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LCHS group conducts canned goods drive

Itís the Aís against the Bís; itís for everyone

Student government at Lincoln Community High School has been approached by Alan Feinstein, a leading philanthropist, who is offering 50 awards of $1,000 to the schools that collect the most canned goods. Our canned goods will be going to the Community Food Pantry. To collect the canned goods we are holding a competition between A and B clubs.

We would like to earn this money for our school and at the same time provide a competition between clubs. We would also like to open this opportunity to anyone at LCHS and our community. We would like your support in helping us reach our goal of 1,500 canned goods. Student government would really appreciate any canned foods you could donate. Please drop your canned goods by the front office.

Thank you.

Student government

Conference: 'Relatives Raising the Next Generation'

A conference for relatives and grandparents raising children is planned, under the title "Relatives Raising the Next Generation." The conference is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Center at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Sponsors are Project LIFE Area Agency on Aging, Illinois Department on Aging and the University of Illinois Extension.

For more information call (217) 787-9234.

Support website for military families

Here's a new website where families, friends and supporters of the troops can meet and discuss their feelings with others. The site titled "Freedoms Heroes" features forums, news, a photo gallery with e-card sending capabilities, chat and more! It is a friendly place for all to meet and express their feelings and thoughts.

The site has no advertising, no pop-ups. There are no charges for anything on the website.

You are invited to visit the website and support our troops' families.

Illinois EPA announces spring household hazardous waste collection schedule

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will sponsor 12 household hazardous waste collection events this spring, between April 12 and June 21. Collections in Springfield and Bloomington will be on May 3.

"This program continues to be an important service to Illinois citizens," said Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano. "Each year, the Illinois EPA coordinates these collections with local co-sponsors. Since they began 1989, 262,100 households have participated in 292 events, with 53,765 drums of material collected."

Local communities work with the Illinois EPA to give citizens the opportunity to rid their homes of unused or leftover household products that are potentially harmful.

Citizens may bring oil-based paints, thinners, chemical cleaners, antifreeze, motor oil, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, and similar household products. Citizens are encouraged to find alternative uses for latex paint since it is not considered hazardous. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections. Items not accepted include auto batteries (which should be taken to local recyclers), explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals and all business wastes.

An Illinois EPA contractor disposes of the wastes in an environmentally friendly manner. The events are free to the public and are paid for by a portion of the statewide fees on solid waste taken to landfills.

Logan County is on the waiting list to host a collection in the future. However, if residents wish to take to their waste products to one of the currently scheduled sites, they may. One-day collections are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Saturdays listed below.

Spring schedule

(Date -- city, county; address; co-sponsors)

April 12 -- Bolingbrook, Will County, town center parking lot, 375 W. Briarcliff Road; Village of Bolingbrook

April 26 -- Skokie, Cook County; Niles North High School, 9800 N. Lawler Ave.; Village of Skokie, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County

April 26 -- East Gillespie, Macoupin County; Knights of Columbus, 525 Henry St. (off Route 4); Macoupin County Public Health Department

May 3 -- Springfield, Sangamon County; Illinois State Fairgrounds, enter Gate 11 off Sangamon Avenue; Sangamon County Department of Public Health and city of Springfield

May 3 -- Bloomington, McLean County; Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market St.; Ecology Action Center, McLean County, University of Illinois Extension

May 10 -- Schaumburg, Cook County; Alexian Field, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road; villages of Schaumburg and Streamwood

May 17 -- St. Charles, Kane County; Kane County Fairgrounds, Randall Road; Kane County Department of Environment

May 17 -- Taylorville, Christian County; Christian County Fairgrounds, West Spresser; Christian County Solid Waste Department

June 7 -- Franklin Park, Cook County; village parking lot, 9500 W. Belmont Ave., Franklin Park Health and Human Services

June 7 -- Belleville, St. Clair County; 1501 Westfield Plaza Parkway (formerly the west end of Kmart parking lot); city of Belleville, Scott Air Force Base, St. Clair County

June 21 -- Hillsboro, Montgomery County; to be announced, Montgomery County Coordinated Services

June 21 -- Watseka, Iroquois County; Recycling Center, U.S. Route 24 and 1600 East Road; Iroquois County Office of Solid Waste

In addition, the following long-term facilities are available for disposal of household hazardous waste. Please phone ahead to determine availability and open hours.

