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May 18, 2013, Integrity Data in Lincoln, Illinois has awarded a total of $7,500 in grant monies to not-for-profit organizations in the area. The funds, awarded from an Integrity Data employee giving fund, were distributed on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at a dessert reception honoring recipients. (Click for more)
May 18, 2013, By T.A. Bergin, The weather was perfect Friday evening as kids of all ages gathered at the Lincoln Area YMCA Activity Center for the 7th annual Cow Bingo party. The highlight of the event is always waiting to see who's Bingo square the cow will choose for the grand prize, but there were plenty of other things to do in the meantime. The slideshow is presented by ME Realty. (Click for more)
May 18, 2013, The staff at Uncle Buck's held their ribbon cut on Friday. The trading post on Woodlawn Road has been in operation for almost a year. The business has in their huge store, musical equipment, electronics, collectibles and everything else in between.
May 18, 2013, Lincoln Fire Inspector, Tim Aper watches at Fire Chief Mark Miller plants another flower around one of the trees surrounding Lincoln's City Hall and the fire station. Since the chief has seniority, he will have to buy lunch for the shift for having his picture in the media.
May 18, 2013, Amy Row of Lincoln retired from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital this month, the very same place she began her 42-year long career in Nursing and the same place her father worked for over 30 years. In 2012, Row was named ALMH Nurse of the Year.
Danny and Amy Row
A graduate of Lincoln Community High School, Row spent a lot of time at the hospital as a candy striper, in medical records and as an aide. Row earned her nursing degree from Decatur Memorial Hospital through the Millikin University School of Nursing. (Click for more)
May 18, 2013, The Lincoln Area Neighborhood VBS presents "ATHENS - Paul's Dangerous Adventure to Share the Truth" which will be held Monday July 8 through Friday July 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM for all children preschool age to 6th grade. Churches working together for this years Neighborhood VBS are First United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, St John's Church of Christ, and Immanuel Lutheran Church. (Click for more)
May 17, 2013 – LINCOLN – As part of the Prairie STAT Heart Program, the second a heart attack patient enters the Emergency Room doors at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital the clock begins ticking to ensure treatment is received within the critical window of 90 - 120 minutes. (Click for more)
May 17, text and photos By Phil Bertoni, The 2nd and 3rd grade classes at Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran School took a learning trip to the Museum and historic courthouse on the square. A foundation has been established to protect, preserve and repair the important structure. Click on center of slideshow for larger image. (Click for more)
May 17, 2013, The Logan County Relay For Life Brunch will be from 9 a.m. to 1:00 pm at Lincoln College. The price is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Proceeds will help Relay reach the $1 million goal of this county before the end of this year's event on June 14 and 15. Tickets are available from Relay leaders or can be obtained at the door the day of the Brunch. (Click for more)
May 17, 2013, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia today encouraged farmers and ranchers to enroll for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP) or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) before the deadline. Producers who wait until the last minute to sign up could face increased waiting time in FSA county offices. (Click for more)
May 17, 2013, By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog, SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest public employee union is no longer excited about the future of Obamacare.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday let it slip that he plans to move retired city of Chicago workers from a city-funded (Click for more)
May 17, 2013, Blades Hair and Nail Salon and St. Jude Lincoln to Peoria Run Team welcome you to the 5th Annual Cut-A-Thon Saturday May 18th from 9 a.m. to noon. 100% of all proceeds from hair cuts and mini-manicures go to our team. All proceeds benefit the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
Haircuts start at $13 for men; $25 for women
50/50 ticket sales
new runner sign-up
walk-ins and appointments welcome
Questions contact Kathy @ 217/871-7253
Appointments contact Blades @ 217-732-7213
May 16, 2013, by Marla Blair, At an event that Ag instructor Betsy Pech had originally described as a “small get-together”, members, parents and alumni of Hartsburg-Emden’s FFA came together and celebrated the organization’s 75th anniversary, filling the auditorium in the Emden Community House. The evening reception was at once joyous, reflective and sentimental as multiple generations shared stories, acknowledged accomplishments and displayed an unspoken feeling of fellowship. (Click for more)
May 16, 2013, After 29 years of operation, the Decatur store front of P & M Communications at 2235 West Mound Road will close this Saturday. According to Bob Metz, business owner. "With the economic conditions in general and specifically in the Decatur area over the past year we simply cannot maintain two store fronts going forward. We are consolidating everything to our Lincoln Store location at 616 N. Chicago. (Click for more)
May 16, 2013, By Marla Blair, A Cleveland Select pear tree was planted this week by the Lincoln Street Department, in a delayed Arbor Day project in the Shay parking lot, behind Sherwin-Williams. Kathy Horn and Jonie Tibbs, Lincoln city council members, were on-hand to finish the project with a layer of mulch. Summer employee Jordan Gesner and Russell Wright, assistant street superintendent, braced the “Tree City USA” banner against the morning wind. (Click for more)
May 16, 2013 – LINCOLN – Ariel Staton of Lincoln has been named the May Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. Staton has worked as a Dietary Technician in the Dietary Department for the past 4 years.
