Area history, Feb. 11, 2019

Area history, Feb. 11, 2019

Today is Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, the University of Illinois anticipated its golf and tennis teams would improve thanks to the return of two student athletes from military service during the Great War. J.N. McDonald, who had been conference golf champion back in 1914, and former tennis doubles champion E.G. McKay (with partner Walter Becker) had returned to campus to attend classes and rejoin their teams.

In 1969, the Ice Capades began an eight-show run at the Assembly Hall. The show featured international figure skater Diane Shatz and former United States Olympic athletes Roy and Sandi Wagelein. The couple had finished seventh at the 1968 Winter Olympics.

In 2004, R. Douglas Marcum resigned as Urbana Business Association executive director to take a new job with the Washington (D.C.) Convention Center. His departure came six months after he moved from New York to his hometown of Urbana to take the job.

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