church hosts Germanfest on Saturday
2001 gets under way this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. John
United Church of Christ parking lot on Eighth Street in Lincoln.
9 a.m. until 4 p.m. there will be a craft show and sale and a
display of German artifacts in the church’s fellowship hall.
meal will be served from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be a German
menu of bratwurst, red cabbage, German potato salad, applesauce,
German chocolate and angel food cake, and drinks.
Charles Ushman Polka Band will play from noon until 4 p.m.
is a family-oriented festival to which the public is invited. No
alcohol will be served. All activities will be under tents on the
of the meal is $6 for adults; children under 6 years of age will eat
free. Carryouts will be available. Tickets may be purchased from
church members or, on Saturday, at the door.
from this event will be directed to World Church Service, "Hope
from the Rubble," for disaster relief to victims of New York
obtain further information, call the church office, (217) 732-6957,
or the festival chairman, Wayne Mara, (217) 732-6746.
Deliveries sibling class scheduled
Lincoln Junior Woman’s Club, in conjunction with Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital, is hosting a Special Deliveries sibling class on
Sunday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Education Room on the third
floor at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 315 Eighth St., Lincoln.
These classes, which are offered quarterly, are designed to help
children become more comfortable with a new baby brother or sister.
The afternoon will consist of safety tips for children, a tour of
the hospital’s new Family Maternity Suites, craft time and
ages are invited to attend. There is no fee for the class, but
reservations are required. For more information or to register for
the class, please call the ALMH Family Maternity Suites at (217)
732-2161, Ext. 235.
of Talents schedule
18th annual Harvest of Talents will be at Lincoln Christian Church
on Saturday, Oct. 27. All proceeds go to International Disaster
Emergency Service to aid hunger victims around the world.
open at two locations at 7 a.m.
the Fellowship Center, 311 N. Hamilton St., you will enjoy:
7-10:30 a.m. — Breakfast: fresh caramel-pecan and cinnamon rolls,
11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Luncheon: H.O.T. vegetable soup, barbecue
sandwiches, homemade pie.
2 p.m. — Auction: Cherry secretary, small walnut table, oak deacon’s
bench, furnished doll house, quilts, comforters, cross-stitch, much more.
Twelve specialty shops include Four Season (new), Angel Shoppe,
Gifts from around the World, calligraphy table, sports and hobbies.
the Harvest Annex, 230 N. McLean St. (Woman’s Club Building),
you will discover:
Yesteryear’s Kitchen, featuring jams, jellies, pickles, salsa
herbs, dog biscuits, black walnuts, gift baskets, pies, cakes,
rolls, cookies, specialty breads and mixes.
Muffin Mania, offering many varieties of fresh-baked muffins,
fresh-brewed flavored coffees and cappuccino.
will be special areas for kindergarten through fourth-graders and
for fifth- and sixth-graders.
5K run at 8 a.m. is co-sponsored by YMCA and Harvest of Talents.
Way sponsors breakfast
Way of Logan County is sponsoring a pancake and sausage breakfast
from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. The breakfast will be at
the American Legion Hall, 1740 Fifth St. in Lincoln.
can be purchased at the door or by calling Lois Leonard, 735-4499,
or Mary Elston, 732-2159. Ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for
children 12 and under.
Historical Society serves annual turkey supper
annual "all-you-can-eat" turkey supper sponsored by the
Knapp/Chesnut/Becker Historical Society will be served from 4 to 7
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Middle School in Middletown.
menu includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green
beans, choices of salads, rolls, pie or cake, and beverage.
for the benefit are $6 for 10 years and older, $3 for children ages
4 to 9, and free for those younger. Donations will be accepted for a
displays will include a preview of "Yesterday’s
Tomorrows" Smithsonian exhibits, which will be sponsored by the
Illinois Humanities Council and the Smithsonian of Washington, D.C.
at the K/C/B Library-Museum from June 23 to July 28, 2002; the
"Friendship" quilt by Helen Staats; "Flowers of
America" by Janice Jockisch; Michael Finch’s (Delas and Jean
Johnson’s grandson) Illinois History Fair entry, rated
"superior," of the farm northwest of Middletown, a
military training camp; Pat Cooper’s memorabilia; Indian
arrowheads from Bill Bryson of Mount Pulaski; and a display provided
by Paul Gleason.
and Dorothy Jane Dirks of Athens will have the "Menard County
Schools" books for sale. Eddie will answer queries concerning
genealogy and family history.
especial interest will be two dried pieces of wood from the
"Big Tree" (grew to a 61-foot diameter and was cut down in
1959) at the K/C/B Library-Museum. The wood was given by Margaret
Lufkin of Springfield, a descendant of Ben and Myrtle Chesnut of
green shutters scheduled to be installed this month and work on the
interior to proceed this fall and winter, the dream of a public
library-museum for Middletown is coming closer to reality.
from the turkey supper benefit will be used for interior renovation,
learning materials and equipment.
the Road with Antiques’ program at library
and Joy Luke of Luke Auctions in Bloomington will present a program
entitled "On the Road with Antiques" on at 7 on Thursday
evening, Oct. 22, at the Lincoln Public Library.
what is hot and what is not in antique collecting. Six lucky
attendees will receive an appraisal of their antique. Light
refreshments will be served following the program. The seating is on
first-come, first-served basis.
not too late to register for the weekly story times and craft times
in the children’s department.
library is located at 725 Pekin St. For more information about the
auction program and future adult programming or the children’s
programs, call the library at 732-8878 or 732-5732.
fall open house a success
County Airport, a gateway to Logan County, was a busy place on
Sunday Oct. 7. The reason for much of the activity was Heritage in
Flight Museum’s fall open house. While the 72 members and visitors
enjoyed the fall weather and the cold cider or hot cider punch, the
open house had much more to offer.
eye-catchers were a display of radio-controlled model airplanes that
fly and a Heritage in Flight Museum logo patch that was carried into
space on a space shuttle flight. Rick Naugel of Lawndale said,
"I sent my cousin astronaut Scott Altman a Heritage in Flight
patch and some time later received an official document stating that
the patch had been into space on a shuttle flight." Naugle also
displayed a number of model kits that he had purchased in Russia
through a Russian e-mail friend.
builder Frank Musick of Warrensburg was overheard telling his friend
and museum co-worker, Tom Hunter of Lincoln, "We can use these
models to help the museum’s aviation career cadets get the feeling
of controlling an aircraft." Musick’s adult son, of Lincoln,
built several of the models and joined his father in receiving a
number of awards for the accuracy of their models.
most popular of the static displays was the F4 Phantom II. Retired
Air Force Lt. Col. John J. Harty made the trip from Brighton, Mo.,
to present an award to Lincoln High School sophomore Ryan Wells for
his restoration work on the Phantom II. Harty also brought a number
of related items for display in the museum and for sale in the gift
of the other static displays had its admirers. As Betty Underkoffler
of Bloomington was helped out of the museum’s A-7E Corsair II, she
said, "I can’t believe that I have been sitting in the
cockpit of the plane flown by Cmdr. Patrick Driscoll, the present
lead pilot of the Blue Angles, in the Operation Desert Storm."
The Corsair II has been replaced by the F/A-18 Hornet.
King of Mason City exclaimed, "Heritage in Flight Museum has
one of the most interesting collections of aviation and military
memorabilia in the Midwest!"
and Russell Warren flew in from Bloomington to find out more about
the museum and its airport companion, the newly formed Experimental
Aviation Association War Bird Chapter 25. Pam, a professional
photographer, said, "I want to support the War Bird chapter
with my membership." Pam left as a member of Chapter 25 and
also supported the Heritage in Flight Museum by providing a series
of photographs for a planned museum brochure.
purpose of the open house was to show Heritage in Flight Museum
facilities and to explain its educational
programs, which have been
expanded through a grant received from the Illinois
Natural Resources and administered by the
Illinois State Museum.
first two students are now enrolled as aviation career cadets. The
first formal meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the museum.
