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Stories from Saturday, March 3, 2012

Irene Short celebrates her 95th Birthday (03/03/12)
Irene Short invited the community in on Saturday, Feb. 25, as her family held an open house to celebrate her 95th birthday. Short and her husband, Charles, operated Short's Store on the square for decades. "Irene and Charlie" were involved in many community improvement projects over the years, and she is still active and keeps up with what's happening in Salem...
Man arrested for chaining troubled daughter for five weeks (03/03/12)
A Sharp County man faces charges of false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a minor after he allegedly chained his 11-year old daughter to her bed for five weeks. Michael Gilman was arrested on Feb. 17 after the daughter called a 911 dispatcher, and had a lengthy conversation about being mistreated...
Springfield mail processing center to close (03/03/12)
U.S. Postal Service officials told workers at the regional mail processing center in Springfield last week that the service plans to cut 200 jobs at the center by the end of 2012, and move operations to a bigger processing center in Kansas City. Once consolidation is complete, letters and packages mailed across the area will go to Kansas City, and then return to their respective town post offices to be delivered. ...