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SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Cubs vs. Cardinals  ‘Bugs and Butterflies’ mini camp offered by 4-H CIEDC elects new board at annual meetingMaster Gardeners walk Logan County LEPC committee appointmentsLincoln Area YMCA 2002 summer day camps

REGULAR POSTINGS FOR ORGANIZATIONS:  Addresses of city and county officialsGirl ScoutsLincoln Rotary ClubLincoln Park District,  OasisUniversity of Illinois ExtensionYMCA


Cubs vs. Cardinals

Habitat for Humanity of Logan County is selling tickets to the Cardinals-Cubs game in St. Louis on Saturday, July 27. Game time is 12:15 p.m.

The cost is $20 per ticket, which includes a $1 donation to Habitat. There will also be a bus available. Bus and ticket cost is $45. The bus will leave from the Big R parking lot at 9:30 a.m. on July 27.

For tickets, call or stop by any of the following:

A.G. Edwards, Phil Dehner, (217) 732-3877

George Dahmm, (217) 732-6234

Chestervale Elevator, Allen Shew, (217) 732-4605

Illini Bank, Terry Lock, (217) 735-5400

MKS Jewelers, Melody Shew, (217) 732-6520

Chamber of Commerce, Connie Dehner,

          (217) 735-2385

Bugs and Butterflies mini camp offered by 4-H

Logan County 4-H will have a "Bugs and Butterflies" mini camp on Thursday morning, June 20, from 8:45 to noon at Kickapoo Creek Park in Lincoln. Logan County 4-H’ers and their friends who are 8 years and older are welcome to attend and join in the morning’s bug and butterfly-themed activities.

Cost for the mini camp will be $3 per person (payable that morning). Participants should plan to arrive at the park sometime between 8:45 and 9 a.m.

Youth will participate in making bug catchers, spider/butterfly gliders, and bug and butterfly pencil toppers, as well as making butterfly snacks and going on a nature walk to collect bugs.

To register for the "Bugs and Butterflies" mini camp, please contact Patty Huffer at the Logan County Extension office, 732-8289, for a registration form. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 7.

CIEDC elects new board at annual meeting

CIEDC’s corporate board met March 21 for its annual meeting, and officers were elected. They are Paul Gleason, president; Gaila Barcus, vice president; Steve Waterworth, secretary; and Mike Booher, treasurer.

Following the board meeting, nearly 120 people, including board, staff and friends of Community Action, attended a dinner and program at Lincoln’s Moose Lodge. Guest speaker Vincent Clark, executive director of Kankakee County Community Services, related Community Action’s work to the biblical story of the beggar at the Gate Beautiful. He praised those who had given of their time and resources over the 35 years of CIEDC’s history.

Awards were presented to outstanding volunteers and donors, and special recognition was given to Joyce Coleman. Joyce recently retired from the CIEDC staff due to illness. Her service to CIEDC spanned more than 30 years and included a term as board member, many hours of volunteer service and employment in several of CIEDC’s programs.

Senior Nutrition Program recognized

Statewide recognition was given to the 30th anniversary of the Senior Nutrition Program funded under the Older Americans Act. CIEDC acknowledged Ruth Stewart, Peggy Hamblen and Tillie Davidson in recognition of their many years as program participants. At the annual meeting each was presented a certificate signed by Gov. George Ryan and Margo Schriber, former Community Action director and now director of the Illinois Department on Aging.

Master Gardeners walk

The Master Gardeners of Logan County are undertaking their first major event of the season. Saturday, June 8, garden enthusiasts will be given the opportunity to tour eight of Lincoln’s most attractive gardens.

On the tour are the perennial garden on the south side of the Extension office at the Logan County Fairgrounds, the "Children’s Gardens" just north of Jefferson School on Sixth Street, Mary and Jerry Moore’s garden at 121 Carter Lane, Pete and Dixie Ross’ garden at 1430 Delavan St., Dr. Don and Jan Sielaff’s garden at 135 Tenth St., Bob and Jody Graue’s garden at 4 Meadow Lane, Sarah Jacobs’ garden at 326 Park Place, and Bob and Lynn Neal’s Scully Estate gardens.

The tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Tickets are $8 each and are on sale at State Bank, Logan County Bank, CEFCU, Union Planters Bank and the Extension office. Make plans now to attend, and ask your neighbor to tour with you.

A new Master Gardener class will begin in September at the Logan County Extension office. All classes are taught by specialists and professors of the University of Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Logan County LEPC committee appointments

Logan County Local Emergency Planning Committee, the LEPC, held its spring quarterly meeting at the Logan County Safety Complex recently. Yearly elections for all offices, voting delegates, committees and chairs were held. The following members will serve as officers for the year 2002.

