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Last week was the first time in my young career that I have had the opportunity to cover a game every single day.
With conference tournaments underway and still regular season games going on, there was no shortage of competition. And it was phenomenal.
Out of the six games I watched, two on Saturday, five of them were either thrilling, entertaining or down-to-the-wire.
When I came here just more than 10 years ago, I knew we’d have a challenge, but I was up for anything at that point in my life. I’d gone into other operations for other companies to fix newspapers, and while it was never easy, it was rewarding.
I knew one thing going in — The News-Gazette was a great company, and there were few left like it in the nation.
When I turn on the evening news and see all the people demonstrating such hate toward one another, it reminds me of what Sister LaGuardia told me back in 1940s Brooklyn.
This is what she said about Our Lord and his palate of paint as our conversation grew:
By MIKE FRERICHS
For Rantoul Press
Serving as treasurer of Illinois, is one of the greatest honors. I am humbled by the various ways we help Illinoisans.
By DAVE PORTER
For Rantoul Press
Admittedly, I’ve always been a bit of a name dropper. In the news business, there tends to be a lot of trading on relationships. I suppose that’s true in a lot of businesses.
By KELLIE WAHL
Rantoul Press columnist
It’s here! Another year sweeps in, and there’s a twinkle in the eyes of all the dreamers, believers and those looking for a second chance to get things just right.
To the editor:
I am writing this letter to warn people. If you are injured in a fall and go to the emergency room as I was in the beginning of October, I was in such pain I had no words to try and explain
We called an ambulance, and my son Mark and my husband drove down behind the ambulance.
During my time as a sports editor and football beat writer at Illinois State University’s campus newspaper, The Vidette, I had my share of unique and entertaining stories to cover.
“Libraries are always bigger on the inside because every book has an entire world inside of it.”
During my winter break off from college, my father was curating an art exhibition to celebrate the University of Illinois’ development and milestones in honor of its 150th anniversary. He asked my opinion on one of the pieces to be presented in the exhibition.