the crowd left, HIF Vice President John R. Holmes of Mount Pulaski
finished the day by returning the museum’s aircraft that fly, a
Cessna T-165 and the L-16 Champ, to their place in the museum’s
Underkoffler, educational coordinator for Heritage in Flight Museum]
honors Korean War veterans
Richard Schachtsiek, site manager, Mount Pulaski Courthouse
at Mount Pulaski Courthouse always means fall festival time. This
year was different from the past 10-plus years because there were no
quilts on display during the fall festival. The Mount Pulaski Woman’s
Club moved their quilt show to June from the traditional September
of a quilt show, the historic courtroom had a display on the 50th
anniversary of the Korean War. On display were about 18 laminated
posters dealing with the chronology and various elements of the
Korean War. In addition there was a small display of Korean War
memorabilia. Thanks to Richard Tieke for providing the posters and
helping to organize the event.
who came into the courthouse to see the Korean War display also had
the chance to speak with a veteran. Several local Korean War-era
veterans gave their time to answer questions and tell of their own
wartime experiences. Thanks to the following men who gave their time
50 years ago and a few hours during the fall festival: Ed Morris,
Earl Maxheimer, Bob Maske, Dean Cates and Charles Aylesworth.
special flag-raising ceremony that Saturday morning was part of the
Korean War anniversary event. Members of the local Veterans of
Foreign Wars and American Legion took part in the simple ceremony. A
48-star flag, as used during the war, and a 50th
anniversary commemorative flag were flown during the day. Thanks to
all the veterans who participated in the flag ceremony.
the courthouse on Saturday, a local re-enactor, Deron Miller of
Springfield, was dressed as an army soldier would have looked in the
early 1950s. He also had the equipment and several of the weapons
carried during the Korean War.
as always, to Wally Kautz, who helped prepare for the event and take
down the display.
are for a similar event in 2003 to mark the 50th anniversary of the
"end" of the Korean War. The courthouse management looks forward to
working again with Richard Teike and other veterans on that event.
September the following Mount Pulaski Courthouse volunteers gave 120
hours: D. Aper, D. and M. Baker, D. Brooker, J. Cavestani, J. and K.
Connolley, A. Davis, M. Downing, H. Fine,
V. Harbarger, P. Hawk, M.
W. Kautz, J. Martin, J. Maske, J. Richner, C. and L. Schahl,
B. Stahl, E. Stahl, T. and W. Stephens, and C. Van Rheedan.
army officers visit the courthouse
visitors come to tour Mount Pulaski Courthouse with some frequency.
On Aug. 27, Wally Kautz, the volunteer working that day, had some
special foreign visitors: three Polish army officers.
three Polish army officers were in Illinois as part of an exchange
program with the Illinois Army National Guard. The officers
were from the Tadeus Kosciusko Military Academy. The officers were brought to town to tour the
historic courthouse by Mount Pulaski’s own Capt. Stan Manes.
Kautz had another interesting experience while working at the
courthouse in August. He received a phone call from an irate lady.
She was upset about not having her driver’s license returned after
paying her fine. Wally made several attempts to explain he was at a
historic courthouse, not the present Logan County Courthouse. He
finally convinced her and gave her the correct phone number for the
current courthouse in Lincoln. This was the first irate phone call
but not the first time people have called or even come into the
historic courthouse wanting to do county business. Working
at a historic site can be interesting.
courthouse volunteers listed below hosted more than 60 visitors and
worked 130 hours in August: D. Aper, D. and M. Baker, M. Borgerson,
K. Boyd, D. Brooker, J. Cavestani,
A. Davis, M. Downing, H. Fine, V.
Harbarger, P. Hawk,
M. Johnson, W. Kautz, J. Martin, J. Maske, J.
Richner, C. and L. Schahl, D. Smith, B. Stahl, E. Stahl, C. Van
[Richard Schachtsiek, site
manager, Mount Pulaski Courthouse]
Pulaski Courthouse open house
music will be featured at the 1850s open house scheduled for
Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 8 p.m. at Mount Pulaski Courthouse
State Historic Site. This family event is free and open to the
Garden will present period music at 2 and 6 p.m. Group members
Marilyn Walters and Cathy Lane blend their voices with a unique
array of instruments to perform traditional and folk music that will
enchant young and old. Some of the instruments that may be used
during the performance include guitar, hammered and mountain
dulcimer, Celtic harp, flute, recorder, bowed psaltery,
pennywhistle, ocarina and Native American cedar flute.
courthouse will be decorated with patriotic bunting, and staff will
be dressed in 1850s attire. More than 100 candles will illuminate
the courthouse at dusk. Hot coffee and cider will be served during
the event. The 1850s open house is partially funded by the Abraham
Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County.
Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois
Historic Preservation Agency, is one of only two remaining 8th
Judicial Circuit courthouses in Illinois where Abraham Lincoln
served as an attorney. Staffed by local volunteers, the courthouse
is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
of Trees looks for sponsors
of the Festival of Trees are seeking businesses, organizations and
individuals interested in sponsoring trees, wreaths and swags for
this year’s dazzling display at the Logan County Courthouse. The
festival will be Nov. 23 - Dec. 2.
are sponsored to provide visibility for businesses and organizations
or in memory of someone. Sponsors are responsible for decorating
their items or arranging for someone else to decorate them.
fees are $200 for 7½-foot trees, $100 for 4½-foot trees and
$50 for wreaths or swags.
wreaths and swags will be auctioned at the Festival of Trees Gala on
Nov. 24. Proceeds will be used by the Abraham Lincoln
Healthcare Foundation in improving the quality of health care in
Logan County and Main Street Lincoln in revitalizing downtown
more information or a sponsorship form, contact Jan Schumacher,
festival chairman, at 732-7101 or the Main Street Lincoln office at
Land Communications, a Cingular wireless authorized agent, is
premier sponsor for the festival.
of I Extension offers candy-making class
a head start on your holiday preparations with Dick and Betty
Applegate. This Atlanta couple will offer a class on candy making
Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. The session will be at the
University of Illinois Extension building. There will be no charge,
but reservations are requested. Make reservations by calling
you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the program,
please contact John Fulton, unit leader for the Logan County
Public Library adult program schedule
Lincoln Public Library has four adult programs remaining on the
schedule for this year. The presentations are in the Pegram
Community Room at the library, 725 Pekin St., and begin at 7 p.m.
Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come basis.
22 — "On the Road with Antiques," featuring Rob and Joy
Luke of Luke Auctions. Learn the latest in antique collecting. Six
lucky attendees will receive a free appraisal of an antique.
5 — "Archaeology and Primitive Technology Roadshow,"
with Larry Kinsella, president of the Illinois Association for the
Advancement of Archaeology. Larry will do artifact identification
for several lucky participants.
20 — "Herbal Seasons," with Tracy Kirby. How to grow,
harvest and store herbs.
11 — "Herbal Holidays," with Tracy Kirby. Holiday
cooking, decorating and making gifts with herbs.
accepts contributions to
Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund
Donations to the American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund can be made at the CEFCU Member Center, 341
Fifth St. in Lincoln. CEFCU is proud to help support the Red
Cross in efforts to cope with the Sept. 11 national tragedy.
Madigan exhibit featured at Lincoln
Lincoln College Museum is presenting a temporary exhibit called
"Edward R. Madigan: From the Halls of Lincoln College to the
Halls of the White House." The exhibit, which is currently on
display, pays honor to one of Lincoln College’s most successful
alumni, the late Edward Madigan.
graduated from Lincoln College in 1955, entered the Illinois
Legislature in 1966, was elected to Congress in 1972, and was
appointed by President Bush in 1991 to be secretary of agriculture.
In 1974, the Lincoln College Alumni Association presented Madigan
with its award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Public
Services. In 1975 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane
Letters degree by Lincoln College. He died in 1994.
College Museum curator Ron Keller says the display tells the story
of Madigan’s career in public service. "The display reflects
his experiences and service through many photographs, and letters
from every president from Carter to Clinton. There are also various
artifacts from his works in Congress and in the White House."
The exhibit will run through November of 2001. The public is invited
to stop by the Lincoln College Museum to view this exhibit and tour
the rest of the historic exhibits.
Lincoln College Museum is located in the McKinstry Library on the
campus of Lincoln College. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Agriculture Secretary Ed Madigan at the White House with President
and Mrs. Bush in 1991.]