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Migrating flocks and the absence of foliage on trees make spring great for bird-watching. A redheaded woodpecker pecks for food at the top of a towering tree in Edward Madigan (Railsplitter) State Park south of Lincoln. A cacophony of sounds can be heard in addition to the woodpeckers tapping and trilling. You'll hear finch beeps, duck quacks, goose honks, crow and numerous other bird calls throughout the woods. Want to learn more about birds? (Elkhart bird walk[picture by Jan Youngquist] click on picture for larger image


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Monday, April 17:

  • New features at this year's Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest & Crafts Festival Sept. 15-17

  • Ex-Illinois governor convicted

  • As mumps cases in Illinois rise, state public health director encourages vaccination and education
    Know the symptoms and how to protect yourself and your family

  • New service officers have helped thousands of additional veterans in first quarter of 2006
    Added staff helped more than 5,500 additional Illinois veterans apply for benefits and services in first quarter of 2006

  • Crosspoint Group announces agreement to purchase and develop 1,650-acre natural gas field in Louisiana

  • General Assembly approves legislation restoring senior assessment freeze

  • 44th District weekly update

  • Court news

  • (There were no marriage license reports last week.)

  • Dissolutions

  • Purdue Varsity Glee Club returns to Lincoln for encore concert

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