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FUTURE IN STORE: Family Members Favor Turning B-N Building Into Training Center for Women

Reprinted with permission from The Pantagraph By Paul Swiech, Health Editor; Photos by David Proeber BLOOMINGTON — Gloria McKittrick, her sister Patricia Killian and brother Greg Erickson walked through the former neighborhood grocery store once owned and operated by their great-grandfather and grandparents at 1311 W. Olive St., Bloomington. “I love seeing the old, wood…

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‘A Long Way to Go’: B-N Celebrates 40th Annual Cultural Festival at Miller Park

Reprinted with permission from The Pantagraph By Kelsey Watznauer, Education/Public Safety Reporter; Photos by Lewis Marien BLOOMINGTON — Tip-toeing ballerinas, poetry-inspired rappers, a country rock duo, a squad of jump ropers, aspiring pop singers and a dashiki-clad drummer took the stage Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, to celebrate the 40th annual Cultural Fest at Miller Park.…

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Clinic Changing Lives One Smile at a Time

Photos by Shannon Lankford Photography On June 6, 2019, 10 Community Health Care Clinic patients completed their months-long journey to a new smile, becoming the first set of patients to receive dentures from the CHCC dental clinic. The dental clinic is helping McLean County residents live happier, healthier lives. Clinic staff shared the stories of…

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Nurturing Fathers: Fledgling McLean County Fatherhood Coalition Helps Men With Their Vital Role

Reprinted with Permission from The Pantagraph By Paul Swiech, Pantagraph Health Editor; Photo by David Proeber BLOOMINGTON — Tylin Davis learned what it meant to be a father when his fiancee had a medical complication following the birth of their daughter and was rushed to emergency surgery. “I prayed to God, ‘please don’t take my…

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