Area history, May 19, 2019

Area history, May 19, 2019

Today is Sunday, May 19, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, 29-month-old J.W. Mackey won the best baby prize at the Monticello Baby Welfare Day conducted at the community's Red Cross rooms.

In 1969, work began on the new $11 million Instramural Physical Education Building on Peabody Drive north of Memorial Stadium.

In 2004, Danville Area Community College got a $158,000 state grant to create a plan to retrain workers in East Central Illinois for jobs in local industries facing a shortage of skilled labor.

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