Summer Marie Fagg and Greg Richard Long of Bettendorf, Iowa, were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. July 18, 2009, in First United Church of Christ at Clay City, Ind.
Donald Yegerlehner officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Susan and Mike Fagg of Clay City and a 2004 graduate of Clay City High School. She is a 2008 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural finance and a real estate loan officer with Quad City Bank and Trust in Moline, Ill.
The bridegroom is the son of Cathy and Richard Long of Clay City and a 2003 graduate of Clay City High School. He is a 2007 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural and biological engineering, and a 2009 graduate of Purdue University with a master of science degree in engineering. He is an engineer at John Deere in Moline.
The bride was given away in marriage by her father.
Micah Humphreys of Rosedale, Ind. was honor attendant. Elizabeth Harden of Cory, Ind., Mikki Warnock of Urbana, Ill., and Kara Trosper of Bloomingdale, Ill. were bridesmaids.
Scott Long of Plainfield, Ill., brother of the bridegroom, was best man, Cody Gerber of Clay City, Keith Mears of Delphi, Ind., and Joe Dynes of Columbus, Ind., were groomsmen.
Brad Long of Clay City, cousin of the bridegroom, Adam Ream of Clay City, and Keith Harmeyer of Lafayette, Ind., were ushers.
A reception followed in The Ohio Building at Terre Haute.
The couple took a wedding trip to Hawaii and now reside in Bettendorf.
Natalie Ann Weihert and Michael Andrew Hussmann were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2009, in Foursquare Gospel Church.
The Rev. Merrillyn Smith officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rachel Denny of Terre Haute, a 2002 graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School and a 2006 graduate of IUPUI with a bachelor of science degree in physical education. She received a doctor of physical therapy degree in 2009 from the University of Evansville and is a a physical therapist at ProRehab, PC in Evansville.
The bridegroom is the son of Joann and William Hussmann of Evansville and a 2002 graduate of North High School in Evansville. He received a bachelor of science degree in engineering technology in 2006 from IUPUI and is an engineer at Project Associates Inc. in Evansville.
The bride was given in marriage by her mother.
Melissa Bontreger was honor attendant.
Rachelle Frank, Emily Kirk, Mary Beth Potts, Laurel Guiley and Kate Hussmann were bridesmaids.
John and Matt Hussmann were best men. Matt Mullen, Joey Meier, Bob Nash and Jason Hedges were groomsmen.
Clark Simpson, Jason Conger and Andy Knapp were ushers.
Emily Fisher was flower girl. Dylan Olds was ring bearer.
Chelsea, Carly and Meagan Fisher also were attendants.
A reception followed in Zorah Shrine Country Place.
The couple took a wedding trip to St. Lucia and now reside in Evansville.
Rebecca Jane Laycock of Prairie Creek and Roger Max Bishop of Cory were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in The Good Hope Baptist Church at Clay City.
Pastor Robert Dickey officiated. Pianist Amy Thompson provided music.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Laycock of Prairie Creek.
Shauna Lopez, sister of the bride, was honor attendant. Tiffanie Cooper was a bridesmaid.
Grace Tiefel, niece of the bridegroom, was the flower girl.
The groom was given in marriage by his mother Brenda Bishop.
Graham Bishop was best man. Josh Bishop was a groomsman.
Tyler Lopez, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.
Erik Tiefel, Jason Scales and John Laycock were ushers. Chelsea Rincker was guest book attendant.
A reception followed in the Meadows Banquet Hall in Terre Haute.
Lauren Crist and Eric Foster, both of Mooresville, were united in marriage on June 13, 2009, in Central Christian Disciples of Christ Church at Terre Haute.
The Rev. Rebecca Zelensky officiated. Phil Ewoldsen provided music.
The bride is the daughter of Sharon and Frank Crist of West Terre Haute and a 2004 graduate of West Vigo High School. She is a 2008 graduate of Indiana State University and a science teacher and volleyball coach at Mooresville High School.
The bridegroom is the son of Becky and Dave Foster of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and a 2004 graduate of East Central High School. He is a 2008 graduate of Indiana State University and a manager in the Foreign Trade Zone at the Indianapolis airport.
Kelly Allen was honor attendant. Sam Foster, sister of the bridegroom; Amy Bosley, “special sister” of the bride; and Adrienne Snoddy, Amy Pitts, Hannah Burns and Raven Lowe were bridesmaids.
Ellie and Maci Easton, twin cousins of the bride, were flower girls.
Kyle Howe was best man. Chad Hargrove, Josh Lusby, Joey Rogers, Sam Truitt, Bob Schmidt, Arik Wolf and Mike Wuesterfield were groomsmen.
Tyler Lannen, cousin of the bridegroom, was ring bearer. Kevin and Adam Crist, brothers of the bride, Shawn Montgomery and Zach Vonderheide were ushers.
Christy and Hannah Crist, sister-in-law and niece of the bride, were guest book attendants.
Jessica Drayton, cousin of the bride, was the scripture reader. Cody Crist, nephew of the bride, was greeter and distributed bubbles with Hannah Crist.
Wedding showers were hosted by the mother of the bridegroom in Lawrenceburg; and at the church in Terre Haute by Barbara McQueen, aunt of the bride, Jennifer Krockenberger, Lisa Serletic, Angie McQueen, Jessica Drayton, Brenda McQueen cousins of the bride, and Ramona Adelesburger.
The couple took a wedding trip to the Sandals resort in Jamaica and now reside in Mooresville.
Eleni A. Gounaris and Kyle Joseph Miller were united in marriage at 4 p.m. June 20, 2009, in Holy Trinity Church at Carmel.
The Rev. Anastasios Gounaris officiated.
The bride was given in marriage by Dr. Dennis Dickos. Chanter and organist Constantine Maniakas provided music.
The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Anastasios and Maria Gounaris of Carmel. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
The bridegroom is the son of Kimberly and Thomas Miller of Terre Haute. He is a graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., with a bachelor’s degree in professional golf management. He is the head golf professional at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Ind.
Katrina Gounaris, sister of the bride, was honor attendant. Selena Brewer, Milena Savich, Tatyana Bachkurinskaya Duncan and Kelley Miller, sister of the bridegroom, were bridesmaids.
Annabelle Pancake and Marina Bachkurinskaya Duncan were flower girls.
Kristofer Miller, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Bill McKenna, Erik Hayes, Ray Dunn and Matthew Gustafson were groomsmen.
Kent Laukaitis, uncle of the bridegroom, and Darin Pirtle were ushers.
Chris Pappas, godson of the bride’s family, was ring bearer and E.J. White was crown bearer.
Tana Hunnicutt was the wedding coordinator.
A dinner and dance reception followed in the Founders Walk in the church.
Ariana Savich was hostess and Alexis Gounaris, niece of the bride, was junior hostess.
The couple took wedding trip to Cancun and now reside in Newburgh.
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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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