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They Called It Grouseland

Imagine building a structure that needed to serve as the seat of government, a family home and a fort all rolled into one…and you had…

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The Hoosier Gymnasium

They stopped playing high school games in the gym in 1966 and for well over two decades it never hosted a meaningful game.  Today that…

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A Shrine of Sorts

It’s just an old high school gym – built in 1921 and replaced in 1966, but it never was torn down, thanks to the efforts…

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A World Food Prize Winner

What the Oscars and Emmys are to movie and TV, the World Food Prize is to the world of agriculture.  It is awarded to those…

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A Visit with the CTO

You’ve heard of a CEO or a COO, but what’s a CTO?  It’s a very big and important title to the entire world when you…

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Representing Some of the Biggest Stars on the Screen

Their names are often not known to the world, however the people they represent are some of the biggest stars on screen.  Today we go…

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A Gold Medal Winner

She is a gold medal winner – and that’s quite an accomplishment no matter the sport.  However, while you may not know her name, there’s…

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The Wilbur Wright Birthplace

At the Wilbur Wright Birthplace in Indiana you’ll find a nearly exact replica of the first plane the famous brothers got into the air at…

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A Gift That Planted a Seed

It was not a big or fancy gift.  In fact, most kids today would play with it for a few minutes and then forget about…

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Punishment in the Closet that Changed Lives

As a kid, what was your punishment for not doing what you were told?  These boys were sent to the closet and what happened there…

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The Name and the Story Behind An Indiana Couple

Many fourth graders are required to study their states history.  If you live in Indiana you probably studied this name.  Perhaps all of us should…

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“Fair Trade” During the Civil War

Perhaps you’ve heard of “fair trade” products you can purchase in this country that guarantee the producers in developing nations are paid a fair wage…

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Carrying On Without Saying A Word

The work of the Underground Railroad needed to be secretive of course.  But it seems many in this town knew what was going on, yet…

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The Secretive Work of the Couple From Fountain City

In Fountain City, Indiana you will find an older brick home with quite a story.  If you step inside you’ll learn the secretive, yet important…

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A Life Bigger Than a Patent

He made millions with an important invention for an automobile.  But his life was far bigger than just that patent he received.  His life is…

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An Inspiration for Small Town Basketball Teams

Once upon a time, I started for my high school basketball team in the smallest class of schools at King City, Missouri.  We were one…

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A Town You May Know As Hickory

There’s a chance you’ve heard of Milan, Indiana, but many of you have not.  Or maybe you did but you know it by a different…

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Ali vs. Frazier

It was Ali versus Frazier. Not that Ali versus Frazier, but their kids… SharePrintEmail

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Not Listening To Her Father

Sometimes parents influence their children in a direction they think best for them.  In this case, the father encouraged the daughter not to follow in…

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Hearing about “The Champ” From His Daughter

He was simply known as “the champ.”  He had the physical abilities to take him to the top of his sport and the social abilities…

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