Today's News

  • Juveniles arrested for thefts

    Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a number of thefts that occurred on Sunday night. 

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, the suspects in the case are accused of stealing two vehicles, as well as taking items from a number of other vehicles. 

    The vehicles stolen were a 2004 Chevy Silverado and a 2006 Toyota Camry. Both vehicles were recovered, and Smith said both of the juveniles have appeared in court. 

  • Weir reflects on summer at Governor’s School for the Arts

    Anna Weir first heard about the Governor’s School for the Arts in 2014.

    Her sister, Erika, was too old for the program, but she knew that it would be something that interested her younger sister Anna when it came time for her to apply in two years, when Anna would be eligible as a rising junior.

    Anna, the daughter of Ted and Hisako Weir, was instantly intrigued by the possibility of spending three weeks working on her skills as a pianist surrounded by other students with similar interests as her.

  • Filming begins in Springfield

    Take Two.

    The movie “Tragedy Girls,” a horror-comedy film being produced in Springfield, is on track, and according to producers, things are going great.

    Armen Aghaeian, a producer with New Artist Pictures, said his company has merged with Anthony Holt’s The Comeback Kids to produce the movie. He said the feature film is a commentary about today’s society. 

  • Coach-pitch Cardinals finish season 12-0

    The ball just continued bouncing the right way, again and again.

    Or at least that’s how it seemed to head coach Scotty Roution, as his coach-pitch Cardinals team continued winning on its way to a 12-0 season that included “several” come-from-behind victories.

  • Baker selected for national all-star team

    Next week, Beau Baker will have the chance to participate in something that not many 10-year-olds can claim to have done: play for a national all-star team.

    This opportunity came about for Beau last week while playing in the Baseball Youth National Showcase in Westfield, Indiana, as part of his travel team, the Danville-based Morse Mustangs.

  • Commanderette softball announces award winners

    On-Field Awards

    Highest Batting Average

    Emily Middleton


    Highest On-Base Percentage

    Emily Middleton


    Highest Slugging Percentage

    Emily Middleton

    Most Hits

    Haylee Graves


    Most Singles

  • WC golf prepares for upcoming season

    The Washington County boys’ golf team will see many returning players from last year’s squad, and head coach Bobby Bartholomai is excited about what that could mean for this season.

    This year’s roster will feature eight players for the boys’ team, including five returning players from last year’s team in seniors Jim Cecconi and John Mann, junior Landon Taylor and sophomores Drew Yates and Ben Taylor.

  • Repairs continue at high school

    Repairs are continuing at the new Washington County High School. 

    Eric Steva of Ross Tarrant Architects told the school board last week that progress is being made both inside and out at the new high school. 

    Steva said sprinklers are on, sod is being laid, and they have fixed two window leaks and patched drywall. 

  • Local project assists families who have lost a child

    A local woman with a heart for children is helping families during a time of need.

    Carissa Harley of Springfield began a project earlier this year to help families who have lost a child. 

  • ‘Pokémon Go’ craze hits Springfield

    Monsters have invaded Springfield. Monsters of the digital kind.

    “Pokémon Go,” and augmented reality game that allows users to track, catch, train and fight creatures with super powers in the real world has taken the world by storm, and Springfield is no exception. 

    The game was released on July 6 and is another addition to the Pokémon franchise that began in the 1990s.