October 2013

The John Deere 60 crawler created by Tim Sweeney- Picture by Keith Ladage

We came, we went, we saw and we marveled at many things at the 2013 Half Century of Progress, but Tim Sweeney’s creation of a 60 John Deere crawler was one of the most amazing. As a kid Tim lived on a farm with both a JD 60 and a 420 crawler. After using both […]

The Pearson Museum, medical history

After interviewing a doctor for a Senior News &Times story, I took a minute to stop in the fascinating Pearson Museum which is a repository for medical and scientific artifacts. Here you can see an array of items that originated in the Midwest. The museum is part of the SIU Medical campus and is under […]