Naperville: 1971 Brookdale Road, Fire Station 4; (630) 420-6700, Ext. 7559

Rockford: 3333 Kishwaukee, Rock River Reclamation District; (815) 967-6737

Lake County: The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County currently operates a long-term household chemical waste collection program. For more information and a collection schedule call (847) 336-9340 or go to

For more information, call the Waste Reduction Unit at (217) 785-8604

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Lincoln Rotary Club looks for host families

The Lincoln Rotary Club is currently looking for four host families for next school year, beginning this August. Rotary hopes to bring an international or foreign exchange male student into our community for the year, with the student scheduled to return home in July 2004.

Each host family will have the responsibility of housing the student for only three months. In this way, four families will get to experience a life from another culture, and the student will get a slice of Americana from the perspective of four different family experiences.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please call Bob Jeckel at 735-5372 or Lynn Laughlin at 735-1793.

Landfill open extended hours
in April

The city landfill will be open extended hours in April for disposal of landscape waste, according to Street Superintendent Don Osborne. Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  There will be no Sunday hours.

Website helps explain terrorism to kids

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has posted a section titled "National Security Emergencies" on "FEMA for Kids." The special section helps explain terrorism, biological and chemical weapons and how to prepare for these threats. Go to

Renew your license plate online

To renew your license plate online, go to to find out if you are eligible; then click on the "renew here" link and enter your code number from the notice you received in the mail.


Addresses of city and county officials

Lincoln City Council members

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Martha Neitzel, 5th Ward, 525 Southgate, Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-9320


Logan County Board members

District 1:

  • Charles Ruben, 2409 1000th Ave., Hartsburg, IL  62643;  642-5388

  • William H. Sahs, 1366 2100th St., Lincoln, IL  62656;  735-3546

District 2:

  • Robert Farmer, 1209 700th Ave., Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-1179
  • Richard E. Logan, 21 Illini Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656;  (work) 732-2323; 732-8114

District 3:

  • Gloria Luster, vice chairperson, 106 N. Marion St., Mount Pulaski, IL 62548;  (cell) 737-0349; 792-5275
  • John Stewart, 1617 900th St., Mount Pulaski, IL  62548;  792-3444

District 4:

  • David R. Hepler, 119 Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, IL 62656;  (work) 735-4451; 732-8586
  • Terry W. Werth, 123 Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-9314

District 5:

  • Patrick O'Neill, 210 N. State St., Lincoln, IL  62656;  732-9337
  • Dale Voyles, chairman, 543 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  (cell) 871-0057; 732-7901

District 6:

  • William "Mitch" Brown, 1372 1850th St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-2268
  • Paul E. Gleason, 1621 Rutledge Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-9111

Logan County Board committees

All meetings of the full county board are open to the public.

  • Board-of-whole meeting:  Thursday before third Tuesday of each month, first floor courtroom at the courthouse, 7 p.m.

  • Adjourned board meeting:  third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.

(First person named is chairman of each committee.)


  • Farmer, Ruben, Hepler, Voyles, Sahs

  • Monthly meeting:  First Monday, Logan County Airport conference room, 7 p.m.


  • O'Neill, Ruben, Hepler, Stewart, Werth, Voyles

  • Second Wednesday, first floor county board room at courthouse, 7 p.m.

Buildings and grounds:

  • Logan, Brown, Stewart, Werth, Voyles

  • First Tuesday, county board room, 7 p.m.


  • Ruben, Logan, Farmer, Werth, Voyles, Gleason

  • Friday before third Tuesday, county board room, 8 a.m.


  • Luster

  • Second Monday of odd-numbered months, Logan County Health Department, 7 p.m.


  • Luster, Gleason, Brown, Ruben, Stewart, Voyles

  • Second Tuesday, county board room, 7 p.m.

