international understanding and
good will through person-to-person contact, says Ken Gunji, GSE chair for Rotary
District 6490. While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians’ homes and meet
their professional counterparts, visit cultural institutions, farms, schools,
industrial plants, and religious and historic sites. They also give
presentations about their home country to Rotary clubs and other groups.
Rotary Foundation provides round-trip airfare for each team member. Rotarians in
the host country provide meals, lodging and group travel in their district. Team
members pay only for personal and incidental expenses.
should be employed full time in a recognized business or profession for at least
two years. Young professionals are encouraged to apply, although there is no age
requirement. Group study exchange team members must live or be employed within
the boundaries of Rotary District 6490. This includes all of Logan County and
areas east to the Indiana border, south to Robinson and Hillsboro, and north to
Gilman and Roanoke.
an application, please contact Malcolm O’Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 217-234-8101, or contact any member of the Lincoln Rotary Club.
Rotary Club meets at noon on Wednesdays at the Restaurant at the Depot.
Membership is open to local professionals sponsored by current Rotary members.
For more information about the Lincoln Rotary Club, contact Marty Ahrends at email@example.com
safety clinic will be first weekend in June
hunter safety clinic will be June 1 and 2 at Lincoln Sportsman’s Club. Class
will be from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 1, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the
following day. Lunch will be provided on June 2.
the Lincoln Police Department, 732-2151, for registration.
clinic is sponsored by the Lincoln Sportsman's Club and the Logan County Chapter
of Quail Unlimited.
Police Department announces bicycle auction
On May 19 at 1
p.m., the Lincoln Police Department will have a public auction at Kickapoo and
Pekin streets. The auction will consist of approximately 66 bicycles that
are of various brands and conditions. This is a cash-only auction.
The Lincoln Police Department will not accept any liability after the
volunteers can apply for summer work at hospital
are currently being accepted for this summer’s teen volunteer program at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
volunteers work throughout the hospital, performing a variety of duties in many
different departments. To be eligible for the program, teens must be an eighth
grade graduate and must complete an application form. All teen volunteers must
also complete the training session scheduled on Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m.
to noon at the hospital.
are available at ALMH from Barbara Dahm, director of volunteer and special
services. Applications should be filled out and returned in person to the
volunteer office as soon as possible since the class size is limited to 12
participants. A brief interview will be conducted at that time. For more
information, call (217) 732-2161, Ext. 184.
Lincoln Healthcare Foundation has set Friday, June 29, for their seventh annual
golf outing at the Elk’s Country Club in Lincoln. The format will again be a
four-person scramble with a 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun start. The $75 entry
fee includes greens fee and free cart rental, along with opportunities to win
prizes and awards, including Hole-in-One, Top Foursomes, Longest Putt, Longest
Drive and Closest to the Pin, for both men and women. Also provided are a
continental breakfast and buffet luncheon.
addition to golfing, a variety of sponsorships are available, including Tee,
Cart and Prize Sponsorships. Appropriate recognition and benefits are provided
for each sponsor.
funds raised from the golf outing support the ALMH Care-A-Van service. The
Care-A-Van is a specially equipped van, custom-built to provide non-emergency
transportation for individuals who are wheelchair-bound or need transportation
assistance to get to necessary appointments.
information on player registration or sponsorship opportunities, please call
Cynthia Kelley at (217) 732-2161, Ext. 405.
POSTINGS FOR ORGANIZATIONS
American Red Cross
Classes in CPR and first aid
American Red Cross will have CPR and first aid classes May 30 and 31 at the
office at 125 S. Kickapoo St. in Lincoln. These are evening classes beginning at
May 26, a there will be a "Challenge" class for people who have had
previous training and wish to be recertified. The class will be from 9 a.m.
until l p.m. To register or for further information, call 732-2134 between noon
and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
camp at Kickapoo Creek Park on Monday and Tuesday, June 11 and 12
more information, call Gina at the council or ask your leader.
Websites with lots of ideas that Girl Scout leaders, families
or kids can use:
the website for Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council, at http://www.girlscoutsllc.org/.
can send questions and suggestions to the council by clicking here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, see the
national Girl Scouts site at http://www.girlscouts.org/.
program of Healthy Families Task Force
help children in emergencies
Healthy Families Task Force would like to thank the people of Lincoln for their
support of the "Safe Stop" program. A "Safe Stop" is a home
or business where a young person may receive emergency assistance when a family
member is not available. A "Safe Stop" emblem is posted in a window or
door where it can easily be seen. The Lincoln Police Department screens all
applicants as well as provides the educational connection in the schools.
currently have 15 "Safe Stops" located in our community. Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital, CEFCU, Jenkins Insurance, Lincoln Christian Church,
MKS Jewelers, Abe’s Carmelcorn Shoppe and West Lincoln-Broadwell School are
our non-residential "Stops." The rest are located in residential homes
throughout Lincoln. We would like to request that parents look for the red stop
sign emblems in areas where their children walk, ride bikes or play. Discuss the
locations of these "Stops" in your area and when they should be used.
is because of the volunteers and organizations who devote their time, effort and
dollars that Lincoln is a community many choose as their home. It takes many
committed people to run the agencies and organizations that make Lincoln
special. One person can make a difference. We are still in need of more places
to help. Become a "Safe Stop!" Applications are available at the front
desk at Heartland Community College or by contacting Rich Montcalm at the
Lincoln Police Department.
