• Dear Hearts and Gentle People

    At Heliotrope University during the 1980’s there was a visiting Chinese professor in the English department named Jing Feng. Professor Feng had a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge,…

  • The Flower by the Doorstep

    My grandfather discovered a box of old hand-written manuscripts that had been left in a drawer in his store. They were fragments of stories that had been written by an unknown author…

  • Love at the Movies

    “How did you and Mom meet?” young Clay Greenfield asked his father Cletes Greenfield as the two were having lunch at Mom’s Family Restaurant in Weeder’s Clump. Both had ordered…

  • Strange Connections

    Sometimes I am amazed at how things connect in life. When that happens I realize that life is truly mysterious and, at times, surprising. I am reminded of the day my good friend Mooker…

  • A Post-Modern Cautionary Tale

    It was a damp, drizzly Sunday morning in mid-April in Weeder’s Clump, Illinois, and Bryce Nimbus was entering the First Malthusian Church to attend morning services. He had big plans…

  • The Last ‘Thank You’

    by Loren Logsdon On the edge of the Heliotrope University campus, at the beginning of the town’s business district, is a popular restaurant called Wong’s Asian Banquet, owned and…

STATE NEWS

24th Anniversary Desert Storm Remembrance Ceremony

Springfield – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) hosted the 24th Desert Storm Remembrance Ceremony to remember and honor those who served, and those who made the…

IHSA Basketball State Finals

While March is often associated with college basketball, March is also when Illinois high schools compete for state championships. For years the Illinois High School Association state…

Wingshooting Clinics

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), collaborating with many partners and co-sponsors, will be holding 32 wingshooting clinics at sites throughout…

Illinois Grant Provides Habitat Management Plans

Over the years, one of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ more challenging problems has been how to provide public recreational access and outdoor opportunities to residents….

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