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DANVILLE — Lakeview College of Nursing recently held three ceremonies to recognize students who achieved the transition into clinical practice within their bachelor’s degree nursing program.

Each year Danville Lions Club members hold a Candy Day to raise money to help fund local organizations, their Lions’ vision and hearing services, and Lion’s Foundation support for vision and hearing services.

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OAKWOOD — Halloween events next month may be altered due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the second year for the Darkhorse Theatre Company’s “Evil Dead: The Musical” will be happening.

Good Saturday, everyone! As our campaign is kicking off, I want to let you know about the programs United Way of Danville Area funds, due to the generosity of our donors. So, I am going to write about each one for the next several weeks. My hope is always to give you new information that can…

Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter recently reported on a patent application that has been filed for a “tombstone that can accommodate video equipment operated by a remote control. “You can go from grave to grave and click on anything that person wanted to say before they died.”

The old road crosses southern Iowa from Burlington to the Missouri River. Fortunate travelers going west discover the ancient Plattsmouth toll bridge at the west end of the highway that will carry them across the Missouri River into the Cornhusker State. The toll is $1.75, but a view of the …

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One of the most unique places to see in Danville for a child, and many adults, too, during the years of 1949–1994, was Herb Drews’ Air Conditioning & Furnace business on the north edge of town.

GEORGETOWN — Former World War II prisoner of war Charlie Dukes, 97, of Georgetown not only survived the grueling experiences of his captivity, but went on to help educate future generations about history and the cost of war by speaking to school classes and service clubs, and writing his mem…

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FamilySearch is pleased to announce that the RootsTech Connect 2021 Conference, previously scheduled for Feb. 3-6, 2021, will be held Feb. 25-27, 2021, as a free, virtual event online, thus enabling participants worldwide to hear speakers and attend classes. Attendees will be able to interac…

Good Saturday, everyone! We had a great start to our 2020/2021 campaign this last week, as we kicked it off with our first radiothon with Neuhoff Media. Tom Barnes, known as Tommy B on D102, did an amazing job with all the interviews and really pulled out great information from each one. I c…

It is 9:35 a.m. Friday, and I’m sitting in my pickup truck, parked in a rural high school parking lot. In 25 minutes, the future of my 17-year-old patient could be shattered.

DANVILLE — Tina Nelson-Jackson, a native of Danville, received a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University with a 4.0 GPA earlier this year.

At Danville Area Community College, our job is to provide the tools for students to become consumers of information, whether it’s for a class or in support of a political position.

A free six-month subscription to Ancestry World Explorer is being offered to up to 10,000 K-12 educators across America. This subscription allows “access to billions of historical records — from 1820 census to WWII draft cards — that can enrich your students’ understanding of events and mile…

In August, I walked the trail at the Salt Kettle Rest Area that leads to the nearby Pioneer Cemetery. It borders a plot of land being restored to native prairie. The small acreage was well populated with butterflies and other winged creatures. They were feeding on the colorful blooms of the …

There are plenty of empty buildings in Danville with leaking roofs and missing windows, but the saddest, to me, is the stately — and undeniably historic — Adams Building, 139-141 N. Vermilion St.

Keep your nose to the grindstone, your shoulder to the wheel and your eyes on the ball. Above all, don’t blink, for if you do, the world could vanish. Every day, the world as we know it is being re-sculpted by the hands of technology.

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The Lions motto is “We Serve.” At each weekly Danville Lions Club meeting, speakers are hosted from local non-profit organizations to keep Lions informed of the needs and the solutions in the community.

For the few minutes it takes to read this column, set aside preconceived ideas about clinical depression. If you can do this, you might end up saving the life of your son, brother, father, or husband. If you are a man reading this article, the life you save may be your own.

Good Saturday, everyone! I did a lot of time traveling alone this last weekend and I learned some new thoughts to pass along from the various radio stations and Podcasts I was listening to.

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Since the 1970s, utility companies and conservation agencies have been working together to understand the interactions between migratory birds and power lines.

Many libraries subscribe to the Library Edition of Ancestry.com so that their patrons may access Ancestry’s genealogy databases — but only while researching at those libraries. However, access to Ancestry’s Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely…

The Vermilion County village of Blue Grass City was just a memory in 1919. Long gone was the post office, which was established in 1843, as well as the businesses that had once flourished.

Experienced genealogists have learned to search in Linkpendium — a resource directory to “everything on the Web about families worldwide and genealogically-relevant information about U.S. states and counties … (as well as) unique indexes to online biographies.” Visit www.linkpendium.com and …

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Family history writer Tony Bandy has provided a list of every state’s free digital genealogy resources. The alphabetical list, at https://tinyurl.com/ybbjrq9w, includes Illinois’ links to the Illinois State Archives and the Illinois Digital Archives and Indiana’s links to Indiana Memory and …

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