A look at area do-gooders. This week: Danville Lions Club
About the club
President: Keith Strinmoen
Origin: Founded in 1957
Meets: At noon Thursdays at Spanky's Banquet Hall, 409 E. Main Street
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Mark Enslin, 59, of Urbana, a composer, performer, activist and teacher, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
You are involved in so many creative activities. What was the first one you took up?
In 1915, Urbana Mayor O.L. Browder again appointed Thomas Long chief of police, and again the council refused to confirm, by a vote of 6 to 2.
OGDEN — Dale Sullivan never found out why the Japanese lit up his battleship with flares one night in the South Pacific.
Once, a Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" bomber lit up topside, and the crew waited for an attack that never came.
"You could read a newspaper by the flares topside," he says.
Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, Jeffrey Brown, 47, of Champaign chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood.
How much longer do the Friday Night Live events last this summer?
Four more. Despite this summer's fickle weather, 40 North 88 West has had to cancel only one Friday Night Live, which features local music acts at three outside locations in downtown Champaign.
The central air in my house stopped functioning last week, on my wife's birthday no less, which also coincided with one of the hottest days of the summer. I hesitate to say that the air conditioning broke — for if I so much as utter that word in my subconscious, my wife will intercept the thought and finally make good on her threat to "call a professional."
Today is Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
It's sunny and humid as I head south after my residency in Kentucky. I am on my way to visit my dear friend, Emily, who moved to Georgia nine years ago, but I have a wistful feeling that I'm driving the wrong way.