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February 2002

Saturday, Feb. 9
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library
WHO: Public, high school age through adult
WHAT: Board Games Rodeo
WHERE: Lincoln Public Library, Pegram Community Room
11:30 am to 2:30 pm

WHO: Public
WHAT: Lincoln's Birthday Open House; presentation by Susan Krause, music by The Prairie Aires
WHERE: Mount Pulaski Courthouse
Susan Krause at 2 pm; The Prairie Aires at 6 pm

Sunday, Feb. 10
SPONSOR: 4-H Foundation
WHO: Public
WHAT: Spaghetti dinner, raffle
WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln
11 am to 2 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 12
SPONSOR: Lincoln Writers' Club
WHO: Anyone interested in writing
WHAT: Regular meeting
WHERE: Pegram Room at Lincoln Public Library
6 pm

Thursday, Feb. 14
SPONSOR: Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
WHO: Public
WHAT: Love Your Heart seminar; event is free of charge
WHERE: ALMH -- lower level 
Open from 7:30 am to 1 pm

SPONSOR: Logan County Arts Association
WHO: Public
WHAT: Classic Film Night showing of "It Happened One Night"
WHERE: Lincoln Cinemas

Friday, Feb. 15
SPONSOR: Lincoln Church of God Youth
WHO: Public
WHAT: Italian Fest; fund-raiser to help youth attend summer camp
WHERE: Lincoln Church of God, 1415 Fourth St.
5:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 16
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library
WHO: Public, high school age through adult
WHAT: Board Games Rodeo
WHERE: Lincoln Public Library, Pegram Community Room
11:30 am to 2:30 pm

WHO: Public
WHAT: Civil War ball, with The Prairie Aires
WHERE: Old gym at the corner of Pearl and Market streets in Havana
7:30 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 20
SPONSOR: A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
WHO: Public
WHAT: American Red Cross blood drive
WHERE: Lincoln Sports Complex
WHEN: Noon to 6 pm

Friday, Feb. 22
SPONSOR: Lincoln Church of God
WHO: Teens; call the church, 732-8989, if you plan to attend
WHAT: Teen Taco Bash; free food, fun, games, activities, prizes
WHERE: Lincoln Church of God, 1415 Fourth St.

Saturday, Feb. 23
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library
WHO: Public, high school age through adult
WHAT: Board Games Rodeo
WHERE: Lincoln Public Library, Pegram Community Room
11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 26
SPONSOR: American Red Cross
WHO: By preregistration; call 732-2134 noon-4 pm weekdays or (217) 522-3357 at other times
WHAT: Class covering adult CPR, infant and child CPR, and first aid (first of two sessions required)
WHERE: 125 S. Kickapoo St.
WHEN: 6-10 pm

Thursday, Feb. 28
SPONSOR: American Red Cross
WHO: By preregistration; call 732-2134 noon-4 pm weekdays or (217) 522-3357 at other times
WHAT: Class covering adult CPR, infant and child CPR, and first aid (second of two sessions)
WHERE: 125 S. Kickapoo St.
WHEN: 5-10 pm









SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Mostaccioli, spaghetti olio e aglio, spaghetti Feb. 15YMCA art program reaches out to youthCivil War ball planned for Feb. 16 in HavanaRemote control racing meetingYMCA has Fun Days when school is outRotary gains new membersLogan County Pinewood Derby resultsVoter registration for disabledTime to register to vote

REGULAR POSTINGS FOR ORGANIZATIONS:  Girl ScoutsLincoln Writers’ ClubOasisU of I Extension


Mostaccioli, spaghetti olio e aglio, spaghetti Feb. 15

Lincoln Church of God, 1415 Fourth St., has special events planned for the next two Friday evenings.

•  The first, Italian Fest, is on Feb. 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The menu includes salad, rolls, baked mostaccioli, spaghetti olio e aglio, spaghetti, dessert and drink. Carryouts will be available.

The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and younger. All funds will help the church youth attend summer camp. Please call 732-8989 for advance tickets or see a church member to purchase before Feb. 13.

•  On Friday, Feb. 22, the church will host their Teen Taco Bash, with free food, fun, games, activities and prizes. All teens are welcome. Please call the church, 732-8989, if you plan to attend.

YMCA art program reaches out to youth

The YMCA Art Outreach program is designed to reach youth of junior and senior high ages, giving them a positive outlet to express themselves and to keep them off the streets during the hours when they seem to get into the most trouble — after school.

