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June 2002

Every Sunday in June and July
WHO: Public
WHAT: Concert in the Park series

WHERE: Latham Park, downtown Lincoln
WHEN: 7 pm

Every Sunday in June, July and August
WHO: Public
WHAT: Free tours of J.H. Hawes Elevator Museum

WHERE: First Street, downtown Atlanta
WHEN: 1-3 pm

Tuesday, June 4
Lincoln Writers' Club
Visitors welcome
Monthly meeting, with guest appearance by Dr. Marcellus Leonard of the University of Illinois in Springfield
Pegram Room at Lincoln Public Library
6 pm

Wednesday, June 5
American Legion Auxiliary 263
American Red Cross blood drive
Lincoln Sports Complex
Noon-5 pm

Saturday, June 8
WHO: Public
WHAT: Beason townwide garage sales

WHERE: Beason
WHEN: 8 am - 1 pm

SPONSOR: Logan County Master Gardeners
WHO: Public
WHAT: Garden Walk; call 732-8289 for information; tickets available
WHERE: Eight Lincoln gardens
WHEN: 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday, June 9
WHO: Public
WHAT: 98th birthday celebration of the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum

WHERE: First Street, downtown Atlanta
WHEN: 2 pm

Thursday, June 13
SPONSOR: Logan County Arts Association
Public; ticket admission; limited seating
WHAT: Classic Film Night featuring Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”
WHERE: Lincoln Cinemas, 215 S. Kickapoo
WHEN: 7 pm

Friday and Saturday, June 14-15
WHO: Public
WHAT: Mount Pulaski Heritage Days and Bluegrass Festival

WHERE: Mount Pulaski Historical Museum

June 14-16 and 18-22
SPONSOR: Lincoln Community Theatre
WHAT: "Hello, Dolly!"

WHERE: Johnston Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln College campus
WHEN: 8 pm performances Tuesday through Saturday; 2 pm performance on Sundays

Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16
WHO: Public
WHAT: "Explore Logan County"; countywide festivals; flea markets, displays of antiques and collectibles, festivals in Mount Pulaski and Hartsburg, Elkhart Homecoming, all-church musical
WHERE: Around the county

Wednesday, June 19
American Legion Auxiliary 263
American Red Cross blood drive
Lincoln Sports Complex
Noon-5 pm

Sunday, June 23
SPONSOR: Knapp/Chesnut/Becker Historical Society
Public; no admission fee
WHAT: Opening day of the Smithsonian Institute exhibit "Yesterday's Tomorrows"; theme for the day: "Transportation Sunday"

WHERE: Knapp/Chesnut/Becker Library and Museum, Middletown
WHEN: 10 am - 4 pm; parade at 1:30 pm; special events in park pavilion 2:30-4:30 pm

Friday, June 28
SPONSOR: Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation
Registered players; call (217) 732-2161, Ext. 405
WHAT: FORE-ALMH golf outing

WHERE: Lincoln Elk's Country Club

Sunday, June 30
SPONSOR: Knapp/Chesnut/Becker Historical Society
Public; no admission fee
WHAT: Smithsonian Institute exhibit "Yesterday's Tomorrows"; theme for the day: "Home & Country Sunday"

WHERE: Knapp/Chesnut/Becker Library and Museum, Middletown
WHEN: 10 am - 4 pm; ice cream social in park pavilion beginning at 1 pm









SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:  CIEDC elects new board at annual meetingMaster Gardeners walk Logan County LEPC committee appointmentsLincoln Area YMCA 2002 summer day camps

REGULAR POSTINGS FOR ORGANIZATIONS:  Addresses of city and county officialsGirl ScoutsLincoln Rotary ClubLincoln Park District,  Lincoln Writers’ Club,  OasisUniversity of Illinois ExtensionYMCA


CIEDC elects new board at annual meeting

CIEDC’s corporate board met March 21 for its annual meeting, and officers were elected. They are Paul Gleason, president; Gaila Barcus, vice president; Steve Waterworth, secretary; and Mike Booher, treasurer.

