Posts by Tara Kritzer

Pekin’s Parade: Patriotic Celebrations and Friendly Reunions

By Tiffany Cooke With any Fourth of July event, one can expect – at the least – fireworks and a parade. Pekin, IN makes no exception to this, keeping up old traditions at the Pekin Fourth of July Celebration. At 8 a.m. on July 4, decorated floats and patriotic residents gathered in Eastern High School’s…

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Financial Expertise at the June Luncheon

By Tiffany Cooke Each of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s monthly luncheons begin the same – with pledge, prayer, and introductions. Prior to this official start to the luncheon, attendees chat about their work schedules, struggles and concerns, and personal lives. However, each meeting has something different – innovative information from a…

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Up, Up and Away at the Salem Airport!

By Tiffany Cooke Children of all ages took shelter from the hot sun to explore space and air at the Piper Flight Museum at the Salem Municipal Airport. On Thursday June 27, the Piper Museum. with sponsors of Salem Parks and Recreation, Hoosier Hills PACT, PCA, Salem Public Library, and WSLM, hosted a special event…

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Pied Piper Productions: A Love Story for the Theatre

By Tiffany Cooke Children ran through the theater’s doors yelling, “Daniel! Daniel! Daniel!” They were eager to begin rehearsal for their next production, and Daniel Main, the director, was their leader. Parents told him that he was like the Pied Piper who lured away rats with his music. While the original tale is much less…

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A Glimpse into the Washington County Fair Experience

By Tiffany Cooke What’s summer without a little fair fun? Every year, the Washington County Fairgrounds hosts the Farmers and Merchants Fair. This year, from June 14 to June 22, the small county fair is full of action, providing over a week of scheduled activities, performances and competitions, 4-H shows and creations, and of course…

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A Coffee Shop and Cafe Inspired by and Dedicated to a Silver Fox

By Tiffany Cooke Holly Drury experienced her first taste of coffee as a child when her grandmother gave her a sip. Her love for it grew from there and she and her grandma shared this bond. They traveled to different coffee shops together, discovering small businesses, new and old, that served specialty beverages with personalities…

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Ice Cream and Classic Cars to Kick Off Fair Week Fun

By Tiffany Cooke The Washington County Farmers and Merchants Fair kicked off on Friday night with rides, vendors, and the Teen Contest, but the Public Square offered its own variety of entertainment to contribute to the festivities. The second Friday of every month from April to October, the Salem Square hosts a Cruise-In. Last week…

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Giving Back to the Community ‘One Shirt at a Time’

By Tiffany Cooke Nick “Turtlefish” Weymouth joked to his later business co-founder Joe “Iceman” Steepleton that he should start his own clothing line after he created shirts that flashed “Turtlefish,” Weymouth’s high school nickname. This joke, though, soon became so much more – it became an idea that evolved into TurtleFish Clothing Company. Weymouth and…

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