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Not looking forward to more noise       Send a link to a friend

To the city of Lincoln:

Allowing the car races at the fairgrounds is the worst idea this city has come up with to date... among many other things as well.

I was trying to enjoy my rare weekend off. But to my dismay, extremely loud noises from the cars could be heard well over a mile away, to the northeast of the fairgrounds, at my home. My daughter and I could not have a nice evening out in our back yard for Mother's Day with all of the noise. And when we tried to get away from the noise by going back inside the house, the noise could be heard in every room. There was no way to get away from it.

When I tried to register a noise complaint with the police department, as the races went on well after 10 p.m. on a school night, they told me that I needed to register my complaint with the city. So I called and talked to our city clerk today. She informed me that I needed to contact the police about it. I said that they told me to call City Hall. Boy, talk about the runaround with this city!!!


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I dread next Sunday when they start these stupid races up again, as I will be trying to sleep because I will be working my midnight shifts at that time.

On another note... They have basically destroyed the look and the atmosphere of the fairgrounds with this new racetrack and stands. It will not be enjoyable to attend other events there now. I knew that it would force the balloon fest out, but the city does not seem to care about this.

I hope this city wakes up soon and will learn from its many mistakes.

Melissa Byrd

(posted 5-11-04)

Appreciation of firefighter Austin Bahn support     Send a link to a friend

The Lincoln Fire Department and Firefighters Local 3092 would like to thank the following organizations and everyone who participated or contributed during the funeral of our brother Austin Bahn.

Sherman Fire

Metropolis Fire

Williamsville Fire

Mount Pulaski Fire

Chestnut Fire

Broadwell Fire

Middletown Fire

New Holland Fire

Elkhart Fire

Springfield Fire

Bloomington Fire

Warrensburg Fire

Latham Fire

Atlanta Fire

Lincoln Rural Fire

Atlanta Rescue


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Logan County Paramedics

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home

Lincoln Police Department

Lincoln Street Department

Logan County Sheriff's Department

Chester-East Lincoln students

The Sewing Center

The Award Shop

Union Pacific Railroad

Chestnut Zion Lutheran Church

Lincoln Zion Lutheran Church

Lincoln Christian Church

Illinois State Police

With your help, we were able to commemorate brother Austin's life with a professional firefighter ceremony and peacefully lay him to rest. Austin will be greatly missed.

Bucky Washam, Fire Chief

Lincoln Fire Department

(posted 5-5-04)

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