Boomer Blog: The view from up there

Yes, I am afraid of heights. The haymow in the barn or the top of the playground slide set my childhood heart racing, and the mere thought of driving ...

March 5th, 2017 |  


Major changes may be coming to Medicare

What’s going to happen to Medicare?That’s not an insignificant question given the political shift in Washington. Now, with Republicans con...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Thank you to CACC ‘Hearts’ supporters

The Cancer Association of Champaign County wishes to express its deepest gratitude to the many citizens who donated to our annual “Hearts”...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


We will miss Dudley Lee

When one reads an obituary, particularly that of a dear friend or colleague, memories dance through one’s head. I experienced this recently with...

February 27th, 2017 |  


School should cooperate with neighbor

I am disappointed in the Urbana City School Board’s cooperation with one of their neighbors who has served our country as a veteran and has anxi...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Boomer Blog: Buzzwords and bandwagons

To paraphrase an old adage: You can take the teacher out of the school, but you can’t take the school out of the teacher. In retirement I remain...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Fanning/Howey being paid too much

I read with dismay that Fanning/Howey Associates would ask for additional funds to cover their cost of additional work because of the change to the lo...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Reader applauds letter

I want to thank you for the courage to print the letter from David George on abortion on Feb. 14, 2017. It was so encouraging to read the truth being ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Graham working with community to ensure fiscal stability

Graham working with community to ensure fiscal stability

Graham is a wonderful, tightknit community that values schools. We try hard to reflect our community in everything we do. In fact, back in 2011-12, wh...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Boomer Blog: And now back to local programming

The local news programs I watched as a kid were very different from today’s broadcasts. Only Channels 2 and 7 were available then, until Channel...

February 19th, 2017 |