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Fulton County, Illinois

Fulton County is a county in the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 37,069, its county seat is Lewistown, the largest city is Canton. Fulton County comprises the Canton, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, part of the Peoria-Canton, IL Combined Statistical Area. Patrick O'Bryan is the Chairman of the Fulton County Board. Mike Hays was the County Administrator; the current Miss Fulton County is Alexandra Chamberlin of Canton, IL. Fulton County was organized in 1823 from Pike County, it is named for developer of the first commercially successful steamboat. American poet/writer Edgar Lee Masters lived in Fulton County during the 1890s. Fulton County was home to Camp Ellis during World War II; the county is known for the annual Spoon River Scenic Drive which occurs the first 2 weekends in October. This has been a tradition since 1968 and attracts thousands of participants from all over the country. Fulton County is home to the Ogden-Fettie Site, a significant site for Havana Hopewell Native culture.

It is the largest collection of Woodland Mounds in Illinois, with 35 Mounds, dating from 400 BCE, arranged in a crescent. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 883 square miles, of which 866 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water. Fulton County is the site of Dickson Mounds Museum, a state museum of Native American daily life in the Illinois River valley. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Lewistown have ranged from a low of 14 °F in January to a high of 88 °F in July, although a record low of −30 °F was recorded in January 1999 and a record high of 106 °F was recorded in July 1983. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.85 inches in January to 4.43 inches in May. Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge The county contains one public-use airport: Ingersoll Airport, located in Canton; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 37,069 people, 14,536 households, 9,744 families residing in the county. The population density was 42.8 inhabitants per square mile.

There were 16,195 housing units at an average density of 18.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 93.4% white, 3.4% black or African American, 0.4% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 1.6% from other races, 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.7% were German, 19.1% were American, 14.0% were English, 13.2% were Irish. Of the 14,536 households, 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.0% were non-families, 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.86. The median age was 41.9 years. The median income for a household in the county was $41,268 and the median income for a family was $50,596. Males had a median income of $41,376 versus $28,596 for females; the per capita income for the county was $20,309. About 9.9% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

Canton Cuba Farmington Lewistown In its early years, Fulton County favored the Democratic Party, being one of the northernmost Democratic counties and the nearest to Yankee solidly Republican Northern Illinois. It was never won by a Republican until the Democratic Party moved towards the Populist Party’s policies under William Jennings Bryan, a change which resulted in the county voting Republican except in landslide victories between 1896 and 1960. In that period, Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 and 1936 was the solitary Democratic presidential candidate to gain a majority of the county’s vote. However, the 1964 election saw the county trend Democratic – so much so that Hubert Humphrey gained a narrow plurality in his 1968 election loss. Despite not going Democratic again until 1988, the party would always remain competitive in the county, between 1988 and 2012 every Democratic presidential candidate gained a majority in Fulton County. However, concern over economic decline in the “Rust Belt” saw Donald Trump produce a dramatic swing in the 2016 election, winning Fulton County by fifteen percentage points and gaining the best GOP record in the county since 1980.

The fictional town of Lanford, Illinois in the sitcom Roseanne is set in Fulton County. Though Fulton County is near Peoria in real life, Lanford on the show is described as a suburb of Chicago near Elgin and Aurora. National Register of Historic Places listings in Fulton County, Illinois Specific GeneralUS Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles US Board on Geographic Names US National Atlas Illinois State Archives Illinois Saving Graves: Fulton Co

Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) No. 1

The Lodge of Edinburgh, No.1, is a Masonic Lodge in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is designated number 1 on the Roll of lodges of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, as it possesses the oldest existing minute of any masonic lodge still operating and the first historical reference of a non-operative or speculative freemason being initiated as a member, it is reputed to be the oldest Masonic Lodge not only in Scotland, but the world, it is styled Mary's Chapel or The Ancient Lodge of Edinburgh Mary's Chapel, the former of which derives from its ancient origins, where it first met within the old chapel of St Mary's on Niddrie's Wynd in Edinburgh, demolished to make way for Edinburgh's South Bridge, which were completed in 1788. The lodge meets at 19 Hill Street, in a building erected in the 1820s. Designed by architect George Angus, it was built as a "Subscription Baths and Drawing Academy", was purchased by the lodge in 1893, it is a category A listed building. The building is used as an arts venue during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe each August, when it is known as the Hill Street Theatre.

It is the longest-standing continuously operating Fringe venue, was operated for over twenty years by Universal Arts, but is now operated by Edinburgh Little Theatre. Official website

Patricia Herlihy

Patricia Herlihy was an American historian and author specializing in Russian and Soviet history. When Herlihy was six months old her divorced mother moved to China, where they lived for five years. During this time, she learned Chinese and some English. In adolescence, she met her future husband, David Herlihy, together they lived and studied in Pisa and Florence, lived in France for a year. One of their sons is the historian of David V. Herlihy. After returning to the United States, Herlihy taught Russian history at the Harvard Extension School. In 1985 Herlihy visited Odessa, Ukraine for three months, which would be the subject of several books and articles. After returning to the United States, the Herlihys accepted tenured positions at Brown University, where she continued to work, she taught at Emmanuel College. Herlihy, Patricia; the Alcoholic Empire: Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-516095-9. Herlihy, Patricia. Odessa: A History, 1794–1914. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

ISBN 0-916458-15-6. ISBN 0-916458-43-1. Herlihy, Patricia. Port Jews of Odessa and Trieste: A Tale of Two Cities. München: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. ISBN 3-421-05522-X. Kaufman, Bel. Nicholas V. Iljine. Odessa Memories. Oleg Gubar, Alexander Rozenboim. Seattle: University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-98345-0. Herlihy, Patricia. Commerce and Architecture in Odessa in Late Imperial Russia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-6750-9. In the book Commerce in Russian Urban Culture 1861–1914. Herlihy, Patricia. "The Persuasive Power of the Odessa Myth". Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University. Works by or about Patricia Herlihy at Internet Archive

Newbury, Ontario

Newbury is a village in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in Middlesex County. It is located in the southwestern corner of the county surrounded by the municipality of Southwest Middlesex; the Four Counties Health Services Hospital is based in Newbury and is part of the Middlesex Hospital Alliance. The hospital serves 23,000 residents from the Village of Newbury, Kent and Elgin Counties; the village got its start in 1851. The first house built was located south of the railroad in 1851 by Robert Thompson; the settlement was known as Ward's Station, but was renamed in 1854 after the namesake town in England since most of the residents were of English and Irish origin. That same year, the post office opened with Robert Thompson as first postmaster. By 1872, Newbury's population had reached 750 people; the following year it was incorporated as a village. During those early years, Newbury had a flourmill, seven hotels, three churches, a school, fire hall, a basket factory. In January 1873, Newbury’s first council was elected.

In 1967, the Four Counties General Hospital opened, followed by the Newbury Medical Clinic in 1972. Village of Newbury

Aurelia High School

Aurelia High School was the senior high school of Aurelia Community School. It is located in a town in Cherokee County, Iowa. Following the 2011-12 school year, Aurelia was one of the smallest schools in the state, with a 9-12 enrollment of around 90 students. Aurelia has a National Honor Society program and was the smallest high school in the state with a DECA program. In 2003, Aurelia was recognized nationally as one of the 100 best music schools in the country. Two representatives were picked with Aurelia being one of Iowa's top two schools; the Aurelia Jazz Band is recognized as one of the best in the state. In 2007, the Jazz Band won the Class 1A State Jazz Championship and in 2008, they finished second after making their eleventh consecutive appearance, 18th overall. After failing to qualify in 2009, the jazz band made it back in 2010. One of the songs Aurelia performed in the 2007 competition was written for Aurelia's jazz band, is titled "A-Town Blues." The Aurelia Jazz Choir, directed by Deb Peterson, has seen its share of success, qualifying for the State Showcase in 2007, 2008, 2009.

Aurelia finished 3rd all three years. Aurelia's Speech department has been successful over the years, with the majority of speech students advancing to the state level over the past few years, had at least one act qualify for the All-State Showcase in every year from 2004-2009; the Speech department puts on a play every fall, alternating between musical and comedy. The 2007 production was the world-famous "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella,", seen as a major success by the drama department because of the lack casting available at Aurelia High School. Nearly half of the student body had some involvement in that particular production; the athletics teams in Aurelia have been known as the Bulldogs throughout the years. This name dates back to at least the 1940s; the girls' teams were once called the Atoms before the short-lived athletics-only consolidation with Alta from 1990-1996. At the time, Aurelia was the only school in the state with nonrelated nicknames for the boys' and the girls' athletics teams.

Aurelia has produced successful athletic teams over the years, most notably football. The football team had a ten-year run in the 8-man class that proved successful. Aurelia made the playoffs in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 and produced a 67-19 record from 2000-2008. After a 1-8 showing in 2009, Aurelia decided that it would share football with Alta High School in 2010. During a 4-year run near the beginning of the 8-man era, Aurelia was a perennial state title contender, being eliminated by the eventual state champion in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, accumulating just 5 losses in that period. Longtime coach Myron Radke, who retired after the 2008 football season, compiled a total of 156 victories and 83 losses in 24 seasons as a head football coach at Aurelia. Aurelia first made it to state during Radke's hiatus; this season they were coached by Neil Phipps and made a run to the state title game, where they lost 6-0 to Paton-Churdan, the 1985 state champs. The'86 team included running back Ryan Kolpin, who holds many records for, is a member of the athletics hall of fame at Coe College.

