What the Cows Saw

By Randy Mills | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The coldest day on record in southern Illinois was February 2, 1951. A dome of bitter Arctic air settled over…

Sledge Leads the Charge

By Randy Mills | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Country Boy on a City Boy Basketball Team While our Bluford Trojans basketball team achieved great success as a…

The 1968- 1969 Fairfield Mules

By Randy Mills | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

One of southern Illinois’ most successful basketball teams you probably never heard of. Accounts from Illinois newspaper sports pages clearly…

Trojans!

By Randy Mills | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Brief History of Some of the Best Bluford High School Basketball Teams and Scorers, 1950-1970 During the exciting, highly…

The Newell Letters

By Randy Mills | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Story of a Waltonville Boy, Jimmy Newell, who traveled to the Big City in 1906, as Told through Family…

A Heartbreaking Loss: The Story of the 1942-1943 Waltonville Commandos

By Randy Mills | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

While my book, An Almost Perfect Season, primarily features Bluford basketball teams, the book also give ample space to many…

Southern Illinois’ Elegant Elephant: The Amazing and Tragic Story of Guy Lee Turner

By Randy Mills | February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the book An Almost Perfect Season: A Father and Son and a Golden Age of Small Town High School…

Coming In the Fall of 2019

By Randy Mills | January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the 1968-1969 Illinois high school basketball season, tiny Bluford High School, having just over a hundred students, reeled off…

On My Mother’s Birthday

By Randy Mills | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today our sweet mother, Mary Alice Newell, would have been ninety-one. In the photo of her holding a small dog,…

Keynote at VU Veterans’ Day Program

By Randy Mills | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

I had the special privilege of being the keynote speaker at Vincennes University’s Veterans’ Day program on Thursday, November 8th,…

Nobody is Going to Fight for Us

By Roxanne Mills | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

While Randy and I have written two books and several articles together about Hoosiers in combat, there was one story…

Dr. Randy Mills to Receive 2018 Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian Award

By Andrea Turner | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

IHS Presents Oakland City University Professor with 2018 Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian Award Oakland City, Ind.—Over more than three decades,…