Vote yes for Historical Society levy

Do you know where your past is? Maybe it’s in a shoebox that includes a worn wallet, a locket with a broken chain, and a handful of photos, some...

October 17th, 2016 |  


Vote yes to preserve history

Urbana native, the late Judge Robert Duncan, once confided that he studied the county’s history “because it’s so darned fascinating!...

October 16th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: The Seasons of Robert Frost

I feel fortunate to experience the beauty and sensations of four distinct times of year. As fond as I am of sunshine and warm breezes, I also need the...

October 16th, 2016 |  



It’s best not to test five-second rule

It’s best not to test five-second rule

Question: So, I keep hearing different things about the five-second rule. Is it OK to pick up food and eat it after it has dropped to the floor?Answer...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Raising awareness of metastatic breast cancer

Oct. 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Chances are good you’re not aware of this disease much if at all. You might think you are; ev...

October 11th, 2016 |  


Yogurt: So many choices, lots to like

Yogurt: So many choices, lots to like

Question: There seem to be a lot more kinds of yogurt than there ever used to be. I like it, but is yogurt really that popular?Answer: Yogurt has made...

October 11th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: When in Germany, eat as the Germans eat!

Ever since former student and fellow traveler Lisa Siegenthaler Turner posted a Facebook picture of “spaghetti ice cream” from her trip to...

October 9th, 2016 |  


Books open doors for youths

Last Thursday I attended a literacy program at Graham Elementary with my grandchildren. A group of staff members applied for and were awarded a grant ...

October 7th, 2016 |  


Life Chain event draws more than 70

Life Chain event draws more than 70

Champaign County Right to Life (CCRTL) wishes to thank the over 70 people who came out for the Life Chain witness on Sunday, Oct. 2, on Monument Squar...

October 7th, 2016 |  


Chili festival another success

Downtown Urbana was a bustling place, Sept. 24 as 28 chili contestants fired up their kettles in hopes of winning the grand prize of $1,000 and 30 add...

October 7th, 2016 |