Area history, Aug. 31, 2015

In 1915, a number of colored girls from the northeast part of Champaign organized a baseball team recently and, attired in bloomers, they have become almost as efficient at the national sport as their men opponents. Yesterday afternoon a game was played with the Champaign Models, the crack colored team of the city. The men nosed out a 10-8 win.

Officer who found child honored at Homer event

HOMER — Chad Beasley knew he was going to be grand marshal of Homer's Krazee Days parade Saturday.

He didn't know there was an award for heroism also awaiting him.

In June, Beasley, a Champaign County sheriff's deputy, discovered a 6-month-old baby, missing for more than half a day, in a muddy bean field. The baby was face down in mud, and coyote tracks were nearby.

A good time with Parmalee

CHAMPAIGN — Boy, Parmalee sure is having fun. You can tell by the country-rock band's Twitter feed.

Reluctant Townie: Lessons learned from last week's column

Last week, I wrote a column titled "The new Jared Fogle Diet" that broke The News-Gazette website.

Area history, Aug. 30, 2015

Today is Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

Here's what's happening on the ...

Music scene

C4A expanding

The non-profit Community Center for the Arts in downtown Urbana is expanding, taking over the space formerly occupied by Corson's Guitar Store at Main and Race.

It's Your Business: Vet plans to pedal to treat pets

Katie Fanning of Urbana is one veterinarian who doesn't mind making house calls.

And if you and your pet happen to live in Champaign-Urbana, don't be surprised if she pedals her bicycle to your home.

Fanning, 29, is launching Vet on Wheels, a mobile veterinary practice, on the day after Labor Day.

Ask 'Mimi,' Aug. 30, 2015

Whatever happened to drummer Michael Powers, who was being treated for colon cancer last year?

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Aug. 30, 2015; social media much?

We asked this week's panel of 10 to tell us about their social media habits.


Fielding questions

The Champaign County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders hosted three speakers with expertise on everything from weather to aerial photography to longterm financial planning. Here's more courtesy staff writer Paul Wood:

1. Chance of early frost nothing to worry about