Tom Kacich: Stevick a promoter of self, C-U and UI

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A good time with Parmalee

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

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.

Talk dirt to me

Cindy Ludwig, who describes herself as "retired Monsanto," moved to Champaign in March for a new job with the American Oil Chemists' Society.

Like other newcomers, she'd like to meet new people.

Don Follis: Whatever comes our way, this is not the end of our story

Holy cow, my dad could work. He worked all week, and then on Saturdays he swept and mopped floors and washed and vacuumed his cars. If someone asked him if he was retired, he would say, "What? Of course not." When he was 80 I heard him say to someone, "I work 40 hours a week. A man has to pull his weight in this old world."

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

Business listings, Aug. 30, 2015

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

Back to the Basics and Beyond, 1913 Scottsdale Drive, C, Tyra Browning, same address.

Champaign Estate Sales, 610 W. Springfield Ave., Unit #4, C, Whitney Pope, same address.

Greg Maxson Illustration, 116 W. Florida Ave., U, Greg Maxson, same address.

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.


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.

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.