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Best foot forward

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Profile

By Nick Rogers Sheila Klinker apologizes, but she has to reschedule. Something has come up on this rare day off from 2019’s session of the Indiana General Assembly, where Klinker has been a Democratic state representative for House District 27 since 1982. She’ll talk more later, but still makes time to preview that discussion —… Continue reading.

BBQ to get you back in the saddle

Posted on Dec 06, 2018 in Indiana Eats

In the days of horse-drawn carriages, the Greensburg carriage house was a place to park your ride. This former spot for steeds to sit back and relax is now a Decatur County restaurant halfway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati to which barbecue fans often giddy up and go. After a successful run of smoked meat sales… Continue reading.

Raising canes

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Features

It’s difficult to imagine a colorful, crunchy candy cane ever resembling “hot earwax,” as Tai Kralis jokingly calls it. But that’s just the initial melt-down of sugar and water. Kralis, Noah Suitors and other McCord Candies employees eventually work their magic on hand-pulled candy canes, a tradition at the iconic downtown shop at 536 Main… Continue reading.

Eddie Joe’s Icehouse brings the heat in West Point

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in Tipmont

“If you don’t pick a good concept, don’t call me wondering why it didn’t work out.” A food-industry friend’s advice regularly rolled through Lee Stanish’s mind as he weighed how to turn his weekend-warrior BBQ expertise into a (nearly) 24/7 endeavor of running a restaurant. “Lots of people make great barbecue,” Stanish said. “I knew… Continue reading.

Trivia nights: a fun way to show what you know

Posted on Sep 01, 2016 in Tipmont

Q: “I’m putting a team together for a trivia night this week. Wanna go?” A: “Oh, I’m not a trivia person.” Christopher Short has found folks’ underestimation of knowledge they tote in their brains to be, as they say in trivia circles, the MCWA … or Most Common Wrong Answer. “There will always be something… Continue reading.

Lafayette Aviators help local baseball take flight

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 in Tipmont

With the game on the line, Evan Warden pitched his own way out of a top-ninth, bases-loaded jam. But the fired-up crowd of about 1,500 cheering Warden on surely offered him a competitive advantage. Considering their volume and vigor, you’d have thought they’d been rallying behind Warden and the Lafayette Aviators for years. But it… Continue reading.