| Nov 15, 2013
The show: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: Musical adaptation of classic 1983 holiday film.
First impressions: All the iconic scenes are there: a kid's tongue sticking...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
For a fun holiday gift, consider a bridge book. David Bird's series about the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus and Victor Mollo's "Menagerie" books are sheer delights.
For a stocking stuffer, try the brilliant Jeff Chen's "Bridge Crosswords," 52 bridge-...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Betty B. Scher, a nurse who was known to family and friends as having boundless energy and a lifelong thirst for knowledge, died Nov. 13 at her home. The Baltimore resident was 87.
When her children told extended family members she had died, few...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:53 PM
Aberdeen: Services for Cora Kurtz, 93, of Aberdeen and formerly of Groton will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Aberdeen. The Rev. Tyler Poppen will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, under the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Mary L. (Mason-Betten) Mattinen, 81, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Frankfort-Redfield area, died Saturday at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. Mary was cremated and her memorial service will be Friday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Thelen Funeral Home in...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Longtime La Cañada resident John Offermans, 84, passed away on October 27, 2013 from complications following a stroke.
John was born Johannes Hubertus Offermans in the town of Amstenrade, province of Zuid-Limburg (South Limburg), the Netherlands, on...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The day we interviewed Michael Pettersen about his dream job, he began his 38th year with Shure Inc., a Niles-based audio electronics company whose iconic microphones have been associated with everyone from Harry Truman to Elvis Presley.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
OAKLAND — Decorated by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for bravery at the Battle of the Bulge, William Knox Roberts was a fighter. A surgery for liver cancer in 1999 had left him in the clear, but in February, he developed lung congestion that wouldn't...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:15 PM
One hundred years ago Allentown built its own "wonder of the world" and it still stands today.
The 8th Street Bridge was regarded as the largest poured concrete structure in the world when it opened for traffic on Nov. 17, 1913. An open-spandrel bridge,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Aberdeen: Paul Florian Hansen, 63, of Aberdeen passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 Third Ave. S.E.,...
| Sep 18, 2013
I was just reading yet another article on how to keep your brain healthy.
Brain health is a big deal with baby boomers. You cannot pick up a magazine, or newspaper, or visit a website these days without running across a treatise on the topic.