A list maker at heart

I am an inveterate list maker. I always considered list making an occupational necessity; but eight retirement years later, I still begin each day by ...

August 12th, 2018 |  


I vote for human decency

There is no more illustrative example of moral relativism than that of a self-avowed Christian who applauds and encourages the cruelty of an absolutis...

August 9th, 2018 |  


‘I voted for a fighter’

This letter is regarding a letter to the editor published July 27.Considering our many individual freedoms - religion, speech, assembly, political cho...

August 8th, 2018 |  



Air ambulance companies have consumers in death grip

Two years ago in this space I told the story of a Mississippi woman, Katherine Green, who got caught in the unsavory business practices of the air amb...

August 6th, 2018 |  


Unfinished business

It was a treat to read Jan Ebert’s column, “The Music Stand.” She spent her three-part series “checking up” on Champaign...

August 5th, 2018 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

If you’re taking many different medicines as well as over-the-counter supplements and vitamins, you might be at risk of missing one, taking too ...

August 2nd, 2018 |  


Graham ought to consider an investment in itself

The Graham Local Schools community is an extensive one. Over the past two years my wife and I have become accustomed to lots of introductions to our d...

August 2nd, 2018 |  


Regional farmer calls it like he sees it

Regional farmer calls it like he sees it

Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the Sidney Daily News on July 26._____Let me be clear. I want to be supportive of the presiden...

July 31st, 2018 |  


Wind opponents to be at the fair

The German renewable energy company INNOGY has purchased Everpower’s wind farms that are currently in development. This portfolio includes the 2...

July 31st, 2018 |  


Great time for corn, tomatoes, other summer produce

Great time for corn, tomatoes, other summer produce

Question: I know that summer is a great time to get fresh sweet corn and juicy watermelons, but what else is in season now? Answer: Summer heat and lo...

July 30th, 2018 |