The world's largest cheeseburger weighed how much?
Steve Eighinger

The world's largest cheeseburger weighed how much?

We're coming up to one my favorite holidays. May 28 is National Hamburger Day, which is always a cause for celebration.

Letters

Expanding existing pipeline cheaper, safer than truck, rail

The use of hydraulic fracturing to extract oil from shale -- fracking -- has made America the world's largest oil producer. Domestic oil production is roughly 13 million barrels a day, up from 5 million in 2008.

My view: Taking time to reflect on JWCC
Opinion

My view: Taking time to reflect on JWCC

For the past four years, I have written during the month of April sharing with our community some highlights as we celebrated national community college month. Well, April has come and gone, and we sure did not celebrate community college month in an ordinary way.

Herald-Whig View

Cooler heads must prevail as next phase approaches

WHILE WE wait to hear whether the state will move to the next phase of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan later this month, we are being serenaded on all sides by a chorus of increasingly erratic voices. First, we have a few things to make clear.

Your Turn/Susie Wray
Your Turn

Your Turn/Susie Wray

Susie Wray, 38, lives in Ursa and while growing up, she was active in 4-H, FFA and showing cattle. Wray, her husband Scott (married 15 years) and children Cole, 12, and Emily, 10, are grain and livestock farmers. She works at Ursa Farmers Coop.

Letters

Grandmother had a colorful phrase to describe Trump

Thinking of President Donald Trump. I'm reminded of another of Grandmother's sayings.

Ahhh ... remembering the days of Bobo Brazil and the coco butt
Steve Eighinger

Ahhh ... remembering the days of Bobo Brazil and the coco butt

The longer this self-quarantining continues to drag on, the more I am finding myself revisiting an old friend. Since we spend most of our time these days in some manor of informal lockdown, I have been watching an extraordinary amount of television.

Letters

Carefully consider war vets who protected your rights

I am a physician at a long-term care facility responsible for the lives of 400 elderly war veterans. Healthwise, they are a vulnerable population.

Fauci the new Cronkite?
Steve Eighinger

Fauci the new Cronkite?

If there has been a rock star emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is Dr. Anthony Fauci. The rather diminutive expert on infectious diseases has come to be a reassuring presence in those daily televised coronavirus briefings.

Herald-Whig View

Local plan to restart economy deserves a second look from governor

An independent spirit has long driven local actions. It's time to let West-Central Illinois lead the way in data-driven reopening.

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