LEPC committee appointments

* Indicates chair

Hazard analysis — Dan Fulscher*, Kathy Waldo, Lisa Funk, Mike Patridge, Bobbie Abbott, Steve Siltman

Response and preparedness — Lisa Funk*, Rick Nesbit, Sheriff Tony Soloman, Police Chief Richard Montcalm, IDOT representative Mike Esker

Community awareness — Dan Fulscher*, Bobbi Abbott*, Linda Nelson, Joan Crabb, Don Begolka, Ken Davison

Health services — Kathy Waldo*, Lloyd Evans, Gary Bellafiore, Barb Kline, Roger Leesman, Marsha Stoll, Debbie Cook, Steve Siltman

Training — Mike Patridge*, Delmar Stewart, Sheila Nelson, Lincoln City Fire Chief Washam, Tom Martin

Community resources — Steve Siltman*, Lincoln Mayor Beth Davis, Atlanta Mayor Bill Martin, Dayle Eldredge, Curtis Sutterfield of the Salvation Army, Devin Vannoy, Ed Houchins

Representatives of constituencies

The law requires that one representative from each of the following categories be included in the LEPC membership. The delegate and predesignated alternate are listed for each constituency.

Local representative of elected official — Dayle Eldredge; Bill Martin

Law enforcement — Ed Baunach, Tim Butterfield

Civil defense and emergency management — Dan Fulscher; Terry Storer

Firefighting — Robert Washam; Roger Leesman

First aid and EMT — Steve Siltman; Tom Martin

Health — Kathy Waldo; Lloyd Evans

Local environmental — Mike Patridge; Warren Wendlandt

Hospital — Barb Kline; Gary Auten

Transportation — Don Begolka; Brian Hinds

Broadcast, print, electronic media — Joan Crabb; Jan Youngquist

Community groups — Mary Elston; Tammy Buse

Owners and operators of regulated facilities — Lisa Funk; Sheila Nelson


Addresses of city and county officials

(Title, first name, last name, city or job title, address, city, state, postal code; phone)

Lincoln City Council members

Hon. Elizabeth Davis, Mayor, P.O. Box 353, Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-3912

Mr. David Armbrust, Alderman 3rd Ward, 700 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-4261

Mr. Steve Fuhrer, Alderman 2nd Ward, 1203 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-6679

Mr. Benny Huskins, Alderman 1st Ward, 412 N. Madison St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-3894

Mr. William Melton, Alderman 4th Ward, 1112 E. Burlington St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-2658

Mr. George Mitchell, Alderman 3rd Ward, 427 Wyatt Ave., Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-2151

Mr. Michael Montcalm, Alderman 5th Ward, 700 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-6606

Mr. Verl Prather, Alderman 2nd Ward, 700 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-4778

Rev. Glenn Shelton, Alderman 4th Ward, 920 Pekin St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-8749

Mr. Joseph Stone, Alderman 5th Ward, 270 Southgate, Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-1600

Mr. Pat Madigan, Alderman 1st Ward, 110 Park Place, Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-3724

Logan County Board members

Mr. Richard Logan, Chairman, Logan County Board, 1211 Fifth St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-8114

Mr. Lloyd Hellman, Vice Chairman, Logan County Board, 104 Prairie Lane, Emden, IL 62635;  376-3827

Mr. Roger Bock, Logan County Board, 450 450th Ave., Williamsville, IL 62693;  566-3867

Mr. Thomas Cash, Logan County Board, 230 S. Main St., Latham, IL 62543;  674-3423

Mr. Doug Dutz, Logan County Board, 119 Portland Place, Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-1478

Mr. Paul Gleason, Logan County Board, 1621 Rutledge, Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-9111

Mr. Jim Griffin, Logan County Board, P.O. Box 222, Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-7191

Mr. David Hepler, Logan County Board, 119 Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-8586

Ms. Gloria Luster, Logan County Board, 106 N. Marion St., Mount Pulaski, IL 62548;  792-5275

Mr. Clifford Sullivan, Logan County Board, 519 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-2539

Mr. Dale Voyles, Logan County Board, 543 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-7901

Mr. 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: 

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 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.


[Hans Bishop]

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 College.


[Daniel Coers]

Hartburg-Emden 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 Club.

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.

Potluck! Hitch a ride! Bingo

Join us Thursday, June 13, at 11:30 a.m. for the monthly luncheon with grilled hamburger and hot dogs. Bring a dish to pass or a $3 donation. If you need a ride from Hartsburg, Emden or the Friendship Manor in Lincoln, there are still a few seats available on the van. Call by 9:30 a.m. For $5 you can ride and have lunch. Stay for bingo (only 50 cents), sponsored by The Oasis, from 1 to 3 p.m. or shop until 2:45 p.m., with a return ride home starting at 3 p.m.

Weekend games

Join the fun with pinochle, 5 in 1, billiards and a potluck dinner this Friday, June 14, starting at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and stay for the games.

