Area history, Aug. 10, 2014

Area history, Aug. 10, 2014

In 1914, a Ford machine driven by Arthur Abernathy, and an R,C.H. car, driven by Andrew Hall, collided last evening at a point on the Springfield Road, 25 feet west of the Arthur farm road. The damage to both cars is estimated at $400.

In 1964, Al Schaede, 83, was honored as the outstanding resident of Thomasboro at the village's 100th birthday celebration. Schaede has been in the grain business at Thomasboro for more than 60 years, is a former mayor and is still active in civic affairs. "One thing that amazes me," he said, "is that having served in all these official capacities through these years, the peopel of Thomasboro still let me live here."

In 1999, a four-story steel abstract sculpture of a tree with subtle neon lighting finally may be erected in a new park next to the Urbana City Building this fall. The sculpture is by internationally known artist John Davis Mooney.

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