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Regional outlook: SBL expands under Esker leadership

Regional outlook: SBL expands under Esker leadership

Jun 11 2022

I had issues with access to my website when I posted this introduction and Jerry Esker profile (two separate links). Thus, I’m…

Healthcare: SBL and regional footprint

Healthcare: SBL and regional footprint

Jun 02 2022

I enjoyed getting back to journalistic roots and learning about Sarah Bush’s regional growth. The introduction and article are in separate links…

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…

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