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Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
DANIEL J. "DANNY" HAWKS, JR. Oct. 17, 1945 – Sept. 25, 2018A life well lived is filled with moments sweet and sad, with smiles and sometimes tears, with laughter and friendships, and with good tim...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

Big tree down

EARL LEROY THROOP, SR. July 22, 1944-June 20, 2018Big tree downEverybody called him “Throop,” like that was his first name. He was my tree guy for the past 30 years, as I nurtured properties in a ...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
WENDELL WAYNE HAHN Aug. 2, 1930 – Nov. 12, 2018This is dedicated to Wendell Wayne Hahn, born in Springfield on Aug. 2, 1930. To many he was known as Buzz, but to me he was Grandpa. I didn’t realiz...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:12 am
 This is Roy French’s annual Christmas memoir.It is near midnight in late December. I have just returned home from a country schoolhouse. It is a very old building with uneven floors and drafty...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:07 am
 Mary Poppins Returns is magical“Everything old is new again” seems to be the mantra at Disney Studios where their movies are concerned. Never mind the Marvel Films and Star Wars franchises,...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:06 am

Holiday cocktails warm the soul

 The holidays are upon us, and if you don’t yet need a drink, you will.What with relatives you can’t wish away and kids rip-ripping open packages, then bang-banging drums and bleep-bleeping e...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:05 am
 When the weather outside is frightful, you may be looking for someplace delightful. Head to an indoor botanical garden and you can pretend you are in the tropics without leaving the state.Spring...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 12:08 am

Was it an accident or crime?

She loved horses and the Green Bay Packers. She hated her curly hair. She was in the sixth grade at Gillespie Middle School. She didn’t like to run, but she played soccer anyway.She’s been dead fo...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:12 am
Pet portraits - Photos by Terry Farmer               ...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:11 am
 If you get a kick out of giving your pet a gift, you’re in good company. According to a survey conducted by Rover.com, 95 percent of pet owners said they have purchased a Christmas gift for th...

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