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 |  


Boomer Blog: Slumdog Jeopardy!

A student in my Film Studies course suggested we watch Slumdog Millionaire, the independent movie from India that beat out the big studios for Best Pi...

April 3rd, 2016 |  



Enrollment for USDA Safety Net Coverage continues

Producers who chose coverage from the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs can visit the Farm Service Agency coun...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Thieving teen needs to get a job

If you are the parent of a young black male teen around the ages of 16-19, about 6 feet tall, maybe 150 pounds with dreadlocks (worn on top of his hea...

March 30th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: I just live here

Of the duplexes and houses I have rented and owned, my current home is definitely my favorite. I like the location, the layout, the appearance –...

March 27th, 2016 |  


Peacebuilding: Support the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

I cannot believe that the constant refugee crisis we see and hear on the news does not make us all feel helpless and sad. Our children are our number ...

March 25th, 2016 |  


Ag assn. gets strong start and announces logo contest

The first meeting of the Champaign County Ag Association (CCAA) was held on March 4. Thirty-one farmers, agri-businesses, agriculture organizations an...

March 24th, 2016 |  


Consider using fewer highly processed foods

Consider using fewer highly processed foods

Question: In recent years, we have increasingly relied on convenience foods for our everyday meals. I am interested in shifting back to more whole, na...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


CCPA auction to raise funds for local preservation

It is back. The Décor and More Auction is back. The auction is the first of several fundraising events that the CCPA holds every year. It will be...

March 23rd, 2016 |