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[June 16, 2012]  Mount Pulaski community band concert Wednesday

MOUNT PULASKI -- The public is invited to a free community band concert in Mount Pulaski on Wednesday evening.

The concert will be on the courthouse lawn, with the band performing from the bandstand. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

The event begins at 7 p.m.

Erich Maxheimer, Mount Pulaski, completes Officer Training School

MOUNT PULASKI -- Erich Maxheimer, a Mount. Pulaski High School graduate and University of Illinois student, just successfully completed a 28-day field training course at the Officer Training School campus at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.

Air University holds the field-training courses for college students in the ROTC program during the summer between their sophomore and junior years of college. It is a vital process of leadership, development and assessment to determine their worthiness to become an Air Force commissioned officer. Only a select number of cadets have the opportunity to be evaluated in the summer ROTC training program. Cadets are tested in physical fitness, drill assessment, and the Field Training Manual and Airman's Manual.

Erich is the son of Mike and Suzie Maxheimer of Chestnut. He is the grandson of Earl and Dolores Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski, Charlie and June Huffer of Lincoln, and Pete and Della Eeten of Pekin.

Free movie tickets available for 'Hugo'

The Carpet House is the sponsoring business for "Hugo," another movie featured in the free summer series at Lincoln Theater 4. Free tickets for "Hugo" are now available at Carpet House, 1320 Woodlawn Road.

"Hugo" showtimes:

  • Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m.

  • Tuesday, June 26, 10 a.m.

For more information, click here.

Entries with recycled materials sought for Logan County Fair

The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency and the Lincoln Woman's Club are again sponsoring a recycled materials medium in the Fine Arts Division at the Logan County Fair. The medium will include recycled materials such as glass, metal, plastics, wood and paper. Artists are encouraged to use their imaginations in their choice of recycled materials and the application of those materials in an art project.

Recycled materials artwork will be sponsored in the following age divisions: adults, 18 years and over; young people, 13-17 years; and children, 10-12 years. Entries must be made to the Logan County Fair office by 4:30 p.m. July 25. Artwork must be delivered to the Fine Arts Exhibition Building between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 30.

Award premiums for the artwork are being furnished from proceeds generated by the monthly glass collections co-sponsored by the Joint Solid Waste Agency and the Lincoln Woman's Club.

For more information on the Fine Arts Division, contact the Logan County Fair Association at 732-3311.


SIUE spring dean's list includes 13 from Lincoln

EDWARDSVILLE -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has announced the names of students qualifying for the dean's list for the spring semester. To qualify, a student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and have 12 hours calculated (B is equivalent to 3.0; A to 4.0).

Included on this spring list are 13 students from Lincoln. They are:

Ross Mitchell Arneaud

Jase M. Camp

Brittany D. Ferguson

Peter J. Gillen

Ryan Charles Huffer

Jaclyn Marie Koller

Hannah M. McShane

Aaron James Meyrick

Amanda Jean Noel

Amy K. Ramlow

Casey N. Ritchhart

Hannah M. Sheley

Jairris Eileen Vermeire

Lincoln Church of the Nazarene to host 'Parents Night Out'

The Lincoln Church of the Nazarene will host a "Parents Night Out," with three sessions available the last weekend in June.

The event will give parents an opportunity to enjoy three hours out at any place of their choosing. 

Meanwhile, children ages 4-10 are invited to the church, which will be transformed into the Starlight Space Center, where they will enjoy a "Galactic Adventure with God" and will be entered in a drawing for a new bike. There will be food, activities and fun at no cost to the parents.

The church hopes to give the first 10 couples who sign up a gift certificate to one of the local restaurants. 

The dates and times are Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 30, from noon until 3 p.m.

Call Alice to register at 217-971-6595.

Lincoln Church of the Nazarene is located at 2501 Woodlawn Road.

ZLS May Students of the Month

Claire Conrady and Sydney Johnson, seventh-graders at Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln, have been selected as the Zion Lutheran School May Students of the Month.

Sydney has been an honor roll student, and her ZLS activities have included basketball, volleyball, track, band, choir and speech team.

Sydney attends Faith Lutheran Church. Her church and community activities have included Sunday school, trapshooting, bow and arrow, swimming, and softball. Sydney's favorite activities are playing volleyball and reading.

Her parents are Kim and Lisa Johnson of Lincoln.

Claire has been an honor roll student and her ZLS activities have included band, choir chimes, choir, speech team, volleyball and track.

Claire attends Faith Lutheran Church. Her church and community activities have included Girl Scouts, dance, Lincoln Extreme club volleyball and piano.

Claire most enjoys clog and tap dancing.

Claire's parents are Mike and Pam Conrady of Lincoln.

