Blogs & Columns

Pantagraph blogs are written by Pantagraph columnists and staff members. You can leave your comments at the end of individual blog entires by typing in the feedback box at the bottom of the page. To read the combined blog/column page, which has the latest offerings from all our bloggers and columnists in a single listing, click here. Otherwise, pick from the list below.

Note: The blogs have been moved into a different system as of summer 2011. Archived entries from the old system can be found here.

New indicates entry posted in the last 24 hours.

Bill Flick
Go here for all things Flick. Read Flick's blog, News is Stranger than Fiction, and Flick's columns.
Blogging with the 'Birds
Pantagraph beat writers offer insights into Illinois State University athletics.
Next of Kindred
Commentary on sports and life by The Pantagraph's Sports Editor, Randy Kindred.
Edge Blog
Pantagraph beat writers offer news and discussion about the Bloomington Edge indoor football team.
Belters Blog
Pantagraph beat writers offer insights into Normal CornBelters baseball.
Blaze Blog
Pantagraph sports beat writers offer insights into the new Bloomington Blaze hockey team.
Mark Tupper
Mark Tupper of the Decatur Herald & Review, a sister newspaper of The Pantagraph, covers University of Illinois Athletics.
Joe Deacon
Assistant Sports Editor Joe Deacon offers his observations on the world of sports.
Susan Hazlett
Susan Hazlett is a freelance columnist for The Pantagraph. She writes weekly about the triumphs and tribulations of everyday life in Central Illinois.
Dan Craft
Dan Craft is The Pantagraph's entertainment editor. He writes about arts and entertainment.
Kurt Erickson
Kurt Erickson covers politics from Lee Enterprises' Statehouse bureau in Springfield.
Green Thumb Gardening
Kelly Allsup is the University of Illinois Horticulture Educator serving Livingston, McLean and Woodford counties.
Food and Nutrition
Jenna Smith is a nutrition and wellness educator for the University of Illinois Extension, McLean County. She writes about food for The Pantagraph.
Hearts at Home
Hearts at Home's mission is to encourage, educate, and equip every mom in every season of motherhood using Christian values to strengthen families.
Ask a Vet
Dr. Tim Anderson, a veterinarian at Hawthorne Park Animal Care Center in Bloomington, answers questions and writes about pet-related issues.
Bill Kemp
Bill Kemp is the award-winning historian and archivist for the McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington. His column appears weekly.
Steve Vogel
Steve Vogel is a longtime resident of the Twin Cities with a strong background in news gathering and, later, as an executive at State Farm. His column on various issues of the day appears each Saturday on the Opinion page of The Pantagraph and on
From the Pulpit
From the Pulpit is written by a mix of Pantagraph-area pastors on issues of faith.