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Friday, October 18, 2019
  • The Lone Ranger and Superman
    Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Back in the 1950's, I would guess that probably nothing changed American life more than that new television set now parked in the corner of the living room. My father bought our first TV in 1952 when I was 4 years old. We did not have an indoor toilet until 1956, so I guess that shows what his priorities were!
    Some of my friends were glued to the TV set and watched everything, but there were certain shows that I liked to watch...Miss Frances's Ding Dong School, Howdy Doody, and I Love Lucy. However, later on the networks were saturated with TV westerns, which I really enjoyed. Some of the best were Wild Bill Hickok, The Cisco Kid, The Gene Autrey Show, Have Gun Will Travel, The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, and Hopalong Cassidy, just to name a few. My favorites were The Lone Ranger and Wyatt Earp. My younger brother liked Bat Masterson and Zorro. 
    In looking back on these shows, I think they certainly influenced my way of thinking to a great degree. There was definite line drawn between good and evil, and good always triumphed in the end. The good guys never got killed, and they stood for what was right. Some of the shows were a little far-fetched, but we didn't know that at the time...and how many real lawmen wore an outfit like the Lone Ranger?
    I also was a big fan of the Superman TV show. He was also a "good guy" who fought for truth, justice, and the American way. He always took care of the "bad guys" and won in the end.
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  • Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Dog’s best friend has died. Indianapolis Veterinarian Gary Sampson, for almost 20 years, helped pet owners all over the tri-state area deal with miscreant dogs and cats that frustrated, baffled and even terrorized their owners. Veterinarians who were either stumped by a particular problem or hadn’t the time to deal with, referred to Dr. Sampson.
    Gary never met a dog he didn’t like. Truth is he seldom even met most of the animals he treated. His business model was based on a detailed questionnaire filled out by the owner, followed by a lengthy phone conversation. His philosophy was simple: If your dog is doing bad things, YOU have to change YOUR behavior. Put simply, the human was his patient.
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  • Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    The leaves are turning colors, the temperature is dropping and my favorite season is finally upon us. Fall is here and with fall comes Pumpkins. The on slot of pumpkins is not just a figment of your imagination, in fact, 80% of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October. And good news for those trying to eat local, 90 to 95% of our edible pumpkin is grown next door in Illinois. 
    There is more good news. Pumpkin is a nutrient dense fruit to add to your diet. By now we are all aware that orange colored foods are loaded with Vitamin A, one cup can provide you with almost 450% of your daily value. Research shows that Vitamin A may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, protects against heart disease, and is great for eye health. Pumpkin is also a great source of Potassium. Potassium is needed in our bodies to aid in muscle contraction. Not only making it important for avoiding cramps in athletes, but maintaining good heart health. Potassium can also be used to offset some of the harmful effects of sodium in our diets. All of these nutrients in just 45 calories per cup. 
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  • Diving through time Karen gets 1890ish photo album to peruse
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:00 AM
    Recently, I was given a beautiful, old (1890ish) photo album (thanks so very much to Jeanie W) and my sweet hubs scanned it. You can see it here: http://ingenweb.org/inmontgomery/photo-people-grps/hulvey-family.html. It is in pretty good shape for being a century plus old and the majority of the pictures scanned very well. There were 40 photos Jim added to the GenWeb site and I’m so excited to have this addition to share.
    There are family photos, baby pictures, wedding ones and several adult individuals, as well. There is no indication of the owner or who the people (except in a few cases) are but definitely major hints as to who others could be.
    A dozen or so photographers are represented, but many are taken by the Willis family here in Crawfordsville. Other C’ville ones include the Nicholsons, Lawson & Ficken and HW Clark. Information about where and when these photographers existed are also on the website. A couple are from Indianapolis, Paris, Ill. and Brecken, Mo., even. 
    Two photos of Bert and Charles Hulvey are in the album, one of them as younger boys (see photo) ages maybe 10 and 13 and one I’d say in their 30s, possibly one as older men. Fairly sure several other photos of them as individuals and with families are also in the album.
