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:

Schreder to take top spot at STM

CHAMPAIGN — A one-time St. Thomas More teacher is returning to take over as head administrator of Champaign's Catholic high school.

Jason Schreder is the pick to replace outgoing Principal Ryan Bustle, the Catholic Diocese of Peoria announced. Bustle is leaving at month's end for an administrative position at Pontiac High.

A talent for learning

CHAMPAIGN — After 36 years of teaching at Parkland College, Bruce Henrikson still isn't sure if he's any good at it.

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.

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.

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.

Help wanted: Districts dealing with dearth of teacher applicants

In 2012, St. Joseph-Ogden High School listed an opening for one PE teacher. More than 150 eligible candidates applied for the job.

Three years later, the district that's home to fewer than 500 students went looking for another gym teacher. The pool this time? Eighteen.