Today in Chillicothe -- Feb. 11

Marianne Gillespie

The eighth grade basketball team will play at 6 p.m. tonight for the Sectional title as they play at Washington Middle School's court. Check back here later for what happened.

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The Lady Ghosts will play for the Regional championship Thursday night. Check out the Sports tab for more information.

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• We would love to share photos and stories of Chillicotheans who catch a glimpse of the president while they are at work tomorrow. E-mail us if you can share information.

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The Chillicothe Public Library is hosting a local celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

Mike Wendell of Bishop Hill will present a program about the life of a Civil War soldier at 6 p.m. Thursday.

He will bring with him an 1861 gun, a Civil War pistol and an infantry uniform.

The library staff also will serve a 19th century pound cake, straight from a recipe found in a Civil War cookbook found on the library’s shelf.

If the pound cake is a little rich, residents also may try the pumpkin bread, also made from a recipe of that time period.

The event is for all ages.