Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:06 am

St. Louis isn’t Springfield. Here you can always talk to the owner.

 Having attended baseball games for many decades, I was reminded last week of how different the game is from that first game I attended in 1955. On Memorial Day weekend along with my son, son-in-...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:07 am

Springfield Bicycle Club offers group rides and outreach to all ages and fitness levels

 A cruise down Springfield’s recreational bike trails and city streets on any given day will reveal a myriad of cyclists of all ages and abilities. It is easy to understand why – almost anyon...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:12 am

Running, confidence-building program culminates in 5K

 Girls on the Run is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to create a world where girls are aware of and capable of activating their potential, giving them the confidence to pursue the...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:09 am

Litchfield race is muddier and wetter than ever

 In recent years, the running world has witnessed a boom in obstacle courses, mud runs and other themed events. Adventure races have increasing appeal to a wide range of audiences because they pr...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 11:49 am

The Celts are looking for a few good men

It is easy to imagine the Springfield Celts as third-graders.These are the guys who loved dodgeball, the ones who laughed and screamed “Whoa!” when balls found their mark in particularly v...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 04:44 pm

New team owner aims to bring community together

Some children draw pictures of dogs and cats, but when Shane Martin was a child growing up in the early 1980s, he drew baseball stadiums. Shane, the new owner and CEO of the Springfield Sliders baseba...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 05:26 pm

For fun, fitness and self-esteem, be a roller derby queen

“The night that I fell in love with a Roller Derby Queen, Round and round, oh round and round, The meanest hunk of woman that anybody ever seen, Down in the arena …,” – Jim Cr...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 02:55 am

Thousands take the field for youth soccer

With the end of summer come the beginning of a new school year, the harvest and the start of an area tradition that draws thousands of children away from their video games and outside onto the mown gr...


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