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People determined to live near an ocean, mountain or tropic warmth probably won't consider job offers in Terre Haute, Muncie, Fort Wayne or any other Indiana city.

In a baritone voice heard clearly inside the cavernous Governor's Office in the Indiana Statehouse, Gov. Eric Holcomb invoked the name of a Terre Haute basketball legend to answer a Terre Haute question.Holcomb was asked whether Terre Hau

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Tribune-Star employees initiated a Christmas Basket Fund in 1928, rounding up donations to feed needy families in the city. It's gone much the same way every year since, including 2018. A new twist was subtly added in recent years. Along with baskets of food to be delivered on Monday, recipients also will find food for the mind — books.

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The sun rises over Terre Haute at 8:06 a.m. Friday. Daylight will last just 9 hours, 22 minutes and 58 seconds.Once the sun sets at 5:29 p.m. Friday, the longest night of 2018 begins, ushering in winter, four days before Christmas.Every night around

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Three teenagers sat on the lawn of the Indiana State University quad on a sunny August day in 1977. A Terre Haute Tribune photographer snapped a photograph for the newspaper's back-to-school coverage. None of them, the teens or the photographer, could've imagined the fate awaiting the young man in the middle — a skinny, curly haired, smiling 18-year-old freshman named Jamal Khashoggi.

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Dorothy Drummond met people all over this sphere we call Earth, traveling to more than 80 countries. She didn't keep those experiences to herself. Dorothy shared them with thousands through her teaching, writing and advocacy for geography literacy and hunger relief. She wanted folks, young and old, to understand their surroundings and those of people thousands of miles away.

A friend wrote last week to tell me that he hadn’t seen many cardinals around his yard; he wanted to know if I had noticed their absence too. Since we keep our birdfeeders full and live at the edge of the woods, I told him that we had seen and heard cardinals all fall, although more now than a month ago. Cardinals are one of the blessings of paying attention to trees

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Outsiders may think of Terre Haute as an arts-and-culture getaway destination, just like other Hoosier towns such as Bloomington, Columbus, West Lafayette, Carmel, Noblesville, Nashville and Madison.The tricky part is getting the insiders to also see

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Twenty years ago this month, the House voted to impeach President Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice — the first time that had happened to a sitting president in 130 years. Two House members involved in the process say it's not a process to anyone should look forward to.

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Terre Haute retiree Rick Guriel's collection of old cars and parts caught "American Pickers" crew's attention, following a tip from one of his relatives. Two weeks ago, Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their film team visited Guriel's garage, brimming with restoration-ready relics.

A small, grain-of-sand-size glimmer of hope emerged Thursday morning.With Thanksgiving days away, I’m thankful I noticed it.This unusual dose of positivity popped up in, of all places, my feed on Twitter — a news and social networking platform that o

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There is no news—nothing trending— from the “Western Front” today, but whether we want to believe it or not, the terrorism, the crumbling of great empires, the rise of radical nationalism and despotism are as much with us today as they were in 1914, when the war first began.

A dozen years after Ernie Pyle died beside a road on a tiny Japanese island, his legacy altered the course of a Hoosier teenager's life.Keith Hamilton was an 18-year-old, freshly graduated from Anderson High School, northeast of Indianapolis. Some of

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It's tricky to connect the dots between local, state and national races in any election. A federal candidate's coattails can extend all the way down to the city councils in some years. In others, hometown controversies and dilemmas are front and center on voters' minds, completely unattached from presidential or congressional races.

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Meaningful, frequent talks with a neighbor may seem awkward for many of us.Interactions with a relative or friend of an opposite viewpoint might feel difficult.Yet, both examples of outreach to others can yield a broader benefit, beyond just two peop

Baseball thrives on nostalgia. Die-hard fans can recall the starting lineup of their beloved team’s heyday more readily than family birthdays.

Memories flow every October during the World Series. It’s happening again in this year’s fall classic, with

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Brooks LaPlante's conclusion: Democrats will gain 17 seats, six shy of the 23 they need to overtake Republicans as the majority party in the U.S. House. As for the Senate races, LaPlante expects Republicans to hold on to that majority, and even expand their edge from the current 51-49 to at least 56-44.

I have often wondered what perspective my own children—and now, grandchildren—will have on the days we have spent together; I hope they never felt I was bored as we tromped off to a pond or wandered the woods, drove highways on family vacations or played board games while the snow fell outside.

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A time traveler, returning from a trip to the early 21st century, would’ve spoiled a party on Terre Haute’s south side on Oct. 16, 1968.On that Wednesday morning, eight dignitaries — all men, except for Miss Indiana Katherine Fields — stood with beam

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The Wiemuth and Son Company warehouse on Wabash Avenue stood quiet on a rainy morning last week, unlike the busy days when the business distributed candy, tobacco products, soft drinks, automotive accessories and Slush Puppie supplies to convenience stores in a 75-mile radius. Bob Wiemuth helped keep that operation running for 66 years.

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Another colorful piece of Terre Haute's story will soon be captured on a wall. Becky Hochhalter's collage downtown remains a week or so away from completion, but the Terre Haute artist has a track record of eye-catching public art. This piece will cover a facade of the Skygarden Parking Facility on Wabash Avenue.

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Most local folks will likely be asked this week by someone else about situations involving Vigo County’s schools, jail and taxes.The question might be posed by a relative, friend, social media follower, coworker or some random guy standing in line at

"I get a lot of mail, nearly all of it kindly written and helpful, for I’m about as controversial as milk and cookies. Mostly, that is by design; I happen to think cookies are just as important as controversy, and besides, we read enough of the latter. That’s not to say I never get a critical note, and a few were sprinkled amid the piles of correspondence on the desk."

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Leave the notebooks at home. There will be no pop quizzes, and no seating chart will be used at this weekend’s Blues at the Crossroads Festival in downtown Terre Haute.All a music fan will need is a lawn chair, almost-fall clothes and 10 bucks for ad

Even though I have always been a morning guy, one of the things I’ve always looked forward to is having the time to watch the sun come up on those crisp, cool fall and starry winter mornings. In all my working years, I just woke up when I had to, and on more than a few days was already at school when dawn broke, even when snow delays were called. If I want to see the sunrise now, I think I’m going to have to set the alarm clock.

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Live music matters. That's why thousands of people have filled the intersection of Seventh and Wabash in downtown Terre Haute for the Blues at the Crossroads Festival every September since 2001. And that's why Hauteans have gathered under tents to hear oompah-ing polka bands for the past 46 years at the Terre Haute Oberlanders Club's Oktoberfest.

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I found a gang of small sunflowers growing together in an old whiskey barrel planter near my barn early this summer; they were pale and weak-looking things that appeared doomed. Rather than pull them to make room for the usual coleus we plant there,

I’m not sure why I waited until mid-day, but I grabbed a hoe last Saturday and walked out to where my lawn reaches the road. I don’t like to see the weeds grow in the gravel between the pavement and the grass, so I often just take a few minutes to walk along and nip them in the bud. It just so happened that I decided to do it on a day when the sun was throwing hard rights to the top of my head, and sweat was in my eyes in minutes. The hoe is a wonderful piece of single-function technology.

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They’re usually one of the folks still cleaning up, hours after a big event. Or the first to unlock the doors at the beginning of the day. Or both. Long-timers keep businesses, churches, service organizations, clubs, charities and youth sports groups alive. Their memories can spare an entity from repeating a mistake made years ago. Neighbors know their faces and names. They possess answers, remedies and alternatives already tested.