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

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

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


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

Our staff:

In the office

Managing editor:   Jan Youngquist


Technician, writer:  Gina Sennett


Office assistant during vacations:

Trisha Youngquist

Advertising sales and promotion

Lucky Eichner:  ldn@lincolndailynews.com 

Writers [click here]

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


Our mission:

The mission of Lincoln Daily News is to tell the stories of Logan County in a contemporaneous manner, with lively writing and a predilection for simple truth fairly told. Lincoln Daily News seeks a relationship with the good people of Logan County that is honest, neighborly and never patronizing. Lincoln Daily News presents news within a full context that contributes to understanding. Lincoln Daily News is more interested in the marketplace of ideas than the competition of personalities. Without shrinking from the bold delivery of unvarnished fact, Lincoln Daily News operates from the premise that God's creatures deserve the presumption of right motive. Lincoln Daily News eschews malice and cynicism; it approaches every person with dignity and every subject with equanimity. In short, Lincoln Daily News informs, stimulates and entertains.


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

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Letters to the Editor

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

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


Please send your letters by e-mail to ldneditor@lincolndailynews.com or by U.S. postal mail to:

Letters to the Editor
Lincoln Daily News
601 Keokuk St.
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Letters must include the writerís name, telephone number, mailing address and/or e-mail address (we will not publish address or phone number information). Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to edit letters to reduce their size or to correct obvious errors. Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to reject any letter for any reason. Lincoln Daily News will publish as many acceptable letters as space allows.

Harvest of Talents gives thanks

Dear Editor:

The Harvest of Talents ministry team would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the community for the support given the 19th annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger. As of Oct. 30, the total raised is $67,220.36. At a meeting of the directors of International Disaster Emergency Service to be held this weekend in Kempton, Ind., these funds will be designated to be sent to various feeding programs around the world. Some programs will provide food for orphans, some to street children, and others to the victims of flood and drought.

This year 850 50-pound bags of potatoes arrived from the Maynard potato farm in Clark, S.D., for Harvest Day. Approximately 200 bags remain to be sold. They may be purchased at Lincoln Christian Church for personal use or donated as a Thanksgiving gift to a mission or food pantry. Potatoes may be picked up at the church during office hours on Monday through Friday.


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The concluding event of this yearís Harvest will be a Holiday Home Tour to be held on Sunday, Dec. 1. Four families will offer the gift of hospitality to the Harvest by opening their homes for the tour. In addition, Postville Courthouse will be open for holiday viewing during tour hours. Tickets are available at the church or from members of the Harvest of Talents ministry team.

Plans are under way to celebrate the 20th annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger on the fourth Saturday in October 2003. We invite the community to share with us in this celebration of Godís goodness and faithfulness to the Harvest.


Pat Snyder


Harvest of Talents for World Hunger

(posted 11-07-02)

Make a Difference Day project

Dear Jan Youngquist, Editor:

The Lincoln Junior Womanís Club is making a difference in our communitiesí schools by our "Make A Difference Day" project. Each junior club of the 103 clubs in the GFWC organization was challenged to make a difference in our communities.

Our project began when Angela Getchel, president, met the author of the book for "Paddy Pillow" at the Chicago Gift Show. I was impressed by the information within the book and how it was well written for parents/teachers and children to discuss their feelings and how to display their emotions properly. The author was gracious in donating one Paddy Pillow for our Make a Difference Day project, after an explanation was given as to the purpose of the event.

Our club members were then given the chance to put their money into the project as well. We were able to then purchase two more Paddy Pillows for this project. We purchased the two extra pillows from our local bookshop, supporting our local business.


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We decided to give these Paddy Pillows to Chester-East Lincoln, Adams and the Lincoln Christian Preschool, to reach the young lives of children. This book/CD will be a wonderful teaching tool for teachers to help educate children on acting out on our emotions and how to effectively use the emotions that are inside each one of us.

Hopefully we will educate children to become better citizens in their adult lives by teaching them how to use their emotions correctly. I felt in this time in our society our children could benefit from this teaching tool.

The teachers of each school were very grateful and expressed their delight in the book/CD and pillow. Pictures were taken with each group of children at all of the schools.

As president of the Lincoln Junior Womanís Club, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for its continual support of our efforts.


Angela Getchel


Lincoln Junior Womanís Club

(posted 11-02-02)

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