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Yingying Zhang family/friends speak

Family, best friend and boyfriend of missing, visiting scholar, Yingying Zhang, share their story during an interview with The News-Gazette on Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

Spark to open Saturday

Spark Museum and Play Cafe will open at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lincoln Square in Urbana. Spark will offer educational, developmental and creative activities for children of all ages. By combining a cafe with a children’s museum, co-founder and executive director of Spark Sonya Darter said that she, “wanted to create a place I wanted when my kids were little.”


Walk This Way: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

On Thursdays throughout the summer, Hannah Auten recommends a pathway to peruse. Today: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve near Mahomet. With nearly 900 acres of land that are part of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District, there is no shortage of trails to walk on.

Cubbie Conversation, June 19, 2017

The Cubs continue to scuffle along, but don't worry, says J.J. Lockwood, the North Siders are going to get it going.

Those Who Served: Les Gadbury

Les Gadbury of Monticello, who served in C company, 1st battalion, 9th regiment in the 3rd Marine division at Iwo Jima in 1945, talks Wednesday, June 14, 2017, about losing members of his squad while retreating from the Japanese. Read more here.

Getting Personal: Linda Harris

Linda Harris, retiring principal for seventh-to-12th-graders at Judah Christian School in Champaign, will teach fifth grade at the school next year before retiring from the district for good.  

No horsing around at Gordyville

Shetlands, miniature horses and show ponies, oh my! The National Area IV Show, hosted by The Central States Pony Association, is taking place at Gordyville USA in Gifford this weekend. Our Hannah Auten stopped by Friday for the scoop.

Friday on the Farm, June 16, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman puts the camera on an area farmer. Next up: Jeff Fisher, who farms near Tolono and grows corn, soybeans and hay. 

Walk This Way: Greenbelt Bikeway

On Thursdays throughout the summer, Hannah Auten recommends a pathway to peruse. Today: The Greenbelt Bikeway, which stretches from Kaufman Lake to the Olympic Tribute in Dodds Park in west Champaign.

A map of all the trails featured in this series is below:

MJs Minute: Lisa Meid

Growing up in rural Champaign County, Lisa Meid’s dream job was to work at a newspaper. That led the Unity graduate to start a weekly newspaper in the area called The Hub.