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Pints in the Park brings the crowd despite change in weekend

As people left work Friday evening, they trickled into the square, and by 5:30 p.m., contestants were steadily ladling chili into Styrofoam bowls, and beer sommeliers were discussing their brews. After being rescheduled from Friday, Oct. 6 because of rain, Pints in the Park brought out a good crowd on Friday, Oct. 13, giving businesses… Continue reading Pints in the Park brings the crowd despite change in weekend

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Thrashers House of Terror faces weather closure in first two weekends

Lauryn Weiss and Jami Tebockhorst walked out of Thrashers House of Terror on Friday, Oct. 13, in a daze. As they felt the cool night air, their heart rates began to slow. “It’s definitely a lot scarier than I thought it would be,” Weiss said as a compliment. “I kept thinking it was going to… Continue reading Thrashers House of Terror faces weather closure in first two weekends

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Take Away Hunger sends food to hurricane ravaged areas

Don and Sandee Fields have a dream of packaging 1 million meals in Henry County to send to hurricane victims in Texas and Florida. Directors of Take Away Hunger, Don and Sandee are changing their focus from sending more overseas meals, to sending more meals within the U.S. “with all this catastrophe here at home,”… Continue reading Take Away Hunger sends food to hurricane ravaged areas

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MP Fire Department’s open house brings scores of families

A volunteer firefighter guided the fire hose as six-year-old Yareli Aranda put her little hands on the lever and discharged the high pressure water at a cutout of a house on fire. She bounced away and let the next student in line take a turn, sharing the excitement with her parents with a huge smile… Continue reading MP Fire Department’s open house brings scores of families

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Mogo Organic featured in book spotlighting female farmers

As Morgan Hoenig looked over the excerpt from “Women and the Land,” a new book that features her organic vegetable farm, she reminisced about her interview with the authors two years ago, a time when she was at the height of her farming career. “When I see this picture (from the book), I think ‘oh… Continue reading Mogo Organic featured in book spotlighting female farmers

Life & Culture, Mt. Pleasant News

History of streetcars crumbling without proper funding

Although it was a warm fall day, a cool breeze filled the High-Speed Interurban 320 streetcar as it rumbled along the one-and-a-quarter mile of track on the Old Threshers grounds. Wes Bender’s voice rose over the noise of the engine and the throbbing air compressor under the car floor as he wove the story of… Continue reading History of streetcars crumbling without proper funding

Mt. Pleasant News, religion

FCOC pastors tour with U.S. politicians on their ninth trip to Israel

Peggy Knudsen’s favorite place in all of Israel is the Sea of Galilee. It is a place that has been untouched by the modern world. No buildings are able to be built on top of a historical site there. “The reason it means so much to me is because you can’t build a big church… Continue reading FCOC pastors tour with U.S. politicians on their ninth trip to Israel