I've used this space in the past to remind readers that our newsroom always is open for field trips — and not just from area school kids.
The sign was, well, a sign of how much Champaign’s Warren McIntosh meant to the business he helped run.
The first thing out of Carie Aschinger Arteaga’s mouth when she pulled up to a steer blocking Grand Avenue in St. Joseph earlier this week?
“Holy cow!” she said.
Wanting to appear dapper for his eighth-grade graduation in 1966, Norm Willoughby wandered into Delbert's in Arthur to purchase a suit. Last fall, he returned to the popular clothing story in Arthur.
"I bought my first one there," Willoughby said, "and made sure to buy my last suit, too."
With kids who are 25, 23 and 21 and spread across the Midwest, it's tricky for Jayne and Lyle WachteL to get the family together.
Except, of course, when Mom and Dad call with free Super Bowl tickets.
"It worked out just fine," Lyle said. "It was hard to pass up."
I'd say the Super Bowl party at Prairie Winds in Urbana was a lot better than Sunday's snoozer of a game.
Oakwood has a rooting interest in Super Bowl 50 — and it has nothing to do with Peyton Manning or Cam Newton.
To research his recently released book — "Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot" — EIU journalism prof Joe Gisondi accompanied search parties as they canvassed woods, swamps and parks for the hairy giant.
"I want to believe," he said, "but like any journalist I need the evidence."
On Wednesdays, we celebrate milestones of all kinds. Something to get you there:
Rosemary Moorman was kind enough to send in her five-generation family picture taken at a Christmas celebration at the Wyndham in Urbana.
My request of the 85-year-old from Tolono: Make sure to mail in the six-generation portrait, too.