Hoosiers on first?Fort Wayne hosted first professional league game While Cincinnati is celebrated for its 1869 Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, the first professional “major league” game ever played actually took place in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In March of 1871, the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players was formed. The “Kekionga Base… Continue reading.
“The last miracle I did,” said God (portrayed by comedian George Burns in the 1977 movie, “Oh, God”), “was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.” Whether the “Miracle Mets” received divine intervention or not, one thing is for sure: the 1969 World Champs did have… Continue reading.
By Richard G. Biever If someday the mortar holding together the famed “Yard of Bricks” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is found to be mixed with baking powder — Clabber Girl Baking Powder, to be exact — it should come as no surprise. How the seemingly incongruent worlds of racing and baking forever merged at… Continue reading.
Fixing a recurring, irritating problem or adding just that right light touch to a drab room can be done without that hard-to-find “right” tool or “right” bauble. An effective solution could be right under your nose at the local general store or already in that junk drawer in the kitchen. It just takes the right… Continue reading.
Remember the good old days, when a handful of plastic Army men and a broomstick horse could make a kid happy for hours? Today, the toys are a bit more complicated but just as much fun. Here are some electronic gifts to bring smiles to the kids on your gift list. by JAYNE CANNON Mr. Roboto inally —… Continue reading.
The best time of the year to start winterizing your home is before the temperatures start to drop and snow is already on the ground, but if you’re reading this and haven’t already made those small changes to your home, consider this your nudge to get started! Preparing your home for cold temperatures doesn’t have… Continue reading.
“Nostalgia,” some quip, “ain’t what it used to be.” But, that’s an old joke that’s just gotten older. “Vintage” is now in. What’s old is hotter, cooler, groovier and hipper than ever. Thanks to Pinterest, eBay, HGTV and popular TV shows like American Pickers, Pawn Stars, and (the granddaddy of them all) PBS’ Antiques Roadshow,… Continue reading.
It’s designated “U.S.” Route 31. But perhaps more than any other single state or federal highway, Route 31 truly traces the heart of Indiana. It’s really “Us 31.” Literally, U.S. 31 wraps itself around Monument Circle in the very center of our state capital, and splits Indiana down the middle. North of Indianapolis, it’s a… Continue reading.
You can hardly call yourself a “Hoosier” if you’ve not heard of the “Milan Miracle” — the David and Goliath tale of the tiny Indiana high school that won the 1954 state basketball championship and inspired the movie “Hoosiers.” But there’s another Milan miracle. It’s about another David. And it’s just as amazing. It’s the… Continue reading.
When Chris Muegge went off to college in 2007, he thought his days working with his dad on the family farm were done. Leveraging his education in animal/feedlot nutrition from Oklahoma State University and then Purdue to come back to his parents’ 1,200-acre grain and livestock farm in southeast Hancock County seemed economically improbable. “I… Continue reading.
The Indiana state flag features a torch with stars beaming out from its flame against a dark blue field. Every summer night, that flag comes alive in the fields and forests of rural and suburban Indiana in the form of fireflies lighting up the dark blue night with their illuminating flickers. How appropriate, then, that… Continue reading.
The 21st edition of the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art featured artwork created during the 2017-18 school year. The contest was judged in spring 2018. About 2,200 pieces of art were submitted for the contest. (See story from May 2018.) The Best of Show was 10th Grade/October winner Evan Olinger. GO TO CALENDAR… Continue reading.