Extension seeking young inventors for ‘The Next Big Thing’ workshop

    The University of Illinois Extension Office in Cass, Morgan, and Greene Counties is bringing “The Next Big Thing” to the region with six courses being offered this summer to youth entering grades 5-8.
    “The Next Big Thing” is an entrepreneurship workshop that introduces students to the concepts of marketing, research, financing, product development, and making a profit.
    The courses are two hours per day for five days, culminating in the production of a commercial for the new or improved product designed by the students.  All materials and light refreshments are provided.  To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.


    Recently, two friends explained to me that my article published on Feb. 6 hurt and angered many folks in the community, veterans in particular. I’m thankful they cared enough to come to me.