Talent Show at the Fair 2010

Kids show their stuff and compete in the Talent Show and "Big" Give-Away at the Champaign County Fair in Urbana, IL.   Monday  evening July 26, 2010.

Pet of the Week Deuce

Deuce, a four year old boxer/bulldog mix is this week's Pet of the Week, available at the Champaign County Humane Society.

Monster Trucks at the Fair 2010

Six monster trucks put on a show for fairgoers as the Prairieland Monster Truck Nationals came to the Champaign county Fair in Urbana, IL.   Sunday  afternoon July 25, 2010.

As 65th anniversary approaches, USS Indianapolis survivors recount horrors

A car passed Art Leenerman's car, raced ahead, then pulled over.

The driver got out and saluted as Leenerman passed.

Stenciled on the back of Leenerman's car is the USS Indianapolis, the ship Leenerman was on when it went down from enemy fire in 1945.

Links to more on the USS Indianapolis

There is no shortage of information about the USS Indianapolis and the ordeals endured by its crew.

As similar as the stories are, each is individually compelling.

Here are some links:

A timeline of the USS Indianapolis

A brief timeline of events surrounding the sinking of the USS Indianapolis:

July 26, 1945: Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis delivers first atomic bomb to Pacific island of Tinian, is directed to join battleship USS Idaho at Leyte Gulf in Philippines. Indianapolis sails alone.

Demolition Derby

The first night of the Champaign County Fair in Urbana featured the Demolition Derby.

Life Remembered: Jon Schoenoff's death 'a tremendous loss'

Suddenly, Pogo Studio owner Mark Rubel feels differently about the jazz project he's been recording this week: He knows his friend and colleague, Jon Schoenoff, won't be mastering it and covering Rubel's work.

Most members of Chanute museum board resign

RANTOUL – Six of eight members of the Chanute Heritage Foundation Board, which oversees operations of the Chanute Air Museum, have resigned.

Donald Ross of Champaign, one of the two remaining board members, said a special meeting of the board has been called at 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at the museum to elect a new board.

Multicultural center opens in Rantoul for migrants, families

RANTOUL – A multicultural center that caters to migrants and other agricultural workers and their families has opened in Rantoul.