By Brian Hawk Growing up in rural Indiana, I’ve always had a love for fast cars with enough horsepower to shove you back into your seat every time you hit the gas pedal. There is an exhilaration that comes over me every time I experience the sound of the vehicle rpms rising and the feeling… Continue reading.
The 2020 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art will be available for distribution at participating Indiana electric co-op offices around the state in the coming weeks (… and into the mailboxes of consumers of Newton County REMC with their November issue of Indiana Connection). Here’s a preview of the 22nd annual edition of the calendar, and… Continue reading.
“Artist of the Year” Danielle Sommerman has a front-porch view of the vacated floodplain that once was the town of English. Most of the town was chased to higher ground about a mile to the east in the 1990s after yet another flood. Where there once were driveways, buildings and lawns, there are now fairways,… Continue reading.
Each year after the judges select the 13 grade division winners in the calendar art contest, other top works from the various grades are pulled aside. From these, nine additional works are selected at large to receive honorable mentions. Here are the honorable mention winners from this year’s contest. These works will appear in a… Continue reading.
Congratulations to the 13 grade division winners of our Cooperative Calendar of Student Art! Be sure to catch their award-winning artwork in the 2020 calendar.
Readers rallied around fave businesses — and notables — from the southern part of Indiana in this latest round of voting. But the great thing about compiling a “best of” list is that it’s ever-evolving as you discover new must-visits around the state to add to your current top spots! Since 2002, readers of this… Continue reading.
BY BRIAN D. SMITH The perky young woman with expressive hazel eyes sounds slightly tentative as she introduces herself to the unseen audience on the other side of her computer. “Hey, everybody, my name is Jessica, and I am brand new to YouTube, and this is a brand new channel.” She spends 45 more seconds… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC is excited to announce the most recent Operation Round Up grant recipients. This quarter’s giving accounted for over $12,000 going back into our communities. Pulaski County Scrappy Sewers: The volunteer seamstresses at Pulaski County Scrappy Sewers received $1,000 from KV REMC Operation Round Up to purchase fabric for pillowcases. The Scrappy… Continue reading.
Most people celebrate July 4 by watching a local, professional fireworks 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 they are safe. The National Council on Fireworks Safety and the U.S. Fire Administration report thousands… Continue reading.
BY BRIAN D. SMITH Fifty years ago this month, a man on the moon joined the man in the moon, pressing a human footprint onto the grainy gray lunar surface for the first time in history. Neil Armstrong’s July 20, 1969 milestone step (he was soon accompanied by fellow astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin) came 6½… Continue reading.
BY NICK ROGERS Spring Mill State Park boasts the usual activities, campsites and trails (eight to be exact, ranging from 1/3 to 2½ miles). But most parks don’t serve food using cornmeal made from an active, 202-year-old mill. And you’d be hard-pressed to find NASA spacecraft near nature elsewhere. On 1,358 acres about 3 miles… Continue reading.