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February 10, 2012]  Logan County 4-H Foundation spaghetti meal  -- The Logan County 4-H Foundation's 14th annual spaghetti dinner will be on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln. The meal includes spaghetti and meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and drink. Donations only. There will also be a silent auction including theme baskets and items donated from various local businesses.

Hartem FFA breakfast

The annual Hartsburg-Emden FFA casserole breakfast will be on Monday, Feb. 13, in the high school cafeteria. Serving will begin at 6:30 and continue until 9. The breakfast will consist of egg casseroles, sweet rolls, coffee and orange juice. Donations will be accepted.

FAFSA workshop

Lincoln Community High School will host a FAFSA Completion Workshop in the school's computer lab on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from noon until 2 p.m. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an electronic application that all college-bound students must submit in order to obtain financial aid. A financial aid professional will be on hand at the workshop to help students and parents complete the FAFSA and answer all questions about financial aid.

Parents may attend the workshop at their convenience or call the counseling office at LCHS, 217-732-4131, ext. 235, to make an appointment. All college-bound students and their parents are welcome and invited to attend.

Rummage sale Feb. 18 by Lincoln Jaycees

The Lincoln Jaycees are having a "Winter Rummage Sale" on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S. Chicago St. Hours of the sale are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

The Jaycees have booth space available for rent to the public. Please contact Kim Frizzell at 871-4940 for information.

Items for sale include books, toys, clothes, household items and much more. The proceeds from the sale will be used to help fund upcoming community projects by the Lincoln Jaycees, such as their Easter egg hunt.

The Lincoln Jaycees are a not-for-profit organization serving Lincoln and the surrounding communities. The group gives young people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service and international connections. Membership meetings are at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S. Chicago St., and are open to everyone.

Logan County Love 3rd Saturday Community Meal

The next community dinner provided by Logan County Love will be on Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. John United Church of Christ, Seventh and Maple streets in Lincoln. The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. On the menu is spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and a dessert. The dinner is open to the public; everyone is invited.

The meal is free but donations are accepted. Food donations will go to a local food pantry, and cash donations will be used for the next meal.

Meals are provided by Logan County Love the third Saturday of each month.

To sign up for a home-delivered meal, contact Michelle Brinkley at 217-254-2840.

"Remembering to Care for Yourself"

Meeting the needs of a family member or friend who has memory loss or Alzheimer's is a big undertaking. Vonderlieth Foundation is partnering with Harbor Light Hospice and the new Mount Pulaski Alzheimer's Support Group for an event aimed at providing support and resources for those who are providing care for someone with memory loss. The "Remembering to Care for Yourself" program will be at Vonderlieth Living Center on Thursday, March 8, at 2 p.m.

Featured topics of discussion will be:

  • Caregiver burnout; guilt tips and techniques

  • Safety in the home

  • Advance medical directives

  • Respite, long-term care and hospice options

Speakers are LaRea Birt, R.N., B.S.N., and Michelle Matteson, B.S. in psychology. There will be food and door prizes, and a chance to get acquainted with the new Mount Pulaski Alzheimer's Support Group.

Hartem FFA consignment auction

The second annual Hartsburg-Emden FFA consignment auction will be on Saturday, March 17. Items are now being cataloged. The deadline if you would like your item to be publicized in newspapers and on auctioneers' websites has been extended to Feb. 15. Remember, no tires, fuel tanks, nonworking appliances, pets, livestock or hazardous materials. Call, fax or e-mail your list of items to:

  • Nic Coers -- 217-376-3157; fax 217-376-3264; email

  • Ivan Rademaker -- 217-376-3153; cell 217-737-0320

The auction will be at the Orvil Township machine shed in Hartsburg.

Proceeds from the auction go toward sending FFA members to the Washington Leadership Conference.

Zion Lutheran School second-quarter honor roll

High honors:

Fourth grade -- Will Messner; fifth grade -- Francesca Adubato, Megan Benner, Noah Henry, Blake Hermes, Katie Lynn, Lane Prather and Madeline Steiner; sixth grade -- Ashlan Broom, Nathan Ford, Emily Messner and Kathryn Nobbe; seventh grade -- Danielle Burgrabe, Claire Conrady, Heather Heidbreder, Brooklyn Hermes, Zack Prather and Anna Sielaff; eighth grade -- Lexie Groves


Third grade -- Ysabella Adubato, Moriah Prather and Will Stambaugh; fourth grade -- Madelyn Koehler, Isaiah Prather, Greyson Rademaker and Noah Butler; fifth grade -- Grace Montgomery and Carter Robison; sixth grade -- Katie Hunsley and Emma Ritterbush; seventh grade -- Sydney Johnson, Isabelle Thompson and Hailie Williams; eighth grade -- Elizabeth Ford and Joe Ahrends

Honorable mention:

Third grade -- MacKenzie Hall and J.R. Lynn; fourth grade -- Natalie Miller; fifth grade -- Sydney Johnson and Kalyn Roberts; sixth grade -- Emma Cooper, Gabbie Cox, Lance Podbelsek, Mya Roberts and Tori Tripplett; seventh grade -- Kalyn Roberts; eighth grade -- Rachel Podbelsek, Drew Simmer and Ben Steiner.'