Following the board meeting, nearly 120 people, including board, staff and friends of Community Action, attended a dinner and program at Lincoln’s Moose Lodge. Guest speaker Vincent Clark, executive director of Kankakee County Community Services, related Community Action’s work to the biblical story of the beggar at the Gate Beautiful. He praised those who had given of their time and resources over the 35 years of CIEDC’s history.

Awards were presented to outstanding volunteers and donors, and special recognition was given to Joyce Coleman. Joyce recently retired from the CIEDC staff due to illness. Her service to CIEDC spanned more than 30 years and included a term as board member, many hours of volunteer service and employment in several of CIEDC’s programs.

Senior Nutrition Program recognized

Statewide recognition was given to the 30th anniversary of the Senior Nutrition Program funded under the Older Americans Act. CIEDC acknowledged Ruth Stewart, Peggy Hamblen and Tillie Davidson in recognition of their many years as program participants. At the annual meeting each was presented a certificate signed by Gov. George Ryan and Margo Schriber, former Community Action director and now director of the Illinois Department on Aging.

Master Gardeners walk

The Master Gardeners of Logan County are undertaking their first major event of the season. Saturday, June 8, garden enthusiasts will be given the opportunity to tour eight of Lincoln’s most attractive gardens.

On the tour are the perennial garden on the south side of the Extension office at the Logan County Fairgrounds, the "Children’s Gardens" just north of Jefferson School on Sixth Street, Mary and Jerry Moore’s garden at 121 Carter Lane, Pete and Dixie Ross’ garden at 1430 Delavan St., Dr. Don and Jan Sielaff’s garden at 135 Tenth St., Bob and Jody Graue’s garden at 4 Meadow Lane, Sarah Jacobs’ garden at 326 Park Place, and Bob and Lynn Neal’s Scully Estate gardens.

The tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Tickets are $8 each and are on sale at State Bank, Logan County Bank, CEFCU, Union Planters Bank and the Extension office. Make plans now to attend, and ask your neighbor to tour with you.

A new Master Gardener class will begin in September at the Logan County Extension office. All classes are taught by specialists and professors of the University of Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Logan County LEPC committee appointments

Logan County Local Emergency Planning Committee, the LEPC, held its spring quarterly meeting at the Logan County Safety Complex recently. Yearly elections for all offices, voting delegates, committees and chairs were held. The following members will serve as officers for the year 2002.

LEPC committee appointments

* Indicates chair

Hazard analysis — Dan Fulscher*, Kathy Waldo, Lisa Funk, Mike Patridge, Bobbie Abbott, Steve Siltman

Response and preparedness — Lisa Funk*, Rick Nesbit, Sheriff Tony Soloman, Police Chief Richard Montcalm, IDOT representative Mike Esker

Community awareness — Dan Fulscher*, Bobbi Abbott*, Linda Nelson, Joan Crabb, Don Begolka, Ken Davison

Health services — Kathy Waldo*, Lloyd Evans, Gary Bellafiore, Barb Kline, Roger Leesman, Marsha Stoll, Debbie Cook, Steve Siltman

Training — Mike Patridge*, Delmar Stewart, Sheila Nelson, Lincoln City Fire Chief Washam, Tom Martin

Community resources — Steve Siltman*, Lincoln Mayor Beth Davis, Atlanta Mayor Bill Martin, Dayle Eldredge, Curtis Sutterfield of the Salvation Army, Devin Vannoy, Ed Houchins

Representatives of constituencies

The law requires that one representative from each of the following categories be included in the LEPC membership. The delegate and predesignated alternate are listed for each constituency.

