February: Quite the holiday month!

True to form, I belatedly realized the current and shortest month of the year offers the most opportunities to celebrate. Besides the one federal holi...

February 9th, 2021 |  


Government updates healthy-eating guidelines

QUESTION: I just saw that the new federal dietary guidelines were released. Were there any changes made from the dietary guidelines that were released...

February 9th, 2021 |  


Extension hosts series aimed at female landowners

Land is an expensive and important investment that is often handed down through generations. As such, it should be cared for and maintained to remain ...

February 5th, 2021 |  



Updates return on local music students

Hello Champaign County!You’ve not had a column from me for awhile! I do have an excuse…the pandemic. Every time I sat down to write someth...

February 3rd, 2021 |  


What is success? Advice for today’s graduates

What is success? Advice for today’s graduates

Editor’s note: The Rev. Elizabeth Coffman of Urbana received an honorary doctorate in Community Leadership during Franklin University’s J...

February 3rd, 2021 |  


It’s sticky note time again!

At best, the scribbles on any given sticky note in my idea journal can blossom into an entire article. More frequently, they rise only to the level of...

February 2nd, 2021 |  


Saving money on meals using slow cookers

Saving money on meals using slow cookers

QUESTION: One of my resolutions this year is to eat healthier but save time and money on food. Got any ideas? ANSWER - One easy, budget-friendly way t...

January 27th, 2021 |  


I know what that is! Do you?

My brother likes to post on Facebook pictures of vintage items. If the object belongs to an antique tractor or resembles a motor, I keep scrolling. Re...

January 26th, 2021 |  


Ag-LINK available for 2021 growing season

Ag-LINK available for 2021 growing season

There’s no understating the importance of agriculture to our state. Ohio’s farms and agribusinesses not only serve as a cornerstone of eco...

January 19th, 2021 |  


Champaign County? How interesting!

A while back my interest was piqued when I read in the UDC about a presentation made to the Soroptimist Club concerning interesting women in Champaign...

January 19th, 2021 |