We will miss Dudley Lee

When one reads an obituary, particularly that of a dear friend or colleague, memories dance through one’s head. I experienced this recently with...

February 27th, 2017 |  


School should cooperate with neighbor

I am disappointed in the Urbana City School Board’s cooperation with one of their neighbors who has served our country as a veteran and has anxi...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Boomer Blog: Buzzwords and bandwagons

To paraphrase an old adage: You can take the teacher out of the school, but you can’t take the school out of the teacher. In retirement I remain...

February 26th, 2017 |  



Fanning/Howey being paid too much

I read with dismay that Fanning/Howey Associates would ask for additional funds to cover their cost of additional work because of the change to the lo...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Reader applauds letter

I want to thank you for the courage to print the letter from David George on abortion on Feb. 14, 2017. It was so encouraging to read the truth being ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Graham working with community to ensure fiscal stability

Graham working with community to ensure fiscal stability

Graham is a wonderful, tightknit community that values schools. We try hard to reflect our community in everything we do. In fact, back in 2011-12, wh...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Boomer Blog: And now back to local programming

The local news programs I watched as a kid were very different from today’s broadcasts. Only Channels 2 and 7 were available then, until Channel...

February 19th, 2017 |  


#AgingVoices targets better lifestyles for seniors

We have launched the campaign to make cities and states a better place for older adults to age.After much ado, the social media hashtag campaign is #A...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Hospitals are penalized for harming patients

Anyone facing a hospital stay for themselves or a family member should look at new data the government released right before Christmas showing that it...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Going in circles again

OK, another $500,000 plus for the center of town.Let me clue you in and this will save a lot of moneyIf you watch people driving/aiming going thru the...

February 16th, 2017 |