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Remembering Our Fallen Post 241

Throughout the past week, the Waynedale American Legion Post 241 hosted the Indiana “Remembering Our Fallen” memorial. Open to the public November 13 – 19, the exhibit honored U.S. military service men and women from Indiana who have given their lives in war zones since 9/11. It was created to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Its legacy will be that these men and women will never be forgotten. The memorial was presented in partnership with American...

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Hills Market

Anyone who has driven down Lower Huntington Road lately will notice big changes at Hill’s Meat Market. A new building, (which will double the size of the existing one), is being built to the east of the existing market.  Current owner, “Chuck” Hill said, “We hoped to open the new store during our 75th Anniversary the weekend after Thanksgiving. Now it seems more likely the grand opening will be closer to February or March of 2016“.

There has been a market in the current building for over 100...

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Pictured after the announcement of this year’s Light of Learning award.  Husband Joe Svitek, son Christopher Svitek, HASA President Erin Poiry, Father Matt Soberalski, Assistant Principal Greg Slee, Light of Learning award winner Mrs. Paula Svitek and Principal Lois Widner.

On November 6, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School announced this year’s Light of Learning award winner. Principal Lois Widner announced Mrs. Paula Svitek is the Light of Learning award winner for the 2015-2016 school year. The announcement was made at the end of an all-school Mass.

Mrs. Svitek is a resource teacher and a licensed special education teacher and works with students from preschool through 4th grade. She is also the Wilson and Fundations Coordinator. Mrs. Svitek has worked...

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Thanksgiving is one of the greatest traditions we as Americans celebrate each year. Dating back more than 150 years before our independence, it is hard to think of a time in our history when this holiday was not observed. There is always some question as to when or even where the first Thanksgiving occurred. The most commonly observed gathering took place in the autumn of 1621, when 53 settlers and 80 to 90 Native Americans gathered in Plymouth, Massachusetts. More likely than turkey and...

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The University of Saint Francis has announced the schedule for its annual Christmas tradition of yuletide celebration, Christmas at USF. Christmas at USF features events the first three weekends in December. Many are free, and all have free parking. More information is also available at sf.edu/christmas.

Christmas in the Castle will allow visitors to tour historic Brookside, the former Bass mansion, and to see it specially decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers.

Christmas in...

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Make this holiday season one filled with creating memories and gifts that keep giving throughout the year.

Terrariums have made a comeback and make wonderful do-it-yourself projects and gifts for beginning and experienced gardeners. They enable gardeners to continue to grow no matter the weather outdoors and can be updated and used as decorations throughout the year with some simple updating for holidays and other special occasions. Just add a few ceramic items like a Christmas tree ornament...

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After seeing so many do-it-yourself projects on the DIY network, many homeowners believe that sweeping a chimney is easy, and attempt to do the work themselves to save money. That way of thinking usually ends in disaster.

This is one of those annual maintenance items that is best left to the professional.

Professionally trained chimney sweeps learn what type of equipment to use for the job, the best methods of sweeping, and how to remove different types of creosote.

Chimney sweeps use tarps...

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Front Row L – R: Walter Grantham, Don Stone, Stan Freet. Back Row L – R: Bill Colburn, Ted Egts, Bob Floyd, Al Oetting, Harrison Hull.

Kingston Residence recently honored their Veterans in a special celebration.

Pictured Front Row L – R: Walter Grantham, Don Stone, Stan Freet.

Back Row L – R: Bill Colburn, Ted Egts, Bob Floyd, Al Oetting, Harrison Hull.

Don’t look now, but the holidays are right around the corner. That means it’s time to take a careful look at the condition of your home’s interior, especially the rooms where you’ll soon be entertaining.

Take stock of things with a careful visual inspection. Focus first on the space near your front door, where guests and family members will get their initial impression of your home. Then check out the family room, dining room, and bathroom or powder room. Look at the kitchen, too, where...

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