We felt highlighting individuals in this community that deserve
special recognition was a positive attempt to show what the best in
us can produce, not only as one person or one group, but as a
We set out to focus on personalities you already knew
were great community leaders and maybe tell you more about them than
you knew before. We also made a concerted effort to tell the stories
of those who might not be as well known but do great things for this
community that deserve recognition.
The list of future personalities we plan to present to you in
upcoming months is bigger than it was when we started. Almost a year
of bringing those people and their stories into your homes and
offices hasn't begun to dry up the well of great Logan County
personalities we hope to tell you about. That is a testimony to all
of you and all that you do.
Many names have been submitted by all of you, and we hope you
will continue to let us know of individuals, organizations and
groups that deserve this special recognition.
One group that deserves kudos and isn't on our list is all of
you. Logan County citizens are the best when it comes to selfless
help to others.
During the year we have had the pleasure of reporting many great
things achieved by all of you in this community. On a cold March
weekend we saw Special Olympics and Community Action and a
half-dozen other organizations raise over $50,000 to help their
We have reported on a thousand-strong gathering of the community
to help people they had never met repair, build and restore during
the Together for Lincoln day.
We have written about our food pantry and how, due to the
generosity of this community, its services are expanding when so
many pantries across the country have been forced to close.
We have posted over 220 community calendar events in the past
year. That averages out to something special going on in Logan
County two out of three days in the year.
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We have posted 528 Close Up mini-stories telling about achievements,
efforts and accomplishments in Logan County. And still there is
We have published stories about Scouts and churches and clubs
that, needing funds for their own causes, took their precious time
and efforts to collect for other groups that needed help as well.
From youngsters doing remarkable things to residents of retirement
homes and villages and everyone at every age in between, you all are
part of an incredibly generous and active community.
We have tried our best to publish and chronicle all your
marvelous efforts, and they are stored in our archives for all to
look at whenever they would wish. The least we can do is make a
permanent journal of all you have done. And we will strive to do
We appreciate all of you who take the time to let us know about
these remarkable achievements and keep us abreast of upcoming
events. We cannot be everywhere all the time, and your aid in
helping us tell others of the great nature of this community is
essential and deserves special praise.
So many of you do so much, so well, so often, that it is an
impossible task to record it all. But we will continue to try.
Because all of you, our Personalities of the Week, deserve it.