Ebert brings music to Urbana

On Saturday, Aug. 28, as I was sitting in the audience watching the rehearsals before the concert for Jan Ebert’s 80th birthday and then listeni...

September 4th, 2015 updated: September 4th, 2015. |  


September is readiness time

September is readiness time

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a series being printed in September about preparing for emergencies.When disaster hits, your fam...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Blue Knights help Rotarians

During the Champaign County Fair, the Urbana University football players and coaches assisted the Urbana Rotary Club in the Rotary Dairy Bar.Urbana Ro...

August 31st, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Picture this

All through August, relatives and friends have posted on Facebook back-to-school pictures of their children. From preschoolers to college students, I ...

August 30th, 2015 |  


‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

Through September 7, 2015, local law enforcement officers will be joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the “Drive Sober...

August 30th, 2015 |  


‘Get the Edge’ at Farm Science Review

This year the Farm Science Review’s theme is “Get the Edge” for its Sept. 22-24, 2015 show. OSU Extension is heavily involved in Far...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Fido’s Swimfest makes a splash

Fido’s Swimfest makes a splash

The 2nd annual Fido’s Swimfest was held on Sunday. The Champaign County Citizens for Canines hosted the community event at the city pool at Melv...

August 24th, 2015 |  


Increased recycling at fair

The Champaign County Peace Alliance, Goshen Garden Club, and Mechanicsburg Future Farmers of America (FFA) sponsored recycling during the week of fair...

August 24th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Only in America

Recently savoring an ear of sweet corn, I recalled a long-ago conversation in Germany during which my host Hubert asked what my family ate in the summ...

August 24th, 2015 |  


Making the ‘see food’ diet work for you

Making the ‘see food’ diet work for you

Question: I started keeping a bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter to encourage my family to eat more produce. It works. What are some other ideas to ...

August 20th, 2015 |