The YMCA accepts referrals from schools, churches and the court system for any at-risk youth that might benefit from the organization’s programs. The Y sets up contracts with area youth, addressing where they are having problems. The youth must maintain the contracts in order to continue in the program at no charge.

Five AmeriCorps volunteers who are experienced in several areas of the arts have helped with the program this year and have been great assets.

Regular classes have been offered since last September. The program began with a six-week mosaic tile class. At first the class met in Mrs. Sisk’s art room at Lincoln Junior High School, which was convenient for the junior high youth to attend right after school, but it wasn’t long before the program outgrew the art room.

The group needed a place for classes and space for studio work — a place to call their own. The YMCA found that place at the old Odd Fellows Gym. At first the group used the girls’ dressing room upstairs at the entrance of the gym. The walls were lined with shelves to the ceiling in order to hold art supplies that have been bought, donated and pulled out of the trash. (Yes, trash beside the road or in a dumpster is picked up if it might have potential for being turned into artwork.) So the class outgrew the new space rapidly and soon started occupying the boys’ dressing room.

Now the program has one room for storage of all the supplies and a small work area, potentially to house a small printmaking press for etching and a mat cutter. The youth will be taught how to mat and frame their own artwork. The other room is used as a working studio.

Since September, the art program has offered five other classes: cartoon animation, painting, mixed media, papermaking and photography. Prospective spring classes are on ceramics and printmaking.

A photography class is on hold until a program sponsor and a darkroom can be found so that the class can move on to the next level. The YMCA would be grateful to anyone who has any old 35 mm SLR cameras, tripods, filters or lenses to donate to the program.

The program is always looking for any useful donations — the possibilities are endless. Even though you think it might be trash, you might want to think again and call Shanda at the YMCA, 735-3915. It just might be a treasure to the art program.

And if you see a woman in a blue van pulling things out of the trash, just remember it is for a good cause.

[Provided by the YMCA]

Civil War ball planned for Feb. 16 in Havana

Havana has plans in the works for their first Civil War ball, on Saturday, Feb. 16. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the music and dancing from the 1860s. The event will be at the old gym, located at the corner of Pearl and Market streets.

The Prairie Aires, a group that plays traditional music, will provide the music for the evening.

Doors will open at 7:30, and dancing will continue for two hours.

There will be a small fee. Light refreshments will be served.

Come as you are. Period dress is optional.

[Bonnie Knieriem]

Remote control racing meeting

From Mike Geriets

An informational meeting on Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Park District was set up to explore the possibilities of having a remote control race league. This is how it came about...

I received a remote control truck for Christmas and was totally surprised to see how many kids and adults in this community have remote control vehicles. Not only that, but it was one of the hot Christmas items bought this past year. I know I have really enjoyed toying around with mine. I then bought my fianceé one as well. It seems a lot of my friends have them, and some have been tucked away in storage for many years. I have seen them get out the old dusty boxes, charge their batteries and get back to the sport.

What surprised me is that there is no structure to racing with friends, and it ends up being a free-for-all wherever you are racing. I then started seeing and hearing about actual competitive racing all over the nation. I did find out that the closest racetrack to Lincoln is in Jacksonville, Ill. With that in mind I approached friends of mine, Marcia Greenslate, director of the Lincoln Park District, and Roy Logan, program director. I expressed interest in possibly starting a league. Roy stated that Steve Klemm of Picture This Photography is also a fan of R/C vehicles and bought one for himself and his son. Steve, Roy and I met and scheduled the public interest meeting.

Remote control racing would help get youth involved in some type of a structured activity. It is a good way of promoting something positive in this community, along with having something that could be great for the entire family. It doesn’t take a lot of money. You can purchase vehicles for less than $50 and still have fun This is a great way to teach our youth and adults some fundamentals of racing while having structure, along with providing a certain level of competition as well.

If there is a strong show of support, the Lincoln Park District may assist in forming a league and provide a track for racing as well.

[Submitted by Mike Geriets]

YMCA has Fun Days when school is out

"School’s Out Fun Days," offered by the local YMCA, are just the right answer for both parents and their children ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Parents can preregister their children to attend these special days and go to work knowing that the children will be kept busy and safe on days when school is not in session.

Kids especially enjoy their day off from school, as they have lots of opportunity to socialize and play games with their school friends. Youngsters will also enjoy the benefits of a variety of planned special activities and lessons at each Fun Day. Some of the special activities are singing fun songs, enjoying story time, experiencing science lessons, art activities and lots of fun large-motor play. Various guest speakers visit from time to time to share healthy nutrition programs and other interesting information with the children.

