(This story appeared in the March 1997 issue of Electric Consumer. Maria Fedyniak passed away in October 2005 at the age of 83.) When Maria Fedyniak was a little girl growing up on a little farm in Ukraine, the egg was always something special. Sometimes, she said, eggs were like money. Her family used them… Continue reading.
Revisit features about Abraham Lincoln from past issues … Did growing up in the free state of Indiana play a role in Lincoln’s views on slavery?; Lincoln’s years in Indiana are mostly surrounded in vague details and myths. How did artists fill in the missing pieces; Looking at Abe’s Bicentennial Birthday Bash; and much more!… Continue reading.
Catch these baseball “web gems” from past issues … See how the game was played 150 years ago; Meet a Mr. Met from the 1990s — who grew up in rural Indiana; Catch the “Cincinnati Chicken” in its only performance; Trip back to when polyester uniforms moth-balled flannels for good; and so much more! … Continue reading.
(This article appeared in the February 2002 issue of Electric Consumer.) A winter wind wails through barren tree tops. The rustling branches and creaking limbs break the silence above a small long-abandoned family cemetery just inside the Hoosier National Forest. Toppled headstones lie partially hidden beneath decaying leaves. Hands carved in the stones that once… Continue reading.
(Note to readers: This article first appeared in the November 2001 edition of Electric Consumer.) The hugs around Eric Moody might be a little tighter at the family Thanksgiving gatherings this year. They might last a little longer. The family came close to losing the 30-year-old father of three. Just how close? Only the power… Continue reading.
(Note to readers: This commentary was first published in the September 2011 issue of Electric Consumer.) Where the Ohio River flows along the southern toes of Indiana, the scenic countryside and the small towns make the bright lights of New York City seem a million miles away. Yet, whenever I visit my hometown of Tell City,… Continue reading.