Fifty years ago
Charleston's two daily newspapers, the morning Charleston Daily News and the afternoon Charleston Daily Courier, merged today. The combined paper will be known as The Charleston Courier-News. The News had been founded in 1892. The Courier had been founded in 1894.
On the Appalachian Trail
By BRANDON CAMPBELL For The Leader
ST. JOSEPH – Ron Dufrane has been to the funerals of 17 local veterans.
But it was last year's funeral for local veteran David Audo that galvanized Dufrane's efforts to overhaul the veterans' memorial in the St. Joseph-Ogden High School Park.
They start filling the racks this week. All full of information and predictions. For the college football fan, the arrival of the preseason magazines means the season isn't far away.
But how did we get here? Who are these people telling us about the Big Ten, Pac-10 and SEC? And how do they come up with the national rankings?
Francis Trussel Jr.
Thomas E. Brown
Jerry M. Chunges
John W. Davis
Francis W. Deal, Jr.
Perry Dicken, Jr.
Robert F. Enderby
Sgt. Christopher Rudzinski
Maj. David L. Audo
Staff Sgt. Jason Burkholder
Spc. Justin Penrod
Pfc. Danny Lee Kimme
Pfc. Robert A. Liggett
Sgt. Jessica Cawvey
Spec. Cory Hubbell
Cpl. Nathan Moore
CHAMPAIGN – The city could lose its liquor advisory commission following this week's city council meeting if council members decide to dissolve the group that provides input on Champaign's liquor-related issues.
CHAMPAIGN - At a time when Dan Hartleb was first discovering the joys of baseball, a Cincinnati Reds team that came to be known as the Big Red Machine was coming of age.
Like many kids growing up in Ohio in the 1970s, Hartleb became smitten with the dominant major league team of its era. And with one Reds player in particular.
From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
DANVILLE – It's illegal in Illinois to talk on a cell phone in a construction zone, but every driver pulled over for that offense in a recent traffic detail had no idea the law existed.