Families Task Force
From Roy Logan,
is in full swing for T-ball. Boys and girls entering kindergarten through
second grade are eligible to play. Teams are mixed, and play will begin
the week of June 11. One of the things that set T-ball apart from other leagues
is that a game is never canceled because of weather. If it rains, the
games are played indoors on the tennis courts. Parents have a choice
of Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday for game days. This league
is about learning the fundamentals, with every game ending in a tie. Anyone is
welcome to attend the games.
Hinman will teach ceramics to young people entering third through
fifth grades and those entering sixth through eighth grades.
Classes running Monday through Friday will start the week of June 4.
Projects are age-related, and Scotty keeps the classes fun and
entertaining with a variety of themes.
Swanson returns this summer as our tennis instructor. John is
an excellent instructor with the patience of a saint. Classes
serve up on Tuesday, June 5, and end Friday, June 8.
Registration can be completed at the front desk. John offers
instruction beginning at age 4 through adults.
and softball camps start June 4 with a week of boys baseball for
grades seven, eight and nine. Girls softball is the second week,
with the same grade divisions. The third week of camp is back to
boys, grades four, five and six, followed again by the girls. Mike
Swingle will be the instructor for all of the camps.
softball schedules are ready to be picked up at the front
desk. Games will start the week of June 4. We are happy to
have Ace Hinman return as a coordinator for adult and
County Extension office
Canner testing dates set
recommends that dial canner gauges be tested every year before using the
pressure canner to preserve foods. This year University of Illinois Extension offers
two dates to check the accuracy of your canner gauge. The first was May 10. Cherie Lock will
gauges anytime Tuesday, June 26. You may deliver your
canner to the Extension office at your convenience before that date and then pick up your tested canner at your convenience after 4 p.m. on
June 26. There is no charge for this service.
If you have a
weighted gauge, it is permanently calibrated at the factory and does not need to
Free newsletter for grandparents raising
who are raising their grandchildren can now get the FREE newsletter Parenting
Again from University of Illinois Extension.
newsletter offers practical advice on topics like helping grandchildren succeed
in school, finding support groups and resources, taking care of your own health,
and unique challenges for second-time parents.
Lock, unit staff member with U of I Extension in Logan County, says that
grandparents can get on the mailing list by phoning the local Extension office
at (217) 732-8289 or by sending a fax to (217) 735-5837 or e-mail to email@example.com.
County historical landmarks
H. Hawes wooden country elevator. Open Sunday afternoons June through
Public Library and Museum. On National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1908. Comer of Race and Arch. Phone (217) 648-2112. Free.
proclaims the geographic center of the state of Illinois. Town was
laid out in 1872.
Cemetery. Richard J. Oglesby, who was elected governor of Illinois in
1864, 1872 and 1884, is buried here; also John Dean Gillett, known as the
"Cattle King of the World," and Capt. Adam Bogardus, wing shot
champion of the world.
Church. Built in 1854. Three miles from Route 136 between Emden and
Atlanta on County Road 20.
of Deskins Tavern. Across the street from Postville Courthouse, 915
Fifth St. Signage. Free.
of well Abraham Lincoln drank from. Across the street from Postville
Courthouse, 915 Fifth St. Free.
of town christening by Abraham Lincoln on Aug. 27, 1853. Lincoln was
the first community
in the United States to be named for Abraham Lincoln
before he became famous. Also, Lincoln's funeral train stopped here on May
3,1865. Located at the south side of the Lincoln Depot, Broadway and
Chicago streets. Official Looking for Lincoln signage. Free.
County Courthouse. Contains second-largest courtroom in Illinois.
Built in 1905. Located on the courthouse square, downtown Lincoln. Open 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday until noon. Phone (217)
College Museum. Over 3,000 historic items. Lincoln College was founded
and named for President Lincoln on Feb. 12, 1865. Keokuk and Ottawa
streets. Summer hours: 9 to 4 Monday through Friday; 1 to 4 Saturday and
Sunday; closed May 28 and July 4. Free.
In Flight Museum. Museum is filled with memorabilia from all U.S.
military conflicts back to World War I. Located at the Logan County
Airport. Phone ahead (217) 732-3333 to confirm hours. Free but donations
Public Library. Original Carnegie library built in 1902. Tiffany-style
glass inner dome. 725 Pekin St. Open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8
p.m.; Friday, 9 to 6; Saturday, 9 to 3. Phone (217) 732-8878. Free.
Courthouse State Historic Site. Guided tours. 914 Fifth St. Noon to 5
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Ph. (217) 732-8930 for additional
information. Free but donations accepted.
Coach Inn. The inn was on the old stage route from Springfield to
Peoria. Built mid 1800’s. Village is also famous for its aeronautical
Pulaski Courthouse. This building is one of only two original 8th
Circuit courthouses in Illinois. On National Register of Historic Places.
