NEWS


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Schipfer is 2022 fair queen
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OSU Alumni host send-off
8:57 pm |    
PET OF THE WEEK
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Fair time is fun time
Barhorst wins 85th District GOP primary

Barhorst wins 85th District GOP primary

In unofficial results Tuesday night, in the Republican primary for the 85th District representative seat, Tim Barhorst of Shelby County defeated Urban...

August 2nd, 2022 |  


CT COMM seeking donations for Urbana City Schools Backpack Program

CT COMM seeking donations for Urbana City Schools Backpack Program

Now that the Fourth of July is over, one can almost smell the school supplies in the air as people gear up to go back-to-school. But, instead of numbe...

August 2nd, 2022 |  


Master Gardeners ready for fair

Master Gardeners ready for fair

The Champaign County Master Gardeners have been busy at the fairgrounds getting the raised beds prepared for the fair.The group has six new interns wh...

August 2nd, 2022 |  


Looking Back: Harness racing at the fair

Looking Back: Harness racing at the fair

This Looking Back features harness racing at the Champaign County Fair. Photo #1 (#A1743) is an 1891 photo of a harness racehorse on the race track of...

August 2nd, 2022 |  


Church volunteers help trail

Church volunteers help trail

Members of the Urbana United Methodist Church recently performed some community service by doing a clean-up project along the Simon Kenton Trail (SKT)...

August 2nd, 2022 |  


SPORTS


9:15 pm |    
UHS alumni game
Shady Bowl to host Sceva Memorial

Shady Bowl to host Sceva Memorial

DeGRAFF – Saturday night, Shady Bowl Speedway will pay tribute to perhaps the most popular driver to race at the rural oval.It will be the ̶...

July 28th, 2022 |  


Racing postponed due to inclement weather

DeGRAFF – Heavy rains, high winds and lightning forced Shady Bowl Speedway promoter Rick Young to cancel Saturday night’s racing program.I...

July 25th, 2022 |  


Blackford Memorial tonight at Shady Bowl

Blackford Memorial tonight at Shady Bowl

DeGRAFF – Shady Bowl Speedway will remember two drivers in a special program tonight.The Blackford Memorial, a 55-lap feature for the Dave Nagel...

July 22nd, 2022 |  


Sprint to the finish line

Sprint to the finish line

WL-S’s Ashley Yoder sprints to the finish line just ahead of teammate Addie McAuley (left) during the third annual Midnight Mile race Saturday n...

July 19th, 2022 |  


Smith earns second Ohio 300 win

Smith earns second Ohio 300 win

DeGRAFF – Shady Bowl Speedway hosted the third leg of the Ohio 300 late model series Saturday night.A full field of 22 Dave Nagel Excavating LLC...

July 18th, 2022 |  


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LIFE


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Henry wedding
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Cecil, Little engaged
Burroughs, Henry engaged

Burroughs, Henry engaged

William Whitt of Springfield and Heidi (Ty) Burroughs of St. Paris proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Kali Whitt to Tristen Henry. Tris...

May 31st, 2022 |  


Garveys celebrate 65th anniversary

Garveys celebrate 65th anniversary

John Frederick and Patricia Ann Garvey of Urbana will celebrate their 65th anniversary on May 21. They were married on that date in 1960 by the Revere...

May 20th, 2022 |  


Roberts, Profitt wed

Roberts, Profitt wed

Mallory Ranee Roberts of Urbana and Ryan James Robert Profitt of Fairborn were married by family friend, Josh VanNorstran, at 2:30 p.m. October 2, 202...

April 12th, 2022 |  


Looking Back – Douglas Inn Barbershop

Looking Back – Douglas Inn Barbershop

First is a circa 1930 photo (#0207) of the Douglas Inn barbershop. The barbershop was in the Douglas Inn at 26 Monument Square, also pictured (#0048) ...

March 2nd, 2022 |  


Free Maximizing Home Health Care Workshop for Family Caregivers: February 24

Maximizing Home Health Care is a free, small-group, online workshop from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, by presenter Kathy Kilpatrick. Reg...

February 7th, 2022 |  


OPINION


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Reading for real

Just yesterday … several decades ago

On Sunday, trying to overcome protracted procrastination to write this week’s article, I checked Facebook one more time – and suddenly cha...

July 12th, 2022 |  


Working hard all summer long

Working hard all summer long

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.Summer 2022 is just as ...

July 12th, 2022 |  


Living layer by layer

How does a girl celebrate her birth? With family photos, of course! Anna Joyce Passarelli was posing with Daddy David, Mommy Kelsey, and Brother Sam, ...

July 5th, 2022 |  


The very best summers

There has been no need to check the calendar to know that summer is now firmly in charge. With oppressive levels of heat and humidity waving around, I...

June 28th, 2022 |  


Books I have read by authors I know

Several years ago, during my early Boomer Blog days, I also had one of the seminal reading experiences of my life - I absolutely devoured Team of Riva...

June 21st, 2022 |  


There was really a real-life person …

Recent news that the original Gerber baby had passed away predictably piqued my curiosity. Within the hour I recalled a dozen company mascots based on...

June 14th, 2022 |  


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