Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

Jefferson on target

Champaign Jefferson's archery team (Gold) finished fifth at last month's National Archery in the Schools Program World Championship in Nashville, Tenn.

More than 5,000 archers from five countries competed.

Neighbors: Recognizing area accomplishments

Nursing scholarships

Lakeview College of Nursing in Danville and Charleston awarded numerous scholarships for the summer 2015 semester.

Amanda Allhands of Danville received the Lakeview College of Nursing Board Scholarship Honoring Ron Crick.

Breana Baineof Urbana, the Danville Elks Blood Bank Scholarship.

In face of need, training available for parish nurses

URBANA — They do a lot of listening, answer a lot of health questions and otherwise function as the nurses they are all week long at their paying jobs, but with one exception:

For a sliver of time each month, they're also parish nurses, volunteering at their churches to get some needed health services to their fellow church members.

Event aims to help teen with disease

RANTOUL — Deandra "Dee Dee" Bowen is a pretty typical 16-year-old girl.

She enjoys reading, and she loves to dance.

But she can no longer do the latter due to a physical condition that limits her mobility.

Bowen has Neurofibromstosis Type II, a disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors in the nervous system.

Top of the morning, Aug. 12, 2015

Inspired by a story at about using fashion to change the stereotypes associated with young black men, Champaign's Jeremy Thorpe is hoping to start a similar movement in his own community.

Signs of appreciation

DANVILLE — Mike Harper doesn't mind people shouting and honking at him while he works.

That's because it's all from people expressing their appreciation for his latest creation, a mural honoring local first responders — firefighters, police and emergency personnel.

Mural at Tommy Stewart Field honors both Champaign high schools

CHAMPAIGN — Centennial and Central may be big-time high school football rivals, but that doesn't mean they can't play nice when it comes to sharing a field.

Spotlight on Service, Aug. 11, 2015

A look at local do-gooders. This week: Arthur Woman's Club

About the club

President: Teri Malin

Origin: Founded on Aug. 27, 1935, making this the club's 80th anniversary year.

Meets: 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month at the Arthur Public Library.

Top of the morning, Aug. 11, 2015

#Twitterverse, meet Chad Benedict.

Benedict, the head boys basketball coach and physical education teacher at Mahomet-Seymour High School, joined Twitter — where you'll find him as @CoachCBenedict — "a year or year-and-a-half ago."

Those Who Served: Sidney man started near Iran, wound up in D.C.

SIDNEY — Back when Jimmy Carter was president, Doug Robinson had newly enlisted in the Navy, and was on a ship 3 miles off the coast of Iran.