Madison-Champaign ESC preschool classrooms receive 5-Star ratings

The Madison-Champaign ESC is proud to announce that each of our preschool classrooms have been audited by ODE’s Step Up To Quality efforts and h...

February 5th, 2016 |  


Stay involved to help children with school

Stay involved to help children with school

Question: Our oldest child started middle school last fall. She was struggling early in the year but didn’t want help, and we hoped she would ge...

February 3rd, 2016 |  


City administration provides annual review of Urbana

City administration provides annual review of Urbana

Below is an excerpt from the City of Urbana’s Annual Review:Dear Citizens of Urbana,In the hustle and bustle of our daily life, it’s impor...

February 2nd, 2016 |  



New dietary guidelines target added sugars

New dietary guidelines target added sugars

Question: When the new Dietary Guidelines were announced a few weeks ago, I heard a lot about the recommendation to limit added sugars. But I’m ...

February 1st, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Sometimes with silver hair, always with golden hearts

Many of my fellow Baby Boomers, three of my sisters, and even some former students are grandparents. Although they are fulfilling a unique role in the...

January 31st, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Trips and travels with teenage tourists

What do a girl who signs all her travelers checks before going to the bank and a boy who, against regulations, photographs an East German border guard...

January 24th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: A decluttered mind

It was just that kind of weekend. The Bengals lost to the Steelers again, simultaneously losing another playoff game. Winter started – well, it ...

January 17th, 2016 |  


Think long and hard before choosing raw milk

Think long and hard before choosing raw milk

Question: What are the risks and benefits of raw milk?Answer: If you ask proponents of raw milk, the product offers a range of benefits. But if you as...

January 13th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: In Jeopardy of cash and prizes

When it comes to TV game shows, my current and enduring favorite is Jeopardy! I shout out responses and seldom answer in the form of a question. My wo...

January 10th, 2016 |  


Extension and Ag Assn. hosting Grain Outlook Breakfast

Low crop margins are one of the biggest concerns farmers are dealing with. Projections are for crop prices to remain flat, but for how long? Are farml...

January 4th, 2016 |