Area history, March 30, 2016

Today is Wednesday, March 30, 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

Student of the month

The Exchange Club of Urbana named Urbana High School student Nathan Horner as the March Youth of the Month.

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Dorcas Awards

Eleven women will be honored at the 7th Central Illinois Dorcas Fellowship on April 16 at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Champaign.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Preserve memories in a photo book

The attractive hardcover book with 20 pages filled with photographs taken over a lifetime was a wonderful surprise birthday gift for the elderly recipient. It was learned that the donor truly enjoyed selecting photos from collections already stored on her computer.

Top of the morning, March 30, 2016

The view from James Sizemore's office on Monday was spectacular.

The 34-year-old from Roanoke was perched atop the WDWS/WHMS/WKIO radio tower off South Neil in Champaign — more than 400 feet off the ground — when he used his cellphone to snap a series of pictures.

"Just another day at the office," he said. "I have an amazing job."

10 applicants explain why they want Champaign council seat

CHAMPAIGN — Former Champaign Mayor Don Gerard would be happy to serve on the city council for one year. Beyond that? He's not sure either way.

A family labor of love

Check out the video of Lamar "Marty B" Browning and his family singing "You Made A Way."

Music has been a part of Lamar Browning’s life for as long as he can remember, ever since his dad first plopped him next to the piano so they could sing together.

Spotlight on Service, March 29, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Sullivan Rotary Club

About the club

President: Craig Anderson

Origin: The club was chartered on March 26, 2002.

Meets: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at TNT Pizzeria in Sullivan.

CUSF honorees: '78 Centennial grad misses Jarling's, the Deluxe and Keith Page

CHAMPAIGN — David Neuman, a Los Angeles-based executive, producer and media entrepreneur who has worked in high-level roles at Walt Disney, NBC and CNN, credits his high school guidance counselor with helping him figure out a life plan during his "naive" teen years in Champaign.

Family Checkbook: Looking for help with managing money? Voila!

By Kathy Sweedler

Managing money can be tough. Luckily we have many resources that can lend a helping hand with personal finances. Let's take a look at four great resources — available at the national as well as local level!

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released another fantastic section to their website.