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Here’s to you

Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in Features

By Richard G. Biever As president of her graduating class, Abby Bannon was expected to deliver the traditional speech welcoming classmates, family, faculty and friends to the 2020 Crawfordsville High School commencement in May. Instead, in a year that’s been anything but traditional, the talented singing/songwriting senior penned an ode for her classmates filled with… Continue reading.

County Profile: Perry County

Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in County

Tucked along the state’s southern contours amid the rolling hills of the Hoosier National Forest and the Ohio River, Perry County is one of Indiana’s best kept secrets. Almost three quarters of the county is within the southernmost boundaries of the National Forest which offers Perry County residents and visitors a variety of outdoor activities… Continue reading.

Plant for beauty and energy efficiency

Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in Features

You might plant shrubs and bushes to make your yard look nicer. They might also lower your energy bill.  Careful landscape planning can help protect a house from summer’s hot sun and winter’s cold winds.  Here’s a quick guide to saving energy through smart planting: Determine the climate in your community and even in your… Continue reading.

Halloween Memories!

Posted on Jun 01, 2020 in Features

The sweetest thing about Halloween may not be the preponderance of candy, but the inspired décor and “couture” associated with the holiday. Our October cover story will focus on what readers like you do to make your Halloween spook-tacular. What are some of your favorite DIY costumes and how did you make them? How do… Continue reading.

Career Profile: Restoring power to consumers

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Profile

Top 3 responsibilities in a day: Update geographic information system (GIS) maps based on work and service orders and reports by field teams.  Dispatch outages. Help create GIS maps, both static and online, for internal and external use. What kind of education do you have?  I have a master’s degree in GIS and also attend specialized… Continue reading.

Fighting like cats and dogs

Posted on May 27, 2020 in Pets

If you’ve found added comfort in the company of furry family members while sheltering in place, maybe you’re considering adding another set of paws upon your floor. Perhaps you’ve heard of a pet orphaned by COVID-19; or you think your pets would welcome the added company after life returns to normal and they are once… Continue reading.

Virtual Vacation

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.

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