NEWS  2010



19 Aug. 2009 Logan County Tornado Photos              <<< Beason Tragedy - click on this link >>>

McGwire opens up about steroid admission

Story Highlights

Mark McGwire is in a better place now that he's come clean about his past

McGwire is the rare player to admit using steroids and not just other substances

McGwire still believes that steroids had nothing to do with his performance



Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/tom_verducci/01/11/verducci.mcgwire.steroids/index.html?cnn=yes#ixzz0cOrhRPRA
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McGwire opens up about steroid admission

Story Highlights

Mark McGwire is in a better place now that he's come clean about his past

McGwire is the rare player to admit using steroids and not just other substances

McGwire still believes that steroids had nothing to do with his performance



Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/tom_verducci/01/11/verducci.mcgwire.steroids/index.html?cnn=yes#ixzz0cOrhRPRA
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McGwire opens up about steroid admission

Story Highlights

Mark McGwire is in a better place now that he's come clean about his past

McGwire is the rare player to admit using steroids and not just other substances

McGwire still believes that steroids had nothing to do with his performance



Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/tom_verducci/01/11/verducci.mcgwire.steroids/index.html?cnn=yes#ixzz0cOrhRPRA
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McGwire opens up about steroid admission

Story Highlights

Mark McGwire is in a better place now that he's come clean about his past

McGwire is the rare player to admit using steroids and not just other substances

McGwire still believes that steroids had nothing to do with his performance



Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/tom_verducci/01/11/verducci.mcgwire.steroids/index.html?cnn=yes#ixzz0cOrhRPRA
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Coach John Wooden dies at age 99
"Ability is a poor man's wealth - Be prepared and be honest - Never mistake activity for achievement"

Mt. Pulaski in the News - Decatur Herald-Review

June 2010 SI Issue --> The Year Macon HS Defeated Mount Pulaski in the Baseball Regionals


Oct 28 'You don't forget': Medic's Holocaust diary tells story of hell

The tattered journal, its pages yellow with age, contains the painful memories of a U.S. medic, a man who recorded
the deaths of soldiers who survived one of World War II's bloodiest battles yet met their end as slaves in Nazi Germany


This is what told the ancients that the earth had to be round!



Person of the Year 2010

Mark Zuckerberg

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year. More »



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Person of the Year 2010

Mark Zuckerberg

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year. More »



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Dec. 28 Hilltoppers getting their groove back

Toppers pick up second tourney win

Prep hoops: Toppers trounce Bement, 68-28

Dec 21 'Secession Ball' in commemorates US Civil War, stirs protest by civil rights group -

"...On the eve of the Civil War, Census data ranked South Carolina third in wealth among the states. In 2008, its per capita income was 45th in the nation. Not all South Carolinians supported secession. About 57 percent of the state's 703,000 residents in 1860 were slaves. A few white opponents spoke out, including lawyer and politician James Petigru, whose famous quote still echoes through his home state today: 'South Carolina is too small to be a Republic, and too large to be an insane asylum.' "

Dec 21 Teacher tenure on line -

Tenured teachers and principals would lose any state-granted certifications if they got poor grades on performance evaluations three years in a row during a 10-year period, according to the draft.
Dec 21 U.S. census could be unkind to Illinois - may be down one U.S. congressional seat

James Cornelius, curator of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, shows a drum that belonged to 7-year-old Stephenson "Steve" Cozad, who played for U.S. Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln during an Oct. 11, 1858, campaign stop in Monmouth. The drum, along with the drumsticks and a pair of cotton pants worn by Cozad, were donated recently to the ALPLM by Cozad's granddaughters. Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register

Dec 20 Air Guard moves forward with non-flying mission

Dec 17 Why American students lag behind
  • U.S. students lag because nation not committed to high-quality education for all, he says

  • High-ranked nations help disadvantaged students, expect high performance

  • All U.S. schools need equal financing, well-qualified teachers, adequate resources

Dec 15 Time Magazine:  Person of the Year (1927-2010)

Person of the Year 2010

Mark Zuckerberg

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year. More »



Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2036683,00.html #ixzz18Bn9BVrw
Person of the Year 2010

Mark Zuckerberg

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year. More »



Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2036683,00.html #ixzz18Bn9BVrw
Person of the Year 2010

Mark Zuckerberg

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year. More »



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Person of the Year 2010

Mark Zuckerberg

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year. More »



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Dec 15 Facebook co-founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year - For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them, and for changing how we all live our lives


Dec 14
Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447 celebrates 90 Years & its senior members

Dec 15 Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran results
Dec 13  Wind, Snow Central Illinois & Logan County - Large Pileup shuts down I-55
Dec 13 President Obama Signs School Nutrition Bill - "1 out of every 3 children in America is overweight or obese"

 

Abraham Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois 1834 -1860       by Paul J. Beaver  2010

Paul is Professor Emeritus of History at Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL.

