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Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

NDSEG scholarships

Seven University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowships from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Area history, Sept. 24, 2014

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Rantoul chamber director ready to get started

RANTOUL — Saying she is heavily invested in the community, Kellie Wahl is ready to go to work as the new Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce director.

Her selection comes almost one month after former director Mandy Briggs' last day on the job. Wahl will start her new duties Monday.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 24, 2014

Dave Leake writes about all things astronomy on Mondays in The News-Gazette. Knowing this is a good time of year for star-gazing — and knowing Leake is prepping for his weekly "Prairie Skies" show at 7 p.m. Friday at Parkland — I decided to hit up the longtime director of Staerkel Planetarium for a midweek update.

If it's clear Friday, how many planets can I see?

Centenarian's advice: 'Just keep on breathing'

Editor's note: This is the third in our series of profiles highlighting Active Aging Week, which started Saturday and runs through Friday. Here's the first installment, from Sunday.

Area history, Sept. 23, 2014

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: An ordinance providing for the construction of a concrete sidewalk on the west side of Elm Street in Champaign, between John and Green streets, was approved by the Champaign City Council. Several weeks ago, Mrs. Porterfield had protested the sidewalk.

Still driving the bus at 80

Editor's note: This is the second in our series of profiles highlighting Active Aging Week, which started Saturday and runs through Friday. Here's the first installment, from Sunday.

Area history, Sept. 22, 2014

Today is Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Unity student to sing on 'The Voice'

TOLONO — A Tolono teenager is hoping to make his dreams come true with an upcoming appearance on the popular NBC show "The Voice."

Top of the Morning: From the archives

So long, summer.

On the first day of autumn, it's time to start thinking about "leaf peeping."

Fortunately, we have an expert on the topic, in Jeff Dawson, an emeritus professor of tree physiology in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois.