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Young authors to attend conference

[MARCH 27, 2003]  Two local students will attend the 29th statewide Young Authors Conference at Illinois State University on May 17. Jaci Gandenberger, daughter of Gil and Bonnie Gandenberger of 302 Sixth St., will be the seventh-grade Lincoln Junior High representative, and Marc Allen Haduch, son of Laura Haduch of 401 Community Drive, will attend as a second-grader from Mrs. Sharon Cline's class at Northwest School.

These students will share their manuscripts with other young authors, meet guest speakers and enjoy lunch at ISU. Special sessions will be available for parents.

Manuscripts were submitted by these students:

Jaci Gandenberger, seventh grade, LJHS, "Dancing at Disney"

Brittany Reve, seventh grade, LJHS, "The Parade"

Heather Meisenbach, sixth grade, Central, "Six Flags"

Jason Stauffer, sixth grade, Northwest, "A Boy’s Dog"

Michelle Miller, second grade, Adams, "The Vampire"

Abby Ladwig, second grade, Adams, "Surprise Party"

Marc Haduch, first grade, Northwest, "Joey’s Move"

[News release]



Honors & Awards

Zonta scholars announced

[APRIL 18, 2003]  The Zonta Club of Lincoln has awarded four $1,000 health career scholarships following the April 15 judging at the Logan County Title Company in Lincoln. Those receiving the scholarships are:

--Casey Davis, a second semester junior at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Her course of study is animal science and pre-veterinary. She will enter veterinary school in the fall of 2004.

--Tara L. Ashley, who is in her second year of pharmacy school at Purdue University. Her goal is working toward a doctorate in pharmacy.

--Lydia G. Moehring, a senior at Lincoln Community High School. She has been accepted at Southern Illinois University and will have nursing as her course of study.

--Amanda J. Harmsen, a senior at Lincoln Community High School. She has been accepted at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, with a course of study in pre-medicine and chemistry. She has a goal of working in the fields of oncology or surgery. .



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The judges were:

--Judy Bandy of Clinton, director of nursing at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

--Joyce Conrady of Mason City, administrator of Mason City Area Nursing Home.

--Teri Rich of Mason City, special education teacher for Unit 23, Mount Pulaski.

--Joyce Liesman of Lincoln, Zonta member and a social worker at Department of Child and Family Services.

--Leslie Wilmert of Lincoln, Zonta member and former teacher, now retired, for District 27 schools in Lincoln.

The scholarship committee for Zonta is chaired by Mary Bruns. Others on the committee are Glenda Allison; Kristen Green-Morrow, M.D.; Melissa Hardiek, M.D.; and Bonnie K. Young.

[Zonta Club of Lincoln press release]

Reichle one of five women Redbirds
receiving academic achievement awards

[APRIL 18, 2003]  NORMAL -- Five Illinois State student-athletes and a faculty member from the Karin L. Bone Athletics Study Center received awards for their accomplishments in the classroom as the 2002-03 academic year winds to a close.

Basketball player Steph Reichle was named the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Public Relations by the Communications Department at Illinois State. A native of Lincoln, Reichle holds a 3.91 grade-point average and is majoring in public relations.

Kristy Kreinbrink of the women's gymnastics team was named the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Journalism by the Communications Department. The Leipsic, Ohio, native carries a 3.57 grade-point average and is pursuing a degree in mass communications.

Lindsay Klinefelter of the women's gymnastics team received the Clifford E. Horton Scholarship as well as the Trent R. Richard Scholarship from the Kinesiology and Recreation Department. The Silvis native has a 3.96 grade-point average as a physical education major.

A thrower for the Redbird track-and-field team, Joseph Drevlow was given the Howard Hancock Athetic Achievment Award by the KNR department. The Park Forest native carries a 3.26 grade-point average and is majoring in physical education.




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Deborah Birrer, a former record-breaking swimmer at Illinois State, was given two awards, the Athletic Training Sequence Professional Development Award and the McGuiness Distinguished Senior Award. A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Birrer finished up her athletic career at Illinois State in 2002, but is still continuing her academic work toward a degree in physical education.

Jill Hollembeak, assistant director and tutor coordinator for academic advisement, was given the Joint Study/Faculty Research Award by the KNR department for her work with Dr. Anthony Amorose, a professor of sports psychology at Illinois State, on a thesis entitled "Perceived Coaching Behaviors and Athletes' Intrinsic Motivation: A Test of Self-Determination Theory."

"It is good to see that our student-athletes, and Jill, are striving for excellence in all areas of their lives," said Jane Fulton, assistant athletic director of academics and life skills at Illinois State. "Their commitment to academics trickles down into everything that they do. They are all excellent role models and citizens within the Illinois State community."

