Top of the morning, Sept. 9, 2015

ANN WILDMAN swears most of her photos don't turn out so great.

"I'll take 300 at a game and half of them turn out bad and blurry," Wildman said.

But one from Saturday had a lot of people talking Tuesday: the young son of Sages coach Cully Welter — Trey — interacting with official Jason Foy before Monticello's game at Macomb (above).

Area history, Sept. 8, 2015

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

Spotlight on Service, Sept. 8, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Tuscola Rotary

About the club

President: Lloyd A. Murphy

Origin: The club was founded in 1922.

Meets: Tuesdays at noon at Jarman Center Senior Living in Tuscola

On tap: Judge Frank Lincoln is presenting a program at the Tuesday luncheon meeting this week.

Just 1 question: How can farmers protect birds, insects

At today's Agriculture Field Day at PrairieErth Farm near Atlanta, Ill., Cassandra Wilcoxen will be comparing bird and pollinator density and diversity in three farm production systems (organic, conservation and conventional). Staff writer Paul Wood caught up with the University of Illinois grad student before her gig:

Inaugural antique show on Saturday

DANVILLE — It's getting harder to find primitive antiques dating to the 1800s, store owner Julie Schackmann said, but she's bringing those "hard finds" to a single location this weekend.

Top of the morning, Sept. 8, 2015

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, we turn our focus to ... Halloween, which is 52 days away. But don't wait that long to get your pumpkin.

Chuck Koplinski: Actresses discuss merits of 'Mistress America'

The moniker "Darling of American Independent film" may seem a bit facile, but it's a title actress Greta Gerwig wears proudly.

A lot of cases in this joint

CHAMPAIGN — A cavern of Coors Lite and Miller Lite fills Champaign's only beer distributor, Orange & Blue, with cases and kegs stacked near the 40-foot-high ceiling in places.

This is where your Coors and Miller products come from, as well as your Sam Adams, Corona, Keystone and Molson.

He survived wounds and captivity, then got back in the fight

When Pvt. Kermit Harden led a small group of men against a much larger force of SS troops to take a pillbox, he earned one of the top service awards, the Silver Star.

The retired Urbana school superintendent, now 90, is modest about his World War II service, which also includes a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

They're road trippin'

SAVOY — When Bill Smith was a child growing up in Urbana, his family didn't travel.

"We didn't have a pot or the window to throw it out of," he said. "My dad didn't even have a car. I didn't ride in a car until after I got out of the service."