EMAIL_FROM: Boston, MA
COUNTRY: United States
Thanks Frank. We try
Once again I'm posting a message on here to see if I can get some help.
I'm still in search of a man (my father) named Dennis "Denny" Dickonson (or
Dickson), he would probably be in his 50's now, and was once a police
officer in the area. I also believe that he got married in 1979 or 80'
there. Maybe old newspapers of public records could verify this but I just
don't have the resources. I was really thinking that the way to go is maybe
through some of the old timers of the area: parents, grandparents, elders
from church - perhaps they'd remember something. Thanks Danville, I'm
keeping my fingers crossed.
join the Forum, hundreds visit each day and some may have time to research
for you, they are nice folks, and helpful. Go to
EMAIL_FROM: Heber Springs, AR
pleasure to stop by your web site, I lived in Danville from 1967 to 1987
graduated 1981 only get back about once every 2-3 years. Friends and
acquaintances feel free to email. Now own and run landscape business. Best
advice I could give an old friend, check out Shepherd's Chapel. Small
church in Gravette, Arkansas televises all over the world, depending on what
tv connection you have it is sometimes local there. L.B.
NAME: Sue Allison Boblett
EMAIL_FROM: Poinciana, FL
While living in Danville up to three years ago, I gathered all the history
books and loaded all the individuals I could into a single interlinked
family tree. It has about 40k people in it. I uploaded the deceased folks
into the website via Family Tree Maker so folks could find their family
free. Ancestry bought out FMT and now they want to charge a fee...not fair.
If you have any family history in the Danville area, please email me about
3 generations and I'll check to see if your family is included in this
massive tree, which grows daily!
I'm a descendant of the massive many tentacled Allison family...to whom most
of you are related one way or another! There are about 14,000 of use alive
today and we don't even know we's kin folks!
I sure miss Danville weather when we're 'hunkering down' for a hurricane
here...but won't miss winter!
EMAIL_FROM: Boston, MA
COUNTRY: United States
NAME: Lauren bienasz
EMAIL_FROM: villa park il
Hi my grandpa died
last week and I had to go to his funeral and it was kinda fun because I got
to meet some of my family
NAME: Becky Lucas
I am looking for
someone that does caning. I have some chairs that need repaired. Hope
someone can help me out.
Thanks, Becky Lucas
NAME: Ellen Moore
EMAIL_FROM: Geneseo IL
I am looking for
photos and information about Marty-K's, the drive-in diner from back in the
50's. My in-laws are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and they
met at Marty-K's. If anyone has any photos or information could you please
email them to me? Thanks!
NAME: PENNILEE RINER
Date: sept. 13 2005
EMAIL_FROM: Las Vegas, Nevada
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WILL KNOW THE ANSWER, BUT WE ARE COMING TO DANVILLE,
ILLINOIS 61832 ON 0CT 13 2005 FOR 5 DAYS AND WE ARE BRINGING 3 HORSES WITH
US AND WE NEED A PLACE TO STALL THEM (RENT THE STALLS) I WOULD APPRECIATE
ANY HELP YOU COULD GIVE US
THANKS SO MUCH
Some of you Horse
Folks must know this, please email her
EMAIL_FROM: Danville Illinois
Hey guys, this is a
really cool site! Props for all the good work! I'm in a new program for
Vermillion County called High-Tech-Edge. We have a project to try and figure
out what should go along our riverfront. We are doing research now, and i
was wondering if anyone could help me out. I need to know about some history
and anything concerning the riverfront. Any information would be extremely
Brooke A. Jackowski
From: Tuck Miller
Date: Sep 11. 2005
I would like to
invite you to the NEW All Around Danville Forums,
I have been appointed the new moderator of the site, and I have created a
spot for each of you. I have a special room for the Mayor, and a separate
room for each ward. Your constituents will have the opportunity to post
concerns, compliments and yes, even complaints.
I would encourage each of you to actively participate in the forum, as this
gives you and the citizens of Danville to really speak out.
Some of you might be asking who is this Tuck guy, some of us have already
met, but let me tell you briefly about me............
Born and raised in Danville. Was a Danville Fire Fighter for over 6 years.
Came to California in 1984, and am now working as a Train Operator for the
San Diego Trolley. For the last 2 years, I was the moderator, for the now
defunct Commercial News Forum.
