Trooper, accident victim meet again — with governor looking on

URBANA — If Illinois State Trooper Brian Scott wondered why his boss told him to show up at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Thursday afternoon, he didn't question him.

But it became pretty apparent when Scott saw Ethan Asofsky, the young man whose life he helped save on Interstate 57 Monday in the aftermath of a snowstorm, that something was up.

Ebert getting physical therapy

Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic Roger Ebert is back at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, this time for physical therapy after a bout of pneumonia.

His wife, Chaz, said Ebert had been in the institute for a fractured hip. After his release he came down with pneumonia. After that cleared up, he returned to the Rehabilitation Institute for physical therapy.

Youth briefs March 27, 2013

The students represented in the 2012-2013 Cultivating Creativity: Consolidated Communications Children's Art Exhibition were recognized for their achievement at an awards reception held on March 10 at the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University.

Twins association convention is next month

The Illinois Twins Convention is set for April 27-28 in Rockford.

East Central Illinois is home to several twins, including state presidents Jevonne and Stephone McDonald, both from Champaign, Darlene Starkey of Paxton and her twin, Kathy Wilken of Gifford; Jane Stalter of Gifford and Jean Polson of rural Paxton; and Larry and Gary Helfrich of Thomasboro.

My Amish Home: A laundry list of thoughts as winter lingers

"It is the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him." Lamentations 3:22-24

Workshop planned for parents of those with disabilities moving to adulthood

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Transition Planning Committee is holding a workshop for parents and guardians of children with disabilities aimed at helping them make a smooth transition from high school to adulthood.

The workshop will be held April 16 at the Bremer Center at Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St.

Updated: 'I don't work here, I'm just helping people'

Updated 1:33 p.m. Monday.

Ray George of Tolono shared this story Monday morning. We thought you’d like to read it, but even more, we thought other folks might have a story to share as well:

Illinois Farm Bureau honors Zwillings for their energetic promotion of agriculture

FISHER — They may not live on a farm now, but Brad and Paula Zwilling each grew up on farms and hope one day to own their own small livestock operation.

While they're working to make that happen, they are also passionately promoting agriculture through both their paid and volunteer work.

Farm Leader Jack Murray has plenty to keep him occupied

CHAMPAIGN — A farmer's work is never done, if Jack Murray's schedule is any indication.

Besides farming with his cousin and their sons, he sells seed corn and serves on the board of a grain cooperative and ethanol plant.

Plus, in the past, Murray:

— Helped his daughters set up a catering business.

— Coached baseball and wrestling at Fisher High School.