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Painting the towns

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Posted on May 24, 2022 in Features

“If these walls could only talk …,” the old saying goes. Well, in a lot of cities, small towns, and rural communities across Indiana, walls do talk. They tell proud stories of local history, traditions, faith, culture, and of a vibrant arts community bursting with expression — painted not in words but through large publicly… Continue reading.

County Profile: Lawrence County

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Posted on May 24, 2022 in County

Wonderful contrasts — between the past and future; between the defined bedrock of Earth and the deep blue-sky weightless vastness of space — are celebrated in Lawrence County. Situated in the heart of Indiana’s famed limestone belt, the county is known worldwide for the stone quarried from beneath its soil. Bedford, the county seat, is… Continue reading.

Gidget’s gadget from ‘the day’

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in From the Editor

Fifteen years ago this month, the first version of one of my constant companions — my beloved iPhone — was born. And though now I can’t imagine life without my iPhone, I can certainly remember those years pre-smartphone when phones were used solely for verbal communication! Even though 19th and 20th century era phones couldn’t… Continue reading.

Take a walk and take a look

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Features

It’s a beautiful summer day. What should you do with your young ones? Head outdoors, take a walk and go on a scavenger hunt! Clip out this list of things to look for and a hunting you will go!

It’s fun to recycle

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Features

Teach your children how they can be good environmental stewards while having fun at the same time. Vintage clothing can be cool! Take the kids to resale/thrift shops and antique stores to find authentic distressed jeans and true vintage T-shirts to wear. Plus, they’ll actually be doing their part to recycle while putting together a… Continue reading.

Make it, bake it

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Features

Rainy days and Mondays getting you and your kids down this summer? Making sweet treats can be one of the most pleasant ways to spend a rainy indoor afternoon with your children. Baking with kids teaches them kitchen skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives. You also can use the opportunity to… Continue reading.

Toys should be safe as well as fun

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Features

Though going toy shopping for your children can be fun, the wide array of possibilities can also make the experience overwhelming.  So, to help you navigate the toy aisle wisely, here is a checklist to help you choose safe toys: Check the minimum age recommendation on the package. Buy a gift that suits a child’s… Continue reading.

Remember: safety first when using fireworks

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Features

If the fireworks show is in your yard this July 4, your kids’ safety should be the top priority. Most families celebrate by watching a local, professional show — supervised by firefighters. But if you’re starting the performance early with consumer fireworks, here are some tips:  Your fireworks might be legal, but that doesn’t mean… Continue reading.

Breaking records

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Posted on Apr 26, 2022 in From the Editor

One of my most memorable collegiate memories was the day more than 2,500 of my fellow Ball State Cardinals and I gathered on the university’s quadrangle to jump in the air at the same time — all in an effort to make the Guinness Book of World Records and appear in a Toyota commercial. I’m… Continue reading.

Randy Kleaving

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Posted on Apr 26, 2022 in Profile

Randy Kleaving always heard one proverb when he was young: “No matter how good something is, when you’re done with it, you need to leave it better.” That’s something he says he’s always taken to heart: in his vocation as a farmer, and multiple avocations as volunteer firefighter, county commissioner, and director on his local,… Continue reading.

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