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Lincoln Daily News

(217) 732-7443




McEntire's Home
Appliance and TV

403 Broadway St.

(217) 732-4874




John R. Gehlbach
Law Office

529 Pulaski St.

(217) 735-4311



Thomas L. Van Hook


(217) 735-2187


auto repair & service


DuVall's Automotive
Complete Auto Repair

720 N. Sherman St., rear

(217) 735-5545



Thompson Auto Body

919 S. Kickapoo

(217) 735-2915



Interstate Chevrolet

105-115 Lincoln Ave.

P.O. Box 170

Emden, IL

(888) OK-CHEVY




J&S Auto Center

103 S. Logan

(217) 732-8994



Row Motors

222 S. McLean

(217) 732-3232




Logan County Bank

303 Pulaski

(217) 732-3151



Prairie Years

121 N. Kickapoo

(217) 732-9216

bottled water



318 N. Chicago

(217) 735-4450



Gold Springs

1165 - 2200th St.

Hartsburg, IL

(888) 478-9283



Puritan Springs

1709 N. Kickapoo St.

(217) 732-3292

(800) 292-2992

Puritan Springs at LDN

carpet cleaners


Advanced Carpet Cleaning

708 Pulaski St.

P.O. Box 306

(217) 732-3571

cellular phones


Team Express

411 Pulaski St.

(217) 732-8962




Heartland Com. College

620 Broadway St.

(217) 735-1731


computer service



601 Keokuk St.

(217) 735-2677




Closet Classics

129 S. Sangamon St.

(217) 735-9151

(888) 739-0042



Koller Construction

2025 2100th St.

Atlanta, IL  61723

(217) 648-2672

(217) 732-2672 cell



Roger Webster Construction

303 N. Sangamon St.

(217) 732-8722


convenience stores



725 Broadway

(217) 732-4193

credit unions



341 Fifth St.

(217) 735-5541

(800) 633-7077




Illinois Employment
and Training Center

120 S. McLean St.

(217) 735-5441


financial consultant


K. Bridget Schneider

A.G. Edwards & Sons,


628 Broadway, Suite 1

(217) 732-3877

(800) 596-0014




All Things Blooming

125 S. Lafayette St.

Mount Pulaski, IL  62548

(217) 792-5532


food & ice cream


Gleason's Dairy Bar

110 Clinton St.

(217) 732-3187

funeral directors



127 S. Logan

(217) 732-4155

F-C-S at LDN



Clark's Greenhouse
& Herbal Country

2580 100th Ave.

San Jose, IL

(309) 247-3679




The Mustard Moon

1314 Fifth St.

(217) 735-1093


home improvements



214 N. Chicago

(217) 732-8682

Windows, doors, siding,
awnings, sunrooms, etc.





315 Eighth St

(217) 732-2161




Aid Association
for Lutherans/
Lutheran Brotherhood

604 Broadway St., Suite 4

(217) 735-2253




Behne & Co. Inc.

  Richard I Ray & Assoc

1350 Richland Ave.

(217) 732-9333


May Enterprise

106 S. Chicago

P.O. Box 129

(217) 732-9626


Moriearty Insurance
Agency, Inc.

