Area history, Oct. 22, 2015

Today is Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the morning, Oct. 22, 2015

Two to appreciate this weekend ...

Barbara Nolan

After 43 years on the job, the popular Danville Public Library director knows exactly how she'll spend her first day of retirement.

"Sleep in, read and get ready for trick-or-treaters," said Nolan, whose last day is Oct. 30.

Top of the morning, Oct. 21, 2015

Mandi Patrick recruits as well as she twirls.

While working her baton magic with the Marching Illini back in the day, the popular Patrick connected with 7-year-old Chase Dorn, inviting the tyke on to the field at Memorial Stadium. It was then that Patrick told Dorn that Illinois was the only place to be if she wanted to twirl in college.

Illinois Ancestors: Lincoln named in New York transit records

Ledgers were created to record the transportation of corpses within, in and out of, and through New York state "in the interest of public health. The time period covered, 1859-1894, saw increased population growth with arrival of many immigrants, occurrence of various epidemics, and the return of hundreds — perhaps thousands — of soldiers' bodies from the battlefields of the Civil War.

Teacher of the week: Jeremy Peterson

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...

My Amish Home: Final summer chores on a perfect fall day

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." 1 John 4:7-9

Baby meets firefighters who helped bring her into the world

CHAMPAIGN — When Tanisha Staple greeted Lt. Wally Worley and Champaign Fire engineers Bill Albin and Barry Miller at the station Monday, she was a little less stressed than the last time she saw them.

Same goes for Bella, her baby daughter.

Area history, Oct. 21, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1915: The county board of supervisors is proposing that every town and village in Champaign County be connected by oiled roads. It is now up to the state highway commission to approve the action.

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

Student of the month

Hunter Clifton has been honored by the Rantoul Exchange Club as its student of the month. The senior began the school year ranked second in her class of 150 students with a grade-point average of 5.423.

She is a daughter of Murray Clifton.