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May 25,, 2013, Every year Immanuel Lutheran Church rings the grounds around the building with flags in honor of our veterans. With a slight wind it is something to see and helps one realize what Memorial Day is all about.
May 25, 2013, University of Illinois Extension and Logan County 4-H have several youth development programs planned beginning in June for local youth.
“Gone Buggy” Mini Theme Camp will be held at Kickapoo Creek Park in the large pavilion on the hill Friday, June 7 from 8:45 – 11:00 am for ages 8 – 12. Cost of the program is $8.00 with pre-registration required. At this ‘bug-themed’ mini camp, youth will participate in making a door hanger, bug catcher, and caterpillar craft. A snack will also be prepared. Limited to 20 participants. (Click for more)
May 25, 2013, The American Legion 17th District Auxiliary held their Illini Girls State Tea Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2:00pm at the JA Fowell Post #174 in Forrest. 17th District Illini Girls State Chairman Beth Rieger welcomed the IGS candidates, parents, and guest. She introduced two from the IGS Board: Sara Wycoff, Dean of Education and Carolee Smith, Assistant Director. They spoke to the girls on what Girl’s State is about and what to expect when attending. (Click for more)
May 25, 2013, The Abraham Lincoln Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has made the following awards:
To graduating 8th graders for Excellence in American History
Chester-East Lincoln – Lexy Lanning
Lincoln District 27 – Kylee Foster
New Holland-Middletown – Katlyn Helton (Click for more)
May 25, 2013, The Hampton Inn – Lincoln today announced that it has received a Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. (Click for more)
May 24, 2013, by Marla Blair, When school started in the fall of 2012, the Building Trades classes from Lincoln Community High School walked into a sad and neglected two-story Victorian duplex at 625 Pulaski Street, taking the first steps on a journey of discovery. The students took a collective deep breath and forged ahead, into the unknown and wielding brooms, shovels and carpentry tools. Thursday night the students and their instructor proudly hosted an open house to share the results of their 9 months of toil. The slideshow is presented by ME Realty. (Click for more)
May 24, 2013, Tennis Lessons will be offered for four days beginning June 3rd. The youngest players, Kindergarten through second grade will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the older age divisions playing after that. Our instructor this year is Julie Harris Larson, a former tournament tennis player. Julie was ranked number one her entire competitive career. Players will be divided by age divisions. Lessons are tailored for the beginners to intermediate skill levels, focusing on forehand and backhand, serve and strategy. All players should bring their own racquet. Lessons will be on our indoor tennis courts and everyone should wear tennis shoes. (Click for more)
May 24, 2013, The Lincoln College Basketball Camp for grades 1 through 8 will be held from June 3 - 6 at the Jack Nutt Arena at the Lincoln Center. The cost is $50 per camper, then $30 per sibling. Deadline for registration is May 31st, 2013. Late registration fee is $60 per camper, $40 per sibling
What to Bring - Shorts, Socks, and Gym Shoes (Gym Shoes only on the court). Locker rooms will be available to players. (Click for more)
May 24, 2013, The Logan County Democrats will meet on Saturday, June 8th at 10:00 am in the Pegram Room, downstairs at the Lincoln Public Library. All Logan County Democrats are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
May 24, 2013, The Memorial Day services in Mt. Pulaski will include a 10 am service at Mount Pulaski Cemetery; 11:30 am service at Steenbergen Cemetery; 11 am-2 pm lunch at Legion Post 447. The keynote speaker for the day will be Lt. Col. Stan Manes, U.S. Army National Guard.
May 23, 2013, Slideshow By Mike Fak, It was a great day at the New Holland Middletown School yesterday. Area State Farm agents were on hand to present the school with a check for $25,000 which the school won during a national vote. Karen Davison said she initially was very excited when she heard that NH-M was one of 200 finalists chosen by State Farm to win one of the neighborhood grant sums but said she was nervous when she saw other finalists were schools in much larger cities. The program allowed supporters 19 days to vote for their school online and a strong support network within the community ended up bringing in 49,728 votes. (Click for more)
As a thank you, State Farm agents were presented with a photo of all the students that was also signed by all of them.
May 23, 2013, Video By Mike Fak, A check for $25,000 from State Farm will go a long way to help New Holland Middletown School become tech-ready for the future. Items such as laptops and Smartboards and educational software programs will now be available to students thanks to the hard work of the school, the fundraising committee and State Farm.
May 23, 2013, The Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County Search Committee has officially begun the search process to fill the leadership position of Executive Director. “A search is under way,” Tourism Bureau Board Chairperson Stacie Wachtel says. “The process has started and will continue until June 14.” (Click for more)
May 23, 2013, This year marks the 16th year of Relay for Life in Logan County and it will be a million dollar milestone for our county as well. This year we will honor HERO’S – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE as we Relay on Lincoln College campus track 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 14 until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. Cancer has created many heroes who we will be remembering: past survivor heroes, present survivor heroes, and until we find that cure, unfortunately, future survivor heroes. Our heroes are also the caregivers and our fund givers. (Click for more)
May 23, 2013, Thank-you Logan County, for again making the Humane Society of Logan County’s Garage Sale a great success. Thanks to all who donated items for the sale, and all who came to shop.
Our heartfelt thanks to those who moved, packed, priced, braved the elements, and worked the actual sale, Thank you! The total, although not yet final, will be in the $8,000 range! (Click for more)
May 23 2013, The traditional Memorial Day services will be held Monday, May 27 at 10:30 am at the Lincoln American Legion Post 263. Pastor Mark Thompson of Zion Lutheran Church will be the guest speaker and will give the invocation and benediction. Taps will be played and the Legion Honor Guard and Ladies Auxiliary will honor all veterans. Ham and beans will be served following the service. All citizens of Lincoln and the surrounding area are asked to please take the time to honor and remember those men and women who gave their lives to keep this country free. Remember that freedom is not free.
