Boomer Blog: Coloring books for the ages…and sincere appreciation

We always had at least a few coloring books in our toy cupboard on River Road. Some were gifts; others Mother had purchased. Some were advertisements ...

July 12th, 2015 updated: July 13th, 2015. |  


Car show on July 4 had record participation

Just a note of thanks for the great support from the local and surrounding areas for our July 4th Car Show at Skelley Lumber Co. on North Main Street ...

July 12th, 2015 |  


Drug-free conference changed lives for the better

Nine members of the Champaign County Drug Free Youth Coalition recently attended a Youth 2 Youth International Conference held at Capital University i...

July 5th, 2015 |  



4-H grateful for community support

The Champaign County 4-H Committee and Champaign County Extension Office would like to thank the community, businesses, 4-H advisors and members who r...

July 2nd, 2015 |  


Celebrity waiter night a success for cancer association

On behalf of my co-chairman, Phil Upchurch and the entire Board of Trustees of the Cancer Association of Champaign County, I want to thank everyone wh...

June 28th, 2015 |  


United States needs universal health care

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday concluded that 161,000 people in Ohio can continue to receive federal tax credits to subsidize the cost...

June 28th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Grab a broom and sweep

My siblings and I have been working “outside the home” for most of our adult lives. Three sisters are or have been in charge of payroll, e...

June 21st, 2015 |  


St. Paris’s Adkins has supporters

There are two seemingly opposing views to the firing of Tyler Adkins of St. Paris. He has many supporters within the city who are very upset over his ...

June 21st, 2015 |  


Local story with happy ending

In today’s society of crooks, con-men and identity theft I would never have imagined this story would have such a pleasant ending: On Saturday, ...

June 8th, 2015 |  


Flower thief should learn a lesson

The theft at Oak Dale Cemetery – when any person takes something that does not belong to them … that is stealing. Shirley Jones was caught...

June 8th, 2015 |