Law enforcement/ESDA:

  • Logan, Farmer, Brown, Stewart, Voyles, Hepler

  • First Thursday, Blue Room at safety complex, 7 p.m.


  • Luster, Hepler, Werth, Brown, Farmer, Voyles

  • On call

Road and bridge:

  • Werth, Hepler, Farmer, O'Neill, Sahs, Voyles

  • Friday before board-of-whole meeting, county highway department building, 8 a.m.

Planning and zoning:

  • Hepler, Stewart, Luster, Logan, O'Neill, Voyles

  • First Wednesday, county highway department building, 7:30 p.m.

Waste management:

  • Werth, O'Neill

  • Third Wednesday, City Hall, 7 p.m.

Economic development:

  • Voyles, Logan

  • On call

9-1-1 liaison:

  • Logan

  • Third Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Work force investment:

  • Gleason

  • On call


  • Gleason

  • On call

Chamber of commerce liaison:

  • Sahs

  • On call

General Assembly liaison:

  • Voyles, Logan

  • On call

Community Action:

  • Gleason, Luster

  • Fourth Thursday,  7:30 p.m.


  • Voyles, Ruben, Luster

  • Meets quarterly

Public Aid appeals:

  • O'Neill

Parliamentarian and historian:

  • Gleason

Government, education, Main Street Lincoln:

  • Voyles


  • Hepler and non-board members Tom Hickman, Dana Brown, Dennis Reves

Resource conservation and development:

  • Luster, Roger Bock (nonmember)

Regional planning director:

  • Phil Mahler

Zoning officer:

  • Walter "Bud" Miller

Addresses of state legislators


Rep. Bill Mitchell (R), 87th District

  • Springfield office:
    240-W Stratton Office Building
    Springfield, IL  62706
    (217) 782-8163
    (217) 782-4553 fax

  • District office:
    332 W. Marion
    Suite 12
    Forsyth, IL  62535
    (217) 876-1968
    (217) 876-1973 fax

Rep. Rich Brauer (R), 100th District

  • Springfield office:
    Stratton Office Building, Room 1128-E
    Springfield, IL  62706
    (217) 782-0053
    (217) 782-0897 fax

  • Lincoln office:
    Logan County Farm Bureau Building
    124 S. McLean St.
    Lincoln, IL 62656
    (217) 732-4433
    (217) 782-5406 fax
    Office hours in the Farm Bureau office:
    1-4:30 p.m. Fridays

  • E-mail:


Sen. Bill Brady (R), 44th District

  • Springfield office:
    105A Capitol Building
    Springfield, IL  62706
    (217) 782-6216

Sen. Larry K. Bomke (R), 50th District

  • Springfield office:
    105D Capitol Building
    Springfield, IL  62706
    (217) 782-0228
    (217) 782-5406 fax

  • Lincoln office:
    Logan County Farm Bureau Building
    124 S. McLean St.
    Lincoln, IL 62656
    (217) 732-4433
    (217) 782-5406 fax
    Office hours in the Farm Bureau office:
    1-4:30 p.m. Fridays

  • E-mail:


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Registration open for Girl Scout summer camp

SPRINGFIELD -- Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council is currently registering all interested girls for summer camp programs at Camp Widjiwagan.

Accredited by the American Camping Association, Camp Widjiwagan is located on 67 acres of open and wooded land at Lake Springfield. Each year, nearly 1,300 girls from across central Illinois participate in resident and day camp programs at Camp Widjiwagan. There are cookouts, arts and crafts, songs, games, canoeing, and swimming. Girls are not only having fun but also learning valuable life-skills in a safe, girl-friendly environment.

Registration is open to all girls entering grades 1 through 12, regardless of race, religion, disability or economic status. Girls plan program activities under the guidance of trained unit leaders and learn respect for themselves, each other and the natural world.

For more information about Girl Scouts, camp staff employment opportunities or to obtain a brochure on summer camps at Camp Widjiwagan, please call Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council at (217) 523-8159 or visit

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

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

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

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Lincoln Jaycees meet monthly

Lincoln Jaycees have membership meetings the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Moose Lodge. The meetings are for all current and prospective members.

