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For 12 days and 11 nights Jimmie Royer kept his head down and hugged the bottom of his foxhole to avoid the same fate as the bodies scattered around him.

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When a radio call came in, Donald G. Albright knew it was time to hold on. Flying at 1,500 to 2,000 feet at night, he readied his M-60 machine gun pointed out the open side of the Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopter.

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Operation Vanguard, now in it's sixth year, raises awareness about the many Wabash Valley veterans who face homelessness via a simulated homeless encampment at 1400 Hulman St.

The Vigo County Coroner has identified the victim in Friday's shooting death at 64 Heritage Drive on Terre Haute’s east side. Evan Pershing, 26, of Terre Haute, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest in a manner consistent with homicide, said Vigo Coroner Dr. Susan Amos.

Several months ago, an Upstate New Yorker and Hoosier bonded over beer and trivia in Meridian, Mississippi, hundreds of miles away from home.

A Terre Haute man was jailed on murder and other charges in connection with an early morning shooting on the city's east side. Durend Montez Randall, 36, was booked into the Vigo County Jail on preliminary charges of murder, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and resisting arrest.

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A new cafe and climbing gym on the city's south side hopes to take Terre Haute's tourism draw to new heights. Climbing Cafe, next door to Top Guns at 5070 S. Seventh St., offers 4,000 square feet of climbing surface and an adjoining cafe with sandwiches, smoothies and coffee.

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The death of a Newport man who was causing a disturbance Thursday in Rosedale is now under investigation by Indiana State Police at Putnamville.

We departed Mackinaw City across the great Mackinac Bridge and stopped in St. Ignace for breakfast. We discovered Bentley’s, a shack across from a ferry dock that looks more like a brothel. It was once a hotel/restaurant for bridge workers and retains its throwback ‘50s diner image. The short bar stools line a bar area that angles through the room. Then, there’s also the authentic juke box that’s loaded with your favorite oldies — all vinyl records. It’s a Yooper’s (the name affectionately attached to Upper Peninsula residents) paradise, and many were there for pasties and other favorites.

My columns are about food, nutrition and all that happens in the kitchen. Over the years I have written about personal experiences and ideas readers have shared with me. I know about safety, as I teach home safety as part of my family resource management curriculum with Purdue Extension. This week’s column is quite humbling to write because I know a disaster can really happen to anyone.

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All veterans and active-duty military personnel, and everyone in their vehicle, will be admitted free to DNR state parks, reservoir properties, state forest recreation areas and state off-road vehicle riding areas on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

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