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Winter Snow Storms

Winter Snow Storms

A popular topic in LeRoy is the weather. Our Central Illinois location has given folks plenty to talk about from extreme snow storms and freezes to flooding and tornados. The early part of the 2014-2015 weather has set records for mild temperatures and large amounts of rain. Let’s take a look at some of the… Continue Reading

Need help with this photo

Need help with this photo

This photo was definitely taken on the auditorium steps of LeRoy High School. That is all we know about it. Looks like a varied age range. Could it be an all-school photo? Once again we have no dates, no explanation and no names. Continue Reading

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

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

The Empire Township Historical Museum is happy to announce that it is hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the recently remodeled Woody’s Restaurant in LeRoy.  Please come and have breakfast with Elvis, Marilyn, the Blues Brothers and especially Santa. Woody’s is generously donating 25 percent of sales from 6 a.m. to … 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

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