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Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

Two little girls

 Sparkling blue eyes. Fabulous smiles. Mischievous little sisters. Though they never met in person, Karly Pearce and Charlee Walton had many similarities. Heartbreakingly, the 6-year-olds are lin...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

He put central Illinois on stage

KEN BRADBURY Nov. 7, 1949 – Nov. 18, 2018He put central Illinois on stageIn the late 80s I directed a play at Fulton County Playhouse near Bryant. I was away after the play opened and received a cal...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

Champion for the arts

KAY FEURER March 19, 1935-Oct. 18, 2018Champion for the arts“Kay Feurer loved and appreciated the arts,” says Grace Nanavati, director emeritus of the Springfield Ballet Company (SBC). “She left...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

“Have a pretty good day”

PETER LAZARE April 16, 1952-Nov. 7, 2018“Have a pretty good day”Pete Lazare, almost always, was the smartest man in the room. He never made that clear.He spoke French. He read, a lot. His energy w...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

A gentleman journalist

TIM LANDIS Nov. 19, 1951-Jan. 2, 2018A gentleman journalistTim Landis was no joke as a journalist.Consider the lede in the first story he wrote for the State Journal-Register back in 1995: “Junk mai...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
ROZANNE ‘POSY’ ROBERTSONMar. 20, 1931 – July 1, 2018Springfield lost one of its most gentle and compassionate souls on July 1, 2018, when Rozanne ‘Posy’ Robertson passed away. Born in 1931, ...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

Veteran newsman, mentor, public citizen

BURNELL ALBERT HEINECKE June 11, 1927-Dec. 5, 2018Veteran newsman, mentor, public citizenBurnie Heinecke was a veteran newsman, a fixture in community theater and a strong advocate for higher educatio...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

A bookseller who outdid expectations

WOODROW J. SHADID, SR. June 29, 1922-Oct. 4, 2018A bookseller who outdid expectationsShadid’s Book Mart, Springfield’s legendary downtown bookstore, outdid the expectations of most local observers...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
MARK SKUBE Apr. 21, 1951 – Oct. 14, 2018Memory is mysterious; a repository of images that reflect us as much as they do what is remembered.  In our memory, those we’ve loved and lost are as t...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
BERKLEY MOORE Aug. 3, 1932 – Jan. 4, 2018Berkley Moore could talk with equal ease about the hidden gems of scripture or the subtle qualities of beer. But his real passion was music. During a li...


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