I plan on retiring in Danville in about 5 years if not sooner. Danville is
my hometown, and I want to see it is prosper....any other questions, no
problem, just drop me an e-mail.
Thanks much, and look forward to seeing you on the forums!!! Tuck
EMAIL_FROM: Danville, IL
Wake up Danville
I know this may sound like chronic complaining, but Danville needs to do
something to draw in more qualified physicians and competition for our local
hospital. during the past 6 mo. my wife has had a disabling illness that has
progressively gotten worse. The Neurologist in town kept telling her it was
diabetic neuropathy she has only been diabetic 2 years), later her primary
care physician noticed that the neuro overlooked some important test results
that showed a possibility of lupus and he referred her to a rheumatologist
in Indiana. 2 weeks ago my wife experienced paralysis in one leg and went to
the hospital after spending 3 days there she awoke with paralysis in both
legs. the Neuro here in town said well it wasn't serious (It wasn't a
stroke). He was going to call in physical therapy to teach her to slide into
a wheel chair. The nurse in the hospital left my wife on a bed pan for over
45min. , leaving a football sized bruise on her bottom side. At that point I
had enough of the inept care we received from the specialist in town and the
hospital and I transferred my wife to Terre Haute Indiana where the
rheumatologist was. Needless to say they discovered my wife did not have
Lupus but had a neurological disease (Transverse Mellitus) They began
treatment within 12 hours. 5 days later she walked out of the Terra Haute
hospital without assistance.
Incidents like this should be a wake up call to our community when hospital
treatment falls this far below standards of care and treatment, and the so
called specialist in town are unable to read reports from test they order
and diagnose diseases associated within their field of specialty.
Click & Go to
Forum introduction page
We are pleased to
announce that our Public Forum feature has expanded to include the
additional users of the Commercial News Forum, which was recently
We welcome new
comers to our Forum and Tuck Miller who will be the full time Moderator.
Let's keep this forum civil
and of use to all in our community. A community is asset is the purpose of
this entire website, and the Forum is no exception. BEAMSCO
See how to join the Forum on this
NAME: Judi Coltman
EMAIL_FROM: Oregon, IL
Does anyone have photos or written descriptions of the Hotel Wolford? I
need it for a writing project. Thanks
NAME: TAMMY DECK
DATE: SEPT 9TH 05
A family member of mine was in jail at the Danville P.S.B. for 8 days and
was transferred to Springfield .
Now i understand that this is Jail but when you have medications that are
needed and prescribed by a dr. why cant they give them to the inmates like
they are suppose to.
My family member is support to have 3 pills a day of 2mg xanix an other
medications and Danville P.S.B. was only giving him his morning dose. When
he asked an officer about when he would get his medicine they said "You must
never been in jail before."
So he told them if i don't get my medication i could have a heart attack or
a seizure. they told him "When you start flopping around let us know."
Then when he was transfered to Springfield Danville sent his meds with him
without his percription bottle . So now he cant have his medication at all.
He has not hurt anyone ,he has not killed anyone.
The treatment of inmates is wrong.If anything happens to him Danville and
Springfield will both have there butts in court. Do they want to give him
his medication or be responsible for a heart attack or seizure.I am a quiet
person but they will know my name.Ill send letters,ill call,ill email,ill
fax and ill put it in the paper..... something needs changed!
NAME: Lisa Smith
EMAIL_FROM: Bismarck, IL
I'm a member of
a newly formed church in town, First United Methodist Church of Danville and
wondered how we go about getting listed on your website. Our new website is
This is the way to do
it. Tell us - and send your web address..you will be posted in the Churchs
EMAIL_FROM: Pekin Illinois
I am looking for the
location of the candle light inn
that was located by a brand new holiday inn in 1980
I know that it is probably gone I just want to drive by the location to show
my children were it was. can anybody help
i know it is a strange request so if you can not help
thank you Keith
NAME: Chris Coahran
EMAIL_FROM: Crawfordsville, In
I have what I think are some old saloon coins
from an "Esquire Cocktail Lounge", and I am interested
if anyone has any information on the lounge, OR if these
coins/tokens were used during the prohibition years.
They are quite old, and are described as follows:
they are oval-shaped, 1 5/16" wide, 15/16" tall.
On one side are the words "Esquire Cocktail Lounge"
around the rim, with the words "Danville Ill" in the center.
