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Lincoln Daily News.com
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656

TEL: (217) 732-7443
FAX: (217) 732-9630

Lincoln Daily News publishes daily news about the Lincoln/Logan County area on the Internet at www.lincolndailynews.com. (We are not a print publication.)  All subscriptions are free!


The articles published in Lincoln Daily News are the result of research, interviews and news releases submitted. Any opinions expressed are those of the writers.

Our staff:

In the office

Managing editor:   Jan Youngquist


Technician, writer:  Gina Sennett


Office assistant during vacations:

Trisha Youngquist

Advertising sales and public relations

Lucky Eichner:  ldn@lincolndailynews.com 

Writers [click here]

For employment information, contact Lincoln Daily News at their offices.


Our mission:

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.


Please contact us by phone, fax, mail or e-mail with any information about mistakes, typos or erroneous information.  If the error is in an item which is still in the paper, we will correct it online immediately.


Our services:

Lincoln Daily News provides daily news, sports, features and commentary on Lincoln, Logan County and the surrounding area. 

To promote local businesses, we offer display advertisements at very reasonable rates, and links to business websites. Call (217) 732-7443 or e-mail ads@lincolndailynews.com

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Letters to the Editor

The Lincoln Daily News publishes letters to the editor as they are received.
 The letters are not edited in content and do not necessarily reflect 
the views of Lincoln Daily News.

Lincoln Daily News requests that writers responding to controversial issues address the issue and refrain from personal attacks. Thank you!

A great year for Mount Pulaski sports

Editor's note: Letter in regard to Monday's "Mutterings." Published with writer's permission.

Hi, Jeff,

I read your column today over my lunch hour.

You were right when you mentioned, "This is a darn good Mount Pulaski team that figures to make a lot of noise in our area this year."

The team is wonderful, the cheerleaders are wonderful and the crowd is wonderful.....

Speaking of the noise that will be made... the MPHS cheerleading squad is 14 girls strong. This is the best cheerleading squad that I have seen in years. Under the direction of their new coach, Kelly Aylesworth, you can bet that they are turning heads!!!!!

Thank you!

Suzie Maxheimer

(posted 12-14-02)


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.

Animal control concerns

To the editor:

Thank you for posting the names, districts, addresses, phone numbers and committee appointments for the newly elected Logan County Board. [Click here for lists.]

Animal control concerns have been an ongoing struggle in this community for many years. My husband and I are still being told horrific stories surrounding the issue of controlling and humanely treating stray animals and are concerned that the problem is not getting better. We have also recently been personally involved in the struggle to get Animal Control to respond when an incident occurred at other than their "regular office hours."

Animal Control Committee meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at that facility. The next meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 11. I would appreciate members of the press being at that meeting because we have been told there will be some serious issues brought before the committee. The newly created committee consisting of Patrick O'Neill (chair), Charles Ruben, David Hepler, John Stewart, Terry Werth and Dale Voyles (county board chairman) needs community support in their struggle to ensure cost-effective and humane treatment of the animals in response to the constituents’ need for help in this area.

I urge everyone to attend this meeting and talk with their city or council representatives to be sure we are responsive to the needs of constituents and the animals unlucky enough to be stray.

Mary Rousey

(posted 12-11-02)

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