A call to leaders for peace building

Something few people might know is that Mother’s Day was initially founded as a call for world peace. Julia Ward Howe, author of “Battle H...

May 5th, 2016 |  


Mercy staffers cool under pressure

I wish to relate an adventure that befell me recently. I felt poorly on Sunday. Worse for the next two days. Finally Wednesday morning I decided that ...

May 2nd, 2016 |  


How to help your child eat a healthy diet

How to help your child eat a healthy diet

Question: Our toddler has a sweet tooth. Should we let him indulge, or is it time to start restricting snacks?Answer: Guidance from the Academy of Nut...

May 2nd, 2016 |  



Boomer Blog: A sprig of lilac

It seems appropriate this week to quote my favorite lines from Walt Whitman’s poem “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d.”...

May 1st, 2016 |  


Enjoy spring at Piatt Castles

Enjoy spring at Piatt Castles

WEST LIBERTY - Brothers Donn and Abram Piatt sure chose great spots to build their homes in the 1860s. Not only are Mac-O-Chee and Mac-A-Cheek Castles...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Not so much anymore

The cable news outlets should have added this recent headline to their Breaking News scrolls cluttering the bottom of my TV screen: the cost of a post...

April 24th, 2016 |  


Saturate yourself with information about oils

Saturate yourself with information about oils

Question: I’m confused about fatty acids. I know to avoid saturated and trans fats, and I’ve heard good things about omega-3s and unsatura...

April 21st, 2016 updated: April 21st, 2016. |  


Boomer Blog: It’s all English to me

I am a lover of words and language. Now, there’s a description guaranteed to induce yawns and eye-rolling.I genuinely believe, however, there ar...

April 17th, 2016 |  


Decor and More auction is April 30

The sixth annual “Decor and More” Auction is fast approaching. We, the Champaign County Preservation Alliance, can use donations! The weat...

April 12th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Crying fowl and other free-range moments

Years ago the occasional newspaper article referenced city kids who thought milk and eggs came in cartons from the grocery store rather than from cows...

April 11th, 2016 |