As students at The University of Massachusetts in the early 1940s, they were inseparable. Unlike many of their classmates who were focused on football and frat parties, the Howard brothers and their best friend A Grant Holt spent their college days planning and dreaming of the ceramics busin…

Bad news and good news today about the wall that was built long ago across the road from Harris City.

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I try to stay up on food trends, and whenever I hear of some new fad diet making the rounds, I investigate it to find out if it’s legit or not. Most diets don’t work, and those that do are typically based on a sane eating plan.

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I’ve written about places to check out in Wolcottville, including Cook’s Bison Ranch, a great venue to visit and get all things buffalo. There’s also what I call the Topeka-Wolcottville corridor with several joints worth visiting. Among those are Coppertop Tavern, Coody Brown’s and Beauty and The Bull Pub. You can also meander further east to Adams Lake Pub, which is just down the road from Cook’s. But, there’s also a hidden gem in beautiful downtown Wolcottville.

Because of the infrequency in time and location of total solar eclipses, scientists historically have had difficulty studying broad, controlled data collections on eclipse-related animal behavior. But with the advent of smartphone technology, researchers are looping in citizen scientists to help record the effects of solar eclipses. 

This Week's Circulars


Hallie Maxine Thompson Revalee, 88, passed away Monday morning August 19, 2019, at Country Charm Senior Living Center in Greenwood, Indiana, after a long illness. She had previously lived in Greensburg, Indiana, for over fifty-five years. Maxine was the first child of Ray and Helen Cooper Th…

Ann M. Dawson Baker, 47, formerly of Westport, IN died on August 7th, 2019 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach Florida. Born October 2, 1971 in Rushville, IN she was the daughter of Harry and Susan (Clemons) Dawson. She was a 1990 graduate of South Decatur Junior/Senior …