Logan County Briefs:  Veteran's Assistance Commission seeks superintendent; Board makes appointments

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[June 23, 2016]  LINCOLN - On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the Logan County Board held their regular board meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Joe Schaler of the Veteran’s Assistance Commission gave an update on the Commission’s progress.

Schaler summarized the work done since the idea of forming a Veteran’s Assistance Commission was discussed in fall 2015 and Military Veteran Posts formed the commission this winter. Schaler said the board formally recognized the creation of the VAC and voters approved a tax levy to fund it, and now they are almost ready to open their office.

Schaler said, “I am pleased to inform you that we are just a couple of weeks away from completing this mission with the opening of the VAC office.

Schaler said the commission wanted to “thank the board for their efforts in working with us through this process to be able to take it to the county voters for their approval of the tax levy.” He said, “This was and is recognizing and honoring the sacrifices made by our county veterans and their families.”

Schaler also thanked the city mayors and councils “for their support” and “civic and business groups for supporting this achievement.”

Schaler said the commission formed a search committee to hire a superintendent. [See below this article for qualifications.]

Schaler said, “As we all continue on this journey to serve our county veterans and their families, the Comission’s goal will be to strive to become the best VAC county in the state. The motto ‘Veterans serving veterans’ is what we are committed to.”

Schaler said Dennis, who maintains the courthouse, has helped him find desks, chairs, and office furniture, and built a sign to go over the office door. He thanked Lincoln Printers for creating the sign. Schaler closed his remarks by unveiling the sign.


The board unanimously approved the appointments of Dan Meyer to the Logan County Housing Authority, Randy Conklen to the New Holland Fire Protection District, and Theresa McEntire to the Logan County Cemetery District.

The board also unanimously approved authorizing the appointing of Judges of Election.

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Board members present were Rick Aylesworth, Dave Blankenship, Miles Craig, Chairman David Hepler, Vice Chairman Bob Farmer, Pat O’Neill, Gene Rohlfs, Chuck Ruben, and Scott Schaffenacker. Kevin Bateman, Emily Davenport, and Adam Schmidt were absent.

The next Regular board meeting will be Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

[Angela Reiners]

Superintendent sought for Logan County Veterans Assistance Commission

The VAC Superintendent will provide casework, interim financial assistance and file VA related claims and appeals.

The VAC expects this to begin as a 3 day work week with potential to become full time. Salary will depend on experience.

The following is a brief listing of requirements and duties:

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Honorably discharged veteran with minimum of 180 days of active duty

  • Applicant subject to background check.

  • Applicants must be a resident of Logan County or become one within 12 months of contracting.

  • Must be able to attend some evening and off-site meetings.

  • Some travel will be required for meetings and training.

  • Possess a valid drivers license with insurance, dependable transportation.

  • An accredited Veteran Service Officer preferred, but for right candidate training will be provided.

  • Must become accredited within first 12 months.

Interested candidates please mail resume and DD214 to:

Veterans Assistance Commission
Logan County Courthouse
Resume for Superintendent position
Room 17
601 Broadway St.
Lincoln, Il. 62656

No calls please.

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