[Rob Huizenga, athletics media relations,
Illinois State University]

Zion Lutheran wins Math Bowl first-place team trophy 

[APRIL 11, 2003]  Members of the Zion Lutheran School Math Bowl team received the overall first-place team trophy at the annual Lutheran High School Math Bowl in Springfield on April 5. Lutheran schools from central Illinois participated in the competition.

Zion Lutheran competed in four divisions: fifth grade, first place; sixth grade, second place; seventh grade, first place; and eighth grade, second place. 

Team members include fifth-graders Kathryn Opperman, Josh Kastendick, Raeann Sheley, Scott Carnahan and Jordan Barr; sixth-graders Samantha Lambros, Brittany Rogers and Katelyn Harmsen; seventh-graders Sabra Boyd, Amanda Podbelsek, Sara Rossetti, Annie Sheley and Jenna Opperman; and eighth-graders David Williams, Joe Heidbreder, Ally Fuiten, Kate Kastendick and Esther Smith.

[News release]

Pictured (left to right) in the front row: Amanda Podbelsek, Kathryn Opperman, Raeann Sheley, Brittany Rogers, Annie Sheley and Katelyn Harmsen; middle row: Jordan Barr, Scott Carnahan, Josh Kastendick, Samantha Lambros, Jenna Opperman and Sara Rossetti; back row: Esther Smith, Kate Kastendick, Ally Fuiten, Joe Heidbreder, Sabra Boyd and David Williams

Lincoln Junior High band members
prove to be winners

[APRIL 4, 2003]  The Lincoln Junior High band has been busy for the last week or two. Band students who performed at the Logan County Solo and Ensemble Contest all earned a first-place rating. The students who attended the contest were Daniel Parson, Jessie Owen, Merideth Laurence, Rebecca Kasa, Hannah Snyder, Lori Knollenberg, Nicki Shehorn and Brittany Reves.

Sonya Twist earned two first superior ratings at the Illinois Grade School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest in Litchfield, and the entire band received a first-place rating at that contest.

[LJHS press release]



Lincoln Elementary School District 27


(Milk served with all meals)

Monday, April 21 -- Cereal, graham crackers, juice

Tuesday, April 22 -- Sausage bagels, fruit

Wednesday, April 23 -- Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice

Thursday, April 24 -- Ham-egg-cheese burrito, fruit

Friday, April 25 -- Cereal, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice


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(Milk served with all meals)

Monday, April 21 -- Barbecued chicken sandwich, french fries, pretzels, peaches

Tuesday, April 22 -- Macaroni and cheese with ham slice, green beans, bread and butter, fruit cocktail

Wednesday, April 23 -- Beef tamale pie with salsa, lettuce salad, corn, cinnamon applesauce

Thursday, April 24 -- Corn dogs, barbecued beans, carrot sticks, jello with pears

Friday, April 25 -- Pancakes with syrup, sausage links, hash brown, strawberries and bananas

New Holland-Middletown Elementary District 88

Two percent and chocolate milk, peanut butter, bread and butter available daily.

Menu may be subject to change.

April 16-21 -- No school; spring break

Tuesday, April 22 -- Ravioli, green beans, pears, peach cobbler

Wednesday, April 23 -- Spaghetti, green beans, peaches, oatmeal cake

Thursday, April 24 -- Mac and cheese, peas, applesauce, sugar cookie

Friday, April 25 -- Pizza, lettuce salad, pineapple, chocolate chip cookie

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Monday, April 28 -- Pig in a blanket, peas, pears, vanilla pudding

Tuesday, April 29 -- Chicken patty, bun, cheesy potatoes, mandarin oranges, gushers

Wednesday, April 30 -- Chicken taco, corn, peaches, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

West Lincoln-Broadwell District 92

(Milk served with every meal)

Monday, April 21 -- No school

Tuesday, April 22 -- Sloppy joe on bun, potato wedges, slaw, peaches

Wednesday, April 23 -- Ham horseshoe, french fries, raw vegetables, jello

Thursday, April 24 -- Pizza, french fries, corn, mixed fruit

Friday, April 25 -- Ham and cheese sub, tortilla chips and cheese, raw vegetables, applesauce

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Monday, April 28 -- Soft tacos, lettuce and cheese, potato wedges, corn, pears

Tuesday, April 29 -- Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, green beans, garlic bread, mixed fruit

Wednesday, April 30 -- Tenderloin on plate, potatoes and gravy, peas, fruit crisp


Theater scholarship offered

[APRIL 11, 2003]  Lincoln Community Theatre is offering a $500 scholarship to Logan County students attending Lincoln College in the fall of 2003 with the intention of majoring in theater.

Applications are available at Logan County high school guidance offices. Students may also request an application by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to LCT Scholarship Chairman, Box 374, Lincoln, IL 62656. Completed applications must be returned with a postmark no later than April 26.

For more information, call Roger Boss, the scholarship chairman, at 732-8762.

[News release]


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