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  • MET 011714 UNITED FRYE.jpg VIDEO: United Day for United Way

    The wind combined with the cold temperatures did not freeze out the enthusiasm of the eighth annual United Day for United Way volunteers around the Wabash Valley on Friday.

    January 17, 2014 4 Photos 1 Video

  • MET011714raptors eyes.jpg VIDEO: Not just for show

    Leslie Grow, Indiana Department of Natural Resources interpretive naturalist at the Hardy Lake Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center, gave the barred owl's "Who Cooks for you, who cooks for you-all call." Grow brought six raptors to Fowler Park for the first in a series of programs offered by the Vigo County Parks Department. The next event, Nature's Design,  will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.

    January 17, 2014 5 Photos 1 Video

  • MET 011614 CARTER PACERS.jpg VIDEO: 104 percent a Pacer fan

    A long-time Indiana Pacers fan, Ruby Carter watches their games on television and has her favorite player — Danny Granger. “I like his attitude,” she said. Carter — who turned 104 Thursday — might be considered an “unofficial” Pacer herself. The boyfriend of a relative used some connections to get a special surprise for Carter.

    January 17, 2014 3 Photos 1 Video

  • IMG_3294.jpg VIDEO: Voter registration efforts pay off

    Getting a 100 percent score on a test is probably a goal for most students. It was also the goal of one North Vermillion High School teacher who achieved that 100 percent mark on his own test, which was  to register all voter-eligible teenagers at the school.

    January 17, 2014 1 Photo 1 Video

  • photo.JPG VIDEO: Winter weather wallops Valley

    Wabash Valley residents woke up Thursday morning to roads with a layer of ice and snow that continued throughout the day and resulted in dangerous road conditions.
    More snow and wind chills near zero degrees are expected today.

    January 16, 2014 3 Photos 1 Video

  • MET011314margaret.jpg VIDEO: Businesses, development at forefront

    Mayor Duke Bennett gave an upbeat report to local business leaders Monday in his annual address to the city’s Chamber of Commerce.

    January 13, 2014 1 Photo 1 Video

  • MET010914tanoos drive.jpg ARCTIC BLAST 2014 Video: Vigo superintendent keeps schools closed after assessment

    As he drove through slushy, snow-filled streets Thursday toward Fuqua Elementary School, Vigo County School Corp. Superintendent Danny Tanoos kept a close eye on piles of snow impeding bus stops and sidewalks.

    January 10, 2014 5 Photos 1 Video

  • wolfepromo.jpg VIDEO: Terre Haute artist Bill Wolfe pours heart, soul into project of a lifetime

    Bill Wolfe thumbed through a series of photographs documenting his sculpture of basketball legend Larry Bird.

    November 8, 2013 4 Photos 12 Stories 3 Videos

  • tsbird8 SLIDESHOW: French Lick still tied to Larry Bird Republished from July 6, 2007 (Associated Press)

    November 5, 2013 1 Story

  • red ribbon week contest video screen capture.tiff VIDEO: Enter Red Ribbon Week 'A Healthy Me is Drug Free' contest

    The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23-31.
 Here’s how to enter to win $1,000 for your K-12 school and an iPad for the home:

    October 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • MET091113mike'sfire snorkel.jpg VIDEO: Firefighters battle scrap-yard fire

    Firefighters responded to a fire with heavy smoke Wednesday afternoon at a business located on Terre Haute’s east side.

    September 12, 2013 5 Photos 1 Video

  • PREP PODCAST (VIDEO): Week 2 in the Wabash Valley

    Sports reporters Andy Amey and Craig Pearson discuss Wabash Valley football.

    August 30, 2013 1 Video

  • MET071013wabash monument.jpg VIDEO: 500 Miles of Wabash: Historic homestretch

    Quest for utopia, pivotal battleground still fascinate visitors en route to river's big, secluded finish

    August 25, 2013 16 Photos 4 Stories 1 Video

  • FOOTBALL PROMO for web.jpg VIDEO: Experts break down Friday prep football Week 1

    TERRE HAUTE — Tribune-Star sports staffers Craig Pearson and Andy Amey discuss the upcoming season and Friday's games for the Big Four high school football teams.

    August 23, 2013 1 Photo 1 Video

  • A1-main-wabash airboat.jpg VIDEO: 500 Miles of Wabash: Down on the river’s most famed stretch

    On the water. Down in the valley.
    The view of the Wabash River looks starkly different from that vantage point, compared with overlooks, scenic as they may be.

    August 18, 2013 15 Photos 4 Stories 1 Video

  • MET081613kickball burns.jpg VIDEO: City officials stress fitness to campers

    Kickball is all about fun and exercise.
    And exercise is key to a healthful lifestyle.

    August 17, 2013 5 Photos 1 Video

  • main- wabash bikers.jpg VIDEO: 500 Miles of Wabash: Lafayette makes Wabash 'magnet'

    Thick fog sat atop the Wabash River as the morning sun lit the valley between Lafayette and West Lafayette.