All of the School’s Out Fun Days are at the YMCA activity center, 721 Wyatt Ave.

Here are the Fun Day themes for the rest of the school year (along with the elementary districts where school is out on those days):

Tuesday, Feb. 12 — "Valentines Galore" (Chester-East Lincoln, West Lincoln-Broadwell)

Monday, Feb. 18 — "American Presidents" (District 27)

Monday, March 4 — "Creatures That Crawl" (C-EL, WL-B)

Friday, March 15 — "Creatures That Climb" (WL-B)

Monday, March 25 — "Creatures That Fly" (District 27)

Tuesday, March 26 — "Colors of Spring" (District 27)

Wednesday, March 27 — "Geometric Shapes" (District 27, C-EL, WL-B)

Thursday, March 28 — "Crazy About Fractions" (District 27, C-EL, WL-B)

Friday, March 29 — "Easter Fun" (District 27, C-EL, WL-B)

Monday, April 1 — "April Fool’s Fun" (C-EL, WL-B)

Friday, April 12 — "Flower Power" (District 27)

Wednesday, May 29 — "Sports Fun" (C-EL)

Thursday, May 30 — "Community Helpers" (District 27, C-EL, WL-B)

Friday, May 31 — "Summertime Fun" (District 27, C-EL, WL-B)

Rotary gains new members

On Jan. 30 the Lincoln Rotary club made its biggest stride in membership history by inducting 10 new members. The ceremony was handled by longtime Rotarian Bob Albert. Sponsors of the new Rotarians were also recognized for their efforts.

President Marty Ahrends has made a commitment to Rotary International to increase the size of the Lincoln club by 24 members during her year in office. She has challenged all members to bring one new member into the club before April 1.

The Lincoln Rotary club meets at noon on Wednesday at the Lincoln Depot Restaurant.

[New Rotarians, from left to right:  Jim Coop, Mary Bruns, Jim Ash, Cynthia Kelly, Guy Burke, Dayle Eldredge, Frank Adubato, Georgina Tisdale and Darren Humphries. Also inducted into membership was Bill Gossett.]

Logan County Pinewood Derby results

Well over 200 kids participated in the first Logan County Pinewood Derby for area Cub Scouts. All went very well.

Countywide champions were Corey Janssen from Pack 107 in first place, Jordan Cooper from Pack 122 in second place and Ethan T. Graue of Pack 101 placing third.

The derby was set up with triple elimination at the den and pack level. Each den had first, second and third places. Each pack also had first, second and third, with their first- and second-place winners going on to the finals.

The racing began at noon and lasted until 7 p.m.  

Placings in each pack:

Pack 99
1. Cameron Harnacke, 2. John White,
3. Mat Merreighn

Pack 101
1. Ethan T. Graue, 2. Evan Aughenbaugh,
3. Ben Beavers

Pack 107
1. Corey Janssen, 2. Kyle Shanle,
3. Rigoberto Ernst

Pack 111
1. Jarrod Grover. 2. Billy Grover, 3. Jamie White

Pack 112
1. Zach Everson, 2. Buck Rifner, 3. Jeff Owen

Pack 118
1. Kyle Jones, 2. Carey Jones, 3. Adam Burge

Pack 122
1. Austin Curry, 2. Jordan Cooper,
3. Donald Klumpp

Overall champions
1. Corey Janssen, Pack 107;
2. Jordan Cooper, Pack 122;
3. Ethan T. Graue, Pack 101

The Logan County Cub Scouts plan to do it again next year, with Mount Pulaski possibly being the next hosts.

[Provided by Chris Graue, Pack 101]

Voter registration for disabled

March 19 general primary election notice to the elderly and people with disabilities

Citizens who are not registered to vote and cannot leave their home, hospital, nursing home or other institution because of a permanent physical disability can arrange for voter registration by contacting a deputy registrar or the county clerk’s office.

Voter registration will close on Feb. 19 for the March 19 general primary election.

If you are physically able, you may register to vote by going to the county clerk’s office, Room 20 in the Logan County Courthouse, 601 Broadway in Lincoln. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You will need to show two forms of identification, one with your current address on it.

