Homer resident wants monument in town

A Homer resident is trying to honor the town’s veterans.

Kim Graham has approached the village board and asked if it would be possible to place a veterans monument within the village.

Scouts earn Bronze Awards

Fighting hunger, making animals happier, cleaning and organizing a community shed and beautifying a community garden are just some of the things two area girl scout troops did to earn their Bronze Awards.


“You just assume that people have food”

Veterans drive to take place in Homer

The third annual Veteran’s Drive will take place Nov. 7 in Homer.

The event will take place at Caboose Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are very excited to be able to say the event has done so well we are able to have third drive,” said Homer American Legion Auxiliary member Kim Graham.

Haunted Halloween to benefit Children's Hospital

For years Mary Derenne  and her family transformed their yard in St. Joseph into a haunted trail for Halloween and asked visitors to donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

In 2014 they collected money to benefit the Plotner family of St. Joseph.

This year the location, duration and the beneficiary of the event has changed.

Homer Opera House to reopen Oct. 17

The Homer Opera House will officially reopen with a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The event features a concert at 6 p.m. with a range of musical performers, from bluegrass to rock and roll, to folk rock, to even some rap and show tunes performing.

Quilting for a good cause

For more than four years Donna Guzy and the Quilts of Valor Comfort Quilters of St. Joseph have made quilts for soldiers.

The group originally had 12 members. Now there are six and Guzy said more are needed.

“Some are official members and some are not. That is also OK,” Guzy said. “That is their choice. I just need more sewers.”

Gospel group coming to Danville

Les Schluter is trying to get the word out.

Schluter, from Royal, has organized a concert in Danville on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.

The Collingsworth Family, based out of Ohio, will be performing.

The group includes parents Phil and Kim and their children, Brooklyn, Courtney, Phillip and Olivia.

'I love working with people'

Susan McKinney didn’t always want to be a librarian.

She originally wanted to go school to study computer science and pre-law.

But that all changed when she attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and discovered her love of libraries.

Chamber unveils logo

The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a new logo.

The logo, designed by Wagner Signs & Graphics, has an eagle and the Chamber’s website address displayed prominently.

“We felt the logo represents strength, opportunity and a pride in our community we serve,” said Chamber President Brad Krall.

Krall said he likes the logo’s “bold and patriotic design.”

Sept. 10 Community Notebook

Cancer support group to be held

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