Looking for Lincoln partnership event

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Logan County is a truly unique area, richly steeped in the history of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

But, there is so much more, which is what the audience discovered at this year's seventh annual Looking for Lincoln partnership event.

The theme of the evening, hosted by the Main Street Lincoln organization, was "Celebrating Community."

The night encouraged attendees to not only look at our Lincoln heritage, but to look beyond it and see the whole picture.

And, some may have learned something new, such as the New Holland water tower is made of wood, and when people from Chestnut say they live in the middle of the state, they aren't joking.

Pictures by Nila Smith


Bill Post spoke about Middletown and the town's relationship with Lincoln the surveyor.


Suzie Aper spoke about New Holland, revealing that outside of Chicago, the town has the only remaining working wooden water tower in the state.




LaDonna Gass spoke about Emden's Whistle Stop Library, acknowledging every community in Logan County that helped make the library a reality.

Bob Cross also spoke about what Emden offers to the community and encouraged folks to visit the Bethel School building.



Peggy Lee of Elkhart spoke about the many exciting things her town has to offer and gave out several pages of information about the community.


Rebecca Drake spoke about the community of Chestnut, telling all the small town has to offer and explaining that the geographical center of Illinois is just a half-mile south of her town.



Phil Bertoni talked about the 175th anniversary of the village of Mount Pulaski and explained the historical importance of Casimir Pulaski, for whom the town is named.




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