    August 11, 2013 9 Photos 6 Stories 1 Video

  • logow_pic copy.jpg VIDEO: 500 Miles of Wabash: Where the Wabash gets its name

    WABASH — Wearing sweatsuits and smiles, they hold hands and briskly stroll the Wabash River Greenway on a crisp June morning.

    August 4, 2013 10 Photos 2 Stories 1 Video

  • main photo-wabaash source2.jpg VIDEO: 500 Miles of Wabash: The Wabash has humble beginnings

    FORT RECOVERY, Ohio — The Wabash River reaches its romantic stage far downstream from here.
    It begins amid a homely, isolated patch of tall grasses and weeds at the edge of a farm field four miles south of the tiny village of Fort Recovery on the western edge of Ohio.

    July 28, 2013 8 Photos 2 Stories 1 Video

  • spprak on nbc nightly news.jpg VIDEO: SPPRAK segment airs on NBC News

    About 9 million national TV viewers got a very positive image of Terre Haute Monday night, thanks to a tiny not-for-profit group and the Vigo County School Corp.

    May 7, 2013 3 Photos

  • Thelma Niehaus on porch.jpg VIDEO: Wabash Valley residents start flood cleanup process

    Several Wabash Valley counties are assessing damage as a result of flooding along the Wabash River, Eel River and Big Walnut Creek.

    May 1, 2013 8 Photos 1 Video

  • MET 042213 BIRTHPLACE.jpg VIDEO: Happy Birthday Paul Dresser

    The banks of the swollen Wabash River weren’t so far away Monday as several people gathered at the Paul Dresser Home in Fairbanks Park to celebrate what would have been the celebrated songwriter’s 155th birthday.

    April 23, 2013 2 Photos 1 Video

  • SPT 030813 BROWN 01HUG.jpg VIDEO: ISU's Brown delivers winning block

    Two years ago, Indiana State knocked Evansville out of the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament via a last-second shot. On Friday? It was a last-second swat.

    March 9, 2013 9 Photos 1 Link

  • SPT022713ISUMBB cummings.jpg VIDEO: No Arop, no energy, no victory for Sycamores

    Indiana State’s men’s basketball team wanted to use its last home game of the season Wednesday as a springboard to success in next week’s Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

    February 28, 2013 1 Photo 1 Link

  • VIDEO: ISU crashes at Missouri State

    Indiana State earned the pole position in the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball standings last weekend and had its first chance to lead a lap.
    But at JQH Arena on Tuesday, the Sycamores crashed in the first turn.
    Missouri State afforded ISU the respect it earned as conference leaders with an inspired effort. The Bears’ defense had ISU on its heels for the majority of the contest, and a late comeback effort by the Sycamores fell short in a 67-65 loss.

    February 13, 2013 1 Link

  • SPT 020913 ISU DEFENSE.jpg VIDEO: Sycamore stress test: ISU survives Southern Illinois

    The Sycamores started flat – down by 12 four-minutes-into-the-game level of flat – and needed some heroes to infuse the energy needed to keep their Missouri Valley Conference title hopes alive.

    Comes the hour, came Khristian Smith. Later, it was R.J. Mahurin. And then, on ISU’s last possession, who else but Jake Odum?

    All three played a role in a 66-65 win for ISU.

    February 10, 2013 4 Photos 3 Links

  • SPT 020613 ISU JUBI.jpg VIDEO: Indiana State gets 1,400th win in school history, Odum tops 1,000 career points in rout of No. 16 Creighton

    The realistic hope for Indiana State’s men’s basketball team going into its game against No. 16 Creighton was to get a win — by whatever method or whatever margin necessary — and get itself back into the Missouri Valley Conference race.

    February 6, 2013 5 Photos 2 Links

  • Indiana_St_Wichita_St_Basketball__craig.pearson@tribstar.com_2.jpg VIDEO: ISU knocks off No. 15 Wichita State

    After a nonconference season in which unfancied Indiana State defeated Miami and Mississippi, many observers stood on the sideline waiting for the Sycamores to get a similar victory in Missouri Valley Conference play before they saw fit to declare them a legitimate MVC title threat.

    The wait is over.

    January 30, 2013 10 Photos 3 Links

  • SPT011713ISUWBB whitley.jpg VIDEO: Sycamores' aggressive rebounding plays big part in pulling away from SIU

    Indiana State's M-and-M combination continued to carry the Sycamores' women's basketball team Thursday night in Hulman Center.
    The duo of Anna Munn and Racheal Mahan combined for 30 points, helping ISU improve to 11-5 overall and 3-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 72-57 victory against Southern Illinois.

    January 18, 2013 1 Photo 1 Video

  • SPT010913ISUMBB smith.jpg VIDEO: Workmanlike Sycamores drop Bradley 68-53

    The intricacies of help defense aren’t going to show up on any highlight shows.
    But far as Indiana State’s men’s basketball team is concerned, help defense is as pretty as any breakaway dunk or a crowd-pleasing blocked shot.

    January 10, 2013 4 Photos 2 Links

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