218 Eighth St.

(217) 732-7341



State Farm-
Deron Powell

114 E. Cooke St.

P.O. Box 78

Mount Pulaski, IL  62548

(217) 732-7341


interior decorators


Decorator Studio

311 Broadway St.

(217) 732-3111


internet services



601 Keokuk St.

(217) 735-2677




Aid Association
for Lutherans/
Lutheran Brotherhood

604 Broadway St., Suite 4

(217) 735-2253





All About You

408 Pulaski St.

(217) 735-4700


Serenity Now

716 N. Logan

(217) 735-9921

meat market


Benner's Too

511 Woodlawn Rd.

(217) 735-9815



Holiday Inn Express

130 Olson Dr.

(217) 735-5800


nursing homes


Maple Ridge

2202 N. Kickapoo

(217) 735-1538

Maple Ridge at LDN

office supply


Glenn Brunk

2222 S. Sixth

Springfield, IL  62703

(217) 522-3363




Advanced Eye Care

623 Pulaski St.

(217) 732-9606



Nobbe Eye Care
Center, LLC

1400 Woodlawn Road

(217) 735-2020

pest control


Good Ole Pest Control

  Daron Whittaker, owner

380 Limit St.

(217) 735-3206



Stuffed-Aria Pizza

102 Fifth Street

(217) 732-3100



Key Printing

Tom Seggelke

(217) 732-9879



real estate


Alexander & Co.
Real Estate

410 Pulaski St.

(217) 732-8353



Diane Schriber

610 N. Logan

(217) 735-2550



ME Realty

222 N. McLean

(217) 735-5424



Werth & Associates

1203 Woodlawn Road

(217) 735-3411




Blue Dog Inn

111 S. Sangamon St.

(217) 735-1743


service station


Greyhound Lube

1101 Woodlawn Road

(217) 735-2761



The Sewing Place

503 Woodlawn Road

(217) 732-7930

thrift stores


Lincoln Mission Mart

819 Woodlawn Road

(217) 732-8806


Clinton Mission Mart

104 E. Side Square

Clinton, IL  61727

(217) 935-1376



Neal Tire & Auto

451 Broadway

(217) 735-5471


title companies


Logan County Title Co.

507 Pulaski St.




Abraham Lincoln Tour.
Bureau of Log. Co.

303 S. Kickapoo

(217) 732-8687




AA Towing & Repair

945 Broadwell Drive

(217) 732-7400



L.C. Upholstery

529 Woodlawn Road

(217) 735-4224



The Classic Touch

129 S. Sangamon St.

(217) 735-9151

(888) 739-0042


Weddings by Crystal

121 S. Sheridan St.

(217) 735-9696


youth programs



319 W. Kickapoo St.

(217) 735-3915

(800) 282-3520


Three short blocks -- three times as many people

[MAY 9, 2002]  Coffee With Einstein CoffeeHouse and FranzExpress in downtown Lincoln will be moving soon. May 24 is the target date. The businesses will move three blocks to accommodate three times as much seating capacity.

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Ameren reaches agreement
to purchase CILCORP

[MAY 7, 2002]  ST. LOUIS — Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the purchase of CILCORP, Inc., from The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES). CILCORP is the parent company of Peoria-based Central Illinois Light Co., known as CILCO.

In a transaction valued at $1.4 billion, Ameren will assume CILCORP debt at closing and pay the balance in cash to purchase the common stock of CILCORP, along with certain other assets. The purchase includes CILCORP’s natural gas and electric businesses, including 1,200 megawatts of largely coal-fired generating capacity. Upon completion of the acquisition, expected within 12 months, CILCO would become an Ameren subsidiary, but would remain a separate utility company, known as AmerenCILCO.

With this acquisition, Ameren will rank as Illinois’ second-largest electric utility, based on the number of customers, total assets and operating revenues.

"This acquisition is a natural fit with our core energy growth strategy," says Charles W. Mueller, chairman and chief executive officer of Ameren Corporation. "CILCORP’s operations are in a service territory and market where we already operate very effectively. In addition, CILCORP’s base-load generation assets, strong customer base and low-cost operations complement Ameren’s existing Illinois operations extremely well. Synergies from the acquisition will make this transaction immediately accretive to earnings and will drive strong long-term growth for our company."

"This acquisition brings impressive benefits to customers and communities in Illinois," says Gary L. Rainwater, president and chief operating officer of Ameren Corporation. "We will expand our commitment of bringing high-quality, reliable electric and natural gas services to CILCORP’s approximately 200,000 electric and 200,000 gas customers. We take this commitment seriously, as evidenced by our top ratings on customer service in a recent Illinois Commerce Commission survey."

The transaction was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards of directors but is subject to the approval of the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. No approval is required from shareholders of either company.

Following are key components of the transaction:

•  The headquarters of AmerenCILCO will remain in Peoria, where Ameren anticipates maintaining the existing operations center, customer call center, business-to-business and retail marketing groups, plus other support functions.

•  The transaction also includes AES-Medina Valley Cogen, LLC — a 40-megawatt, gas-fired electric generation plant. The plant produces electricity, steam and chilled water, which is sold to CILCO. CILCO resells plant output to Caterpillar, CILCO’s largest industrial customer.

