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Art of restoration

Three years ago, 107 W Washington Street in Hartford City was a building full of trash. Today, it holds the Blackford County Arts Center and displays a pressed-tin ceiling from the late 1800s.

by · April 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Features
Bibles on the bar counter

Bibles on the bar counter

Rob sees no reason to limit God’s saving power to altar calls within church buildings. Jesus met people where they were, and that’s what Rob seeks to do.

by · April 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Features
Tea-making with Teresa

Tea-making with Teresa

What does it take to create tea? Teresa Peterson of Creator’s Glory Herbs has the answer.

by · April 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Features, Local/Indiana

A Clubhouse Collection

The Unorganized Bookstore boasts books, but it has much more to offer.

by · March 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Features, Local/Indiana
Who is Ruth Ann Breuninger?

Who is Ruth Ann Breuninger?

The new dorm on Taylor campus finally has a name. Breuninger Hall. Most people have never heard of the name, let alone know it belongs to a woman. Ruth Ann Breuninger is the woman of the semester. Find out more about her here.

by · March 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Features, Life & Times
Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis

The words of junior Alison Tews: “Some people will ask what is wrong, hear the word ‘arthritis,’ and move on without listening to the part that it is a chronic, progressive disease that affects my whole body all the time.”

by · March 8, 2013 · 2 comments · Features
Responsibility is Aaron Milauskas’s job. Student Body President is his title. See what just one day looks like for our busy SBP.  (Photograph by Timothy P. Riethmiller)

A day with the Student Body President

Aaron Milauskas talks about the responsibilities of serving as Student Body President as his term draws to an end. Read here to find out what all goes into committing a year to this role.

by · March 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Features, Life & Times
Peace at The Potter’s House

Peace at The Potter’s House

Janie Berry never imagined herself in the business world. Now, as owner of The Potter’s House in Marion, she takes pride in what she sells: fair-trade goods made of recycled materials.

by · March 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Features, Local/Indiana
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Food, Friendship, Fiction

Kay’s Pizza, on Main Street in Gas City, houses a storytelling community you can’t see from the outside.

by · February 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Features, Local/Indiana
Volleyball, Palestine and Coach Brittany Smith

Volleyball, Palestine and Coach Brittany Smith

Last month Coach Brittany Smith travelled to Israel to work with Palestinian volleyball teams and coaches. While there she saw stereotypes and assumptions crushed by the foot of reality and the hand of empowerment.

by · February 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Features