CHAMPAIGN — Over the decades, many area country musicians — among them Alison Krauss, Bob Watson and Dyke Corson — have performed with Marvin Lee.
At 82, Lee — his last name is Flessner — continues to perform often and will soon launch his summer park concerts, with the first of many scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Collison Park northwest of Danville.
Today is Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
A look at area do-gooders. This week: Arcola Sunrise Rotary
About the club
President: Bill Wagoner
Origin: Chartered on Sept. 24, 1998
Meets: Thursday mornings at either the Dutch Kitchen or the It'll Do Bar & Grill
— Rick Danzl's photo gallery of a recent tour of a Mahomet mansion not only checks in at No. 1 on the list below. It also is the most-viewed gallery of the many we've offered (277) at news-gazette.com in 2015. Danzl's collection of 54 photos provides a glimpse of Bruce Artwick's 197-acre property.
Every week, we'll show you a short clip of a spin somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot. Send an email to email@example.com with your guess and we'll give a shout-out to correct guesses in the next installment. (Please include your name and the town you live in.)
A Tuscola man has won a Marine Corps Heritage Foundation award for his documentary on veterans of Okinawa in World War II, "Rise of the Valiant."
Bob Zimmerman worked on the film in 2014 and traveled more than 6,000 miles to interview veterans of the 6th Marine Division; none are from this area.
Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, 46-year-old Champaign resident Gina Hartleb chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. The teacher and parent is the wife of Illini baseball coach Dan Hartleb.
Where did you grow up?
Southwest of Champaign, Richard and Sheryl Brown Elllenberger live a life that has included being officers — she a captain, he a major, both alumni of the University of Illinois ROTC where they met.
Sheryl is the granddaughter of Champaign police Officer Gilbert Brown, who helped stop the biggest armed robbery of Champaign's 20th century.