• Meet Kara Rapacz – Q and A with SHG’s first lay principal

    Meet Kara Rapacz – Q and A with SHG’s first lay principal

    On March 13, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School named Kara Rapacz as its next principal and its first lay principal. Katherine O’Connor, president and interim principal of SHG, said the school examined several qualified candidates from [...]

  • Hope for a bright future

    Hope for a bright future

    By Patrick Yeagle Inside a nondescript brick building in Springfield’s South Town business district, a wall covered with clear acrylic instead of drywall illustrates various tools and electrical wiring standards. Between the wooden studs, next [...]

  • Changing lives, one class at a time

    Changing lives, one class at a time

    By Rhonda Buckhold Freelance Contributor Pivotal moments in life often present as hard decisions– to do one thing or another, which will ultimately change life as you know it. Charles Davis realized he’d had that [...]

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