The People's Choice award in the category of most original large tree at the Festival of Trees in Danville went to "Stealing Christmas," designed by Jessica Sampson and Jenny Marsh.
The Corporate Cup award went to the "Red Carpet Christmas" large tree designed by Dawn Ann Pricer and Barbara Rabka.
Many Americans whose family members served during the Civil War have, no doubt, thought about what daily military life was really like. Although government military records provide details on dates and places, "the rest of the story" has to be imagined. Max R.
Elijah Medlyn of Champaign has received the Midwest Achievement Award and Residence Life Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2015-16 academic year.
Medlyn is the son of Mark and Debra Medlyn and will be a 2015 graduate of Champaign Central High School.
Over at Conkeytown Christmas Tree Farm, the owners have a saying.
"Christmas trees grow as they go though the door," said Ted Curtin, who confesses to years ago bringing home a tree smaller than the one picked out by his wife.
He's learned over the years that some people, a la Clark Griswold, will select a Christmas tree taller or wider than their doorway or ceilings.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
Perhaps you saw Champaign's Angie Kerr on TV on Tuesday morning. A lot of her friends and family sure did.
A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Urbana Rotary Club
About the club
President: Libby Tyler
Origin: April 15, 1924
Meets: Noon every Tuesday at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W. Windsor Road, Urbana
On tap: Mary Wallace will speak today about Courage Connection.
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: The Champaign school board approved a request from University of Illinois President Edmund James that in lieu of a fee for speaking at last spring's high school commencement address he be given a photograph of Champaign High School.
CHAMPAIGN — Area residents remembered John Hirschfeld as a local history enthusiast who was devoted to political causes until he lost his license to practice law.
Mr. Hirschfeld, a longtime state legislator, attorney and media personality, died on Sunday. He was 78.