Area history, April 3, 2014

Area history, April 3, 2014

Today is Thursday, April 3, 2014. News reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: The unemployed of Urbana Township have been granted an extension until May 1 to pay their personal taxes. With $449 remaining unpaid, tax collector Charles B. Holmes exerted every effort to round up delinquents. More than 200 unemployed persons, owing less than $10 each, called upon the collector and begged for more time.

In 1964: The Ohio River Division headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers has recommended approval of the Lincoln Reservoir project in Douglas, Coles and Cumberland counties. The recommendation will be forwarded to Washington for study. The dam for the Lincoln Reservoir would be built on the Embarrass River about one-tenth of a mile south of the Coles-Cumberland county line. It would have an area of 6,760 acres and would cost $33 million. The city of Charleston would get its water supply from the reservoir as its present water source, Lake Charleston, would be inundated by the new body.

In 1999: Some residents along Colorado Avenue in Urbana were placed in the incorrect election district for the upcoming Urbana school board election. County Clerk Mark Shelden said Friday that about 250 corrected voter registration cards would be sent out soon. "It's unfortunate, but it happens," said Shelden.

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