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There’s No Place Like Home

By Tiffany Cooke Last week, I walked into my Alma Mater – Salem High School – for the first time in a long time. I had to go to the office to pick up some scholarships materials to send to my college. I wasn’t looking forward to it. Orientation happenings filled the streets and the…

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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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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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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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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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Celebrating 25 Years with the Campbellsburg Country Festival

By Tiffany Cooke When school lets out and summer unofficially begins, Washington County goes into celebration mode, hosting festivals for community members seeking a break with entertainment. Though the County Farmer Merchant’s Fair happens in mid-June each year, Campbellsburg provides a taste of summer – and country – fun just as the summer season rolls…

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Documentary Screening Shows Community the Reality of World War I

By Tiffany Cooke A projector, screen, and lines of chairs filled the upstairs of the Salem Public Library on Tuesday night, creating a free pop-up theater for community members to attend. Movie lovers, history buffs, and anyone else interested to learn about World War I in an authentic film arrived at 7 p.m., filling the…

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Beyond the 3-day Weekend: Memorial Day Service Honors Local Veterans

By Tiffany Cooke As the Salem Square’s bells rang eleven strokes, the Washington County Scouts lowered the Crown Hill Cemetery American flag to half-staff, commencing the annual Memorial Day Program. Members of Washington County gathered near the cemetery gates Monday morning in observance and remembrance of veterans, current service members, and the fallen. For many,…

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