Including everyone makes the community better

Including everyone makes the community better

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.You may have heard radi...

March 24th, 2022 updated: March 25th, 2022. |  


Farm Rescuers among us

Last Thursday, millions of Americans celebrated the luck of the Irish with the wearin’ of the green. But there was another holiday on the same c...

March 22nd, 2022 |  


Feeling entertained, informed, challenged

Recently I thoroughly but unexpectedly enjoyed Sea Glass by Anita Shreve. I kept reading until my eyes grew tired, and then read just a few pages - or...

March 15th, 2022 |  



Is it new-fashioned or old-fangled

Early in our lives, the boundaries of old-fashioned and new-fangled seemed clearly defined. In adolescence we rolled our eyes whenever our parents men...

March 8th, 2022 |  


Stand tall and find the sunlight

It was a come-uppance of sorts a while back from my former exchange colleague and longtime friend, Ingrid Klimke-Schmoll. We often discuss politics in...

March 1st, 2022 |  


All about early intervention

All about early intervention

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.Did you know that child...

February 25th, 2022 |  


Gold and Silver and Bronze, Oh My!

It was not TV snow the cable guy recently checked out. No, the white stuff on my screen was actual meteorological precipitation covering the Beijing c...

February 22nd, 2022 |  


Books: Windows and mirrors

I recently experienced a graphic novel: a currently-popular format, just not one I had actually read. Briefly, a graphic novel is an adult comic book....

February 15th, 2022 |  


JA Worldwide nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

We’re proud to announce that JA Worldwide has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. Junior Achievement of Mad River Region, a member of...

February 9th, 2022 |  


What if no one cared?

Upon the passing of Clarence Brown Jr., I stood in awe of his extensive contributions to the greater good. From the entirety of his career – tou...

February 8th, 2022 |