On the other side are the words "Good for 25(cents) in
drinks. (actually, there is the cents sign after the 25, but
it seems I don't have a dang cents sign on my computer.)
:/ Anyway, any input would be greatly appreciated, and thanks for the handy
Vicki Shaffer Stout
Just curious...I was
looking at the photos of churches in Danville and I did not see Central
Christian Church...is it still there? Does it have another name?
Thank you, Vicki
Churches need to send
a photo to get in the page. Likewise the URLs of their website if they have
one.. I think the church is right on N Vermilion
Date: Aug 16, 2005
EMAIL_FROM: Danville Illinois
On your page of famous people from Danville Illinois, you are missing Morris
Ankrum, born in Danville August 27, 1896, died Sept. 2, 1964, interred in
Spring Hill Cemetery. Morris was a very well known, instantly recognizable
character actor in Hollywood and tv. His bio can be found:
Also see pics from his films
Regards, Ted Osborn
Thanks Tom we will
leave the links and your note up permanently and add this to the bottom of
the entertainers page
EMAIL_FROM: Byron, IL
My Father - Gary Newtson - grew up in Danville (graduated HS in the 50's.)
My grandfather Lawrence Newtson was a teacher, basketball coach and later a
CPA. I have golden memories of our visits to Danville ( where, my father
assured me - all famous people begin), but my most memorable times were when
my grandfather lived in the Wolford Hotel after my grandmother died in
EMAIL_FROM: Gurnee, IL
I am planning a
family reunion to be held in the Danville area. Can anyone tell me if there
is a corn maze or petting zoo or pick your own apple orchard within a
reasonable distance from Danville? I already know about Hardy's Reindeer
Ranch and Hog Wallow Farm - both are what I'm looking for but I prefer
something closer to Danville.
If there are no matches, can anyone recommend another activity for a large
group of people for 3-4 hours for a fall Sunday afternoon.
A canoe and or paddle
boating in Kennecott Cove park would be nice. See
EMAIL_FROM: Garland, TX
I was born and raised
in Danville and graduated in 1969. My father was Jack Hinton who operated
the Standard Service Station @ Vermilion & Woodbury Streets. I was a senior
in high school when my father died and too young to keep any memorabilia
from the service station. I would be interested in any old calendars or
items of interest with Jack Hinton Standard Service labeled on them. I will
check back to see if there are any responses. Thanks so much and I miss
Danville - especially as I am getting older.
NAME: Tracy D.
EMAIL_FROM: Scottsdale, AZ
Am looking for Amber
Brittany Wright. Born October 12, 1983 in Phoenix, AZ. Would like to talk to
her if she wants to, I am her father.
If anyone can help,
please contact me.
EMAIL_FROM: Pasco, WA
I would like to know if there anybody from Hoopeston can tell me about city
it self and the people....L.B
a website link, it is under government on this portal's first page
center - lower down in the drop-down boxes..
NAME: Liz (Hurley)
HOME_PHONE: 44 161 612 2973
I love coming
back to the site every now and again, to check all the new pictures and
links! I am particularly fond of the Balloon Classic photos, as these bring
back some lovely childhood memories!!
I was wandering through eBay not long ago and purchased a photo of what
looks like the DHS marching band or an army marching band, in front of a
building that I think is DHS. The photo looks like it's from just after turn
of the century, and is quite interesting, but I can't figure it out
entirely. Anyway, the photo is at my mother's store if anyone is interested,
that's the health food store on N. Vermilion, Country Store. Maybe when I'm
next in Danville I will scan it for the Webmaster and have it posted for all
Take care, and thanks for keeping me close to home with your info and links!
EMAIL_FROM: Danville, IL
I was wanting to know if there were any volleyball, softball, or any other
sport teams leagues) for adults to join in the Danville area? Want to join
in this fall 2005 I played alot of sand volleyball and indoor volleyball for
alot of years and love the sport. Your responses would be appreciated.
EMAIL_FROM: Danville, IL
It would be nice
if you could list Covington, In. gas prices along with the other area
prices. Most Danville prices are all the same varying by a penny or two.
Covington is usually at least 5-10 cents cheaper. Many IL. drivers go their
to buy gas. Thanks
1 The easy answer is no one has volunteered to call in the prices
2. The Portal was built wholly on the idea to encourage people to shop
Vermilion County first, thru awareness of what we offer Here..