•  Electric rates will remain frozen at current levels at least until 2004, and existing generation and energy services contracts with nonresidential customers will remain in force.

•  With the addition of CILCO, Ameren expects to make very limited staff reductions overall, and those reductions would be made primarily through attrition. Existing labor contracts will be honored.

•  Ameren plans to increase CILCO’s annual civic, charitable and social service contribution levels to at least $1 million to be used in the Peoria area and other locations now served by CILCO. That level will allow for continued support of such activities and for the expansion of three Ameren programs into the former CILCO service territory. They are:

•  Dollar More, a low-income energy assistance program.

•  Power Player, a program to support youth sports teams.

•  SmartLights, which provides installation of energy-efficient lighting in public areas.

•  Ameren plans to commit additional funds annually in continued support for economic development organizations and to support special marketing programs aimed at attracting new jobs to the Peoria area.


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"Together, Ameren and CILCORP will continue a heritage of providing strong support to hundreds of Illinois communities with a combined customer base of nearly 600,000 electric and nearly 400,000 natural gas customers in Illinois," added Rainwater.

Ameren was advised on the transaction by Goldman, Sachs & Co.

About the companies

Ameren Corporation: A $10 billion-asset company based in St. Louis, Mo., Ameren Corporation provides energy services to 1.5 million electric and 300,000 natural gas customers over 44,500 square miles in Illinois and Missouri. Among the nation’s top utility companies in size and sales, Ameren’s regulated companies — AmerenUE and AmerenCIPS — were founded a century ago as Union Electric Company and Central Illinois Public Service Company, respectively. On May 1, 2000, AmerenCIPS generating facilities became part of a newly created nonregulated company, AmerenEnergy Generating Company; this power is marketed by a nonregulated affilate, AmerenEnergy Marketing Company. Ameren subsidiaries also include AmerenEnergy, Inc., a nonregulated energy trading company, and AmerenEnergy Fuels and Services, a fuels marketing, trading and management services organization. Approximately 92 percent of the corporation’s $4.5 billion in revenues flows from electric sales, with the remainder primarily from sales of natural gas.

CILCORP: With $1.8 billion in assets and 2001 revenues of $815 million, CILCORP, formed in 1985 and headquartered in Peoria, is an energy services company. CILCORP’s largest subsidiary, CILCO, serves 200,000 electric and more than 200,000 natural gas customers, and includes a regulated electric and natural gas delivery unit, power generation facilities, and a retail energy business. CILCO has been providing electricity and natural gas to customers in central Illinois since 1915. The company has four generating units primarily fueled by coal, with a total capacity of over 1,200 megawatts.

Safe Harbor statement

Statements made in this release, which are not based on historical facts, are "forward-looking" and, accordingly, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed. Although such "forward-looking" statements have been made in good faith and are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that the expected results will be achieved. These statements include (without limitation) statements as to future expectations, beliefs, plans, strategies, objectives, events, conditions, and financial performance. In connection with the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Ameren is providing this cautionary statement to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. The following factors, in addition to those discussed elsewhere in this release and in Ameren’s annual report on SEC Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2001, and subsequent securities filings, could cause results to differ materially from management expectations as suggested by such "forward-looking" statements: delays in receipt of regulatory approvals for the acquisition of CILCORP or unexpected adverse conditions or terms of those approvals; difficulties in integrating CILCO with Ameren’s other businesses; changes in the coal markets, environmental laws or regulations or other factors adversely impacting synergy assumptions; and disruptions of the capital markets or other events making Ameren’s access to necessary capital more difficult or costly.

[Ameren news release]


Russell Stover grand opening

[MAY 4, 2002]  You will find lots of taste-tempting delights throughout the spacious new store.   Delicious cookies, candies and ice cream await you.

[Click here for original LDN story on Russell Stover]

[Photos by Jan Youngquist]

Russell Stover is ready with beautifully packaged sweet things just right for Mother's Day.

FIX 96's Jim Ash eats free food
and gives away prizes.

Customers sign up for free gift baskets.

Friendly staff are ready to help you find your favorite sweet or choose from an array of gift packaged for that special someone.

