A stronger bond

By Stephanie Kim

Darrell Price was especially tired one night after a long day at work, and his wife, Peggy, noticed. She knew it was hard for him to juggle two jobs, one as a DeWitt County assistant state's attorney and the other caring for her. Many a husband would leave his wife, she remembers thinking that night, because of that burden.

Business listings, July 12, 2015

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

Celebrate Nature's Gifts, 1839 County Road 3500 N, Ludlow, by Lisa M. Birch, same address.

In Tune With You, 216 Dewey St., U, by Kimberly Chambers, same address.

Lin Lin House Cleaning, 1706 Bohn Circle, U, by Qin Lin, same address.

Letter from Birdland: Big plans for my new little corner

In Birdland, we're still lucking out with cool days and low humidity. We've had so much rain this summer that I hadn't watered at all, but I did drag the heavy hose across the yard to water the new trees and then out to my new path to water the transplantings I got from Gayle — black-eyed Susans, sedum, irises and lilies.

Reluctant Townie: Lifehacks for the summertime

In a focused effort to troll for Internet clicks, I have included the phrase "Lifehack" in the title of this week's column, thus using that word in the only manner a 32-year-old should — typed in a print newspaper, a solid year and a half after it was popularized.

Studio Visit: Alicia Grimes

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Melissa Merli chats with Alicia Grimes. The alternative rap artist has amassed more than 1.1 million Twitter followers, more than 440,000 Facebook followers, more than 30,000 likes on her Facebook fan page and more than 550,000 plays on SoundCloud. She also works in marketing on a freelance basis.

Area history, July 11, 2015

Today is Saturday, July 11, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1915: Plans are being made to remodel St. John's German Lutheran Church at University Avenue and Fourth Street in Champaign. The building is to get a new brick veneer, and the congregation also is considering purchasing a pipe organ.

Carle physician riding in 14th Habitat 500

CHAMPAIGN — When Anne Robin learned that two of her colleagues were taking a long-distance bike ride through Minnesota to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, she happily opened her checkbook to make a donation.

After a few years of writing checks, Robin pumped up the tires on her touring bike, strapped on her helmet and joined her colleagues on the road.

Doubly honored

Closing in on 50 years since she earned her bachelor of arts in biology, Phyllis Wise (Swarthmore '67) was back in a cap and gown this week — a continent away.

Top of the morning, July 11, 2015

Don Dodson's last day at The News-Gazette included cake, coffee and kind words.

Our longtime, highly respected business writer has retired after 30 years with us. He's moving to his hometown of Terre Haute, Ind., to work on the family home and be closer to his brother and sister.

Area history, July 10, 2015

Today is Friday, July 10, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: