manager of marketing and development
has been with Lincolndailynews.com since May 2000. She also
works at Academic Development Institute in Lincoln.
is a native of Jackson, Mo. She has lived in Logan County for five
years. She and her husband, Les, have a son, Joseph Dean Ahrends,
graduated from high school in Jackson, Mo., and attended the
University of Missouri in Columbia, graduating in 1994 with a
bachelor's degree in agricultural journalism and agricultural
economics. Then she spent six months living on German farms as
part of the International 4-H Youth Exchange.
five years she was an agricultural chemical manufacturer
representative in central Illinois.
is very active in the Lincoln Rotary Club and serves as
president-elect this year. She is the co-chair of the Chamber of
Commerce Agriculture Committee and coordinates the annual Ag Day
August she was selected as one of the 30 members of the Illinois
Agriculture Leadership Foundation's class of 2002.
favorite pastimes are taking Inga, the family's German shepherd,
for walks through the neighborhood; gardening; church activities
at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln; going to aerobics classes at
the Lincoln Park District Rec Center; and playing with her son's
Kym Ammons-Scott came to Lincoln
nine years ago when her
husband, Augustus, became
the prison warden. She was born in Chicago but raised in Waterloo,
She is a
self-proclaimed family manager with three children: Ashanti,
Jamaal and Janel. Kym has a background in journalism,
with a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in journalism
and mass communications. She also has a master's degree in public
administration from the University of Illinois.
Kym is currently on
the board for the United Cerebral Palsy of Lincolnland, the
Illinois Association of Minorities in Government and keeps very
busy with activities at Second Baptist Church.
Bell was born in Charleston, Ill., graduated from high school in
Paris, Ill., and then lived in Springfield until moving to the
Lincoln area in August of 1997. She has always lived in a county
is the program manager for Main Street Lincoln. In addition, she
serves as state director of the Miss Illinois Fair Queen Pageant.
She calls this her "volunteer career" but loves being a
part of it because of the people she’s met and worked with.
bachelor’s degree, from Saint Mary of the Woods College,
included a triple major in marketing, management and business
husband, Terry, is owner of Extension Staffing in Springfield and
a school board member for West Lincoln-Broadwell. They and their
two sons, Corbin, 11, and Carrington, 10, live five miles west of
Lincoln in a Sears kit home built in 1912.
enjoys antiques, reading short stories and working on their home.
She loves watching the changing seasons in their back yard —
from the first spring planting in the 40 acres on either side to
the clear, starlit summer skies at night to the combines working
the harvest to the stillness of a winter morning when the miles
are covered with snow. Her first memory of life in Lincoln was
looking over the fields and watching the balloons come up on the
Ann Carnley, administrative
assistant and reporter
Ann Carnley is an office assistant and writer at LDN and a
at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. She and her husband, Jason, moved to Lincoln at the beginning of this school year.
hometown is Pittsburgh, Penn., where she graduated from Gateway
Senior High School. She recently completed a bachelor’s degree
in elementary education at Florida Christian College.
Ann enjoys sewing, cross-stitching, drawing/coloring, and reading
(non-homework assignments). She has also gone hunting — twice.
nickname is JAZ (my maiden name is Zottola),” she says, “and I
enjoyed being at the end of the alphabet.”
Joan calls Hopedale her hometown. She has been living in Lincoln
for about six years now.
Hopedale High School (which no longer exists due to
consolidation), Roosevelt University of Chicago and Loyola
University of Chicago. She earned a master of arts degree in
Joan has four
daughters, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She says of herself
that she reads a lot – everything from Shakespeare to detective
stories. She enjoys opera, Mozart, folk and bluegrass music. She
is a “bird nut” and feeds all the birds in her yard. She
seldom goes walking without her binoculars.
There are five
generations of her family living – all female.