May 23. 2013, Now, and always, The Salvation Army is one of the "first responders" and one of the last to leave for that matter. Some are asking, "What can I do to help?" Here is one of the quickest, easiest ways to get 100% of your needed help to the "front lines" of disaster. (Click for more)
May 22, 2013, After more than more than three decades of caring for the sick and injured at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Anne Sydney, RN, BSN, of Lincoln was named the 2013 Nurse of the Year.
Sydney began her career at ALMH in July 1977 and has always worked in the Emergency Department. She holds an RN from Decatur Memorial Hospital and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from SIU Edwardsville. She also holds a variety of certifications including: Emergency Communication Registered Nurse (ECRN), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS). (Click for more)
May 22, 2013, Jill Hower of the Zonta Club of Lincoln presented the Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship to Melissa Anne Studach, a senior, at Pleasant Plains High School on May 14. Melissa will be attending Drake University majoring in Magazine Journalism. (Click for more)
May 22, 2013, Slideshow By MIke Fak, Every year Carroll Catholic School has a thank you dinner for cafeteria volunteers. This year all school volunteers and teachers were invited to the chicken dinner in the school's cafeteria. Judy Gordon will be retiring from her duties managing the kitchen and she and her culinary skills will be missed. Principal David Welch thanked all and said the school is a better place because of all the volunteers who help on a daily basis. The slideshow is presented by ME Realty. (Click for more)
May 22, 2013, This Saturday is the 1st Annual Family Fun Day 5K Run / Walk. The race starts at 8 AM. Registration takes place Saturday from 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM. The cost is $25.00 per entry. T-Shirts are available as long as they last. Also, you may purchase a T-Shirt without running in the race for $10.00. Medals will be given to different age groups both male and female and a trophy to the overall winner! Free Door Prizes, Anytime Fitness memberships, gift cards, etc. will be given away as door prizes. Also, there will be a 50/50 drawing. A free pancake breakfast will follow for the participants and their families.
May 22, 2013, The Lincoln Area Running Club is adding an additional weekly group run this summer. Starting on June 6 the group will meet at Postville Park on Thursday evenings at 6:30. This will be in addition to the current weekly Sunday morning group run at 6:30 a.m. at Postville Park. All ages, paces and ability levels are welcome! More information available at www.runninglincoln.webs.com
May 22, 2013, What a difference a year makes! Last year we were warm and dry for large parts of the spring, and this year has been cool and damp for the most part. With the type of weather we have experienced, it should have been expected many different diseases would come our way this spring. Well, they are here. Here are some shorts on the past week and some of the items found without looking too hard. (Click for more)
Peach leaf curl
May 22, 2013, By Tim Fak, If there was any doubt in anyone’s mind that summer was officially here, the last week of warming temperatures should make things pretty clear. It’s about this time every year when Hollywood dusts off a few of the perennial powerhouse franchises to give us a new crop of summer spectacular action films and 2013 is already shaping up to be no exception. I’ve already reviewed a couple of these films, and will undoubtedly review a great many more over the next few months starting with this week’s film: "Star Trek into Darkness". (Click for more)
May 21, 2013, There will be children's art classes offered June 3, 5, 6, 7. The Children Art/Craft classes will explore a variety of materials and techniques in watercolor, acrylic, pencils and more. The classes are designed for the kids to have fun while creating. We will meet in the Community Center of Jefferson Street Christian Church – 1700 N. Jefferson. All materials provided. Wear old clothes or smock. Call 732-3585 by May 31 to reserve a spot. (Click for more)
May 21, 2013, Lincoln Community High School is proud to announce the second recipients of the Oliver C. and Roberta M. Hursh Memorial Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. Hursh did not have any children of their own, but education remained very important to the two of them. It was their belief that our society is doing too little to encourage the real achievers among us. (Click for more)
May 21, 2013, Photo By Mike Fak, Dennis and Ashley Robinson cut the ribbon on their business at 529 Woodlawn Road yesterday. The couple's electronic alternative to conventional smoking has customers reaching their goals of becoming non-smokers. More about the business and their products can be found at www.blonosmoke.com.
May 21, 2013, Want to know what it takes to scale up production on your farm through the use of equipment? Hans Bishop of PrairiErth Farm will showcase specialty crops equipment that he uses to reduce hand work, and improve efficiency and employee job satisfaction on Saturday, June 8, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., with registration from 1:45 to 2 p.m. (Click for more)
May 21, 2013, Girl Scout Troop 6682 is holding a diaper drive to benefit the Crisis Pregnancy Center, The scouts will be at Wal-Mart on May 25 from 10:30 am till 1:30 pm. Unopened packages of diapers are needed especially is sizes N, 3 and 4. You can drop off diapers early by calling Lynette at 217-871-7690, Jennifer at 217-671-9020 or Lisa at 217-737-8935.
May 20, 2013, By Mike Fak, The stop-smoking industry is big money in America. As many as 35 million Americans try to quit every year with mixed results. That number is about half the number of estimated smokers, showing that almost everyone, including chain smokers know they shouldn’t smoke.
For the past few decades nicotine gum and patches by prescription were the only options to a smoker outside of quitting “cold turkey”. Now gum and patches can be bought over the counter and although they have helped many smokers, for many the products just didn’t do enough to help the smoker quit. (Click for more)
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