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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:13 am
 Jeff and Lisa Broom are getting ready for another busy autumn in their Carlinville orchard and Farm Market. Customers will head into the orchard for you-pick apple days beginning Labor Day weeke...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:12 am
 The Midwest is rife with simmering discontent and sweet poppy distractions all at the same time. Connections are missed and women have had it with the patriarchy. I’m talking about fall theate...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:11 am

From show tunes to country to punk, seasonal concerts offer something for all tastes

 Does anything go together better than crisp fall weather and live music? The days of sticky, sweaty outdoor festivals are in the past, replaced by cardigans, multicolored leaves and bands hittin...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:10 am

Fall cocktails delight

 Soon, but not just yet, it will be that time of year again.Summer lingers, at least for now, which is a good thing in more ways than one, especially for booze hounds. Margaritas, gin fizzes and...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:13 am

Solar eclipse promises a truly cosmic experience

 “For some people, it is a life-changing event,” said Dr. John C. Martin, associate professor of astronomy-physics at University of Illinois Springfield, regarding the upcoming solar eclipse...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:12 am
 • Fifteen total eclipses have been recorded somewhere in the continental United States in the last 150 years. One that was visible as a partial eclipse in this area happened on Feb. 26, 1979....
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:11 am
Danenberger Family Vineyards: “Soleil Noir – Solar Eclipse Bash” featuring six bands, food, souvenir wine glass and safety glasses. Begins 12 p.m., tickets available at dfv.yapsody.com/event/ind...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:11 am

New Berlin’s Brandon Sheppard is a dirt car king

Yeah, Roy so cool,That racing fool, he don’t know what fear’s about.He do 130 mile an hour, smiling at the cameraWith a toothpick in his mouth.– Jim CroceBefore the evening’s first green flag...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:10 am

When Springfield was chosen as the fair site, fire stations blew their whistles and people danced in the street

 Barkers called out their wares and vaudeville actors entertained spectators while carriages pulled by horses rolled down the street. Then when it was dark enough, balloons attached to small ligh...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:09 am

The Land of Lincoln is the country’s largest de facto nuclear waste dump

 Under a federal measure passed 30 years ago, the spent fuel from America’s nuclear reactors is supposed to be permanently buried out in the Mojave Desert, tucked deep under a mountain, far fro...

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