Book Signing - Paul Beaver at Saddies Secret Place:  Thurs., Dec. 9     1-3 pm

Dec 6 WikiLeaks lists sites key to U.S. security
Dec 4 High Speed Rail Comes to Logan County

FIFA's choices of Russia and Qatar show its desire to leave a legacy



Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/gabriele_marcotti/12/02/russia.qatar/index.html#ixzz173Kq5SBn

FIFA's choices of Russia and Qatar show its desire to leave a legacy



Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/gabriele_marcotti/12/02/russia.qatar/index.html#ixzz173Kq5SBn

Dec 3 FIFA's Choices of Russia & Qatar Show It's Desire to Leave a Legacy

Dec 1 Looking for Lincoln begins developing management plan - Part 1 of 2

Dec 3 Looking for Lincoln begins developing management plan - Part 2 of 2

 

Nov 26 Guzzardo's serves up record 512 Thanksgiving Day meals -- Album 1

Guzzardo's serves up record 512 Thanksgiving Day meals -- Album 2

Nov 22  Nov 22nd High Temp sets record before rain and cold front - Tornado warnings were out
Nov 22 Kurt Warner: Playing through concussion 'part of the game'
Nov 19  LLCC Students Hold Sleep-out in Boxes - Awareness for the Homeless
Nov 18 Army-Notre Dame Game is a Throw-back - a re-enactment

Army-Notre Dame Game Stirs Yankee Stadium Ghosts
 

Nov 18 Lincoln Woman's Club-celebrating the 100th birthday of their building
Originally built by John M. Deal as a Jewish temple, the building was purchased by the club in 1927..

Nov 17 John Stewart of Mt. Pulaski - Logan County Board Member - retires after years of service
 

Nov 16    Hundreds say goodbye to
Fallen Rochester Soldier

Army Cpl. Chad Young's father, Jerry Young, hugs his wife, Brett Young, after she receives the flag from their son's casket Monday during a ceremony at the committal shelter at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton. Young was killed almost two weeks ago while serving in Afghanistan.  SJ-R.com & lincolncourier.com

Nov 16 Lincoln Mayor Appoints High-speed Rail Committee
 
Nov 12 The Mount Pulaski High School girls and boys basketball teams are going to have scrimmages in honor of Coach Rucks. This is to welcome him home and get him back in the gym. Rucks has been fighting several different medical issues for the past year and a half. The event will be on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., and they are calling it "Hoops for Coach Rucks." There will be raffles, T-shirts and 50/50 drawing. The girls basketball team is going to donate all the money they make that night to Rucks to help him with medical expenses. Come and watch some basketball.  Lincoln Daily News [LDN]
Nov 15 Alexandra Williams from Lincoln recently honored as a Student Laureate by Lincoln Academy on Nov. 6.
 

Final resting place - Local B-24D Liberator Crew Member Finally Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

Nov 10 Looking for Lincoln is coming to town - Dec. 1st meeting at Lincoln College Museum

Nov 8 Federal crackdown on child prostitution results in 884 arrests
Nov 5 Nuns get $220,000 from sale of rare baseball card
Nov 4 '7 Reasons to Leave the Party' comes to LCHS
Nov 4 Lincoln College board extends Astroth appointment as president
Nov 3  LFL Heritage Coalition Director is departing
Oct 31    
       
click on any photo above to get to oodles of Mt. Pulaski Fall-wonderland revelations
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- His overstuffed recliner is tucked in a corner, next to a table with a telephone and an address book open to names written in pencil. The television plays a loop of a Western and a baseball game. All that's missing from the cozy scene is John Wooden himself.

UCLA recreated the home den of the late basketball coach in a new exhibit that opened Wednesday at the Athletics Hall of Fame, located steps away from Pauley Pavilion, where Wooden plied his trade until 1975.

He died in June at 99. In the months that followed, his children, Nan and Jim, sorted through numerous requests for items from their father's life, including from the Smithsonian.

