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Culinary medicine — where health meets food

By Karen Ackerman Witter The medical community is typically better at intervention than prevention. Culinary medicine is an emerging field to get health care practitioners actively engaged with patients on issues related to diet. There is good reason to do so. In the U.S., 96 million people have prediabetes, and eight out of 10 don’t [...]

By |September 6th, 2022|Categories: Featured Article|0 Comments

BLH Computers recycles electronic waste for customers near and far

By Karen Ackerman Witter BLH Computers, Inc. is the largest computer and electronics recycling facility in the area. Many individuals take their outdated electronics to BLH in Laketown Shopping Center on Stevenson Drive. BLH also has facilities in Taylorville and Jacksonville. In 2021, BLH collected 3.1 million pounds of material, of which 2.4 million pounds [...]

By |August 1st, 2022|Categories: Article, Business News|0 Comments

Q&A with Michelle Tjelmeland

By David Blanchette   Michelle Tjelmeland has started two businesses and a nonprofit, all while being profoundly deaf. She hears only through the technology of a cochlear implant, and now works to provide cochlear implants for deaf people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford them. She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern [...]

By |July 29th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|1 Comment

Family is at the center of Dan Deweese Painting and Wood Finishing

By Pamela Savage In January of 1978, Rich Deweese founded R.L. Deweese Painting and Decorating. Deweese did not have any experience as a painter, and he had no intention of becoming a painter. However, he was searching for a career opportunity, and that’s where the story gets interesting. Deweese’s wife, Susan, was attending a women’s [...]

By |July 11th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Q&A with Ruby Davis

By David Blanchette Ruby Davis was born in Mississippi, where she worked chopping cotton before leaving home at age 15 to get married. Two years later, her mother and sister were killed in a car accident, and her father died the following year. Those experiences of loss inspired her to work with other grieving families. [...]

By |July 11th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|0 Comments