Local representative of elected official — Dayle Eldredge; Bill Martin

Law enforcement — Ed Baunach, Tim Butterfield

Civil defense and emergency management — Dan Fulscher; Terry Storer

Firefighting — Robert Washam; Roger Leesman

First aid and EMT — Steve Siltman; Tom Martin

Health — Kathy Waldo; Lloyd Evans

Local environmental — Mike Patridge; Warren Wendlandt

Hospital — Barb Kline; Gary Auten

Transportation — Don Begolka; Brian Hinds

Broadcast, print, electronic media — Joan Crabb; Jan Youngquist

Community groups — Mary Elston; Tammy Buse

Owners and operators of regulated facilities — Lisa Funk; Sheila Nelson


Addresses of city and county officials

(Title, first name, last name, city or job title, address, city, state, postal code; phone)

Lincoln City Council members

Hon. Elizabeth Davis, Mayor, P.O. Box 353, Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-3912

Mr. David Armbrust, Alderman 3rd Ward, 700 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-4261

Mr. Steve Fuhrer, Alderman 2nd Ward, 1203 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-6679

Mr. Benny Huskins, Alderman 1st Ward, 412 N. Madison St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-3894

Mr. William Melton, Alderman 4th Ward, 1112 E. Burlington St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-2658

Mr. George Mitchell, Alderman 3rd Ward, 427 Wyatt Ave., Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-2151

Mr. Michael Montcalm, Alderman 5th Ward, 700 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-6606

Mr. Verl Prather, Alderman 2nd Ward, 700 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-4778

Rev. Glenn Shelton, Alderman 4th Ward, 920 Pekin St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-8749

Mr. Joseph Stone, Alderman 5th Ward, 270 Southgate, Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-1600

Mr. Pat Madigan, Alderman 1st Ward, 110 Park Place, Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-3724

Logan County Board members

Mr. Richard Logan, Chairman, Logan County Board, 1211 Fifth St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-8114

Mr. Lloyd Hellman, Vice Chairman, Logan County Board, 104 Prairie Lane, Emden, IL 62635;  376-3827

Mr. Roger Bock, Logan County Board, 450 450th Ave., Williamsville, IL 62693;  566-3867

Mr. Thomas Cash, Logan County Board, 230 S. Main St., Latham, IL 62543;  674-3423

Mr. Doug Dutz, Logan County Board, 119 Portland Place, Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-1478

Mr. Paul Gleason, Logan County Board, 1621 Rutledge, Lincoln, IL 62656;  735-9111

Mr. Jim Griffin, Logan County Board, P.O. Box 222, Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-7191

Mr. David Hepler, Logan County Board, 119 Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-8586

Ms. Gloria Luster, Logan County Board, 106 N. Marion St., Mount Pulaski, IL 62548;  792-5275

Mr. Clifford Sullivan, Logan County Board, 519 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-2539

Mr. Dale Voyles, Logan County Board, 543 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-7901

Mr. Terry ("T.W.") Werth, Logan County Board, 123 Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, IL 62656;  732-9314

Mr. Rod White, Logan County Board, 477 1700th St., New Holland, IL 62671;  732-4793

Girl Scout announcements

  • Girl Scout leader meetings:  the first Thursday of each month, at the usual time and place.

Websites with lots of ideas that Girl Scout leaders, families or kids can use: 

See the website for Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council, at

You can send questions and suggestions to the council by clicking here:

Also, see the national Girl Scouts site at

Lincoln Park District notes

•  For those of you who don’t enjoy working out in the summer heat, we encourage you to join us for aerobics. All of our classes are in a private, air-conditioned room. We will even let you use our showers so you can leave after your workout as fresh and clean as when you came in. Aerobics schedules with class descriptions on the back are available at the front and back desks.  If you have any questions, call us at 732-8770 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  On Sunday our office staff is available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

New members of the Lincoln Rotary Club

The Lincoln Rotary Club inducted four of its seven newest members at the Wednesday, May 29, meeting. Pictured are Steve Roti of Interstate Chevrolet in Emden, Debra Ackerman of Lincoln College, and Linda Schneider of Albert Realtors. Chief of Police Rich Montcalm was also inducted at the Wednesday meeting.