They shipped some to his alma mater, Purdue, and others to Indiana State, where Wooden coached and earned a master's in education. His hometown of Martinsville, Ind., also received keepsakes for display.

"But UCLA is where he spent most of his time," Nan told the university recently. "We really wanted them to have the den. I think they did a great job on it."

Wooden and his wife, Nell, moved into their condo in suburban Encino in 1972. She decorated the den, where Wooden began each morning at his rolltop desk. He'd go through the mail, write letters and poetry, and autograph the dozens of basketballs and books sent to him by fans.

He snacked on his favorites - chocolate-covered raisins, jelly beans and orange candy slices - while watching Westerns starring John Wayne and baseball games announced by Vin Scully. Other times, he leaned back in the recliner and listened to the Mills Brothers.

The yellow walls of the den are covered with photos, including pictures of Wooden's 10 teams that won national championships arranged by Nell in a pyramid, similar to his famous "Pyramid of Success."

Letters from Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan hang near the recliner. A small UCLA basketball hoop is over the closet door.

A bookcase is stuffed with hardcover books - Wooden was a voracious reader - and a few basketballs, including one signifying his 500th victory at UCLA that rests so the lettering on it is upside down, just as it was at his home.

A homemade plate covered in scribbles and dated 1987 hangs from the bookcase. It reads, "Merry Christmas Pa Pa Love Cori," a long-ago gift from Wooden's first grandchild.

"I love how everything that anyone ever gave him he kept and it's really given the same importance as the amazing awards he's won," said Emily Greer, curator of the Hall of Fame.

The television in the exhibit plays a 19-minute video of Wooden's memorial service at Pauley and an interview with him.

"A lot of people talk about how they love his quotes but never got to hear his voice. Now his voice will live forever in his den," said facilities director Kevin Borg, who helped Greer with the exhibit.

In another corner is a gold upholstered chair where visitors, including some of college basketball's top coaches, sought Wooden's counsel. A black-and-white signed photo from Ward "Piggy" Lambert, who coached Wooden at Purdue, hangs nearby.

"I've been in there twice and both times I felt like I was taken back in time," said UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, who was a regular visitor to Wooden's condo. "I think he would be really pleased at how well it's done."

Members of Wooden's extended family visited the display after a campus celebration of his 100th birthday on Oct. 14. The contents are on loan to the school, with the family able to take back anything they might want.

"They were all just pointing at things and saying, 'Oh, I gave him that,' 'Oh, that's what I gave him,"' Greer said. "They really loved it."

Greer and Borg made several visits to the condo in preparation for the move. The den was photographed and catalogued, then the contents were moved to UCLA. The designers used the photos as a reference to recreate the den down to the smallest details, including the original curtains for a corner window. The bookshelf was reproduced with the grains going in the same direction as Wooden's.

"Even the framed pictures on the wall are spaced exactly how we found them," Greer said.

On the walls outside the glass-enclosed den are the numerous awards and honors presented to Wooden throughout his life. Another case includes his collection of Abraham Lincoln items; he was a big fan of the 16th president.



Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/basketball/ncaa/10/27/ucla.wooden.ap/index.html#ixzz13pW2PGwa

Oct 30 New UCLA exhibit recreates Wooden's home den

Oct 29
Abraham Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois 1834 -1860      by Paul J. Beaver  2010
Oct 28 Dr. James Naismith's typewritten 13 original rules of basketball
Oct 27 California is in the middle of the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 60 years. 

Oct 27 Paul Beaver hosts banquet for associates and contributors to new Lincoln book

Oct 26 College Board Eliminates Guessing Penalty for AP's - can the SAT be far behind?
Oct 26 Nude photos and cruel messages, teen digital dating abuse grows
Oct 26 Study: 'Free ride' still costs athletes - Study: Athletic scholarships fall thousands short

Oct 25 Authors look at Lincoln's Logan Co. connection

Oct 22 "It takes a Community...to produce a book", says grateful Lincoln author Paul Beaver

Oct 19 Dwindling student population looms at LCHS - Numbers signal budget alert to school board administrators

MIT unveils swimming, oil-cleaning robots

Dulle picks up career win No. 900

PETERSBURG — The Lady Toppers could have played a little better against PORTA on Thursday, Mount Pulaski coach Donna Dulle said, but they were able to rebound from a Game 2 loss to win by scores of 25-15, 20-25, 25-20, giving Dulle her 900th career win.

