NEWS FROM HERE AND THERE

PAUL OSBORNE, EDITOR 

Decatur Tribune Online



















































BICENTENNIAL TREE DONATED -- On Oct. 20, 2017, Mark Sorensen (left) donated an Illinois State Historical Society "Johnny Appleseed Bicentennial Tree" to the Decatur Park District.  Park District horticulturist Josh McGrath (right) decided it should be at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur where it will be seen by thousands of people each year while riding on the train or walking past the wolves. Sorensen expressed his thanks to the Decatur Park District staff for their help. The tree was grafted from the last known apple tree planted by John Chapman in Ohio, and In five years they should be making cider out at the zoo.

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