The Fit List

Good luck to everyone running the Chicago Marathon this weekend!

Religion calendar, Oct. 9-16, 2015

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Workshop set on rail trail

ST. JOSEPH — A special workshop focusing on the construction of the Kickapoo Rail Trail will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 29 at St. Joseph United Methodist Church (203 N. 3rd St.).

Grace to install new pastor Nov. 1

The Rev. Arthur Christian "Chris" Repp will be installed as the new pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, 313 S. Prospect Ave., C, at 4 p.m. Nov. 1. The installation and Holy Communion service is open to the public. Repp replaces the Rev. Roger Digges, who retired in June 2014.

Just 1 question: Why were you picked for homecoming royalty?

October means high school homecoming — a time to gear up for the big football game, make floats for the parade and work up the courage to ask one another to the Saturday night dance. But what would homecoming be without the timeless tradition of choosing a king and queen?

Rich Warren: Still striving for good phone reception

Readers ask valid questions that defy easy answers. For example:

"How about a column comparing the various choices for telephone service, especially voice quality, AT&T regular service whatever that is, AT&T U-verse, Comcast.

Illinois Ancestors: Global cemetery meeting set for Saturday

According to a recent article (29 September) in Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, "On Saturday, 17 October, Ancestry is hosting a global 'Find a Grave Community Day' ...

Younger generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

Gold medal

MANSFIELD — a Mansfield woman helped earn a gold medal for the U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Travel Team at a major equestrian competition in South Africa.

Meg Makes: A perfect pair of spaghetti pairings

Because of my husband's Italian heritage — and because it's delicious — spaghetti is often a featured dish at dinner.

We recently added two share-worthy side dishes: garlic bread from scratch and pan-fried ricotta cakes that reminded me of pancakes, only more delicious and perfect for dipping.


Some young female athletes who are training hard to build strong bodies and be competitive in their sports could also be jeopardizing their health with their eating habits.

Young women training at a high level who don't eat enough calories lose body mass and bone density, putting them at risk for frail bones and fractures later in life.