The latest "Story Behind The Photo" comes courtesy Heather Coit, whose striking A-1 image of a "miracle horse" named Blondie resulted in considerable feedback from our readers:
During photo shoots, I don't always have time to stay for the interview but I'm glad I was able to listen to Sandy and Rex Bradfield share their story of how they fell in love with Blondie.
LODA — The more than 600 township residents who have served in America's armed forces over the past 200-plus years now have a six-mile portion of U.S. 45 named in their honor — Veterans of Loda Township Highway.
A look at area do-gooders. This week: Danville Elks Lodge #332
About the lodge
Head: Exalted Ruler Doug Elliott
Origin: Founded in July 1895
Meets: 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the lodge, 421 N. Vermilion Street
Fun fact: Former State Rep. Bill Black and Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer are both lodge members.
RANTOUL — A new grant has been established to help reduce tuition costs for students attending St. Malachy School.
The Centennial Tuition Grant is given in memory of the late Rev. Stanley Malinowski, who left funds in his estate for the school.
HOMER — A former performance space is getting a new lease on life, thanks to a local theater group that was looking for a new home.
DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College students would be able to take their hands-on experience growing plants and produce to a new level thanks to a local couple.
Kristy Herr and Jerry Bartos are interested in leasing 5.5 acres of farmland, at 411 N. Daisy Lane, to DACC at no cost. The land would be used as a student learning laboratory.
Today is Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
LISTEN IN: Gov. Bruce Rauner is scheduled to join radio personality Brian Barnhart at 9:15 a.m. today for about a 10-minute interview on WDWS 1400-AM.
Barnhart wasn't sure of the response he'd get when he pitched the idea to the governor's camp. "It's always a long shot," he said. "Their time is pretty limited."
LODA — Unlimited beer and hand grenades are a bad mix.
When former Illini football player and legendary wrestling coach Don Pittman was serving in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II, he was a gunner's mate at a massive ammo dump.
In 1915, members of the Illinois State Horticultural Society visited the Dunlap Rural Home Fruit Farm near Savoy and inspected the large orchards, and witnessed the process of harvesting the apple crop.