By the start of the decade of the 1960s, attendance at movie theatres was declining, in a large part due to competition from the medium of television. People who would otherwise have gone to the movies for an evening of entertainment could simply watch their favorite show in the comfort of t…

Frank and Beverly Doughman will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on May 16.

Butch and Janice Keasling of Wheatland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 22 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to: 12275 N. McKinley Cemetery Road, Wheatland, IN 47597.

This past year presented so many different challenges and obstacles that tested our strength and resiliency.

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Michelle and Jayson Young of Dubois, formerly of Vincennes, announce the engagement of their son, Justin Young of Dubois, to Hannah Wood of Seymour, the daughter of Pastor Shepehn and Michelle Wood of Seymour.

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REACH OUT TO NEIGHBORS — OLDER AMERICANS MONTH 2021

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As I’m getting ready for this year’s Farmers Market, opening on May 29 at the Riverfront Pavilion, I’m feeling deeply connected to the land I’m growing my plants on and gratitude for the rich soil the earth provides.

It was the evening of Monday, May 16, 1921, and people were flocking to the corner of Fifth and Main streets to be part of an auspicious occasion. It was on that spring night, a century ago, that the beautiful new Pantheon Theatre opened to the public. The opening was accurately described as…

Recently, a friend and I were discussing receiving our COVID-19 vaccinations and she mentioned she was concerned that her elderly mother was possibly not going to get one. Being an advocate for the vaccination, I questioned her why her mother would not. She told me that African Americans are…

DON’T FORGET! MAY IS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

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In 1919, the City of Vincennes was in need of a theatre where large productions could be staged, especially road shows that traveled the country. The Grand Opera House, at Second and Busseron streets, which accommodated 1,250 people, closed in 1918 and part of that building had been converte…

At 8 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, April 30, 1890, the curtain rose on a production at Green’s Opera House “amid a flutter of expectancy,” as the Vincennes Daily Commercial described it.

As with any project, time and patience are worth their weight in gold. Homeownership truly tests those limitations. For over 100 years, my Queen Anne has stood tall, proud, and beautiful. Upon purchasing her, I knew immense work was needed to restore and rehabilitate her facade and shabby in…

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Today is William “Uncle Billy” Green Sr’s birthday.

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Like many others, I enjoy watching birds at my feeders in the winter, getting to know them, and watching them elsewhere throughout the year. I confess, though, that I am not a bona fide “birder.” I can’t hold up a pair of binoculars, and I have much to learn, but I still enjoy watching and l…

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION — SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR NEEDED

When Vincennes American Legion Post No. 73 was formed in 1919, receiving their charter in September of that year, the organization had no permanent home. It wasn’t until April 1931, 90 years ago this month, that Legion members acquired their own building.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OFFERS FREE PUBLICATION

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A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. A total of 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929, including some belonging to public and university library systems. In the U.S., Indiana received…

Francis Vigo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Officials with Rivet Middle High School recently announced their Patriots of the Month for March. The first is Emma Gafner, 8th grade, daughter of Chris and Linzie Gafner. The second is Kaytlin Lane, a senior, and the daughter of Adam and Jamie Lane

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In Vincennes, the early morning of April 19, 1889, Good Friday, was warm and a bit hazy. The scene around the Knox County Court- house was a peaceful one. Trees were leafed out in springtime green, and the only sound to be heard was birds singing. This tranquil picture belied the events abou…

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During the past year, I have experienced another new world and found, yet, another “gem” in Vincennes. That would be the Knox County Public Library, housed in one of our city’s great historical buildings. Up until 2020 when I started working there, I had never really been involved with the l…

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drone operators, will likely see changes in 2021. Drones have become useful tools in many industries, including real estate, insurance, and photography, to name a few. In agriculture they are a nice tool to assist with field scouting, checking c…

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PECANS FOR SALE FOR YOUR SPRING BAKING NEEDS

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Monday, April 1, 1907, was a red-letter day for Vincennes.

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Bernard Cornwell is a prolific author of historical fiction with over 60 novels published since 1981. Most of Cornwell’s novels present actual British or American events steeped in extensive research and first-rate storytelling. Cornwell was born in London during World War II. As a child he …

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For decades, in the town of Freelandville, the start of the spring season meant the holding of the annual Widner Township Community Sale, sponsored by the Widner Township Farm Bureau, when people brought all kinds of items, from furniture to livestock to farm machinery and everything in betw…

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This spring, southern Indiana will see the emergence of Brood X of the 17-year cicadas. If you live in a wooded area (has been wooded the last 17 years) you will likely get first-hand experience in hearing their almost deafening song. Good news, though. Cicadas are not harmful to humans, the…

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A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS TO BE HELD IN VINCENNES

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When Emily Bunyan reminds you that it’s your turn to write a column for the newspaper, it is a gentle nudge. It’s a reminder that we are all here to serve. We are so blessed to have Bunyan’s leadership as the captain of the ship known as the Knox County Public Library. It is so easy to feel …

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When local optometrist Dr. James H. Hammon died at the age of 68 following a heart attack on the morning of June 8, 1944, this is how the Vincennes Sun- Commercial eulogized him in an editorial: “In the passing of James H. Hammon, Vincennes loses one of her most outstanding personalities of …

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A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS TO BE HELD IN VINCENNES

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Managing stress is one of the most challenging aspects of life in our modern world.