Board meetings for the Jaycees are on the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Wendy's Restaurant.

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

Oasis update

The Oasis, Logan County's senior citizen center, 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln, is open weekdays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is open also 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.

Lunch service

Baked chicken, stuffing, gravy with salad, bread and butter will be served April 15 at 11:30 a.m. for those who have purchased tickets in advance.

Seats available

Join us for "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Circa '21 Theater in Rock Island on Wednesday, May 14. The ticket price of $47.50 for members and $49.50 for nonmembers includes transportation, theater ticket and meal with dessert. Reservation deadline is April 25.

Game winners

The weekday pinochle winner recently was Henry Warnisher. Weekend winners were Marie Rogers for pinochle, Betty Burger and Bernie DePuy for 5 in 1. Alice Thornton and Harley Heath tied for pool honors.


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

Zonta Club announces service projects for year

The Zonta Club of Lincoln's service committee has announced 2002-2003 projects for the organization. For over 40 years, Zonta Club of Lincoln's major fund-raiser has been an annual turkey dinner served the first Sunday in November. Monies raised support various service projects locally as well as internationally.

International projects include:

--International service programs

--Amelia Earhart Scholarship

--ZISVAW (International Strategies to Eradicate Violence against women and children)

Local projects include:

--ALMH Light Up a Life

--Headstart Christmas (goodie bags for 94 children)

--RIF Reading is Fundamental (books for Logan County fourth graders)

--Summer Reading Program (Lincoln Library)

--Heritage in Flight Museum dues (in honor of Amelia Earhart)

--Camp Candy (scholarships for diabetic children)

--Eye clinic (exams and glasses for children)

--Habitat for Humanity

--Living Alternatives (educational materials)

--Sojourn House (educational and counseling services for victims of domestic violence)

--Salvation Army (community service projects)

--Ronald McDonald House in Springfield

--Health career scholarships

Most of the funds are designated for local health career scholarships. This scholarship program was implemented in 1981. Approximately 50 area residents have benefited from the scholarship program and have become pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dentists, a chiropractor and doctors. Don Sielaff, M.D., and Todd Nobbe, O.D., are two doctors who were scholarship winners and have returned to Lincoln for their practice.

Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of women executives in business and the professions working together for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace. The Zonta Club of Lincoln has been in service to the local community since 1957. For more information on Zonta, visit


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Golden wedding anniversary

[MARCH. 22, 2003]  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Higgins of Chestnut will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary April 19 with a family get-together at the Sunset Inn and Suites in Clinton. Robert Higgins and Bernadine Ater were married April 14, 1953, at the Presbyterian Church in Argenta.

In their early years of marriage, Robert was a farmer and Bernadine was a cosmetologist. Robert later managed an auto supply store in Iowa and then worked several years for Bo-Jac Seed Company. Bernadine ran an in-home day-care business and later worked with her husband in the auto supply business.

The snowbirds are now retired, and for the past few years they have wintered in Arizona.

Robert and Bernadine have four children: Mike and his wife, Anne, of Kenney; Jeff and his wife, Debbie, in Manlius; Debbie and her husband, John, in Palmyra, Mo.; and Connie and her husband, John, in Stillwater, Okla. They have seven grandchildren.

Robert and Bernadine Higgins

Logan County Health Department presents awards

[APRIL 14, 2003]  Every year in April the Logan County Health Department celebrates Public Health Week. In connection with the April 7-13 observance, the local department presented two awards.

The Goodwill Award was presented to Jackie Anderson of Senior Services of Central Illinois for her continued support of public health and the mission of the Logan County Health Department. This award is a certificate given to an individual, organization or business.

The Partnership Award was presented to Lincoln City Police Department for their collaboration with the Health Department on projects and programs throughout the past year.

These awards established by the Logan County Health Department recognize individuals, organizations or businesses that have supported and promoted the mission of the department in the continuation or advancement of its services or programs. Award recipients have collaborated with or assisted with existing or new programs, projects or services of  the department.

[Logan County Health Department news release]

Walkers brave brisk weather
in record-breaking fund-raiser

[APRIL 9, 2003]  Despite bruising winds and temperatures of 35 to 42 degrees, the fourth annual MS Walk was a rousing success! Over 100 walkers and volunteers stepped off, led by Tom Seggelke of Key Printing, a longtime supporter of the walk, and turned in approximately $15,000. Walkers came from Mount Pulaski, New Holland, Hartsburg, Middletown, Normal, Maryville, Pawnee, Rushville, Lincoln, Elkhart and Murray, Ky.

DJs Joe, Greg and Josh Hackett provided music and announcements while walkers gathered for the event. Twanna Edwards of Bloomington inspired the walkers with her beautiful rendition of "God Bless America" as the people started. Also, a moment of silence was held in support of our service men and women.

In addition to the amount turned in by the walkers, additional funds totaling approximately another $4,000 were received from businesses, corporations and others interested in finding a cure for this disease. Several local businesses also furnished prizes for the walkers. The almost $19,000 total is a record for the Lincoln MS Walk.


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[Photo provided by Nancy Ireland]

The money raised on this and other walks in Illinois will help toward the cure and many programs for those with MS and their families.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that usually strikes young adults between 20 and 50 years of age. It is a chronic disease of the central nervous system, affecting the brain and the spinal cord. It comes and goes unpredictably.

The local committee members, led by Jim and Nancy Ireland and Jennifer Kracaw, are most grateful for all who were in any way a part of this successful occasion.

[News release]


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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  

Family and Friends in the Armed Forces

sponsored by American Legion Post 263

It is a time like no other. Since Sept. 11, 2001, 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

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 Elza Allen

U.S. Army-1AD-HHC

Weisbaden, Germany

E-mail: or

Mark E. Anderson

c/o Commanding Officer



FPO AE 09645


Son of William and Ann Anderson of Elkhart

Sgt. Darrell Awe

U.S. Marine Corps

Normally stationed at San Diego, Calif.

In the Middle East, initially stationed at Ali Al Saleem AFB, just west of Kuwait City

Airframe and APG mechanic on the CH-46 helicopter

HMM 364 A/F

UIC 41030

FPO AP 96614-1030


Graduate of Mount Pulaski High School

Billy Barmes

HN Jeffrey Barringer

U.S. Navy

Camp Pendleton, California

Hospital corpsman

Son of Kathy and Steve Hopkins of Lincoln

2002 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

Jon Barton

U.S. Army Artillery

Business address: Alpha Battery 1-41 FA

Unit #93115

APO AE 09303-3115


2002 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

EO1 Robert W. Bell

c/o Commanding Officer



FPO AE 09645


1981 graduate of Olympia High School

T. Sgt. Adam C. Blaum

U.S. Air Force

In the Middle East

Postal address: 384 ESVS

APO AE 09317

Sgt. Brad Boss

160th SOAR(A) "Nightstalkers"

Fort Campbell, Ky.


Jon Bowers

Ramstein, Germany

Master Sgt. Charles E. Brainard

U.S. Army

335th Theater Signal Command

Postal address:

Attn: MSG Charles Brainard  

2233 Dauphine St.

East Point, GA 30344

Son of Charles and Carol Brainard

1979 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

Pvt. Jared Brown

Army National Guard

1644 Trans. Co., Springfield

Son of Jim and Tara Brown of Beason

2002 graduating class president at LCHS

Geoff Brown

Fort Worth, Texas

Jennifer Buffington

Pfc. Simon Burlington

1st PLT ACO 2/187th INF

101 ABN Division A - 96079

APO AEO 9325-6079

Josh Campbell


101st Airborne

Son-in-law of Cheryl and Bob Frank

Matt Clemens

U.S. Army National Guard

Fort Benning, Ga.

AIT in South Carolina

From Mount Pulaski

LTJG Frederick V. Dehner

U.S. Navy

250 Pelican Drive, Groton, CT 06340

Phone: (860) 405-1285


Son of Philip and Connie L. Dehner

1984 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

Pvt. Brett M. Dellow

U.S. Army Signal Corps

Manheim, Germany

Postal address:

C Co. 72nd SIG BN
Unit 29957 Box 499
APO AE 09086


2002 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

Chuck Demling

U.S. Marine Corps

Chesapeake, Va. 


