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A letter from CCRTL


As we combat abortion in our County, we see that 37 babies were killed in 2021 (latest figure). This was essentially two kindergarten sections missing from schools in our County. In 1971 the graduation class at Urbana High School was over 200 students. This year’s class was under 100 students.

Breastfeeding is a public health priority


August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in the United States, a campaign to promote and support breastfeeding in all forms. This year’s theme is ‘Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a difference for working parents’ to address the challenges parents face with lactation in the workforce. There are countless benefits to breastfeeding, many having to do with nutrition and physical health. However, breastfeeding also helps with brain growth that “contribute[s] to executive functioning and emotional regulation” and assists in the development of oral structures for feeding and speech ability (Genna, C., 2023). Breastmilk is a living substance that offers the perfect nutrition catered to each infant and lifelong protection against disease.

Ancestry journey leads to friendly Urbana


My wife and I took a recent trip to Urbana to do a genealogy search for some ancestors who left the area in the 1870s moving to southeastern Kansas. We were initially taken by the beauty of your city. The well maintained and restored downtown was wonderful! We went to many places for information which included the Champaign County Historical Society, the Champaign County Library, and the Champaign County Recorder’s office. We found everything that we wanted. A local school, likely attended by my great-grandfather, was discovered. We found the cemetery with the graves of our ancestors.

A special thank you

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Leadership should focus on economy

Here in Ohio, the American electorate sent a loud and reverberating message to Washington at the ballot box this fall. It is clear that...

Resident applauds PILOT decision

Recently, the Champaign County Commissioners denied a “Payment In Lieu Of Taxes” (tax exemption) made by a solar company interested in coming into our...

Jim Jordan – an embarrassment

On August 10, 2022, I was surprised to get an email to my home from Jim Jordan. He was exclaiming that Trump was not...

Holding Big Tech accountable

We are fortunate to have our hometown Congressman Jim Jordan on the House Judiciary Committee fighting against Big Tech. Right now, this issue is...

Thank you for the flag display

A thank you to all volunteers who placed the beautiful American flags at the hospital and cemetery. A tribute to the veterans who lost...


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