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Thursday, May 20, 2004 04:49 am
The decade of the 1930s marked the halcyon days of radio. Television was still a novelty, while radio technology had progressed to a high level of sophistication, allowing for not only both liv...
Thursday, April 29, 2004 07:26 am
Justin Taft, well-known Sangamon County farmer and former Clerk of the Supreme Court, recently published a semi-autobiographical look back at his 80-plus years in a book entitled As I Saw It --...
Friday, April 23, 2004 03:10 pm
James R. "Bud" Fitzpatrick (1895-82), owner and publisher of the Springfield Citizens Tribune, kept a plaque on his office desk that bore this quotation: "There is nothing so powerful as an ide...
Thursday, April 8, 2004 07:29 am
At the corner of 12th and Reynolds, hard by what was once the site of the John Hay Homes, stands the former residence and business of August Rechner Sr., a native of Baden, Germany, who emigrated fro...
Thursday, March 18, 2004 10:33 pm
Just a few years ago, when our kids were still quite little, our family was watching an old black-and-white television program when my daughter allowed that she wasn't altogether enjoying the show. W...
Thursday, March 4, 2004 08:30 pm
Fans of such insipid pop-culture TV fare as Fear Factor, Survivor, American Idol and other staged, stultifying and overly orchestrated pabulum so mind-numbingly vacuous that you can actually fe...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 05:02 am
In the days before television talk shows, cooking shows and HGTV -- indeed, in the days before television itself -- the American woman, who was almost always a housewife, had a limited network ...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004 01:39 am
Susan Lawrence Dana is best remembered for her Springfield home, designed by the young Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1883, the young Susan Lawrence married Edwin Dana, who worked with Susan's father...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 02:20 pm
On June 18, 1945, Dick Schofield, a ten-year-old fourth grader from Harvard Park School, had the opportunity to meet the state's top elected official, Gov. Dwight Green. Schofield, a representa...

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