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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...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 01:49 pm
I washed two loads of laundry one weekend while trying to follow the unfolding events in Egypt, Bahrain and Wisconsin.A label on my running shorts – “Made in Egypt” – caught my...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 04:50 pm
The media continue to publish inaccurate statements about the pension systems in Illinois. I would like to set the record straight.What is TRS? The Teachers’ Retirement System - established in 1...


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