Meg Makes | Warm up with some spicy-sweet pie

There's nothing like a blast of winter weather to put you in the mood for pie.

My husband, Rob, concocted this because he was looking for a way to combine sweet potato and coconut in a dessert. The mascarpone cheese is a creamy binder that will take on any flavor you add.

My Amish Home | Fighting illness after a trip to Champaign

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind. Which, when it was full, they drew it to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good unto the vessels, but cast the bad away.

Program battling child hunger in Danville gets $5,000 from Balloons Over Vermilion

DANVILLE — Eight years ago, retired nurse Rose Gates launched a program to help feed children in need when they're not at school. Four years later, her all-volunteer, donation-funded program was feeding around 180 kids identified through Danville school district social workers.

Trump's burger-fest for Clemson brings roasting from TV hosts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump's offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts.

Trump, a fast-food lover, said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown, which has led to furloughs among federal workers, including at the White House.

Coming soon to Bud Light packages: Nutrition labels

DETROIT (AP) — Beer drinkers can't claim blissful ignorance for much longer.

Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.

Religion calendar, Jan. 11-18, 2019

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Coke-funded group swayed China's obesity efforts, papers say

NEW YORK (AP) — A group funded by the food industry undermined China's efforts to keep obesity rates in check by overemphasizing the importance of physical activity rather than dietary habits, according to new research.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 10-17, 2019


This weekend


What: Comedian and ventriloquist on his "Passively Aggressive" Tour.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: $45.50 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or

Next week


My Amish Home | A dreary, spider-filled start to 2019

"Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Oreo-maker Mondelez moving headquarters to Chicago

DEERFIELD (AP) — Oreo-maker Mondelez International Inc. is moving its headquarters from a Chicago suburb into the city.

The snack producer announced Tuesday it would move about 400 jobs from Deerfield into Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. Mondelez says it signed a 15-year lease on a five-story office building under construction that it expects to occupy in 2020.