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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Memory Lane Stuff 6

Here's collection #6 of a variety of miscellaneous Decatur memories from years past........

TAGS: 1970, Bachman Brothers and Martin, Camp Seymour, Decatur Brewing Company, Emerson Piano, fishing lure, memory lane, Midstate Machinery, Millikin National Bank, millikin university, MU, record store,

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Millikin Demolition

Changes are taking place out at Millikin:

- Mills Hall is being demo'd; the building was named after Albert Mills, a MU history professor for 40 years

- Hessler Hall is being demo'd; the building was named after Millikin's 6th President, John Hessler

- Aston Hall is being returned to service after being mothballed as a residence hall in 2008

Pictures of Mills Hall demo:

Herald and Review article:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Memory Lane Stuff 5

Another set of historical Decatur finds to (maybe) spur some memories:

(inside Paco's Sol Bistro)

TAGS: Blocks Brewery, brewery, Burstein, Crane Potato Chips, Decatur Herald, Hi-Flier, MacArthur High School, memory lane, MHS, Pacos Sol Bistro, Pugh School, Wabash Depot,

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sport Talk with John Groce

Mark Tupper's annual "Sport Talk with xxxxxxx" (insert name of Illini Men's Basketball Coach) was held last night with Coach John Groce out at Hickory Point Banquet Facility.

All sorts of event photos are available here:

Thanks to Coach Groce for coming over, and best wishes to the Illini on the upcoming season.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Memory Lane Stuff 4

Some more Decatur-related items of the past that may stir up memories for you:

TAGS: Christmas Village, city bus, Dayle Irwin, Decatur City Lines, Greiders, jim culbertson, Lincoln Theater, memory lane, Peerless, Ridglydale Farms, SDHS, Stephen Decatur High School, Wabash Railroad, WAND, WSOY,

Thursday, October 22, 2015

20 Matchbooks

this'll be another blast from the past for some:

20 matchbooks from Decatur Illinois businesses of times gone..... most of them at least --


TAGS: Blue Mill, Dantes Italian Village, Greiders, Keyhole Club, matchbook, memory lane, Millikin National Bank, Soy Capital Bank, Swartz Restaurant, Tower Cafe, Wayside Inn,