For people with physical disabilities and the elderly, election judges will be available at the polling place on election day to assist voters when a friend or relative is unable to help. Handicapped-voter booths will be available for your convenience. Physically impaired or elderly persons may be eligible to vote absentee. Please contact the Logan County clerk’s office for information.

For any information concerning voter registration or voting for the elderly or disabled, please call the Logan County clerk’s office at (217) 732-4148.

[Sally J. Litterly, Logan County clerk]

Time to register to vote

Are you registered to vote?

The March 19 primary is rapidly approaching. The close of registration is Feb. 19. If you have moved, or if you have married and changed your name, it is necessary that you change your voter registration with our office in order to cast your vote in the election.

If you have questions about your voting eligibility, please contact our office at (217) 732-4148.

{Sally J. Litterly, Logan County Clerk]


Girl Scouts announcements

  • Girl Scout leader meetings:  the first Thursday of each month, at the usual time and place.

Websites with lots of ideas that Girl Scout leaders, families or kids can use: 

See the website for Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council, at

You can send questions and suggestions to the council by clicking here:

Also, see the national Girl Scouts site at

Lincoln Writers’ Club meets Feb. 12

The Lincoln Writers’ Club will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Pegram Room of the Lincoln Public Library. Anyone interested in writing is invited to attend.

For further information, call Rebecca Johnson at 732-2723.

Oasis update

The Oasis, Logan County’s senior citizen center, at 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln, is open weekdays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center also is open on Friday and Sunday nights for table games. Dominic Dalpoas is the executive director. Activities are open to all Logan County senior citizens, regardless of membership.

Circuit Breaker appointments

Appointment times are available in Lincoln on Feb. 11 for people who qualify by age, income or disability for the Circuit Breaker program and need assistance completing the forms. The volunteer assistant will also be in Hartsburg, Emden, San Jose, New Holland, Middletown, Elkhart and Broadwell on Feb. 26. Call The Oasis, 732-6132, for an appointment.

Bloomington tour

There are many seats available for the 10 a.m. Feb. 12 trip to the David Davis Mansion. Cost is $9 for tour and transportation. Call for a reservation.

Oasis closed for holiday

The senior center will be closed Feb. 12 in observance of Lincoln’s birthday.

Think Tank speaker

At 9 a.m. on Feb. 13 David Hepler, a Logan County Board member, will be the featured speaker. A question-and-answer session will follow.

SHIP (Medicare and insurance assistance)

A trained volunteer is available by appointment each Thursday afternoon between 2 and 4 p.m. to assist with reimbursement issues you may have. Call for an appointment.

Game winners

The weekday pinochle winner for Jan. 25 was Easter Behrends. Mable Hoagland won Jan. 29. Weekend game winners for Jan. 25 were Marjorie Reiners for pinochle and Henry Warnisher and Ken McCray for 5 in 1.


Friends of the Oasis members receive bimonthly newsletters by mail. For more information, call The Oasis at 732-6132 or 732-5844.

Happenings at the U of I Extension office

The local office of the University of Illinois Extension is hosting a series of educational presentations. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Programs will be at the Extension office at the northwest corner of the fairgrounds, 980 N. Postville Drive.

Reservations will be requested; programs will be cancelled if fewer than 10 people are registered. 

Call 732-8289 to make reservations. There will be no charge for any of the programs

Planned programs for the coming year through University of Illinois Extension:

•  Tuesday, March 12, 2002, over noon hour 12-1 p.m. — "Salads," Jananne Finck, nutrition and wellness educator, Springfield

•  Thursday, April 11, 2002, at 10 a.m. — "New Friends, But Keep the Old," Patti Faughn, youth and family educator, Springfield

•  Tuesday, May 15, 2002, at 10 a.m. — "Air Quality," John Fulton, Lincoln


Announcement forms are now available online! Print out yours, fill it out, and bring it or send it in to Lincoln Daily News. We welcome your pictures, black and white as well as color. This free service is extended to all of our readers. Your announcement will be posted online. Anyone, anywhere can read it! Now Aunt Betty in Florida, Uncle Bob in Alaska, and Cousin Frank in Fiji can log in and read your announcement on Lincoln Daily News!

[Click here to see and print the wedding announcement form]

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[Click here to see and print the engagement announcement form]

Wedding announcement

Marilyn Derrickson Taylor

and Donald Weindorf

Marilyn Derrickson Taylor and Donald Weindorf have planned their wedding for Feb. 14 at Weeping Water, Neb.

