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September 15, 2023

Administrative Assistant for the Logan County Public Defender’s Office

Under the general direction of the Public Defender, provides a wide variety of clerical and administrative duties to support the Logan County Public Defender Office. This position handles highly confidential information and must function efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, professional environment.

Job details include: Answering telephone calls and emails; scheduling attorney contacts with clients; creating, tracking and managing client case files; receiving and filing legal court documents; preparing expense vouchers; ordering all office supplies; other tasks as needed to manage the office effectively. 

Job skills required:  Organizational proficiency; computer proficiency to effectively utilize word processing, databases, spreadsheets, scanning and imaging, e-mail, internet, and meeting scheduling; multi-tasking and handling simultaneous projects with attention to detail.

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Please submit resumes by 10/07/2023

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September 06, 2023


Robert “Bob” Farmer

On Sunday September 3, 2023 at 4:40 am, Robert “Bob” Duane Farmer, 85, passed away with his wife of 63 years by his side.  He was a wonderful man, and we thank the Lord for his life and the many wonderful memories.

Bob, a lifelong resident of Logan County – whose surname reflects his occupation, was a fourth generation Farmer in Logan County and the last of that generation that remained in the county.  Bob’s great grandfather, Absolam “A.B.” Farmer traveled from Waverly, Ohio to Illinois via riverboat around 1880 with a mule.  After disembarking the riverboat in Cairo, Illinois, A.B. walked to Logan County and subsequently traded the mule for 40 acres of land (quite the bargain by today’s standards).  Funny part of the story was that the mule died 6 months later.

Robert was born to Russell Farmer (1915-1967) and Helen Louise Grubb (1917-1998) on June 28, 1938 at Deaconess Hospital in Lincoln.  He was raised by his father and stepmother, Juanita Paulsen Farmer.  He attended Rabbit Flat School (a one room school house on 5th Street – 15 students, 7 of which were his siblings or cousins), and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1956. After high school, he served as a Private First Class in the Army Reserves and worked odd jobs before making farming his full-time job in 1964.  He never retired.

Bob married the love of his life, Diane Caplinger, on July 8, 1960.  They had 4 children – Jeffrey (Erin) Farmer of Middletown, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Jordan of Boulder City, NV, Jodi (Jerry) Williams of Litchfield, IL, and Joseph (Deb) Farmer of Fort Wayne, IN.  He has 11 surviving grandchildren – Mitchell (Brittney) Billy of Dallas, GA, Amanda Billy of Orange, CA, Kyle (Esther) Farmer of Elkhart, Drew (Megan) Jordan of Biloxi, MS, Chase Farmer of Middletown, Madison Williams (Scott Lunte) of Jefferson City, MO, Nicole Jordan (Russ) Baade of Newbury Park, CA, DR. Samantha Farmer (Kalieb) Koelmel of Indianapolis, IN, Meagan Williams of New York City, NY, Derek Farmer of Fort Wayne, IN and Ryan Farmer of Middletown. And, 4 great grandchildren – Bristol Billy of Dallas, GA, Henry Farmer of Elkhart, William Koelmel of Indianapolis, IN, and Arthur Baade of Newbury Park, CA.

Bob is also survived by his half-sister, Darla and her husband Al Cheatham of North Carolina and 2 sister-in-laws, Jean (Ingram) Farmer of Lincoln and Mary (Layton) Farmer of Bloomington, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bob was an avid hunter, a NASCAR and Lincoln Railers basketball fan and enjoyed playing Euchre.   Later in life, he especially enjoyed watching his great grandson “Hotrod” Henry Farmer race quarter midgets.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the American Legion, the Logan County Farm Bureau and the NRA. In 2000, at the age of 62, Bob decided to go into politics.  He was elected to the Logan County Board where he served for 20 years on many committees, and as Board Chairman for 6 years. 

Anyone close to Bob knows he knew how to have a good time and that he loved the precious time he spent with his children, grand and great-grand children.  He was beloved, not only by his family and friends, but by the Logan County community where he was well respected for his hard work, decision making, and fairness; not to mention the fact that he could tell a good story.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Helen, stepmother Juanita, his 2 brothers Russell and Roland, half-brother Larry, stepbrother Kenneth Paulsen, stepsister Patricia Paulsen Ritchhart Buckles, sister-in-law Carol Trail Farmer, sister-in-law Mary Wibben Paulsen, brother-in-law Clarence Ritchhart, bother-in-law Frank Buckles and grandson Brock Farmer.

Visitation will be Friday September 8th at Holy Family Church in Lincoln from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Funeral service will immediately follow at 7:15 pm.

Bob’s family is hosting a Celebration of His Life on Saturday September 9th at the American Legion in Lincoln from 12:00-3:00 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Legion of Lincon (Post 263) or American Legion of Middletown (Post 0672).

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August 25, 2023

All county offices will be closed Monday, September 4th for Labor Day.

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Amtrak, Cabs and more...

Logan County is a stop along the Amtrak route between St. Louis and Chicago.  There is a local cab service and a public bus service provided by SHOW BUS.

Communities Here in Logan County

Logan County is rich with history but is also full with many small farming communities.  Many of our communities lie along Old Route 66 and there are many visitor sites along the way right here in Logan County.  Come explore the trail that Abraham Lincoln made before he was President as he practiced law in Postville, Illinois. Postville was later named after Abraham Lincoln and was christened by Lincoln before he was President of the United States.

Camping and Parks Information

There are several large parks throughout Logan County including Edward Madigan State Park which has several miles of trails and chances to see the local wildlife.  We also offer many camping locations in Logan County.

Food and Restaurants

From fast food to excellent sit down restaurants, Logan County offers some great family owned and operated eateries.  If you are hungry we have many tastes to offer.


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