3. The occasional differential in lower prices logically should save us
money, when it is lower, (many times on my way to Indy I have seen Indiana
Let's walk through this though. At 14 MPG I would burn at least a gallon of
gas over and back. If I filled up (18 gals) I would save $1.80 in Indiana,
if the price was a whole 10 cent different. At $2.35 a gallon here I
would lose -.55 cents net (on the fill-up total cost) to drive over there
for $2.25 prices. Not considering the time lost and needed lost revenue to
Our county and cities to provide the services we need here.
Date: 14 Jul 2005
EMAIL_FROM: Cayuga, IN
HOME_PHONE: (765) 492-3845
I am trying to
find out if anyone remembers the Brandt family of Danville, Illinois. They
were a very prominent family in Danville. Frederick C. Brandt and Johanna
were from Germany and moved here to Danville and had several children.
Richard, Charles, Louis (who moved to San Diego, CA), Ida who married
Andrew Songer and then I believe she remarried, she used to live in Tilton
but died in Petersburg, FL but was sent back here in 1974 to be buried in
the family plot, Fred Jr, Mrs. Theodore Schultz and Mrs. Fred Peters of
Detroit were a few. There were 11 children I believe. Most are buried in
the family plot at Springhill. Fred Brandt built the Brandt Bldg at 310 E
Main St and they had a business at 303 ˝ main st (Cigar Manufacturing).
There are still Brandts listed in the telephone book for the Danville area.
If anyone knows the Brandts or has any information on this family who was
an important part of Danville history please let me know. No one has done
any research on them as far as I can tell, at least there is none at the
genealogy society in Danville. Thanks
EMAIL_FROM: Valparaiso, Indiana
Does anyone remember
a car accident that claimed the lives of three young people in Danville,
Illinois during January, 1993? I was told that this was one of the worst
accidents that has ever happened; fire was involved. It killed a girl and 2
males. The girl's name was Tammie Shreve (possibly Borden). She was my
sister. Anyone with information, please contact me. I never knew her
because I was adopted but it would mean a lot to me if I heard what actually
happened that tragic day and possibly if anyone knew her and had nice things
to say. Thanks much.
NAME: Ken Eberly
EMAIL_FROM: Danville, IL
I am new to this area. I would like to join or form a wine tasting club.
Please call or email if interested. Thanks.
June 19, 2005
EMAIL_FROM: Leesburg, Georgia
I am trying to put together some missing links in my family's history. My
maiden name is PEEVLER, I was born and raised in California, and trust me
PEEVLER is not a common name on the west coast! My father's name was LEX
Peevler, he was born in Craw(fords)sville,
Ind., in 1914. His mother's name was Icy Merle, his father was Knut or Newt
Peevler. Icy Merle later married Luther McNeil and they lived in Dana, Ind.
My father had a brother named JESSE PEEVLER, born in 1925 and died in 1980.
He had 2 children, TED and DIANE PEEVLER, the would be around 48-51 years
old today. I have never met them and would like someone to help me fill in
my blanks. My daughter was diagnosed with a genetic disorder that
apparently comes from my fathers family line, I need to know who else in my
family carries this DNA marker. Please contact me at
email@example.com if you have so information on PEEVLERS I might be
related to. Many Thanks,
Coyita J. Peevler Pirro.
For family research the best bet
is to contact the Illiana Genealogical Historical Society 215 West North
Street, Danville, Illinois ..Phone: 217 431-8733
Mail to: PO BOX 207 ~ DANVILLE, ILLINOIS 61834-0207
Johnine Avery Colonna
18 June, 2005
What is the best way to look for a Danville native?
Wayne Robert Lape, known as Bob Lape was never heard from by the California
family branch after the death of his father John Lape in about 1958. He
likely lived on with his step-mother Margaret Lape. He was born in 1937 or
38. The younger brother of my mother, Betty Irene Lape.
Thank you, Johnine Avery Colonna
Donna Gash at the County Court House did a genealogy research for me many
years ago but for the great length of time, it is possible she is no longer
Date: June 19,2005
EMAIL_FROM: Carson City Nevada
Hello, i am trying to
find any genealogy information on a Aaron Louise Cohen who lived in
Danville, Illinois and died in 1996.
ANY information that you can give to me I would greatly appreciate it. His
father's name was a Samuel N Cohen.
Thank you for Your time in this matter. I will BE waiting for a reply.
