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Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 03:59 pm

When too many play it safe, honesty is the best policy.

The year 2012 was much like many others in recent memory on the United States film scene. The summer was dominated by superhero extravaganzas. (The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises were the year&rsq...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 06:04 pm

Dec. 18, 1964 – Sept. 17, 2012

Remembering Becky is an everyday thing. When someone made you laugh so much it hurt, you want to bring back that memory as much as possible. I heard of her passing and I had to wrap my brain around it...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 05:55 pm

MARY LEE LEAHY April 28, 1940-Dec. 12, 2012

Mary Lee Leahy fought for underdogs.Best known for representing state workers in a landmark Supreme Court decision that ended overt patronage in government, the Springfield attorney who succumbed to p...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 05:43 pm
I am honoring my grandmother, Margaret E. VanGeison from Pawnee, who was born on Sept. 30, 1913, and passed away on Oct. 17, 2012. Margaret was 99 years young when she left this earth to be with her h...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 05:03 pm

CHARLES E. ROBBINS Sept. 18, 1934 – April 30, 2012

When a powerful tornado clawed its way through Springfield in 2006, Charles Robbins could have made a fortune selling real estate to homeowners and business owners whose buildings were destroyed. Inst...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 03:58 pm

GROVER E. EVERETT Nov. 3, 1941-Nov. 15, 2012

Grover Everett had at least one James Bond moment.It came at a Lincoln air show in 1988, while Everett was still in his skydiving phase. He was second in line, jumping right after someone who was goin...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 12:45 pm

June 6, 1954 – Sept. 7, 2012

What makes my grandmother special to me is the unconditional love she shared with me and our family. By this, she will never be forgotten. My grandmother was a woman you could never get by with disres...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 09:00 am

SHARY ELIZABETH ALWARDT March 4, 1989-Nov. 16, 2012

Shary Elizabeth Alwardt never gave up.She was born with a hole in her heart, which was bad enough. She also had pulmonary hypertension, a rare condition in which arteries that carry blood to the lungs...


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