Other community members who have been recently accepted into Lincoln Rotary Club include Brandi Patterson of State Farm Insurance, Rick Hamm of State Farm Insurance and Deb Conlin of Willamette Industries (Weyerhaeuser).

Twenty-two business and community leaders have joined and become active in the Lincoln Rotary Club since July 2001.

Lincoln Rotary meets every Wednesday at noon at the Lincoln Depot.

Springfield writer returns to Lincoln

Dr. Marcellus Leonard, writing and poetry specialist at the University of Illinois in Springfield, will be in Lincoln this evening for an appearance at the Lincoln Writers’ Club meeting. The group meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Pegram Room at the Lincoln Public Library. Visitors are welcome.

This is a return visit for Leonard. After publishing "Cardboard Ears" and "Nubian Cousins" in 1999, he gave readings at the Prairie Years Bookstore in Lincoln.  In 1996 and 1997 he was the Black History Month speaker for the Logan Correctional Center. In 1996, he performed a Langston Hughes poem, "Negro History Poem," and an original work, "Shake The Thunder Down," at a committee fund-raiser for a Langston Hughes memorial in Lincoln.

The professor teaches classes in poetry, short stories, play writing, expository writing and figures in American literature such as Hughes, Toni Morrison and John A. Williams. He also teaches an online course on Langston Hughes.

Former UIS Chancellor Naomi Lynn nominated Leonard for the US Professor of the Year Award in 1999.  He also won the Pearson Faculty Award at UIS that year.



Oasis update

The Oasis, Logan County’s senior citizen center, at 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln, is open weekdays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center also is open on Friday and Sunday nights for table games. Dominic Dalpoas is the executive director. Activities are open to all Logan County senior citizens, regardless of membership.

Computer classes

There are several seats available for all computer classes, which run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. each Monday through Friday. Call 732-6132 for a reservation. The fee is only $15. If you have an interest in spreadsheet/database or PowerPoint classes, please call for scheduling information.

Free hearing screening

Wednesday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to noon you may have your hearing checked without charge. Please call 732-6132 for an appointment.

Crochet club

If you have an interest in either learning the creative hobby of crocheting or volunteering your time for a couple of hours per week, call 732-6132 for more information. The group meets each Wednesday from 12:30 to 3 p.m.


The Senior Health Insurance Program representative is at The Oasis each Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 to assist with any issues you may have related to health insurance. An appointment is required. This appointment can also be scheduled at your home if you cannot be transported to The Oasis. Please call 732-6132 for more information.

Van trip

There are several seats available for the tour to various Logan County towns on Saturday June 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At a cost of only $7 for transportation you will tour the towns participating in the Logan County Heritage and Treasures Day.

Game winners

Weekday pinochle winners were Jean Cypher on May 17 and Mable Hoagland on May 21. Weekend winners were Helen Opperman for pinochle and Linda Hughes and Tom Garrison for 5-in-1.


Friends of The Oasis members receive bimonthly newsletters by mail. For more information, call The Oasis at 732-6132 or 732-5844.

YMCA news

YMCA summer art camps

The YMCA art department will have several art-oriented camps this summer. Participants will experiment with several mediums, such as pottery, mosaic tiles, printmaking, screen-printing, watercolor, acrylic paints, mixed media, cartooning and papermaking. The student artists will have choices of mediums that they would like to learn, since the program does not want to limit the youths’ creativity. The activities offer a positive outlet for youth to express themselves. The group will take one day of the week of camp to visit a working artist.

These camps will be a fun and exciting adventure in the world of art. The Y will offer the camps for two age groups: 8 to 12 years old and 12 years and up.

The YMCA teaches cooperation and teamwork. The four YMCA core values — caring, honesty, responsibility and respect — will be implemented in all of the camps.

Y Can Do weeklong camps

The YMCA offers weeklong camps for special needs children. The participants will have fun creating arts and crafts, along with playing games. This year the Y will take one day out of the week to visit a local horse farm.

These special camps teach cooperation and teamwork. They also help build confidence and self-esteem.