EMAIL_FROM Danville, Illinois
Hello, I have one question; could anybody tell me how to sign up to perform
at Arts in the Park?
EMAIL_FROM: arcadia, ca.
I enjoyed seeing your
picture of the Hegeler foundation. When I was growing up in Danville I lived
on East Roselawn Ave and went to school with Jules. We use to play in the
house all thing. We would always go up to the third floor ballroom and play
or to the basement were Jules had a great train set. That was a great house.
I think in all the years we went there to play I was only in the front part
of the house once. His mother did not (let) us in that part of the house.
Jack another view at left. The house is now completely restored by JWH. PS
take a look at the old photos added at
Danville Area Photos & Postcards
Sgt. S. Swisher
EMAIL_FROM: Danville Il
Vermilion County Crimestoppers is having a poker run on May 21st. All
of the stops have a police theme and I hope all can attend and ride. The
first stop is a SWAT demo, the second a K-9 demo, the third is an antique
jail museum, the fourth stop is the Vermilion County Airport where you will
be able to drag race your motorcycle down a runway and your speed will be
timed. The last stop is in Hank's transmission lot where Sheriff Hartshorn
and Police Chief Carl Alexander will serve the meal. Sign up is at 10:00 am
at Gutterridge Harley Davidson and we will leave at 11:00. This ride will
be alot of fun and I hope to see alot of people there.
Sgt. S. Swisher
Danville Police Dept.
I am looking for
relatives of Abraham Lincoln Fox, my great grandfather. I know my
grandmother Lois's sister was in Danville and had 7? children. Penny?
Also my grandfather was there, Olaf Quick, son of Harry Quick, son of Perry
Quick. I don't know anything about the Quick's.
Any response would be welcome. Thanks very much. I live in England, and my
brother Tom lives in Colorado.
NAME: Jim Gillis
Date: 04 05 2005
EMAIL_FROM: Cayuga, IN
HOME_PHONE: (765) 492-3845
I would like to hear
from someone who is descended from either the Carey or Haley family of
Danville. I am looking for a photo of Thomas Carey Haley who lived all his
life in Danville with the exception of his last year when he moved with his
new wife (Hester Puzey, later became Mrs. Fleeta Royse) to Chicago. He died
of the flu in 1919. His parents were Nick and Kate Haley of Danville. His
mother lived with her sisters in a home just off main street left to them by
their father Patrick ? Carey.
Also does anyone recognize Pinky Jackson in the Gillis photos posted on this
site? I would like to know his real first name. "Pinky" of course was a
nickname. Thanks. Jim
See link to
Date: 4/30/2005 17:02:23 -0500
Subject: photographs - family collection of Mrs. Emma (John) Gillis
See rest of Pics at
Old Danville Pictures Part 1
photographs that belonged to Mrs. Emma Skelton Gillis, wife of John W.
Gillis who owned the Puzey-Gillis tavern which used to be where the China
Gardens restaurant is next to the courthouse annex. A lot of these
photographs I don't know who they are but some I do and they all lived
around Danville. John Gillis and my great-grandfather (Charles) were
1) photo 1 is of Earl "Bud" Gillis Jr who was a medical officer during WWII
and then went into a career of broadcasting. He worked at a radio station
in Danville before he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. He died in 2003 and was
sent back to Danville to be buried next to his parents.
2) photo 2 is of my 2nd great-grandmother Rebecca Church Gillis, Kate Gillis
who was the wife of Hudson Brown, a former Danville Chief of Police and
prominent business man who had a cigars, liquor, wines store on 17 N
Vermilion, he died in 1900. Also Kate's daughter is Lillian Brown Waltzer
who was the wife of Frank Waltzer. Lillian was in many clubs and
organizations in Danville and worked at the YMCA. The youngest is her son,
the late Ed Waltzer of Danville.
3) Harrison's Cafe must have been in Danville. I believe the older
distinguished looking woman is Lillian Brown Waltzer and this is her family
standing and seated inside the cafe. It was probably on Harrison St.
Anyone know anything about this cafe?
4) Pinky Jackson and Bill Henders - Bill was the father of Jack Henders.
Does anyone know anything about Mr. Jackson? I would like to know what his
real first name was.
5) This is Earle Gillis Sr. He is on the same bicycle that his buddy "Pop"
Bowman photographed him on along with himself on another. It is in one of
the pictorial history books of Danville. I also have another of Earl and
probably his wife on the same bicycle.
