Poremba: Unfortunate timing for geese bombardment

It hasn’t been to long ago that I wrote an article about the geese flying over my back yard as

I let the two dogs I had out into the yard, and, bam!, they both got slimed. The geese decided to go potty at the exact moment my dogs got under them.

Visel: 'Reading By Design' program starting up

“When a child falls in love with a book, they become readers for life. Libraries are the key to igniting the spark that leads to a love for literature.”

Fogal: Why July 9 is important date at SHARE


Rantoul Press columnist

DEWEY — July 9 is an important day at SHARE. An important day for some of our equines, a chance for a forever home.

Letter to the Editor: June 21

To the editor:

Bill and Michelle Clayton started an annual event several years ago on Ascot Drive by giving American flags to all the residents to line the street for Independence Day.

We will be out at 6 p.m. on June 25 to help one another place the flags in the apron along the street.

Poremba: Be on the lookout for ticks this season

I have some news from  a couple of people this week to pass along.

First, I have been told from a reliable source that this summer will be a scary one in terms of ticks.

A friend lives in the country in Rantoul and found a large tick the size of her thumb nail and several smaller ones.

She said to pour alcohol over the ticks and they will fall off. 

Wang: A phone call led to meeting a fellow artist in China

A solo art exhibition of visiting artist Xue Jianhua is on display June 10-July 10, with an artist reception and gallery talk from 4-6 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Asian American Cultural Center of the University of Illinois, located at 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana.

Letters to the Editor: June 14

Would support open investigation

Requirements for Letters to the Editor

Letter writers who wish to submit an epistle regarding a candidate or issue for the April 4 election may do so right up until March 29, the final edition of the Press before the election.

Reeder: Tax increase is not the solution

SPRINGFIELD — Both Republicans and Democrats in Springfield are making noise about raising our taxes, and that just makes me plain nervous.

A tax hike just isn’t the fiscal salve needed to stave the state’s financial woes.

Porter: Don’t listen to that little voice


Rantoul Press columnist

I awoke with a start two hours before my alarm was set to go off. A little voice inside my head said, “You need to get up — now!” There was a sense of urgency.

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