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Blankets of blooms

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Posted on May 24, 2024 in Travel

By Natalie Derrickson Millions of vibrant blooms in hot pinks, cool purples, and sunny yellows stand tall, sharply defining their esteemed role in a thoughtfully designed pattern installed by 200-plus thoughtful and generous volunteers. These aren’t just any old public garden beds. They are the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail in Elkhart County. Blossoming… Continue reading.

County profile: Clinton County

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Posted on May 24, 2024 in County

By Nicole Thomas Spanning 400 square miles in central Indiana, Clinton County features historical buildings, recreational parks, and rural charm with more than 200,000 acres of farmland. Its county seat in Frankfort is home to the only high school in the country whose mascot is the Hot Dogs, which won ESPN’s best Indiana nickname in… Continue reading.

Summer in Indiana

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Posted on May 24, 2024 in Features

Summer is a busy time for Hoosiers. School is out, the warm weather is here, and everyone is ready to spend time outside. It’s also a time for vacation. Instead of planning an expensive trip outside of state lines, consider the many experiences available closer to home. Check out the following pages for special offerings… Continue reading.

Can’t-miss summer events

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Posted on May 24, 2024 in Features

Cities, towns, and local organizations in every region of Indiana are hosting summer events that have something for everyone. Take a look at some of the offerings below, and visit indianafestivals.org for a comprehensive, searchable list of events around the state. JUNE RISING SUN SUMMER FEST June 8 | Rising Sun Family-friendly with live music,… Continue reading.

Protect your home with an electrical inspection

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Posted on May 07, 2024 in Features, Newton County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC

We assume our electricity will be readily available unless there’s a power outage. When we flip the switch or turn on an appliance, with think everything will work as expected. We don’t always consider what will happen if something is awry. If there’s a problem with your home’s wiring, or it’s inadequate for the appliances… Continue reading.

10 home electricity safety tips

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Posted on May 07, 2024 in Features, Jay County REMC, Newton County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Warren County REMC

Although we rely on electricity every day, we sometimes take it for granted because it is easy and dependable. We also don’t think about how this vital resource can create dangerous situations for us and our families. Brush up on your home electrical safety with these tips. 1 Water and electricity don’t mix. Keep electric… Continue reading.

A tribute to the mamas

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Posted on Apr 26, 2024 in From the Editor

Mother’s Day is May 12. This will be my second Mother’s Day as a mother myself. Those of you who have children know that it’s a wild ride. My daughter, Gwen, is 19 months old, and she teaches me something new every day. I have been fortunate to have many exceptional women in my life…. Continue reading.

Professional progression: The road taken

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Posted on Apr 26, 2024 in Profile

While attending Purdue University’s construction management program, Josh Durbin envisioned a dream job of building log homes in the Rocky Mountains, far from where he grew up in Steuben County.  After college in 2008, he was offered a job in the mountains. But that was right in the middle of the Great Recession. “I had… Continue reading.

Play on!

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Posted on Apr 26, 2024 in Travel

Today’s playgrounds offer more than a venue for kids to expel excess energy. Indiana’s most cutting-edge play spaces are a blueprint for creativity, exploration, and connection for every age, ability, and interest. Westermeier Commons at Central Park, Carmel If a child’s drawing of what the most amazing playground was to be built in real life,… Continue reading.

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