Rich Warren: Taking a byte out of your data usage

Count your blessings, or gigabytes as the case may be.

In many areas of the country, Internet service providers cap the amount of data you can download and upload.Exceed that limit and you receive quite a surcharge on your bill.

The cellphone companies regularly do this to subscribers. Or they throttle your speed down to a crawl.

My Amish Home: Tackling garden as summer fades

"Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded, in all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: In doctrine, showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you." Titus 2:6-8

Joan Griffis: Colonial diseases took their toll

Joan Griffis: Illinois Ancestors

Garage sale to help couples with adoption costs

GIFFORD — Garage sale shoppers don't see this every day: 100 bales of hay for sale.

The animal food, donated by Stan and Mary Remole of Potomac, who operate Hooves of Hope center, is among the massive amount of items donated in what could be the largest garage sale ever to be held in Gifford. It's all happening later this month.

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

World Series semifinalists

The Central Illinois Knights went 3-2 and finished in fourth place at the NAFA AA World Series in Moline. John Schweighart (11 for 19), Tim Hopkins (6 for 16) and Ales Jetmar (two wins) were selected to the All-World Team for the tournament.

Interns speak

Meg Makes: Two types of muffins for blueberry bounty

It's still blueberry season, so I recently solicited friends and colleagues for their best blueberry recipes. The result: these two delicious muffin recipes.

Anne Lukeman sent me the recipe for Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins, which is originally from Tammen Treeberry Farms in Wilmington.

Food for flowers? Free!

CHAMPAIGN — Wednesday, the annual FTD florist Good Neighbor Day, will be an opportunity to share both food and roses.

Spotlight on Service, Sept. 1, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Westville Lions Club

About the club

President: Darren VanDuyn

Origin: Established in 1940

Meets: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays at Westville American Legion Post 51

Family Life: Mealtime can provide more than just nourishment

Family mealtimes are a key experience for a family whether they stop and think about it or not. With both parents and children having busy schedules, parents may worry what can they actually accomplish with a sit-down meal? The answer is a lot, actually.