Trays of three dozen, four dozen or
five dozen may be ordered. Prices start at $15 for three dozen
assorted holiday cookies.
Order in advance by calling 217-732-1979
to be sure they are available. Orders will be taken until Dec. 7.
At the same time, there will be a big bake sale: cakes, pies,
breads, fudge, candy and more.
Help yourself by letting HSLC bake, and help the shelter that
provides for dogs and cats in Logan County.
will hold memorial service Sunday
The Lincoln Elks Lodge will hold their annual memorial service on Sunday,
Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Elks Lodge Ballroom.
The service each year honors
the memory and lives of members lost during that year. This year,
seven members will be remembered: John Pelc Jr., Clyde Camp, David
McEntire, Edward Blair, Edward Malerich, Burke Miller and Dean Leith.
Families and friends of the departed are invited to attend the
service and to remain afterward for food and fellowship.
gives thanks for Wombacher gift
The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation is
thankful this holiday season for John "Jack" and Marilyn Wombacher and the
Lincoln residence they have donated to the foundation.
For the Wombacher couple, donating their home was a matter of giving
back to their community.
"We knew that our kids would not want the
house, nor did they need the proceeds from the sale," the Wombachers
said. "When we were asked to contribute to the hospital campaign,
this just seemed like the right thing to do. And, it certainly
worked well for us."
The home at 4 Forest Hills Drive was actually gifted to ALHF in
December 2010 as part of the $5.5 million Preserve the Mission
capital campaign. Through a life-estate arrangement, the Wombachers
benefited from an immediate tax deduction of the home's market value
and retained the right to live in the house as long as they wished.
The couple decided this summer that they would permanently move
to Englewood, Fla., where they have kept a winter home for many
years. On Sept. 19 they handed over the keys to their
Lincoln home to Dolan Dalpoas, ALMH
president and CEO, and Marty Ahrends, ALHF executive director. The
Wombachers left Lincoln knowing they did not have the worry and work
of preparing their house for sale.
The four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath ranch-style home sits on a 1-acre
lot overlooking the 16th fairway at the Lincoln Elks Country Club.
It is listed for sale by Seth Goodman of ME Realty. Proceeds from
the sale will help pay for construction costs of the new hospital.
ALMH named the community conference room in honor of the John
Wombacher family and their generous gift. The Wombacher Room is
located just off the hospital lobby and is a prime meeting location
for ALMH committees, weekly blood pressure checks, health education
seminars and other not-for-profit community groups.
IRS-qualified charities like the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare
Foundation can accept many kinds of property gifts and provide
donors with a sizable tax deduction based upon a current appraised
"Life-estate gifts of property are a creative way to support your
favorite charity," Ahrends said. "A great deal of individual net
worth is tied up in occupied property or income-producing farmland.
A donor may not have the cash or stock to achieve their charitable
goals, but they can leverage their property to make a much larger
gift than they ever dreamed possible.
"Property gifts are particularly attractive to donors who have no
close heirs," Ahrends continued. "Often it is more rewarding for
these donors to gift an asset to a favorite cause, rather than to
will it to a distant relative who may not want to, or have the time
to manage the property.
"ALHF is deeply grateful to the Wombachers for their generous
gift," said Ahrends. "Long after their beautiful home has been sold,
their legacy will live on every time a patient seeks care at ALMH."
For more information about the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare
Foundation, contact Ahrends at 605-5006 or visit
Management Agency presents volunteer and professional recognitions
Thursday evening's Logan County Board meeting
in the Logan County Courthouse, there were about two dozen extra guests.
They were there for a Logan County Emergency Management Agency presentation
of special awards.
Dan Fulscher, EMA director, made the presentations. He called forth
four people for commendation. These people were recognized for their
dedication to serving the community.
"This is the time of year
that we really enjoy," said Fulscher.
The first award given was a Special Merit for Outstanding
"We had two people that were volunteers that our committee, as we
were looking at this, it seemed like every time we turned around in
the community, they were involved," said Fulscher.
The Special Merit was awarded to Roy Logan and Marcia
Greenslate. These two volunteers are frequently seen at the
balloon festival, at any celebration for the city of Lincoln and at
the park district's gathering for the Fourth of July.
"They always do it with such a smile on their face," said
Fulscher. "People look at you (Logan and Greenslate) and they smile,
and they have a good time; and there is no doubt in our minds that
we are very proud to give Marcia and Roy this Special Merit Award."
Greenslate commented: "I can honestly say that I wasn't prepared.
When we were first invited by Dan to come, we looked at each other,
and we were like, 'What's that about?'" She also said that being
active in the community is big part of who they are.
Logan wasn't expecting it either. He said: "My first question
was, 'We're not in trouble are we?'"
The second award presented was the Larry Shroyer Award.
"This is for people in emergency management and emergency
services and the community who have dedicated their life to
emergency services," said Fulscher.
This year the award was given to two people.
The first of the recipients was John Bunner.
Bunner began his 35-year service in law enforcement in 1977, when
he joined the Lincoln Police Department. He was promoted to corporal
in 1982 and again to sergeant and detective in 1989. He retired from
the city police in 2006 and became a truant officer for the regional
superintendent of schools for the following year. Bunner was hired
by the Logan County Sheriff's Department as a lead detective in 2007
and is still employed there.
The sheriff often attends board meetings as part of security
A surprised Bunner said: "Sheriff Nichols told me to be here
tonight, and he didn't tell me anything about this. I do appreciate
this award and thank you very much."
The second recipient was Terry Storer.
Storer came to Lincoln in December of 1977. He was a paramedic
with Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital from that point until
December 1999. He is also former adjunct faculty member at the
University of Illinois-Urbana. From 1995 through 2005, he worked as
a firefighter and paramedic with the Lincoln Rural Fire Protection
District. Storer joined the Logan County Emergency Management Agency
in December 2000 as deputy director and continues in that position.
"Terry's probably the only person I know of who takes a pay cut
from paramedic to come work as assistant director," said Fulscher.
In 2004 and 2012, Storer led in the development of a state-level
homeland security plan. In 2004, Logan County was the first county
selected to run such a plan. Storer is the only individual in the
state of Illinois who has led such a development process twice.
"That is the benchmark that is being taught to the rest of the
people in Illinois," said Fulscher.
Storer is also in charge of the communications plan and the
hazard mitigations plan.
Fuslcher said he was surprised when he realized Storer's name was
not on the list of award recipients before this year.
"Talk about EMA 911's 'wind beneath the wings,'" said Fulscher.
In accepting his award, Storer said: "It's an honor. I've worked
with some great people. Logan County is fortunate because we've got
a group of volunteers throughout the county that give so much."
This award was first given in 2000 and is named for Larry Shroyer.
Shroyer was one of the men present when the Logan County Safety
Complex was opened and paid for, and he wrote one of the first
emergency management operation plans for the county.
Past recipients of the Larry Shroyer
2000 -- Carl Faith,
2001 -- Gene Bathe,
2002 -- Doug Dutz,
2003 -- Ernest
Jeckel, Warren Wendlandt
2004 -- Stan
Anderson, Mark Mann
2005 -- Jim Hubrich,
Robert "Bucky" Washam Jr.
2006 -- Dianne
Ruff, Norma Bathe
2007 -- Mike
Patridge, Steve Siltman
2008 -- Stuart
Erlenbush, Dick Logan
2009 -- Steve
2010 -- Rick Bacon,
2011 -- Barb Kline, Randy Conklen
[By JAN YOUNGQUIST]