Lady Toppers escape with win

MOUNT PULASKI — If there’s one thing about her 899th career win Mount Pulaski coach Donna Dulle thought could have been better, it was that the Lady Toppers could have played a little better. Mount Pulaski suffered some miscommunication and missed chances, but escaped with a 25-11, 25-16 win over New Berlin on Tuesday, bringing Dulle within one match of her 900th career win.
Oct 18 Deer season means trouble for drivers in Illinois

Oct 15 10 least stressful jobs - Feeling overworked and overwhelmed? Maybe it's time for a career change to one of these 10 fields from Money and PayScale.com's list of America's best jobs.

Oct 14 Call to service inspired many Peace Corps volunteers
 Oct 14 Soldier silenced for testimony in Afghan killings probe

Oct 14 First In Print: Beaver pens volume about Lincoln in Logan - Historian: It's the first update of Stringer's history in over a century

Oct 13 Why did Google bet $1 million on Shweeb?
Oct 13 'Alive' survivor to miners: 'Tell your story, but live your life'
Oct 13 The book is finished. A new book titled "Abraham Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois 1834-1860"
 has been completed and will soon be ready for distribution. Author Paul Beaver said a book
signing and open house is planned for Oct. 29 at the Johnston Center at Lincoln College.

Oct 9 2010 Mary Ruwe - at 97, oldest visitor at Beason Pumpkin Patch
Oct 8 2010 Awarded nation's highest honor, soldier says he felt 'lost,' 'angry'

"Mt. Pulaski 2011 Red Book in the Works"

Lincoln Courier - Oct. 4, 2010

Co-chairs:  Joyce Maxheimer & Sue Schaffenacker

Are sports drinks part of a healthy teen lifestyle?

By Sarah Klein, Health.com

Sept. 2 Lineman won't be tackled by flu again

A new high-strength vaccine is available for people ages 65+

Aug. 16 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo by Lt. Col. Edgar "Mac" McElro

Sept 9 Woman's persistence pays off in regenerated fingertip

Sept. 2 Lineman won't be tackled by flu again
A new high-strength vaccine is available for people ages 65+

Aug. 16 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo by Lt. Col. Edgar "Mac" McElroy


June Issue --> The Year Macon HS Defeated Mount Pulaski in the Baseball Regionals

Sept 5 Summer 2010 -- one of the warmest and wettest on record
Aug 25 Reason-to-celebrate-The-barn-is-back
Aug 25 Local Barn-raising Party to celebrate restoration of vintage barn
that once held wedding, funeral, retirement receptions & various galas
Aug 3 A single-vehicle motor vehicle accident Sunday left a Mount Pulaski man dead

July 28 Lawyers Paint Two Pictures of Blago
Aug 2 The Case Against Summer Vacation
Aug 2 With Stocks, It's Not the Economy

Billions for Iraq Reconstruction Unaccounted for; lax oversight blammed
July 28 Lawyers Paint Two Pictures of Blago
July 27 Teen singer Mariah Henderson will perform at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski
July 27 2010 Logan County Fair Queen Contestants
July 27 2010 Little Miss Logan County contestants
             Album P1
             Album P2

8/8/10 Climatologist sees disastrous weather in future

 Bloated NCAA needs streamlining

July 26 Celebrating 20 Years of ADA - It’s the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Nancy Verderber-Martin was on hand two decades ago to witness the act’s signing by then President George H.W. Bush on the White House lawn

July 24 Keeping an eye on Lincoln Home site
Nearby landowners, businesses bank on improvement of area

July 24 Champaign teen admits texting in fatal accident

URBANA -- A Champaign teenager who admitted he was texting when he struck and fatally injured an elderly pedestrian in Urbana has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the May 16 accident.

July 25 North Carolina town pays respects to local grad killed in Afghanistan

MURPHY, N.C. — Since learning of the community’s links to the family of U.S. Army Sgt. Donald “Rocky” Edgerton, a Riverton High School graduate killed in action in Afghanistan July 10, people of all backgrounds — civilian and military — have been seeking ways to pay their respects.
July 24 Flooding closes I-290 in Chicago; Iowa dam fails
July 24 Appeals Court: Illinois must hire Obama's replacement
July 23 Mount Pulaski 175th Anniversary Committee Announces two Community History Books
July 21
July 14 Springfield officials have designated the city’s public library and municipal centers east and west as cooling centers - for anyone who needs relief from the high heat and humidity (Wed) and Thursday (Jul 14-15)
July 15 Univ. of Illinois - ISWS climate models estimate future extreme heat waves
July 13 Lincoln Regions Bank providing Habitat for Humanity with keys to Woodlawn location

