4-H shooting program, Lincoln-Logan Arts & Crafts
Guild, Elizabeth Ford, Christian Village volunteers and Steven Ingersoll make
By Mike Fak
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will be an open house for a new program, 4-H Shooting Sports,
on May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Logan County Extension
building. Anyone who is interested in participating or volunteering
for this program is invited to come and learn what this program is
all about. If you have any questions that can't wait till the open
house, contact John Peters at
or Amy Hyde at
Lincoln-Logan Arts & Crafts Guild will meet on Monday, April 25,
at 7 p.m., at Sue Bidwell's home, 125 Sixth St. Everyone is to bring
arts and crafts that need to be finished. There will be an exchange
of projects for everyone attending this giveaway activity.
Elizabeth Ford, a seventh-grader at Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln, has
been selected as the Zion Lutheran March Student of the Month.
Elizabeth's ZLS activities include basketball, track, cheerleading, choir,
student council, Math Bowl, Scholastic Bowl and State History Fair.
Elizabeth is a member of the Mount Pulaski Christian Church. Her church and
community activities include youth group, CIY, church camp, Big Wednesday and
Elizabeth most enjoys playing basketball.
Her parents are Kelby and Angela Ford of Elkhart.
do you say "thank you" to the dedicated volunteers of The
Christian Village Nursing Home?
Approximately 120 volunteers were treated to a special meal, enjoying
beautiful acoustic music as they ate and enjoyed each other's company. Special
gifts of appreciation were given, words of encouragement and affirmation were
spoken, and a good time was had by all. Over 150 volunteers contribute
approximately 7,000 hours each year in service to the residents of the nursing
Doug Rutter, administrator, said that "God's love shows up" when volunteers
walk through the door of the campus to serve.
"Their impact on our community is truly too great to measure," according to
Ryan Jay Edgecombe, M.Div., chaplain and director of volunteer services.
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From left: Ed Jodlowski, Illini Central principal; Steven
Ingersoll; and Jane Bruce, 1st State Bank of Mason City representative
The 1st State Bank of Mason City and Illini Central High School
have presented Steven Ingersoll with the March Student of the
Month Award. For demonstrating outstanding character, Steven
receives a $50 savings bond from 1st State Bank and a reference work
appropriate to his course of study from the Illini Central High
Steven is the son of Rodney Ingersoll and Shirley Halsema.
His classes this year are Creative Writing, Advanced Woodworking,
Physical Education, Arts and Crafts, Foods, Leadership, and
In addition, he keeps busy with a number of extracurricular
activities. He was a member of the Illini Central track and cross
country teams and was a part of the co-op wrestling team with
Havana. He was selected the senior wrestling team captain, advanced
to sectionals and was named to the all-conference second team. He
received wrestling team awards for most points (312), take-downs
(84) and wins (28). He also received the Leadership Award and was
named the team's Most Outstanding Wrestler. Steven was a member of
the cross country team that placed first at regionals, and he
qualified as an individual to run at the state cross country meet.
In addition to sports activities, Steven is a member of the high
school Spanish Club and Drama Club. He played a leading role as
Prince Jared in this year's school play, "Robin Hood."
Steven plans to attend Illinois Central College for an associate
degree and to run cross country, before transferring to Illinois
State University to major in kinesiology and complete a degree in