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Poremba: Not so fun traveling in bad weather

On July 13 I went out of town with a few friends, and we had a nice time.

On the way home we were subjected to some of Mother Nature’s wonderful treats.

At my age I thought I had seen it all. Guess again. Lightning was so intense I couldn’t believe it.

The rain and wind were yet another treat, and we were all on a bus.

Visel: Library a place that can take you away

“It isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you — and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.”

Guest commentary: Ex-mayor to writer: I beg your pardon

This open letter in response to the letter published in The Rantoul Press June 22, but which arrived at my home in Tifton, Ga. July 2. It is written on behalf of my friends and co-workers in Rantoul.

Dear Mr. Bottger,

Letter: The trashy side of mandatory garbage service

To the editor:

Like several people in Rantoul I thought the mandatory garbage service was a good idea. I still think this is probably true; however, I’m also hearing about and seeing a less positive outcome.  

Letter: Rantoul showed its patriotism on July 4

To the editor:
I pledge allegiance to the flag. That’s what many Rantoul residents did throughout the week of the 4th of July.

What a wonderful sight to see so much patriotism throughout our village.

I saw flags lining the streets all over town.

Chinese Americans show pride in U.S.

Last week I participated in our nation’s 240th Independence Day celebration and took part in the Champaign County Freedom Celebration parade. The specially designed T-shirt I wore for the parade drew people’s attention and curiosity.

The news is too depressing

I can’t watch the news any more.  I dare not ask what is going on because it feels as if Satan has been loosed on the world.

Children hurting their parents and family members, parents killing their children, and no one knows why floods and horrible storms everywhere.

Please start to pray with your heart in it.

Prepare for large state tax hike

SPRINGFIELD — My disgust with our state’s politicians — both Republicans and Democrats — reached a climax this past week as I watched lawmakers and the governor congratulate themselves for doing next to nothing.

They passed a six-month budget that spends too much and puts off the decision on raising taxes until after the November election.

Expressions: The last good day (Living with Dementia)

She was sitting in the first row of padded stationary chairs that were all lined up in a pattern of slightly uneven rows to accommodate the mix of orthopedic walkers and wheelchairs in the first-floor reception hall of the assisted-living center.

From The Editor: Lovie’s true colors leave Rantoul blue

I’ve been an Illini football fan for as long as I can remember.

It’s not easy being a fan of the Illini. Too many bad seasons sandwiched around the good.