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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 newyears poem #11  you may have stacks of moldering dishes piles ofdisheveled clutter a hamper of odorous garments a carfull of indescribable litter snow to shovel letters to tendbills dema...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

While the Spanish club met, poet John Knoepfle wrote essays from downtown Springfield

 A benign rainbow trout sits comfortably – as best a trout can – before its coffee cup, smelling a lily. Yes, it’s our favorite trout from the mural painted by Julie Hulvey that once graced...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 This Saturday, Jan. 10, join the Illinois State Museum for another fun “Super Saturday” themed event. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., children ages 3-8 and their families will enjoy learning about t...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 The Randy Dandies are a burlesque sketch comedy troupe based out of St. Louis. They have been dazzling live audiences with their zany, interactive stage shows for the past five years. Each Randy...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 A fun skating event hosted by Springfield’s only female roller derby team, Midstate Mayhem. The “Fresh Meat” program is created especially for women ages 18 and up with all levels of skill...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 There’s no denying that Democrats took a drubbing at the polls in 2014. Running cautious campaigns and shying away from Obamacare, Wall Street regulation, the anti-fracking movement, immigrati...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 There’s little doubt that the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka would’ve continued her straight-talking ways during a Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner administration. Topinka was “good copy” for...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 Well, it’s that time again. After all the holiday feasting, many folks (myself included) want to counter the effect of all those cookies, eggnog and other indulgences.Over the years I’ve bec...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 Young women receive a lot of messages through popular culture about who they should be, and often the message amounts to “always be physically attractive.” The pressure and unrealistic expec...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 When the people tasked with keeping us healthy ask how they can help, the answer can make a lot of difference. That’s the hope of the 2015 Community Needs Assessment, undertaken by the Sangamo...

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