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Meg Makes: Two types of muffins for blueberry bounty

It's still blueberry season, so I recently solicited friends and colleagues for their best blueberry recipes. The result: these two delicious muffin recipes.

Anne Lukeman sent me the recipe for Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins, which is originally from Tammen Treeberry Farms in Wilmington.

My Amish Home: Tackling garden as summer fades

"Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded, in all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: In doctrine, showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you." Titus 2:6-8

Garage sale to help couples with adoption costs

GIFFORD — Garage sale shoppers don't see this every day: 100 bales of hay for sale.

The animal food, donated by Stan and Mary Remole of Potomac, who operate Hooves of Hope center, is among the massive amount of items donated in what could be the largest garage sale ever to be held in Gifford. It's all happening later this month.

Joan Griffis: Colonial diseases took their toll

Joan Griffis: Illinois Ancestors

Just 1 Question: Favorite education app?

Arcola: home to the state's fourth-winningest high school football program (682 and counting) and a free-iPads-for-everyone technology setup (700-plus in all) that's the envy of districts across Illinois. We asked seven Arcola students and one teacher: What's your favorite education app?

Paxton committee OKs memorial

PAXTON — A city council committee has given its blessing to Jay Nuss' family, which wants to memorialize him with a new sign for the city-owned youth league baseball park. The city property committee approved the proposal by Nuss' son Pat to put up a sign that will be a large rock designating Nelson Field.

Test your ingenuity at Escape Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A new interactive entertainment concept is coming to downtown Champaign.

Escape Champaign, which will hold a soft opening Friday at 61 E. University Ave., is a real-life escape game designed for small groups of six to 10 people, says owner Roger Meyer of Potomac.

Top of the morning, Sept. 2, 2015

Weekend Leftovers

— Champaign's Sarah Newman enjoyed our Sunday package about area ties to Hurricane Katrina. The 10-year anniversary of the event had the longtime Unit 4 employee rummaging through her files for a poem she wrote in the days following the 2005 storm.

Area history, Sept. 2, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: