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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

Sign up for one of these events, then train for it. If you enter, you’re a winner.

 When life gets busy, staying fit often takes a back seat. But there’s an easy way to stay committed to your workout: sign up for a race.Simply wanting to be in shape will only get you so far,...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
Assumption Fest6-11 p.m. Thursday, June 26; 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday, June 27; 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28Here’s a festival that’s been going on and growing for more than 80 years. Origin...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
 You read his poems in school and you have heard his name all of your life. If you are curious like I was about this man who composed folk songs and wrote poems, books about Lincoln and children�...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

The Kibbe Hancock Museum, “Where local history comes alive”

 Head west, young man or woman! About 100 miles northwest of Springfield there is an interesting museum, the Kibbe Hancock Museum, with the motto, “Where Local History Comes Alive.”The Kibbe...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
 It was a weekend getaway for me as I decided to make my way down to southwestern Illinois and southeastern Missouri to get a little French history lesson. I didn’t know what to expect as I sta...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

Travel Lincoln’s path to the Lincoln Log Cabin

 Abraham Lincoln’s legacy is found not just in Springfield but throughout central Illinois, where he practiced law and traveled to many locations, including Coles County. While he was in Coles...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 08:39 am
No matter what your taste in theater might be, whether it’s light musical comedy, modern musical bombast, prize-winning drama, kid-friendly shows or Pythonesque parody, at least one of the regio...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:55 pm

Springfield’s race schedule is crazy!

The gallons of sweat, aching muscles and months of training have led to this: race day. You’re at the starting line with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of other people, your mind amped up an...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:42 pm
Sunshine, flowers and, of course, furry creatures make kids and adults alike light up. This year winter’s grip was a tight one, increasing our longing to shed the coats and head outside. In earl...

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