of city and county officials
(Title, first name, last
name, city or job title, address, city, state, postal code; phone)
City Council members
Elizabeth Davis, Mayor, P.O. Box 353, Lincoln, IL 62656;
David Armbrust, Alderman 3rd Ward, 700 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL
Steve Fuhrer, Alderman 2nd Ward, 1203 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL
Benny Huskins, Alderman 1st Ward, 412 N. Madison St., Lincoln, IL
William Melton, Alderman 4th Ward, 1112 E. Burlington St., Lincoln,
IL 62656; 735-2658
George Mitchell, Alderman 3rd Ward, 427 Wyatt Ave., Lincoln, IL
Michael Montcalm, Alderman 5th Ward, 700 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL
Verl Prather, Alderman 2nd Ward, 700 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL
Glenn Shelton, Alderman 4th Ward, 920 Pekin St., Lincoln, IL
Joseph Stone, Alderman 5th Ward, 270 Southgate, Lincoln, IL
Mr. Pat Madigan, Alderman
1st Ward, 110 Park Place, Lincoln, IL 62656; 735-3724
County Board members
Richard Logan, Chairman, Logan County Board, 1211 Fifth St.,
Lincoln, IL 62656; 732-8114
Lloyd Hellman, Vice Chairman, Logan County Board, 104 Prairie Lane,
Emden, IL 62635; 376-3827
Roger Bock, Logan County Board, 450 450th Ave., Williamsville, IL
Thomas Cash, Logan County Board, 230 S. Main St., Latham, IL
Doug Dutz, Logan County Board, 119 Portland Place, Lincoln, IL
Paul Gleason, Logan County Board, 1621 Rutledge, Lincoln, IL
Jim Griffin, Logan County Board, P.O. Box 222, Lincoln, IL
David Hepler, Logan County Board, 119 Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, IL
Gloria Luster, Logan County Board, 106 N. Marion St., Mount Pulaski,
IL 62548; 792-5275
Clifford Sullivan, Logan County Board, 519 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL
Dale Voyles, Logan County Board, 543 11th St., Lincoln, IL
Terry ("T.W.") Werth, Logan County Board, 123 Lincoln
Ave., Lincoln, IL 62656; 732-9314
Mr. Rod White, Logan County
Board, 477 1700th St., New Holland, IL 62671; 732-4793
Girl Scout 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:
the website for Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council, at http://www.girlscoutsllc.org/.
can send questions and suggestions to the council by clicking here: email@example.com.
Also, see the
national Girl Scouts site at http://www.girlscouts.org/.
Park District notes
For those of you who don’t enjoy working out in the summer heat, we
encourage you to join us for aerobics. All of our classes are
in a private, air-conditioned room. We will even let you use our
showers so you can leave after your workout as fresh and clean as
when you came in. Aerobics schedules with class descriptions on the
back are available at the front and back desks. If you have
any questions, call us at 732-8770 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. On Sunday our office staff is available from
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lincoln Rotary Club news
Two Logan County teens recognized
for exceptional vocational efforts
Two young men from
Logan County were honored by the Lincoln Rotary Club recently for
the skills and attitudes they’ve demonstrated, indicative of success
in the "real world."
Hans Bishop and
Daniel Coers were honored as recipients of the Ready for the Real
World Award. This is the fourth year for the award created by
members of the Lincoln Rotary Club to honor those youth who have
started their own businesses or demonstrated maturity above and
beyond the expectations for a teen employee.
Olympia graduate Hans
Bishop was recognized by the Lincoln Rotary for his entrepreneurial
skills. As part of his 4-H woodworking project, Hans has built and
sold birdhouses. He even has a website to market his goods and has
successfully dealt with "real world" business challenges like
dealing with the changes presented by the corporate merger of his
website host. Hans was nominated by Patty Huffer of the University
of Illinois Extension office.
Hans will begin a job
at State Farm Insurance as he also pursues studies at Heartland
graduate Daniel Coers was also recognized as an exceptional young
employee through the Lincoln Rotary Ready for the Real World
program. He was nominated by Jim Klokkenga of Emden. Coers has been
employed by Klokkenga’s swine and crop enterprise for more than two
years. Klokkenga noted that Daniel takes extra-special care of all
equipment, both old and new. And, that level of care and
consideration is hard to find in any farm employee.
Coers plans to
continue working for Klokkenga Enterprises as he begins studies at
Illinois Central College this fall.
Each of the two young
men was presented with a plaque and check for $250 from the Rotary
New members of the
Lincoln Rotary Club
The Lincoln Rotary Club inducted four
of its seven newest members at the Wednesday, May 29, meeting.
Pictured are Steve Roti of Interstate Chevrolet in Emden, Debra
Ackerman of Lincoln College, and Linda Schneider of Albert Realtors.
Chief of Police Rich Montcalm was also inducted at the Wednesday
Other community members who have been
recently accepted into Lincoln Rotary Club include Brandi Patterson
of State Farm Insurance, Rick Hamm of State Farm Insurance and Deb
Conlin of Willamette Industries (Weyerhaeuser).
Twenty-two business and community
leaders have joined and become active in the Lincoln Rotary Club
since July 2001.
Rotary meets every Wednesday at noon at the Lincoln Depot.
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.