Fulton has worked in Logan County for 17 years. He is currently
the unit leader with the University of Illinois Extension. Prior
to that he was the agriculture adviser for Logan County with the
University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service.
and his wife, Sherry, have three sons, Andrew, 12, David, 9, and
graduated from high school in St. Charles, received his
bachelor’s degree in ag science from Western Illinois University
in 1979 and his master’s degree in agronomy from the University
of Illinois in 1986.
favorite pastimes are working around the family’s small-scale
farm, hunting and fishing.
Krallmann, copy editor,
Mary lived her
earliest years in Marysville, Neb. (a rural spot about 30
miles west of Lincoln, Neb.). She has lived in the local
Lincoln since 1983.
She graduated from
Pomeroy Community High School in Pomeroy, Iowa; St. Paul’s
College in Concordia, Mo.; and Concordia College in Seward, Neb., where she earned a
bachelor’s degree in education.
activities are playing the organ for church, jogging, walking and
She is currently
working on the Lincoln Daily News project, serving as a staff
writer and copy editor.
was born in Oceanside, Calif. He grew up in nearby Escondido
before moving up the coast to Sunnyvale. He graduated from high
school far from the West Coast, in Mount Vernon, Mo. He has been
living for the last 13-plus years in Logan County.
is married to Melinda (Byers) and currently is employed as
director of partnership at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary.
attended college at both Lincoln Christian College and Southwest
Missouri State University. He has also done graduate work at
Lincoln Christian Seminary and the University of Illinois.
enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife. His passions are
evangelism and preaching. He also reads, watches movies, drives a
few golf balls and is known to attend as many major sporting
events as humanly possible. But if the truth were known, the pride
of his life is his newborn son, Payne.
L. (Wibben) Rankin of Emden has lived in Logan County all her
life. She and her husband, Gary, are parents of Chelsey, 12, Mary
Rose, 7, and Erin, 5.
is a graduate of Hartsburg-Emden High School, Valparaiso
University and the University of Illinois and is currently a
full-time student in English education at Illinois State
University. She earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in
PE/athletic training and a minor in English/writing. Then she
completed a master’s degree in kinesiology.
pastimes, she enjoys reading, writing and cooking, especially
Redding, sports photographer for the Lincoln Daily News,
grew up in Lincoln.
played basketball, football and track at Lincoln Community High
School, and was a member of the football team at Eureka College,
where he graduated.
was a special education teacher and football and basketball coach
for four years. He is now the vice-president of New Albion, Inc.
Sam grew up in
Towanda and currently lives with his wife, Jane, in
Lincoln. Jane is a teacher at Washington-Monroe school. Together
they have four children and three grandchildren.
Sam is a graduate
of Normal Community High School and earned his B.S. in history,
his M.S. in psychology and his Ed.D in educational administration
from ISU. He also earned an M.A. in English from U.I.S.
He is the executive
director of Academic Development Institute in Lincoln and in his
spare time is an avid reader, playing a little golf. He dabbles in
Seggelke, graphic designer
Seggelke works with LDN's ad layout and other general graphics
needs. During the day he is a pre-press designer for Key Printing.
Ryan was born and raised here in Lincoln, where he currently
resides. He is quoted as having no spouse or children, but shares
his home with a pet canary named Peep.
graduated from Lincoln Community High School and later received a
degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois.
plays guitar, reads and is interested in shopping and traveling.
His favorite food is "Chunky Monkey" ice cream. He is,
curiously, both a night person and a morning person, requiring
occasional daytime naps.
Seggelke, an LDN partner, was born in Lincoln on July 25, 1948. He
graduated from LCHS in 1966 and from Lincoln Christian College in
1970. He is married to Rita, who is a supervisor in the
Springfield office of Department of Children and Family Services.
