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SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Parent summit

The Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Task Force is sponsoring a free presentation for parents on Wednesday, May 21. The parent summit will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Johnston Center on the Lincoln College campus.

Topics are:

* Warning signs of substance abuse

* What can parents do to intervene or prevent the problem

* Legal consequences in Lincoln and Logan County

* Review of school substance abuse policies

* Local resources available


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.


REGULAR POSTINGS

Addresses of city and county officials

Lincoln City Council members

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

Aldermen:

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.)

Airport/farm:

  • Farmer, Ruben, Hepler, Voyles, Sahs

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

Animal:

  • 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.

Finance:

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

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

Health:

  • Luster

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

Insurance/legislative:

  • 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.

Liquor:

  • 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

Tourism:

  • 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.

Personnel:

  • Voyles, Ruben, Luster

  • Meets quarterly

Public Aid appeals:

  • O'Neill

Parliamentarian and historian:

  • Gleason

Government, education, Main Street Lincoln:

  • Voyles

Safety:

  • 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

Representatives

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: Brauer100th@aol.com

Senators

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: senator_bomke@yahoo.com

 

[Click here to find addresses for other state representatives and senators.]


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 http://www.fema.gov/kids/nse/.


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 www.girlscoutsllc.org.


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 http://www.girlscoutsllc.org/.

You can send questions and suggestions to the council by clicking here: gsllc@girlscoutsllc.org.

Also, see the national Girl Scouts site at http://www.girlscouts.org/.


Renew your license plate online

To renew your license plate online, go to https://sosrpltwbcl.ilsos.net/IllExpress/ 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.


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 also open 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.

Bingo

Join us at 1 p.m. Thursday for bingo sponsored by AARP. Bring your gently used white elephant items for prizes.

Reservation deadline for lunch

Stop in before noon on Friday to purchase a $3.50 lunch ticket. The early reservation is necessary due to Memorial Day. The featured meal is ham and yams with salad.

"Oklahoma"

A few seats are available and Friday is the reservation deadline for the June 8 trip to Sullivan to see "Oklahoma." A payment of $28 for members and $30 for nonmembers covers transportation and show ticket. The meal will be on your own at the Hometown Buffet.

Memorial Day holiday

The Oasis will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day. Activities will resume on Tuesday, with Veterans Administration services available from 9 a.m. until noon and regular Oasis activities from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Think Tank

Wednesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. Lincoln Fire Chief Bucky Washam will be the guest speaker. His topic is "Fire Safety." No reservation necessary.

Winners

Marjorie Reiners won pinochle, Betty Burger and Louise Weibers won 5-in-1, and Alice Thornton and Harley Heath tied for pool honors the third weekend in May. The weekday pinochle winner was Mable Hoagland.

Newsletter

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


Milestones

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 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]


'In The Garden' garden walk

[APRIL 15, 2003]  A fund-raiser garden walk sponsored by Harvest of Talents for World Hunger is scheduled for this June. "In The Garden" will be on June 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eight Lincoln gardens will be open to guests, with a donation of $8 per person. Each site will feature music, a demonstration or garden items for sale. Area businesses have donated door prizes.

Tickets and brochures will be available beginning May 24 at Lincoln Christian Church, Jefferson Street Christian Church, Cookie's Bakery, Central Illinois Bank, CEFCU, Logan County Bank, State Bank of Lincoln and Union Planters Bank in downtown Lincoln.

In conjunction with the garden walk, the Lincoln Public Library will have a special book display on gardening.

Every penny raised is for food to benefit the hungry in America and around the world. Come with a friend in support of this debut Harvest of Talents event ... a day of flowers, hostas, herbs and other delights.

For more information, call 732-7618.

 


Benefits



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 ldneditor@lincolndailynews.com.  



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 ldneditor@lincolndailynews.com. 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).

(Date of posting or latest update)

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

(5-2-02)

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

E-mail: ja_af_82@hotmail.com

Son of John and Jo Ann Allen of Beason

2000 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

(4-3-02)

 

SST Kenneth Allen
and wife Susan Elza Allen

U.S. Army-1AD-HHC

Weisbaden, Germany

E-mail: spot2sweetpea@yahoo.com or susan12652000@yahoo.com

(12-21-01)

Mark E. Anderson

c/o Commanding Officer

NMCB 26

PSC-819

FPO AE 09645

E-mail: yn2anderson@seabee.navy.mil

Son of William and Ann Anderson of Elkhart

(3-31-03)

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

E-mail: AweDJ@aas.3mawdm.usmc.mil

Graduate of Mount Pulaski High School

(3-31-03)

