URBANA — Common Ground Food Co-Op has chosen a new general manager to succeed Jacqueline Hannah.
Satina Braswell, the co-op's merchandising manager, was selected by the co-op's board of directors to take the job, effective June 22, following a national search.
Until that time, Common Ground will be overseen by interim general manager Kevin Bowersox-Johnson.
Design students honored
The Giertz Gallery at Parkland College has announced the award winners of its 2015 Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition.
Today is Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1915: The Illinois Senate today passed the bill appropriating $5 million for the maintenance of the University of Illinois for two years. The vote was 30 to 0. Another bill appropriating $100,000 for state aid to county fairs also passed. The university bill now goes to the House.
Dixie Bickel and her husband, John, sold almost everything they owned — cars, furniture, farmland, their home — packed whatever they could fit into the back of a pickup truck, and moved their family from Monticello to Haiti to start a new life in charity work.
The popular genealogy-at-a-glance series now includes Michael A. Ports' "Ohio Genealogy Research." Genealogists have come to appreciate having the format this series provides: four pages, 8 -by-11-inch, laminated for heavy use, and providing essential resources for the beginner genealogist.
It's not quite garden-tomato season yet, but in anticipation, I've got a pasta recipe that calls for cherry tomatoes.
We used the last of last summer's frozen cherry tomatoes from my mother-in-law, Mary Dickinson of Loda, but you can use fresh pints you buy at the grocery store.
To commemmorate her older brother's high school graduation from St. Thomas More on May 17, 10-year-old Disha Chawla wrote a poem for Sahil Chawla:
"You are going out in to the real world now
Give yourself a bow
You are out there with your dreams
It is sad letting you go
But it's all worth it
"For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth." Psalm 33:4-6
URBANA — A group of Urbana High School chemistry students recently presented their energy solution for a hypothetical weather-related power outage at a statewide conference, and they talked to a couple of Gifford residents to develop their plans.
Champaign 4-H volunteer and Master Naturalist Sandy Lu Newport used curriculum from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to provide the Nature Detectives program for nine youths over six weeks during after-school time at Hessel Park in Champaign.