Son of Doug and Bunny Laymon of Atlanta

SRA Chassidy Dority

U.S. Air Force

In the Middle East

Daughter of Robert and Teresa Matherly

Tech. Sgt. Evan Jay Downey,
Karen and Ethan

U.S. Air Force

Mildenhall Air Force Base, England

Son of Lucky Eichner

1988 graduate of LCHS

Karmalisha Duncan

Ben Estes


Seaman Luke A. Gerardot

U.S. Coast Guard

Stationed aboard the cutter Thetis
at Key West, Fla.

Postal address:

SN Luke Gerardot

USCGC Thetis (WMEC-910)

Key West, FL  33040


Spc. Kyle Gleason

Army National Guard

126 Maintenance Company

Building 2546

S. 12th Ave.

Fort McCoy, WI  54656

Son of Dennis and Nitsie Gleason

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Mark V. Gleason

OSI U.S. Air Force

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

Son of Joyce Gleason of Lincoln and John and Phyliss Gleason of Michigan

Doug Graff

Tech. Sgt. Veronica Hasprey

39 CES

Prime Beef Deployed

Operation Northern Watch

APO AE - 09396 - 5000

Becky Hill

U.S. Army Reserves

378th Chemical Co.

Daughter of Ken and Linda Hill of Mason City

1999 graduate of Illini Central

Joey Horn

Chad Kerns

U.S. Navy

DDG-52 USS Barry

Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

Operations specialist


Chief George T. Lacefield

U.S. Navy

USS Curts

San Diego, Calif.

Son-in-law of Cindy Singleton and Jeff Singleton 

Eric Leslie

U.S. Army in the Middle East



Larry Martincic

A1C Chad M. Maxheimer
U.S. Air Force

Deployed to an undisclosed location


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

2000 graduate of Mount Pulaski High School

Cpl. Jeremy J. McCain

U.S. Marine Corps


E-mail: McCainJJ@3MAW.USMC.Mil

Son of Linda and Ed Saulsbury of Illiopolis and Jerry McCain of Mount Pulaski

Kevin McGinnis


Jeremy Osborne

Capt. Jack Owen


801st Combat Support Hospital

Fort Stewart, Ga.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital emergency room employee

Michelle K. Ramlow

U.S. Navy

At Pentagon

Postal address: 5409-B Steeplechase Drive

Fredericksburg, VA 22407


Justin Rankin



Sgt. Brian W. Rankin

Army National Guard Military Police

233rd, Springfield

Son of Carl and Margaret Rankin

Sgt. James M. Rehmann II
Illinois Army National Guard

Bravo Company, 1/131 Infantry (Air Assault)

9Ĺ years prior U.S. Navy service, active duty, Electronics Technician Second Class

Distinguished Service from Sept. 25, 1990, to present

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

U.S. Air Force

Misawa Air Base, Japan


Brad Riley


Joe Rybolt

U.S. Army National Guard

1544th Trans. Co.

Son of James and Nita Rybolt

1997 graduate of LCHS

Pvt. Christian B. Skelton

U.S. Army


2001 graduate of LCHS

Husband of Nahani Lynn Skelton

Erika L. Slayton

Illinois Air National Guard

183rd Fighter Wing


Daughter of Lloyd (Ed) and Bridget Slayton

Eric Smith

Coast Guard

New Jersey

Jill Smith

Angela Spickard

National Guard medical support

SrA Brandi N. (Barr) Splitter
and husband SrA Ben A. Splitter

U.S. Air Force

Stationed at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom


Daughter of Donna L. Sommers of Beason and Hank Barr of Bloomington

1997 graduate of LCHS

Dirk Steinfort

Race Steinfort

Duane Swarts

U.S. Navy

Aboard the USS Kitty Hawk

Son of Bunny and Doug Laymon of Atlanta and Tony and Saundra Swarts of Middletown

Spc. Jeffery Towery

Army National Guard

333rd MP Co.

Fort McCoy, Wis.  

