Three local high schools sending teams to automotive competition

Teens from four area high schools are heading to Indianapolis today to compete in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Contest. The teams are checking in today and the state contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. Friday. Only ten teams throughout the state qualified to compete at the State Competition. Southridge, Heritage Hills, and Pike Central…

The hummingbirds are back! The hummingbirds are back! – revisited

I wrote this last year and I had a big “crop” of hummers. We asked the Facebook crowd today whether they had spied any yet and received information some had been seen recently. The article below has some of my own tips for attracting and feeding the little guys. Check it out and get those…

You never know what you’ll find… Overbeck Strings

While walking down Fourth Street in Huntingburg this morning I noticed what appeared to be a string ensemble in the window of the Antique Emporium. Intrigued, I entered the shop and heard the final strands of Precious Memories floating among the antiques. I shot a few pictures and then spoke with the trio as they…

Nancy Hanks Elementary School comes in third at Robotics Challenge

This was submitted by a reader and we like to recognize people in the community doing cool things. The Nancy Hanks VEX Robotics Team was led by 6th Grade teacher Lynn Price.  The teams all started with the same VEX Robotics kit, from which they worked for weeks designing their own robots. On Saturday, the…

Don’t be fooled by the white mocha, he’s a scary dude

How can a guy that makes movies with exploding entrails sit in a booth across from me sipping a white mocha? On top of that he uses “please” and “thank you” like salt and pepper; he’s a really polite, white mocha sipping (oh look, whip cream on the tip of his nose) Indiana University graduate…

Jasper native Chelsea Gill’s video ode to Jason Segel getting national attention

When Jasper native Chelsea Gill set out to impress her favorite actor, it worked better than she could have dreamed.  Not only did she gain the attention of the object of her affection, but she now has a national audience waiting with baited breath for his response. Using the power of YouTube and Twitter, Gill’s…

Local teen thinking outside the shoebox

Southridge Senior Brandy Small thinks big; she recently started a shoe drive in Huntingburg to collect used shoes for the organization Soles4Souls. Not everyone can afford a pair of new shoe and this non-profit organization facilitates delivery of shoes to impoverished areas in 127 countries, including within the U.S. Many shoes lay idle in closets…

Five guys, big trip

Brian Wongkanalasai age 24 of Chicago, Chris Ahn also 24 of Mayland, Casey Fittz 21 of Maryland, Andrew Zhao 24 of Minnesota, and Andy Petran 24 also of Minnesota left Cresent City California nearly eight weeks ago with their sights set on arriving in Assateague, Virgina in nine and a half weeks. [adrotate group=”1″] They…

Hege, a Norwegian exchange student, comes back after 21 years for a family vacation

Hege was an exchange student at Southridge High School in 89-90. They are from the city of Bergen on the westcoast of Norway. Bergen is the second largest city of Norway, app 250 000 people, with many historical midieval houses and castles. She loved the area and wanted to show her family her fond memories….