6) This is Chas. Allison, son of Otho Allison who died in May 1915. He was
probably a buddy of Earl Gillis. Does anyone know anything about the
I don't know if you can post these are not. I have many more photographs
also. Many are unidentified and I was hoping someone might see them and
recognize someone. Please let me know. These were all people from
Danville. I appreciate it. Jim Gillis
These are wonderful old
Photos, they will be posted in the Historical Archive of old photos soon.
You might consider donating them to the Vermilion County Museum.
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 12:08 PM
Subject: RE: Sand Storm in Al Asad - Taken 26
From a regular contributor:
My son sent these from Iraq
Amazing, like a movie out of Hollywood. That would kill your lungs post
haste without a filter mask. Was in Libya for more than 2 years and
experienced Ghibli's, but nothing quite like that.
See Several Pictures at"
Photos and notes from Iraq
Stephen E Foster
Alderman Stephen Foster speaks
out in an opinion-comment about the one vote margin in Ward 7, and
an insight into the effort and Time it takes to run for office.
See Web Page
The Power of ONE
Margaret R. Moore
Hello, I was directed
to your site when doing a search on raw milk. I would like to know if there
any farms in this area that sell raw milk. I am also looking to find
someone who is selling organic produce. Any help will be appreciated. I
live in the Watseka area.
This has been
asked before. Anyone knowing of organic products in our area please email us
- we will post all sources on an information page
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
Foster, my name is Derrick Blake, I just had a brief chat with you
(from England) over
the phone about possibly putting a message on your local board for me ,if
you could I'd appreciate it. It goes as follows:
I would like to hear from anybody who new the late Robert Irwin Blake;
born, march 21 1923 ;died April 1991,ex U.S.A.F,he was my father, and the
last time I saw him was back in 1965 at Waterloo Station, London, I was 7
years old. All I want to know is what sort of guy he really was ,and if i
might have any other relatives. All I know at the moment is that he is
buried in Danville National Cemetery together with a Ruth Blake, not known
So Steve if you could help me by putting this on your message board, I'd be
very grateful, many thanks, God bless you.
anyone can help or writes him please let us know too
EMAIL_FROM: elwyn Garden City
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
This web site brings back a lot of memories. I spent a lot of time visiting
the area between 2001 and 2003. Danville looks like an old industrial town
with lots of character.
I remember it being so darn cold in the winter and so darn hot in the summer
lol I really enjoyed Lake Vermilion and surrounding parks. I also still
remember GROSS BURGERS! OH boy! the best burgers in the world.
I really enjoyed my stays in the Danville area, you guy's are very kind and
welcoming and I can't wait to come back home :)
God bless Andy
P.S Montana Mike WELL DONE! please :)
EMAIL_FROM: Patchogue, NY
COUNTRY: United States
My name is Patty
Nugent and I live in New York.
My dad was born and raised in Danville. He was born in 1918. His name was
Charles William Campbell. His parent's names were Harvey and Myrtle. His
brother's name was Bruce.
I was wondering if anyone could share anything about his life with me. He
passed away in the late 70's when I was a teenager. He often spoke of his
life in Danville.
EMAIL_FROM: Danville, Il.
Thank you Jared Yates!! My
daughter met you at the La Potosina and you signed her shirt and took
pictures. That tells us you didn't let that go to your head. We think you're
great and we're waiting for your concert at the Civic Center!! Best of luck
in your future!! Thanks again!!
To the City of Danville, I
believe your city should recognize Jared Yates for doing so well in American
Idol. He was my only pick; I was shocked when he had the least amount of
votes. Jared you seem like a great guy. Best of luck in the future!
Hey! I'm not from
Danville, but I live in Illinois and have been there for sports, etc. I
just want to let your city aware of how proud you all should be of Jared
Yates! He has been doing a great job on American Idol and It would be
incredible if he moves on after tonight! It is weird how "normal" people
from small communities can become stars. I am also from a small community
and I wish him the best of luck! And Jared, If you read this, message me
back! I would love to talk to a star! :) Have a great evening everyone!
EMAIL_FROM: Aurora, Ohio
Hello. I was
wondering if anyone out there knows how to get in touch with Steve Foster.
He is about 32 years old, grew up in Danville, father's name is Fred. They
moved to Solon, Ohio in the early 90's then moved back to Danville and
opened a nightclub that I think was called Yesterday's. If anyone knows
anything about Steve, please let me know. Thanks!
