Go figure: June 17, 2015

Go figure: A numerical look at local headlines


What's expected to be in Champaign County's Relay For Life kitty once the money's all counted from last weekend and prior mini-relays.

"We're down," event co-lead JILL RANNEBARGER reported Tuesday.

My Amish Home: Welcoming first blast of summer heat

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the Earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9

Younger generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults

Tour champ

With his five-stroke victory at Brookshire Golf Club in Indianapolis, Champaign's Wade Schacht won the U.S. Kids Golf Tour tournament (boys age 10 division), and finalized his position as the champion of the tour.

Tom Kacich: Alderman ponders run for 52nd

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Wouldn't this be fun? A Republican named Mike Madigan running for the state Senate?

It could happen.

Area history, June 17, 2015

Today is Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Very persuasive

Five students recently earned top honors among the 30 persuasive speakers who presented at the 12th annual David Jones Persuasive Speaking Contest. The contest spotlights the speaking styles and skills of students who have taken a communication class at Parkland College.

This day in history, June 17, 2015

Today is Wednesday, June 17, the 168th day of 2015. There are 197 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On June 17, 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses.

On this date:

Meg Makes: A light salad perfect for a hot day

This salad is a delicious summer side dish or light lunch.

The homemade dressing is both easy and delicious, and could be used on a different combination of ingredients with excellent results, I'm sure.

I originally grabbed this recipe from a 2011 day planner by my favorite cookbook company, Gooseberry Patch.

More than 1,000 named to dean's list at Parkland

Parkland College has named approximately 1,125 students to its dean's list for spring semester. Students make the list by earning a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 grade scale for the semester in which they are being honored or achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA for 12 or more hours in the academic year.

Joan Griffis: Is your Irish ancestor in Journal?

The Irish Genealogical Research Society's annual journal, The Irish Ancestor, has been in publication since 1937 and contains hundreds of articles on Irish genealogy.