Lincoln is their hometown. Marilyn is the daughter of Floyd and Gertrude Derrickson. Donald is the son of Desmond and Mary Weindorf.

Marilyn has an associate of arts degree and is employed by the Illinois State Patrol.

Donald Weindorf, who holds Ph.D. and D.D. degrees, is owner of Nebraska Boys Home in Weeping Water, Neb.

 The Rev. Andrea Castrolane will officiate at the wedding ceremony. Attendants will be Jennifer and Megann Zierott and Donald Winkler.

The couple will go on a Caribbean cruise for their honeymoon.

Purple Heart received

[JAN. 31, 2002]  In the first ceremony of its kind in the state, Lincoln area resident Iona Boyd received the Purple Heart medal awarded to her first husband, Pvt. Paul W. Kodatt, a medic who was killed in the Philippines during World War II.

[Click here to view picture page.]

Illinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka presented the medal in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Oasis. She also gave Boyd other contents of the abandoned safe deposit box where the medal was found: a Pacific campaign service medal, a small three-blade pocketknife, a rifle bayonet with scabbard and a pocket Bible.

[llinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka
presents medal to Iona Boyd.]

Boyd said the items brought back memories. "I know he served his country well," she said of Kodatt, a medical corps medic. "I was left with three small sons," Boyd recalled, expressing pride in her sons. Colleen Cavit, Boyd’s daughter by her second husband, also attended the ceremony.

"We’re here to preserve the honor of the veterans of the past (who) made the world free for democracy," Topinka said, adding that the presentation was especially appropriate in a time of renewed patriotism. The more than 50 people present for the ceremony included representatives of city and county government, the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce and the Oasis board.

The medal presentation was part of the Illinois Treasurer’s Operation Search and Restore, which locates owners of medals found in abandoned safe deposit boxes. "Our goal is to reunite these medals with veterans and their families," Topinka said. "It would be unpatriotic to auction them off, as we do when we can’t find the owners of items left abandoned in safe deposit boxes. If we can’t find the owners, we’ll look into donating the medals to a military museum, but our preference is to get the medals back to the rightful owners."

Boyd received a check for $399.50, the value of other contents of the safe deposit box that were auctioned before she was located. Topinka also presented her with a certificate signed by Gen. John Johnston, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

Two other rightful medal owners have been located, according to Sam Collins, administrator of safe deposit box compliance in Topinka’s office.


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A display of about 40 of the medals, many with recipient’s names, is available for use by organizations in the hope of finding more owners. Shown at the 2001 Illinois State Fair in August, it includes a National Defense Service Medal and ribbon, Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, a Silver Star, an Army Distinguished Service Medal and a Navy Cross. To have the display brought to your organization, call Jason Winnett at (217) 558-6999 or visit the website

Oasis Executive Director Dom Dalpoas said the senior center was selected as the presentation site because of its partnership with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. Mark Patterson of the department outlined the history of the Purple Heart. The medal, then called the Badge of Military Merit, was designed by George Washington to reward meritorious action by enlisted soldiers. Washington said, "The road to glory in a patriot army and a free country is thus open to all." Only three badges were presented during the Revolution, and the recipients were permitted to pass sentries and guards without challenge.


[Oasis Executive Director Dom Dalpoas
introduces Judy Baar Topinka.]


In 1932 the Purple Heart was revived at the instigation of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. In 1941 it was extended to members of the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. President John F. Kennedy further extended it to civilians wounded while working with the armed forces, and President Ronald Reagan to those wounded in terrorist attacks.

[Lynn Shearer Spellman]

Heroes in our midst

Lincoln Area YMCA’s mentor-HERO program

[JAN. 31, 2002]  The Lincoln Area YMCA’s mentor/HERO program is one that provides a volunteer mentor to a youngster in need of quality one-on-one time with a positive adult role model. Mentors serve as a guide and in many instances as a tutor.

Each mentor and youngster meet for at least 30 minutes per week. In addition, monthly social events are planned for all mentors and children to spend time doing something fun and maybe new together.

Young people from kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible to be in the program. Teachers, parents, principals, anyone can refer a child to the mentor/HERO program. Mentors and children meet in a variety of places, but primarily they meet at the child’s school after school or at the Lincoln Public Library.

Mentors are trained on how to be the best mentor they can be and also in the YMCA’s child abuse and prevention program, the Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System. Background check is performed on each volunteer mentor. Additionally, mentors complete an application stating why they would like to become a mentor and are required to list three people as character references.


