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TAHS Website Updates for June 2009

Jun 30, 2009

Hello All,
June is always such a busy month. There was the annual THS Alumni Dinner. They had a special guest speaker, Jeff Hinton. Jeff is part of a newly-formed group called "Save Our Scoreboard." aka: SOS. Word got out that the Middle School (which use to be the Tampico High School) was going to remove & destroy the old scoreboard. Word traveled as far away as Colorado and one of her own, Dawn Greer, decided to get the wheels in motion to save the scoreboard. Not only do they want to save/preserve/restore it, they would like to prominently display it in Tampico, perhaps on Main Street. They have an account on Facebook - "Alumni to Save the Tampico High School Scoreboard." They currently have over 100+ members now. The group is doing all of the leg-work and providing all of the muscle in it's restoration, thanks to Jeff and the efforts of other volunteers. They have established a special account at the People's National Bank in Tampico for your donations towards this project. I have to say, it is so refreshing to see such enthusiasm, dedication and perseverance for a project in Tampico. They plan to start their own website for the cause, but you can contact them for updates, and questions at their email: saveourscoreboard@hotmail.com

This week is the last week of the "This Week in Tampico History" series. For the past year, Les Niemi has been posting transcriptions from the Tampico Tornado Newspapers, chronicalling our history from the 1800's through 1920 on a dialy basis. It will be quite an adjustment for many of us whose morning routine consisted of grabbing our "beverage of choice" and then sitting and reading the daily news on the site. Feel free to post a "thank you" to Les for his many contributions to this site. http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/board/board_topic/23882/456676.htm

Melva Taylor continues to submit those obits from the Sterling Gazette newspaper.Those obits are so helpful to so many, but I can never keep up with getting them all posted to the site in a timely fashion. However, Denise Mickelson and Karen Dever have offered to help upload these to the site for me. Oh yes! What a help THAT is. Denise (the OTHER one) also hosted the Haystack Dinner Fund Raiser for the TAHS. Pictures are posted in our Picasa Photo Album: http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/HAYSTACKDINNERFUNDRAISER?feat=directlink

Our June program was guest speaker, Dr. Darroll Erickson from Sterling. Dr. Erickson has been compiling history on the doctors of Whiteside County. The evening was informative and and all enjoyed Dr. Erickson's humorous tales woven into the historical data.

Our July Program will be Coach Don Wallace (Tampico High School). All are welcome - I anticipate a large attendance, so if you let us know if you plan to attend, we can be sure to have enough seating available.

This will tie in nicely with the "Save Our Scoreboard" campaign - does anyone have any stories about this scoreboard?

The August program will be on the Chapin Creamery. We are asking those that worked there to come and share their stories. Some folks that agreed to share are: Gene Wright, John Taets, (maybe his brother, Jim), Denver Cole,and Harold Grimes. If you know of anyone else, please contact me. Also, if you have contact with any of the Chapin family, please invite them to this event. This is also our "Pot Luck Pic Nic" - we meet a little earlier - at 6p.m. in the Community Building. Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Beverages are supplied. This one's going to be really fun!

Our guest speaker for September will be Terry Buckaloo, curator of the Sterling/Rock Falls Historical Society.

October is our annual Yorktown Cemetery Walk. I need volunteers and suggestions on people to honor. I always try to find a Vet for Gene Wright to represent. We will also do the "Adopt-a-Grave" fund raiser for this, since it was very successful at its debut at the Memorial Day Cemetery Walk.

If you are local, we still need volunteers to help at the Historical Society. The building is open on Sat. & Sun. from 1-4 p.m. to help guide visitors through it. It's a great way to sit in some free air-conditioning, visit with old friends and meet some new ones. People do come from all over the country to visit. If it's a slow day and you get bored, feel free to grab a dust rag or the vacuum cleaner - you won't hear any complaints from us!

