Computers stolen from Rocking Horse during break-in
October 29th, 2014
The Rocking Horse Health Center was burglarized sometime overnight Monday into Tuesday, according to a Springfield Police Division report.
Lincoln's Springfield still reveals the flesh-and-blood man
October 20th, 2014
While hogs wallowed in the muddy, unpaved streets, the tall, young man rode a borrowed horse into the town on the edge of the Midwestern prairie. The year was 1837. This was Springfield, soon to become the new capital of Illinois.
Springfield aldermen rekindle debate on $1 million pension payment
October 28th, 2014
The Springfield City Council on Tuesday revisited a plan to dedicate $1 million to paying down police and fire pension debt — something Ward 4 Ald. Frank Lesko urged his fellow aldermen to reconsider in light of the city-owned utility's fiscal plight.Aldermen already voted 8-2 in August to put this $1 million toward the city's mounting public safety pension debt, but the language in that ...
Champions Center close to paying off its debts, has $46M impact
October 17th, 2014
A partially forgiven loan and a packed summer schedule have put the Champions Center on track to be debt free by mid-2015. The expo center also has brought more than $46 million into the local economy since January, including $17 million in the past two months, according to economic impact calculations by the American Horse Council. Those numbers are encouraging, Ohio Equine and Agricultural ...
Mane event: Beautician spends hours on horses’ hair
October 19th, 2014
If you’ve ever tried to braid a squirmy toddler’s hair — or even brush it — you have some idea of the challenge that Angela Ferguson often faces at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.