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For as hectic a year as 2020 was, it proved to be a great one for reading. A week ago, I shared the first 6 of the 12 best books I enjoyed in the past months, and although the illness is still exacting a toll on us, a half-dozen more recommendations

Five Illinois undergraduate students from the Wabash Valley were named to the fall 2020 Dean’s List at Western Illinois University at Macomb/Moline. They are junior Cameron C. McIntire and freshman Maureen H McIntire from Casey; junior Kyle Webster f

Jacob Roskovensky of Chrisman, Illinois, has been selected as a 2021 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding planning and registry brand and app. This is the third year The Mill at Sugar Grove has been named a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards.

America is the land of immigrants. Many came to Terre Haute from Europe, as well as Syria and neighboring places. In August 1969, my husband and I, along with our young daughter, came to Terre Haute from India. We both are medical doctors (pathologists) and completed our post graduate training in Massachusetts and New York. We were looking for jobs and received positive response from the Laboratory group in Union Hospital. And this began our sojourn.

Greetings fellow bridge enthusiasts of the Wabash Valley. A strong field of 36 players competed in the Jan. 12 evening Terre Haute/Paris Virtual Club Game.

Editor’s note: Send news of social, fraternal and philanthropic organizations to Groups and Gatherings, Tribune-Star, P.O. Box 149, Terre Haute, IN 47808; community@tribstar.com (email); or 812-231-4321 (fax). List time, date, address and nature of event or meeting. Please include a contact name and phone number. Items must be received 10 days before publication.

In a colorful tale, author Emma Petty Beals recalls a childhood memory that will entertain readers young and old.“A Snake in My Hair,” by the Indiana State University aluma, has been released by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is one of

Terre Haute Moose Lodge 1009 is set to host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in the lodge at 3708 Wabash Ave.

Greetings fellow Wabash Valley Bridge enthusiasts. A field of 36 players competed in the Jan. 5 Terre Haute/Paris weekly Tuesday evening Virtual Club Game.

Editor’s note: Send news of social, fraternal and philanthropic organizations to Groups and Gatherings, Tribune-Star, P.O. Box 149, Terre Haute, IN 47808; community@tribstar.com (email); or 812-231-4321 (fax). List time, date, address and nature of event or meeting. Please include a contact name and phone number. Items must be received 10 days before publication.

Loring C. Halberstadt was elected president of the Vigo County Historical Society in 1947 and served until his death in 1963. He was the longest serving president of the Historical Society’s board of directors. It was during his leadership, that the Historical Museum at Sixth Street and Washington Avenue was opened and made available to the public.

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