Service-oriented office supply store
to open in Lincoln

[APRIL 30, 2002]  Citing a "remarkable reception from the people of Lincoln" to their delivery business, Glenn Brunk Stationers of Springfield will open a store at 511 Broadway about June 1.

The company, run by the Stanfield family who bought it from the founder’s widow in 1997, specializes in personal service to the point of delivering a single item.

Ed Stanfield Jr., a sales representative who began calling on local merchants about a year ago, said he was "ecstatic" when he discovered that Lincoln was without an office supply store for the first time in 60 years. At that time Staples had already left and BAT (formerly Lincoln Office Supply) had closed the week before.

The Lincoln store will be the second Glenn Brunk location. Stanfield said he chose the downtown area because of all the small businesses located there and because he really likes downtown Lincoln.

The location at 511 Broadway is across from State Bank of Lincoln and was formerly occupied by Heights Finance. Stanfield said remodeling will consist of creating offices for himself and a store manager. In addition, shelving units must be put in place and stock brought in.

The Lincoln store will carry commonly used office supplies, such as file folders, paper and computer cartridges, plus whatever customers ask for. "The people of Lincoln will run the store," Stanfield said, in the sense that their needs will decide the stock. Paper from the former Willamette company, now known as Weyerhaeuser, will be regularly stocked, and Stanfield said Glenn Brunk uses boxes from the same company whenever possible.

At first there will be one new employee in Lincoln, the store manager. Later, again as need demands, Stanfield envisions hiring an additional office person and a delivery driver. To this point deliveries have been made every Tuesday and as needed, but once the store opens he expects them to be daily. Orders will be delivered next day for the most part, except for occasional items that must be back ordered.

The Glenn Brunk Stationers motto is "Providing the best customer service for 43 years," and the company provides a number of services in addition to free delivery and placement wherever the product is needed. Customers may buy products in bulk, commonly paper by the pallet, and have it stored at the Springfield store, then delivered as needed. A representative will go to a client’s office to measure and design a furniture layout, and furnishings will then be installed for free. Glenn Brunk also offers refurbished scratch-and-dent furniture on a limited basis, depending on what the supplier has available. Much of it shows little damage to begin with, Stanfield noted, adding that repaired HON brand chairs come at reduced price with a lifetime warranty.


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Stanfield is excited about his reception in Lincoln. Though it is typical for a sales representative to get 5-10 percent of orders from cold calls, he said, he gets 60-70 percent in Lincoln. "People really want a local office supply store," he explained.

Ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremonies have not yet been scheduled, but Stanfield is hoping they can be held on June 1. That is a Saturday when the whole company can attend, including president Ed Stanfield Sr. and secretary-treasurer Malinda Stanfield, his wife.

Glenn Brunk Stationers belongs to the chamber of commerce in both Springfield and Lincoln, and Ed Jr. is a chamber ambassador in both cities.

He says of the founder of his company, "There are two types of people in Springfield: those who knew and loved Glenn Brunk and those who never met him." A World War II combat medic, Brunk began selling and installing billing machine ribbons from his garage in 1955. He and his wife, Mary, moved the business first to Fifth Street and then to its current location at 2222 S. Sixth St. in Springfield, next to Gallagher’s steakhouse.

Mary Brunk ran the business from Glenn’s death in 1972 until 1997, when she sold it to the Stanfields. Malinda Stanfield had been hired in 1988 as bookkeeper, then promoted to office manager. Ed Stanfield Jr. said Brunk had other offers but did not want the name associated with a big company.

All three Stanfield sons work in the business. Ed Jr. is a sales representative; Joe is a delivery driver; and Bill, a Champaign resident, works on his day off.

[Lynn Shearer Spellman]

Local businessperson meets with legislators

[APRIL 30, 2002]  SPRINGFIELD — Bob Jeckel of Frontier Mutual Insurance Company in Lincoln has recently returned from a trip designed to facilitate communication between state legislators and the insurance industry. The Legislative Day is sponsored by the Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, or IAMIC.

