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Thursday, July 21, 2005 12:00 am
A surly old-timer named Deere disrupted a carefully choreographed square dance last month at the Montgomery County Fair — and the audience was thrilled. The interrup
Thursday, June 2, 2005 12:00 am
Until the last decade or so, most of us had a relative who lived on a farm. Many of our genealogical roots are sunk deep into the land. This connection to the soil has become
Thursday, June 2, 2005 12:00 am
Looking for a day trip that offers history, a love story with a boy-gets-girl ending, and a self-made man who makes good — along with some Lincoln lore? The Tinker Swis
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, April 21, 2005 12:00 am
Marla Brotherton already was well known for her specialty chocolates when she and her husband, Greg, opened In Good Taste, their candy shop in Taylorville. But the coupleR
Thursday, June 3, 2004 12:00 am
Once the school doors close, summer travel fever strikes with a vengeance and travelers such as my family hit the road. Although it's a bit of a drive -- four or five hours north of Chicago --
Thursday, June 3, 2004 12:00 am
Gas prices are through the roof, and you're not inclined to zip across the country to take in the sights. Luckily, there are plenty of unique places to visit within an hour's drive of the capit
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 12:00 am

The lost art of window washing

For the last 12 years, Mike Chase has been cleaning the windows of the Great Western Railroad Depot, where Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd, and their children bid farewell to Springfield before head
Earth Talk
Thursday, May 8, 2003 12:00 am
For years ethanol has been touted as a homegrown solution to satisfy America's unquenchable thirst for oil. It's made from renewable sources--any substance with sufficient amounts of sugar, or materia
Tuesday, May 6, 2003 12:00 am

Former newsman finally tells his favorite tale

Sometimes real-life stories are so big they seem to be fiction. That's what strikes you while reading Taylor Pensoneau's latest book, Brother's Notorious, The Sheltons: Southern Illinois' Ledendary Ga


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