July 13 Tourism ideas may provide tax boost - Director Ladd gives committee five-year plan

July 11 Toyota lashed out at SIU instructor during big recall - instructor uncovers a possible flaw that's causing some of the world's most popular cars to accelerate suddenly. His ground-breaking work attracts interest from Congress and reporters worldwide
July 11 It's the kind of publicity any university might dream about
July 11 Washington Post By JIM SUHR The Associated Press Sunday, July 11
Feb 17 Recalls at Toyota are further evidence, Dick Rogers says, that the days of backyard mechanics are long gone. Today’s auto repair world is computer-driven, says Rogers, a professor of automotive technology at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield.

July 11 Teachers exposed to Lincoln studies

Rick Ramthun, an eighth-grade history teacher from Connecticut, came to Springfield this week expecting to gain insight into Abraham Lincoln’s views on social equality

July 11 Kathryn Rem: Helen Thomas cooks up some Palestinian Chicken - Elkhart bookstore owner finds journalist's recipe in 1962 cookbook -

It was just a week after journalist Helen Thomas had made national news by stating Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine.” The book contained a tip-of-the-hat to Thomas’ apparently long-held views: a recipe for Palestinian Chicken.

 

June 30 MP Phoenix FD - 1885-2010 - 125 Year Anniversary  [Lincoln Courier]
June 27 --> Student of the Year showed talents early
Pro Wrestling EPIC - Was June 26 Spectacular!
June 25 Family: Oil disaster devastated captain who committed suicide
June 25 Lincoln College appoints Susan Hoblit to board of trustees
June 24 Aide tried to save Blagojevich, still aided in possible Senate seat sale

June 22 Downpour

 
 

MP Grade School

McDonald St off Rt 121

Rt 121 near Heman

Farm off Rt 121 betw Heman & MP

 

June 17 Farmers face stalemate

In light of the above-average precipitation levels June has been seeing, farmers have been stuck in limbo when it comes to their fields.
June 17 Rep. Bill Mitchell sparks discussion in Mount Pulaski
June 17 Heart of Illinois brings mission to Mt. Pulaski & surrounding Area - Lincoln Courier
June 16   Decatur Scovill Zoo Visits Mt. Pulaski Library During 2010 Summer Reading Festival
 

June 15 Precipitation totals already above average

It’s said that April showers bring May flowers, but this month, showers and storms are not only bringing full creek beds
and saturated soil but above-average precipitation totals as well.
June 12 4th-warmest spring in Illinois
June 10 The Gulf Disaster: Whose Asses Need Kicking?
June 8 Rig survivors: "BP ordered shortcut on day of blast"
June 6 A night of tornadoes in Central Illinois
June 5  Veil of secrecy shrouding dead CIA officer lifted - Athlete, soldier, husband, father - and determined CIA officer
June 5 Beachcomber stumbles upon historical shipwreck
June 8 Mt. Pulaski's Jordan Cooper Earns Eagle Scout & Mount Pulaski High School 2nd Semester honor rolls
June 3 Fisherman's wife breaks the silence
June 3 Chinese coal-mining city is world's most polluted
note:  SJ-R has, as of 6/1/10, adopted a "later on-line" policy - many of their news items for their on-line publication will occur at later dates "as part of an effort to
increase value for their print readers". -
This daft-poor policy was recinded less than 2 weeks later!
June 2 Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day Photos & News
Lincoln Daily News On-Line:  page 1
Lincoln Daily News On-Line:  page 2
Deceased Area Veterans Roll Call - Since Memorial Day 2009
Deceased Area Veterans Roll Call - Since Memorial Day 2008
May 27 Washed out: 200 vehicles stranded in flood - Springfield suffers over 4" of downpour in less than 90 minutes - flooding & closures
May 21 2010 Are seniors or teens safer drivers?
May 17 Celebrated World War II flying ace dies in CA
May 17 Austin Gee scholarship fundraiser music to our ears
May 16 Good sports: Teaching kids to play the right way- Albert Pujols stands lingering in the batter’s box after hitting what he thinks will be a home run.
When it becomes clear the ball he is admiring won’t be leaving the park, Pujols, the St. Louis Cardinals’ star first baseman, begins to leg it out, only to be thrown out easily at second base. It’s a poor display of hustle from one of the most respected players in baseball, setting a bad example for every youth league player who likes to mimic Pujols’ every move.
May 16 Coroner system ancient, but not universal in U.S.- It was born during England’s Middle Ages and still thrives in many parts of the United States, but the coroner’s office in Sangamon County may die and come back to life in another form
May 15 Planting takes leap over last year - Week’s worth of rain should spur soybean planting
May 11 Mount Pulaski Rotary: the little club with a big heart

