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A bite of history

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Posted on Mar 29, 2018 in Indiana Eats

In 1837, Martin Van Buren was sworn in as president; John Deere started his business in Decatur, Illinois; and Nine Mile Restaurant, located in a small farmhouse on historic U.S. 27 in Fort Wayne, opened up for hungry customers. Today, it welcomes a whole new generation of diners as one of the oldest restaurants/bars in… Continue reading.

Great steaks and more!

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Posted on Feb 28, 2018 in Indiana Eats

Fans of Johnny V’s Main Street Grille say that this locally owned eatery serves the best steaks in Frankfort, Indiana. But with an extensive menu featuring salads, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, dinner entrees, desserts and more, Johnny V’s makes family dining a breeze for even the pickiest of eaters. State Rep. Heath VanNatter, who represents the… Continue reading.

What’s in your Toolbox?

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Posted on Feb 28, 2018 in DIY

By MIKE MCCORD DIYers with a few projects under their belts know a trusty set of basic tools is crucial. But it may not be in your budget to purchase every tool you think you’ll ever need all at once. Investing in a few quality items up front will get you started off right. Here’s… Continue reading.

Sweets and Savories — Indiana Eats

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Indiana Eats

Many of the regular customers of Clauss Bakery and Cafe frequent the Rensselaer breakfast and lunch spot to indulge in its wide selection of homemade doughnuts, as well as other sweet treats like yeast rolls, cookies, pies and cakes. But State Sen. Ed Charbonneau prefers to make it a meal when visiting one of his… Continue reading.

Deer Crossing

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Posted on Nov 30, 2017 in Outdoors

by JACK SPAULDING This fall, two family members unintentionally “tagged” and brought home a deer, doing it the hard way. They hit the deer with their vehicles. Both are experienced drivers who have driven in deer country for years. Thankfully, there were no personal injuries, and both deer were salvaged and processed. To help avoid a… Continue reading.

Indiana Eats — All in the Family

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Posted on Oct 31, 2017 in Indiana Eats

Indiana’s fastest growing community — Whitestown — boasts new hotels, businesses, a sprawling residential area and even an Amazon.com warehouse. The booming Boone County town, just 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, may be ever-changing but, luckily for local foodies, one local treasure remains the same: LA Cafe. The restaurant, one of the few businesses in… Continue reading.

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Indiana Eats: Tea and serenity

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Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in Indiana Eats

Nestled in the serene Noble County countryside sits the Quiet Corner Tea and Coffee Room. Owned by Dick and Shirley Rinker, the restaurant was established in 2001 after a fallen tree destroyed a workshop on their property. Shirley had dreamed of opening a tea room ever since the couple had been missionaries in India years… Continue reading.

When tree roots surface

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Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Backyard

By B. Rosie Lerner Much to the dismay of homeowners, landscape trees sometimes grow roots on top of the surface of the lawn or possibly even buckle sidewalks and driveways. These surface roots can be quite a nuisance to lawn mowers and human feet. There are several reasons why the roots come to the surface…. Continue reading.

Indiana Eats — King of the Coney

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Posted on Jul 27, 2017 in Indiana Eats

Just as Philadelphia has its cheesesteak and Chicago has its Italian Beef, Fort Wayne is famous for its Coney dog. That’s thanks to a small downtown diner that is the oldest hot dog stand in America. Founded in 1914, Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island has been in the same family since 1916. Five years ago,… Continue reading.

Flying high at Marcella’s

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Posted on May 30, 2017 in Indiana Eats

By Holly Huffman Situated in the small northwest Indiana town of Wheatfield, just a short drive off of I-65 between Chicago and Indianapolis, is Marcella’s. For nearly 12 years, the restaurant has been serving up delicious pizzas, wings, sandwiches and more to locals and visitors a like. The eatery is best known for its buttery… Continue reading.

Introducing Indiana Eats!

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Posted on May 30, 2017 in Indiana Eats

By Holly Huffman All along Indiana’s highways and byways there are great places to eat. Perhaps it’s a greasy spoon that serves up the most mouthwatering cheeseburgers and fries around. Or, it could be a charming tea room replete with cucumber sandwiches, pastries and beautiful gardens. Whatever the case, or taste, Electric Consumer is on… Continue reading.

The Green Team

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Posted on Apr 01, 2017 in Features

By Holly Huffman One thing’s for certain if your power goes out: you’ll be playing the “blame game.” What caused the outage? Storms or high winds are the usual suspects. Others might blame those cute little squirrels or other furry friends that seem to make their way atop power poles. Storms, wind and little critters… Continue reading.