Saturday, April 09, 2016

Domino's Pizza to Return to the Short Stop Location

The original Short Stop Drive-in was named by Marty Pattin a few years before he was pitching for the Kansas City Royals. And a couple of decades later, the Short Stop (Built and opened in Spring 1966) on the northwest corner of 7th and Lincoln closed. The building was remodeled and opened as a Domino's Pizza. In 2012 after year's of lackluster business, it too closed. Now new owner's have purchased the property from William Warmoth (Son of Donna and Walt) and are planning to demolish the old 'Short Stop' building and replace it with a new Domino's operation.

Ironic that the old Short Stop building will be taken down by Drake Excavating and Construction. I believe that this business is owned and operated by family members of Steve Drake of Drake Homes, who worked at the Short Stop for a year or so when he was in high school.

Read more at an article in the Journal Gazette / Times Courier (Charleston & Mattoon) newspaper: Domino's Pizza Business to Return to Charleston after Years of Absence.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Linda Warmoth. July 26, 1950 - April 4, 2016

My career path intersected briefly with Linda's (Daughter of Walt and Donna Warmoth) during the early 1980s. As an officer in a state organization, I worked with her in planning a conference in Springfield. She was an excellent facilitator. During our meetings, we reminisced about Charleston, her parents, and Walt's Cafe. Her younger brother, William is an attorney in Charleston, Illinois.

SPRINGFIELD -- Linda R. Warmoth-Shelton, 65, of Rochester, died at 12:16 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center.
Linda was born July 26, 1950 in Charleston, the daughter of Walter E. and Donna L. Smith Warmoth. She married Michael Shelton in 1992 in Charleston.
Linda was a graduate of Charleston High School and Eastern Illinois University. She worked for the Capital City Speakers Bureau. Linda was the Sales and Catering Director at the Holiday Inn East and retired as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Crowne Plaza. She received numerous awards, including YMCA Woman of the Year and National Sales and Marketing Director of the Year of Crowne Plaza Hotels. Linda was a member of the Junior League and volunteered for the Ronald McDonald House. She was on the hospitality advisory board at Eastern Illinois University. Linda was a social butterfly and very personable; she will be greatly missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Shelton of Rochester; her step-sons, Alan Shelton (Tracy Dobbins) of Springfield, Tony (Amy) Shelton of Bakersfield, and Matthew (Julie) Shelton of Rochester; four grandchildren, Tyler, Ashley, Clayton, and Everett Shelton; one brother, William J. (Barbara J.) Warmoth of Charleston; one nephew, Brian W. (Joohyun Lyoo) Warmoth of Washington, DC; and her beloved dog, Lucy.
Memorial Ceremony and Gathering: A memorial ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, with Dr. Paul E. Boatman officiating. A memorial gathering will follow until 5:00 p.m.
In life, Linda gave unconditionally with her time and talents. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Linda Warmoth-Shelton Memorial Fund, c/o Rochester State Bank, PO Box 140, Rochester, IL 62563.