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Religion calendar, June 17-24, 2016

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Area history, June 17, 2016

Today is Friday, June 17, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Marking a loss

The order, marked "URGENT," went out via e-mail shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, one day after the worst mass shooting in American history.

From: The Illinois Department of Central Management Services, writing on behalf of Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Re: Lowering of all flags in honor of victims of the Orlando terrorist attack.

Top of the morning, June 17, 2016

If Mark Morris asks you to play H-O-R-S-E, you might want to pass. The Illinois director of basketball operations knows a wicked trick shot: he long-snaps the ball from halfcourt into the basket.

He did it again on Tuesday during one of the team's summer camps. The 8- to 10-year-olds on the court mobbed him afterward.

UPDATE: Missing Danville woman found

DANVILLE — A woman who went missing earlier this week  has been found.

Commander Jane McFadden said April M. Sherwood, 49,  was located Thursday afternoon in

UI's Pierre leaves for new job

URBANA — University of Illinois Vice President for Academic Affairs Christophe Pierre announced Thursday he will resign effective Aug. 31 to accept a new position in New Jersey.

Just 1 question: Why read over the summer?

This summer, kids in Danville are devouring "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "James and the Giant Peach" and "The BFG" thanks to the Danville Public Library's summer reading program, "The Big Friendly Read," featuring the "gloriumptious" works of Roald Dahl.

Zuppke's 'other' talent now on display

URBANA — Many Big Ten fans know of Bob Zuppke as the College Football Hall of Fame coach whose Illini won four national titles, seven conference crowns and a place in sports lore as the inventor of the huddle.

What many don't know is that Zuppke was as gifted with a paint brush as he was a play caller.

A real neigh-saver

DEWEY — Except for two horses owned by SHARE owner-founder Linda Hewerdine, the 50 or so kept at the facility south of Dewey have been rescued from bad situations.

And much of the work tending to the animals is done by volunteers.

Area history, June 16, 2016

Today is Thursday, June 16, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1916: University of Illinois President Edmund James will become the Republican candidate for governor if he believes the voters really want him, according to the best information that could be obtained after James met last night with former Gov. Charles Deneen.