Staton is a 2009 graduate of Lincoln Community High School. In her role as Dietary Technician she is responsible for washing dishes and delivering trays to patients. She enjoys her work because of the people she comes in contact with on a regular basis. (Click for more)
May 16, 2013, There will be a 4th Degree pork chop dinner at the Lincoln Knights of Columbus, 217 Limit Street in Lincoln on Thursday May 23. The meal includes a pork chop sandwich, potato salad and baked beans. Tickets are $7. For tickets call Doug deMay at 217-735-1163 or the Knights' Hall at 217-732-2548.
May 16, 2013, The First Presbyterian Church will be sponsoring the June Lincoln Masonic Center blood drive, In Memory of Joyce Kinzie. The blood drive will be held on Monday, June 3 from noon - 6pm. Please call the Central Illinois Community Blood Center at 217-241-7550 to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. (Click for more)
May 15, 2013, With warmer weather approaching, many groups or organizations will be holding public functions which include the preparing and/or serving of food on a temporary basis. The Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code classifies temporary food service operations as food establishments which must comply with state food sanitation regulations. This means any temporary food establishment that prepares and/or serves food for public consumption, regardless of whether there is a fee for the food or not, is to be regulated by local health authorities. This does not include family gatherings or potlucks. Logan County has adopted the state code by ordinance and the health department is tasked with the regulatory authority for such temporary food establishments to help protect the public and educate food service workers. (Click for more)
May 15, 2013, Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL) has named Holly Roper as Head Start Director. Ms. Roper’s first day as Head Start Director was May 13, 2013.
As Head Start Director, Ms. Roper will oversee the operations and management of the Head Start and Early Head Start programs to meet the requirements and guidelines of the Head Start Grant and the needs of Head Start students and their families. (Click for more)
May 15, 2013, Slideshow By Dan Hemenway, the LJHS Band under the direction of Peggy Larson always puts on a great performance and last night was no exception. Some Carroll Catholic students also are in the band which performs at many school functions throughout the year. The slideshow is presented By ME Realty. (Click for more)
May 15, 2013, Being admitted to the hospital can be scary for adults and even scarier for children. The ALMH Auxiliary welcomed local children to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital during the months of April and May to show them that a hospital stay doesn’t need to be frightening.
Second grade students from around the county visited various departments in the hospital including Dietary, Rehab, Materials Management, Laundry, Laboratory and Radiology. Highlights of the visits included a trip into the freezer, a mock stay in a patient room and of course, the helipad. (Click for more)
May 15, 2013, By John Fulton, Many major tree diseases cause vascular system blockage. Verticillium wilt, oak wilt, and most of the canker diseases fall into the group. Usually a fungus “plugs the pipes” so there is reduced movement of water up and food down. This leads to dead areas above the blockage. Of course, if the blockage is on the main trunk you end up with a dead tree. It is often possible to see streaking of the wood, or a dark ring around the center portion of the branch or trunk with verticillium wilt, but a lab analysis is needed for definite confirmation. (Click for more)
May 15, 2013, WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013— Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today reminded farmers and ranchers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. Vilsack also announced the restart of sign-up for continuous CRP, including the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement Initiative, the Highly Erodible Land Initiative, the Grassland Restoration Initiative, the Pollinator Habitat Initiative and other related initiatives. Sign-up for continuous CRP began on May 13 and will continue through Sept. 30, 2013. (Click for more)
May 14, 2013, The Lincoln Park District has been notified it will be receiving a $400,000 State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development grant.
The grant will assist the Park District in the construction of a new Family Aquatic Center to replace the existing 47-year old pool. The swimming pool was closed after the 2011 season. (Click for more)
May 14, 2013, Your Chamber's 100 year celebration will be held on June 4, from 5 -7 PM in downtown Lincoln. This event will be the Business after Hours for June. We are inviting all of our members to be a part of this celebration. We will be hiring a band, Young Professionals Network will be hosting a drink booth. If you are interested in co-hosting this event please let us know by May 31st. (Click for more)
May 14, 2013, Officers will be installed during a Wednesday noon Spring Luncheon at the Lincoln Woman's Club building, and a Memorial Service will be conducted for deceased members Millie Anderson and Wini Trapp.
Greeters for the meeting will be Diane Osborn and Suzanne Benner, with Marcia Howen and Carol Schwantz serving as social cochairwomen. Judy Lumpp will give the Devotional. (Click for more)
May 14, 2013, The Perry County Lutheran Chorale is on their summer tour through Illinois and Indiana, with the theme “Sola Fide,” and will perform at Zion Lutheran Church on Friday, May 31. Their music will feature a mixture of classical and contemporary repertoire back to the classics of Bach and Schubert through today’s latest arrangements of hymn favorites. Music will include “My Faith Looks Up to Thee,” “Nun Danket alle Gott,” “Just As I Am,” and “Walk Together, Children.” (Click for more)
May 13, 2013, Slideshow By Mike Fak, The Lincoln Kiwanis Club held their annual Mothers Day buffet at Lincoln College on Sunday. The meal prepared by Chef Warren Wendlandt and staff is always a hit with area residents. And moms like it too as it keeps them out of the kitchen on one of their most important days. The proceeds from the event go to fund various youth projects in Logan County. The slideshow is presented By ME Realty. (Click for more)
May 13, 2013, Slideshow By Mike Fak, Thirty outdoor cooks took an all day class at the Lincoln American Legion on Saturday. Taught by the team from Moo Cow BBQ, the morning was about making great smoked meats. The afternoon class was how to make their own smokers out of 55 gallon drums. (Click for more)
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