This not the
same Steve Foster that is the Webmaster of this site, I know where I am
EMAIL_FROM: Champaign, IL
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Cow Milk and Certified Organic Raw Goat Milk .Hello, I am offering my
business as a source of certified organic raw cow milk and cert. organic raw
goat milk. Stone Organic Pastures is certified organic by Indiana Certified
Organic, LLC and we will have a MOSA (Midwest Organic Services Association)
certified purebred Jersey cow 100% grassfed/hay ready for milking sometime
between April and June 2005. We are located in central IL (near Champaign),
but shipping is an option. We will have a Nubian goat ready for milking May
10th 2005 and able to sell the raw goat milk.
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Milk Stone Organic Pastures
From: Varsanyi, Peter S., CTR,
Sent: Tuesday, February 01,
Matthias Dapfner, Chief Executive of the huge German publisher Axel Springer
AG, has written a blistering attack in DIE WELT, Germany's largest daily
newspaper, against the timid reaction of Europe in the face of the Islamic
EUROPE - THY NAME IS COWARDICE
(Commentary by Mathias Dapfner CEO, Axel Springer, AG)
A few days ago Henry Broder wrote in Welt am Sonntag, "Europe - your family
name is appeasement." It's a phrase you can't get out of your head because
it's so terribly true.
Appeasement cost millions of Jews and non-Jews their lives as England and
France, allies at the time, negotiated and hesitated too long before they
noticed that Hitler had to be fought, not bound to toothless agreements.
Appeasement legitimized and stabilized Communism in the Soviet Union, then
East Germany, then all the rest of Eastern Europe where for decades,
inhuman, suppressive, murderous governments were glorified as the
ideologically correct alternative to all other possibilities.
Appeasement crippled Europe when genocide ran rampant in Kosovo, and even
though we had absolute proof of ongoing mass-murder, we Europeans debated
and debated and debated, and were still debating when finally the Americans
had to come from halfway around the world, into Europe yet again, and do our
work for us.
Rather than protecting democracy in the Middle East, European appeasement,
camouflaged behind the fuzzy word "equidistance," now countenances suicide
bombings in Israel by fundamentalist Palestinians.
Appeasement generates a mentality that allows Europe to ignore nearly
500,000 victims of Saddam's torture and murder machinery and, motivated by
the self-righteousness of the peace-movement, has the gall to issue bad
grades to George Bush...
Even as it is uncovered that the loudest critics of the American action in
Iraq made illicit billions, no, TENS of billions, in the corrupt U.N.
Oil-for-Food program. And now we are faced with a particularly grotesque
form of appeasement... How is Germany reacting to the escalating violence by
Islamic fundamentalists in Holland and elsewhere? By suggesting that we
really should have a "Muslim Holiday" in Germany.
I wish I were joking, but I am not. A substantial fraction of our (German)
Government, and if the polls are to be believed, the German people, actually
believe that creating an Official State "Muslim Holiday" will somehow spare
us from the wrath of the fanatical Islamists.
One cannot help but recall Britain's Neville Chamberlain waving the
laughable treaty signed by Adolf Hitler, and declaring European "Peace in
What else has to happen before the European public and its political
leadership get it? There is a sort of crusade underway, an especially
perfidious crusade consisting of systematic attacks by fanatic Muslims,
focused on civilians, directed against our free, open Western societies, and
intent upon Western Civilization's utter destruction.
It is a conflict that will most likely last longer than any of the great
military conflicts of the last century - a conflict conducted by an enemy
that cannot be tamed by "tolerance" and "accommodation" but is actually
spurred on by such gestures, which have proven to be, and will always be
taken by the Islamists for signs of weakness.
Only two recent American Presidents had the courage needed for
anti-appeasement: Reagan and Bush.
His American critics may quibble over the details, but we Europeans know the
truth. We saw it first hand: Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War, freeing half
of the German people from nearly 50 years of terror and virtual slavery. And
Bush, supported only by the Social Democrat Blair, acting on moral
conviction, recognized the danger in the Islamic War against democracy. His
place in history will have to be evaluated after a number of years have
In the meantime, Europe sits back with charismatic self-confidence in the
multicultural corner, instead of defending liberal society's values and
being an attractive center of power on the same playing field as the true
great powers, America and China.
