Local Abraham Lincoln historians Paul Beaver, Ron Keller and Anne
Moseley will have a panel discussion on the "Lincoln" film,
beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the museum, 300 Keokuk St. in
Lincoln. This question-and-answer session will give moviegoers an
opportunity to discuss and dissect the film. The event is free and
open to the public.
The Lincoln Heritage Museum is located on the
campus of Lincoln College, the only college named for Lincoln in his
lifetime. The museum exhibits a rare and valuable collection of
artifacts that tell the story of the life and times of Abraham
In 2008 Lincoln College broke ground for the Lincoln Center, a
new multifaceted facility to feature a state-of-the-art museum, a
physical fitness and health center, a spacious gymnasium, a
multimedia classroom, and office space. The center opened in 2010,
with the new museum being the final phase of the building project.
Lincoln College hired Taylor Studios from Rantoul to design and
fabricate the museum. The design phase began in 2011, and the
opening is to be in the fall of 2013.
The new museum will be on two floors, with approximately 4,000
square feet of exhibit space. That is approximately four times the
space of the current facility. The heart of the new museum's
storyline will be the Illinois story. The artifacts will remain
front and center to telling the Lincoln story, but the new museum
will feature more visual and interactive exhibits to draw the
visitor in as much as possible. Another key component of the new
museum will be the heavy integration of living history. Space will
be reserved in several galleries, showcasing Lincoln at different
periods in his life, for small audiences to "witness history" from
For more information, call 217-732-5476 or visit
of Talents Christmas cookie walk Dec. 8
There will be a Christmas cookie walk on
8, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the family room of the Lincoln Christian
Church Fellowship Center. Sponsored by the Harvest of Talents for World
Hunger, the event will feature homemade traditional holiday and bar cookies.
Cookies will be available for purchase by the pound or arranged on
Georgia Vinson, who chairs the cookie
walk, recommends taking them home for weekend entertaining or
popping them in your freezer to prepare yourself for Christmas
parties and last-minute holiday guests.
Cookie shoppers are invited to enter the Fellowship Center
through the north canopy parking lot door.
All proceeds will become a part of the 2013 Harvest of Talents
for World Hunger and will be channeled through International
Disaster Emergency Service to meet hunger needs worldwide.
Anyone having questions about the cookie walk may contact Georgia
Vinson at 732-9069.
Lutheran live Nativity scheduled for Dec. 14 & 15
The annual Zion Lutheran
Church drive-thru live Nativity is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, from 6 to 8
p.m. The outdoor scene, portrayed by church members and live animals, is set
to favorite Christmas hymns and presented on the grounds of Zion Lutheran
School, 1600 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln, across from Wal-Mart.
No admission is charged, but
nonperishable food items will be collected for the Lincoln/Logan
extends order deadline for cookie trays
Order now to get your fancy Christmas cookies.
The Humane Society of Logan County is having their annual Christmas cookie
tray sale, with cookie pickup on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
at Graue Inc., 1905 N. Kickapoo.
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