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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:00 AM
    As Halloween nears, it seems a perfect time to talk about weird and obscure things, doesn’t it? Well, there just so happens to be a new book out called Secret Indianapolis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. The author is lifelong Hoosier Ashley Petry and, according to her, is a tribute to the Circle City.
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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:00 AM
    My friend Melissa loves her Kia Niro hybrid. She had been driving a mid-size crossover, but decided to down-size and up-MPG her ride. In just a few weeks, she’s become addicted to the car’s roomy interior, modern aesthetic, and frugal 51/46-MPG city/highway. But, I hate to tell her she doesn’t have the coolest Niro. Hers still burns a little gas. Mine does not. Check the 2019 Kia Niro EV.
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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:00 AM
    I told my husband, Peter, that our marriage was like stew—and that’s a good thing. 
    This is a second marriage for both Peter and me. We were both married for a long time and then divorced for quite a while. We dated other people and realized how tricky the whole process of finding a new partner was, after habits had been set and preferences settled. 
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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:00 AM
    As we have planned, strategized, created and worked on our comprehensive and thoroughfare plans, our end goal of commercial / retail and residential growth has been front and center. We want to grow our community in our own way. Growing business and residential is vital to that overarching goal. We will grow tangibly – with new roads, new buildings, water, sewer, broadband, etc., but there are also intangible components of a plan which aren’t always as obvious to those not familiar with the processes involved in economic development. I thought it might be a good time to give a bird’s eye view of what economic development is and discuss a few of the intangible components which must come together in order to have a successful program.
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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:00 AM
    We all have dreams, goals, or ambitions in our lives. They differ from person to person, but there is always something we are trying to accomplish. Some have lifelong ones and others have short-term ones. But, rest assured, we are all on a mission. I have found three things needed to achieve any dream, goal or ambition I may have in my life: vision, belief and commitment. 
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  • Monday, October 14, 2019 4:00 AM
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  • Monday, October 14, 2019 4:00 AM
    The title of this column, a quote from comedian W.C. Fields, refers to his penchant for drinking alcohol. So what do alcohol and W.C. Fields have to do with my topic of rosacea? Read on. 
    Rosacea is a common skin condition usually found on the face, which can be a great source of consternation. It is a disease with various clinical signs. These can include redness/flushing, coarse skin, and bumps and pustules resembling acne. It may also present with visible superficial blood vessels called telangiectasias. 
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  • Monday, October 14, 2019 4:00 AM
    Such a sad story for this week’s soldier, one with a different twist, too! Kim Hancock didn’t order his stone, she found it. She discovered it while in the O’Neall cemetery at Yountsville. The stone was perfectly buried an inch under the ground. An unbroken, beautiful 18 x 45 memorial to a brave young man who fought in Company E, in the 72nd Indiana, better known as Wilder’s Brigade. 
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  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:00 AM
    It’s not a good time to be a grandmother. Of my employees, four have recently had grandmothers who were rushed to the ER, and three had grandmas who passed away. One person had three or four grandmothers who died in a six-week period. 
    Having had a very close relationship to my own grandmother, I used to be sympathetic to these early morning calls. But now, I just feel sorry for the grandmas who, assuming they even exist, are repeatedly used as an excuse. 
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  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:00 AM
    MAC – your Montgomery Answer Connection – got an e-mail from Bill Miller wondering if Terry Hockersmith was retiring from public service. We don’t have an answer yet, but here’s what we found out.
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  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:00 AM
    Dear Rusty: My husband passed away when our children were 3 and 5 years old. I received benefits for myself, our two children and my 14-year-old son from a previous relationship. When my 14-year-old son turned 18, the amount he received stopped and was added to ours, keeping the total family amount the same. Then in July of this year my youngest daughter turned 16 so I fell off with that amount now going to my kids. Again, the total family amount stayed the same - $625.00 each for my daughter and son. The very next month in August, my youngest son turned 18 so of course, he fell off. I called Social Security and the representative said that she couldn't guarantee that my son’s full amount will go to my daughter. It turns out that none did, decreasing the family amount by $625.00. My question is why was the family amount reduced when she still has 2 years before she turns 18? Signed: Confused Survivor
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