IAMIC’s Legislative Day program is an opportunity for mutual insurance companies throughout Illinois to better communicate with legislators the needs and concerns of their policyholders. It provides a more personal connection to legislators by taking issues important to the insurance industry inside the Capitol.

During his visit, Bob Jeckel was able to discuss such issues as the state’s ability to enforce privacy protection provisions of the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act and how those issues will impact central Illinois.

The Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is a trade association comprised of farm mutual insurance companies. Mutual insurance, like the farming industry, has been working for the educational opportunities, professional development, legislative support and industry recognition they need to move forward.

[News release]

RE/MAX realty takes over
Lincoln Office Supply space

[APRIL 23, 2002]  The former Lincoln Office Supply store at 500 Broadway is being completely remodeled as the new home of RE/MAX Hometown Realty, scheduled to open by May 1.

[Greg Brinner, owner of RE/MAX Hometown Realty, in his new office]

RE/MAX owner Greg Brinner of Lincoln said he chose to move from his former location at 1310 Fifth St. because he needed room to expand, the building became available and interest rates were favorable. "I felt it was time to grow my business," he said, and the new site "allows space to build up from bottom to top and integrate higher level technology than I would be able to in my existing place."

Another motive was "to help rejuvenate the downtown area," Brinner said. He added that traffic on Fifth Street and on the west side moves past the door at 35 mph, but in the downtown area vehicles move slower and there is more foot traffic.

After experimenting with five or six plans, Brinner chose one that has entirely reconfigured the space and changed the look, using cherry woodwork and furniture and replacing walls, flooring and some ceiling tiles. French doors distinguish otherwise windowless interior offices. Furnishings are also new. As remodeled, the office consists of a reception area, Brinner’s office with room for an assistant, four offices for agents, a conference room, break room and areas for equipment and supplies.

At present RE/MAX Hometown Realty employs two agents, Doris Oltmanns and Cynthia Pagel, receptionist Joyce Hyde, and Patty Brinner, who does bookkeeping and secretarial work.

Greg Brinner said the former store originally comprised three buildings. The rear section has been divided into one or two separate office suites, with the address of 102 N. Chicago St. The space totals three rooms and a reception area, with access to the RE/MAX break room.


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A special feature of the remodeled real estate office is a new PC-based, database-driven telephone system. Because it is PC-based, the system can be updated with new software. Brinner explained, "In today’s fast-moving technology I feel it is necessary to go with a system where we can upgrade software systems as they become available."

Only one other RE/MAX office, located in Washington state, has the phone system, which has been adapted from its usual application in the medical field. Brinner said he expects it to improve customer service but was silent about its precise capabilities.

RE/MAX, which stands for real estate maximums, is the only real estate franchise in Logan County. Being part of a franchise permits networking with other offices and agent training through a satellite network, Brinner said. World headquarters for the firm is in Denver and regional headquarters in St. Louis.

Brinner said his office has the highest productivity per agent among the Logan County Board of Realtors. "We provide world-class service with hometown people," he claimed.

For some listings, computerized virtual tours are available on the firm’s website at www.remax-hometown.com. Brinner said the website is being rebuilt to include links for the virtual tours. At present, information on locating them is available at the specific properties and on Multiple Listing Service sheets offered by members of the Logan County Board of Realtors.

Work on remodeling the property began in mid-December, and RE/MAX Hometown Realty is scheduled to move into it by May 1. A grand opening with ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place in the near future, but no date has been set.

[Lynn Shearer Spellman]

Eagle reopens

[APRIL 22, 2002]  Eagle Discount Foods reopened its doors 8 a.m. sharp Saturday morning with a ribbon-cutting.

The store was closed all day Friday as last-minute rearrangements took place. There was live entertainment inside and outside, and lots of giveaways and bargains highlighted the day. Maps of the store were handed out to help regular patrons find their favorite products in the new store layout.



[Photo by Bob Frank]

New tasty morsels available in Mount Pulaski

[APRIL 18, 2002]  Mount Pulaski has its very own brand-new Subway Sandwich Shop. City officials and employees came out and joined owners Bill McKinney and Scott McKinney in the official grand opening and ribbon cut Wednesday morning. The shop actually opened for business and began serving food at 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

Now some might ask, "What do you get at a Subway for breakfast?" Breakfast fare includes breakfast sandwiches, bagels and Mel-O-Cream doughnuts in addition to the regular lunch menu. Rounding out the day’s culinary desires, hand-dipped ice cream will soon be offered as well.