Sam Opperman achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Sam Opperman, a junior at Lincoln Community High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Lincoln Boy Scout Troop 1102. He was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor May 12 at Zion Lutheran Church.

Scoutmaster Robert Cox presented Sam with his Eagle Badge, and Cpl. James Harnacke of the Marine Corps League presented him with the Good Citizenship Award during the Court of Honor.

Sam joined the Scouting program in first grade as a Tiger Cub. He continued in Cub Scouts, then Boy Scouts, where he earned 45 merit badges on his way to Eagle Scout.

Sam completed his Eagle service project at Zion Lutheran School. Through the generosity of the members of Zion Lutheran Church, school and the Lincoln community, Sam led his troop in landscaping the entrance to the school, assembling and mounting two heavy-gauge steel benches, and mounting a cross salvaged during the renovation of Zion Lutheran Church. The troop also mounted two outdoor basketball poles, backboards and hoops.

Sam has participated in the National Youth Leadership training at Ingersoll Scout Reservation, served in numerous leadership roles for his troop, backpacked through the mountains of the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and the mountains of the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch in Colorado. He has also walked from New Salem to Springfield six times with his troop during the Lincoln Pilgrimage. He also received the Order of the Arrow, reaching Brotherhood designation.

Samuel is the son of David and Stephanie Opperman of Lincoln. His grandparents are Ruth Opperman and the late George V. Opperman of Lincoln and Bobetta Kolbus and the late Raymond Kolbus of Normal.

Lincoln College to host basketball camp for girls

Lincoln College will host a basketball camp June 25-28 for girls in first to eighth grade. Sessions will be in the Jack Nutt Arena in the Lincoln Center.

The camp will focus on fundamental skill development.

Girls in first to fourth grade will attend from 10 a.m. to noon, and girls in fifth to eighth grade will go from 1 until 3 p.m.

The camp is $40 per person and $20 for additional siblings. Forms are available in the Lincoln Center if needed.

For more information, contact Carol Wilson at 735-5050, ext. 317, or email

ZLS 4th-quarter honor roll

The fourth-quarter honor roll for Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln is as follows:

High honors:

Fourth grade -- Will Messner, Isaiah Prather

Fifth grade -- Blake Hermes, Lane Prather, Madeline Steiner

Sixth grade -- Emily Messner

Seventh grade -- Danielle Burgrabe, Claire Conrady, Heather Heidbreder, Brooklyn Hermes, Sydney Johnson, Anna Sielaff

Eighth grade -- Joe Ahrends, Elizabeth Ford


Third grade -- Moriah Prather, Will Stambaugh, Ysabella Adubato

Fourth grade -- Madelyn Koehler, Greyson Rademaker

Fifth grade -- Francesca Adubato, Megan Benner, Noah Henry, Katie Lynn, Carter Robison

Sixth grade -- Ashlan Broom, Nathan Ford, Katie Hunsley, Kathryn Nobbe, Emma Ritterbush

Seventh grade -- Zack Prather, Isabelle Thompson, Hailie Williams

Eighth grade -- Lexie Groves, Andrew Simmer, Anna Walters

Honorable mention:

Third grade -- J.R. Lynn, Halie McEntire

Fourth grade -- Noah Butler

Fifth grade -- Grace Montgomery

Sixth grade -- Emma Cooper, Mya Roberts, Victoria Tripplett

Seventh grade -- Kalyn Roberts

Eighth grade -- Cylie Rekart, Ben Steiner

Mount Pulaski High School honor rolls

MOUNT PULASKI -- Mount Pulaski High School has released honors rolls for the fourth quarter and second semester.

4th quarter


"Straight A" honor roll -- Mark Foley, Audrey Maske

High honors (3.80 and above) -- Katheryn Bobell, Alexandra Conley, Marlea Elias, Samantha Fanning, Allison Haley, Andrew Houser, Carly Powell, Matthew Southerlan

Honors (3.50-3.79) -- Hillary Fielden, Taylor Lowe, Kyle Przykopanski, Grace Tierney

Honorable mention (3.00-3.49) -- Sarah Clayton, Whitney Clayton, Alexander Deppe, Kelsey Griesheim, Jeremy Henrichsmeyer, Tyler Hubal, Eryn Leever, Madison Leinweber, Jacob Litterly, Kyle Lock, Jonathan Oberreiter, Taylor Schahl, Christopher Wernsing

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"Straight A" honor roll -- Rachel Allen, Jessica Awe, Andrea Dickerson, Sylvia Klumpp, Zackary Ladson

High honors (3.80 and above) -- Josef Bosnyak, Tanner Clementz, Rachel Durchholz, Allison Hickey, Elyse McCormick, Alexa Meister, Trenton Trump

