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Oasis of art

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Posted on Feb 20, 2020 in Travel

Hoosier musical artist John Mellencamp has achieved international fame for over 40 years punching out a unique brand of rootsy rock’n’roll. Mellencamp’s radio-station standards — like “Hurts So Good,” “Jack and Diane,” “Pink Houses,” “Small Town,” and “Rain on the Scarecrow” — have ranged from catchy Top 40 tunes about teenage romance and rebellion to… Continue reading.

From acorns of creativity …

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Posted on Feb 20, 2020 in Features

Photos and story by Richard G. Biever Nate Heck works in the world’s greatest office space. But it’s not the cozy insulated and energized tree house in his backyard. Though editing video beneath a giant live oak limb that passes through definitely makes a unique and awesome studio. It’s not the New York City museums,… Continue reading.

County Profile: Vigo County

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Posted on Feb 19, 2020 in County, General

Vigo County has been home to a celebrated array of people. But let’s meet three: a songsmith, a saint, and Holocaust survivor. Paul Dresser. Whenever Hoosiers sing about “the moonlight … along the Wabash,” they honor all Indiana homesteads. But really, that home gleaming with candlelight was that of Dresser, a Terre Haute native and… Continue reading.

Exhaust fans: More necessary than you know

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Posted on Feb 19, 2020 in Features

Some older homes don’t have exhaust fans in the bathroom or kitchen. Others have old fans that are so noisy nobody ever turns them on. Adding or upgrading exhaust fans can make a home safer and more comfortable. An exhaust fan’s primary purpose is to remove moisture from the room. But they also remove bathroom… Continue reading.

Change your clocks; change your batteries

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Posted on Feb 19, 2020 in Features

The second Sunday in March will trigger Daylight Saving Time, when we “spring ahead” and set our clocks one hour later. That’s also the best day to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors — even if the batteries aren’t dead. If you don’t have fire alarms and CO detectors, your family… Continue reading.

Enjoy springtime — with energy savings

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Posted on Feb 19, 2020 in Features

Springtime is finally almost here! Put the upcoming mild temperatures to work for your energy bill. Here are 10 easy ways to save energy this spring: Hire a heating and air conditioning pro to check out your air conditioning system and window a/c units. Annual spring maintenance can keep your a/c running smoothly and catch… Continue reading.

Career Profile: Human Resources

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Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Profile

Top 3 responsibilities in a day: Employee relations. I work with our employees to develop solutions to make sure we’re all providing the best service to our consumers. Employee training and development. I help make sure our team has the resources they need to meet their goals. Special projects. There is always something different that I’m… Continue reading.

Maple syrup festivals

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Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Travel

In the hush across Indiana’s wintry hinterlands soon will come a tap, tap, tapping and a drip, drip, dripping as the days get longer and warmer. That’s the sound of spring a-coming. That’s the sound of maple syrup season.  As sap starts running up from the trunks of maple trees this time of year, Hoosiers… Continue reading.

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