Located at 513 E. Chestnut St., the new Subway is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.



[Front row, left to right: Alderman John Holmes, co-owner Bill McKinney, Mayor Bill Glaze, co-owner Scott McKinney, Alderman John Poffenbarger.
Back row, left to right: city collector Cindy Cyrulik, office manager Sharon Gerdes, Alderman John Bates, city employees Meredith Parish, Jim Montgomery, Jerry McCain.]

Einstein Coffee House news flash

[APRIL 18, 2002]  News from Kevin and Karin Franz, John and Amy Erwin, FranzExpress and Coffee With Einstein Coffee House:

Coffee With Einstein and FranzExpress are considering a great opportunity to quadruple our seating capacity and increase our services. We know that we have had limited seating for nights that have sponsored entertainment, and that is a concern that we share.  This opportunity would, however, keep us in the downtown area ... and still in a building with great character. Unfortunately, it would involve an address change and a very short relocation.

As we strive to improve the quality of service and level of excellence that we provide, we continually look to cater to the needs of our clientele.  So.... a long story short! We’re moving! We will keep you abreast of all details as they become available! Tentatively scheduled moving dates will be from May 25 to 27 (only one day closed). 


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We will be moving into the old Lauer’s building located on the corner of Sangamon and Pulaski streets (formerly Elder Custom Cycle).  It is absolutely a beautiful building that will meet our increasing needs for space. 

We will begin renovations sometime in the next couple of weeks, and after we have completed our move, we will be hosting an open house over the Memorial Day holiday to show off the new digs and give out free coffee and other kinds of neat stuff!

If you have any feedback or you have interest in helping during the relocation, please call Kevin or Karin at 732-3399 and let us know! Any help would be appreciated.

[From FranzExpress and Coffee with Einstein]

Local businesses support
program that educates and
inspires young people

[APRIL 5, 2002]  Laura Schoon, president of Junior Achievement of Central Illinois, Inc., presented Eaton Corporation with a framed certificate in recognition of their support of Junior Achievement programs in Lincoln. Wes Brittan, plant manager for Eaton Corporation, accepted the certificate on behalf of the company.

Brittan stated, "I’m pleased to accept this on behalf of Eaton Corporation. Junior Achievement is an important program in our community, and we are glad to be a part of it."

He then introduced the Eaton employees who are volunteering in the classroom: Gilbert Gadenberger, Scott Goodman, Scot May, Marc Schoonover, Bob Thomas and Jessica Van Remmen. Scott Goodman and Gaynor Goodman represent Eaton Corporation on the Junior Achievement Logan County Advisory Committee.

Mayor Beth Davis issued a proclamation recognizing that through Junior Achievement’s partnerships with business and education, young people have the opportunity to develop the attitudes and skills vital for their future. She then called upon the citizens of Lincoln to "recognize the contributions of this organization and the business community to our young citizens."

Lincoln/Logan County JA
program background

Junior Achievement (JA) re-introduced its programs to Lincoln and Logan County in March 1996 with a presentation to school superintendents and principals. In the spring of 1997, JA implemented its first- through eighth-grade programs at West Lincoln-Broadwell.

An advisory committee was established in 1998 to oversee the JA program in Lincoln and Logan County. The original members of the committee were Bobbi Abbott, Mary Conrady, Vicki Hasprey, Cherie Lock, Roger Matson, Augustus Scott and Kay Verstraete.

In April 1998, the JA Logan County Advisory Committee had a JA Rally Day for fifth-grade students. Chester- East Lincoln and New Holland-Middletown offered their first JA programs in the spring of 1999.

Today, the program has proven to be successful in impacting the lives of young people in Lincoln and Logan County. Strong support from the community has allowed the program to grow. In April, the advisory committee will conduct a strategic planning session to determine the direction of the JA program in Lincoln and Logan County over the next two years.

