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April 12, 2021

'Poor little fella'
Deb Hofelich shed tears when she laid a flower by the body of brown hound dog that didn't have a chance. Earlier that day, it had been hit by a vehicle and killed near her home in the Two-Mile Creek subdivision.

"He was a handsome animal," Hofelich said, "the poor little fella."

Across the street, a little girl playing in her yard was also disheartened.

"I saw that dog walking around our neighborhood a couple of days ago," said Olivia Sharp, 6. "It makes me sad that he is dead. What happened to him?"

"He got ran over by a car," Hofelich answered.

Olivia frowned.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Staying active and remarkable
The key to a long healthy life, says Claudia Helen Moore, is simple.

"I have no bad habits," says the North Vernon woman. "I know that's why I'm still going strong."

There likely are other reasons, too.

Moore stays active every single day by doing everything from penning poems and keeping her neat apartment clean to taking care of her boyfriend's cat and going to auctions.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Shooting the breeze on radio
Until two years ago, the extent of Tom Taylor's background in radio was as a North Vernon teenager listening to rock-n-roll on Louisville AM station WAKY and, at night, on Chicago AM station WLS and Cousin Brucie on WABC-AM out of New York. He'd also listen to talk radio on WIBC-AM from Indianapolis.

Today, Taylor is the owner of WJCP-AM in North Vernon. His main claim to fame in that electronic medium, though, is his weekday morning talk show - at least among those who listen.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lifetime of political activism
For nearly all of her life, Patti Marshall Yount has been a political activist with few equals. This Jen­nings County woman, mother and grandmother was greatly shaped by the tumultuous 1960s and the fire has been burning within her ever since.
Friday, August 31, 2012

Jennings GOP's man in Tampa
For the first time in recent memory, Jennings County has a delegate at one of the two major political national conventions.

Mark Holwager of Commiskey is one of three delegates representing Indiana's new 6th Congres­sional District at this week's Republican Nat­ional Con­vention.

"I am nervously excited about the upcoming adventure," Holwager said last week before departing for Tampa.

Monday, August 27, 2012

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