Hundreds of Hauteans once sat in those leatherette seats, as passengers on Indiana Railroad's Car No. 205. Some rode that streetcar to and from jobs at riverfront factories. Other riders went shopping on Wabash Avenue. Many climbed aboard to take a date to a movie at one of several Terre Haute theaters, buy groceries at corner markets, attend a funeral or get drinks at a nightclub.
ISU has gained a reputation for civic engagement through the past decade, first for its high rates of volunteerism around the county and most recently for the student participation in voting. Washington Monthly, a nonprofit magazine tracking politics and government, placed ISU on its Best Colleges for Student Voting list, along with 156 other schools. ISU received the same recognition in 2018.
It’s a comfort to know that before Dr. Tom Nicholas and Dr. Dan Dwyer shutter their family practice in Rockville later this month, they’ve seen to it that another physician will be taking their place. Typically, as they have proven so many times over the past 45 years, the two long-time friends and partners look after their patients first.
Years ago, we kept a dusk-to-dawn street light glowing above our driveway, partly for security but mostly so our kids could play basketball after sundown.
Fear left us bleary eyed. Uncertainty about the present and future made it hard to sleep. There was no easy solution to a life-or-death situation. A new normal was ahead. Nineteen years later, 9/11 sounds like 2020.
As if working for a living wasn't already stressful enough. Then came 2020. The year America couldn't sleep. Help awaits, though.
"By the encore, many fans were dancing to 'Twist and Shout' and crooning along to the famous chorus of 'Hey Jude' performed onstage by the popular Classical Mystery Tour foursome and a necessarily scaled-down version of the symphony."
I write this on the last day of a run of uncharacteristically cool and dry days in August, a day that feels as if autumn left its calling card and a promise to return in about a month.
A road trip for a Black family — on Route 66 or any other U.S. thoroughfare — was more complicated than unfolding a map and heading west, east, north or south. Stopping for rest, fuel or food at the wrong business in the wrong town could cost them their lives.
It took gutsy, determined women to challenge the powerful by organizing, protesting and lobbying for the right to vote.
A trio of Terre Haute authors have penned books that could divert minds from pandemic-driven anxieties and troubles. Each is suitable to be read on a porch or a couch in the safety of social distance.
Middle school (or junior high, as we called it in my hometown) brings up more emotional turmoil for me than anyone has time to deal with, and many memories I’d like to forget.There I met my very BFFs forever, which was maybe the only good thing about
“In the Words of E.B. White,” edited by the great essayist’s granddaughter, Martha, is a treasure trove of his writing — including his personal letters. Although White has been gone for 35 years, I never fail to find something interesting, something well-written, something timely in it. Today was no exception.
"President Harry Truman revealed the biggest news the night before. At 7 o'clock on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1945, Truman announced Japan's unconditional surrender."
This moment was inevitable. The march of time guaranteed it. Baby boomers are beginning to hand over their keys to the control of American culture to the younger generations. Not willingly, of course. But you can't fight the numbers, at least not for long.
This Week's Circulars
Lester Dale Vandevender, 72, of Rockville, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 12:05 pm at his residence. He was born October 8, 1947, in Mecca, Indiana, to Edward and Mavis Bennett Vandevender. He married Holly Rae Campbell on January 27, 1967, and she preceded him in death on May …
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