Was Logan County Courthouse from 1847 to 1855. Guided tours. Open 12 to 5
Tuesday through Saturday. Phone (217) 732-8930. Free.
County Joint Solid Waste Agency
here for detailed information on recycling in Logan County]
"How to Prepare Recyclables?";
Recycling Sites"; "Where Can We Recycle??";
and a link to
Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency site.
City Historical Society
Civil War Living
History Weekend approaches
attending Memorial Day events for the Mason City Civil War Living History
Weekend on May 26 and May 27 can look forward to one more event about
town. Ladies of the community have decided to donate their talents and
assemble a quilt show.
old, new, historic and just beautiful quilts are owned by ladies around Mason
City. The show will be Saturday and Sunday of Memorial weekend at the
Masonic Hall on south Main Street in downtown Mason City. For additional
information, please call Mrs. Myron Harrison or Mrs. Eugene Giehl.
from the town ladies quilt show will be a quilt show of a different kind in the
old Brinner Brothers downtown windows. The fifth-grade classes of Illini
Central School will be assembling their handcrafted paper quilts on the
storefront window walls for a Civil War display before and during the weekend of
May 26 and 27.
learn the Virginia reel, barn dance, popcorn dance, waltzes
and other Civil War dances on Thursday evenings at the Mason
City Community Center. Handmade, period-authentic dresses
are available for purchase at the center. A dressmaker is
also on hand, ready to make other dresses to order for the
Civil War Ball scheduled for May 26.]
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, Mason City organizations are invited to
participate in sponsorship of period food booths. Sheltered space is
available on a first-come basis. Clubs already joining in the fun include Mason
City Rotary with their famous rib-eye steaks, Mason City Optimists with their
lemonade, Mason City Historical Society with root beer and peanuts, Girl Scouts
with cookies, and Boy Scouts with apples, hot caramel, popcorn and a dill-pickle
barrel. Yet to sign up are PACK, COBRA, swim team and any others wishing to make
money. Each booths keeps its proceeds. A $20 set-up fee is charged by the
Mason City Historical Society for "Save A Site." A guideline and
health packet must be followed and will be mailed once the registration fee is
received by the committee. Call 482-5631 after 6 p.m. for the
public will be bringing picnic baskets to the park on Saturday, May 26, for a
family basket-blanket picnic. People will shop the period booths for food
to fill their baskets and dine with their families upon heirloom quilts or
blankets under the shade trees. All clubs are invited to tempt the public's
33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band will play Civil War-era music in concert
at Mason City on the evening of Saturday, May 26. This primary
fund-raising event for the restoration of Soldier's Monument in Mason City
Memorial Park will be a family affair open to the public. Tickets will be
available at Mason City stores and City Hall the beginning of May. The
Illini Central School cafeteria will be turned into a garden party with tables
of linen and lace, freshly picked flowers and candlelight, under the direction
of Garden Angels and Bev Purvis, chairman. Limited seating is available, and
tickets need to be purchased in advance, though some will be available at the
MCHSociety hospitality tent on the park grounds Saturday, May 26. Those in
costume will be admitted free.
dress shops are busing making ball gowns for everybody. Each Thursday
night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. seamstress
have been busy consulting, measuring and taking orders from ladies young (age 2)
and young at heart (age 92). New styles are coming in weekly. Fabric by
the bolt is ready for selecting. The dance floor will be filled with glee
and glamour. Dancers are taking lessons and becoming pros, though the
Grand March will be a time for all in costume to join the floor for a delightful
showing. This is a prom night for the entire community.
33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band will play period music on original
instruments of the 1860s. They will appear in wool uniforms typically worn
during the war. The regimental band was a major part of the Civil War soldier' s
life, leading him into battle, keeping his spirits high and reminding him of
home. Memorial Day weekend is a time to remember our soldiers.
Come be a part
of this fund-raiser on Saturday, May 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Illini Central
cafeteria. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy two wonderful hours of
"History Through Music" being brought to you by Mason City Historical
Society, compliments of Mason City National Bank.
Oasis, Logan County’s Senior Citizen Center, is located at 501 Pulaski
St. in Lincoln. The center is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and for
Friday and Sunday night pinochle and other table games. The center is
closed on holidays. Activities are open to all Logan County senior
first annual Oasis auction will be on Saturday, May 19, starting at 10
a.m. A signed Nolan Ryan baseball, craft items, gift certificates and gift
baskets will be auctioned. Please join us for a day of fun, door prizes,
lunch and a bake sale.
bureau, older Americans program: A Project Life representative will be
on site Monday, May 21, at 10 a.m. with a 30- to 45-minute educational
program discussing the many services available for seniors through various
AARP 55 Alive driver safety course still has spaces available for the
two-day course on May 22 and 23 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Upon successful
completion of the course, seniors are guaranteed insurance discounts, by
state law. Call the Oasis for a reservation. The course fee is $10 per
the ceramics group for a few hours of camaraderie and ceramic painting
from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 17.
Garden Club is the newest activity at the Oasis. The kickoff meeting
was very successful, with seven persons in attendance. The regularly
scheduled meeting will now be on the first Tuesday for the month. Join the
group on June 5 at 9 a.m. at the Oasis for a field trip to the Jefferson
School garden project.
