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Virtual Vacation

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Features

By Richard G. Biever Marcy Dodson was working at home — alone — as most everyone has the past couple of months. She was putting together the first installment of a new virtual feature for the Indiana State Museum designed to keep patrons engaged remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic closure. The topic was a goosebumper… Continue reading.

County Profile: Kosciusko County

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in County

When settlers began filling in the new state of Indiana in the first half of the 1800s, they proudly adopted names relating to their heritage. One county’s Polish ancestry stands out in its name — Kosciusko — and its seat — Warsaw. The northern Indiana county, founded in 1836, is named after the Polish general… Continue reading.

This summer, unplug

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Features

Unplugging from the rat race for a week or so during the summer helps recharge your batteries. Unplugging your appliances when nobody’s using them helps conserve energy. Most people leave at least 40 appliances plugged in all the time — even though they use trace amounts of electricity when they’re turned off. That trickle of… Continue reading.

When working outside this summer …

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Features

It’s Father’s Day, Dad, and you’re probably itching to get outside and use those new power tools you just unwrapped. But beware: Home repairs can be a dangerous undertaking when electricity is involved. So, use care with electrical equipment and steer clear of power lines. Use common sense and a bit of caution when you’re… Continue reading.

Give your home a quick electrical check

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Features

June is Home Safety Month. It’s a good time to check for all kinds of hazards in your home, especially when electricity is involved. Start with a self-audit of your home — something you should turn into an annual ritual. Check that all of your appliances are still in working order by turning them on… Continue reading.

The gift of safety

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Features

Years of power tool shopping for Father’s Days past have probably yielded your dad a garage full of gadgets. This year, give him the tools he needs to use his stockpile safely. For table saws and other large tools, give your dad a motor safety switch with a large “stop” paddle or switch. It allows… Continue reading.

Here For You Crew!

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Posted on Apr 27, 2020 in Features

When the going gets tough, communities come together to meet the challenges. These last several weeks of pandemic stress and uncertainty have also been a time for countless expressions of hope and humanity.  We’ve all been encouraged and inspired by stories of people helping people in so many ways.  That’s why we’re dedicating our July… Continue reading.

Driven to give back

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Posted on Apr 24, 2020 in Features

By Richard G. Biever Five years since his near-fatal run-in with the wall at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffenow pokes a little fun at his injuries.But on May 18, 2015, it was deadly serious. During a practice lap just days before that year’s Indianapolis 500, his car’s right front suspension broke going… Continue reading.

Trevin at the oven

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Posted on Apr 24, 2020 in Profile

By Holly Huffman Imagine your dream coming true at age 13. That’s exactly what happened to Trevin Alford, a middle school student from Washington, Indiana. Last fall, Alford “battered” the competition, winning season seven of the Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship.” The program featured nine kids, ranging in age from 10-13, tackling various baking challenges…. Continue reading.

All aboard for history

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Posted on Apr 24, 2020 in Travel

The late legendary singer Johnny Cash rode the “train song” genre through his career until he ran out of track. One of his songs lamented the passing of the American passenger train as the main mode of transportation. “In this fast-moving world that we live in, nobody rides them much these days,” he sang.  If… Continue reading.

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