Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with 50-year-old Champaign resident Marian Kuethe Wyatt, who teaches music at Centennial High School. She instructs four choirs and teaches a music technology class, which includes audio and video editing.
Where did you grow up and what made you fall in love with music?
Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette
While I was shaving
the cardinal's red razor flew
Slashing the oak leaves
— Dane Richardson, Champaign
Carle promotes Salmons. Dr. Sally Salmons has been appointed medical director of primary care, pediatric subspecialties and regional health, at Carle.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Erica Young, 22, of Charleston, who grew up in Danville, graduated from Oakwood High School and from Eastern Illinois University this spring with a bachelor's degree in fine arts.
Q: I heard you're going to the New York Academy of Art this fall. Why did you choose that program?
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, 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 Services of Champaign County.
The parade of flowers is proceeding in Birdland. Irises (Nanny's pale purple irises, with the powdery, grape scent) border the house, and a greater variety of the flowers — almost black to two-tone purple and brown — line my garden path out back.
Today is Sunday, June 1, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: