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The mission of Lincoln Daily News is to tell the stories of Logan County in a contemporaneous manner, with lively writing and a predilection for simple truth fairly told. Lincoln Daily News seeks a relationship with the good people of Logan County that is honest, neighborly and never patronizing. Lincoln Daily News presents news within a full context that contributes to understanding. Lincoln Daily News is more interested in the marketplace of ideas than the competition of personalities. Without shrinking from the bold delivery of unvarnished fact, Lincoln Daily News operates from the premise that God's creatures deserve the presumption of right motive. Lincoln Daily News eschews malice and cynicism; it approaches every person with dignity and every subject with equanimity. In short, Lincoln Daily News informs, stimulates and entertains.


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Grandchildren enjoyed firemenís open house


To the editor:

Would like to say "thanks" to the fire chief and his crew for doing a great job on their first open house at the Lincoln Fire Department. My five grandchildren enjoyed it so much, I took a whole roll of film in trying to catch all their excitement...and expressions.

Keep up the yearly open house. It was a good learning experience for them and helped to fill the boot for MDA...Jerryís kids.

Jo Marlin

[Click here for Sept. 4 LDN article "Not just for kids!" with link to pictures from the open house.]

Response to economic growth editorial


To the editor:

I read your commentary ["Economic pie," by Mike Fak] with interest today. I have to say, it made sense.

My husband and I moved to Lincoln in March, and in driving around to see what spaces are available, we were heartbroken to see a building complex like the Stage-Staples building sitting empty. When we asked why those businesses couldn't make it in Lincoln, we were told it was a corporate decision and not because of lack of local support.

So, in brainstorming, we thought, "Wouldn't it be nice to turn that area into a beautiful little mini-mall with various shops?" It would be economically wonderful to get big manufacturing plants into Lincoln, but the average Joe canít do that. We can, however, start up a variety of small business (shoe store, pretzel place, jewelry store, big-tall manís shop, candle place, nail salon, fresh meat store, dog bakery, pet photo shop, just to name a few).

Tom and I came from Racine, Wis., which started just such a place downtown. It had a showroom for antique cars, a wonderful ice cream shop, a nail salon, a craft store, a hot dog shop, etc. It was growing when we left, so we have to think it will continue to be successful.

I don't know what the first step would be to getting something like this for our town, but I would be willing to be part of any discussions. Love to hear what you and others might think.

Linda L. Marini

Executive Director

Lincoln Area YMCA




Please send your letters by e-mail to ldneditor@lincolndailynews.com or by U.S. postal mail to:

Letters to the Editor
Lincoln Daily News
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL  62656

Letters must include the writer's name, telephone number, mailing address and/or e-mail address (we will not publish address or phone number information). Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to edit letters to reduce their size or to correct obvious errors. Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to reject any letter for any reason. Lincoln Daily News will publish as many acceptable letters as space allows. 



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