And then it was Wednesday…

My ideas for the next “Boomer Blog” often begin to percolate shortly after I submit the completed one each Monday. Mostly I mentally organ...

January 12th, 2021 |  


Champaign County Board of DD — always essential

Champaign County Board of DD — always essential

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.Even through a pandemic...

January 7th, 2021 |  


A new perspective for the new year

I amazed myself twice last Thursday evening. The first surprise came when I found myself still awake as the last moment of a bruised and battered 2020...

January 5th, 2021 |  



Graham students to return fully to classrooms

Graham students to return fully to classrooms

ST. PARIS — Graham Local Schools will return to in person learning on January 4. During the month of December the district made the switch to Hy...

January 1st, 2021 |  


2020 in review

2020 in review

I think we are all ready for 2020 to be over. It’s been a tough year. The health care and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have c...

December 29th, 2020 |  


Questions abound! Confusion reigns!

Clearly, I have been living an illusionary life for almost a year now. Last Christmas I downsized to a laptop and a wireless printer. My nephews and n...

December 29th, 2020 |  


That was the best gift ever

The date circled on the calendar for so long is now just a couple of days away - the day that commands attention: for many of us the final celebration...

December 22nd, 2020 |  


Strengthen immune system with healthy food

Strengthen immune system with healthy food

Question: As we go into the winter months and illness chances increase, what can I do to boost my immune system?Answer: Your question is on the minds ...

December 16th, 2020 |  


Letting our fingers shop until we drop!

St. Nick will arrive next week and somehow gain access to our homes – video doorbells and security keypads notwithstanding. With Black Friday, S...

December 15th, 2020 |  


Cracking down on big banks that enable trafficking

Cracking down on big banks that enable trafficking

(Last) week, we announced a historic, bipartisan overhaul of anti-money laundering laws that we helped secure in the final version of the National Def...

December 14th, 2020 |