Richard Vogel, center, shows off some of the brands on a piece of wood that will be among those being used at Saturday’s Pioneer Days Festival in Hayden. He is flanked by Vince Vogel, left, a cousin, and Mark Habenicht of the Spencer Township Volunteer Fire Department. The firefighters’ duties that day will be cooking the famous barbecue chicken.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
The attraction of using antique saws to cut a piece of wood is greater for some than others. But when a unique design is added to the wood with a heated metal brand, the appeal is magnified significantly.
A self-taught sculptor hand chiseling a monument for a self-made man.Somehow, it seems only fitting that Tell City resident and artist Greg Harris is the one fashioning the eight-and-a-half ton limestone monument which will stand in testament to Hayden son Edgar Whitcomb's storied career and adventurous life.Like Whitcomb, Harris embarked on his own journey to self fulfillment, following his dream to become a sculptor and artist."I am mostly self-taught," he says. "To me, it means I have a strong desire to learn."
Kate Eder knew once she'd graduated Indiana University that she wanted to work in the world of not- for-profits. With that decision made, she began searching for employment.
"Would you prefer being a human, orc or necromancer?""Necromancer, definitely."A line of cards spread across the table and the card game, Rune Age, began.The South East Indiana Gamer's Association, or S.E.I.G.A., is a group of people who meet twice each month at the Jennings County Public Library to play tabletop games. According to Justin Ramey, the original group was started several years ago by Neil Snyder at Jennings County High School and was called the Strategy Game Club. It was more recently turned over to Ramey and Blake Sovern, who...
It was a happy gathering last month as St. Vincent Jennings celebrated its 40th birthday. "We at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital are honored to have served the community for the past 40 years and we look forward to continuing our service for another 40 years," said hospital administrator Carl Risk."I would like to thank previous and current medical staff, associates and board members who have made St. Vincent Jennings Hospital what it is today. I also would like to thank St.Vincent Health for the tremendous support they have provided since 1996."
It seems like it has taken years, and it has. But finally-finally-official and legally binding contracts have been signed to get those two rattletrap CSX crossings fixed downtown. It is almost unbelievable.
Registration continues for the sixth annual Luke Elsner Memorial 5K Run/Walk to be held Saturday, Aug. 30 at Hayden. The event is part of Hayden's Pioneer Days Festival activities (see related story on page 1A). Preregistration will begin at 7 a.m. outside Hayden Elementary School with the race to start at 8 a.m.
For 71 veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and their 71 guardians, it was a long day. George Franklin Yeager of Butlerville, a veteran of all three of those wars, was one of them. One day after his 87th birthday, he went on an Honor Flight from Cincinnati to Washington, D.C., where he and the others toured five military memorials and other sites.
Sculptor Greg Harris, seen working last weekend in downtown Hayden, says he expects the monument to former Indiana Governor and Hayden native Ed Whitcomb to be all set for dedication ceremonies scheduled for Labor Day weekend. A personal friend of Whitcomb, Harris says he is honored to be crafting the limestone monument.-Staff Photo by Barbara King