Dominic Dalpoas thanks Charlie Lee and IGA for their outstanding
support of the Oasis’ sandwich sale last week. Due to their support, the
Oasis can continue to offer services and activities to the residents of
HUGE thank you to all the service representatives and volunteers who
were responsible for making our 16th birthday an outstanding
winners include the following: Mary Kay Shipp was the lucky winner of
the Bob’s Roast Beef gift certificate at the monthly bingo games
sponsored by Maple Ridge. Pinochle winners during the day were Lucky
Eickner (5/4) and Henry Warnisher (5/8), and evening winner was Grace
McCrea (5/4). Other game results: pool—Alice Thornton (5/4), Alice
Thornton and Harley Heath tied (5/6); 5-in-1—Betty Burger, Bernie DePuy
and Louise Wiebers (5/4); rummy—Betty Burger and Henry Warnisher tied
Those who choose to have a Friends of the Oasis membership receive a
bimonthly newsletter in the mail. Call the Oasis, 732-6132, for further
Night at Vineyard Cafe on May 19
May 19, the Vineyard Cafe will have a Jam Night featuring an open microphone
for Christian performing artists. The cafe is at the Vineyard Christian
Fellowship, one-half mile south of Interstate 74 on Route 51, south of
Bloomington. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information or to reserve a spot at
the mike, call (309) 663-4943.
for Life celebrates life
have many stories
25, 2001] "This
is a community celebration of hope. Life is a gift, and each day is
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was the message cancer survivors, family members of those who
survived and of those who did not, as well as others eager to help a
cause they believe in heard from Mary Ellen Martin Saturday morning
at the fourth annual Relay for Life.
than 700 people participated in the weekend event at the Lincoln
Park District Recreation Center, which began at 8 p.m. April 20 and
ended during the afternoon of the next day. The event raised more
than the Logan County chapter’s goal of $58,000 for the American
dollars, according to Martin and Kathy Blaum, co-chairs of the
event, will stay in Illinois, and most will be used for research in
cancer centers in the state. A few dollars will go to the local
chapter to help pay for programs such as mileage for volunteers who
drive cancer victims to out-of-town treatment centers.
the opening ceremonies at 8 p.m. Friday to the final lap on Saturday
afternoon, 64 teams kept walkers on the track in the tennis courts.
The track was outlined in white paper bags that, at the end of the
Relay for Life, would become luminarias in memory of those lost to
the disease. Throughout the relay, entertainment was provided by
local groups and individuals, all of whom donated their time and
highlight of the event came at 9:30 Saturday morning, when other
walkers cleared the track for the 92 cancer survivors who were
present. Wearing their medallions on purple ribbons, many with pins
on the ribbons indicating they had walked in previous years, the
survivors did their laps, accompanied by the applause of the crowd.
included both men and women, and they encompassed all ages, from
children to senior citizens. Every walker had a story, and here are
some of them.
years old, Viola doesn’t find walking easy. There are a lot of
other things she doesn’t find easy either, because of a knee
replacement and two hip surgeries. But Viola, who has lived in
Lincoln for the past 23 years, walks her laps because she believes
the Relay for Life needs to be supported. For one thing, she wants
to see a cure found for brain cancer. A few years ago, she lost a
granddaughter to that form of the disease.
six-year survivor, Viola is the exception in her family. Along with
her granddaughter, who was 11 when she died, nine other family
members have been cancer victims.
wants to emphasize the importance of breast self-examinations for
kind of cancer I had would not have showed up on a mammogram,"
she says. "The whole thing is finding it early."
Meister and Tabatha Weidhuner
age 7, of Mount Pulaski, and Tabatha, age 6, of Middletown, probably
didn’t begin playing together Saturday because they are both
cancer survivors but simply because they are both friendly, happy
little girls. Their families are working hard to keep them that way.
[Two young cancer survivors, Kayla Meister, age 7,
and Tabatha Weidhuner, age 6, joined the walkers at Relay for Life
was only 3½ when she had a malignant tumor removed from her brain.
"On Dec. 15, 1997, we found out she was paralyzed on her right
side. The tumor was removed on Dec. 18 at St. John’s Hospital in
Springfield. She went through four rounds of chemotherapy and a stem
cell transplant," her father, Gary, told the
Lincoln Daily News.
had 10 days of massive chemo, and on the 12th day they gave her her
stem cells back. They had taken them out of her blood and frozen
them ahead of time. Ten days later she was able to come home."
type of cancer Kayla had is very aggressive, and initially her
parents were told she had only a 35 percent chance of survival.
Chances became much better when she got through the chemotherapy,
which made her extremely ill, and the stem cell transplant.
of prayers later, she’s doing well," her father says. She has
some residual damage from the chemotherapy, a
"substantial" high frequency hearing loss, but she’s
coping with it well. "She’s sharp as a tack," he adds
first Kayla had to have an MRI every three months, but now it’s
every six months. She’s due for another soon.
her, any illness is dramatic," mother Jennifer explains.
"You just never know."
Weidhuner is a two-year survivor of lymphosarcoma, a cancer that was
found when she had a tonsillectomy. In kindergarten at New
Holland-Middletown Primary School, Tabatha still has a checkup every
month or six weeks.
came to the Relay for Life with her great-grandmother, Esther Boward.
"We get scared every now and then, but she’s doing very
well," Esther says.
October 17 of last year, the day after her 33rd birthday, Brenda
Tibbs had her left hip, femur and knee replaced because of a rare
type of bone cancer. The radiation that followed her surgery damaged
tendons and ligaments in her leg, so she did her laps in her
wheelchair, pushed by her good friend Teresa Oltmanns. Both live in
can walk a little with crutches but becomes very tired. She’s in
physical therapy and hopes to see a lot of improvement in her
ability to get around.
had been a volunteer in the Relay for Life even before she herself
became a cancer patient. "My grandfather and a friend both
passed away from cancer, and it was important for me to be part of
the Relay for Life," she says. "It was important for me to
help find the cure.
I’m one of those they’re finding the cure for," she adds.
was more than happy to come to Relay for Life and push Brenda’s
wheelchair. "There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for her. We’ve
been best friends since seventh grade, and now she’s my
hero," Teresa says.
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can’t do this alone," says Bob Jeckel, at age 55 a 10-year
survivor of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He credits his family, their
support and their prayers, with helping him return to health.
[Survivor Bob Jeckel]
two daughters were in high school when he learned he had the
disease, and they and his wife helped him get through his
chemotherapy and keep the cancer in remission.
neighbors helped, too. When the cancer first struck he was farming,
and his neighbors, following the age-old pattern of farmers helping
each other, came over and did the farm work Bob wasn’t well enough
also credits his oncologist, Charles Wabner of the Cancer Center in
said, before we started the chemo, ‘What we are doing is
important, but what goes on between your ears is even more important
than what the chemo does. Stay as positive as you can,’ he told
me. My family helped me do that."
a member of the Lincoln Rotary Club, and a group from that club
helps support the cancer research fund-raiser.
mission in life is to be of service to others. I think it is great
that this community puts on this Relay for Life."
and Ann Elliott
Kathie Elliott is a two-time survivor who has already outlived at
least one doctor’s prognosis.
first bout with abdominal cancer was in 1990 and 1991," she
says. "In April of 1999 I had a reoccurrence. A doctor in the
area told me I had only six months to live, and he didn’t want to
[Two-time survivor Kathie Elliott and her daughter,
Ann, also a survivor, participate at Relay for Life, selling CDs of
music Ann and other LCHS students recorded.]
satisfied with that opinion, Kathie went to the Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, Minn. "I said to the doctors there I was told I only
had six months. They said, ‘We think we can turn those months into
now takes chemotherapy every day, in tablet form, and will probably
continue to take it as long as her body can tolerate it. She says
she has to push herself to get going, but she walked twice around
the track. She considers herself "somewhat productive,"
even though she has to rest a lot.
was being very productive on Saturday, staffing a booth where a CD,
"The Music of Hope," was being sold to benefit the Cancer
daughter, Ann, a senior at Lincoln Community High School, is also a
survivor, having had ovarian cancer when she was 10 years old. Oddly
enough, only one other person on either side of the Elliott family
has ever had cancer.
a member of the LCHS choir, and she and three other students,
Allison Leonard, Jason Yarcho and Kyle Pepperell, along with choir
director Kim Peterson Quinn and her husband, Tom Quinn (who teaches
music at Carroll Catholic), put together the inspirational music for
whose vocal music was part of the entertainment at Saturday’s
event, will graduate in May and plans to go to Illinois Wesleyan
University, where she will major in speech communication and minor
in vocal performance.
a five-year survivor of renal cell cancer, was also told she had
only six months to live. That was in l996, when her right kidney was
[Fran Lessen, a five-year survivor of renal cell
has been with us since then, and she’s doing very well right
now," her daughter Susan said. "We feel like this Relay
for Life is our celebration."
Lessen’s mother-in-law, Patsy Gehlbach, also died of renal cell
Lessen family’s booth, "Angels all Around Us," staffed
by family members and friends, took first place among the many
exhibits set up around the walking track. To help bring in extra
money for the Cancer Society, the Lessens had drawings for angel
dolls and other items.
walking Saturday morning were a group of fourth-graders from
Chester-East Lincoln Elementary School. These students, along with
teachers Pam Woith and Jean Dumouchel, walked in support of a
classmate who is battling cancer. The school has had several
fund-raisers to help the boy and his family.
The Relay for Life is a
celebration for those who survived, but it also honors those who did
not. At the closing ceremonies, Judy Awe, chairman of the memorial
committee, read the names of the 900 cancer victims represented by
the luminarias surrounding the track.
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Huneke is more than a secretary
4, 2001] Our
local police department works hard to keep our community safe and
our town peaceful. In order to accomplish their task, they need hard
workers supporting them. Faye Huneke is one such supporter.
over 26 years, Huneke has been the full-time departmental secretary
for Lincoln Police Department. She has served under five police
chiefs—six if Mayor Davis appoints a new chief. She commented that
each of the chiefs has been great and she enjoyed working for them.