Honors (3.50-3.79) -- Taylor Anderson, Scott Clampet, Shanyn Gibbs, Timothy Koehler, Darian Lovin, Bryan McCawley, Jessica Raineri, Hannah Skaggs

Honorable mention (3.00-3.49) -- Bowen Casper, Janson Cooper, Holly Elias, Edward Grisheim, Cole Huff, Shawn Knauer, Erika Leever, Tyler Litterly, Jacob Stoll


"Straight A" honor roll -- Madison Haley, Chun Yin Michael Ho, Cady Lowery, Jordan Taylor

High honors (3.80 and above) -- Derek Baunach, Jordan Luczaj, Emma Stewart, Brady Thomas

Honors (3.50-3.79) -- Alexis Bowles

Honorable mention (3.00-3.49) -- Stephanie Bailey, Madison Chandler, Samuel Fielden, Marcus Hoock, Marissa Mattingly, Aaron Stewart, Maxwell Van Rheeden


"Straight A" honor roll -- Elizabeth Allen, Julia Beccue, Alecsandria Hayes, Samantha Morris, Margaret Olson, Haley Vaughan

Honors (3.50-3.79) -- Matthew Amidon, Hannah Riedle

Honorable mention (3.00-3.49) -- Blake Collier, Justin Dunakey, Aaron Durchholz, Angel Griffieth, Caroline Huff, Garrett Johnston, Claudia Knight, Michael Lowery, Hayle McCawley, Andrew Moody, Whitney Nichols, Nicholas Raineri, Jessica Smith, Ashton Wakeman, Kelsey Wilham, Shelby Young

2nd semester


"Straight A" honor roll -- Mark Foley, Allison Haley

High honors (3.80 and above) -- Katheryn Bobell, Alexandra Conley, Marlea Elias, Samantha Fanning, Audrey Maske, Carly Powell, Matthew Southerlan, Grace Tierney

Honors (3.50-3.79) -- Hillary Fielden, Andrew Houser, Jacob Litterly, Justin White

Honorable mention (3.00-3.49) -- Ryan Amidon, Sarah Clayton, Alexander Deppe, Kelsey Griesheim, Jeremy Henrichsmeyer, Tyler Hubal, Kyle Lock, Taylor Lowe, Jonathan Oberreiter, Kyle Przykopanski, Kevin Utterback, Christopher Wernsing


"Straight A" honor roll -- Rachel Allen, Jessica Awe, Andrea Dickerson, Sylvia Klumpp, Alexa Meister, Trenton Trump

High honors (3.80 and above) -- Josef Bosnyak, Tanner Clementz, Rachel Durchholz, Allison Hickey, Zackary Ladson, Elyse McCormick

Honors (3.50-3.79) -- Scott Clampet, Timothy Koehler, Darian Lovin, Hannah Skaggs

Honorable mention (3.00-3.49) -- Taylor Anderson, Bowen Casper, Auston Constant, Janson Cooper, Lindsey Davis, Shanyn Gibbs, Edward Griesheim, Jacob Hahn, Cole Huff, Emily Johnston, Tyler Litterly, Bryan McCawley, Jessica Raineri, Alexandra Sanchez, Jacob Stoll


"Straight A" honor roll -- Madison Haley, Chun Yin Michael Ho, Cady Lowery, Jordan Taylor

High honors (3.80 and above) -- Jordan Luczaj

Honors (3.50-3.79) -- Derek Baunach, Brady Thomas

Honorable mention (3.00-3.49) -- Alexis Bowles, Madison Chandler, Samuel Fielden, Marcus Hoock, Marissa Mattingly, Chelsea Siembida, Aaron Stewart, Emma Stewart


"Straight A" honor roll -- Elizabeth Allen, Julia Beccue, Alecsandria Hayes, Margaret Olson, Haley Vaughan

High honors (3.80 and above) -- Samantha Morris

Honors (3.50-3.79) -- Angel Griffieth, Andrew Moody, Hannah Riedle, Shelby Young

Honorable mention (3.00-3.49) -- Matthew Amidon, Blake Collier, Aaron Durchholz, Caroline Huff, Jacqueline Inselmann, Garrett Johnston, Claudia Knight, Michael Lowery, Hayle McCawley, Whitney Nichols, Nicholas Raineri, Ashton Wakeman

Abraham Lincoln Chapter DAR awards

The following are the Logan County recipients of the Abraham Lincoln Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awards:

