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This day in history: April 18, 2014

Today is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 18, 1934, the first laundromat (called a "Washateria") was opened by John F. Cantrell in Fort Worth, Texas; four electric washing machines were rented to members of the public on an hourly basis.

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Area history, April 18, 2014

Today is Friday, April 18, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:


AMBUCS honoring Shockey

DANVILLE — It was 1993, and officials at Delta College in Michigan were ready to give up hosting the National Junior College Athletic Association's Division II men's basketball tournament.

That's when John Spezia saw an opportunity to bring the event to Danville Area Community College.


Top of the Morning, April 18, 2014

Our friends at BTN have access to every league championship. And they are going to show them. It starts with the women's golf tournament May 7. The men's tournament, dominated in recent years by Illinois, will be shown May 14.


Vermilion CASA event scheduled

DANVILLE — Vermilion Chevrolet-Buick-GMC will present CASA's third annual Night at the Races & Hometown Celebrity Auction later this month.

The event will be held on April 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 310 Bryan St., Danville. It is open to the public, and admission is $10 per person.

Happy hour will being at 6 p.m., and the first race will begin at 7 p.m.


This day in history: April 17, 2014

Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:


Area history, April 17, 2014

Today is Thursday, April 17, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:


Top of the Morning, April 17, 2014

They go by a catchy name, play a mean violin and like to celebrate with popsicles and a game of "Capture the Flag."

Introducing the Bow-Dacious String Band, a group of area kids who will knock your socks off if you catch them in concert. Your next chance is 6 p.m. Friday when they open Allerton's annual concert series at the Barn Dance.


Top of the Morning, April 16, 2014

UPDATE: Carly Rocco made the most of her County Market run this morning, filling her cart up with more than $1,000. With Illinois AD Mike Thomas cheering her on.

Watch our video story here

OUR STORY BEFOREHAND:


Meg Makes: It's no grind turning leftovers into ham loaf

I had never heard of ham loaf until Urbana resident Kathy Wallig brought it to my attention.

She wanted to make it, but found her food processor was liquifying her ham.

I offered to let her borrow the meat-grinder attachment for my stand mixer if she promised to share her ham loaf recipe for this column.


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