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SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Parents and teachers, new website
helps explain terrorism to kids
Library hosts children's programsMS Walk meetingMonticello's Art & Garden Market looking for vendorsRenew your license plate online

REGULAR POSTINGS:  Addresses of city and county officials Girl Scouts and YMCA: an artful combinationLincoln JayceesLincoln Park District notesLincoln Rotary ClubLogan County Genealogical and Historical SocietyLogan County LEPC committee appointmentsOasisYMCAZonta Club of Lincoln


Parents and teachers, new website
helps explain terrorism to kids

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has just posted a section titled "National Security Emergencies" on "FEMA for Kids." The new section helps explain terrorism, biological and chemical weapons and how to prepare for these threats. In light of the newly elevated threat level, this site is even more important. Go to

Library hosts children's programs

Lincoln Public Library began its winter and spring programming schedule on Feb. 3. The library offers a story time for preschool-age children on Monday mornings at 10, Monday evenings at 6 and Tuesday mornings at 10. Also on Tuesday mornings is a lap-sit story time for infants to 2 years old.

There are two special book clubs for children in third grade to sixth grade. The first Tuesday night of each month at 6 is an American Girl Book Discussion Group. The second Tuesday night of each month at 6 is a Special Investigators Book Club. These clubs will meet in February, March and April.

Craft times for children in first grade to sixth grade have taken on a new look. The library will offer several craft times each month on the days that school is off or the children get out early. Please come by the library and pick up a schedule of these events.

The Student-Saver Homework Center continues to be open Monday through Thursday from 3:15 to 5 p.m. For more details, brochures are available at the library.

Please visit the library at 725 Pekin St. or call (217) 732-5732 to register for these programs.

[Linda Harmon, youth services associate, Lincoln Public Library]

MS Walk meeting

Plans are under way for the MS Walk, scheduled for April 6 at Kickapoo Creek Park. This is a fun event to raise funds for research to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. The next committee meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, at the home of Jim and Nancy Ireland, 23 Tulip Drive in Lincoln. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help or form a team to walk in the event is welcome at this meeting. For further information, contact the Irelands at 732-2339 or

Monticello's Art & Garden Market looking for vendors

Vendor applications are now being accepted for Monticello Main Street's fourth annual Art & Garden Market.

The market is a combination of art and garden vendors and welcomes potters, painters, creators of handmade jewelry, wood workers, photographers, sculptors and glass blowers; while the garden area will offer bedding plants, outside planters, herbs, concrete, copper and wire garden ornaments, birdhouses, and other garden accessories.

The market is set for Saturday, May 3, on the square in downtown Monticello. There will be a $35 fee for booth space, and applications may be obtained by calling Monticello Main Street office at 762-9318 or e-mailing

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

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 are open to the public.

Meetings of the full county board:

  • 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.

Committees:  First person named is chairman of each committee.


  • Farmer, Ruben, Hepler, Voyles, (Open)

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


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

  • Second Wednesday, 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, Health Department building, 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 of safety complex, 7 p.m.


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

  • On call

Road and bridge:

  • Werth, Hepler, Farmer, O'Neill, Voyles, (Open)

  • 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:

  • Luster

  • On call

General Assembly liaison:

  • Voyles, Logan

  • On call

Community Action:

  • Gleason, Luster

  • Fourth Thursday, 7:30 p.m.


  • Voyles, Ruben, Gleason

  • Meets quarterly

Public Aid appeals:

  • O'Neill

Parliamentarian and historian:

  • Gleason

Government, education, Main Street Lincoln:

  • Voyles


  • Hepler, Tom Hickman, Dana Brown, Dennis Reves

Resource conservation and development:

  • Luster, Roger Bock (nonmember)

Regional planning director:

  • Phil Mahler

Zoning officer:

  • Walter "Bud" Miller

Girl Scouts and YMCA: an artful combination

Girl Scouts in Logan and surrounding counties who want to earn a badge in art have the opportunity to participate in several workshops scheduled at the Lincoln YMCA's art studio. Workshops begin Jan. 13 and include painting, lamp-working, floral design, three-dimensional art and papermaking.

All workshops have a nominal fee and are open to the public.

For more information about the YMCA art workshops or to register, please call Shanda Roderick at (217) 735-3915 or (800) 282-3520.

Girl Scouting helps cultivate values and real-life skills so all girls will succeed as adults. Through the power of Girl Scouting and its all-girl environment, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.

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 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.

Lincoln Park District notes

Happy New Year from your staff at the Lincoln Park District. If you made a resolution to pursue a healthier new year, let us be a part of your effort. In addition to a weight room, cardio area and walking track, we offer several aerobics classes. Classes meet at a variety of times with many levels of intensity. Schedules are available at the front desk, or you may call 732-8770 for information.

To help you ward off the winter doldrums, maybe you would like to take a class in Crafts for Adults. Norma Douglas returns as our winter craft instructor with a four-week session that began Monday, Jan 27. Many of you will remember her from our fall session. Lincoln Park District welcomes her back to share her knowledge and talent. Bring a card you may have received that is special to you. From this Norma will teach how to make a gift box containing the 3-D cards you will make later in class. Painting and stamping on glass, as well as scrapbooking, will be explored.

Maybe you got a camera for Christmas or would like to improve your picture-taking skills. Steve Klemm, owner of Picture This Photography, will be our instructor. This four-week course will meet on Thursdays in the craft room from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Each week will cover a different facet of great picture-taking. Week one will cover camera functions along with the tips and tricks of the pros. Week two will be about color and black-and-white film. We will supply you with a roll of black-and-white film. Week three will entail the newest and latest in digital technology. Have your film developed and bring your pictures back for week four, when all participants will take part in your very first photo contest. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Class size will be limited, and there is a minimum of 10 registrants before the class will be held.