[Due to an
increase in phone activity, the dispatch now shares the phones lines
with Huneke. She operates three non-emergency lines so that the
dispatch can focus on emergency calls.]
day Faye Huneke processes a lot of information for the police
department, beyond typical secretarial duties. She collects all
arrest and accident reports from officers and sends them to the
courthouse or to whoever else needs a copy of the report. She also
collects traffic tickets and sends them to the circuit clerk’s
office in the courthouse.
addition to this paperwork, Huneke is responsible for evidence
involved in pending court cases. She logs in and shelves all
evidence, checks out evidence to authorized individuals, and sends
evidence to labs for analysis. When a court case is completely
closed, the court instructs her to refile, return or dispose of the
has acquired an additional role since she was first hired—answering
phones. Originally, all calls rang to the dispatch, but due to the
increase in phone activity the dispatch now shares the phones with
Huneke. She operates three non-emergency lines so that the dispatch
can focus on emergency calls—a responsibility she is all too happy
to leave to the dispatch.
how did Faye Huneke become a police department secretary? She
started with business classes in high school. Even though she has
not used it in awhile, she still remembers shorthand from a high
school course. After high school, she enrolled in business school in
Peoria. Cutler-Hammer of Lincoln called the school for a graduate,
and that brought Faye to Lincoln.
brought Faye not only to Lincoln but also to Bob Huneke, one of
their employees. She worked for the electric control manufacturer
for a few years, as a secretary, until she and Bob had their first
daughter. Faye Huneke stayed home until all three of their daughters
were in school.
that time, she heard of a secretarial opening with the police
department. The former secretary had passed the exams to become
Lincoln’s first female police officer—something to which Faye
said she has never aspired. She applied and was hired. At that time
LPD was located in City Hall. She worked in that building for 3½
years, until 1978, when the department moved to its current location
in the Safety Complex.
enjoys her job because she likes to help the public, whether it is
on the phone or in the lobby. Several times she mentions how much
she has liked serving with her co-workers. Faye does not have a
favorite part of her job; rather, she says, "I like most all
aspects of my job."
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Huneke has had a number of memorable experiences during her years as
a police secretary. Perhaps the most rewarding memories for this
grandmother of five are reuniting young children with their parents.
Occasionally, officers will find a toddler wandering around and
bring the child back to the station until they can locate the
parents. Faye usually helps the officers watch the child. She even
has pictures on her desk that show her with some of the children.
of the more amusing information-related calls Huneke remembers was
during the Logan County Fair. A woman called to ask what time the
rides opened at the fair. Luckily, Faye just happened to know the
information. She wishes she had kept a diary of all the amusing
calls she has received, which are usually unrelated to the police
related an intimidating situation that happened when she started to
work for LPD. As keeper of case evidence, she is occasionally called
upon to testify in a court case concerning the handling of the
evidence. She was especially nervous the first time because she
wanted to be careful to do a good job in court. Each case she has
testified for in court has relaxed her a little more so that she no
longer views it as intimidating.
[For over 26
years, Faye Huneke has been the full-time departmental secretary for
Lincoln Police Department.]
very memorable experience for Huneke, and all the members of LPD,
was seeing and counting close to a million dollars. Officer Greg
Saylor stopped to inspect a suspicious moving van and asked Officer
Rawlins and his K-9 unit, Sampson, to assist. Sampson sniffed out a
cardboard box full of cash. The officers confiscated the suspected
drug money, and the next morning Huneke watched the officers count
out over $900,000.
is very important to the Hunekes. The extended family, most from
around Illinois and some from Minnesota, gathers for each holiday.
The Hunekes, their children and grandchildren celebrate each
birthday together. This weekend, the family is gathering for a
reunion just southwest of Effingham.
Faye is not at work or preparing for a family get-together, she
enjoys gardening or creating scrapbooks. Each year she tries to add
a few perennials to her garden at home. At work, Huneke’s office
is decorated with a lot of greenery.
to retirement, she really has not thought about it. Huneke said that
perhaps in the next year or two she might begin planning her
retirement, but right now, "I guess I like the job so much,
retirement isn’t a priority."
the next time you call or visit LPD you can say hi to Faye—she
plans to be there awhile.
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.
on names to see letters and stories.
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Stringer tells story of
Mark Holland’s buzzing of Lincoln
year ago I received a copy of Paul Gleason’s "A Pictorial
History," and I found the pictures of Mark Holland’s
buzzing of Lincoln. Regrettably, the author did not make
attribution to the photographer for these or any other
photographs, and perhaps this was not possible, as so many dated
back so far. In any case, I thought your readers might enjoy a
story behind these pictures.
father, Charles M. Stringer, had a photography studio on the
second floor of the Marcucci building in the ’30s and ’40s.
During Mark’s later high school years he worked for my father
and at the same time developed an interest in flying. After our
entry into World War II, Mark entered the Army Air Corps and
flight school. At some point Mark told dad that if the opportunity
ever came that he could "buzz" Lincoln, he would
telegram dad the night before. Dad agreed he’d have his Speed
Grafix loaded and snap the pictures.
you can guess, Lincoln was not the only town being buzzed. There
was a general order prohibiting this, but there was little the
military could really do. Pilots were needed overseas, and buzzing
your hometown would not ground a qualified pilot.