It would be great to open the Farm Museum to the public. We just need a group of folks to come out on a "work day" to help clean and arrange things. We will need some muscle to accomplish this as well. Contact Joan Johnson: 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net

If you are interested in tracing your family roots in the Tampico vicinity, please contact me: tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com (new email address for the TAHS)

WEBSITE UPDATES - NEW ENTRIES FOR JUNE, 2009
For a direct link to all new entries - go to the What's New? page of our site: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/Whats_New.html

MESSAGE BOARDS FOR MAY/JUNE 2009
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/Message_Board.html

James & Clara (winter) Harvey- Reubin & Anna Davis
This week in Tampico History - week of April 26
This week in Tampico History - week of May 3
This week in Tampico History - week of May 10
This Week in Tampico History - Week of May 17
This Week in Tampico History - Week of May 24
This Week in Tampico History - Week of May 31
This Week inTamp;ico History - June 7
This Week in Tampico History - Week of June 14
This Week in Tampico History - Week of June 21
This Week in Tampico History - Week of June 28 - LAST IN SERIES!
Lindquist Family Line
Meaning of the word "Tampico"?
Bernadine Heintzelman/Zora Phillips
House on 206 Main Street
Henry C. Pitney & wife Lora Louise Ferman
Cooney Family
Please Help with this Project
Brown Family
BROWN SCHOOL REUNION (Bureau Co.)
FYI - Newspapers on line
Gordon Garland's Ancestry
Chapin Creamery
Heintzelman
Trouble with email
WISH LIST
HARMS Family

PICASA PHOTO ALBUMS
http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety
McCabe Photo Album
Tampico Memorial Cemetery - added Lloyd McElhiney, submitted by Les Niemi
TEMPLE family photo - submitted by Les Niemi (Note: I also have many more family photos to add to this album - as time allows. ddm)http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/TEMPLEFamily#http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/TESTrackFieldDay2009#
*TES Track & Field Day '09 (temporary photo file)
Tampico Memorial Day Cemetery Walk '09 http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/CemeteryWalk2009#
Tampico Tornado News Articles
*Haystack Fund Raiser (temporary photo file) http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/HAYSTACKDINNERFUNDRAISER#
*Tampico Festive Days 09 (temporary photo file) http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/TampicoDays09#

OBITS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
Henry ANDERSON; Oscar A. ANDERSON; Augusta ANGELL; William BACKER; Levi BRAINERD; James CALLAHAN; Anna Mae CASSON; Sadie (Pope) DAVIS; Hubert DENISON; Paul DENISON; InaFERRIS; Terrance FORWARD; Lydia (Dow) FRANCE; Ralph L. GLASSBURN; Harold HANSEN; Warren HIXON; Adrian HUNSBERGER; Frank J. JOHNSON; Charles KLOBES; Lewis LAWRENCE; William MATHIS; LeonaMUSCHE; Ada PRICE; Richard RASMUSSEN; Ted ROBINSON; Charles RUSK; Olga (Berge)SANDROCK; John SKARIN; Mary STURM; Etta Mae TUFT; Sylvia (Thompson) WARNER; James WETZELL; Harold WRIGHT;

ANNIVERSARIES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Anniversaries.html
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Van De Mark

MARRIAGES & ENGAGEMENTS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Marriages_Engagements.html
1926 - Berge-Newell

BIOGRAPHIES - BUREAU COUNTY, 1885
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Bureau_Co_Biographies_1885.html
John PRIESTMAN, M. D.; John WYLIE;

NEW MEMBERS
Karen Dever - IL

BIOGRAPHIES - BUREAU-PUTNAM-MARSHALL 1896
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Bureau_Marshall_Putnam_Co_INDX.html
Harry A. Winter;

BIOGRAPHIES - WHITESIDE COUNTY 1900
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whiteside_Co_Bios_1900_Index.html
William E. Allen;

IL SOLDIERS' & SAILORS' HOME @ QUINCY (INDEX)
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/IL_Soldier_Sailor_Home_Quincy.html
Nicholas McSHERRY; Frederick PRIESSER ; Maurice Conner; Thomas PEAT; George CONNER; Stephen CONNER; John CONNER;

2009 - 2010 Season for RONALD REAGAN BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM
111 Main St., Tampico, IL

*April through October, 2009:
Mon. - Saturday: 10a-4p
Sunday: 1-4p Or by appt. after hours

November 1, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2010 - Open by appointment. Contact: Joan Johnson, co-ordinator @ 815-622-8705, or Shirley Lester @ 815-438-7447.

Also – the Tampico Area Historical Society & Museum is open April – October, Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Or by appointment. The Family History Library and Research Center is open by appointment or by chance. Contact: Denise McLoughlin, Family History Coordinator, 815-590-2143

Denise McLoughliin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com
tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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