A life remembered: Sadorus 'better' because of ex-Mayor McWhorter

SADORUS — Friends and neighbors remembered Leland McWhorter as a man who cared deeply about his community and enjoyed driving cars and going fishing.

Mr. McWhorter, the longtime former mayor of Sadorus, died Friday at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. He was 79.

The current Sadorus mayor, John Deedrick, said he had "known Leland forever."

17th installment of PechaKucha Night C-U

The 17th PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

In PechaKucha, creative types talk about and show images related to their passions. Each has a specified amount of time on stage.

The presenters and their topics:

— Anthony Benjamin: From a Hobby to a Career

Reluctant Townie: Dueling Unofficials: Partying less heartily

This weekend marked Champaign-Urbana's annual civic pride celebration, Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.

Boy, what a difference 10 years can make. In 2006, I was 21 years old and pretty much lived the Unofficial lifestyle all year-round. In 2015, I'm 31 with a house, a spouse and chronic lower back pain.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, March 8, 2015

We asked 10 area natives who've gone on to make their hometowns proud: What's the one place back home that had the most lasting impact on you?


Centennial High '06

Speedskater won Olympic silver, bronze

For the retirees, March 8-15, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

It's Your Business: Piccadilly makes room for Asian Supermarket

CHAMPAIGN — The Piccadilly Beverage Shop on North Prospect Avenue has shrunk in size to make way for a new international grocery store next door.

Asian Supermarket is expected to open in late March or sometime in April.

It's owned by Guiping Lin, who also owns the B Spirits liquor store at 306 W. Main St., U, and the Prospect Piccadilly shop.

Area history, March 8, 2015

Today is Sunday, March 8, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Restore or rebuild?

MONTICELLO — Scott and Callie Jo McFarland sometimes wonder whether they're crazy for buying an old farmstead south of Monticello.

"We've had a couple of people including my parents tell us, 'You bought that?' " Callie Jo related. "It's hard to tell whether it's surprise or shock."

Business listings, March 8, 2015

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

Bridge to Bridge Films, 201 W. Springfield Ave., Suite 212, C, by Lincoln Lee, 2611 E. California Ave., U.

Fire & Ice Heating & Cooling, P.O. Box 547, Fisher, by Katherine D. Van Schoyck, 103 E. Division St., Fisher.

Studio Visit: Austin Laniosz

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist.