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John R. Gehlbach
529 Pulaski St.
Thomas L. Van Hook
Complete Auto Repair
720 N. Sherman St., rear
Thompson Auto Body
919 S. Kickapoo
105-115 Lincoln Ave.
P.O. Box 170
J&S Auto Center
103 S. Logan
222 S. McLean
Logan County Bank
121 N. Kickapoo
318 N. Chicago
1165 - 2200th St.
1709 N. Kickapoo St.
Puritan Springs at LDN
Advanced Carpet Cleaning
708 Pulaski St.
P.O. Box 306
411 Pulaski St.
Heartland Com. College
620 Broadway St.
601 Keokuk St.
129 S. Sangamon St.
2025 2100th St.
Atlanta, IL 61723
(217) 732-2672 cell
Roger Webster Construction
303 N. Sangamon St.
341 Fifth St.
and Training Center
120 S. McLean St.
K. Bridget Schneider
A.G. Edwards & Sons,
628 Broadway, Suite 1
All Things Blooming
125 S. Lafayette St.
Mount Pulaski, IL
food & ice cream
Gleason's Dairy Bar
110 Clinton St.
127 S. Logan
F-C-S at LDN
& Herbal Country
2580 100th Ave.
San Jose, IL
The Mustard Moon
1314 Fifth St.
Health & Fitness Balance
113 S. Sangamon
214 N. Chicago
Windows, doors, siding,
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Soup to nuts
and archaeology too
As of July, Governor
Oglesby Street in Elkhart is home to a new bakery and an adjoining
The Bluestem Bake Shop, owned by
Cynthia Hinton of Athens, offers a variety of pastries as well as
sandwiches, soup and a garden salad. It is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday to Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.
Hours for the Under the Prairie
Frontier Archaeological Museum are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday to
Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Run by Hinton’s husband, Robert
Mazrim, it is next door to the bakery, in the 100 block of Elkhart’s
main drag, directly across from the war memorial.
[Photos by Lynn Shearer-Spellman]
[Cynthia Hinton offers a tray of cookies.]
The sandwich menu at Bluestem Bake Shop
includes ham and cheddar as well as either chicken salad or turkey
and cheese on a croissant. During the summer there is a veggie
sandwich with light cream cheese. Soups change from day to day.
Three varieties are cream of mushroom with asparagus, Illinois sweet
corn soup and chicken dinner, which Hinton says contains "all the
fixings for a chicken dinner" — chicken, green beans and potatoes.
The pastry cabinet showcases such
treats as raspberry Danish, chocolate chip pecan muffins and a
French doughnut that looks like a muffin but has the texture of a
cake doughnut. There are several varieties of cookies, including
macadamia nut. One unusual offering is Abraham Lincoln’s favorite
cake, vanilla almond with a seven-minute frosting.
Hinton bakes the pastries daily from
scratch. She says she focuses on "comfort cooking."
Volunteers Vi Lanum and Tasha Dawson
Both the bakery and museum are located
in the Stahl building. Mazrim said the building was structurally
sound and needed only remodeling. In the process the owners
uncovered the tin ceiling and wood floor, as well as some exposed
brick at the top of one wall in the bakeshop. The bakery is painted
a soft olive green and features five wooden tables with assorted
The Bluestem Bake Shop takes its name
from a prairie grass which once flourished in central Illinois. The
name meshes with the focus of the museum, which interprets everyday
Midwestern life during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Displays of
pre-Civil War artifacts as well as publications on Illinois heritage
for sale in the bakeshop also announce this focus. Entry to the
museum is along one wall of the bakery.
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The museum is operated by the Sangamo
Archaeological Center, which has offices, an archaeological
laboratory and curatorial facility in the building. Mazrim, who
directs the museum, is also a consultant to the state on historical
archaeological projects. He possesses educational credentials in both
anthropology and archaeology and has been active in the field for
almost 15 years.
The well-lighted and clearly explained
museum displays present pottery, utensils, tools, glassware, weapons
and other artifacts of the pre-Civil War era. Some Native American
tools and artifacts are also exhibited. Special displays highlight
artifacts uncovered in digs on Elkhart Hill and in Sangamo Town,
south of New Salem, which was abandoned about 1840.
exterior of the archaeological museum on
Governor Oglesby Street in Elkhart.]
Mazrim defines the museum as the
"archaeological equivalent of New Salem." No artifacts actually come
from New Salem, but because the two focus on the same period, the
1830s, he sees it as the most important tie to nearby tourism. "I
hope to see enhanced activity in Logan County by the next tourist
season," he said.
