Winning ISU football team has made amazing strides
With pitched battles over politics, the jail, school board election and other assorted issues, it was easy to miss the sudden rise of the Indiana State University football team.
South standout now an IU hall-of-famer
Only a dozen athletes in the history of Indiana University have earned the Big Ten Conference Most Valuable Player Award in men's basketball. Former Terre Haute South Vigo High School standout Brian Evans is one of those elite 12 Hoosiers.
Today, an episode in America's past seems so distant. Yet, World War I was anything but that to people living in the Wabash Valley a century ago.
Strong turnout in big day at polls
After several election cycles with weak and disappointing voter turnout, the democratic process in Vigo County felt an infusion of energy on Tuesday.
Much is at stake as Americans go to polls
If early voting trends are a true indication, today's mid-term election may be one of the more active for voters nationwide than the country has seen in recent cycles.
Wabash Valley residents have solid choices in how their democracy works. A glance at the ballot in Tuesday's mid-term election proves it.
Donnelly, Braun pitch alternative viewpoints
There is unquestionably a lot at stake in Tuesday's election, and Hoosier voters find themselves in a critical position to play a major role in the long-term political direction of our country.
Contrasting styles in race for Congress
William Tanoos displays enthusiasm, independence and an eagerness to listen to people whose views differ from his own.
Those qualities would well serve residents of Indiana's 8th Congressional District.
Gambill, Ford bringenergy, experienceJon Ford has given residents of Vigo and Clay counties a moderate, results-oriented voice in the Indiana Senate since his 2014 election in District 38.A centrist approach is valuable because that Senate district i
Gambill, Ford bring energy, experience
Jon Ford has given residents of Vigo and Clay counties a moderate, results-oriented voice in the Indiana Senate since his 2014 election in District 38.
Pfaff, Felling have much to offer voters
For more than 20 years, House District 43 of the Indiana General Assembly has been served by Clyde Kersey, a retired school teacher and county officeholder. His exceptional and dedicated service sets an example of what an effective citizen legislator should be.
The positive impact of Indiana State University on Terre Haute will be exemplified in the new Larry Bird museum.
Holding AG accountable an elusive goal
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill refused to take responsibility last summer when his drunken, boorish behavior toward several women at a post-Legislature party in March was revealed.
Election Day remains 17 days away, but some promising signs of stronger voter participation have emerged in Vigo County.
The community desperately needs to revitalize its civic engagement.
Beginning Thursday, VCSC invites community to talk
Conversation is key to forming consensus and reaching common ground.
Voters have no shortage of options for polling locations
Nov. 6 is Election Day across the land, what many political watchdogs are calling one of the most consequential midterm elections in modern U.S. history.
Homecoming helps illuminate successes
Homecoming week at Indiana State University gives Terre Haute an annual reminder of the college's impact on the community.
Focusing on issues a positive exercise
An informed, active and engaged citizenry will always — ALWAYS — make for a community that more effectively and efficiently performs its responsibilities to self-governance and deals with its most pressing problems.
Deadline approaching to be eligible for 2018 election
The 2018 election, commonly called the mid-term election because it occurs in the middle of a U.S. presidential term, is a little less than five weeks. The ballot will be full of contested races for elective posts from U.S. Senate down to the township level.
Sparkling effort from those who care about community appearance
Litter and dumped trash are familiar sights in many sectors of Terre Haute. The battle to keep the city presentable often seems uphill.
Government transparency involves more than providing citizens open access to public documents and meetings.
It also means elected officials forthrightly answering the community's concerns.
Local LWV's efforts help citizens become better-informed voters
The local political campaign season is in full swing, which means voters are beginning to tune in to the races that will fill the ballot for the Nov. 6 general ballot.
Support from Gov. Eric Holcomb validates ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life in the Terre Haute and Muncie regions.
Coca-Cola bottle has its 'root' in community history
It may be odd quirk of history that the iconic Coca-Cola bottle was designed and created right here in Terre Haute. But it was no accident.
