Area history, Oct. 8, 2015

Today is Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Just 1 question: Why were you picked for homecoming royalty?

October means high school homecoming — a time to gear up for the big football game, make floats for the parade and work up the courage to ask one another to the Saturday night dance. But what would homecoming be without the timeless tradition of choosing a king and queen?

Notes-Worthy: Wynter Peguero

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with singer/artist Wynter Peguero:

Where did your love for music come from?

Top of the morning, Oct. 8, 2015

Adult coloring, I'm told, is all the rage. So I tracked down Carol Inskeep of the Urbana Free Library for verification. She's running "50 Shades of Creativity: Coloring for Adults" at 3 p.m. Sunday, the library's first attempt at catering to crayon-carrying codgers. Everyone's invited — even aging editors who last saw a Crayola in elementary school. "I'm looking at you, Jim," Carol said.

Hello again, Pat Sajak

For the third time in a new season not yet four weeks old, a Champaign resident will put Vanna White to work on TV's longest-running syndicated game show.

The latest local to spin the "Wheel of Fortune" is 25-year-old UI PhD student RACHEL KLAREN, whose episode airs Thursday (6:30 p.m., WAND-TV).

Area history, Oct. 7, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

UI professor had role in Nobel research

URBANA — Every second, tens of billions of subatomic particles known as neutrinos pass through every square centimeter of your body.

You don't feel a thing, because neutrinos barely react with other forms of matter.

Developer to pay for fixes to yard after sewer break

CHAMPAIGN — Leann Wilder need not worry about stretching her Social Security checks to pay for the damage done to her yard by a Champaign repair crew.

Illinois Ancestors: Global cemetery meeting set for Saturday

According to a recent article (29 September) in Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, "On Saturday, 17 October, Ancestry is hosting a global 'Find a Grave Community Day' ...

Teacher of the week: Karla Schroeder

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag #TeacherOfTheWeek. This week...