Local JA program personnel for 2001-2002

Advisory committee

Bobbi Abbott, of Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce

Debbie Ackerman, co-chairman, Lincoln College

Mary Conrady, CEFCU

Gaynor Goodman, Eaton Corporation

Scott Goodman, Eaton Corporation

Tom Kissel, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.

Roger Matson, co-chairman, Action Rental

Classroom volunteers

Debbie Ackerman, of Lincoln College

Gilbert Gadenberger, Eaton Corporation

Scott Goodman, Eaton Corporation


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Vicky Hasprey, Family Cleaners

Tom Kissel, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.

Roger Matson, Action Rental

Scot May, Eaton Corporation

Scott McCloskey, New Holland Bank

Marc Schoonover, Eaton Corporation

Bob Thomas, Eaton Corporation

Jessica Van Remmen, Eaton Corporation

Jim Xamis, Xamis Ford-Lincoln-Mercury

Participating schools and classroom teachers

Chester-East Lincoln — Cindy Erlandson, Linda Splain, Jill Urish

New Holland-Middletown — Donna Koehler, Jean Boyer

West Lincoln-Broadwell — Vicky Bruce, Pam Schreiner, Kris Skold, Linda Trommer

Financial contributors and classroom sponsors (1998-present)

Action Rental

Apple Dental Clinic

Audra’s Studio of Dance

Bruns Service Center


Coy’s Car Corner

East Lincoln Farmers’ Grain Co.

Eaton Corporation

Family Medical Center

Fifth Street Food Mart

Green Oil Company

Guzzardo’s Italian Villa

Jim Xamis Ford-Lincoln-Mercury

Lincoln Furniture & Floor Covering

Lincoln IGA

Lincoln Kiwanis

Lincoln Rotary

McQuellon’s Appliance

ME Realty, Ltd.

Medicap Pharmacy

Meier Accounting & Tax Service

Mitchell-Newhouse Lumber Co.

MKS Jewelers, Ltd.

Moriearty Insurance Agency

Neal Tire

Puritan Springs

State Bank of Lincoln

State Farm Insurance

That Place, Inc.

Union Planters Bank

Water Street Catering

Junior Achievement educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives.

Let their success be your inspiration!

For more information, see http://centralillinois.ja.org/.

[Junior Achievement press release]



Clinton-area farmers market

[MAY 1, 2002]  The Clinton Area Farmers and Artisans Market is coming to Mr. Lincoln’s Square in Clinton. The first market will be open Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Tom Edmonds is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., as well as a rhubarb cook-off contest. Entries must be in by that time, and winners will be announced at 10 a.m.

This year’s markets will be the first and third Saturdays in May through October, from 8 a.m. to noon. During June, July and August the market will also be open Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

For information on setting up at the farmers market, contact the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce at 935-3364.

The Chamber Report

The 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.

Bobbi Abbott, Executive Director

Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce

303 S. Kickapoo St.

Lincoln, IL 62656

(217) 735-2385


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Main Street Lincoln hires new program director

[MARCH 29, 2002]  Cindy McLaughlin has been named the new program manager for Main Street Lincoln. She will begin her position April 8.

McLaughlin, a program service coordinator for Easter Seals Society in Bloomington, has done public relations work for the Art Institute in Chicago and is a former admissions counselor at Lincoln College.

Originally from Benton in southern Illinois, McLaughlin is a graduate of Lincoln College and Eastern Illinois University. She operates Logan County Starlites, a baton group for young girls, and has appeared in theatrical productions at the Lincoln Community Theatre and the Maple Club.


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"I’m very excited to work with Lincoln’s business owners and the community to ensure our future success," McLaughlin said. She and her husband, Tom, make their home in Lincoln.

"We are looking forward to having someone with Cindy’s enthusiasm and love for small towns carry out the programs for Main Street," noted Main Street President Jan Schumacher. "She is a hard worker who can oversee our many projects to continue to improve downtown Lincoln.

McLaughlin replaces Wendy Bell, who recently accepted a position with Illinois Main Street.

[Main Street Lincoln news release]

Main Street Lincoln

303 S. Kickapoo

Lincoln, IL 62656

Phone: (217) 732-2929

Fax: (217) 735-9205

E-mail: manager@mainstreetlincoln.com


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