October/November 2016

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STILL STANDING

By Grant Vance | Photos by Tony Bennett Meet Edward “Duke” Roggenkamp Jr., a 95-yearold World War II veteran who is still standing, despite the dour reality: According to the Veteran’s Administration, World War II veterans are dying at a rate of approximately 492 a day. This means there are approximately only 855,070 veterans remaining of the 16 million who served…Read More

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WHO’S THAT UP ON THE ROOF

By Steve Kaufman | Photography by Antonio Pantoja It might be Hoosier Santas Members of the Southern Indiana Organization Spread Cheer All Year Long  Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. In fact, there are about 100 of them in Indiana alone. And don’t bother gazing at the midnight sky on Christmas Eve. Or doing the all-night spying on…Read More

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A STRONG INVENTION

(Ciao! Baby co-creator Kim Strong with Evelyn Sprigler, 1.) Two Local Entrepreneurs are the creators of Ciao! Baby, the first portable highchair By Steve Kaufman | Photos by Tony Bennett It’s an old and familiar saying: Necessity is the mother of invention. Well, here’s a local, real-life spin on that saying: Invention was the necessity of a mother. Twelve years ago, Kim Strong…Read More