Boomer Blog: Late summer craziness

A song that immediately transports me back to the summer before my sophomore year at GHS is “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer.” Nat Ki...

August 16th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: For the price of a ticket

My first-ever train trip began in 1955 at the station just off Miami Street. The first- and second-graders of Concord School piled out of their bus to...

August 9th, 2015 |  


Soil health workshops start Sept. 2

OSU Extension Champaign County and the Champaign Soil and Water Conservation District are offering a Soil Health Workshop Series beginning in Septembe...

August 9th, 2015 |  


City pool manager, lifeguards draw praise

I would like to praise a city employee, the pool manager Cheryl. She is absolutely the best I have ever seen in the 40-plus years I have been going.Sh...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: I heard it on the radio

When I recently heard the term “table radio,” the phrase struck me as a quaint reference to the radios of my childhood. As I envisioned my...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


Local sanctuary attains Humane Society status

His Hands Extended Sanctuary, in St. Paris, has applied for and been granted, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code, Humane Society status. It will now...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Goofs, gaffes, and assorted embarrassing moments

In a certain sense, I have blundered my way through 67 years of life. Some people are accident prone; others frequently “open mouth, insert foot...

July 26th, 2015 |  


Historical Society seeks active participants

We at the Champaign County Historical Museum Board of Trustees are inviting you to attend our free public meetings as well as other events at our muse...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


PAWS Animal Shelter thankful for support

The Champaign County Humane Association/PAWS Animal Shelter thanks all donors who purchased Paws during our Paws for PAWS fundraiser. We also thank th...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Retail tales

My parents seldom used the word “shopping.” My father talked about the stores where his family did their “trading” during the ...

July 19th, 2015 |