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Carroll Catholic School announces February Students of the Month

Each month, teachers at Carroll Catholic School select two students from first to fourth grade and two students from fifth to eighth grade to receive Student of the Month awards. Students are chosen based upon Christian attitude, cooperativeness, courteousness, self-discipline and effort.

February Students of the Month are Lauren Powell, eighth grade; Emma Cameron, sixth grade; Lexy Raffa, third grade; and David Morrow, first grade.

Mount Pulaski Rotary Club scholarship announcement

The Mount Pulaski Rotary Club is offering Mount Pulaski High School seniors the opportunity to apply for scholarships through a Rotary Club program again this year. Applications for the scholarships may be obtained from the high school guidance counselor's office.

Scholarship opportunities for young women

This year, the Zonta Club of Lincoln is able to offer two different scholarships for young women. The first is Zonta International's Young Women in Public Affairs, and the second is Zonta Club of Lincoln's Women's Career Scholarship.

The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.

The YWPA scholarship is open to women of age 16-19 who are living or studying in a Zonta district at the time the application is submitted to the district. They DO NOT have to be Logan County residents to apply.

Note: The application deadline for the local award is Feb. 21.

The second scholarship being offered is the Women's Career Scholarship, which is open to any Logan County woman. The school to be attended need not be an Illinois institution; however, it must be accredited or recognized as an approved program in the field of study. Top candidates will be selected based on merit, activities, leadership, honors, awards and need. Awards are offered on a one-academic-year basis and applicants can reapply year after year. Students having less than one academic year remaining until graduation are not eligible for consideration.

Deadline for this scholarship application is March 19.

Applications for both scholarships are available at local high schools, colleges and university guidance offices.

More information is available in a Jan. 25 LDN article.

For further information or to obtain either application, contact Christel Huff, chairman, Zonta Club of Lincoln Scholarship Committee, 211 Latham St., Lincoln, IL 62656; phone 217-732-3305 (home) or 217-737-4470 (cell); or email The applications can be emailed to applicants.

Illini Central announces January Student of the Month Jenny Johnson

Ed Jodlowski, Illini Central principal; Jenny Johnson; and Bob Werner, executive vice president of 1st State Bank of Mason City

The 1st State Bank of Mason City and Illini Central High School presented Jenny Johnson with the January Student of the Month Award. For demonstrating outstanding character, Jenny receives a $50 savings bond from 1st State Bank and an iTunes gift card from the Illini Central High School faculty.

Jenny is the daughter of Greg and Becky Johnson. Her classes this year are Web Design, Advanced Computers, Advanced Placement Biology, Spanish 4, Physical Education, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, Government, Leadership, and Student Service.

In addition, Jenny keeps busy with several extracurricular activities. She is president of National Honor Society, president of Spanish Club, co-captain of cheerleading, a member of Drama Club and works on the school newspaper, PawPrint.

Outside of school, Jenny is a student leader of the Green Room youth group.

Jenny plans to attend Lincoln College for two years and then transfer to a university, where she will major in elementary education and children's ministry.

Lincoln College honors lists for fall 2011

Lincoln College recognizes the following area students for their academic achievement in the fall 2011 semester:

Dean's list (3.25-3.74 GPA) -- Kylie Ash, Lincoln; Angela Bell, Hartsburg; Luke Donath, Lincoln; Shelby Leigh, Lincoln; Casey Perrine, Mason City; Kelsey Wendlandt, New Holland

President's list (3.75-3.99 GPA) -- Colleen Baker, Mason City; Jared Nolan, Lincoln; Jordan Rich, Emden

Special honors (4.0 GPA) -- Casey Barretts, Clinton; Michelle Brawdy, Lincoln; Sarah Edwards, Lincoln; Nathan Graham, Mason City; Thomas Hilton, Mason City; Kelsi Maaks, Lincoln; Meghan Moore, Elkhart; Taylor Perry, Lincoln; Lindsey Sanders, Lincoln; Alex Schonauer, Lincoln




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