The announcement that Ancestry.com has added a massive collection of U.S. probate files to its database is welcome news to genealogists. Probate records document the legal process by which a will is proven valid or an estate is settled without a will and provide data often not found elsewhere.
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
"Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity, for they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord and do good; so shall thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Psalm 37:1-4
RANTOUL — Rantoul High's band is ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple.
4-H Results at the State Fair
Brooke Beyers, Prairie Fire 4-H Club, Fashion Review, Superior Award
Taylor Dueringer, Town and Country Helpers 4-H Club, Beginning Scrapbooking, Superior Award
Faith Duke, Melvin Adventurers 4-H Club, Heritage Arts, Superior Award
During the last total lunar eclipse — 1982 — the director of Parkland's Staerkel Planetarium was a junior in college, living in Urbana and "attempting to understand advanced physics."
The long wait ends Sunday night.
"One of the coolest things in nature," is how David Leake describes it.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
This week: Urbana Knights of Columbus
About the club
Grand Knight:Jeff Kneer
Origin: Chartered 50 years ago Saturday — Sept. 26, 1965.
Meets: 10:15 a.m. on the third Sunday of the month at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Parish Center Lounge.
Season ticket-holders for Illinois football recently received a surprise inside a small, white envelope: complimentary tickets to Saturday's 3 p.m. kickoff against Middle Tennessee.
TOLONO — One of these days, it may be boring to pose for photos in Tolono with a small red firetruck that started there, moved to Champaign, came back, sat in storage, and now is resting outdoors, on grass again, for all the world to see.
Right now, it's still a novelty.
Thank Denny Davis.