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Museum honoring Vietnam Veterans

Museum honoring Vietnam Veterans

The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall made a stop in LeRoy this summer and the museum has chosen to showcase Vietnam veterans this Memorial Day. Along with items loaned to the museum by Steve Vollmer, Jon Bratcher and Ken Satterfeal, the DVD which documents this year’s wall exhibit will also be playing on the museum’s television.… Continue Reading

Tim Hendryx

Tim Hendryx

Is this a dream? I need to pinch myself. Can a small town boy born in LeRoy, Illinois actually be playing in the big leagues? I wonder if my classmates at Washington School and my shoe shine customers at the J.K. Kincaid Barbershop have followed my career? Maybe they’ve forgotten about me since my family… Continue Reading

Washington Bailey

Washington Bailey

Well I was born in Ohio, moved to Indiana with my parents,  came back from California to settle in Cheney’s Grove, now  called Saybrook,  and ended up living in LeRoy in 1891. They call my house commodious, but I am still not too sure about this town livin. However  now that I am 84, I… Continue Reading

Robert Flegel

Robert Flegel

My name is Robert Flegel and although I wasn’t one of the first settlers in LeRoy, Illinois, I did travel over much of this country when it was young and still wilderness. I was born in Nordhausen, Prussia, Germany on May 18, 1830, the oldest of three children born to Christian and Augusta Fleugel. My… Continue Reading

LeRoy School Hall of Fame

LeRoy School Hall of Fame

The Empire Township Historical Museum is pleased to announce that their nomination of Wallace A. Wesley has been selected and Wesley will be inducted into LeRoy High School’s “Hall of Fame” as a Distinguished Alumni on Friday, November 6. Her photograph and biography will be displayed on the Hall of Fame plaques.   Wallace Ann… Continue Reading

Gun Case

Gun Case

Information written by Wallace Wesley, April 1994 When Tina Wesley married Jackson Wesley in Bethelridge, Kentucky, they expected to live there as generations had done before them. Jack went to Illinois to shuck corn. At that time they decided to sell their farm “behind the Knob” and move to LeRoy. This was in 1913 (spring,… Continue Reading

Simeon West showcased to visitor

Simeon West showcased to visitor

The Empire Township Historical Museum hosted a special guest in August. Sherri Garrison of  Deer Park, Texas spent three days in LeRoy learning as much as possible about Simeon West. Garrison is a member of the Deer Park City Council and chairman of the history committee. Sherri along with a group of volunteers is in… Continue Reading

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