Porcelain chariot race a part of Salamonie Summer Festival

The Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren is gearing up to celebrate 50 years of festival memories from Friday, June 30 through Monday, July 3....

Patience an ingredient for baking with kids

“Would you like to help me bake cookies?” I asked Julia and her 6-year-old cousin Japheth who was here visiting.“Yes! Yes!” came the excited...

July 4th: Healthy & fun!

No matter what your plans are for the 4th of July, if your health is not good, you will most likely not enjoy any...

Hermanson – Vanderkolk engagement

Kylie Lynn Hermanson and Robert John Vanderkolk are engaged to be married July 1, 2017 at The Tabernacle in Monroe, Indiana.The bride is the...

Lending a hand and sharing a meal

Dustin Isch of Boy Scout Troop 140 completes Eagle Scout project at Ouabache State Park.Dustin Isch of Boy Scout Troop 140 chose Ouabache State Park to...

I don’t know what this is

Q.  I bought this plant from a nursery about a year ago. On and off, I’ve been trying to identify it with various online...

Junior naturalist campers at Ouabache

After having spent this past week as campers at Ouabache State Park in the Junior Indiana Master Naturalist’s program the 13 youngsters served as...

A patriotic neighbor

One of Robert Chastein’s neighbors has nominated the home in the Bluffton Woods Mobile Home Park for a “Patriotic Neighbor” recognition. What a fitting...

Gloria’s summer strawberry delights

“Julia! Austin! Wake up, we’re ready to leave for Ohio! Remember, we’re going to Grandpa’s today!” I told my sleeping darlings. Shrieks of delight sounded...

20 minutes till quit time

Each year I try to include a column about the goal to “stop smoking.” It’s true; in the next 20 minutes you can decide...