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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:11 am

District 186 pushes for academic excellence

 Anyone who doubts the intellectual powers of public high school students need only watch Ruby Latif teach advanced placement literature to seniors at Southeast High School.The year’s reading l...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:13 am

HISO Music is one man’s dream of helping others’ dreams comes true

 In a long brick building within a rented suite on Yale Boulevard in Springfield’s Harvard Park neighborhood, a quiet, yet profound revolution is underway. Here is the headquarters of HISO (pro...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:12 am

Three fresh voices aim to shake up Springfield’s literary scene

 Poetry is at once the most marginalized and the most accessible of art forms. Pretty much anyone with both a thought and the desire to express it can jot down a few words and head to the local c...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:11 am

Heir to the Post fortune envisioned her Florida estate as a winter White House. Now it is.

 What do Grape Nuts and Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate have in common? They were both created by members of the famous Post family who were born right here in Springfield.Charles W. Post was...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:13 am
 When I first started my journey to fitness and better health almost five years ago, I knew I was overweight. I even had to admit that I was obese, based on my body mass index (BMI) being over 30...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:12 am

One woman’s surprising results

I have lost 40 pounds over the past two years and I work out four to five days a week. When I stepped onto the InBody device, which measures where fat is distributed on your body, I knew in advance, o...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:11 am
Over the past several years, the practice of yoga – derived from a broad range of ancient Indian mental, physical and spiritual practices – has been on the rise as a form of exercise throughout th...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:10 am

If resolutions don’t work, try my Top 10

 It’s that time of year when articles about diets, resolutions, healthy eating and exercise are rampant. Although I’ve been active and generally fit, for several years I made the same resolut...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:09 am

Quell pain and induce healing

A new form of therapy at a local chiropractic office promises to decrease pain and speed up the recovery process. Dr. John Folkerts of Sherman Chiropractic located at 420 Crossing Drive in Sherman is...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:11 am

Faded gem needs direction

Downtown Springfield lacks many things.A hardware store. A movie theater. A college. A dry cleaning shop. Modern parking meters.What it does have are things that no city wants in its urban heart. Vaca...

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