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Zion sausage and pancake meal, Mount Pulaski VFW Super Bowl breakfast, HSLC Adopt-A-Thon, Lincoln Elks blood drive, Hayden Zimmer and Lincoln Youth Wrestling make Close Up

By Mike Fak

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[February 04, 2011]  The annual Zion Lutheran pancake and sausage meal will be Saturday, Feb. 5, at Zion Lutheran School, 1600 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln. Delicious pancake and hand-stuffed sausage meals will be served from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ticket prices are only $6 for adults and $3 for children's meals. A silent auction, frozen meat and freshly baked goods will be available.

There will also be an open house at the school from 9 a.m. to noon for families with children ages 2-5. Please call 732-3977 for more information.

Mount Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars will have their annual pancakes and whole hog sausage breakfast on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6. The times are from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall, on the south side of the square, across from the courthouse. Adults, $6; children 3-10 years, $3; and children under 3 eat free. Carryouts are available; call 341-8967.

The Humane Society of Logan County will have an Adopt-A-Thon on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. inside Big R at Heritage Plaza in Lincoln. There will be both dogs and cats for adoption. These wonderful animals are currently living in foster homes, have been spayed or neutered, have received necessary inoculations, and are socialized to be able to move right into your loving home. Visit the website at or call 217-737-4042 for details.

To help ensure an adequate blood supply for our region, Lincoln Elks Lodge is sponsoring a blood drive at the Lincoln Masonic Center, 2022 N. Kickapoo, on Monday, Feb. 7. The hours of the blood drive are noon to 6 p.m. For your convenience, please call Jessica to sign up toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), ext. 118, or schedule an appointment online at Walk-ins are also welcome and truly appreciated.

The Lincoln Community High School December Senior of the Month is Hayden Zimmer, son of Rick and Gail Zimmer of Lincoln. Hayden's school activities have included soccer, band, Spanish Club and National Honor Society, among others. He is active in the community as well, doing volunteer work with the Logan County Food Pantry, Zonta, YMCA, Together for Lincoln, Harvest of Talents and 4-H, as well as tutoring students, among other volunteer efforts.

Hayden is planning on industrial technologies as a college major. 

Logan County Bank is proud to sponsor the LCHS Senior of the Month/Year awards and scholarship program. Each monthly winner receives a $50 U.S. savings bond from the bank and is eligible for a $1,500 scholarship awarded by Logan County Bank, to be used by the winner of the annual award at the college of their choice.

Logan County Bank congratulates Hayden on his selection ad LCHS Senior of the Month for December.

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Lincoln Youth Wrestling results from the Hawk Challenge in Fairbury on Jan. 29:

  • 6 and under: Dustin Meachum and Chase Reed both took second place.

  • 7 and 8: Tony Gandolphi took first place; Alex Bogdanic and Terrance Hyde took second place; J.R. Lynn, Roux Starr and Kailen Sanchez took third place; and Austin O'Donoghue and Tyler Mason took fourth place.

  • 9 and 10: Taylon Mason and Kade Schmidt took third place, and Dalton Westcott took fourth place.

  • 11 and 12: Scott Lesson Jr. took fourth place.

Lincoln Youth Wrestling will travel to Monticello on Sunday, Feb. 6.

Got a good piece of news, information or something that we can all brag about? If you do, e-mail Mike and let us tell everyone about it. Plus you can win cash. Every submission, whether we use it or not, will get your name in the Close Up grab bag. At the end of the month we will draw a name and someone will get $25 just for dropping us an e-mail. If you wish, we will be happy to donate your winnings to the organization of your choice.

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