Dr. and Mrs.
C. David Hay
Dr. David and Joy Hay of Terre Haute and formerly of Parke County celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Nevada, California and Oregon.
The were married Sept. 25, 1987, in the old log church at Turkey Run State Park by the Rev. Kirby D. Smith.
Dr. Hay and Joy retired in 2002 from the practice of dentistry in Rosedale.
Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Tobe Brady Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tobe Brady Jr. recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. Harry and Rose Ann were joined in holy matrimony officiated by the Rev. Johnson in Columbus, Ky., Sept. 21, 1962, at the home of her parents, Joe and Mable Russell.
After obtaining college degrees in both Kentucky and Indiana, Harry and Rose Ann were employed in education and administration in the Vigo County School Corp. in Terre Haute. Harry enjoyed farming and the construction of several homes in Vigo County. The couple were involved in breeding, training, and racing thoroughbred horses for many years in Indiana and Kentucky.
The Bradys have one daughter, Dr. Lora Brady Plaskon and son-in-law Dr. Brian Plaskon; and two grandchildren, Toby and Portia, of Bellevue, Wash.
This past April, Rose Ann and Harry celebrated in Maui and most recently had a sentimental journey back to Indiana and Kentucky to spend time with friends and family. They now make their home in Snohomish, Wash., a short distance north of Seattle.
Mr. and Mrs.
David and Anita (Scioldo) Osella of Clinton observed their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2, 2012.
The couple were married Sept. 2, 1972, at Sacred Heart Church in Clinton.
David is retired from Clinton Ready Mix and Anita is employed at Central Elementary School.
They have three children and eight grandchildren.
A surprise open house is being planned for Sept. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church on Highway 63. Please come and celebrate with them.
Mr. and Mrs.
On Aug. 3, 2012, the family of Carl and Patricia McCloud Koehler gathered for a celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary.
On Aug. 3, 1952, they were married in the Center Point United Methodist Church by the Rev. Clifford Scholey.
After four years in the Air Force, they returned to their Clay County farm for the next 56 years.
Carl, a retired farmer, and Patricia, a retired teacher, raised a family of four children. They are: Bill Koehler and wife Elaine, Larry Koehler and wife Carol, Kathy Weddle and husband Jay, and Susie Kingery and husband David.
Also in attendance were Carl’s brother, Chris Koehler and wife Shirley, and Pat’s brother, Joel “Bud” McCloud.
They also have 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, many of whom attended the dinner.
Mr. and Mrs.
Barney and Wanda Conrad will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27, 2012.
They were married in Evansville.
It is requested that gifts be omitted, but cards would be appreciated.
Wanda graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Evansville as a registered nurse. She retired from St. Anthony’s and Regional Hospital.
Barney is retired from Terre Haute First Financial Bank.
They have four children, John Andrew (Frances) Conrad of Allen, Texas, Jayne Ann (Gary Kehoe of Clinton, Mary Elizabeth (Doug) Hiatt of Fort Wayne and Joanie (Larry) Dunn of Louisville, Ky. They also have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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Guiding Star: Inspired by family, Terre Haute native rallies famous names to fund cancer research
Famous people filled the Riviera Country Club, a scenic golf resort in affluent Pacific Palisades, Calif.
A city block away, Sunset Boulevard runs toward the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Monica Mountains overlook it all. Inside the Riviera, during a 2009 fundraising dinner, Terre Haute attorney Tony Tanoos found himself surrounded by a who’s who of celebrities — actors such as Ray Romano, Mark Wahlberg, Don Cheadle and others, and golfing greats like Gary Player, Johnny Miller and Rocco Mediate. Soon, the crowd of notables heard the words of main speaker Lisa Paulsen, the president of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
CHRIS DAVIES: Exercising with no ‘bells and whistles’
Recently at Fitness Solutions the joke has been “treadmills and cardio equipment are broken.” The truth is we don’t have any exercise machines that require electricity. This is for good reason.
MIKE LUNSFORD: The long goodbye to winter
I have no idea what the weather is to bring to us on the morning this story runs, but on the day I write most of it, the sun is shining, and we have just come off a weekend of pleasant warmth and cloudless skies.
GRAPE SENSE: News from the world’s wine regions can affect future prices
News from the world’s wine regions can affect even the average wine drinker. There is a lot going on, particularly in California, which can affect future wine prices.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: The easiest ham loaf I’ve ever made
I have been asked for a good ham loaf recipe. This is really good. It comes from a friend of mine in Morton, Ill. Eileen Knapp makes this for her kids and grandkids — we all enjoyed it.
ANNIVERSARY: March 2, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Morris
Making Waves: Woman devotes part of rural Vigo County home to museum on hairstyling
Some studies show that women spend more than $50,000 in a lifetime and more than one month of their entire life at a beauty salon, trying to get and keep their hair just the right style. How they have accomplished this through the ages has been a fascination for local hairstylist Brenda Ellis for more than 50 years.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: No need to knead dough much for these rolls
I know we all like homemade bread. These rolls are great.
