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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

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Community members of Mt. Union invest in park to start healing process

MT. UNION — Donna Preston is determined to help the unincorporated town of Mt. Union come back together as a community, one property at a time. When it was made public that the park previously owned by the former city of Mt. Union would be auctioned off in June, Preston approached the nonprofit group Imagine… Continue reading Community members of Mt. Union invest in park to start healing process

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Green Mound Church marks 170th anniversary

Thurman Hughes was the first pastor’s kid to move into Green Mound Church of God’s parsonage, which was built right next to the church in 1952. On Oct. 8, Hughes will be returning to Green Mound, preaching where his father once preached, celebrating the church’s 170th anniversary. This special worship service is the final event… Continue reading Green Mound Church marks 170th anniversary

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Spec house becoming home with growing family

Sarah Wingate was looking to buy, intending on moving back to Mt. Pleasant to stay. With her husband, Emanuel Navarro, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and a baby girl due at the end of September, Wingate wanted to settle into a home close to her parents, Robert and Kelley Wingate, of Danville. But after… Continue reading Spec house becoming home with growing family

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HCPCC brings ‘spooks’ to life during Pioneer Cemetery Day

Sitting in the southwest corner of Old Richwoods South Cemetery, Stan Hill said there are a lot of spooks, and some of them talk back. As former chairman of the Henry County Pioneer Cemetery Commission (HCPCC), Hill knows well the Pioneer Cemeteries around Henry County, cemeteries where 12 or fewer have been buried in the… Continue reading HCPCC brings ‘spooks’ to life during Pioneer Cemetery Day

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Mt. Pleasant Middle School adopts new math curriculum, aligns with common core

The students of Mt. Pleasant Middle School are coming into the classroom “talking math,” sixth grade math teacher Sydni Foecke said. With the adoption of a new curriculum, Open Up Resources, teachers of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders say they are already seeing an improvement in student math comprehension just three weeks into the school year.… Continue reading Mt. Pleasant Middle School adopts new math curriculum, aligns with common core

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The women of Kossuth Inn keep the fire going during Old Threshers

Log Village is a self-sufficient town of its own during the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, providing meals for volunteers in a community that exists for those five days of the year “kind of like a symphony,” said Holly Jones, who has volunteered in Log Village for 26 years. The kitchen staff at Kossuth Inn arrives… Continue reading The women of Kossuth Inn keep the fire going during Old Threshers