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Current and former leaders in government, business, and social activism Middle Indiana’s greatest resource is its wealth of engaging and dynamic individuals.

Hautian Heroes: Running the Relay

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The current political climate makes it easy to point fingers, be frustrated. It’s a good excuse to lash out at someone for a reason that may or not be valid. An outlet, if you will, for the angst that we are all feeling no matter your view. That is not ...

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Ken Owen: The Anchorman’s Journey

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by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy Ken Owen Call that youthful glint of optimism winking from the eye of the average twenty-something universal if you want to.  Say that the lad sporting stockings, breeches and a tri-corner hat walks with the same confident ambition as the millennial peeking at you from ...

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Politics is Local

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle Politics isn’t flying around the country with your name on the side of your jet.  It’s not standing at a podium on the free-throw line of a college basketball arena.  It’s not spouting empty platitudes about nascent things like the weather to frenzied, ...

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Friday Photo Blog: Caitlin Fogle’s Greencastle

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Captured through the capable lens of National Road Magazine’s Caitlin Fogle, these are the people who have made Greencastle, Indiana one of the most enviable small towns in the Midwest.  Their stories are those of very human people: ambitious, visionary, determined, and eventually philosophical.  If you don’t appreciate what they’ve ...

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Hear Them Roar

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by Mark Wright featured image courtesy of the EFRC additional photos by Mark Wright When Joe Taft was a free-spirited college student at Indiana State University back in the 1960’s, he badly wanted two things: a car and a cat.  But not just any car and not just any cat. ...

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The Midwestern Girl

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Greencastle native Jess Berry is taking her Chicago stage résumé to The City of Angels for a chance to stand in front of the camera.  With a television and film credit already under her belt, she’s off to a good start. by Donovan Wheeler featured photo by Brittney Way photos ...

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Nancy Michael: Life After Office

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Former Greencastle Mayor Nancy Michael talks about life after public office, her heated final campaign in 2010, and the difference between big-time politics and its local version. by Donovan Wheeler–photos by Caitlin Fogle On the night of November 2, 2010, Nancy Michael could do little more than watch as more ...

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Shawn Parrish Interview: His Teams Made Him Great

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Thirty years ago, Shawn Parrish and teammate Greg Wright led the little-known Owen Valley Patriots to an 18-2 regular season record, a rarely won West Central Conference championship, and ended a sectional drought which had lasted 14 years. After graduating in 1986, Parrish would continue his career first for the ...

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