Mary Apel

This week in hoosier history: the great squirrel invasion of 1822

During the second half of September 1822, the city of Indianapolis found itself under attack from an unexpected enemy: gray squirrels. These furry invaders embarked on a massive westward migration, crossing rivers and swarming through the town in countless numbers.

Firemen's Festival brings out best about Union County

September is Firefighter Appreciation Month, and we have much to be grateful for. Over the weekend in College Corner, the Liberty and West College Corner volunteer fire departments held their annual firemen’s festival, adding to the list of reasons we owe them a debt of gratitude.

Talking ‘bout a heatwave

It’s another hot one in Union County, and we’re not alone.

Back to School event showcases Union County’s big heart

The good people of Union County continue to practice random acts of kindness, and while there are too many to mention in such articles, some of the events from earlier this month are worth taking a moment to note.

Batesville council grants $10K request for Primary School outdoor learning complex

Batesville City Council has granted approval for a $10,000 funding request from the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) to establish an Outdoor Learning Complex on the western side of Batesville Primary School.

Hoverflies bugging you? Learn about these friendly pests

Indiana fields, farmsteads, and rural environments have recently witnessed swarms of "bee-like" flies, prompting curiosity among observers.

Jordan steps down as Police Chief, Dickinson to fill position in interim

The Liberty Town Council met Monday night for a regularly scheduled public meeting.

Bath School Reunion brings together old friends and memories

The Bath School reunion was held Saturday, Aug. 5 at LaRosa’s in Oxford, where a lively crowd of more than 40 gathered to reminisce and reconnect.

Come sit down in College Corner, where it truly takes a village

College Corner continues to give itself mini-makeovers!

It’s sweet corn season in Indiana! Here’s what to do with all that corn

In Indiana, known as a "Corn Belt" state, a landscape filled with rows of corn has long felt like home to residents in all parts of the state.

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