Boomer Blog: Monumental memories

It was one of those summer weekends that Champaign County does so well. At the fairgrounds the Rhythm and Foods Festival lived up to its name with cou...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Madison-Champaign ESC Preschool Program moves back to Rt. 68 location

Madison-Champaign ESC Preschool Program moves back to Rt. 68 location

The saying goes “What comes around goes around.” This is definitely true for the ESC (Educational Service Center) Preschool classrooms. Af...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Paws fundraiser a success

The Champaign County Humane Association/PAWS Animal Shelter thanks all donors who purchased Paws during our Paws for PAWS fundraiser. We also thank th...

June 16th, 2016 |  



Eat fruit, but know how it affects blood sugar

Eat fruit, but know how it affects blood sugar

Question: I know I should be eating more fresh fruit, but I have type 2 diabetes. Last weekend I enjoyed a few slices of watermelon, and I was surpris...

June 16th, 2016 |  


8 great ways to eat more veggies every day

8 great ways to eat more veggies every day

Question: I know I should be eating more vegetables, but I need inspiration. What are some easy ways to fit more vegetables into my diet?Answer: You&#...

June 13th, 2016 |  


Grave decor thieves profit from stolen flowers

What kind of person stoops so low as to steal potted flowers from fresh graves?It has been seven weeks since we put a profoundly and deeply loved husb...

June 13th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: A special brand of motherisms

Our father, that quintessential man of few words, did make the occasional pronouncement when we were kids. Every Christmas morning we knew he would pr...

June 12th, 2016 |  


Terre Haute Cemetery is well cared for

To the Mad River Township Trustees Brent Laughman, Mike Ward and Dave Riley,Last year my wonderful and loving wife Pat was interned in the Terre Haute...

June 10th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW EDITORIAL: Urbana school project becoming a fumble

When the voters approved a bond issue in November 2014 to build new Urbana City Schools facilities, it must have come as a surprise to local leaders. ...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Former board members: City, school should work together better on building project

In 2004 the Board of Urbana City Schools enlisted the assistance of a well-respected Urbana businessman to look for a possible site for new schools.On...

June 7th, 2016 |