Porter: I’ve never been this sick before in my entire life


Rantoul Press columnist

Now that my wife and I are putting out three newspapers a week, some of my friends have asked, “What happens if you get hit by a bus?”

Letter to the Editor: Jan. 17

Thank you to the Gifford music department

To the editor:

I just want to say on behalf of being resident of Gifford, a big thank you to the music department of Gifford Grade School for last month’s Christmas program.

Poremba: ‘He was always with a smile and will be missed’

I am asking for prayers for Connie Franzen. She has lost her father, Wayne Rasmus.

I always enjoyed talking to him. He was always with a smile, and will be missed .

Reeder: Vote for the person, not just the party

SPRINGFIELD – Cheri Bustos, my favorite Democrat in Congress, has stirred things up this week with a report on how Democrats can carry rural areas that favored Donald Trump in 2016.

It’s not a particularly complicated formula: focus on the economy, don’t get distracted by ancillary issues and meet people where they are.

Fogal: Winter challenging time at SHARE


Rantoul Press columnist

DEWEY — 2017 was a challenging year in that we rescued several starving, neglected horses at Society for Hooved Animals Rescue and Emergency in rural Dewey.

Wang: Rantoul's Larkin a life-long learner

During my teaching of The 150 years University of Illinois art course for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute last fall, one of the students, Joe Larkin, showed me a Chinese Yi Xin teapot and asked me to interpret/explain the Chinese poem engraved on the teapot for him.

Reeder: Candidate favors paring number of school districts

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has too many school districts, taxpayers pay way too many administrators and our children are suffering for it.

Porter: I resolve to make no new resolutions

By DAVID PORTER/Rantoul Press columnist

It’s that time again to make our New Year’s resolutions. I don’t make resolutions, but I think about them. I find that resolutions are much easier to live up to if I don’t actually make them.

Letter: Thank you to a Good Samaritan

To the editor:

On Thursday, Dec. 28, I pulled into the back parking lot of Wave Lynx Beauty Salon for a 9 a.m. appointment.

I backed into a parking spot and went off of the edge of the plowed blacktop and into a snow bank.

In trying to get out, I ended up spinning my wheels a couple of times with no luck. I was stuck.

Pace: People are watching you

We can all make a difference in the world we live in, and we must choose to do our best. I am one, but there are so many others in my life who inspire me to be the best Christian I can be.

It does not mean that I am perfect. It just means they notice the transformation. Unconditional love is a God thing, and I choose to love all unconditionally.

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