Billy Barmes

Army National Guard

1544 Trans. Co., Decatur

2002 graduate of LCHS

(2-7-03)

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

(3-20-03)

Jon Barton

U.S. Army Artillery
Kuwait

Business address: Alpha Battery 1-41 FA

Unit #93115

APO AE 09303-3115

E-mail: jonathan.barton@us.army.mil

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

(2-7-03)

EO1 Robert W. Bell

c/o Commanding Officer

NMCB 26

PSC-819

FPO AE 09645

E-mail: eo1bell@seabee.navy.mil

1981 graduate of Olympia High School

(3-30-03)

T. Sgt. Adam C. Blaum

U.S. Air Force

In the Middle East

Postal address: 384 ESVS

APO AE 09317

(3-17-03)

Sgt. Brad Boss

160th SOAR(A) "Nightstalkers"

Fort Campbell, Ky.

E-mail: bradley.boss@us.army.mil

(10-30-02)

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

(3-30-03)

Pvt. Jared Brown

Army National Guard

1644 Trans. Co., Springfield

Son of Jim and Tara Brown of Beason

2002 graduating class president at LCHS

(2-7-03)

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

Kuwait

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

(8-9-02)

LTJG Frederick V. Dehner

U.S. Navy

250 Pelican Drive, Groton, CT 06340

Phone: (860) 405-1285

E-mail: fdehner@yahoo.com

Son of Philip and Connie L. Dehner

1984 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

(1-28-03)

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

E-mail: dellowem@hotmail.com

2002 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

(3-10-03)

Chuck Demling

U.S. Marine Corps

Chesapeake, Va. 

E-mail: demling2@aol.com

Son of Doug and Bunny Laymon of Atlanta

(2-14-03)

SRA Chassidy Dority

U.S. Air Force

In the Middle East

Daughter of Robert and Teresa Matherly

(7-22-02)

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

EO2 Jeff Dozier

c/o Commanding Officer

NMCB 26 Alfa Co.

PSC-819

FPO AE 09645

(4-25-03)

Karmalisha Duncan

Ben Estes

Reserves

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

E-mail:  coastieblue7@hotmail.com

(3-7-03)

Spc. Kyle Gleason

Army National Guard

126 Maintenance Company

Building 2546

S. 12th Ave.

Fort McCoy, WI  54656

Son of Dennis and Nitsie Gleason

(2-19-03)

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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

(2-13-03)

Doug Graff

Tech. Sgt. Veronica Hasprey

39 CES

Prime Beef Deployed

Operation Northern Watch

APO AE - 09396 - 5000

(4-16-02)

Becky Hill

U.S. Army Reserves

378th Chemical Co.

Daughter of Ken and Linda Hill of Mason City

1999 graduate of Illini Central

(12-20-02)

Joey Horn

Chad Kerns

U.S. Navy

DDG-52 USS Barry

Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

Operations specialist

(2-17-03)

 

Chief George T. Lacefield

U.S. Navy

USS Curts

San Diego, Calif.

Son-in-law of Cindy Singleton and Jeff Singleton

(3-24-03) 

Eric Leslie

U.S. Army in the Middle East

82 ABN DIV

E-mail: eric.leslie@us.army.mil

(2-5-03)

Larry Martincic

A1C Chad M. Maxheimer
U.S. Air Force

Deployed to an undisclosed location

E-mail: chad.maxheimer@salem.af.mil

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

2000 graduate of Mount Pulaski High School

(2-11-03)

Cpl. Jeremy J. McCain

U.S. Marine Corps

Kuwait

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

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

(3-19-03)

Kevin McGinnis

Egypt

(prior to 8-02)

Jeremy Osborne

(3-20-03)

Capt. Jack Owen

Reserves

801st Combat Support Hospital

Fort Stewart, Ga.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital emergency room employee

(4-2-03)

Michelle K. Ramlow

U.S. Navy

At Pentagon

Postal address: 5409-B Steeplechase Drive

Fredericksburg, VA 22407

E-mail: ramlow.michelle@hq.navy.mil 

(12-19-01)

Justin Rankin

Kuwait

 

Sgt. Brian W. Rankin

Army National Guard Military Police

233rd, Springfield

Son of Carl and Margaret Rankin

(2-4-03)

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

(12-9-02)

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

U.S. Air Force

Misawa Air Base, Japan

E-mail: REIN4RUN@aol.com 

Brad Riley

Korea

Joe Rybolt

U.S. Army National Guard

1544th Trans. Co.