Winners for the past weekend games were Esther Will for pinochle, Bernie DePuy and Louise Wiebers for 5 in 1, and Alice Thornton for pool. Sunday night Ann Greger won rummy honors.

Daytime pinochle winners were Madeline Moore and Henry Warnisher.

June birthday celebration

Monday, June 17, starting at 1:30 p.m., join us to celebrate June birthdays — yours or your friends’. We will have games, lots of fun and birthday cake. No reservation is needed.

Alzheimer group

Join us from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, for the resumption of this support group. A certified Alzheimer caregiver, Georgina Tisdale of Maple Ridge Care Centre, will facilitate the group. Whether you are the primary caregiver or know someone who needs more information about Alzheimer’s disease, please join us. No reservation required.


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


University of 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.

YMCA news


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]

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

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

Local karate instructor
honored at surprise party

[MAY 20, 2002]  For politicians and elected officials, awards, honors and recognitions are an everyday occurrence. Such people are used to accepting and giving letters, plaques and ribbons in honor of this or that success. But it is not every day that a normal citizen of a small town like Lincoln gets recognized for his commitment and achievement.

Sensei Dan Dugan is a fifth degree black belt in Chito-Ryu karate. He holds the title of Godan, or master instructor. Saturday, under the pretense of attending a friend’s anniversary party, he was taken to the Depot for his own surprise anniversary celebration.

Dugan has been involved in Chito-Ryu for 30 years this month. His students awarded him with a plaque commemorating his 30 years and a photo of Dr. Chitose, the inventor of Chito-Ryu.

Dugan has been an influence on many people in the community. His students have received direct influence, both over their physical health and their maturity and devotion. Dugan’s son Todd, who teaches social studies at Lincoln Junior High, was also one of his dad’s students. He says that he was highly influenced by his father. He believes it was his father’s impact that made him decide to teach.

Dan Dugan has been an inspiration to his students, his children and his community. Congratulations, Sensei. May you have 30 more years in your art.

[Gina Sennett]

[Photos provided by Todd Dugan]
[Sensei Dugan and US Chito-Ryu founder Hanshi William Dometrich]

[Plaque awarded to Dugan]


Golf outing

[MAY 23, 2002]  Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation is presenting the eighth annual FORE-ALMH golf outing on Friday, June 28, at the Lincoln Elk’s Country Club golf course.

The format for the event, which is open to the public, is a four-person scramble with a morning and an afternoon shotgun start. The $75 entry fee includes greens fees, cart, lunch and opportunities to win great prizes and awards, including hole-in-one, top foursomes, and longest putt, longest drive and closest to the pin for both men and women.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Care-A-Van non-emergency transportation system of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. The Care-A-Van is a specially equipped van, custom-built to provide transportation for individuals who are confined to a wheelchair or need transportation assistance to necessary appointments.

Last year over 140 players participated in the outing, which raised over $11,000 for the Care-A-Van. For registration and sponsorship information, please contact Cynthia Kelley at the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation, (217) 732-2161, Ext. 405.

[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.

v Indicates LDN sponsors

New address

Lincoln native George A. McKinney, a contributor to the LDN Diaspora section, has a new e-mail address,

Family and Friends in the Armed Forces

It is a time like no other. Since Sept. 11 we are a changed nation. Individually, our daily sensitivity toward whom and what we have in our lives has been heightened. We are more conscious and appreciative, first about those we love and see every day. Next, we have a newfound appreciation for those who risk their lives every day as rescue workers and protectors of life and property in our communities. We also now think more about our military men and women who are committed to serve and protect our country. Many are away engaged in battle, some are in waiting to go, all are ready to lay their lives on the line in defense of our freedom.

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).

A1C James P. Allen

U.S. Air Force

820 Red Horse Squadron

Nellis AFB, Nevada

Son of John and Jo Ann Allen of Beason

2001 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

A1C 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


Son of John and Jo Ann Allen of Beason

2000 graduate of Lincoln Community High School


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


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

LTJG Frederick V. Dehner

U.S. Navy

Currently en route from Saldina, Italy, to the USS Annapolis, stationed at Groton, Conn.

Home on leave: Contact at 732-2861 


Son of Philip and Connie L. Dehner

1984 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

Ben Estes

Fort Benning, Ga.

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Tech. Sgt. Veronica Hasprey

39 CES

Prime Beef Deployed

Operation Northern Watch

APO AE - 09396 - 5000

A1C Chad M. Maxheimer
U.S. Air Force

Hurlburt Field, Fla.


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

2000 graduate of Mount Pulaski High School

Kevin McGinnis


Philip Nodine

Army National Guard

Fort Jackson, S.C.

In basic training

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

Erika L. Slayton

Illinois Air National Guard, 183rd Fighter Wing

Frankfurt, Germany

Postal address: Erika Slayton


PSC 5 Box 1000

APO AE 09050

E-mail address: 

Daughter of Lloyd (Ed) and Bridget Slayton

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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