Elkhart was chosen as the museum site
because it has easy access to I-55 and is relevant to the frontier
period, being situated on the northern edge of the 1,500-square-mile
Sangamo Country and along an early travel route. In addition, Mazrim
said he liked the Elkhart downtown area, which is still alive and
Edwards’ Trace, a 300-year-old trail
between the Great Lakes fur trading posts and the settlements along
the Mississippi near St. Louis, crossed Elkhart Hill. Mazrim said
the trail climbed the hill because the surrounding flat land was
swampy. The hill also provided a lookout point.
Besides maintaining the museum, the
Sangamo Archaeological Center will issue a series of publications
and provide educational programs. Mazrim said one of the earliest
bulletins will describe what is known about Edwards’ Trace.
Educational programs will interpret material culture, or objects
from everyday life, and will depend on what projects are asked for
Entry to the
museum costs $3 for adults. Children under 6 visit free.
do you go for the
goods and services you want?
finally discover where the best chai in town is and you’re
ecstatic! Then you discover it’s been there a year or so and no
one told you about it. You’re exasperated! Local businesses change
hands, move, increase their stock or services, do all sorts of
things you’d really like to know about, and somehow you don’t
get in on it.
LogOn Production’s Channel 15
has the show you’ve been
waiting for — "Chamber Chat." It airs from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce hosts the weekly
half-hour LIVE talk show.
"Chamber Chat" features
updates on local business activity, community events, issues, and
interviews with volunteers and leaders of special programs taking
place in the community. There will also be opportunity for viewers
to call in with live questions.
There are plans to
occasionally film segments on location in local businesses to add to
the perspective and content of the show.
will air several additional times each week, but Tuesday night will
be the LIVE show. [Click
here to hear it!]
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County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bobbi Abbott thinks,
"A focus on our GOOD NEWS will hopefully provide a domino
effect in positive attitudes and opinions about our community."
invites, "If you have business activity, please e-mail
to me any news about your place of business —
expansions, new employees, new products or services, changes in
location or management, etc."
Abbott, Executive Director
S. Kickapoo Street
Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival license
plates, T-shirts and collector pins are now on sale in the chamber
office. Also, we’re recruiting festival volunteers for parking cars,
selling tickets or manning booths. Stop in and pick up a stack of
festival brochures for your business!
chamber of commerce is a catalyst for community progress, bringing
business and professional people together to work for the common
good of Lincoln and Logan County.
Abbott, Executive Director
County Chamber of Commerce
S. Kickapoo St.
Street Corner News
Cindy McLaughlin, program manager
Lincolndailynews.com makes it easy to look for a job in the
Logan County area.
SAIL, Inc. has
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both full-time and part-time. Applications can be picked up at 220
W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Mason City, Monday through Friday, 8
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Help wanted for part-time case aid, 12
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Behne & Co. Inc.
Richard I Ray & Assoc
1350 Richland Ave.
106 S. Chicago
P.O. Box 129
218 Eighth St.
114 E. Cooke St.
P.O. Box 78
Mount Pulaski, IL 62548
311 Broadway St.
601 Keokuk St.
604 Broadway St., Suite 4
polishing & cleaning
All About You
408 Pulaski St.
716 N. Logan
511 Woodlawn Road
Holiday Inn Express
130 Olson Drive
2202 N. Kickapoo
Maple Ridge at LDN
2222 S. Sixth
Springfield, IL 62703
Advanced Eye Care
623 Pulaski St.
Nobbe Eye Care
1400 Woodlawn Road
Good Ole Pest Control
Daron Whittaker, owner
380 Limit St.
102 Fifth St.(217) 732-3100
Alexander & Co.
410 Pulaski St.
610 N. Logan
222 N. McLean
Werth & Associates
1203 Woodlawn Road
Blue Dog Inn
111 S. Sangamon St.
1101 Woodlawn Road
The Sewing Place
503 Woodlawn Road
Lincoln Mission Mart
819 Woodlawn Road
Clinton Mission Mart
104 E. Side Square
Clinton, IL 61727
Neal Tire & Auto
507 Pulaski St.
Abraham Lincoln Tourism
Bureau of Logan County
303 S. Kickapoo
945 Broadwell Drive
529 Woodlawn Road
The Classic Touch
129 S. Sangamon St.
Weddings by Crystal
121 S. Sheridan St.
319 W. Kickapoo St.