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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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Martin Luther King Service

Springfieldians plan a tribute to slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 6, 1968, by establishing a King's Family Foundation Fund and an interracial and interdenominational public service at the First Baptist Church on South Avenue.   READ MORE

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