For more information about any of these camps, call Shanda Roderick at the YMCA office, 735-3915.


YMCA pool program

This summer the Lincoln Area YMCA is expanding upon its aquatics programming. The Y will now offer to teach swim lessons to small groups at private pools. If you own a pool and have a group of neighborhood children or relatives who need swim lessons, your family is eligible. The family that owns the pool will receive free lessons for their children as well.

The YMCA has created this "Backyard Pool Program" to help make neighborhood pools safe. So put your mind at ease and make sure that the children in your pool are safe. If you have any questions or would like to be a part of this new Y service, feel free to contact the YMCA. Together we can build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.

Lincoln Area YMCA 2002 summer day camps

YMCA summer day camp is the right choice to make when looking for fun and adventure for kids throughout the summer months. Mom and Dad can simply go to work each day knowing that their children will share hours of fun with their friends in a safe environment. Kids will fill their time at the Y this summer by enjoying lots of field trip fun, including swimming, ice skating, roller skating, hiking in area parks, a try at fishing, climbing on the YMCA low ropes course, archery, and visits to a water park, the Decatur Children’s Museum and the golf range at Lincoln Park District.

Children will enjoy the qualified and fun-loving YMCA staff as they play games and guide the children in various educational activities. Activities planned include singing camp songs, experiencing outdoor activities such as hikes in area parks, learning to tie knots, making special snacks, enjoying visits from guest speakers, playing various sports, and having special contest fun with entertaining "kid" games such as jacks, marbles, yo-yos, hula hoops, hacky sacks, Slinkies, spinning tops and much more. Children will also enjoy group arts and crafts, reading activities, storytelling fun, creative drama activities, skits, and will swim most days that weather permits.

Summer day camp will be offered at the following locations this year:

•  Children entering kindergarten to second grade — YMCA facility and outdoor grounds on Wyatt Avenue

•  Third through sixth grade — Immanuel Lutheran Church outdoor picnic grounds (1409 Pulaski St.)

•  Kindergarten through sixth-grade program for Atlanta — Atlanta Grade School


Announcement forms are now available online! Print out yours, fill it out, and bring it or send it in to Lincoln Daily News. We welcome your pictures, black and white as well as color. This free service is extended to all of our readers. Your announcement will be posted online. Anyone, anywhere can read it! Now Aunt Betty in Florida, Uncle Bob in Alaska, and Cousin Frank in Fiji can log in and read your announcement on Lincoln Daily News!

[Click here to see and print the wedding announcement form]

[Click here to see and print the anniversary announcement form]

[Click here to see and print the engagement announcement form]

Local karate instructor
honored at surprise party

[MAY 20, 2002]  For politicians and elected officials, awards, honors and recognitions are an everyday occurrence. Such people are used to accepting and giving letters, plaques and ribbons in honor of this or that success. But it is not every day that a normal citizen of a small town like Lincoln gets recognized for his commitment and achievement.

Sensei Dan Dugan is a fifth degree black belt in Chito-Ryu karate. He holds the title of Godan, or master instructor. Saturday, under the pretense of attending a friend’s anniversary party, he was taken to the Depot for his own surprise anniversary celebration.

Dugan has been involved in Chito-Ryu for 30 years this month. His students awarded him with a plaque commemorating his 30 years and a photo of Dr. Chitose, the inventor of Chito-Ryu.

Dugan has been an influence on many people in the community. His students have received direct influence, both over their physical health and their maturity and devotion. Dugan’s son Todd, who teaches social studies at Lincoln Junior High, was also one of his dad’s students. He says that he was highly influenced by his father. He believes it was his father’s impact that made him decide to teach.

Dan Dugan has been an inspiration to his students, his children and his community. Congratulations, Sensei. May you have 30 more years in your art.

