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  • Linda Hamer Kennett: A surprise in every box The world’s Fair of 1893 offered visitors a strange concoction of popcorn, nuts and maple syrup.This confection, unnamed at the time, was an instant hit with the public. For the next three years the inventors of the popcorn treat, William and Louis R

    June 25, 2014

  • Now that summer is here, ready for cooler weather I can’t see much difference in the weather now that summer is here. As far as I am concerned, we’ve had summer for a long time. I’m ready for cooler weather already. I knew I liked winter better than summer. I didn’t get as cold then as I’ve gotten h

    June 25, 2014

  • Pat Smith: Memories of Thomas Meek Last week’s column was about appreciating the history in the old obituaries, especially the obituary for Thomas Meek that Jeanie Coy shared. “The Sainted soul of Uncle Thomas Meek slipped leash and soars heavenward on eternal pilgrimage.” According t

    June 25, 2014

  • What's Your Sign? What’s your sign? No, not your astrological sign, the sign, rather, that greets you as you enter your community. Mine says, “Welcome to the Friendly City.” Others I’ve seen celebrated some favorite son or daughter - “Childhood Home of...” Still other

    June 24, 2014

  • Homegrown spirits return to State Fair INDIANAPOLIS – Mark Webb is counting on patrons of the Indiana State Fair to be better behaved this summer than they were in 1946, when a celebratory post-war crowd almost trashed the place.The bad behavior of beer drinkers 68 years ago is what led t

    June 24, 2014

  • opn-gb Bohanon column headshot Seven things that I like about the World Cup The key to enjoying any sport is to fully embrace the addiction. To a non-golfer watching grown men walk down a fairway to club a small ball towards a green is perverse torture. The true golfer, however, embraces the tension before the hit, observes

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pat Smith: Obituaries and history There is one thing about “the old days” that I find incredibly touching. That’s the obituaries of those pioneers that one finds in old newspapers. Jeanie Coy showed me an obituary for Thomas Meek who died in 1912. It is written with much tenderness –

    June 20, 2014

  • Lawson leads an all-female ticket INDIANAPOLIS – Connie Lawson had a speech ready for the state Republican party delegates who picked her as their Secretary of State candidate, putting her at the top of an all-female ticket in November.But she never got to deliver it.Instead, time wa

    June 17, 2014

  • Republicans, women and Latinos FORT WAYNE - Less than two years after Democrats tried to tag the “war on women” label on Indiana Republicans - with some success - delegates at the GOP Convention here nominated the first all female ticket in state history.Going before voters in Nov

    June 17, 2014

  • Don't listen to those who knew Bergdahl best For several weeks now, since President Barack Obama held a Rose Garden event to brag about his exchange of five Taliban terrorist leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the patronizing elite of the left have scolded conservatives and a few fellow Democ

    June 17, 2014

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