Son of James and Nita Rybolt

1997 graduate of LCHS

(12-20-02)

Pvt. Christian B. Skelton

U.S. Army

E-mail: skelton820@hotmail.com

2001 graduate of LCHS

Husband of Nahani Lynn Skelton

(2-6-02)

Erika L. Slayton

Illinois Air National Guard

183rd Fighter Wing

Springfield

Daughter of Lloyd "Ed" and Bridget Slayton

Eric Smith

Coast Guard

New Jersey

Jill Smith

Angela Spickard

National Guard medical support
(prior to 8-02)

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

U.S. Air Force

Stationed at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom

E-mail: Brandi.Splitter@mildenhall.af.mil

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

1997 graduate of LCHS

(9-28-02)

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

(2-14-03)

Spc. Jeffery Towery

Army National Guard

333rd MP Co. HHD 504 MP BN

Camp Arifjan, KU

APO AE 09366

 (5-6-03)

Spc. Tim Uphoff

Illinois Army National Guard

106th AVN, Peoria

Chinook helicopter maintenance

Son of Dennis and Nancy Uphoff, Beason

2001 graduate of LCHS

(2-17-03)

JD Welsh 

Sgt. Chris Werth

1644th TC

1868 Regimental Ave.

Fort McCoy, WI 54656

(4-25-03)

Maj. Lee Wheeler

Illinois Air National Guard, 169th ASOS

Afghanistan

Operation Enduring Freedom

Son of Bill Wheeler and Sandra Dehner-Wheeler

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

(3-12-03)

Tech. Sgt. Thomas Yarcho

U.S. Air Force

At Ramstein Air Base, Germany

E-mail: thomas.yarcho@ramstein.af.mil

Class of 1982

(12-29-01)


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

 

Reunions

Denning descendants celebrate
150 years as an American family

[APRIL 26, 2003]  Lt is not too often a family celebrates 150 years in this country with a family reunion. But this is true for the John Denning family. (The surname was Dinning in England.) The descendants of John and Rebecca Denning (and of Jane Robson, John's first wife) will do that this year in Springfield.

The family will visit Streator and Lincoln, where John and Rebecca Denning lived a large portion of their lives. They were in Streator from 1870 to 1893. Wanting to be closer to their family, they moved to Lincoln in 1893, where, after only three years, John passed away.

The Denning family history began in 1851, when John came here from County Durham, England. His first wife, Jane, and their four children joined him in 1852 in New York. Only four years after the family's arrival, while living in Indiana, Jane passed away.

In 1856 Denning married Rebecca Ann Little of Clay County, Ind. In 1862 John and Rebecca settled in Henry County, Ill. Later they left for Oregon and caught up with the Hurlbut wagon train at "The Bridge" as it was called, now Casper, Wyo. They were headed to the gold fields of the Montana Territories and met up with the John Bozeman (Bozeman, Mont., is named after him) wagon train along the way. They arrived in Virginia City, Mont., in August of 1864. John and Rebecca left Montana in 1865.

The Dennings stopped in Missouri for a few years before moving back to Illinois.

In late 1869 they settled in Streator. Streator had been founded only one year earlier, in 1868.

For almost 30 years John and Rebecca Denning lived here in Illinois. They were very active in their community of Streator, where they raised eight of their 12 children. John Jr., Henry, Rebecca, Irvin, William, Rosetta, George and Edward are their names. A few of the children married in Pontiac.

 

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The Irvin Denning family settled in Pontiac, which is where he died. His wife, Harriet Platt, carried on raising their children there.

The four children who were born in England to John's first wife, Jane Robson, were Joseph, Peter, Elizabeth and Hannah. Joseph and Peter settled in Missouri, and Peter retired in Idaho.

Elizabeth Denning married Brown Ferrell and raised her family in Pony, Hamilton, Helena and Boulder, Mont. Elizabeth and Brown Ferrell were pioneers of Montana. Both were buried in Pony, Mont., before the family came back to Illinois.

Hannah Denning married and settled in Illinois before the family went to Montana. After Hannah's husband died in a coal mining accident, she moved to California with some of her adult children. One of her children is honored in the baseball Hall of Fame. He is none other than Iron Joe McGinnity (Joseph Jerome McGinnity).

The Denning family reunion will be on Aug. 2 and 3, with family members coming from different areas of our country to join as one. Many of them, having never met before, will come and make many new relationships and a gain a new sense of the word "family."

If you are part of this family and you wish to participate in this reunion, please contact Charles W. Brown Jr., 5953 N. Greenview Ave., Apt. 2, Chicago, IL 60660.

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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
omadden@eosinc.com or (217) 546-7464

Heather Mammen Ryan
theryans@insightbb.com or (217) 698-0803

Missy Hawkinson Schleder
schleder@abelink.com  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

http://www.geocities.com/lincolnhigh1960/


Reminiscence


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