Good Citizen Award

  • Mount Pulaski High School -- Audrey Maske

  • Lincoln Community High School -- Lauren Soebbing

  • Hartsburg-Emden High School -- Mary Rankin

Excellence in American History

  • Mount Pulaski Junior High School -- Morgan Hayes

  • Carroll Catholic -- Julia Huynh

  • Chester-East Lincoln -- MacKenzie O'Donohue

  • West Lincoln-Broadwell -- Garrett Schreiner and Kate Benner

  • Lincoln Junior High -- Zachary McCray

  • Zion Lutheran -- Lexie Groves

  • Hartsburg-Emden Junior High -- Alyssa Bridge

Mount Pulaski Courthouse to host quilt show -- exhibitors wanted

MOUNT PULASKI -- The Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation is sponsoring a quilt show Sept. 8 and 9, during the Mount Pulaski Fall Festival. The quilts will be displayed at the Mount Pulaski Courthouse from noon to 8 p.m. on Sept. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 9.

All quilts are welcome. If you wish to exhibit a quilt, call the courthouse at 217-792-3919 between noon and 4 p.m. daily, Tuesday through Saturday, to obtain a quilt entry form and guidelines. Quilt entry forms are also available at many area shops and libraries. All entry forms are due by Aug. 15.

Awards will be provided for first, second and third places. The awards will be based on votes by all visitors.

Each quilt displayed has a unique story to tell. The quilt pictured was made on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. It was won in a basketball tournament by Terry Middletent, from the Lower Brule Reservation. When Pastor Barbara Stroud-Borth left her seminary internship on the Lower Brule Lakota Reservation, Terry and his wife, Mary Jane, gave it to her to honor and thank her for the year she lived and worked with the people of Lower Brule.

A committee of volunteers is putting on the quilt show to help raise money for the courthouse restoration. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

Mount Pulaski CUD 23 preschool openings

MOUNT PULASKI -- Mount Pulaski Grade School has openings in its preschool program for the 2012-2013 school year.

The program guidelines are:

  • Children must be 3 years old prior to Sept. 1.

  • Three-year-olds will meet in the morning (8-11 a.m.).

  • Four-year-olds will meet in the afternoon (noon-3 p.m.).

  • Classes meet five times per week.

  • Monthly tuition is $100.

  • Transportation is the parent's responsibility.

If you are interested or have any questions about the program, call Gene Newton, Mount Pulaski Grade School principal, at 217-792-7220.

Kevin Michael Barker of Lincoln earns Eagle Scout

Kevin Michael Barker, son of Llyle and Sue Barker of Lincoln, was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at Lincoln Christian Church on Sunday. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 1102 in Lincoln and just completed his freshman year at Lincoln Community High School.

During his nine-year Scouting career, Kevin has advanced through Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, earning 28 merit badges on his way to Eagle Scout. The rank of Eagle is earned by 2 to 4 percent of Boy Scouts each year. He successfully led the troop in a project to build 12 park benches for Little Galilee Christian Camp in Clinton, a camp that he has been a part of and has been inspired by.

Kevin has also participated in National Youth Leadership training at Ingersoll Scout Reservation. He has served as senior patrol leader for the troop and has been inducted into the Order of the Arrow honor society. This summer he plans to complete a two-week, 62-mile backpacking trek through the mountains of New Mexico with members of his troop.

Troop 1102 Scoutmaster Robert Cox presented Kevin with his Eagle Badge during the Court of Honor.

After graduating from Lincoln Community High School, Kevin hopes to enter the medical field.

Delavan to host Civil War re-enactment battle June 30-July 1

DELAVAN -- The inaugural Little Crane Creek Civil War re-enactment battle will be on June 30 and July 1 at the Lake Park in Delavan. It is one of many events in Delavan in conjunction with the city's175th birthday. The re-enactment is free and open to the public.

Re-enactors representing both the North and South will participate in a battle scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The weekend will also include an appearance by President Abraham Lincoln, Civil War storyteller Brett Hall and Civil War songs by Bob Welch. On Saturday evening there will be a period dance featuring the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band.

Harvest of Talents Princess Tea planned for June 30

Harvest of Talents for World Hunger and Lincoln Christian Church are sponsoring a Princess Tea again this year for young ladies ages 3-13. The event will be on June 30 at the Lincoln Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Doors will open at 10:45 a.m., and the tea is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The theme of the event will be "Secret Garden." Young ladies are invited to dress in whatever makes them feel pretty. Tea will be served on decorated tables and entertainment will be provided. There will also be time allowed for photo ops.

Tickets go on sale May 1. Seating is limited. For more details and to make reservations, contact Vera Thomas at the church office.

Young ladies are to be accompanied by a chaperone, such as their mother, grandmother, aunt or friend.

Lincoln Christian Church is located at 204 N. McLean St. in Lincoln.

All proceeds from the Princess Tea will go the 2012 Harvest of Talents for World Hunger, to feed hungry people worldwide.

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