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column in this article]
night the telegram came, something about seeing Lincoln soon. Dad
knew it meant Mark would buzz the town the next day. My dad told me
to keep all of this to myself, and I was certain I was in on a big
military secret. At the time, I was in the fourth grade at Monroe
Elementary School. My teacher was Miss Hazel Holland, and our
classroom was on the second floor. Miss Holland was a cousin of Mark’s.
to say, when Mark made his first run the class was out of hand. We
ran to the windows for a grand view of the action. After Mark
finished his runs and the class had quieted down, Miss Holland asked
if anyone knew who was flying that airplane. While I had to fake it,
we all had blank faces. I’m not sure if she suspected it was Mark,
but nothing more was said.
got the pictures, and these were kept out of circulation until Mark
returned. During the war each kid had his personal hometown heroes,
and Mark was one of mine.
writer seeks reunion information for class of ’71
am seeking information on the class of 1971 reunion. Any
information will be appreciated. Forward to me at email@example.com.
Henson, now a college teacher in Missouri, remembers Miss Jones,
Jefferson School principal
graduated from LCHS in 1960, attended Lincoln College for a year
and then transferred to Illinois State (then Illinois State Normal
University). I taught at Pekin Community High School for 30
years before taking early retirement in 1994. Since then I
have taught technical communication at Southwest Missouri State
University in Springfield, Mo. For more information about my
career and teaching activities, please visit http://www.smsu.edu/english/dlhpages/dlh.html.
move to Missouri has increased my appreciation of the diversity of
our society. I always wondered what people meant by having
to deal with "culture shock" in moving to a different
section of the country. Here in the Ozarks, there seems to
be a blend of Midwestern, Southern and Western cultural
influences. Let me cite an example of the Western influence.
Missouri is nicknamed the "Show Me" state, and that
often seems to translate as an attitude of "so
what?" or "prove it." The good thing is
that here rugged individualism is alive and well.
a teacher for nearly 37 years, I have been especially interested
in communities composed of students, teachers and
parents. Thus, many of my most vivid Lincoln memories have to
do with school experiences. For example, I attended Jefferson
School from 1949 through 1954 and remember being taught in
fourth, fifth and sixth grades by the principal, Miss
Bernadine Jones. She kept us together as a
class because she had taught most of our parents, aunts and
uncles and so took a special interest in us.
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column in this article]
were the times in which many students regarded teachers with
awe. At the beginning of fourth grade, I was so aware of Miss
Jones' reputation for strictness that on the first day of school I
attempted to avoid her class by enrolling myself in the other
fourth-grade teacher's class. About an hour or so went
by, and I began to relax, thinking I had escaped.
Suddenly, Miss Jones walked briskly into the room. She
sternly asked if I were there and then escorted me to
she did not take me to the nurse's office, where her infamous
wooden paddle prominently hung on the wall, handy for private
lessons. When she took someone for those lessons,
we often heard the results.
three years, our class learned values as well as the
"three R’s." In the way she taught and ran
the school, she exemplified discipline and responsibility and got
respect for it.
would be interested in exchanging other stories with
classmates. For this reason, I have collaborated
with other LCHS classmates in the creation of an interactive
LCHS Class of 1960 site at http://www.geocities.com/lincolnhigh1960/.
behalf of my classmates, I am grateful to Lincolndailynews.com
for helping us use Internet communication as a way to
re-establish our community.
A link to the Internet site for 1960 graduates of LCHS is
available regularly under "Reunions.")
info on LCHS class reunion
think LDN is just great. I live in San Antonio, Texas, so LDN is
the only way I can keep up on what's happening in Lincoln.
have just one request. Does anybody know when the class reunion
for 1966 is going to be this year? I would really appreciate the
Antonio, TX 78240
infamous Valentine's Day '79 in Tehran
By George McKinney
Day brings back memories for all of us — the sweethearts we gave
flowers to or chocolate candy or kind words to our mothers.
Day for me awakes the memories of being taken hostage in Tehran
that very day. We at the American Embassy in Tehran nicknamed it
the "Valentine's Day Massacre."
about 10 a.m., Feb. 14, 1979, three vehicles pulled up at
strategic locations around the embassy compound and opened fire
with machine guns. Iranian fanatics under the Ayatollah Khomeni
were attacking our embassy with the intent to close it and do
serious bodily harm to the occupants, American and Iranian
employees. Our Marine detachment was able to return fire and hold
them off for about three hours, but were outnumbered and
was caught under heavy gunfire while setting up a
"secure" telephone system in the embassy administrator's
office on the first floor of the embassy. Through the grace of
God, I was able to get upstairs to my own office, located in our
communications vault, which I was in charge of. My staff were
already in the process of destroying sensitive equipment and
classified documents under the direction of my deputy
communications officer. During this same time frame, as many
employees as possible were making it to the vault, which was also
the embassy's "safe haven" location.
firefights were taking place throughout the embassy at this time,
as the Iranians had successfully gotten onto our compound. Some of
our Marines were wounded, some were captured and taken away, and
some people suffered the ultimate — death…
our ambassador was doing what he could to assure the safety for as
many as possible, there was no doubt we were going to have to
surrender the embassy.
yelled to me, "How much more time do you need?" (to
destroy necessary equipment and documents).
told him, "Thirty more minutes," but because of the
atrocities taking place and to save as many lives as possible, we
didn't get that 30 minutes.
