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The ‘spending years’

Posted on Aug 28, 2022 in Features

For decades, you’ve collected paychecks from an employer. But after you retire, you’ll be paying yourself — that is, withdrawing money from the nest egg you’ve saved. Unfortunately, many retirees, flush from having sudden access to a large sum of money, overpay themselves early in retirement. Some folks deplete their savings at a stage in… Continue reading.

Living for today

Posted on Aug 28, 2022 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling As I look back at the hundreds of columns I’ve written over the years, I realize how much I’ve grown and changed — and how much I’ve stayed the same. I’m SO thankful that I was able to chronicle my musings, adventures, and memories through my editor’s letter. Not only was I… Continue reading.

Fat Cats

Posted on Aug 24, 2022 in Pets

By most estimates, well over half of all cats in the United States are overweight. A 2019 survey of pet owners and veterinarians suggests about 60 percent of cats are overweight or obese, a statistic that hasn’t budgedin recent years. To determine your cat’s body fat, during its annual physical exam the veterinarian will feel… Continue reading.

County Profile: Posey County

Posted on Aug 24, 2022 in County

With its interesting geographical, biological and historical stories, Posey County, located in Indiana’s southwest corner pocket, is like no other county in the state. Posey is the “big toe” of Indiana; it’s the farthest southwest of Indiana’s 92 counties. The Wabash River forms Posey’s western border with Illinois as it empties out into the Ohio… Continue reading.

Barn anew

Posted on Aug 24, 2022 in Features

By Richard G. Biever When Robyn and Jason Thompson tied the knot in 1998, she warned him the rope was attached to more than just her. “She told me when I married her, I married the land,” Jason said. “And she wasn’t lying.” That land is a 70-acre farm in eastern Morgan County. Once covering… Continue reading.

Snack time

Posted on Aug 24, 2022 in From the Editor

Ever since preschool conditioned us to expect mid-morning orange slices or crackers spread with peanut butter, snack time has become a high point in many of our days. These between-meal indulgences treat tummies and tastebuds to craveable salty, sweet or savory flavors before the “hangries” hit. And that’s a good thing for everyone concerned!  Snacks… Continue reading.

Should it stay or should it go?

Posted on Aug 13, 2022 in Features

STAY Things that bring you joy and comfort Things that are essential to you living your best life Things that add to your overall well-being Family heirlooms Physical photos Anything difficult to replace Essential documents Personal keepsakes Handwritten notes of significance GO Old cords Old calendars or planners Old takeout menus Glasses with an outdated… Continue reading.

Storage cart to the rescue

Posted on Aug 13, 2022 in Features

Metal three-shelf storage carts, which can be purchased at craft and department stores, have become a staple item in many homes. They’re relatively inexpensive, come in several colors and are easy to assemble. Since they have wheels, you can easily move them around the house if you need to. Storage carts can serve a variety… Continue reading.

What NOT to do when you’re trying to get organized

Posted on Aug 13, 2022 in Features

Those everything-in-their-place pictures you see in home decorating magazines may be your inspiration when you’re hoping to tidy up your abode but how do you actually get your home to look like that? Before we tackle the “how-to’s” let’s review the “what not-to-do’s.”  Don’t buy organizational supplies before measuring and decluttering.  Those sleek shelving units… Continue reading.

Career Profile: Samantha Kuhn

Posted on Jul 22, 2022 in Profile

Samantha Kuhn grew up surrounded by all things electric cooperative. For most of her life, her dad was a cooperative CEO, including the CEO of Kosciusko REMC in northern Indiana. But as a college student interested in journalism, she never dreamed she’d follow her dad’s footsteps into a career at an electric utility … until she… Continue reading.

Here comes the sunflower

Posted on Jul 22, 2022 in Travel

The “Sunflower State” is Kansas. But Indiana is no shrinking violet when it comes to celebrating the giant, sun-loving flower that brings the radiance of the sun to our fields and gardens. Beginning this month and continuing until the sun starts to fade into fall, Hoosiers will be celebrating sunflowers at various festivals and events…. Continue reading.

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