New tax law may put squeeze on rural hospitals

New tax law may put squeeze on rural hospitals

One of the selling points for the tax bill President Trump signed into law a few weeks ago is that it will spur job growth because corporations will u...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Starting fresh as freshmen

The recent spate of snowy weather and frigid temperatures reminded me of my freshman year in high school. I particularly remember the beginning of sec...

January 21st, 2018 |  


Buckeye Wind project changes draw local criticism

Buckeye Wind project changes draw local criticism

We are tired of it. You are tired of it. Our county is tired of it, but it just won’t go away. What is it?Wind turbines.Please, wait.Before you ...

January 19th, 2018 |  



Nostalgia: the bitter and sweet of it all

The 184 columns I have written since 2014 are easily categorized. Occasionally I yell from my soapbox or highlight a worthy community event. Sometimes...

January 14th, 2018 |  


If you want to stay healthy, don’t forget your teeth

If you want to stay healthy, don’t forget your teeth

When people think about health issues, they often don’t think about their teeth. Dental health is rarely considered a priority, especially among...

January 11th, 2018 |  


There’s nothing mini about a mini-stroke

There’s nothing mini about a mini-stroke

I had the privilege of caring for a patient recently who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) from home by 911 after his family found him acutel...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Taking in the passing scene …

Now that the holidays have passed, I hope I will again know the day of the week without looking it up. Lately every week seems to contain three Sunday...

January 7th, 2018 |  


What are ag lenders looking for?

During my farm management school in December in Urbana, I invited a panel of ag lenders to answer questions about what they are looking for in a poten...

January 4th, 2018 |  


You’re likely not eating enough fruits and veggies

You’re likely not eating enough fruits and veggies

Question: I want to eat healthier, but I’m not sure what that really means in terms of fruit and vegetable intake. I usually eat at least an app...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


What to look for in 2018

What to look for in 2018

This was an interesting year that’s just passed, wasn’t it? And here’s the thing: I suspect 2018 will be just as intriguing.Let̵...

January 2nd, 2018 |