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The Alsup Family Feud

 The Alsup feud is recounted on the eve of a proposed dam in Douglas County. The feud came to an end in a shoot-out with lawmen who were trying to arrest Shelt Alsup, former sheriff of Douglas County. Alsup and his five-year-old daughter were killed.

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Drury College swim team 1983

The Drury College swim team consisting of Sean Allison, Dave Volland, Kurt Keuser and Ron Staab took first place in the NAIA 400-yard medley relay in 1983. They set a new NAIA record with a time of 3:25.5.

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World War II inductees

A large crowd of well-wishers gathered outside the Greyhound Bus depot to bid goodbye to two contingents of Greene County African-Americans leaving for Jefferson Barracks in 1942.

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When is Groundhog Day?

Do you witness Groundhog Day on February 2 or February 14? The Springfield Leader did not take sides in the controversy, but instead saw it as an opportunity to forecast the weather twice.   READ MORE

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