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Today's Features

  • Editor's Note: Bob Thomas of Derby submitted this account of his experiences with discrimination and the U.S. military's attempt to safeguard the rights of blacks in the 1950s. He recorded his memories on paper to mark Black History Month, observed each year in February.

    It was January 1954. I had just turned 18 two months before graduating from the B-29 Bomber Maintenance Course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. We didn't turn many wrenches in the six-month training course; that would come later during our first and subsequent assignments.

  • "Escape the winter blues and immerse yourself in a tropical paradise of orchids," invites the Web site for the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden in Evansville.

    The escape is abrupt as visitors pass through a heavy wooden door from frigid air into a warm, humid jungle. Rare and beautiful orchids are tucked into spaces between animal exhibits along a walkway winding through the Amazonia enclosure. They're scheduled to be on display until March 8.

  • SAINT MEINRAD - For the second year in a row, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology sponsored a seminarian trip to the nation's capital to take part in the annual March for Life. This year marked the seventh anniversary of the March for Life, which attracts hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters to Washington, D.C., on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion.

  • TELL CITY - More than 350 people packed into the newly built sanctuary at Deer Creek Baptist Church just outside Tell City Sunday night for "Lead Me to the Cross," an event that would showcase different youth groups from area churches. They filled pews and spilled into chairs placed in the aisles as they listened to Christian music performed by Fire for Freedom, watched interpretative skits and welcomed guest speakers Terry Kelley and Cameron Mills.

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  • PERRY COUNTY - Three Perry County high-school seniors say they have been faithful to their vows to abstain from tobacco and alcohol as part of  an Indiana High School Athletic Association partnership that has athletes sharing healthy-living messages with others in their schools and communities.

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  • The Big Game calls for fun food with big flavor. These winning recipes start with flavor-packed Johnsonville Sausage. From bratwurst to Italian, smoked-cooked and more, there's a sausage variety to satisfy all your hungry guests.

    Put these recipes in your game-day playbook, and you'll score big with everyone at the party.