Kennekuk race to go on

DANVILLE — Kennekuk County Park got hammered with 8 inches of rain on Sunday, and more rain could fall throughout the rest of the week.

But the rain — and lots of mud — won't stop a few hundred people from lacing up their running shoes and running this year's Lake Mingo Trail Race on Saturday.

Meg Makes: Strawberry season? That's my jam

It's hard to beat strawberry season, even though I know it's just the beginning of the deliciousness summer offers.

My Amish Home: Flu almost ruined wonderful weather

"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the father of lights with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 2:14-17

Top of the morning, June 10, 2015

For a 50th anniversary gift, Leon and Eve Springer's children treated the couple from Fisher to a trip to Seattle. The Mariners made sure it was a home run.

UPDATE: Drive to memorialize dog that was killed exceeds $1,000

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Midweek beach getaway good for the soul

Summer has just started (by the school calendar if not the actual calendar) and we’ve already checked one item off my daughter’s vacation bucket list: a beach road trip.

It wasn’t a drive-two-days-to-get-to-the-ocean beach vacation, although I am always open to that possibility. It wasn’t even a weekend getaway.

This was more of a mini, midweek beach trip.

Family Life: Easy tips can help with memory

By Chelsey Byers and Molly Hofer/University of Illinois Extension

This month I would like to feature an article from my fellow Family Life Educator, Molly Hofer. Molly and I are both very interested in brain health and brain research. She has recently written this article about prospective memory.

I must remember to ...

Area history, June 9, 2015

Today is Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Spotlight on Service, June 9, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Georgetown Ladies Community Club

About the club

President: Judy Sawyer

Origin: Founded in 1957 as the Georgetown Junior Women's Club. The name was later changed to the Georgetown Ladies Community Club.

Meets: 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Georgetown Public Library.

Rally precedes start of Relay for Life

CHAMPAIGN — The American Cancer Society is inviting everyone to stand along Champaign's Crescent Drive, from Kirby Avenue to John Street, at 11:30 a.m.