[Roy Logan]

New Rotarians inducted

[Photo provided by Marty Ahrends]

The Lincoln Rotary Club inducted four new members at its Jan. 29 meeting. They are Ed Stanfield Jr. of Glenn Brunk Stationers, Aaron Freitag of Farmers Insurance Group, Pastor Dave Hofer of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Emden and Dr. Julio Morales of Century Dental Center. They are accompanied in the photo by Lincoln Rotary Club President Robert Jeckel of Lincoln/Logan Insurance Agency.

The Lincoln Rotary Club is a service organization of local business people and professionals. They meet every Wednesday at noon at the Restaurant at the Depot. New members are welcome at any time.

[Marty Ahrends]

Hear about the first O.J. trail (1884) at the next Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society meeting

The Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Bring finger foods to 114 N. Chicago St. Eddie Dirks will inform us about the first O.J. trail (1884).

Members are encouraged to attend. Guests are welcome.


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.

Computer classes

Our classes are full for February. In order to reserve your space for Basics, Word Processing and E-mail/Internet, starting March 10, call 732-6132 for a reservation. Sessions are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The five-day class is $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers.

Birthday party for February honorees

Please join us at 1:30 p.m. Monday for our special party honoring all those members with birthdays this month. Please bring a guest and join in the fun with games, prizes, cake and ice cream.

Holiday change

The Oasis will be open Feb. 12 for Lincoln's Birthday, due to a scheduled trip. We will be closed on Feb. 14 for the holiday. The Friday evening card games and potluck supper are still scheduled.

Van trip

There are still seats available for the Feb. 15 trip to Nashville North, Taylorville, to see "Dino." The $30 cost for members and $32 for nonmembers includes transportation and ticket. The reservation deadline is Feb. 7. Call 732-6132.


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

Zonta Club schedules membership meeting

The Zonta Club of Lincoln will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Depot Restaurant. Zonta members Dr. Kristen Green-Morrow, Dr. Susan Harmon and Dr. Melissa Hardiek will lead a question-and-answer session on women and stress. Members are reminded to bring toothpaste as well as shampoo donations for the Lincoln/Logan Food Pantry, one of this year's service projects. If you cannot attend the meeting, please call Kay Bauer by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10.

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.


Announcement forms are 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! Aunt Betty in Florida, Uncle Bob in Alaska and Cousin Frank in Fiji can log in and read your announcement in Lincoln Daily News!

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

[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 birth announcement form]

It's a girl!

[FEB. 5, 2003]  Katie Arcenith Marie Fritz was born to Wendy and Jared Fritz of Pekin at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.  Katie was born at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2002.  She was 7 pounds, 9 ounces, 20˝ inches long at birth.

Katie's proud grandparents are Bob and Cheryl Frank of Lincoln. Bob is our wonderful photographer here at Lincoln Daily News.

[Photo by Bob Frank]
[A beautiful grandmother and a beautiful granddaughter]

Next family for new Habitat home announced

[JAN. 11, 2003]  The Habitat for Humanity of Logan County selection committee has just announced that the Christopher and Jackie Hagan family of Mount Pulaski has been selected as the recipient of the next new house.

The city of Mount Pulaski donated the parcel of land for the new home to the local organization. The groundbreaking and dedication is unscheduled but will occur in February.

The Logan County Habitat chapter is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2003. The anniversary will be kicked off with the pouring of the foundation for the Hagan house, which is tentatively scheduled for the later part of March. It is the seventh house to be built by the local chapter.

Habitat's second annual Snowflake Ball will be on Feb. 1 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by music by The Nostalgics from 7 until 10 p.m. The Nostalgics perform tunes from the '40s and '50s for fun dancing.

Local businesses Mitchell-Newhouse Lumber, The Carpet House and Lincoln IGA will be recognized at the dinner and dance for their continued support of Habitat for Humanity.

Tickets can be obtained at the following locations: A.G. Edwards & Sons, Illini Bank, MKS Jewelers or by calling 732-6234.

[Press release and LDN]


[Click here to read "A day in the life of an election judge"]

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

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

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

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.

Sgt. Brad Boss

160th SOAR(A) "Nightstalkers"

Fort Campbell, Ky.


Jon Bowers

Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Pvt. Jared Brown

Army National Guard

1644 Trans. Co., Springfield

Son of Jim and Tara Brown of Beason

2002 graduating class president at LCHS

Josh Campbell

Fort Campbell, Ky.
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

Justin Clott

U.S. Navy


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

SRA Chassidy Dority

U.S. Air Force

Currently in the Middle East

Daughter of Robert and Teresa Matherly

Staff Sgt. Evan Jay Downey,
Karen and Ethan

U.S. Air Force

Mildenhall Air Force Base, England

Son of Lucky Eichner

1988 graduate of LCHS

Ben Estes

Fort Benning, Ga.

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

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Eric Leslie

U.S. Army in the Middle East



A1C Chad M. Maxheimer
U.S. Air Force

Hurlburt Field, Florida


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

U.S. Army National Guard

Fort Jackson, S.C.

In basic training

Michelle K. Ramlow

U.S. Navy

At Pentagon

Postal address: 5409-B Steeplechase Drive

Fredericksburg, VA 22407


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)

9˝ 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


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

Frankfurt, Germany

Postal address: Erika Slayton


PSC 5 Box 1000

APO AE 09050


Daughter of Lloyd (Ed) and Bridget Slayton

Robby, Ami-Jo and 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

Tech. Sgt. Thomas Yarcho

U.S. Air Force

At Ramstein Air Base, Germany


Class of 1982


Ongoing class reunion in cyberspace for 1960 graduates of LCHS


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