My Amish Home: Trying week with weather, technology

"Charge them that are rich in this world, that they might not be highminded, nor trust in certain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life." 1 Timo

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Group wins Freedom of Information case

Reclaim the Records is "a not-for-profit group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and open government advocates who are filing Freedom of Information requests to get public data released back into the public domain."

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

Student honored

The Exchange Club of Urbana named Urbana High School student Troy Webster as the October Youth of the Month.

County Market sale will end decades-long family business

DANVILLE — A long-time family-owned grocery business will come to an end when the sale of Covington Foods' six County Markets, including stores in Danville and Tilton, is finalized in January.

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Nice touch

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and Massage Envy are helping five massage therapy students achieve career and life changing goals through the gift of education. Recipients of the Fall 2015 Beauty Changes Lives Massage Envy scholarship include Barbara Whiteman, Lincoln College, a native of Arrowsmith.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

CHAMPAIGN — Once again, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois a celebrates American Music Month in November, this year with programs under the umbrella of the topic "Illinois' Mavericks, Innovators and Pioneers Shaping America's Arts Scene."

The highlights include:

Top of the morning, Nov. 4, 2015

Anyone who knows Frank and Pat Krasnowski can't be surprised that the Tolono couple scored a free trip to "Country Music's Biggest Night."

"I win a lot," Pat said Tuesday from her hotel in Nashville, Tenn. "This one ranks pretty high. I love country music."

Spotlight on Service, Nov. 3, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Villa Grove Rotary Club

About the club

President:Berton Rund

Origin: The club was established on April 8, 1925.

Meets: Noon every Thursday at Monical's Pizza in Villa Grove.

On tap:Ed Cler, president of Paul's Machine and Welding Corp. of Villa Grove, will speak Thursday on open book management.

Area update: End of month took October out of record-dry territory

CHAMPAIGN — For a time, it looked like last month would rank as one of the driest Octobers in local weather history.

But a precipitation rebound in the last five days of the month — with a total of 1.2 inches of rain — gave Champaign-Urbana 1.24 inches for the month, and a ranking of only the 20th driest October in 127 years.

Area history, Nov. 3, 2015

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: