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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 08:55 am

Finding wellness in relationships

This is an abridged version of a talk delivered Nov. 17 by Kathryn Pearson at the Sangamon County Medical Society’s Physician Wellness Conference. How are food, money and sexuality related to ou...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 06:33 am

Local doc gets fit so that his patients will, too

Lately, Dr. Craig Backs’ patients have been asking him if he’s all right. Backs lost more than 50 pounds over the past few months, but he’s not fighting cancer or some other disease....
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 05:38 am

Bolster your strength, stamina and well-being

Springfield Bicycle ClubLearn about the club’s local and out-of-town rides and events for all skill levels. Each ride meets at a different location, time and day of the week. Visit spfldcycling....
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 09:27 pm

Six steps to resuscitating your goals

Here’s a simple step that you can take to get your goals back on track if you’ve found that they’ve been slipping recently.1. Start over. Get up. Continue. People find that being &ld...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 09:25 pm
Lou Murphy has lived with fitness buffs her whole life. Her son, LaVearal Maxeiner, who is a fitness trainer, had encouraged her for years to start a fitness routine, and her late husband, Dave Murphy...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 06:09 am

A high school reinvents itself with a big pot of money

The halls of Lanphier High School are strangely quiet. About 1,100 students file through the school’s maze of corridors several times each day, bringing the usual sounds of slamming lockers, cha...
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...

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