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Studio Visit: Betty Lusk Hughes

Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with artist Betty Lusk Hughes.

Getting Personal: Ralph Roether

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with artist and musician Ralph Roether, 44, of Pesotum.

What time do you typically get up? What do you do the first hour of the morning?

New film tells story of unsung civil rights leader

SUZANNE GAMBOA,Associated Press

Gibson City man to be on 'American Pickers' in May

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City resident Ray Leisure and his collection of antiques will be featured in an episode of "American Pickers" that is scheduled to premiere May 27 on the History Channel, the show's producers said this week.

Vermilion agency raffle includes yard makeover

DANVILLE — Evidence of Shelly Larson's landscaping abilities can be seen all over Danville's downtown, and this spring, Keep Vermilion County Beautiful is offering people the chance to win a $5,000 yard makeover that includes Larson's talent as a consultant.

Laura Frerichs wins Young Professional Award

CHAMPAIGN — Laura Frerichs has been named winner of the 2013 Athena Young Professional Award, sponsored by past recipients of the Athena Award.

She will receive the award at the Athena Award luncheon today at the Champaign Country Club.

Bianca Green chosen for Athena Award

CHAMPAIGN — Bianca Green worked as an attorney for 16 years, representing clients in civil litigation.

But the stress of those cases and the awful circumstances they sometimes involved led her to seek a career "more in line with the life I wanted to lead," she said.

Schreiber's passion at forefront as Common Ground kitchen is dedicated

URBANA — Dan Schreiber was all about getting others to think about their passion. And he was well into the pursuit of his own in the form of food when the University of Illinois graduate student died in July 2010 at age 24.

Coroner: Country star Mindy McCready dies

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday. She was 37.

Letter from Birdland: Anticipatory moments; more to come

It's starting to green up; almost time to hatch some chicks

Last night Sheeva stayed out all night. Again.

But my cat was glad enough to come in when she heard me go to the basement to pour food into her dish.

I saw her at the window and opened it. The damp air spilled down into the basement, but wasn't too cold.