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Cool, clean fun

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Posted on Jun 23, 2022 in Features

Good clean fun is getting easier to come by all around Indiana. And that’s good — because it’s also the coolest fun around for our long, hot summer days. We’re talking the cool, clean fun of water parks. Almost everywhere we turn it seems, a community is announcing a ribbon cutting for a new water… Continue reading.

Calendar art winners selected

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Posted on May 27, 2022 in Features

Twenty-six student artists were selected as first place and honorable mention winners in the annual art contest sponsored by Indiana’s electric cooperatives. Their artworks will illustrate the cover and inside pages of the 2023 edition of the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art. The popular project celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.  Grade Division Winners Kindergarten… Continue reading.

Career Profile: Chad Hinesley

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Posted on May 25, 2022 in Profile

The average worker will hold 10 different jobs before the age of 40 and a dozen throughout his or her career, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. Chad Hinesley was right at that average. He held 10 different jobs by age 44. But how many “average workers” hold 10 different jobs without ever changing employers?… Continue reading.

Roaring on the river

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Posted on May 25, 2022 in Travel

When it comes to the world’s fastest motorsports, the 2.5-mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is where it’s at during the month of May and Memorial Day Weekend. But the Fourth of July Weekend belongs to the annual Madison Regatta and its 2.5-mile circuit on the Ohio River. Skimming and skipping across the water… Continue reading.

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.

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