Please make your
reservation early for the June 23 trip to the Smithsonian exhibit in
Middletown. If the minimum is not met, we will have to cancel the
excursion. Departure is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., and the cost is
The June 29 trip to
see Kitty Wells at Nashville North in Taylorville had to be
rescheduled for Sept. 14. We will remind you of the new date in time
to make your reservation.
Circuit Breaker appointments
appointments are available in Lincoln on Monday, June 10, between 9
a.m. and 3 p.m. and on Tuesday in the following communities:
Atlanta, Beason, Chestnut, Latham, Mount Pulaski and Lake Fork.
Please call The Oasis, 732-6132, for an appointment.
Think Tank guest speaker
Jim Sparrow of Edward
Jones will speak on "Investment Strategies for Seniors." This
presentation, on June 12 at 9:15 a.m., will include a wide array of
investment options available to you.
"Hitch-a-Ride to The Oasis"
Our new program
offers you the opportunity to join us on Thursday, June 13, at 11:30
a.m. for our monthly potluck with bingo games following, or you may
shop the stores in Lincoln. Call The Oasis, 732-6132, to reserve
your seat on our van, with pickup from Hartsburg, Emden and the
Friendship Manor in Lincoln. We will return you home between 3 and
3:30 p.m. Next month we will have transportation available from
Our crafters have
many hand-crafted items available for that special father,
grandfather or godfather in your life. Stop in and choose a special
gift at a reasonable price.
Special friend of The Oasis
Thank you to Holland
and Barry for their continued support of The Oasis and its members.
Game players win again
winners were Jean Cypher on May 24 and Linda Hughes on May 28.
Weekend winners were Helen Opperman for pinochle; Judy Morrow, Len
Krapp and Betty Burger for 5-in-1; and Alice Thornton for pool.
Sunday night Betty Burger won at rummy, while Harley Heath took pool
Friends of The Oasis members receive
bimonthly newsletters by mail. For more information, call The Oasis
at 732-6132 or 732-5844.
Illinois Extension news
Date is set for
canner gauge testing
BE A SAFE CANNER! It
is once again time to get your canners out and have your dial gauges
tested so you know they are safe and accurate in time for canning
green beans, etc. Weighted gauges do not need testing each year.
University of Illinois Extension has reserved June 13 for you. You
may bring your canner to the Extension office on the northwest
corner of the Logan County Fairgrounds on or before the 13th. Tested
gauges will be ready for pickup by 4 p.m. that day. If you have
questions, call 732-8289.
summer art camps
YMCA art department will have several art-oriented camps this
summer. Participants will experiment with several mediums, such as
pottery, mosaic tiles, printmaking, screen-printing, watercolor,
acrylic paints, mixed media, cartooning and papermaking. The student
artists will have choices of mediums that they would like to learn,
since the program does not want to limit the youths’ creativity.
The activities offer a positive outlet for youth to express
themselves. The group will take one day of the week of camp to visit
a working artist.
camps will be a fun and exciting adventure in the world of art. The
Y will offer the camps for two age groups: 8 to 12 years old and 12 years
YMCA teaches cooperation and teamwork. The four YMCA core values —
caring, honesty, responsibility and respect — will be implemented
in all of the camps.
Do weeklong camps
YMCA offers weeklong camps for special needs children. The
participants will have fun creating arts and crafts, along with
playing games. This year the Y will take one day out of the week to
visit a local horse farm.
special camps teach cooperation and teamwork. They also help build
confidence and self-esteem.
more information about any of these camps, call Shanda Roderick at
the YMCA office, 735-3915.
summer the Lincoln Area YMCA is expanding upon its aquatics
programming. The Y will now offer to teach swim lessons to small
groups at private pools. If you own a pool and have a group of
neighborhood children or relatives who need swim lessons, your
family is eligible. The family that owns the pool will receive free
lessons for their children as well.
YMCA has created this "Backyard Pool Program" to help make
neighborhood pools safe. So put your mind at ease and make sure that
the children in your pool are safe. If you have any questions or
would like to be a part of this new Y service, feel free to contact
the YMCA. Together we can build strong kids, strong families, strong
Area YMCA 2002 summer day camps
YMCA summer day camp is the right choice to make when looking for
fun and adventure for kids throughout the summer months. Mom and Dad
can simply go to work each day knowing that their
will share hours of fun with their friends in a safe environment.
Kids will fill their time at the Y this summer by enjoying lots of
field trip fun, including swimming, ice skating, roller skating,
hiking in area parks, a try at fishing, climbing on the YMCA low
ropes course, archery, and visits to a water park, the Decatur
Children’s Museum and the golf range at Lincoln Park District.
will enjoy the qualified and fun-loving YMCA staff as they play
games and guide the children in various educational activities.
Activities planned include singing camp songs, experiencing outdoor
activities such as hikes in area parks, learning to tie knots,
making special snacks, enjoying visits from guest speakers, playing
various sports, and having special contest fun with entertaining
"kid" games such as jacks, marbles, yo-yos, hula hoops,
hacky sacks, Slinkies, spinning tops and much more. Children will
also enjoy group arts and crafts, reading activities, storytelling
fun, creative drama activities, skits, and will swim most days that
day camp will be offered at the following locations this year:
• Children entering kindergarten to second grade — YMCA facility and
outdoor grounds on Wyatt Avenue
• Third through sixth grade — Immanuel Lutheran Church outdoor picnic
grounds (1409 Pulaski St.)
• Kindergarten through sixth-grade program for Atlanta — Atlanta Grade