Spc. Tim Uphoff

Illinois Army National Guard

106th AVN, Peoria

Chinook helicopter maintenance

Son of Dennis and Nancy Uphoff, Beason

2001 graduate of LCHS

JD Welsh 

Christopher Werth

Maj. Lee Wheeler

Illinois Air National Guard, 169th ASOS


Operation Enduring Freedom

Son of Bill Wheeler and Sandra Dehner-Wheeler

Grandson of Fred and Mona Dehner, William and Mary (Kenning) Wheeler

Tech. Sgt. Thomas Yarcho

U.S. Air Force

At Ramstein Air Base, Germany


Class of 1982

Former Lincoln Community High School students serving our country

(List provided March 28 by LCHS)

Cindy Adkins

James Allen '01

Jared Allen

Jerome Allen '00

Courtney Awe '98

CJ Bakken '96

Jon Barton '98

Bill Barmes '02

Frankie Barmes '00

Brandi Barr '97

Jeff Barringer '02

Brad Boss

Charles Brainard '79

Chris Brown '01

Geoff Brown '01

Jared Brown '02

Chad Bryant

Jennifer Buffington '02

Derek Bunner '02

Simon Burlington

Preston Carnahan '99

Chad Cicci '90



Jared Coers '93

Chewy Cook

Bubba Cook

Chris Cox '02

Darren Cunningham '88
(? graduating year)

Fred Dehner '84

Samantha Deiss

Brett Dellow '02

Chassidy Dority

Evan Jay Downey '88

Karmalisha Duncan '02

Owen Eaton

Ryan Ebelherr

Ben Estes '00

Luke Gerardot '02

Kyle Gleason '01

Mark Gleason

Brian Graack '99

David Grey

James Grimaldi

Lane Grimaldi


Dan Hanley

Johnnie Hopkins '91

Joey Horn '98

Michael Hutchinson '96

Gilbert Johnson '90

Jessica Johnson

Chad Kerns '02

Tyler Kirk

Eric Leslie '91

Eric Long

Amanda Lyons

Debbie McAdams

Phillip Mandrell

Mike Mills

John Musick

Shawn Pettit '01

Jennifer Purcell

Mike Ray '98

Steve Richardson

Tara Ritter

Ryan Roseberry

Joe Rybolt '97

Jamie Sawyer '99

Blake Shelton '90

Donald Shelton '01

Christian Skelton '01

Erika Slayton

Jill Smith '98

Travis Snyder

Tara Specketer

Robby Spickard

Ami-Jo Spickard

Angela Spickard '01

Larry Starcevic

Dirk Steinfort '95

Race Steinfort '98

Keith Sommers '95

Tim Uphoff '01

Chris Van Slambrouck '98

Matt Viner '02

JD Welsh '91

Milo Werth

Tom Yarcho '82


Class of '88 reunion

[MARCH 25, 2003]  The class of '88 reunion schedule starts with a Friday night mixer (Aug. 22), then a family friendly picnic on Saturday (Aug. 23), followed by a pub crawl Saturday night.

If you or someone you know graduated from Lincoln Community High School in '88, tell them to contact one of us to ensure we have current addresses. We are still looking for some people.

Contact any of the following:

Amy Madigan Brown or (217) 546-7464

Heather Mammen Ryan or (217) 698-0803

Missy Hawkinson Schleder  or 732-6184

Lincoln women's softball reunion

[MARCH 21, 2003]  If you or someone you know played in the women's softball league between 1973 and 1990 and would be interested in participating in a reunion this summer, please call one of the following:

Phyllis White, Beverman's Trucking, 732-9795

Jane Quisenberry Ryan, Lincoln Savings and Loan, 732-9851

Jan Gleason, J.C. Penney, 735-2418

Marcia Warner, Mannie's, 732-7811

Jan Smock Malerich, Mannie's, 735-4048

Sue Fitzpatrick, Professional Collector, 648-5530

Kay Snyder, 732-6094

Kim Carlson, Al's Main Event, 732-1692

Ongoing class reunion in cyberspace for 1960 graduates of LCHS


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