Area history, June 28, 2014

Area history, June 28, 2014

Today is Saturday, June 28, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: In very light voting Saturday, Franklin Boggs won the Republican nomination and Delbert R. Enochs got the Democratic nomination for judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Elim Hawbaker was unopposed for the Progressive Party nomination. Boggs got more than twice as many votes as the Democratic and Progressive candidates combined.

In 1964: Construction of a large aluminum marquee is scheduled to begin soon at three stores in downtown Urbana: Urbana Furniture Co., Lorry's Sport and Hobby Shop and R.H. Smith Draperies, all in the 200 block of West Main Street.

In 1999: Steve Shoemaker, longtime pastor of the McKinley Presbyterian Church in Champaign, will become the new director of the University YMCA, replacing John Jordan, who is retiring this week. Shoemaker, who was born and raised in Urbana, has been at the McKinley Foundation for 18 years.

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