Drink up: Council OKs booze on 4th

CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO Story update, Thursday: CRESWELL – A celebratory “shot and a beer” could have a different meaning this July 4 holiday. The soon-to-be owner of TJ’s Family Restaurant, who said he is playing host to an all-day Fourth of July celebration on the site, won unanimous approval[Read More…]

EVGR hosts record round

Ronne CRESWELL – A Sunday morning round of golf with friends in early June on the Emerald Valley Golf Resort course. What could be better?  How about shooting the round of a lifetime? “I’ve seen a lot of low scores in my day, but not a 59. That’s pretty special,”[Read More…]

Pitts: ‘Culture shift’ needed beyond SPD

EMMA ROUTLEY/2020 FILE PHOTO City leaders said they have taken action steps to address public concerns regarding Springfield police behavior and accountability. SPRINGFIELD – Residents this week criticized the Springfield City Council for “inaction” in enforcing police accountability, and the council contended that changes don’t come fast or easy, but[Read More…]

Domestic violence support group all business helping others go from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’

EMMA ROUTLEY/CHRONICLE PHOTO Julie Weismann, usually working out of her home office during the pandemic, can still be found at Womenspace’s headquarters, leading a team of staff and volunteers at the nonprofit agency. There’s a bottom-line reality for all businesses, even those in the nonprofit or “charity” world: the ledger[Read More…]