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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:05 am
The last of three defendants in a murder case pleaded guilty this week in the 2014 killing of Justin Sharp, a 24-year-old purported marijuana dealer who was found shot to death in a yard on the 2700 b...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:05 am

How to talk to kids about politics

 Mike Lockenour talked about politics a lot when he was young. He remembers Walter Cronkite’s voice explaining Vietnam, Watergate, Iran-Contra. He learned about current events once a day, in bl...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:04 am

Concussions, brain injuries and kids

 March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Brain Injury Network, acquired brain injury (ABI) can result from medical conditions like strokes, meningitis, aneurisms, brain tumors or...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:03 am
 We spend a lot of time covering the nightclubs in this column, and rightfully so, since a good deal of our live music scene stems from gigs in the bars. But bands and artists continue to make mu...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:03 am

Ten-year-old Macie Rolf has a bright future

 Five years ago, Springfield resident Macie Rolf decided to figure skate. Since then, she has won Upper Great Lakes Region gold medals two years in a row, placed fourth at sectionals, and qualifi...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:02 am
 With a new album out (Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show released on Feb. 3) featuring production work by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth and new member Arthur Lee Land (guitar, banjo, vocal...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:02 am

Battling germs this cold season

 Yes, cold season is upon us. But fear not. While you may want to keep your child in a bubble to avoid germs altogether, it wouldn’t do much for anyone’s sanity. There are plenty of more effe...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:01 am
2 YY U R2 YY U BI C U R2 YY for me.see we had texting when I was a kid this was rampant in autograph books there was later but still long agoa published book of letter-stories called I think A B ...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:01 am

Valentine’s Day recommendations

 Champagne is a classic choice for Valentine’s Day, and it, along with other sparkling wines like cava, prosecco and moscato d’Asti, are some of the most versatile wines to enjoy and pair wit...

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