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Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

KEITH RICHARD RODERICK Feb. 26, 1953-March 11, 2014

 Keith Roderick was no ordinary preacher.On the one hand, he served as a priest in Episcopalian parishes throughout central and southern Illinois, low-key enough that his name rarely appeared in...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

ROBERT “BOB” FOLDER Oct. 26, 1936-Nov. 6, 2014

 Catching fish takes patience. Knowledge. And lures – lots of lures.By those standards, Robert “Bob” Folder had it all. Thanks to him, Springfield became known worldwide as a source for som...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

JOHN BERT WALLENSTEIN April 3, 1942-Aug. 7, 2014

 John Wallenstein is one of those people you meet who was private. But as you became acquainted with John, you discovered he was friendly, highly professional and took joy in exceeding the expect...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

BOB MURRAY July 4, 1947 - Feb. 26, 2014

 When Bob Murray passed away this year we lost more than a voice – and what a voice. The familiar tones of a friend who always greeted you warmly and happily, no matter whether it had been year...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

CECIL KENNETH “TUCK” BELTON Nov. 2, 1922-Jan. 15, 2014

 Tuck Belton’s fifth mission over northern Germany in January 1945 was supposed to be a snap, the bomber pilot from Jerome later recalled, with neither antiaircraft fire nor enemy fighters expe...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
About the issueHere once again is our “Remembering” issue. We devote the last issue of the year to in-depth obituaries of some of the local people who have died in the past year. There is no attem...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

A Christmas memoir

 It was a year past her leaving that Anna made her request, a simple thing and reasonable, that William bring with him the spatula, the one with the red handle. “I kept it in the drawer by the...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am

The perfect food-focused presents for the person who lives in the kitchen

 The holidays are a special time for foodies. From elaborate holiday meals to elegant cocktail parties to extensive holiday desserts, this is a time where foodies can shine. It’s only natural t...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
Hobbit: Armies  finally gets us back againAnd so, Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films have come to an end…at least I think they have. With these movies and the director’s Lord of the Rings feature...


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