Library events, Feb. 28-March 6, 2016

Selected events coming to local libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 2 p.m. today at the main library, The Other Guys, a University of Illinois men's a capella group, will perform a free show featuring music and comedy.

Business listings, Feb. 28, 2016

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently with the Champaign County Clerk's office:

Clanin Marketing, 2711-11 Hunter's Pond Run, C, Scott Clanin, same address.

D & C Flooring, P.O. Box 143, Rantoul, Joel Cummings and Hector Domenech, 138 Mitchell Court, Rantoul.

Getting Personal: Tim Manard

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, 58-year-old Champaign resident Tim Manard, who retired from the Prairielands Council after being a professional Scout for 35 years, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood.

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Area history, Feb. 28, 2016

Today is Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Letter from Birdland: Night light keeps our canines quiet

Although the dogs have just grown out of their winter coats — Cullen, the brown dog, has a soft, thick pelt that grows longer and redder in the winter; Ursula, the black dog, has a short, silky coat that covers her furry undercoat — spring has been approaching quickly.

Weekend planner: Keeping his legacy alive

The Villa Grove Fire Department will host the fifth Dave Patton Jr. Memorial Scholarship Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today at the VFW, 11 S. Main St., Villa Grove. Bonus: Besides chili, always good in chilly weather, the organizers will raffle off a 50-inch Vizio 1080p Smart TV, with a PlayStation 4 bundle that includes three games.

Area history, Feb. 27, 2016

Today is Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Big weekend for antiques on horizon

I do not remember how long ago it was, but it all started in the Otto Center on the south side of Arthur on a Saturday morning years ago. Because the building could only hold about 50 dealers, it blossomed into the biggest primitive and early American antiques show in the country — twice a year. It is now in six locations, all in Amishland — Arthur, Tuscola and Arcola on March 4-5.

Sandra Mason: Space invaders

A gardener's goal is to help plants thrive. But some plants prosper a bit too well and quickly move from treasured acquisition to scorned trespasser. Weeds are plants out of place, whether they came with a price tag or not.

Unfortunately, some plants grow well beyond our backyard borders and result in threatening native plants and animals in our forests, prairies and natural areas.

Top of the morning, Feb. 27, 2016

JAMIE HENNIGH had planned to spend time with family today.

She still is. "Just in a little different way," she said.

At 9 a.m., Hennigh will hop in her minivan and drive cases of bottled water to Flint, Mich., a city as we know needs all the help it can get. Accompanying her will be her husband, Lawrence, and her 7-year-old son, Marcos Morales of Homer-based Cub Scout Pack 42.