Blog Results for June 2013

Celebrate with Fireworks!!
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Celebrate with Fireworks!! Can you believe it’s almost the end of June? Where has the summer gone? It seems like just yesterday, I was sitting watching my nephews graduate from high school and plans were being made for the Memorial Day weekend! But we’ve seen the official start... Read the full story
Training Your New Gun Dog
Tips on training your new gun dog No larger than a loaf of bread, both children and adults alike are captured under the spell of bringing a new puppy home. While many enjoy the playful antics of puppies such as, tug-of-war, jumping, and running away from you with a toy, many owners are... Read the full story
ATV Adventure
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Last month I had the chance to try something I have never done before – go for an ATV ride.  Growing up in Chicago, ATV riding was just not something that was very commonplace.  And, even once I moved to Springfield, the opportunity just never really pres... Read the full story
Treat your Interns Right
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Years ago, after graduating from college, I accepted an internship in Springfield, Illinois.  At the time, I had no way of knowing what a formative and powerful experience that would be – how important it would be for my career and personal development.... Read the full story
Let your People Create
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I sit behind a computer.  Professionally.  In an average week, I probably spend about 60 hours behind a computer.  Now, that time is not wasted and my work is not without its fulfillment.  I really quite enjoy what I do and wouldn’t trade it, but every no... Read the full story
Father's Day at the Lodge
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Father's Day at the Lodge It’s that time of year again – grills are out, people are setting up lawn furniture, kids are spending their summers at the pool.  Oh yeah…It’s also Father’s Day!  Maybe it’s because it falls between Mother’s Day and the 4th of July, but it sure seems lik... Read the full story
Girls Getaway Weekend Review
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Girl Getaway Weekend Review Something fantastic has been happening at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge. This spring, the lodge hosted two Girls’ Getaway Weekends complete with wine tastings, gourmet meals, and a range of activities.  The weekends were meant to provide ladies with some much... Read the full story