They have four children.
is the owner of Key Printing in Lincoln. He and Rita attend
Lincoln Christian Church.
claim to fame is that, although he was very young at the time, he
once shook hands with President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Taylor, sports writer
Taylor, assistant director of admissions at Lincoln Christian
College, likes to watch the Cubs and the Illini. His reports on
Illini games are posted for LDN readers.
graduated from Champaign Centennial High School, earned a bachelor’s
degree from LCC, and is currently working on a master’s degree
at Lincoln Christian Seminary.
enjoys spending family time with his wife, Marla, and their two
children: Jordan, 4, and Peyton, 1. They have a golden retriever
watching sports, Greg likes to read and also spends about eight to
10 days each year fishing in Canada.
John F. Welter grew up
in Colby, Kan.. He has been living here in the Lincoln area for
about 12 years with his wife, Tamara, son Brian and
daughter Olivia. They have a wirehair terrier named Niblet.
John attended high
school in Colby, Kan., received his B.S. from Kansas State
University, a Masters from Eastern New Mexico University and has
done advanced graduate work at UCLA.
John is currently
working as professor of history and religion at Lincoln College.
He says his
favorite pastimes include reading and listening to music of all
Werth is a lifelong resident of Lincoln. He currently works for
the Illinois Secretary of State at the Lincoln facility.
graduated from Lincoln High in 1961 and from Lincoln College in
1963. He then earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and has done postgraduate
work in public administration at the University of
has four cats: Booker and Richard, indoors; and Hannibal and
enjoys hot weather (July and August are his favorite months),
working outside, reading, writing, fishing and an occasional golf
Youngquist, managing editor
moved to Lincoln 17 years ago and currently serves as managing
editor for Lincoln Daily News, RMA manager for Computer
Consulting Associates and as a tutor at Lincoln College.
her husband, Jim, have a daughter, Trisha, in college in Missouri. The
Younquists share their home with Bob, the cat, and Scarlett, a
graduated from Streator Township High School and has studied at
Joliet Junior College (horticulture), Lincoln Christian College,
Lincoln College (pre-nursing), and Millikin University (nursing).
likes variety in life and a sense of adventure. She enjoys playing
with the dog or cat, gardening, reading (novels and gardening
stuff), movies, listening to books on tape while driving or
floating in the pool, traveling in the U.S., walking through parks
and wilderness, and camping. She also lists worship on Sundays –
not as a pastime, but a necessary time.
far as dislikes are concerned, there’s coconut. And she takes
mice caught on sticky traps and sets them free in the country.
Jim Youngquist grew
up in Joliet and moved to Lincoln in 1984 with his
family to attend Lincoln Christian College. He attended Joliet
West High School and Joliet Junior College, where he majored in
horticulture. Jim was a preaching major at LCC.
He lives quietly in
Lincoln with his wife, Jan, and Bob, the cat. Jim and Jan have a
daughter, Trisha, who is currently a junior in college.
Jim says that his
hobbies are computers, collecting clocks and tropical fish, but
his favorite pastime is actually teaching Sunday School at
Eastview Christian Church in Bloomington.
assistant and writer
Youngquist of Lincoln is a student and, during breaks from school, an LDN office assistant.
Besides responsibilities at the front desk, she has written
articles and trained other workers.
graduated from the Illinois Math and Science Academy in 1998 and
studied for two years at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in
Truman State University in Missouri she's double majoring in
Russian and physics and loving it.
has a pet dog, Scarlett, and enjoys swimming, embroidery, reading,
watching movies, biking, traveling and sitting around drinking
coffee. In addition, she does a great Animal (from the Muppets)
Zimmerman-Wills is a self-employed communications/public relations
consultant and freelance
writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from
Western Illinois University and has done graduate work in public
relations at the University of Illinois, Springfield.
Kilbourne native, she graduated from Easton High School. She has
resided in Logan County for 4½ years.
husband, Chris, is bureau chief for the State Capitol office of
the Associated Press.
and Chris have a dog, Cisco, and three cats, Minnie, Pearl and
favorite pastimes are gardening, antiquing, restoring their
century-old home, walking and anything outdoor-related, and