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Race for the Senate

Posted on Sep 27 2016 in Features, General

Come Nov. 9, this long election season of twists and hairpin turns will have passed — providing there are no glitches, ties, challenges or hanging chads. Few observers would view the 2016 campaigns — from the presidential three-ring circus to the state’s musical chairs — as run-of-the-mill. The fireworks in Indiana’s usually placid political sky… Continue reading.

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Not enough batts in your belfry?

Posted on Sep 29 2016 in Energy Advice, Energy Now

By Patrick Keegan and Amy Wheeless My neighbor added more insulation to his attic this summer. How can I tell if adding more insulation in my attic would be a good idea, too? When your home is not properly sealed and insulated, cold air sneaks in and heat escapes, making your heating system work harder… Continue reading.

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Deep fat frying safety tips

Posted on Aug 01 2016 in Food

Deep fat frying involves submerging food in hot oil until it reaches a safe minimum internal temperature. The outside is crunchy while the inside is cooked safely. While deep fat frying allows you to prepare fair food in your own kitchen, extreme safety measures must be followed. For grease fires, never use water to extinguish… Continue reading.

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Early pumpkins may need temporary storage

Posted on Sep 26 2016 in Ask Rosie, Outdoors

By B. Rosie Lerner It seems that pumpkins often mature much earlier than we would like, and this year may be one of those times. Although the season got off to a slow start, the second half of summer was extremely warm and may have brought the pumpkins on in a hurry. And unfortunately, the… Continue reading.

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Carve a Willie Wiredhand pumpkin

Posted on Sep 28 2016 in For Youth, Power Kids Projects

Celebrate Halloween and electrical safety by creating your own Willie Wiredhand pumpkin.  Download a stencil of Willie’s face, so you can carve or paint your pumpkin to look just like him!   What you need: 1 tall pumpkin 1 sharp, serrated knife 1 large spoon or pumpkin scooper 1 Willie Wiredhand stencil 1 pair of… Continue reading.

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