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Monday, August 31, 2015

Farm Progress 2015

Preparations are just about complete for the 2015 Farm Progress Show #FPS15 which begins tomorrow out at Decatur's Progress City USA site.

Here's some shots from around Decatur today:

Picture Decatur: Farm Progress Show '13 --

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sign the Dels Popcorn Wall

As Del's Popcorn Shop works to get reopened in time for the holiday season, they are offering well-wishers the opportunity to leave a message on the outside of their storefront.

What a cool idea.

Here's a sampling:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Millikin Named One of the Best

Congrats to the administration, staff, and students of Millikin University on this......

Millikin University is again ranked among the nation's best colleges and universities by Forbes magazine in its 2015 online list of "America's Top Colleges." Millikin is one of 25 colleges from Illinois to make Forbes' national ranking of 650 institutions.

Millikin was also named one of the Midwest's best colleges in The Princeton Review's 2016 College Selection Guide. Millikin is one of 159 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best Midwestern" section of its online feature, "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region".

Decatur continues to be very proud of all that the Millikin family brings to the community and region!


Friday, August 14, 2015

New Millikin Fountain

This summer, there has been a beautiful new fountain installed on the campus of Millikin.

Read about it here:

Thanks to the Class of 2015.  What a beautiful gift.

Here are some shots I took this afternoon:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Celebration Music of the Past

30 years of Decatur Celebration are now in the books.

Have you ever stopped to consider how many exceptionally talented artists have graced the stages of downtown Decatur?

Air Supply
The Tokens
The Lettermen
10,000 Maniacs
Village People
Charlie Daniels
Ronnie McDowell
Tiny Tim
Joan Jett
Night Ranger name a few.

Here's a full list of them:

And some old photos:

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday at Celebration 2

Last batch of photos from Sunday at Celebration.

#DC15 was an incredible event through-and-thru.  Thanks to everyone involved (Celebration staff, board, chairmen, volunteers, sponsors; police; city staff; countless others) for making Decatur Celebration a huge, huge success!

See you next year!

Sunday at Celebration

Final day of Decatur Celebration: Sunday 8/9/2015

(a couple of these shots are remainders from Saturday that were not posted earlier)