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Elkhart and Kosciusko Edition

The day we pitched horseshoes part 2

In my dad’s generation, virtually every able-bodied male enjoyed pitching horseshoes. Just as the younger boys had their games, the older boys and men had theirs.

Cheers-February

Those having friends who are senior citizens 65 years or older who will be celebrating birthdays or anniversaries soon may send their names and addresses to include them in the Cheers Report. Also, know people listed in this column? Then send them cards to remember them on their special day.

Scoutmaster enjoys helping boys succeed

When Dick McCleary was a young boy, he fondly remembers being a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout.

Childhood interest engenders expansive collection

Ever since she was a little girl, Sylvia Rinehart of Goshen has had a soft spot for dolls.

Learning about Native Alaskans

Our three-day adventure outside of Anchorage began early Sunday morning as we joined seven other couples on a Premier Alaskan Tour bus.

A treatable distressing problem

“Overactive bladder” is the name of a distressing problem which, although it can become more troublesome as we grow older, is not a normal part of aging.

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease.

Choosing the slow road

There’s a movement in the U.S. to eat “slow food,” which encourages eschewing french fries and drive-through tacos in favor of healthier, locally-grown and sustainable food products. Marty and John Bender of Elkhart have embraced a different “slow” concept, though: Slow transportation.

Cheers-January

Those having friends who are senior citizens 65 years or older who will be celebrating birthdays or anniversaries soon may send their names and addresses to include them in the Cheers Report. Also, know people listed in this column? Then send them cards to remember them on their special day.

Water exercise class keeps instructor fit

As people age, so do their bodies. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Just ask Velma Heeley. Heeley, age 84, leads a water exercise class at the YMCA in Warsaw three days a week and has been for close to 20 years.

Literacy is a passion for Cates on and off the job

For someone who is known for her passion for education and reading, Cynthia Cates, better known as Cindy, has an intriguing background. As executive director of Kosciusko Literacy Services, she is closely involved with spreading literacy to adults and children throughout Kosciusko County.

The day we pitched horseshoes

My memory won’t come up with exactly how dinner was handled, but I’m pretty sure Aunt Lettie and cousin Nettie brought one or more of their specialties. Aunt Lettie probably brought macaroni and cheese and au gratin potatoes, and Nettie probably brought fried chicken and some of her baked apples. I’ve never tasted better baked apples than she baked in those years

How to enjoy winter activities safely

USA.gov offers these tips to stay safe while enjoying all that winter has to offer.

Beware of scams

Scams are abounding in the area with area police agencies along with some state’s attorney general’s office encouraging individuals to use extreme caution.

An Anchorage trolley tour

Alaska has the largest concentration of bald eagles in the world. We managed to see two while we were in our 49th state — one from a bus window and one when we stopped to take photos.