On the contrary - we Europeans present ourselves, in contrast to those
"arrogant Americans", as the World Champions of "tolerance", which even
(Germany's Interior Minister) Otto Schily justifiably criticizes. Why?
Because we're so moral? I fear it's more because we're so materialistic, so
devoid of a moral compass.
For his policies, Bush risks the fall of the dollar, huge amounts of
additional national debt, and a massive and persistent burden on the
American economy - because unlike almost all of Europe, Bush realizes what
is at stake - literally everything.
While we criticize the "capitalistic robber barons" of America because they
seem too sure of their priorities, we timidly defend our Social Welfare
systems. Stay out of it! It could get expensive! We'd rather discuss
reducing our 35-hour workweek or our dental coverage, or our 4 weeks of paid
vacation... Or listen to TV pastors preach about the need to "reach out to
terrorists. To understand and forgive".
These days, Europe reminds me of an old woman who, with shaking hands,
frantically hides her last pieces of jewelry when she notices a robber
breaking into a neighbor's house.
Appeasement? Europe, thy name is Cowardice
FROM: Chuck Johnson
Great job on the recently added "
Photos & Post Cards from Around Danville
Illinois, they make Danville look like the
great place it once was back in the "good ole days" of so many years ago. I
wonder who currently owns the old "Pop Bowman" collection of Danville
photo's. He was probably the best photographer in the Danville area. I
remember looking at his many photographs of Danville when his studio was
located on Franklin street, just North of Williams.
I remember when there were many nice restaurants in Danville where you could
go and enjoy a nice dinner. For Italian you could go to Jake Bakers or Toy's
place. Someone once said Tony's secret ingredient was his cigar ashes (LOL).
There was also the Brown Derby, the 300 Room, the Lincoln, Connors on Main
street, and the list goes on.
Best regards, Chuck Johnson
Thanks for the comments. Chuck & thanks for the
photos you have sent to contribute to this feature.
NAME: Joe Pelszynski
iAM SELLING MY
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I am an adoptee born
in 1/60 in search of my birth family. I believe one or more of my siblings
may have lived at the Vermilion County Children's Home in 1/60. I have
information that my brother may have appeared in an area newspaper after a
visit to the VCCH by Aunt Jemima on 1/16/60. He would have been about 4 at
the time. The last name of one or more of my siblings may have been
Hayes. Thanks in advance for any help or information.
Date: January 18, 2005
HOME_PHONE: 219 548-8306
I am a family member
looking for any information about Bryan Borden, Stephanie Borden and
Angelique Borden. From what I have been told, these kids have had a really
tough time in their lives. I'm not sure of how old they are now. I was
adopted when I was a baby and recently found my birth family. Their
deceased mom, Tammie Lynn Shreve, was my sister. I was told that these
children are living in separate foster homes somewhere in Danville,
Illinois. As their aunt and because I care, I would like to know if they
are okay, healthy and happy and if anyone has ANY information as to how I
can make contact with them, please email me. Any help will be greatly
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I am planning to
relocate near Danville in May, and I was wondering if anyone reading this
site could help me to find a job. I have been searching the internet trying
to find a help wanted ad section for this town, but haven't find any. I am
looking for a Dental Hygienist job in the area of Danville. If you have any
information please contact me it would be greatly appreciated.
Happy New Year
to all. The Vermilion County Handicapped Association, is getting ready for
another busy year, We have 6 ramps left to build from last year, and 3 more
already this year. We will start as soon as the weather let's us, Always
looking for help. stay warm see ya at the next ramp. I will post the
location here or at least tell where to meet.
I remember reading an
article about a beauty salon that also did makeover parties for little
girls. Does anyone remember anything like this or know the salon?
EMAIL_FROM: arcadia, ca.
I think your web site
is great. I wish more people made comments. I like all of the pictures you
show. The Xmas ones were great. I was born and raised in Danville left in
1960 and moved Ca. have been there since. It seems like not that much has
changed since I left 45 years ago. Keep up the good work on this web site.
Thanks Jack, it's a lot of work, just not the Christmas morning shots each
year, but every morning. An average of 469 different people each day looked
in last year, so I know your out there.Steve
FROM: Danville, Illinois
Happy New Year
Everyone!!! Danville that was a great event.. Fireworks and all... Ice
Sculptures, Horse Rides it was nice to see people walking downtown at
Best of Luck All Around Danville in 2005:)