Destruction of ancient Christian monestary a tragedy

The last time I was in Mosul, Iraq, I visited an ancient Christian monastery. At first glance it was not much to look at, a group of stone and mortar ...

January 22nd, 2016 |  


American flag displays should be maintained properly

Every day I pass the Monument in the Square and the first thing I look at is our American flag and instead of pride I am disgusted. The flag is never ...

January 21st, 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 |  


Boomer Blog: Counting to 50

In this first article of the new year I should probably be making predictions and projections – or at least a couple of resolutions. However, la...

January 3rd, 2016 |  


Local woman appreciates small-town kindness

During this season of joy, thanksgiving, giving and receiving, I am eager to thank many persons who have brightened my day throughout the year. I cann...

December 30th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: May the Force of the New Year be with us

I am not well-versed in the basics or the minutiae of the Star Wars franchise. More than one nephew will cringe to hear that I occasionally confuse St...

December 27th, 2015 |  


Community supports Habitat for Humanity

Champaign County’s Habitat for Humanity affiliate has had a red letter year! We wish to thank the entire community, our hundreds of faithful vol...

December 21st, 2015 |