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column in this section]
that time, I was on one of our HF radio systems informing our
embassy in Kuwait that we were under attack, surrendering the
embassy and for them to inform the Department of State in
Washington, D.C. The ambassador swung open the vault door and the
Iranians busted in, saw me on the radio and bashed me in the head
with an AK-47. As I got hit, I spun the dial on the radio so they
would not know our radio frequency.
I regained consciousness, armed Iranians were everywhere and were in
the process of removing us from the vault. As they removed us, they
body-searched us and forcefully took us to a large area to
physically control us. They had us get on our knees with our hands
behind our heads. We were held there for some time and physically
abused at their whim.
were later removed to the outside of the embassy and placed in front
of a machine gun that had been set up. Many things took place at
this time that I won't go into, but the international press
(numerous) showed up, and that most likely saved our lives. I had
been injured earlier, besides being hit in the head and again beaten
when taken outside of the embassy. We were later taken to the
ambassador's residence, located on the compound.
employees were released during the next days and weeks, but I did
not leave until all of my staff were safe and accounted for and also
safely gotten out of Tehran.
was not my first encounter with terrorism, as I had been kidnapped
in Fort Lamy, Tchad, in 1968. I believe my prior experience in the
Marines, having served in unstable countries prior to being assigned
to Iran, most likely prepared me for what took place.
course, not learning from these experiences, I continued to
volunteer for the trouble spots around the world during the rest of
my career in the Foreign Service.
is one Valentine’s Day I will never forget.
A. McKinney, Pharr, Texas]
Renner writes in
a native Logan County resident, after high school in Mount Pulaski
I went to the Navy in 1956. After getting out of the Navy in 1960,
I moved to Southern California and spent most of 17 years working
as a construction welder working out of the Boilermakers Union.
Got tired of looking through a dark lens, so went to driving a
truck cross-country for KLM out of Jackson, Miss., but now retired
and living in Sun City, Ariz., enjoying the heat and the fishing.
if any of the old bunch are still around, get in touch. I hear
from George McKinney from time to time (alias Buster). I am sure
he will like that.
three of my girls live in Lincoln. Oldest is a nurse; No. 2 works
in a factory in Lincoln; No. 3 — don’t know what she is doing.
to all of my old classmates in Mount Pulaski, and live long and
contact me send e-mail to 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, (217)
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: BradDye@swbell.net
[address updated 3-27-01]
and to Pam at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
here for another letter]
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
can send e-mail to Chuck Brainard at email@example.com.
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!
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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
class of ’76 announces reunion plans
night, Aug. 3
Beer tent at Logan County Fair
Golf outing at Elks Club in Lincoln
$33.00 for 18 holes includes greens fees and cart. Lincoln Elks
members pay their usual price. Prizes awarded. To form foursomes,
we need to know if you are an A, B, C or D player. Tee times will
be assigned at a later date. Limited to 32 players
Swimming at the Elks Club
$2 per person at the door.
p.m. — Social hour
— Class picture by Picture this Photography, cost: $12
p.m. — Buffet dinner
p.m. — Dance
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(Radcliffe) Greer, email@example.com
or (217) 735-2621
(Stoltz) Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
or (217) 792-3241
(Birk) Conley, email@example.com
or (217) 732-8097
or (217) 735-2295
(Gallagher) Rohlfs, firstname.lastname@example.org
or (217) 732-4316
(Sullivan) Choules, email@example.com
Guzouskis, (217) 735-3043
of ’76 members
18, 2001] Reunion
planners still need updated addresses for the following LCHS
classmates who graduated in 1976:
Allen, Terry Hyde, Pam Gill, Joe Palmer, Virginia Parmer, Charles
Krueger, Cindy Imlay, Randy Letterle, Kathryn Beach, Liz West,
Monica Wyland, Rebecca Turner, Janet Schroyer, Rick Rohlfs, Kelly
Cordrey, Terry Fisher, Mike Fox, John Frye, Doris Dews, Wayne
Denney, Mike Short, Debbie Johnston, Bonnie Freese, Robert Hinton,
Dave Rice, Clayton Reed, Arthur Merritt, Mike Kavannaugh, Tim
Armstrong, Tony Young, Dave Buch, Sabrina Simmons, Mark
Loughmiller, Brian Hackett, Mary Check, Don Prince.
If anyone knows the
address, or a person to
call to get the address, of a classmate listed, please
call or e-mail Janice Greer at (217) 735-2621, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 4, is the date set for the class reunion. A golf outing and dinner at
the Elks Lodge in Lincoln is being planned.
to those providing updated information.
class reunion in cyberspace for 1960 graduates of LCHS
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