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Greg Burris Shares His Heroic Basketball Tale

Greg Burris is the city manager of Springfield, but that’s old news. To get the new news, we had to go back to when he was Greg Burris, high school basketball player.

Actress Dana Powell Went from Hillcrest High School Plays to Modern Family

A nudge from her mother got Dana Powell into acting in high school, but now, after roles in Bridesmaids and Modern Family, Powell is making it big in Hollywood on her own.

News Flash: Alton Brown Likes Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken

We chatted with Food Network star and cookbook author Alton Brown about his live variety show, the upcoming Good Eats reboot and why he’s fascinated with Springfield-style cashew chicken.

9 Questions with CrossFit Kid Emma Cary

Emma Cary is a 13-year-old middle school student who loves pizza, her dog Jim and CrossFit—she trains twice a day and is winning competitions on a national level.

Eight Questions with Jesse Tyler

Springfield’s fourth- or fifth-best person to invite to a party is taking to the streets to cycle across the United States raising money for a good cause.

Five Questions with Jeff Schrag

This month, Mother’s Brewing Company turns 5 years old. Founder and Owner Jeff Schrag chats with us about the brewery, the community and the exciting new developments on the horizon.

Five Questions with Andy Hampshire

This native Brit recently took over Farmers Gastropub, and he’s using his extensive resume and culinary skills to bring a refined menu to the restaurant’s classic pub feel.

Reviewed: Skunk Creek

A tale of lust, loss and good old folk lore, Skunk Creek’s depiction of life in a small Ozarks town hits close to home and keeps you hooked.

Seven Questions With Cole Closser

The local artist recently published his second full-length book and is gaining national attention for his vintage drawing style and interesting short stories.

Four Questions with Amber Abernathy

A conscientiousness expert shares her insight on the factors that affect everything from our personalities to health and longevity.

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