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Secor to celebrate 150th anniversary

SECOR - The Secor Sesquicentennial will be Friday and Saturday.

On Friday: the bucket brigade, 3 p.m. at Secor Park; beer tent, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Bestor Street; the carnival, starting at 5 p.m. on Cruger Street; memorabilia exhibit, 5 to 8 p.m. at Bestor Street; music tent with Cold Cut Trio, 6 to 6:30 p.m., barbershop quartet, 6:30 to 7 p.m. and local entertainment, 7 to 8 p.m.; dunk tank, 6 p.m. on Cruger Street; medicine show, 7 p.m. at Cruger Street; and Cledus and Company, 9 p.m. to midnight at beer tent.

On Saturday: flea market, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Community Building; softball tournament, starting at 9 a.m.; Eureka FFA petting zoo, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. at Community Building; carnival, starting at noon; parade, noon, starting on Nichols Street; memorabilia exhibit, noon to 8 p.m. on Bester Street; beer tent, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Bestor Street; water fights, 1:30 p.m. on Cruger Street; dunk tank, 2 p.m. on Cruger Street; bucket brigade, 3 p.m. at Secor Park; open karaoke contest, 2 to 5 p.m. at music tent; medicine show, 7 p.m. on Cruger Street; and Knucklehead, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at beer tent.

IWU workshop eyes nuclear issues

BLOOMINGTON - Illinois Wesleyan University will host its annual one-week workshop, Hiroshima and Nagasaki for College Teachers, later this month.

Guided by Raymond G. Wilson, emeritus associate professor of physics, the workshop will be open to all college professors interested in teaching a course on nuclear issues. It will be June 25 through 29 in the Center for Natural Science Learning and Research, 201 Beecher St., Bloomington.

Now in its fifth year, the workshop provides detailed resources and planning tools for a course or unit on nuclear war and disarmament problems.

There remain a few openings for workshop participants. For more information, contact Wilson by e-mail at or visit the workshop Web site at

Registration open for history camp

BLOOMINGTON - It's time again to register for the History Careers Day Camp.

Program dates are June 25, 27, 29 for Session I and Aug. 6, 8, 10 for Session III. Session II, July 16, 18, 20, is a special session for gifted students nominated by their teachers.

Each session is limited to 30 students per session.

The registration fee is $100, which includes T-shirt, hat, lunch and materials.

Registration is being done through Heartland Community College's Youth Enrichment Program. Registration booklets can be picked up at Heartland Community College; the McLean County Museum of History; the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site; or Sugar Grove Nature Center.

To register, call (309) 268-8160 or visit For more information, call (309) 827-0428 or via e-mail

Setting it right


Graduate - Rebecca Amanda Castaneda graduated from Normal Community High School. Her last name was incorrect in a list of NCHS graduates in Friday's edition.


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