Area update: Fisher booster club donates $10,000

FISHER — Fisher's athletic booster club took in $37,000 and donated $10,000 to the schools, Superintendent Barb Thompson reports.

The club will begin to help pay for uniforms and some safety equipment for the teams and will also take on some of the expenses of the junior high softball and wrestling teams.

To Your Health: School may be out, but healthy living shouldn't be

By Irisha Clark

The children are out of school, and we want them to have a healthy summer break.

Research has shown that sometimes, children gain weight two times faster in the summer than during the school year. Here are some tips to keep children healthy this summer:

Indiana University to return $440,000 to USAID after audit

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University officials say the school will repay nearly $440,000 to the U.S. Agency for International Development after an audit found spending problems.

UI grad taking talents to Mexico as Fulbright scholar

CHAMPAIGN — Just back last week from one overseas teaching adventure, Regina Hinders is about to add another stamp to her passport.

In August, the Champaign woman will leave for a nine-month program in Mexico, where she'll serve as an English teaching assistant.

This night out is a real work of art

CHAMPAIGN — There's an easel in front of Mandy Danowitz, and just a few feet away, a few bottles of wine on ice.

Not everybody drinks, alcohol anyway, at Lola's Brush, in a gallery and studio in downtown Champaign.

The Paint and Wine Party is strictly BYOB, bring your own beverage, which could very well be soda pop.

For the retirees, June 26-July 3, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Susan McKinney: Eric Liddell: The runner who lived and died for God

If you've seen the movie "Chariots of Fire," you know who Eric Liddell was. For those who haven't, Liddell was the greatest sprinter in the world in 1924.

He went to the Paris Olympics but refused to run the 100-meter race because it was held on Sunday. He faced ridicule from the British Olympic committee, fellow athletes and most of the world's press.

Kelly Strom: Behind the Music

This past week, Styx and Cheap Trick graced our presence with a concert at the newly minted Grange Grove concert venue. Being a big fan of classic rock, and Styx in particular, I was elated! In advance of their performance, I picked up a few books that I found incredibly interesting.

Seoul: A city of contrasts

By Vivienne Mackie

When is the right time for ballot issues?

CHAMPAIGN — There's never an ideal time to ask taxpayers to foot the bill for $150 million-plus worth of school renovations.

But those in the voter analysis business tend to think that any time is better than a high-turnout presidential election, like the one that's less than five months away.