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This day in history, Nov. 26, 2016

Today is Saturday, Nov. 26, the 331st day of 2016. There are 35 days left in the year.

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Area history, Nov. 26, 2016

Today is Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Here are news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, Nov. 26, 2016

Be it flutes or fundraising, the band at Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond is good at what it does.

On Friday morning, a bus carrying 48 motivated musicians took off from Arthur bound for Florida, where ALAH will mix a performance with much pleasure over a long weekend. It's the first out-of-state trip by the band at the 2-year-old school in Douglas County.

Bob Swisher: Gifford State Bank put on a great show

I attended the Gifford State Bank show at Gordyville last weekend. The crowd was really large, elbow to elbow on Saturday, with a little more space on Sunday. I was jealous because the up-and-coming Gordyville All-Antique Show, which will be on Dec. 3 and 4, has never had that type of attendance.

'Brady Bunch' mom Florence Henderson dies at 82

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America's most beloved television moms in "The Brady Bunch," has died. She was 82.

IHSA football championships: A toast to this host

CHAMPAIGN — When the University of Illinois and Memorial Stadium began hosting IHSA football state championship games in 1999, Bruce Carroll was quick to get involved.

The Atwood native and member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame served as a host each year for participating schools, ensuring that their visit and stay in Champaign went off without a hitch.

The #MJs, Nov. 25, 2016

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.

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Area history, Nov. 25, 2016

Today is Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Here are news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

For some Illini fans, the turkey will wait

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Every break in action during Thursday's NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal between Illinois and West Virginia had the cameras panning for fans to show on the videoboard hanging over center court at the Barclays Center.

This day in history, Nov. 25, 2016

Today is Friday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2016. There are 36 days left in the year.

Today's highlight in history:

On Nov. 25, 1920, radio station WTAW of College Station, Texas, broadcast the first play-by-play description of a football game, between Texas University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. (Texas won, 7-3.)