Area history, Sept. 22, 2015

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Spotlight on Service, Sept. 22, 2015

This week: Urbana Knights of Columbus

About the club

Grand Knight:Jeff Kneer

Origin: Chartered 50 years ago Saturday — Sept. 26, 1965.

Meets: 10:15 a.m. on the third Sunday of the month at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Parish Center Lounge.

Top of the morning, Sept. 22, 2015

Season ticket-holders for Illinois football recently received a surprise inside a small, white envelope: complimentary tickets to Saturday's 3 p.m. kickoff against Middle Tennessee.

Hessel Park firetruck back on display in Tolono

TOLONO — One of these days, it may be boring to pose for photos in Tolono with a small red firetruck that started there, moved to Champaign, came back, sat in storage, and now is resting outdoors, on grass again, for all the world to see.

Right now, it's still a novelty.

Thank Denny Davis.

21 area vets among those taking Sept. 29 Honor Flight

SPRINGFIELD — Rantoul's Erwin "Erv" Osterbur, a Navy veteran from the Korean War era, is thrilled to be on an Honor Flight to the nation's capital Sept. 29.

Area history, Sept. 21, 2015

In 1915, all plans are completed for the Emancipation Day celebration to be conducted tomorrow by the colored people of the Twin Cities at the fairgrounds. They are expecting large congregations from Danville and Decatur as well, since the Illinois Traction System is offering special rates.

For the retirees, Sept. 20-27, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Letter from Birdland: Outdoor fun with Brown Dog and Black Dog

Birdland has suddenly cooled. The grass in the yard is fresh and green from the rainy days we've had this week — a steady drizzle that lightened up enough for me to ride my bike a little bit.

On the way home, I saw a combine in a bean field, taking advantage of the piece of dry weather between the rain.

Business listings, Sept. 20, 2015

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently with the Champaign County clerk's office:

Bombshell Baby Apparel, 1713 Valley Road, Apt. D, C, Jason Callahan, same address.

DerGarten Accessories, 3910 Pebblebrook Lane, C, Katlyn Morin, same address.

Ask 'Mimi,' Sept. 20, 2015

Are there any children's plays coming up?

An exciting new project in that area is Champaign Central and Centennial's drama departments' plan to collaborate on a full-length production of "The Little Mermaid," in February at the Virginia Theatre.