'It was the scariest thing I've ever seen'

CHAMPAIGN — Demario Turner was out trick-or-treating with his 6-year-old son when he heard "the earnest cry of a mom."

That call for help sent him into action fast, and he ran to assist, one of the first two adults on the spot to start CPR on an autistic 7-year-old boy who ran into a subdivision pond while he and his mom were also out trick-or-treating.

Area history, Nov. 2, 2016

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Books identify Scottish-Americans

Gravestones often provide family data that is not found elsewhere. Unfortunately, many stones having helpful information are crumbling away, destroyed by vandals, or cleared away by governmental entities planning modern developments.

Cancer can't keep Gibson City's new top cop down

GIBSON CITY — Eric Hyatt raised his right hand and repeated the words read to him by City Clerk Carla Moxley.

To most observers, it probably appeared just like any other oath of office administered in the Gibson City Council chambers.

My Amish Home: Trips include one down memory lane

"Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you. The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him." John 13:13-16

Urbana man wanted for firing gun Oct. 20 arrested

URBANA — A 23-year-old Urbana man wanted for a shooting about two weeks ago in that city has been arrested.

Members of the Great Lakes Marshals Task Force found Keith Porter outside an apartment in the 800 block of Oakland Avenue just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

'You could see signs of life'

CHAMPAIGN — Bill Brinkoetter's first thought when he heard a commotion on the side of his house on Halloween night was that it was "just kids."

He went outside to check and ended up helping save the life of a 7-year-old autistic boy.

Service Club of the Week: Fisher Amvets Post 52

About the club

Commander: Chris Lehman.

Origin: Founded in 1946.

Meets: 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Post, 301 E. Division St., Fisher.

On tap: The club will plan euchre tournaments and fish fry events for the coming winter months.

Area history, Nov. 1, 2016

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Those Who Served: Military service a family tradition

CHAMPAIGN — After living in five states and two continents and making a few career changes, Navy veteran Maria Heap is thriving in college with her husband, also a veteran.

Heap, 31, is in Parkland College's Media Productions program and works part-time for WDWS 1400-AM in Champaign as a producer/announcer and board operator. Her husband, Jordan, is at the University of Illinois.