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Thursday, May 19, 2011 04:38 am
Like other members of the Baha’i faith living in the United States, my heart was deeply touched 20 years ago when the U.S. Baha’i council issued its historic call-to-action entitled “...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:10 am
Well before the catastrophe at Fukushima began unfolding, a familiar word was heard in discussions about plans to build a new generation of reactors in this country. That word: risk. With President Ob...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 03:56 pm
Recently I was a panelist for a meeting of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago youth summit on the question of casino expansion. The premise was that gambling expansion would bring more mo...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 03:20 pm
Our political impasse remains unchanged. When Republicans hold offices, Democrats grab their popcorn, withhold their talent, time and treasure, and watch the failures as entertainment. When Democrats ...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 03:20 pm
I recently ran for the District 186 School Board and lost by 53 votes in a very close election when 28 percent voted in Springfield. Having read ‘Undercount’ by  James Krohe Jr. [Apri...
Thursday, April 14, 2011 03:20 pm
The history of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, like its members, is a noble one. The earliest organization can be traced back to 1899 in Ohio, where veterans, deriving from the Spanish-American War (189...
Thursday, April 7, 2011 03:20 pm

Share-A-Meal on April 12 supports local organizations

Would you rather attend a stuffy fundraising dinner with a group of people you don’t know, or enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends at a great restaurant of your choice and still suppor...
Thursday, March 31, 2011 05:42 am
I would like to introduce you to Ruth Mae Bollhorst. Ruth is an amazing woman who went to school, helped her parents around the family home, got married and left home. Why does that make her so amazin...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:30 pm
Let’s face it. The government really doesn’t want you, the taxpayer, knowing what it’s doing with your money. It really doesn’t. In the newspaper business, we deal with it all ...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 05:50 am
No matter what you think about Tim Davlin’s effectiveness as our mayor, no one should question the success of his efforts to clean and green Springfield. But we have to wonder how many people (i...


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