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The Lincoln Area YMCA has been offering this program to families for the past four years. Several of the mentors have been with the program for two to three years. These mentors have developed very close relationships with the children they mentor — relationships that will likely last for years after they leave the program. There are children waiting and mentors are needed right now.

If you have a child who is in need of a mentor or if you would like to become a mentor, please contact Sarah at 735-3915.

[YMCA news release]



People 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  

Diaspora correspondents

Click on names to see letters and stories.

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Lincoln memories

Letter from Donald Weindorf

Dear Folks,

I thought it was time to update my last entry into the realm of Diaspora.

Since I left Lincoln 50 years ago, like most of us, many things have happened. I received my Ph.D. in social work from Northwestern and my D.D. from the Eastern Catholic Church. I have six children and have been alone for 10 years. I own and operate a home in Weeping Water, Neb. (19 miles south of Omaha) for "at risk" boys.

The biggest news is that on Valentine’s Day this month, Marilyn (Derrickson) Taylor and I will be married. Marilyn was my first sweetheart in Lincoln when she was 15 and I was 17. When I went into the Marine Corps we lost touch for 50 years. Last year, thanks to my old friend Jerry "Loop" Alberts, we were reunited.

We can remember dancing until we dropped at the old Rec Center, of meeting after school at Marcucci’s or the Arcade or Tibbs’ and on weekends at Lincoln Lakes.  Guzzardo’s was a pizza parlor on the first floor. You could get Wiener schnitzels at the Old Mill and maple pralines a block from the courthouse. Those were the days.

I miss Lincoln, even though I get back now every couple of months. It will always be close to my heart and always MY HOME TOWN!


Don Weindorf

Every day at 1 p.m. I read my daily paper, the Lincoln Daily News.


Family and Friends in the Armed Forces

Friends and relatives serving in the armed forces are listed here so we might all hold them in our thoughts, prayers and well wishes. If you know of other friends and relatives serving (they need not be from Logan County), please send the information to Along with the name, you are invited to include the branch of service, current location of service, postal address, e-mail address and relationship to the person providing the information (optional).

Jerome A. Allen

U.S. Air Force

At Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

Postal address: 5805 Mountain Home St.

Unit J-13

Nellis AFB, NV 89191


Class of '00


SST Kenneth Allen
and wife Susan Allen (Elza)

U.S. Army-1AD-HHC

Weisbaden, Germany

E-mail: or

Jon Barton

West Point, N.Y.

Jon Bowers

Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Josh Campbell


Justin Clott

U.S. Navy

Will be deployed in mid-January

(Address not available yet)


CDR Jim Cravens

(Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln)

U.S. Navy

At Atlantic Fleet Headquarters, Norfolk, Va.

Postal address: CDR James O. Cravens, N02GR

1562 Mitscher Ave. Suite 250

Norfolk, VA, 23551-2487-2487

E-mail:  or 

Staff Sgt. Evan Jay Downey, Karen and Ethan

U.S. Air Force

Mildenhall Air Force Base, England

1988 graduate of LCHS

Son of Lucky Eichner

Ben Estes

Fort Benning, Ga.



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Charles Lindstrom Jr.

U.S. Air Force

At Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

Postal address: 8525 Chalmette Drive

Shreveport, LA 71115


Class of ’81 LCHS

Airman Chad M. Maxheimer
U.S. Air Force

Postal address: 9AEW JSOAC-S

Unit 10

APO AE 09351


Son of Mike and Suzie Maxheimer of Chestnut and Michelle Lowe of Mount Pulaski

2000 graduate of Mount Pulaski High School

Kevin McGinnis


Michelle K. Ramlow


At Pentagon

Postal address: 5409-B Steeplechase Drive

Fredericksburg, VA 22407


Maj. James E. Reineke,
Deborah, Nathan, Emily

Air Force

Misawa Air Base, Japan


Pvt. Christian B. Skelton

U.S. Army

Scheduled to graduate from AIT in late March.

He and his wife will go to Germany in April.

Postal address: A CO 1-19th INF ITB

4th Platoon

Fort Benning, GA 31905-5630


2001 graduate of LCHS

Husband of Nahani Lynn Skelton

Robby, Ami-Jo and Angela Spickard

National Guard medical support

Tech. Sgt. Thomas Yarcho

U.S. Air Force

At Ramstein Air Base, Germany


Class of 82


Ongoing class reunion in cyberspace for 1960 graduates of LCHS


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