Christmas Archives http://wuis.org en Christmas Archives --- December 25, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-25-2013 <p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Wednesday... December 25th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Christmas Day 1980... and in the State Journal-Register... a full cover page picture of a watercolor of Riverton's Immanuel Lutheran Church... built in 1897.&nbsp; In a front page editorial... Publisher Helen K. Copley describes the country's current condition as “gloomy” and believes 1980 was the winter solstice of the decade... the darkest time... but with a glimpse of brighter days ahead.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 randy.eccles 15125 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 24, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-24-2013 <p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Tuesday... December 24th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley... </strong></p><p></p><p><strong>It's December 24, 1977... and in a special combined publication... the State Journal and the State Register reports the "Friend-in-Deed Fund" completes their deliveries.&nbsp; Billy Graham's A Family Christmas Special is on WAND tonight.&nbsp; There are also Christmas services at churches all over the area tonight and tomorrow.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Heloise reminds readers to RELAX... It's Christmas Eve.</strong></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 randy.eccles 15124 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 23, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-23-2013 <p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Monday... December 23rd.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>It's December 23, 1980... and from the Illinois State Journal-Register... Eight delivery trucks... and 1 station wagon... full of food... clothing... and toys are on the road today for the Friend in Deed Funds.</strong></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 randy.eccles 15123 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 22, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-22-2013 <p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Sunday... December 22nd.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>From the Illinois State Journal on this date in 1970... a first grade boy from Butler Elementary wrote a letter... printed on the front page... reading:&nbsp; “I am unhappy.&nbsp; Your paper said it would snow.&nbsp; It did not and I could not make a snowman.&nbsp; Can you do better?&nbsp;&nbsp; It is signed:&nbsp; Paul Gifford.&nbsp; The paper's response is “We're trying, Paul...”</strong></p><p></p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 19:13:00 +0000 randy.eccles 15122 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 21, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-21-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Saturday... December 21st.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1966... the December 21st edition of the Illinois State Journal's front page features a desperate call for last-minute donations to the "Friend indeed fund.&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p><p><strong>A life-size nativity scene was found on the state capitol lawn over the weekend and police are looking for the owners.&nbsp; It's believed it was placed there by pranksters.&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 randy.eccles 15121 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives --- December 20, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-20-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><br /><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Friday... December 20th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley...</strong></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 randy.eccles 15120 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 16, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-16-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Monday... December 16th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>On December 16th in 1969... the Illinois State Register reports a 6-part Christmas series begins tomorrow... The Christmas Story of Herod the Great... King of Judea... when Jesus was born... presented in its total background of human history. </strong></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 randy.eccles 14778 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 15, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-15-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Sunday... December 15th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1973... in the Illinois State Register... posters promoting Memorial Hospital's holiday concert... and featuring the Springfield Municipal Choir... are being hung by 5th grade students from Ball Elementary in Chatham.&nbsp; A photo shows Ellyn Fox and Laurie Phillips in the hospital cafeteria.</strong></p><p></p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 randy.eccles 14777 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 14, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-14-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Saturday... December 14th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>And in the Illinois State Register in 1971... take note of the deadline for submitting names of needy for this year's friend-in-deed fund.&nbsp;&nbsp; In Taylorville... a shopping tour and party for their needy families. </strong></p><p></p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 randy.eccles 14776 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 13, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-13-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Friday... December 13th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 randy.eccles 14775 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 12, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-12-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Thursday... December 12th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Looking back at this day in 1964... the Illinois State Register reports Old St. Nick was welcomed by the children of Springfield... at the Governor's annual Christmas party in the state armory.&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Otto Kerner's children... Helena and Tony were also there.&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 randy.eccles 14773 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 11, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-11-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Wednesday... December 11th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Lets look back at the Illinois State Register in 1966.&nbsp; Governor Otto Kerner is almost forgotten at the Annual Christmas Party.&nbsp; On the front page of the Register... two large photos of Santa's appearance at the party... with the governor standing in the background.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:29:57 +0000 randy.eccles 14772 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 10, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-10-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Tuesday... December 10th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley... and on this day in 1961... the Illinois State Register reports the 124th Annual Governor's Christmas party for the children of the Springfield area will be held in the Armory on December 23rd.&nbsp; There is a huge decorated Christmas tree inside.&nbsp; The governor will attend... and plans to pass out candy to each child at the end of the event.&nbsp; Oh... and Santa will also make an appearance.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:25:22 +0000 randy.eccles 14771 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 9, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-9-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Monday... December 9th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:16:24 +0000 randy.eccles 14770 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 8, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-8-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Sunday... December 8th.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:15:07 +0000 randy.eccles 14769 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 7, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-7-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Saturday... December 7th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>December 7, 1971... a Tuesday... and in the Illinois State Register... an ad for Christmas trees at Goldblatt's range from two and half dollars to five and a half.&nbsp; The live Canadian Balsams are touted as perfect for an old-fashioned Christmas.&nbsp; Buy today... Just say “Charge it!”</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:07:32 +0000 randy.eccles 14768 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 6, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-6-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Friday... December 6th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>It's December 6, 1982... a Monday...&nbsp; and in the Illinois Times for the week of December 2nd through the 7th:&nbsp;&nbsp; White Oaks Mall was remembering Christmases past... as shoppers visit Springfield as it might have been in the mid-1800's... in “A Dickens of a Christmas.”&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:04:41 +0000 randy.eccles 14767 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 5, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-5-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Thursday... December 5th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>From the Illinois State Register... in 1975... Colder weather is forecast... with a possibility of flurries in the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp; The "Friend-In-Deed" fund is getting a good start... thanks to the owners of the local Mexican restaurant... Taco Gringo. </strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:55:42 +0000 randy.eccles 14766 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 4, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-4-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Wednesday... December 4th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1962... December 4th was a Tuesday.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Illinois State Register noted there are just 17 shopping days left before Christmas... and that so far... it does not look like it'll be a white Christmas.&nbsp; Springfield is experiencing erratic weather... and many residents report flowers in bloom!&nbsp; And the Springfield post office appeals for the community to shop and mail early.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:52:45 +0000 randy.eccles 14765 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 3, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-3-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Tuesday... December 3rd.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1972... December 3rd was a Friday and the Illinois State Register featured a front page photo... of a small boy depositing his letter to Santa... in a special mailbox identified as being for "North Pole Letters ONLY."</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:50:59 +0000 randy.eccles 14764 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 2, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-2-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Monday... December 2nd.&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1972... December 2nd was a Saturday.&nbsp; In the Illinois State Register... a story about a warning issued by Illinois Attorney General William J. Scott.&nbsp;&nbsp; He warns consumers to be wary of ordering Christmas gifts from unknown companies advertising in catalogs.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:49:17 +0000 randy.eccles 14763 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for December 1, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-december-1-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Sunday... December 1st.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p><p><strong>In 1960... on the first of December... a Thursday.&nbsp; The Illinois State Register reports there are 20 shopping days until Christmas.&nbsp; The Register also reports the first annual Springfield Home Christmas Lighting Contest will be held... with the judging to begin at 5 pm on December 19th.&nbsp; Prizes of a $25 U-S Savings Bond will be awarded in 4 regions of the city:&nbsp; The NW... NE... SW... and SE.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:44:51 +0000 randy.eccles 14762 at http://wuis.org Christmas Archives for November 30, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/christmas-archives-november-30-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong>This is the WUIS Christmas Archives for Saturday... November 30th.&nbsp; I'm Rich Bradley.&nbsp; </strong></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:40:59 +0000 randy.eccles 14761 at http://wuis.org