Meg Makes: Two types of muffins for blueberry bounty

It's still blueberry season, so I recently solicited friends and colleagues for their best blueberry recipes. The result: these two delicious muffin recipes.

Anne Lukeman sent me the recipe for Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins, which is originally from Tammen Treeberry Farms in Wilmington.

Award winner launched penny drive that raised thousands

CHAMPAIGN — Regina Lee may have been the brains behind the Pennies for Nepal operation that helped raise over $10,000 toward an earthquake relief effort last spring.

And the work she's done teaching Booker T. Washington kindergartners about global responsibility through giving may have earned her a Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian award, which she'll pick up Thursday night.

Top of the morning, Sept. 2, 2015

Weekend Leftovers

— Champaign's Sarah Newman enjoyed our Sunday package about area ties to Hurricane Katrina. The 10-year anniversary of the event had the longtime Unit 4 employee rummaging through her files for a poem she wrote in the days following the 2005 storm.

Test your ingenuity at Escape Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A new interactive entertainment concept is coming to downtown Champaign.

Escape Champaign, which will hold a soft opening Friday at 61 E. University Ave., is a real-life escape game designed for small groups of six to 10 people, says owner Roger Meyer of Potomac.

Just 1 Question: Favorite education app?

Arcola: home to the state's fourth-winningest high school football program (682 and counting) and a free-iPads-for-everyone technology setup (700-plus in all) that's the envy of districts across Illinois. We asked seven Arcola students and one teacher: What's your favorite education app?

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

World Series semifinalists

The Central Illinois Knights went 3-2 and finished in fourth place at the NAFA AA World Series in Moline. John Schweighart (11 for 19), Tim Hopkins (6 for 16) and Ales Jetmar (two wins) were selected to the All-World Team for the tournament.

Interns speak

Paxton committee OKs memorial

PAXTON — A city council committee has given its blessing to Jay Nuss' family, which wants to memorialize him with a new sign for the city-owned youth league baseball park. The city property committee approved the proposal by Nuss' son Pat to put up a sign that will be a large rock designating Nelson Field.

Area history, Sept. 2, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Joan Griffis: Colonial diseases took their toll

Joan Griffis: Illinois Ancestors