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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 12:13 pm

The small events that shaped a great life, set to verse

Untitled Document For the fourth year, we’re delighted to present poems about Abraham Lincoln’s life, written by author and professor Dan Guillory as though the Great...
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 02:32 pm

A former king of comedy finds a new way to make people happy

At the height of his career, in the 1980s, he was a headliner. He had audiences all across the country rolling in the aisles. He shared stages with Jerry Seinfeld and Huey Lewis, partied with Joe Wals...
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 01:18 pm

Local businessman sees historical value in Lincoln-era checkbooks

A checkbook is a fairly uninteresting document, a record of expenditures that offers, at best, a narrow glimpse into its owner’s activities. But when the checkbook was the property of a friend a...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005 07:09 am

Grandmother’s memories of lives extinguished in 1945

The June day is perfect for a wedding — bright sunshine, water merrily cascading from the large metal statutes in the fountain, a slight breeze playing with the bride’s dark hair...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005 02:48 am

State Museum found a champion in 1906

I don’t know for sure whether history repeats itself, but I do know this: What goes around comes around. Nearly 100 years ago, on Nov. 27, 1907, Professor Alja Robins...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005 01:45 pm

Veteran, one of five brothers who served, witnessed end of World War II

His life today is simple and quiet. His days are spent in the tiny town of Fillmore, Ill., where he was born more than eight decades ago. But in an instant, Morgan Evans can return to anothe...
Thursday, June 30, 2005 08:11 pm
Last year, Dan Hillis — a local attorney who is originally from Binghamton, N.Y. — purchased a home on South Douglas Avenue that he is now in the process of renov...
Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:25 pm
When the family and friends of Olga McAnarney gathered during Christmas week last year to mourn her death, the traditional repast after the burial was an occasion that reunit...
Thursday, June 9, 2005 02:48 am
In the hot summer of 1904, Springfield photographer Guy Mathis sallied forth from his downtown offices above Coe’s Book Store at Fifth and Monroe streets in his ...
Thursday, April 28, 2005 02:42 am
The Rev. Dr. James H. Magee (1839-1912) is one of the most interesting, yet obscure, characters in Springfield history. Were it not for a semiautobiographical book he publish...

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