May 10 Lincoln College commencement - a 1st in new Lincoln Center:

Album 1       Album 2

MAY 10 Lincoln College honors Warwick
May 10 History of railway celebrated in Lincoln
May 9 Forward march: Former school band [1940] event remembered fondly

May 7 Last mail call: Mount Pulaski vets take Honor Flight to DC memorial

May 6 Harry Rosenbloom: last of the early 1940s Maple Club big band
Apr 28 Coffee: Is it healthier than you think?
Apr 28 Museum seeks names of Logan County soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam

Apr 27 Book signing to celebrate new release of Lincoln College's presidential letters collection

Apr 22 Springfield Park Board approves $10.36 million budget that eliminates 27 full-time jobs - seasonal jobs will still be available, but with no benefiits
 
Apr 22 Logan County final property assessment equalization multiplier announced
Apr 21 Agriculture futures rise, livestock prices drop
Apr 21 Garlic mustard and galls - by John Fulton
Apr 21 A fish tale: 1st residents arrive at Castle Manor

Apr 21 Local allergist 'cannot believe' tree pollen levels -  If itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and nasal drip have made you miserable for the past several days...

Apr 21 Illinois pension reforms confuse some teachers
Apr 21 GOP caucus nominates Mt. Pulaski's Andy Meister for county board 
Apr 21Wild Hare Cafe: Sit down, take your time, savor the food - Elkhart restaurant sits on historic Route 66
Apr 19 Illinois ranks 3rd in nation for transparency of spending

Saturday, Apr 17

Enthusiastic crowd sees
first-such action event here

Pro Wrestling Epic in Mt. Pulaski
***CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS***

Apr 19 Mount Pulaski Legion hosts pro wrestlers
Apr 19 Science teacher's collection still educating kids
Apr 18 101-year-old Elkhart Cub fan treated to Wrigley Field visit
Apr 18 High school suspensions up sharply in Springfield
Apr 15 Digital cameras coming between us and our memories
Apr 15 Donner Descendent to Take Fresh Look at Family Saga - April 20 Historical Society Program At UIS Library
Apr 15 101, she's a Cub diehard - heads to Wrigley Field today with help from friends

LDN Katie leaves for Wrigley

Apr 15 Iles House recalling Lincoln’s death

Apr 15 Pieces of earliest known Lincoln document reunited after 145 years

APR 14 Area farmers stir up dust
Apr 12 Were you your family's favorite child?
Parents deny favoring one child over another, but siblings sure know when it happens.
 

Apr 12 Honor Flight scheduled for largest group of WWII vets yet
about a year wait after sign up

Apr 9 Soil moisture and temperatures dictate spring planting dates for farmers
Apr 9 This allergy season nothing to sneeze at - list of worse places in USA
Apr 9 State warns against alcohol sales to minors

Apr 8 New ethanol rules could add to summer gas price hikes

Even as gasoline returns to nearly $3 a gallon, a dispute has risen over the effect of ethanol blends on price and supply in Illinois. New state ethanol standards scheduled to take effect May 1 could tighten refining and storage capacity, adding to cost pressures
Apr 8 LLCC display visualizes growth of national debt
Apr 7 Helen Thomas: 'I want to die with my boots on'
Apr 7 New IHSA transfer rule prompted by imbalance in Springfield schools
Apr 6 New gallery explores Lincoln’s ties to Quincy
Apr 6 Illinois State Fair announces 2010 Grandstand lineup
APR 5 The Lincoln Courier's Girls Basketball Co-Players of the Year:
Mt. Pulaski's Meghan Moore and Ashley Southerlan
Apr 5 Jacksonville to get bandstand back from Smithsonian - 130-yr old structure returning after being on a 25-year display outside museum
Apr 5 New health-care law has early benefits

Apr 4 Tierney’s Take: Turpin is what LC is all about

Annual Easter Egg Roll
Sat., April 3   sponsored by Mt. Pulaski JC's & Vonderlieth Living Center


Neither Intermittent Showers nor Ominous Clouds Prevented the Annual Easter Egg Roll at Vonderlieth