Federal grant will boost efforts to improve kids' mental health
Vigo County has long been doing something right when it comes to creating a culture of collaboration to meet the mental health needs of its children.
Don't let yourself be drawn to confrontation
The irony may be as wide as a six-lane highway. But it's hard not to get worked up when talking about road rage.
Rose-Hulman took right path on plan for controversial speaker
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute is just the latest college campus to encounter the complexities and contradictions of First Amendment freedoms.
Massive sinkhole could signal major problems below streets
That gaping hole on Ohio Street at its intersection of Fourth Street has become the object of much humor and, yes, ridicule since it appeared suddenly last Wednesday afternoon. It is, indeed, a bizarre sight to see. Sometimes all you can do is laugh.
Incumbent U.S. rep wrong to avoid facing opponent
Eight years ago, Larry Bucshon was a political newcomer running for Indiana's 8th District seat in Congress.
Blues festival brings music to life at community crossroads
A highlight of every year in downtown Terre Haute is the Blues at the Crossroads music festival, the two-day romp at Seventh and Wabash that brings thousands to the heart of the city for fun and frolic.
Lane restrictions over Canal Road bridges in effect soon
Late summer and early fall tend to be the times when work zone activities related to the road construction season begin to wane.
Rose-Hulman, SMWC continuing to excel
The rise of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as a top engineering college in America has been an ongoing phenomenon that shows no signs of diminishing. It reached that pinnacle in the late 1990s and has stayed there for two decades.
Coordinated terror attacks changed country and culture in many ways
Seventeen years ago today, America awoke to a new reality. Foreign terrorists had breached its shores in a new and devastating way. No longer could we feel insulated or protected from an enemy who showed it could plan and carry out a coordinated mission of violence and destruction.
Indiana's Democratic senator walks thin line to court GOP voters
During the Indiana Republican Party primary last spring for the nomination to oppose incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, former state legislator Mike Braun, and U.S. Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer fell all over themselves in an attempt to be the candidates most closely associated with their party's president, Donald Trump.
American workers exhale a bit during Labor Day weekend. Many of the 160 million people in the U.S. labor force are enjoying three days off, backyard cookouts, family gatherings or some simple rest and relaxation.
Probe produces credible report on officer's shooting death in May
The painstaking process of investigating, compiling and reviewing the circumstances and mounds of evidence from the May 4 death of Terre Haute police officer Rob Pitts has been completed and a final report released.
From Vietnam to U.S. Senate, he served well
National political figures rise and fall, emerge and disappear, live and die. Some make an impact, large and small, on the lives of the people they serve.
Education inherently focuses on the future. Kids, teenagers, twenty-somethings and older adults study and learn to understand the world in which they will live, work and explore, today and beyond.
There's more to electoral process than infrastructure
The security and integrity of the U.S. electoral process became a big issue in the wake of the 2016 election. It prompted reviews, reassessments and re-evaluations of voting systems nationwide.
Air show great success despite its challenges
It's understandable if Vigo County is still feeling a bit hung over as this week goes on. Last weekend was a high-flying one for the history books and won't soon be forgotten.
Riding the rails for safety
People are in a hurry to get where they need to go. We get that. Aggravations and obstacles of all kinds present themselves at the most inopportune times.
The impact of education on Vigo County is significant and undeniable. Raw numbers hint at its importance, but the story runs deeper.
Vigo Countians continue to express legitimate concerns about the size and expense of a proposed new county jail.
Grant to CASA will help program do its good work
Some of the neediest children in our community have real-life guardian angels. They are part of what is known as CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocate program.
This Week's Circulars
- McAlister's Deli coming to Terre Haute
- Father in child-death case gets suspended sentence
- Mari Hulman George laid to rest
- Brohm, Fleck bring contrasting styles and personalities to the Big Ten
- '12 Under 40' honored: Young Wabash Valley leaders get their due
- Pedestrian dies after running into Third Street traffic
- Vigo County Jail Log: Nov. 9, 2018
- Vigo County schools urge parents/guardians to opt in to new text message system
- Valley cyclists serve as inspiration
- Still crazy after all these years