Last week’s column began the story of the orphan trains — how impoverished children living in crowded eastern cities were sent west on trains to be adopted or “placed out” with rural families to work as farm hands or domestics. Over a 76-year period,

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Hunters can apply online for a reserved turkey hunt by visiting and clicking on the “Reserved Hunt Info” link. The application period is now through Feb. 19. No late entries will be accepted. The online method is the only way t

When reading about winning players at bridge tournaments, one may encounter designations such as “third in Flight A,” “first in Flight B” or “second in Strat B.” The terms “Flight” and “Strat” refer to categories into which players are grouped based upon their experience as measured by the total number of masterpoints they have earned previously.

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is offering a series of classes to help individuals begin their family history quest. The Beginning Genealogy Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings.Meeting dates are: Feb. 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Classes

The Purdue Succession Planning Team is offering a two-part workshop series addressing family farm business and succession planning challenges at eight locations across Indiana beginning this month. Farming Together: Enhancing Your Worth as a Farm Bus

Horizon Health at Paris, Illinois will offer two events in observance of American Heart Month in February. In addition to the annual “Wear Red Luncheon,” an evening program will be offered. Both events are set for Feb. 7 in the Tingley Reception Center, 504 E. Edgar St.

You would think it would be a no-brainer to honor with a national holiday the man who led the movement to finally ensure that all Americans — including black Americans — were legally guaranteed the equal right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as promised in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Even more so since he sacrificed his life in that cause.

Cookie is the lighter colored dog and female. Chewy is a stunning black male. They are between 8 and 10 years old and must be adopted together. Cookie is a little bigger than Chewy and more active.

Since my first day with the Vigo County Historical Museum I have been enthralled by the Bindley Pharmacy collection — drawers filled with boxes of powders, herbs, barks, and roots. I can’t help but see it as a magical medicinal cabinet that looks bac

Persons of all faith traditions are invited to join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the upcoming “God at the Coffee House” workshops, scheduled for 7-9 p.m., on Feb. 4, 11 and 18.The three workshops will take place in the Pro

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm P.C. as Two Years 10 Best Family Law Firm for Client Satisfaction.

Senior citizens dining sites are offered in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Vermillion, Sullivan and Putnam counties. For dining site locations, call Mid-Land Meals at 765-477-7189 or 800-466-7189. Note: Menus are subject to change.

Tea lovers are invited to join the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods for the upcoming “Sundays at the Woods: Tea Tasting.” The event will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.

Wabash Valley author and columnist Mike Lunsford will speak and sign his books at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Sullivan County Public Library at 100 S. Crowder St. The writer’s topic for the evening will be “The Power of Our Stories.”

A new Lunch & Punch program begins at noon today at the Vigo County Historical Museum at 929 Wabash Ave. Visitors take their lunch and the museum provides the punch in the David & Jerry Mitchell Event Center on the third floor of the museum.

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Terre Haute Moose Lodge 1009 is set to host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the lodge, 3708 Wabash Ave.

Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority will host the annual Mr. Rose Pageant at 7 p.m. Friday in Hatfield Hall at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Dance lessons this week in the Wabash Valley

Evening entertainment at venues throughout the Wabash Valley and bi-state area.

Union HospitalErica Leigh and Jeffrey Paul Ennen, Farmersburg, boy, Dec. 22.Ashton Dakota Hain, Linton, and William Cayden Walker, girl, Dec. 22.Audrey Paige Kennel, Terre Haute, girl, Dec. 23.Kaylee Elaine Henry, Terre Haute, and Johnathan Tanner Au

Union HospitalAshley Nicole Compton, West Terre Haute, and Charles Max Hybarger, boy, Dec. 15.Elizabeth Anne and Christian Chad Rigney, Brazil, boy, Dec. 15.Ashley Michelle and Brandon Douglas Bennett, Terre Haute, girl, Dec. 16.Kayla Kinser and Jaso

The Wabash Valley Road Runners are accepting applications for their 2019-2020 scholarship competition. WVRR awards two scholarships each year to outstanding student athletes from the Wabash Valley. Applicants are evaluated based on their academic and

Olivia Standerfer of Marshall, Illinois, and Jeremy Devore of Terre Haute have been named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Students named to the list earned at least a 3.75-grade point a

All producers, landowners, or interested stakeholders who want to learn more about the 2018 Farm Bill, and the outlook for 2020 agriculture, can participate in the Purdue Extension-Parke County Annual Ag Outlook Breakfast on Jan. 24 in the Parke County Extension office at 1472 N. U.S. 41 in Rockville.

The Jumpstart Challenge, set to begin on Feb. 6, is an exciting and completely new healthy lifestyle program being offered for the second time by The Maple Center for Integrative Health in Terre Haute. The program is a mostly online opportunity which makes it ideal for people with very busy schedules who cannot attend weekly classes. Deadline for registration and payment is Jan. 22.

The Maple Center for Integrative Health in Terre Haute will offer a series of yoga classes for stress management beginning Jan. 27 and continuing each Monday through March 16.

In addition to local club games, the American Contract Bridge League sanctions more than 1,100 tournaments each year. Tournaments are classified as sectional, regional and national. Sectional tournaments typically last three days and award silver masterpoints for successful play. This year, Terre Haute’s own Banks-of-the-Wabash Sectional Tournament will take place Sept. 18-20.

A Purdue Master Gardener Basic Training will be offered to Vigo County residents from 9 a.m. to noon each Monday from Feb. 10 through May 18 in the Vigo County Public Library at Seventh and Poplar streets.

Sometimes in our research we find a displaced ancestor — a child who suddenly appears on the census, does not seem to be living with his/her parents, and can’t be located on an earlier census. If this is the case, we should consider that the child ma

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TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Tammy Lynn Mize, 59, of Terre Haute, Indiana, was called home to be with our Lord on January 15, 2020. She was born on December 17, 1961 to Samuel and Judy Cash. Tammy is survived by two daughters, Amanda (Steven) Styles of Evansville, Indiana and Jennifer Mize of Terre H…