Playing and playing – and playing some more

There was nothing like summer on River Road. No more undershirts, no more shoes – just three whole months of carefree days perfect for cloud wat...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Legislation would put a stop to surprise hospital bills

Legislation would put a stop to surprise hospital bills

Far too many Americans face out-of-control surprise medical bills, often for emergency care, despite the fact that they spend their hard-earned money ...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Managing diabetes is not always easy

Managing diabetes is not always easy

Question: My husband has type 2 diabetes, and lately he has been frustrated about his blood sugar. Even though he gives himself the proper dose of ins...

December 7th, 2016 |  



Steel yourself: ‘Tis the season for sweet treats

Steel yourself: ‘Tis the season for sweet treats

Question: I don’t usually have much of a sweet tooth, but during the holidays I tend to go overboard on cookies and other baked goods at parties...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Of dungarees and record hops

Another one of those photos recently came up on Facebook - the kind that shows an item from the past, with instructions to “share” upon re...

October 3rd, 2016 |  


Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2-8

The National Alliance on Mental Illness announces that Oct. 2-8 is “National Mental Illness Awareness Week.”In 1990, the U.S. Congress est...

October 3rd, 2016 |  


Test dairy, nutrition IQ with MyPlate quizzes

Test dairy, nutrition IQ with MyPlate quizzes

Question: My son, who is 11, says that since butter is made from milk, it should be counted as a dairy food. I know that it’s not dairy, but can...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: It’s the first day of school for everyone

For sixty some years of my life, the best day of any year was the first day of school. I enjoyed holidays, but the annual highlight was always the day...

August 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 30th, 2016 |  


Madison-Champaign ESC preschool classrooms receive 5-Star ratings

The Madison-Champaign ESC is proud to announce that each of our preschool classrooms have been audited by ODE’s Step Up To Quality efforts and h...

February 2nd, 2016 |