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 |  



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 |  


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 |  


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 |