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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 12:09 am

A crowded field for municipal races

 If you think there are a lot of politicians on the make in Springfield, you’d be right.Thirty-two candidates are vying for 13 municipal offices in the upcoming April 2 municipal election. Thre...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 12:08 am

What the state report card doesn’t tell you about Harvard Park

 “If you spend any time with these kids, your heart will melt. You look at these kids, some as poor as church mice, and they’re learning, they’re excited.”Those are the words of Harvard P...
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 03:11 pm

April 23, 1956 – August 2, 2018

accomplishments and involvement in the community.  Most will remember him as a small business owner, church deacon, fraternity man, or depending on how...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:11 am
 The thought has crossed my mind that perhaps my indifference to so many movies this year may be due to the fact that I’ve simply seen too many films. Could the burnout I’ve been warned about...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:10 am
Movies are about moments – big moments that erase our cynicism about cinema and remind us of its capacity to dazzle as well as touch us. This happens in a way only possible with a medium that seamle...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

First Lady of Independent Living

 If you ever wanted to find Ann Ford, chances are you could find her scooting around the Capitol. Ford, who had contracted polio at the age of 5, used a scooter to get around, but that never stop...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

Life in the shadow of history

 Decades before Donald Trump singled out his own “enemies of the people,” my proudly Lithuanian father Vince found out just how dangerous that label could be in the hands of Soviet dictator J...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

A spiritual giant

 Paul Sims held the highly respected titles of Reverend, Doctor, United Methodist District Superintendent and Assistant to the Bishop. But, other titles reveal more about the life of this remarka...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

He changed the banks of the river

 It’s a near certainty that at some point in our lives, each of us meets someone whose impact on us is profound. I am not talking about our grandparents. I am talking about someone who arrives...


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