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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Keeping track of 18 nieces and nephews was a big part of life in Springfield

 Ask someone how many children Abraham Lincoln had and they are likely to answer correctly (four) and will probably be able to name some if not all of them: Robert (born 1843, the only one to sur...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am

Electricity may soon get cleaner … and a lot more expensive

 Climate change is happening already, and climate scientists say the more the globe heats up, the more humans will suffer.Summer heat will last longer and bring hotter average temperatures. Wildf...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am

For quilts, family-style food and Amish heritage, visit Shipshewana, Indiana

 The horse’s hooves clip-clop along the pavement, pulling the black buggy in the early morning mist. The aroma of cinnamon rolls and berry pie wafts from the bakery, tempting all who pass by. H...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Ever since humans could stand upright and walk, they would create paths to destinations that attracted them out of necessity or curiosity. Except for paved roads, things have changed little in s...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 09:34 am

Eric Welch’s passion project celebrates music and charity

 Twenty years ago, Eric Welch had a vision. “I was 21 years old,” he recalls, “and I’d started going out to the bars and seeing local bands that I was thrilled by. Then I would go downtow...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

The national scandal hits home. An underfunded overworked health care system needs reform.

 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs scandal is starting to hit closer to home. It was late 2013 when Dr. Sam Foote filed a complaint with the VA Office of Inspector General and met with news...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

Sign up for one of these events, then train for it. If you enter, you’re a winner.

 When life gets busy, staying fit often takes a back seat. But there’s an easy way to stay committed to your workout: sign up for a race.Simply wanting to be in shape will only get you so far,...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
Assumption Fest6-11 p.m. Thursday, June 26; 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday, June 27; 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28Here’s a festival that’s been going on and growing for more than 80 years. Origin...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
 You read his poems in school and you have heard his name all of your life. If you are curious like I was about this man who composed folk songs and wrote poems, books about Lincoln and children�...

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