CONFIDENCE IS KEY

A look inside the new boutique on the Salem square Born is “a boutique for the dreamer and free thinker” and its owner, Lakin Jones, lives that out. What was once Sisters in Salem is now under new ownership with Jones as of this spring. The coastal, bohemian-style clothing store officially opened in late March.Continue reading “CONFIDENCE IS KEY”

TREASURE HUNTING

Local shop offers antiques and vendor booths Vintage Treasures Antique Mall & Flea Emporium is a long name for a store that has an endless amount of finds. What started out as a Ford dealership in 1921 became the Emporium in 2015 with a lot of love and a lot of hard work. What startedContinue reading “TREASURE HUNTING”

FAMILY-OWNED & LOCAL

Engleking pharmacy offers a personal touch When Ryan and Tina Engleking opened Engleking Rx in Marengo, they knew that establishing a personal touch with customers was critical to its success. That was the model they had followed at their Mitchell pharmacy that was established in 2017, and it has succeeded beyond their expectations. Ryan EnglekingContinue reading “FAMILY-OWNED & LOCAL”

SANTA CLAUS HAUS BECKONS

Kids of all ages can visit St. Nick year-round “One of the most unusual gifts ever requested was from a little boy, about 6 years old, who said he wanted a stick for Christmas,” Santa shared. “I asked him what he was going to do with a stick, and he said he was going to makeContinue reading “SANTA CLAUS HAUS BECKONS”

MORE THAN COFFEE

Local coffee shops offer the perfect fall outing If you’re like me, you think that some of the best things about fall is that there are so many things to do in the community, the weather is perfect and we get to enjoy some seasonal treats. Pumpkin picking, Halloween events and hayrides are a fewContinue reading “MORE THAN COFFEE”

Nostalgic Treats: Borden Ice Cream Shop

Nostalgia surrounds a quaint yet bustling Norma Jean’s Ice Cream. Colorful chairs for children and adults line Muddy Fork, a small creek winding through Borden. Trees, moving water and picnic tables provide a picturesque backdrop for those passing through and most often, people seeking a sense of community. Norma Jean’s has all the throwback feels,Continue reading “Nostalgic Treats: Borden Ice Cream Shop”

Summer Fun: Coasters, Caves, and Canoes

Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus is the definitive place to find the best thrill coasters in the Midwest. The park has four “adult” coasters: The Raven, which opened in 1995; The Legend, 2000; The Voyage, 2006; and the newest coaster, Thunderbird, which opened in 2015. They also have a kids’ coaster, TheContinue reading “Summer Fun: Coasters, Caves, and Canoes”

Everyday Adventures: Who Needs the Beach?

Several years ago I had the chance to attend a work conference in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Rough, I know, but it was not my idea. I got recruited into going. However, once I was invited on the trip, I kept thinking about one thing: how soon I could get to the beach.  After all,Continue reading “Everyday Adventures: Who Needs the Beach?”

Everyday Adventures: Hole in None

I once fell down trying to hit a golf ball. I’m not proud of it, but it happened. I needed P.E. credits in college and figured golf was an easy way to get them.  I was wrong.  Sure, my golf teacher wouldn’t have me out doing push ups and running laps, but the mental anguish ofContinue reading “Everyday Adventures: Hole in None”

In Awe of Nature: Local Artist Inspired by Landscape of SoIN

Landscape painter Abby Laux can walk to Patoka Lake Reservoir from her home and art studio, located on a wooded country road in Dubois County.  She and her husband, Kerry Lueken, both avid hikers, often do walk around the lake, absorbing the contours of the land, the rock formations and the woods as they changeContinue reading “In Awe of Nature: Local Artist Inspired by Landscape of SoIN”