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Thursday, August 5, 2021
  • VSO reports on efforts for August 2021
    Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    Wow we are really hot (93 today) as I am writing this letter today. The Veterans are back riding the Vans as we speak! This month we have had 38 phone calls into my office this month, and I have had
    11 visitors into my office. I will be at the American Legion Post 72 in Crawfordsville, to give support to any veteran or spouse that need it. I will be at the Post between 1:00 to 4:30 pm on Aug. 4th.
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  • Foster Fletcher made his own luck
    Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    I happened into this article by seeing a photo of Foster Alexander Fletcher on FindAGrave (thanks D. Stonebraker). I discovered too late for our Twins Montgomery Memories that Foster fathered two sets of twins. Since I was mesmerized by this good-looker, thought I’d just go ahead and research Foster and besides the twins, let ya’ all know about his feats and accomplishments.
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  • How soft are we now as a society?
    Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:00 AM
    Last week I touched some nerves apparently, because the backlash was quick and severe – some of it downright mean. (Although one comment made me chuckle when it said I was nowhere near the athlete Simone Biles or LeBron James are . . . wow, not exactly a news flash. But hey, when I was younger I actually was a pretty good athlete . . . but still nowhere near James and Biles. Trust me on that one!)
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  • Parallel of then and now: Women’s right to vote
    Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:00 AM
    On Aug. 18, 1920, the ratification of the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Not all women, though, because the history of voting rights is not equal to voting access. Nevertheless, it was a start and had a context of its own, a context that rhymes with the present.
    Though women voted en masse in New Jersey in 1789, they organized for the right to vote, formally, after the 1840s when Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting. 
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  • Myths and Classics Remix: tales retold
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:00 AM
    I’m a big fan of the classics, whether that means tales of ancient mythology, or books written a hundred years ago and considered “must-reads”. I find it fascinating to read a story from the point of view of a world that no longer exists and getting to feel like you’re part of history for just a moment. However, to be honest sometimes these stories could be a little more… modern. Sometimes when reading Greek mythology I find myself wishing for better female characters, or more depth to the ones that are there.
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  • Lawrence "Whitey" Reath . . . Alamo Whiz Kid!
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:00 AM
    One of the greatest shooters in Montgomery County basketball history was a blond-headed whiz kid from little Alamo High School . . . Lawrence Reath, Jr. . . . known to everyone as "Whitey." When the county's leading scorer, Alamo's great Charlie Bowerman, graduated in 1957 and headed to Wabash College, Whitey took over right where Charlie left off. As a 5'11" forward on the Warrior team, Whitey led the county in scoring during both his junior and senior years. 
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  • We flicker in a shadowy world
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:00 AM
    I learned the other day that I glow in the dark. You do, too. Evidently, we all do, although I suspect that some radiate more brightly than others.
    Apparently, all humans emit a small aura of light. The light is produced as a result of the chemical reactions within our cells. It’s called bioluminescence, and it’s the same kind of light produced by fireflies.
    Neat, huh? Makes me want to avoid small children with glass jars.
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  • General Motors extends Super Cruise to Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra
    Monday, August 2, 2021 4:00 AM
    General Motors envisions an automotive future filled with autonomous electric vehicles. A certain California-based automaker has shown that can be a perilous road, but the big automaker from Detroit is taking a more pragmatic approach with its hands-off Super Cruise system that will be deployed widely in the near future.
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  • How you get, take care of, and treat stress fractures
    Monday, August 2, 2021 4:00 AM
    I saw a young athlete last week who complained of shin pain. He had been upping his running mileage in preparation for the cross country season. His pain was due to a stress fracture. It is estimated that between 5 and 30 percent of athletes develop a stress fracture each year. Briefhaupt first described the condition in 1855 when examining military recruits, a group that is at high risk for stress fractures.
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  • Losing your items and mind while you’re moving
    Monday, August 2, 2021 4:00 AM
    I’m not sure when a house becomes a home, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet.
    My husband, Peter, and I have moved into the new place. All our stuff is here, but that doesn’t mean we know where anything is.
    “Have you seen the strainer?”
    “Which strainer?”
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  • Disability vs. Survivor Benefit
    Saturday, July 31, 2021 4:00 AM
    Dear Rusty: I have a question regarding Social Security. I’m 54 and applying for disability. I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis since I was 19. My son, 16 years old, receives survivor benefits from my deceased ex-husband. We were married for 20 years. I was told by Social Security that my monthly payments, if they found me eligible for disability, would be $1418 a month. 
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  • Wolfsie is remembering a dear old friend
    Friday, July 30, 2021 4:00 AM
    There will never be another Pat Keener. This dear friend of the Wolfsies passed away two weeks ago. Even if her name is not familiar to you, her lifelong dedication to the health of our state—indeed the country—should not be forgotten. Among a score of accomplishments, this dedicated pediatrician and neonatologist founded the Indianapolis Campaign for Healthy Babies back in 1989 that improved the dismal children’s mortality rate in Central Indiana. 
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  • Impressions from Big Ten Conference media days
    Friday, July 30, 2021 4:00 AM

    The Big Ten Conference football media days at Lucas Oil Stadium last week had a surreal feel.

    First was the gathering itself, one year after COVID-19 not only forced cancellation of the event but threatened the college football season itself.

    Second was permitting children to ask the coaches questions during the televised press conferences.

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  • Getting started with home food preservation
    Friday, July 30, 2021 4:00 AM
    We received a great deal of rain last week and now my garden is producing more veggies than I can eat. This weekend I will be spending some time dusting off the canner to pickle my favorite, cucumbers! Home food preservation is a fantastic way to preserve it now and enjoy it later. But, before I start, I must stop and ask myself, “What methods are safe?” 
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  • Butch blows up his baking powder submarine
    Friday, July 30, 2021 4:00 AM
    When our grandkids stay the night with us, they usually bring their two basic necessities. No, I am not referring to their pajamas and toothbrush. I am referring to their cell phone and I-Pad. These two devices are the toys of the children of today. This got me to thinking about some of the toys, many of which were fads, that my brothers, sisters, and I played with in the 1950s and early 1960s. How many of these do you remember?
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