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A lesson on civics

A lesson on civics

Apr 26 2022

“We spend roughly $50 per student per year on STEM fields and 5 cents per student per year on civics.” In writing…

A news startup

A news startup

Mar 08 2022

A third of the people take the newspaper because of the ads I was told when beginning as a publisher. People get…

Omega judge back in the news

Omega judge back in the news

Feb 22 2022

Standing in the endzone at Lantz Arena several years ago, food and beverage in hand, I unexpectedly encountered a college acquaintance who…

Death in the news

Death in the news

Jan 24 2022

One thing I enjoy on weekends like this one when I make time for national and international newspapers is the journalist-written obituaries.…

A 7-year (and counting) journey

A 7-year (and counting) journey

Nov 10 2021

I recently was reminded that it’s been seven years since my farewell reception from the newspaper business and the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier.  Attached…

Big-time impact: Patricia Hemmett 1942-2021

Big-time impact: Patricia Hemmett 1942-2021

Oct 17 2021

Impactful. Intentional. Professional. Dignified. Those are a few words that describe Pat Hemmett’s reach into East Central Illinois life. I met Pat…

Football issues, then and now

Football issues, then and now

Sep 11 2021

On the opening weekend of professional football in 2021, I look back. One of my recent reads is Red Grange, the Life…

My art class

My art class

Aug 19 2018

Recently our library hosted a 4-day Art In Literature program for children ages 5 to 8. One perk of my job is…

A drive through the West

A drive through the West

Aug 07 2018

Having driven for miles alongside cattle, ranches and lightly populated areas, the mind shifts with the terrain. The view turns from one…

A memory

A memory

Jul 22 2018

Fourteen Seventeen Nineteen Twenty-One Twenty-Two Twenty-Four Many years ago Uncle Bryant readily cited the birth years for himself and his five siblings,…

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