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Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
Compiler’s note: Chronicling human folly gets harder every year because as foibles proliferate, the odd seems commonplace. These unbelievable-but-true news stories, however, stand out as the year’...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 01:34 pm

Secretary of 33 years receives special gift as she retires

Doris Teyshak didn't miss a single day of work in her 33 years as secretary for Springfield attorney Randy Wolter. So when she retired, Wolter decided to send her off in style....
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

A Christmas memoir

 It was a year past her leaving that Anna made her request, a simple thing and reasonable, that William bring with him the spatula, the one with the red handle. “I kept it in the drawer by the...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

The perfect food-focused presents for the person who lives in the kitchen

 The holidays are a special time for foodies. From elaborate holiday meals to elegant cocktail parties to extensive holiday desserts, this is a time where foodies can shine. It’s only natural t...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
Hobbit: Armies  finally gets us back againAnd so, Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films have come to an end…at least I think they have. With these movies and the director’s Lord of the Rings feature...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 Hold onto to your holiday hats everyone; we are in for a wild and wooly ride down entertainment row as the gigs pile up like presents under some lucky folks Christmas tree. Congratulations are i...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 JONESIN’ FOR JAMESMany thanks to Tom Irwin for the great article on our new Springfield resident, Mr. James Armstrong. (“At home with the blues,” Dec. 11.)After reading the article, I deci...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield-based IIAA uses sports as therapy

 Urgent shouts and the squeak of sneakers fill the basketball courts on the second floor of Gold’s Gym in Springfield. Volleyball nets span four courts, each filled with teenagers. Their eyes a...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Wrongful death case against sheriff’s office in jeopardy

 A wrongful death case against the Sangamon County sheriff’s office has stalled, and the case may end with neither a verdict nor settlement.Attorneys representing the estate of Patrick Burns, w...

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