Area history, Nov. 12, 2015

Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Notes-Worthy: Ryan Ideus & The Feudin' Hillbillys

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with RYAN IDEUS & THE FEUDIN' HILLBILLYS as they approach their 10-year anniversary celebration on Nov. 13-14 at The City Center:

Where and how did the group begin?

Major general, UI alum: Keep current military in mind

CHAMPAIGN — Marine Major Gen. Melvin Spiese, a University of Illinois alum, is visiting campus, and has a Veterans Day message: He wants you to remember the men and women still serving.

A guide for giving to charities during holidays

CHAMPAIGN — When someone solicits Joan Dixon for a donation by phone and it's not a cause she wants to give to, she politely tells them right away that she's not interested, thanks them for calling and advises them to have a nice day.

Life Remembered: Nugent changed 'paradigm of disability'

Tim Nugent, who came back from World War II to devote his life to disabled veterans and wheelchair athletics, died on Veterans Day.

Curb cuts and other accessibility efforts that are common everywhere stemmed from his work, and wheelchair sports blossomed at the University of Illinois, with champions like Jean Driscoll, the eight-time winner of the Boston Marathon.

Just 1 question: Why should students teach students about distracted driving?

If students at St. Joseph-Ogden High School can remember to keep both hands on the steering wheel and both eyes on the road, they won't have time to check their Twitter notifications while driving.

Top of the morning, Nov. 12, 2015

The Rev. Keith Thomas will officiate a Veterans Day celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Champaign.

But his father just might deliver the most powerful message of the day.

UI's Tim Nugent, pioneer of accessibility, dies

URBANA — Timothy Nugent, the University of Illinois professor who helped change the world for people with disabilities, died Wednesday morning, according to the UI.

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced the news at a Board of Trustees' committee meeting in Chicago.

Area history, Nov. 11, 2015

Today is Nov. 11, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Meg Makes: It's cinnamon's time to shine in bars

I love the taste of cinnamon in baked goods, and these light bars my mom made this fall are no exception. Her Master Gardener friend, Donna Siders of rural Melvin, sent her the original recipe, and my mom tweaked it to use corn syrup instead of honey. You could re-substitute the honey, though my mom had great results.

Peanut Cinnamon Bars

For the bars: