Meg Makes: Turn bountiful cherries into bars

This recipe for Sour Cherry Bars is a tasty — but not terribly complicated — way to use up some seasonal fruit.

Family friend Patty Johnson of Paxton gave my mom a load of sour cherries, so we spent Sunday afternoon pitting and cooking them down.

I altered this recipe from a Taste of Home version calling for cherry-pie filling. I also cut the sugar and added toasted almonds.

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

Leaders recognized

Each year the Rotary Club of Danville awards scholarships to local students who have completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp and have engaged in vocational service activities related to their potential future occupations.

Top of the morning, July 6, 2016

For 40 years, Sandy Allen Latham stewed about missing her high school graduation.

"It always bugged me," she said Tuesday. "Ask my husband. I'm always complaining to him: 'I didn't get to go to my own graduation!' It was heart-wrenching."

Council appoints Realtor to vacant seat

CHAMPAIGN — Realtor Angie Brix has found that there's plenty to sell people about Champaign.

"There's a lot of great things going on here. It's inviting and hospitable. People are friendly and willing to help here," Brix said.

And starting today, she'll have one more selling point — her seat on the city council.

Area history, July 5, 2016

Today is Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

'I just thought there's got to be something else'

CHAMPAIGN — Chase Hilgenbrinck got together with some friends last week to watch the soccer match between Portugal and Poland in the Euro Cup tournament. He watched the game through a different lens than most. Eight years ago, he was playing professional soccer in the MLS with the New England Revolution after a long stint with Chilean club Nublense.

Family Life: Minimizing the effects of change on your child

By Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker

Change happens. Some changes are big, such as getting married or divorced, moving or the birth of a new baby. Other changes may be smaller but can still add up over time. Whether changes are life changing or minor inconveniences, they can cause stress.

Spotlight on Service, July 5, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Harry Carpenter American Legion Post 428

About the club

Commander: Harold Hoskins.

Origin: Founded in 1947.

Meets: 7 p.m. on third Thursday of the month at 103 N. Grant St., Potomac.

Putting history on display

TUSCOLA — Area residents will have a chance to see artifacts and photos from local veterans at an exhibit opening later this month.

It's all part of the Veterans' Hall of Honor opening later this month at the Douglas County Museum, located at 700 S. Main St., Tuscola.