When we used to have Christmas with Gene’s family, his uncle Bob Beard’s daughter made these Oatmeal Rolls.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: We can help save the manatees, right here in the heartland
The year 2013 was the deadliest on record for manatees with about 829 reported deaths. This was a major jump from the 392 in 2012 and the record of 766 in 2010. While the cold weather played a role, one major attributing factor has been toxic red tide events caused by algal blooms.
Rockville Library to dedicate genealogy collection March 8
The genealogy collection at the Rockville Public Library will be named for Alberta T. Butler in a celebration at 1 p.m. on March 8. Butler was a longtime board member of the library, member of the Parke County Historical Society and member of the Wabash Valley Genealogical Society. She died July 24, 2013.
Planning Your Farm’s Future program March 4
As commercial farms grow in size and business risk becomes more magnified, farm families are thinking more and more about how the family farm will operate in future years, as well as who will provide management and who will control farm assets.
Engagement listings: Feb. 23, 2014
Wedding listing: Feb. 23, 2014
Anniversary listing: Feb. 23, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Richey
Brenda Ellis devotes part of her rural Vigo County home to a museum on hairstyling. See story by Marjorie Hopkins and more photos by Jim Avelis in Sunday's Valley Life and on tribstar.com.
Heaven on Earth: Writer gets lost — both figuratively and literally — at Acadia National Park
Editor’s Note: Today, we continue the New England Journal as Mike Lunsford writes of a day hiking the Atlantic shoreline and the trails of Maine’s Acadia National Park.
GRAPE SENSE: The rare but exciting 100 percent Sagrantino wine
It’s easy to buy a big, expensive California Cabernet, red Bordeaux or Oregon Pinot Noir for an intimate dinner party or special gift. But to really surprise a serious wine lover or yourself, why not try something really different?
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A nutritious, delicious after-school snack
We are always looking for something good and easy to give to the kids when they get home from school. I know I always was.
When grandkids came along they would help me make all kinds of bars. This recipe is from Pam from Sullivan Extension.
Women’s Only Wellness Weekend coming up April 4-6
The inaugural Women’s Only Wellness Weekend at Turkey Run State Park this spring offers a chance for women to hike beautiful trails, enjoy the food and accommodations of the Turkey Run Inn, and participate in workshops ranging from photography to bird-watching to wine tasting.
Anniversary listings: Feb. 16, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blacketer
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Buck
Rock of Ages: Hulman Center stage has been entertaining crowds since 1974
As the stage lights came on, Sam Wellington and his cohorts gazed out at an audience of 8,060 Midwesterners.
The scene was familiar for him. Wellington and his country music quartet, The Four Guys, opened shows night after night for fellow RCA Records artists Ronnie Millsap and headliner Charley Pride on tours across North America.
CANDLES to show film on ‘British Schindler’
The film, “Nicky’s Family,” will be shown at 5:30 pm. on Feb. 20 in the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center at 1532 S. Third St. Admission is free. Pizza will be served at 5 p.m.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A quick pork chop recipe to throw in the oven
At this time of year we need something quick. We go to work and we want to make something for our loved ones.
You can make this for two, four, six or however many loved ones you may have.
Chris Davies: Educators take Fitness Challenge
Beginning in 2014 many made New Year’s resolutions. Ten area educators took a challenge that is having them shed weight, get fit and raise money for two great organizations.
Wearing a Legacy: Inspired by Debs, a variety of places and things beyond Terre Haute — from a town to beers — bear his name
A town and a school. Two styles of beer. A radio station, a street, a township, and a house for college students. Even a parade.
Any of those places or things named in honor of legendary labor and social activist Eugene V. Debs could theoretically exist in Terre Haute. Alas, none do.
GRAPE SENSE: Lenore Syrah, possibly the best value wine I’ve tasted in years
The past seven years this column has focused mostly on great wines under $20 that you won’t find on the grocery shelf. Every time it seems like the list is exhausted, another wine comes along to make even the wine cynic say ‘wow!’
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: An Italian chicken recipe that’s easy to make
This recipe comes from one of my readers who wanted to remain anonymous. Their grandparents made this chicken all the time, especially when family or friends dropped by their home.
Flowing forward: As Riverscape leader retires, he sees great things ahead for the Wabash River
An iconic photo of Harry Truman hangs in John Mutchner’s office.
The walls of that room and others inside Mutchner’s scenic eastside home offer glimpses of his interests, from auto racing to basketball to political history. The famous picture of a triumphant Truman, hoisting an erroneous “Dewey Defeats Truman” Chicago Tribune headline, rests neatly framed alongside a 1952 campaign button and an autographed notecard from the former president.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Bird feeder ignites passion for feathered friends in 15-year-old
In a dimly lit room, avid bird watchers gather for the annual Wabash Valley Audubon Society Photo Night at the Vigo County Public Library. One by one, presenters flipped through their photos to show off unique birds they saw throughout the year. When a presenter is stumped on the identification of a bird they photographed, the crowd works together to identify the bird. One photo in particular took these veteran birders longer than average to call out the identification.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A really good chocolate chip cake recipe
Last September, I bought two cookbooks from Dunlap Methodist Church, one for me and one for my grandson, Tyler, who wants to be a chef. I told him the best cookbooks are ones from churches and different organizations. They have been tried.
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