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Issue of October 15, 2014

Finished product worth 'ugly' work

My Opinion

The massive infrastructure overhaul on the square in downtown Corydon will undoubtedly be a headache and an eyesore for most of 2015. Instead of being met by the beautiful, limestone First State Capitol Building and plush green grass on the square, when people come through the town they'll likely be met with construction fencing, dirt, mud and all sorts of other unsightly things that will make the square look like a war zone as the 10-month project takes place next year....more >>

The poison of tyranny

Community conversations

It has been one of those perfectly lovely summer mornings in our garden. The sun is bright, the air is cool and flowers are in full bloom with the promise of even more color in the days ahead. It is tempting to push aside the seriousness that lies just beyond the borders of my comfortable world. All that war and suffering in the Middle East and former Soviet countries seems so far away....more >>

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Chip and seal was right call
My Opinion
August 05, 2014
Harrison County Highway Dept. officials and county leaders made the right call to abandon the chip-and-seal road improvement method earlier this year. But, they also made the right call last year to go to less expensive road improvement methods, even one so unpopular as chip and seal. ...more >>
One-room schools once popular
Celebrating Statehood
August 05, 2014
John Greenleaf Whittier’s familiar lines of poetry, “Still sits the schoolhouse by the road ... ” once applied locally since many one-room schoolhouses dotted the landscape throughout Harrison County. ...more >>
Fair wishes: better carnies, admission options
My Opinion
July 29, 2014
The most memorable part of the 155th consecutive annual Harrison County Fair, which took place earlier this month at the fairgrounds in Corydon, would have to be the weather. Even the most seasoned veterans of the longest running fair in the state of Indiana agreed that outside of Monday night, July 14, when about an inch of rain fell in 40 minutes, the weather was the cat’s meow all week, with temperatures barely topping 80 degrees each day. ...more >>
Art's in eyes of beholder
Community conversations
July 29, 2014
On our recent drive to Corydon from Indianapolis, we stopped at the antique mall in Edinburg to stretch our legs and look around a bit. Having nothing in particular in mind, our cart remained empty until I spotted a large painting hanging high in a booth. ...more >>
Opportunity dressed in disguise
My Opinion
July 22, 2014
I have tried many times to sit and write this column, writing this first paragraph, erasing, beginning again, only to repeat the process. ...more >>
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