[Gina Sennett]

[Photos provided by Todd Dugan]
[Sensei Dugan and US Chito-Ryu founder Hanshi William Dometrich]

[Plaque awarded to Dugan]

When family and friends matter most

[MAY 3, 2002]  Family and friends of Ryan J. Donley and Daphne (Winegardner) Donley are getting together for a second time this spring in honor of the couple that was wed seven weeks ago at Holy Family Catholic Church. Unlike the celebration of new lives beginning together, this gathering carries a somber purpose. It is to raise funds to help pay off medical bills incurred by Ryan during their brief marriage. Ryan passed away from acute leukemia less than four weeks after they were wed. He had no insurance.

Six months after they met Ryan and Daphne were engaged to be married. They waited and worked for three years getting their lives in near-perfect order before they married. Ryan, a 2001 graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, wanted to fly for the military. He completed Officer Training School in Knoxville, Tenn., on Feb. 22, 2002. He was a second lieutenant for Continental Express and a member of the 183rd Fighter Wing of the Illinois Air National Guard awaiting F-16 pilot training. He was supposed to report for UPT (pilot training) on April 2.


Daphne, like Ryan, had been working at her career dream too. She has just graduated from the same college, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, this past Saturday. Her goal is to fly for commercial airlines. She’s looking for a job in a field that has just sustained massive layoffs.

Daphne is the granddaughter of Leroy and Judy McCray and the late Nancy Winegardner. When Daphne was young, she and her parents, Tom and Barb Winegardner, moved south and currently reside in Florida. Besides her grandparents, she has lots of other aunts, uncles and other relatives still living here. With lots of family here, Lincoln remains their hometown, and the Donleys chose Lincoln for their March 16 wedding.


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The day after they returned from their honeymoon, Monday, March 25, Ryan went into the hospital. He had been tired and looked a little pale at the wedding, but who wouldn’t be, getting married in another state just following officer training. However, as it turned out he was more than just a little run-down. He was diagnosed that day with acute leukemia. They immediately began chemotherapy. Ryan just got sicker. He never left the hospital. Two and a half weeks later, on Thursday, April 11, 23-year-old Ryan passed away.


A new college graduate, at age 22, Daphne is an unexpected widow with no job and huge medical bills.

Contributions to help ease that debt are being accepted. All contributions will be used only toward the medical bills and nothing else. If you wish to contribute, you can make checks payable to Tom Winegardner or Daphne Winegardner and send them to Tom and Barb Winegardner, 132 Mystic Lane, Jupiter, FL 33458.

You can also attend the benefit mostaccioli dinner on Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the K of C Hall in Lincoln. Donations of $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under will be accepted at the door. There will be raffles and a 50-50 drawing.

[Jan Youngquist]

Benefits and Sales

Golf outing

[MAY 23, 2002]  Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation is presenting the eighth annual FORE-ALMH golf outing on Friday, June 28, at the Lincoln Elk’s Country Club golf course.

The format for the event, which is open to the public, is a four-person scramble with a morning and an afternoon shotgun start. The $75 entry fee includes greens fees, cart, lunch and opportunities to win great prizes and awards, including hole-in-one, top foursomes, and longest putt, longest drive and closest to the pin for both men and women.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Care-A-Van non-emergency transportation system of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. The Care-A-Van is a specially equipped van, custom-built to provide transportation for individuals who are confined to a wheelchair or need transportation assistance to necessary appointments.

Last year over 140 players participated in the outing, which raised over $11,000 for the Care-A-Van. For registration and sponsorship information, please contact Cynthia Kelley at the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation, (217) 732-2161, Ext. 405.

[News release]


Free insulation available

Mark Randalls of Craft Masters Roofing in Decatur is offering free insulation, but you must come and get it.  Call (217) 620-5005 for more information.

People all across this country and, in fact, around the world, claim roots in Logan County. They have very interesting stories to tell, and some of them like to connect with those of us who stayed at home. Logan County Diaspora publishes the stories of former Logan County residents. With their permission, we also include their e-mail addresses so that old friends might be reunited.  If you wish to be part of the Logan County Diaspora, e-mail  

Diaspora correspondents

Click on names to see letters and stories.