Apr 3 Logan County jobless rate tops 12 percent
Mar 31 Loan changes to help students, community colleges
Mar 31 College students give high marks to new loan program
Mar 31 WSJ's horseshoe article another Not-So-Great Moment for city [Springfield]?
Mar 30 Illinois loses out on first $600 million in education grants
Mar 29  Dr. William Wiant -Director of Dixon Mounds - Speaker on Illinois and Logan County Indian history
Mar 29  37th Annual Lake Fork Community Auction another great success
Mar 29  37th Annual Lake Fork Auction in Pictures
Mar 26 County's oldest bank now has most modern energy source -- Lincoln Daily News On-Line
Mar 25 Farmer's Bank installs wind turbine

Mar 25 Lincoln Estates sees new life after 8 years of abandonment - former Lincoln Correctional Center

Mar 22 The entire city of Lincoln is under a boil order

Mar 21 Lincoln College "Lynx" men take title at national tournament

DANVILLE — Hopefully they left a space for a national championship banner in the gymnasium at the new Lincoln Center on the campus of Lincoln College. They’re going to need it.  The Lynx won the NJCAA Division II men’s basketball championship Saturday night, defeating Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 71-60.
Mar 21 Conference helps girls expand horizons in math, science
Mar 18 Lincoln College and Lincoln Elks partner to 'Hook a Kid on Golf'
Mar 18 Ag Day Breakfast scholarship winners announced - Ellen Olson of MPHS & Elkhart is a winner
Mar 17 Elkhart prepares to welcome spring

Mar 17 U of I professor: Take NCAA seeds with grain of salt

For the novice college basketball fan who enters the NCAA tournament office pool, a University of Illinois professor and expert in statistical analysis has one bit of advice: After the tournament’s first three rounds, ignore a team’s seed while picking the regional finals and the Final Four.

Mar 17 Ameren to combine Illinois companies

PEORIA — The three Ameren utilities in Illinois will combine into a single subsidiary by this fall under a plan announced by the utility.
Mar 17 Railers’ Nelson, Brackney make all-state second team

Mar 16 Departing Police Chief Erlenbush gives honors to officers  in pictures

Mar 16 Departing Lincoln Police Chief Erlenbush addresses council

Mar 5 What the 2000 census showed about our county

Mar 3 What the census measures, how the information is used and why it's important to fill it out

Mar 2 A brief history of the U.S. Census and what to expect with this year's form

 

 
Mar 13 In IL., choice is higher taxes or education cuts

Mar 13 Logan County receives nearly $245,000 in wind-farm fees

LINCOLN -- A check for nearly $245,000 for wind-farm zoning fees and permits just went into the Logan County general fund.
Mar 11 Railer's Season Ends with loss to Springfield's Southeast
Mar 9 Erich Maxheimer of Chestnut and of Mt. Pulaski High School - nominated for the Air Force Academy
Mar 8 Lynx win regional 86-74 over Shawnee
Mar 8 Mount Pulaski: American Legion, MP High School Senior of the Month: Ashley Southerlan

Mar 5 What the 2000 census showed about our county

Part 3 of a series

 

Mar 5 Sports-medicine clinic to be built at SHG with St. John's Hospital

A $1 million addition to house a new Athletic Care sports-medicine clinic will be built on Sacred Heart-Griffin High School’s west campus as part of $8 million in other renovations being planned at school.
Mar 5  Go behind the scenes at Springfield's Illinois State Museum:  It’s been documented that the Kodiak bear, a large-bodied subspecies of the brown bear, is found only in the Kodiak Archipelago, a group of islands south of Alaska.  But there’s at least one in Springfield.  A mounting of the Kodiak bear — albeit one that’s stuffed and not alive — stands as a focal point in the new exhibition “North to Alaska: Photographs by Robert Glenn Ketchum with Collections from Aleut, Inuit, Koyukon, and Tlingit Peoples” at the Illinois State Museum.  Near the bear, which is 8 to 9 feet tall and could have weighed as much as 1,500 pounds when alive, a Koyukon man’s outfit is displayed. The clothing could have fit a man standing 5-foot-8.

