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  • Hoosier History: On This Day, December 10

    Today is Monday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2018. There are 21 days left in the year. Today’s Hoosier Highlights in History: On Dec. 10, 1937, novelist Edward Eggleston is born in Vevay, where his boyhood home would later be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He authored a number of tales, most notably the “Hoosier” series which attracted much attention. Among these novels are The Hoosier Schoolmaster, The Hoosier Schoolboy, The End of the World, The […]

  • Hoosier History: On This Day, December 9

    Today is Sunday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2018. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Hoosier Highlights in History: On Dec. 9, 1967, Grammy award-winning violinist and conductor Joshua Bell is born in Bloomington. Bell would begin taking violin lessons at the age of four and appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 14. Bell, a graduate of Bloomington High School and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, made his Carnegie Hall […]

  • Hoosier History: On This Day, December 8

    Today is Saturday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2018. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Hoosier Highlights in History: On Dec. 8, 1983, President Ronald Reagan speaks at the Indiana Convention Center at the National Forum on Excellence in Education on the topic of public education. The Warren Central High School band plays “Hail to the Chief” as the President made his way to the podium. (Watch video below of his speech.) On Dec. 8, 1967, […]

  • Hoosier History: On This Day, December 7

    Today is Friday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2018, with 24 days to follow. Today’s Hoosier Highlights in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This “day of infamy” catapulted the U.S. into World War II. More than 400,000 Hoosiers went into uniform, and over 11,000 were killed and 17,000 others wounded. On Dec. 7, 1956, Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird is born in French Lick. He is […]

  • 2018 Fantasy Football: Week 14 Thursday night start ’em or sit ’em

    By Joe Hopkins I hope you enjoy defense because tonight’s showdown between the Jaguars and Titans will likely be a low-scoring affair. Both Jacksonville and Tennessee rank in the bottom five in points scored, while their defenses have surrendered the fifth and sixth-fewest points, respectively. Though the Jaguars have been all but eliminated from the playoffs, they would certainly relish playing the spoilers for the Titans, who find themselves one games back from a wild card spot. Each week I […]

  • Ammunition container found on school grounds prompts lockdown at Zionsville West

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – The discovery of a small plastic container with eight to ten unspent rounds of .45 caliber ammunition inside prompted a morning lockdown at Zionsville West Middle School on Thursday, school officials said. The ammunition container was found in the snow along a parking lot adjacent to the school around 8 a.m., as about 1,100 students and faculty were arriving to start their day. Superintendent Scott Robison said the unusual discovery was made during a routine security check […]

  • Girl gets booted off bus for bullying, so her father made her walk to school

    SWANTON, Ohio — An Ohio father’s message about bullying has gone viral. Matt Cox’s daughter was suspended from riding the school bus Friday because of bullying, WEWS reports. Cox said his daughter told him that he had to drive her to school the next week, but he decided to teach her lesson instead. “I realized she viewed the privilege of riding the bus and or car rides to and from school as a right and not a privilege,” Cox said. […]

  • Teacher fired after telling first-graders Santa isn’t real

    MONTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — School officials say a substitute teacher who told first-grade students in New Jersey that Santa Claus isn’t real will not be returning to the school. reports that Montville Schools Superintendent Rene Rovtar confirmed the teacher will no longer work in the district after the incident at Cedar Hill School. Rovtar declined further comment, saying the issue is a personnel matter. Officials say the teacher debunked other holiday characters, including the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy […]

  • Hoosier History: On This Day, December 6

    Today is Thursday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2018. There are 25 days left in the year. Today’s Hoosier Highlights in History: On Dec. 6, 1933, one day after the last vote to ratify the Twenty-First Amendment came through and lifted Prohibition, Indiana Governor Paul McNutt begins the process of granting state liquor licenses. On Dec. 6, 1875, Indiana Congressman Michael Crawford Kerr of New Albany begins his term as the first Democratic Speaker of the U.S. House of […]

  • WWII vet wants cards for 96th birthday, daughter turns to internet for help

    HIGHLAND, Calif. — A woman is trying to make her father’s birthday extra special this year. She’s asking for people to send her dad birthday cards. Duane Sherman is turning 96 on Dec. 30, and his daughter wants it to be one he won’t forget. Sue Morse took to Facebook and asked anyone out there listening to send her dad a birthday card. Sherman is a WWII Navy veteran from California who earned a purple heart for a mission he […]