The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill., Bill Flick column
|By Bill Flick, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.|
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Yes, he's heard all the jokes.
And today we are happy to announce discovery of a woman who works in human resources at
Yes, we would not kid here. Even funnier, it's via marriage. Through childhood and her teens, she was just
"Almost every time a new person hears my name, they will ask me about it," says Candy. "I was in personnel for 20 years in the
When your name is
Friends and relatives, as an example, cannot resist giving you a specific present on special days, and this
Sadly, after 29 years of marriage, her husband died three years ago. But, she says, even if she remarries someday, "I am keeping my name."
Unless, of course, his last name might be ... Striper. Or Kane. Or even just Corn.
"Back in high school, I did date a guy named
Famous no more: When Hanson's Cleaners closed in July, another longtime B-N business went away.
Summer didn't get any better either.
Lancaster's, the upscale downtown
And, after nearly 80 years as a "local" business, Famous Liquors on Empire also has hung a "Closed" sign -- a business that, before being Famous, was National Liquors, a store with such a history that back in 1941, it ran a series of ads in this newspaper that proclaimed beer "a drink good for your entire
That probably wouldn't play as well today, of course.
Neither obviously does trying to run a "local" business in chain-store times.
TV fame update: When you go into retirement, as
But if you turn on the
A longtime old car buff, he "retired" to become CEO of a
"It's been a great relationship with
There's an irony of sorts, too, for Magers.
After all those years at Country, his new TV show is sponsored by ...
Cornucopia: If you've ever wondered if
There, as you'll note from the photo snapped by
What was perhaps funniest, although no one realized it except
"I am not quite sure why he said I was from
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