Mar 4 Cornland Banking Center celebrates 90th anniversary

Mar 3 What the census measures, how the information is used and why it's important to fill it out

Part 2 of a series

Mar 2 A brief history of the U.S. Census and what to expect with this year's form

Part 1 of a series

Mar 3 Comcast Locks out local CITV5 in Lincoln
Mar 2 An inconvenient challenge: Eat 'real food' for a month
Feb 28 Service clubs losing members, but still fulfilling for many  Rotary - Lions - Kiwanis - Elks - Optimist

Feb 25 Thieves carry off station’s ATM device in Mt. Pulaski

Feb 26 LDN:  Sheriff requests information in Mt. Pulaski ATM heist

Feb 24 Logan County Board commends youth for accomplishments in bowling, cross-country and golf

Feb 20 Impact of late, wet harvest might be felt well into 2010

One of the latest, wettest harvests in decades is still working its way through Illinois grain elevators, bringing with it higher costs, quality issues, safety hazards, and possible effects on prices and planting during the 2010 season.
Feb 20 Springfield Education budget plan would cut 56 teaching positions
Feb 19 Eagle in Logan County Feasting on Deer Carcus
Feb 18 Mount Pulaski Rotary gets involved with Haitian Earthquake Relief - $1000 raised
Feb 16 Eagle numbers up near Springfield, but down statewide
Feb 16 Lincoln College president to step down this summer - Pantagraph
Feb 16 Lincoln College President John Hutchison Departing after successful five years - Lincoln Daily News On-Line
Feb 15  6th Annual Logan County Abraham Lincoln Banquet at Maple Club honors many Logan County citizens who have contributed to the on-going remembrance of our favorite son, our 16th President of the United States of America
Feb 13
Feb 12 Collectors seek to turn profit on pennies
Feb 10 Snow to diminish, but temps expected to fall
Feb 9 IL. universities make plea for state money
Feb 8 The Courier’s Athlete of the Month January 2010 Ashley Southerlan Mount Pulaski
Feb 2 Medical journal retracts study linking autism to vaccine
Feb 1 What will be on the ballot for Logan County voters tomorrow?

Feb 1 Community saves VFW  $27,335 donated and still going
 

Feb 1 Former Lincoln clerk sentenced to three months for embezzlement
Jan 28 National vice commander visits Lincoln American Legion Post 263

Jan 27 LDN celebrates 10 years  The mission of a neighborhood newspaper
 

Jan 26 Girls may learn math anxiety from female teachers
Jan 26 Thousands of vets could get benefits upgrade
Jan 26 Taper Collection items of famous Lincoln memorabilia at presidential museum Feb. 10-15
Jan 24 Lincoln College President John Hutchison with LC Trustee Waldo E. Bertoni at new Lincoln Center
Jan 21 Steroids - Are they Worth the Risk?
Jan 21 Foul-troubled Titus leads Mt. Pulaski Hilltoppers to win

Jan 21 New Lincoln College Lincoln Center Gymnasium Opens:
Lincoln Center opens -- album 1

Lincoln Center opens -- album 2

Jan 21 County board recognizes student achievements, makes appointments, prepares for new Freedom of Information changes
Jan 21 Logan County coroner's report on Chestnut man's death in home fire
Jan 20 LC invites community to 'raise the roof' on new Lincoln Center arena tonight
Jan 19 Lecture series to complement Elkhart tours in 2010
Jan 18 SIU doctor: fresh approach to health research would save money
Jan 16 County briefs: It might be cold and slow, but Logan County is on the move
 
Jan 15 Mount Pulaski Soldier Earns Award

Jan 14 Vonderlieth residents to have Vegas afternoon
 

Jan 12 McGwire talks confession, steroid effects, his recovery, his changed swing... and pinch-hitting
Jan 12 Seasonal weight limits on Logan County highways
Jan 12 How to strategize weight management in the new year
BY SARA LOPINSKI, MS, RD, LDN - THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER
Jan 11 McGwire's Complete Statement (Text) of his admission

Jan 11 McGwire opens up about steroid admission
McGwire in better place now that he has come clean about his past
McGwire is the rare player to admit using steroids and not just other substances
McGwire still believes steroids had nothing to do with 'the strength of' his performance-only taken to help return his good health faster

Jan 11 Local pros say McGwire did right thing by confessing
Jan 11 Cardinals hitting coach McGwire admits using steroids
Jan 9 It could be worse - Remember the snowfall of 1967?
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A tractor-trailer on Interstate 55 close to Broadwell caught fire yesterday afternoon.
The quick-thinking driver separated his cab from the trailer as he waited for emergency responders to arrive
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Jan 6 Missed vaccines weaken 'herd immunity' in children

 


Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes by
New York Times writer:  Harold McGee