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Family and Friends in the Armed Forces

It is a time like no other. Since Sept. 11 we are a changed nation. Individually, our daily sensitivity toward whom and what we have in our lives has been heightened. We are more conscious and appreciative, first about those we love and see every day. Next, we have a newfound appreciation for those who risk their lives every day as rescue workers and protectors of life and property in our communities. We also now think more about our military men and women who are committed to serve and protect our country. Many are away engaged in battle, some are in waiting to go, all are ready to lay their lives on the line in defense of our freedom.

Friends and relatives serving in the armed forces are listed here so we might all hold them in our thoughts, prayers and well wishes. If you know of other friends and relatives serving (they need not be from Logan County), please send the information to Along with the name, you are invited to include the branch of service, current location of service, postal address, e-mail address and relationship to the person providing the information (optional).

A1C James P. Allen

U.S. Air Force

820 Red Horse Squadron

Nellis AFB, Nevada

Son of John and Jo Ann Allen of Beason

2001 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

A1C Jerome A. Allen

U.S. Air Force

At Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

Postal address: 5805 Mountain Home St.

Unit J-13

Nellis AFB, NV 89191


Son of John and Jo Ann Allen of Beason

2000 graduate of Lincoln Community High School


SST Kenneth Allen
and wife Susan Allen (Elza)

U.S. Army-1AD-HHC

Weisbaden, Germany

E-mail: or

Jon Barton

West Point, N.Y.

Jon Bowers

Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Josh Campbell


Justin Clott

U.S. Navy


CDR Jim Cravens

(Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln)

U.S. Navy

At Atlantic Fleet Headquarters, Norfolk, Va.

Postal address: CDR James O. Cravens, N02GR

1562 Mitscher Ave., Suite 250

Norfolk, VA, 23551-2487-2487

E-mail:  or 

Staff Sgt. Evan Jay Downey, Karen and Ethan

U.S. Air Force

Mildenhall Air Force Base, England

1988 graduate of LCHS

Son of Lucky Eichner

LTJG Frederick V. Dehner

U.S. Navy

Currently en route from Saldina, Italy, to the USS Annapolis, stationed at Groton, Conn.

Home on leave: Contact at 732-2861 


Son of Philip and Connie L. Dehner

1984 graduate of Lincoln Community High School

Ben Estes

Fort Benning, Ga.

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Tech. Sgt. Veronica Hasprey

39 CES

Prime Beef Deployed

Operation Northern Watch

APO AE - 09396 - 5000

A1C Chad M. Maxheimer
U.S. Air Force

Hurlburt Field, Fla.


Son of Mike and Suzie Maxheimer of Chestnut and Michelle Lowe of Mount Pulaski

2000 graduate of Mount Pulaski High School

Kevin McGinnis


Philip Nodine

Army National Guard

Fort Jackson, S.C.

In basic training

Michelle K. Ramlow


At Pentagon

Postal address: 5409-B Steeplechase Drive

Fredericksburg, VA 22407


Maj. James E. Reineke,
Deborah, Nathan, Emily

Air Force

Misawa Air Base, Japan


Pvt. Christian B. Skelton

U.S. Army

Scheduled to graduate from AIT in late March.

He and his wife will go to Germany in April.

Postal address: A CO 1-19th INF ITB

4th Platoon

Fort Benning, GA 31905-5630


2001 graduate of LCHS

Husband of Nahani Lynn Skelton

Erika L. Slayton

Illinois Air National Guard, 183rd Fighter Wing

Frankfurt, Germany

Postal address: Erika Slayton


PSC 5 Box 1000

APO AE 09050

E-mail address: 

Daughter of Lloyd (Ed) and Bridget Slayton

Robby, Ami-Jo and Angela Spickard

National Guard medical support

Tech. Sgt. Thomas Yarcho

U.S. Air Force

At Ramstein Air Base, Germany


Class of 82


Ongoing class reunion in cyberspace for 1960 graduates of LCHS


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