Area history, Jan. 27, 2016

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

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

Jazz fest

Champaign Central's three bands and three combos all competed at The North Shore Jazz Festival at Glenbrook South High School yesterday.

Central received the following awards:

In the jazz combo room our Combo 2 received 3rd place and our Combo 1 received 1st place.

Fisher newspaper ceases publication after 100 years

FISHER — For the first time in 100 years, Fisher is without a community newspaper.

Fisher View owner/publisher Julie Thomas informed readers that the weekly newspaper with the one-person staff was ceasing publication.

Meg Makes: Start week off right with simple soup

Sunday nights deserve a special sort of meal. It should taste great, but also give you a healthy boost so you can start your week right.

This recipe is a refreshingly different and flavorful take on vegetable soup, and it fits my Sunday night criteria.

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Moving up

Allison Rose, a senior at St. Joseph-Ogden High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $24,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Scholarship for tuition.

The scholarship is awarded based on GPA and ACT scores and can be renewed for a total of four years, if the student maintains a college GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Top of the morning, Jan. 27, 2016

On Wednesdays, we spotlight area do-gooders in our Neighbors feature. Here's something to get you there:

The official lighting of the Tree of Hope went off without a hitch Monday.

For that we can thank Tom Everette.

Woodward explores Lincoln's impact on recent presidents

URBANA — In front of a packed Foellinger Auditorium, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward kicked off the "New Lincoln" lecture series by discussing the impact of Abraham Lincoln on modern presidents.

Woodward gave the first in the 10-speaker series "The New Lincoln Lectures: What Abraham Lincoln Means to the 21st Century" sponsored by the UI's College of Law.

PODCAST: Bob Woodward 1-26-16

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Scott Beatty and Tim Ditman talk with famed journalist Bob Woodward on 1-26-16.


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Local boy scout executive to retire next month

A fixture in the local boy scouting community is stepping down from his post next month.

Scout executive Tim Manard announced Monday night at the Prairielands Council board meeting that he will retire on Feb. 29, with his last day in the office being Feb. 19.