Following this appearance Aurelia would not make it back to state until its 2001 runner-up season. In 2002 and 2003, Aurelia lost in the semifinals, respectively. Falling in both years to Fenton Sentral High School. Aurelia did not qualify for the playoffs in 2004 thanks to a rule that allowed only district champions to advance to state. In a year that produced what was arguably the second most talented team in Aurelia Bulldog history, Aurelia fell short at the hands of lRemsen St. Mary's in the next to last game of the season. St. Mary's stormed to victory in the 8-man class, beating Adair-Casey 56-8 in the most lopsided final to date. Aurelia's basketball program experience a lot of success in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s. Hall of Fame coach Duane Buttenob went 471-260 in 35 years as head coach, including state tournament appearances in 1973 and 1978 and an undefeated regular season in 1972; when he retired he ranked 7th all-time in IHSAA history in victories. However, Aurelia's basketball program has not fared too well since his retirement in 1988, posting only 5 winning seasons in the past 20 years.

Aurelia shares its wrestling program with Schaller-Crestland. In the first 10 years of sharing, AGHSC has produced a State Dual Team Semifinalist and numerous individual state qualifiers; this sharing agreement will end in 2011-12. The golf teams have been successful throughout the years. Both boys' and girls' golf coaches are members of the IHSAA Hall of Fame; the boys' golf teams have produced the school's only two athletics team state titles, claiming State Team Championships in 1989 as Aurelia in class A, repeating in 1990 in class 3A as Alta-Aurelia. Members of both teams included Derrick Sleezer, Tony Bohnenkamp, Mike Kaskey, who finished their storied careers at Aurelia in a statistical'dead heat' for their four-year stroke averages. Marty Schulke and Curt Kaskey were the other two members of Aurelia's only state championship team as a stand-alone school. The'89 victory was a come-from-behind surprise with all 5 players contributing to the win; the 1990 team was expecting and expected to compete for the title, they dominated throughout the regular season and conference play, with the JV squad out-playing most of the teams they faced.

The team struggled in sectionals and districts, just qualified for

Trikonasana

Trikonasana or Utthita Trikonasana, Triangle Pose is a standing asana in modern yoga as exercise. Variations include Parivrtta Trikonasana; the name comes from the Sanskrit words utthita, "extended", trikoṇa "triangle", āsana "posture" or "seat". The pose is first described in the 20th century, appearing in the teaching of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, including his 1934 book Yoga Makaranda, in the works of his students. Trikonasana is performed in two parts, facing left, facing right; the practitioner begins standing with the feet one leg-length apart, knees unbent, turns the right foot to the outside and the left foot less than 45 degrees to the inside, keeping the heels in line with the hips. The arms are spread out to parallel to the ground, palms facing down. Once the trunk is extended to the right, the right arm is dropped so that the right hand reaches the shin to the front of the right foot, with the palm down if flexed; the left arm is extended vertically, the spine and trunk are twisted counterclockwise, using the extended arms as a lever, while the spine remains parallel to the ground.

The arms are stretched away from one another, the head is turned to gaze at the left thumb intensifying the spinal twist. Returning to standing, the bend is repeated to the left. Different schools of yoga have different views about what trikonasana is and how it should be performed. A 2001 article on the asana in Yoga Journal with instructions given by teachers from five modern yoga traditions showed differing opinions with respect to the body positioning; this article does not make a distinction between utthita trikonasana. In the tradition of Satyananda Yoga trikonasana is described as a series of up to five different asanas performed in sequence but labeled with the single name "trikonasana". Variations include: Baddha Trikonasana Baddha Parivritta Trikonasana Parivritta Trikonasana Supta Trikonasana Twentieth century advocates of some schools of yoga, such as B. K. S. Iyengar, made claims for the effects of yoga on specific organs, without adducing any evidence. Iyengar claimed that Trikonasana tones the leg muscles, ends stiffness in legs and hips, remedies backache and sprains of the neck, develops the chest and strengthens the ankles.

List of asanas Iyengar, B. K. S.. Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika. Unwin Paperbacks. ISBN 978-1855381667. Jain, Andrea. Selling Yoga: from Counterculture to Pop culture. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-939024-3. OCLC 878953765. Mallinson, James. Roots of Yoga. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-241-25304-5. OCLC 928480104. Newcombe, Suzanne. Yoga in Britain: Stretching Spirituality and Educating Yogis. Bristol, England: Equinox Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78179-661-0. Yoga Journal: Extended Triangle Pose