My Amish Home: Battling wind to get all chores done

"I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore, my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Firearm deer season will send numbers higher

CHAMPAIGN — Archery hunters have already harvested more than 43,000 deer across Illinois since early October, including 249 in Champaign County and 676 in Vermilion.

But harvest totals will take a big leap this weekend as the first firearm deer hunting season gets rolling on Friday.

Top of the morning, Nov. 18, 2015

The fan favorites at Unity High football games don't wear shoulder pads, get sore real easy and do their best work 100 yards away from the field.

"I guess we're popular," 65-year-old Damian Donberger said. "Not many schools do what we do."

Area history, Nov. 17, 2015

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Spotlight on Service, Nov. 17, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Farmer City Kiwanis

About the club

President: Jerry Schmitz

Origin: The club got its original charter on Oct. 6, 1936, and was sponsored by the Kiwanis clubs of Clinton and Bloomington.

Meets: 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Farmer City Cafe.

Art Theatre set for local premiere of 'Consumed'

CHAMPAIGN — Movie director Daryl Wein isn't making another film at the moment.

He's too "consumed by 'Consumed,'" which he and his crew shot entirely in Champaign County over the summer of 2014.

Wein, who co-wrote the political thriller related to genetically modified food, said he would love to be here for its Champaign premiere tonight at the Art Theater Co-op.

Top of the morning, Nov. 17, 2015

The American flag that was unfurled at halftime of Saturday's football game was 98 yards long, required 300 volunteers to carry and nearly had the Marching Illini running head-first into the No. 2 team in the country.

"Gargantuan," University of Illinois associate athletic director Brad Wurthman said, referring to Ol' Glory and not Ohio State's mammoth Buckeyes.

Those Who Served: Keeping lines of communication open in Korea

CHAMPAIGN — Even though Stanley Gilles worked three years for Illinois Bell as a lineman before he was drafted to Korea, the Army assigned him to the infantry.

When he pointed out his communications experience, he was given advanced infantry training. He eventually joined the 3rd Division Artillery, Headquarters Battery, as wire chief.

Two years after tornado, Gifford blossoming anew

GIFFORD — Only two years removed from a tornado that destroyed or caused major damage to 70 homes, this northeastern Champaign County village has moved on.

There will be no events this week marking the anniversary of the Nov. 17, 2013, storm that sliced a diagonal line through the center of the village of 900. Remarkably, no one died or was seriously injured.

Ready to rumble

CHAMPAIGN — One of C-U's newest forms of entertainment, Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling, will have its next show Friday night at the Highdive, 51 E. Main St., C.

Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling, or CLAW, will feature six new matches, eight new wrestlers and new moves, plus live music by the regional punk bands Bookmobile!, Los Despeinados, and Jorts during RAVECAST1.