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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (AP) - An itemized list believed to be from former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln's funeral has resurfaced after two of Springfield's oldest funeral homes merged. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that the list … more
Five bands, each playing different styles of music, will play for Downtown Sumter's 4th Fridays series this summer. Starting with the Motown, beach and rhythm-and-blues group Fantasy this Friday, the free concerts will be held on Main Street between … more
Some older couples who want social recognition for their love relationships are exchanging rings, throwing parties and holding wedding-type ceremonies, but they're stopping short of getting legally married to avoid complications with retirement … more
The Sumter Iris Festival observes its 76th year this week with four days of entertainment and activities in all areas of Swan Lake-Iris Gardens. Since its official beginning in 1940, the festival has been held annually, except during World War … more
By Nick Thomas Tinseltown Talks Sidelined with severe illness for several years, Sherry Jackson is finally emerging from a prolonged period of convalescence. "I nearly died from pneumonia," Jackson said from her home in Los Angeles. "I was … more
Little Free Libraries are popping up in communities across the country, the brainchild of Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, who in 2009 built a small replica of a one-room schoolhouse in honor of his mother, a schoolteacher who loved to read. He filled … more
Alexis and John Roulette don't have to look far to remember the love that friends and relatives showered upon them on their wedding day. The 7-foot-long surfboard mounted above their living room couch says it all. In silver Sharpie, guests wrote … more
SUMTER DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB April 6: 1st - Jimmie Ann Anderson and Barbara James 2nd - Winnie Fields and John Mills April 13: 1st - Jimmie Ann Anderson and Barbara James 2nd - Winnie Fields and John Mills April 20: 1st - Stan Kohli … more
The 2016 Spring Garden Tour will be presented by the Sumter Council of Garden Clubs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday May 21. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Alice Boyle Garden Center at 842 West Liberty … more
Curator, USC HerbariumWetlands are natural habitats characterized by a lot of water - or maybe not so much, depending on a lot of things. They come in many varieties, and they provide a home for a huge array of plant and animal species.Across North … more
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