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Mahalia Jackson, one of the most notable gospel artists of our time, pens the song “If I Can Help Somebody.” The last two lines in the chorus of this song are poignant and read as follows: “If I can help somebody, as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

Two members of the school board resigned last week. Bill Dobbles and Lon Henderson have served the Danville education system in several ways beyond their tenure on the school board. Their service is distinguished and both voices shall be missed.

President Biden asked OPEC and Russia to increase oil production to help us out. Both countries refused and said "no." The XL Pipeline was stopped by him, so now our gas prices here will escalate.

Danville is taking the pride out of itself. They don’t want hard-working individuals that take pride in their accomplishments. They take the American dream away from individuals who want to make a better life for their kids. They tell people you “are not allowed to provide for your family.”

A 1976 cartoon showed presidential candidates Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford in a boxing ring punching themselves in the jaw, their respective gloves labeled for some vocal gaffe each made on the stump.

I’m not sure if hypersonic missiles or Iran’s drones have a chance of first strike capability. If so, or if some countries will think so, and/or don’t fear a second strike, then we need to take preventative steps.

A special thanks to our sponsors, patrons, volunteers and vendors who made Balloons Over Vermilion just the right medicine for Vermilion County and the surrounding area this past weekend. After a year of isolation and frustration for many, Friday night saw thousands of patrons, outside, toge…

Just once I wish the nightly news could get through an evening without warning us that some images may disturb certain viewers. Those stories humble me and prod my conscience. But that’s not the point, is it?

The pandemic has affected all areas of our lives. The Postal Service has attempted to curtail some office hours for the public to access their inside postal mail boxes and stamp windows.

Comrade, does anyone know who we are? When some politician brings an issue up about the border wall, another politician will object, saying, “This is not who we are.”

Fireworks are on the minds of many, with the July 4th holiday fast approaching. The Illinois Insurance Association and its member companies encourage residents to remember that fireworks are dangerous explosives that need to be handled with extreme caution.

Vermilion County is 99th in health out of 103 counties. The public health department here surfaces weekly only to announce new deaths even as thousands sickened.

I went to Danville High School and later to the University of Illinois with one of the area’s most unrecognized celebrities, Irving Azoff. Mr. Azoff was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.

The Champaign lady with the snarky attitude toward those concerned about carcinogens in the coal ash (including me) had a bright idea about gaining good from the bad instead of just carping about the waste, suggesting that someone figure out how to harvest rare earths from the waste.

All children need the love and support of a family to grow into healthy, productive adults. When children are abused or neglected and cannot stay safely in their homes, The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) turns to foster parents to become part of a team to help the…

With deep sadness and equally deep appreciation, I write this “goodbye” to Judy Turner who just passed away. Judy Turner taught many thousands of young people for over 50 years at Schlarman High School, Oakwood High School and Danville Area Community College in Dual Enrollment classes.

History books are filled with people accomplishing what once was believed impossible.

We’re all bad at something. I struggled with math growing up. Even today, I’ll wake up in the middle of the night, heart a-flutter in a fetal position after dreaming that I forgot to study for an algebra test.

This is in response to several editorials, including Everytown for Gun Safety and the Commercial-News, after the Indy FedEx shooting. “Indiana’s Red Flag law is broken!! Fix it!”

British political journalist Mehdi Hasan raised an interesting point in a recent interview with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. In discussing Donald Trump’s second impeachment Trial, Hasan suggested that over time, the media, numb to Trump’s low standards, star…

Due to the nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic, many Vermilion County businesses have lost a great deal of money or closed, employees lost their jobs and everyone has suffered some type of hardship.

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