• Evelyn Brandt Thomas – Iconic entrepreneur and philanthropist

    By Jean Campbell PHOTO BY TERRY FARMER Evelyn Brandt Thomas is a well-known business figure in central Illinois and beyond. She and her brother, Glen, co-founded Brandt Fertilizer Inc. in 1953. The company, now simply [...]

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  • Q&A with Josh Sabo

    By David Blanchette Josh Sabo was born and raised in Georgia and moved to Springfield to finish college while completing an internship at Central Baptist Church. He later became the youth pastor and then the [...]

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