- Church marks 150 years Lyons was founded in 1835 by Elijah Buell. Just 13 years later, the Catholic parish of St. Irenaeus was organized by Father Cyril Jean, a French priest sent to Lyons by Bishop Matthew Loras who also presided at the first Mass in 1837. The first wood
- Rare footage shows 'brave struggle' of FDR walking HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Rare film footage featuring President Franklin D. Roosevelt walking to his seat at a baseball game helps dispel the myth that he completely hid his disability and shows the courage it took to go about his daily life, experts said F
- Today in History Today is Friday, May 16, the 136th day of 2014. There are 229 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards were presented. "Wings" won "best production," while Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor were na
- German map showcases 'America' Associated Press German map showcases 'America'
- Picture showcases tower's fall You may have heard that "a picture is worth a thousand words." Well, this picture certainly is. History-lovers can often go on talking about some old photographs for a half-hour or more, and this is a fine example. Let's start with Sunday, July 27,
Stars and stripes to fly at half-staff
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa to be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. today until 8 a.m. Monday in honor of a World War II airman, whose remains were recovered more than 70 years after being killed in action.
Lt. Louis L. Longman, a 26-year old at the time he was last seen April 16, 1944, was a Clinton native. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps Air Force and when he was last seen, his unit was returning from a B-25 bomber escort mission over Hollandia, New Guinea.
- Program highlights newspaper's impact FULTON, Ill. -- A presentation Sunday will focus on the historical aspect of a Fulton newspaper. The program about the Fulton Journal will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton Museum, 707 10th Ave. Refreshments will be served. The Fulton (Martin Ho
- Clinton's own drive-in theater Spring brings many thoughts, but taking the family out to see a big-screen movie at the Clinton Drive-In Theatre on Iowa 136 and North 16th Street is sadly no longer an option. Large families were thirsting for family activities after World War II.
Revolutionary War flag could fetch millions at auction
An iconic piece of history from the Revolutionary War is up for auction through Doyle New York, an auction and appraising company in New York City.
- Clinton woman featured in World War II photo exhibit CHICAGO -- A portrait of one of the Clinton women who wiped grime from railroad locomotives during World War II is featured in a new exhibition at the Chicago History Museum, "Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography." She is Dorothy (Steven
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