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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 public relations

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.


Please contact us by phone, fax, mail or e-mail with any information about mistakes, typos or erroneous information.  If the error is in an item which is still in the paper, we will correct it online immediately.


Our services:

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.
Lincoln, IL  62656

Letters must include the writer’s 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.

CILCO saves Mount Pulaski's Christmas Eve

(Note: This letter was sent to the CILCO office in Lincoln.)

To the editor:

On Christmas Eve, at approximately 4:30 p.m., there was a traffic accident in Mount Pulaski, which caused a power outage for the north 75 percent of town. Immediately our telephones started ringing from various churches wanting to know when the power would be restored because they had Christmas Eve Services scheduled.

My first call was to Lisa Funk. Lisa has been my "go to" person for quite some time, especially when we have a problem. Lisa was out of town on vacation, yet she returned my call and assisted with obtaining information concerning the outage. I was extremely impressed with her dedication in assisting us, even while she was on vacation.

The initial reports concerning the outage were not very good. Because of the holiday situation and the fact that initially we thought a power pole would have to be replaced, we were advised that the outage could last from six to eight hours. However, there were several people who came to our rescue and repaired the problem in a much shorter time.


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Helen Cox called me and advised that people from Lincoln and Springfield would be arriving in Mount Pulaski shortly to work on the problem. Shortly after talking to Helen, the Mount Pulaski Fire Department reported that CILCO was already on scene. Mr. Kevin Ritchhart had started with repairs and was awaiting the crew from Springfield for additional help. Mr. Tim Stout, Wes Heckman and John McCray assisted Mr. Ritchhart, and the power was restored at 7 p.m. The outage was caused by a broken wire.

On behalf of the mayor and city council of Mount Pulaski, I wish to acknowledge the fine work and dedication of the people named above who came to our rescue on Christmas Eve. Because of their dedication, some Christmas Eve Services were held, and local celebrations were also saved. Thank you one and all for a great job! We really appreciated your efforts.


Michael R. Patridge

Director of Public Works

(posted 12-31-02)

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