EFFINGHAM – Tom Hennigh called Topkick, his golden Palomino trick horse, a “four-legged Bob Hope.”
DECATUR – Jackie Francisco is ready to take the plunge again.
Sister Catherine Chandler was principal of St. Teresa High School twice, from 1962 to 1965 and 1969 to 1975.
FORSYTH – Joan Winters has a 'let's do it, you're never too old' attitude.
DECATUR – Fuzz Coffman, fastpitch softball player and manager, will be inducted into the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony Saturday, April 11, in the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel.
DECATUR – The Golden K Kiwanis Club has honored 35 fourth-grade students in the Bringing Up Grades program during the second grading period.
DECATUR – Geoff Geoghean and his family moved to Decatur from New York in 1970. He began playing in the Decatur Youth Hockey Association at age 11.
MOUNT ZION – Corinne Fombelle, Mount Zion High School senior, rates as the top alto saxophone player in Illinois.
DECATUR – Norm Hawbaker and his wife, Joyce, pondered where to go on a vacation trip. Their daughter, Brenda, suggested, perhaps in jest: “How about Timbuktu?”
Tim Durbin ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.
DECATUR – Thirty years ago, Louise Wickline retired from teaching language arts to eighth-graders at Mount Zion Junior High School and joined the Goldenaires band as the piano player. On Jan. 21, she retired again and so did the entire band. The final performance was at Imboden Creek Gardens.
DECATUR – Welcome back, Bill.
DECATUR – Students from Argenta-Oreana School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School won best of show honors in the Gallery 510 Young Artists Showcase.
DECATUR -- It was difficult to say “no” to Mary Anne Behnke.
DECATUR -- In May 1973, Ralph Monts opened his front door and was greeted by Anne Pondelick and 39 MacArthur High School students.
DECATUR – As the 2014 national jazz festival circuit concluded, two performers were the hot attractions.
DECATUR – Since 1995, members of the Macon County Honor Guard have solemnly provided last respects at 3,358 funerals for military veterans.
DECATUR — Don Kubow, who died Jan. 1 at age 80, worked at the Decatur Herald & Review nearly 45 years.
MOUNT ZION – Get prepared for a weekend full of show-stopping performances when the Mount Zion Swingsations play host to the annual Midwest Show Choir Invitational this weekend.
DECATUR — “Thanksgiving Basketball … a Decatur Tradition,” is the latest book by J. Thomas McNamara.
FINDLAY – A marble is a small spherical toy usually made of colored glass, once prized by boys, now prized by collectors and those steeped in nostalgia.
DECATUR – Lee Handley. who died Dec. 22 at age 79, once batted between Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame baseball players Billy Williams and Ron Santo.
DECATUR – It's Friday morning and Colleen Jester, Marcella Lindgren and Carol Glenn are gathered at Decatur Memorial Hospital, getting ready to deliver their Meals on Wheels route.
DECATUR – In the spring of 1982, Herald & Review sports writer Mark Ambrogi wrote a story headlined “Decatur runs out of Ganleys.” Mike Ganley was the last of four brothers who played for Stephen Decatur High School. Baseball Coach Mickey Buttz was quoted: “There has been at least one Ga…
DECATUR – Christmas in 1944 was just another cold day for Army squad leader Neil Pistorius of Blue Mound during World War II.
DECATUR – On a recent Monday morning, Norma Marshall called the Decatur Macon County Senior Center exercise class to assemble for an hour of walking, bending, flexing and stretching.
DECATUR – The Christmas spirit of giving arrived at Tanglewood Village in September.
SPRINGFIELD – Land of Lincoln Honor Flight of Springfield completed the 2014 flying season having served in six years a total of 2,267 military veterans of World War II, the KoreanWar and the Vietnam War with a no-cost, day-long trip to Washington, D.C., to visit national memorials.
DECATUR – My last trip in 2014 was to the Suncoast Jazz Festival in Clearwater Beach, Fla., just before Thanksgiving.
DECATUR – Lois Moore liked to be in the middle of things. She found the opportunity at the Herald & Review.
DECATUR -- "First Responders" is the 2014 Independence Pointe Ornament of Hope, the 24th in a series of collectibles depicting Decatur landmarks.
DECATUR – Church mission trips are life-changing, particularly in Guatemala.
DECATUR – Carol Bork's St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary Artisans have been working all year to replenish their stock of one-of-a-kind creations.
DECATUR – Curtis D. Johnson wants you to walk through the right door.
DECATUR – At age 70, Decatur Hall of Fame bowler Gary Palas continues to excel.
DECATUR – Linda White was among an overflow crowd last week as the sixth grade basketball season opened in the Decatur Indoor Sports Center. She came to cheer for her grandson, Keeaman Cook, a Harris School player.
DECATUR – The Decatur Choral Society's Opus 24 concert Tuesday, Nov. 24, is all about “Gloria.”
DECATUR –In golf, the Ryder Cup competition between the U.S. and Europe draws headlines. So does the Davis Cup competition in tennis. Have you heard of the U.S. vs. Europe Mosconi Cup competition in billiards?
MOUNT ZION – On Nov. 8, 1984, WXFM radio, 99.3, Mount Zion, went on the air.
DECATUR -- Mark Floerke and C.J. Barbee became lunch buddies at Brush College School in 2009.
For those interested in a close-up account of the experience of the American military mission to China and for those interested in the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II, William G. Grieve of Forsyth, a retired Marine Corps colonel and Richland Community College professor, has written…
DECATUR – Sarah Smith was a cinch when nominations for Educator of the Year arrived at the Decatur Public Schools Foundation office.
Vickie Crawley clutched her new teddy bear.
DECATUR – Rose Cunningham's last Prairie Talk essay published in the Herald & Review dealt with the unexpected Christmas joy of celebrating with her family.
DECATUR – Gallery 510 Arts Guild holds its fifth annual ARTini fund raising event on Thursday, Nov. 13, with a new president.
ESSEX, Conn. – Step back in time with the Essex steam train and riverboat sightseeing journey.
DECATUR – What's a Junk Monkey with Shades?
DECATUR – Richard L. Houser grew up listening to tales of gypsies and witches provided by his grandmother, Ema Gertrude Houser.
DECATUR – Packed with 31 returnees, the national champion Mount Zion High School Swingsations Show Choir begins a new season with its annual fall show this weekend.