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Gospel music group The Tacketts performing May 19 in Hamilton

Popular gospel music duo The Tacketts with their band, Powell Creek Junction, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Hamilton Life Center, 4001 Terry Lake Road in Hamilton. Thirteen-year-old singer Jensen Snyder of Auburn will open the show at 6:30 p.m. Doors and concessions open at ...

‘Amy Farrah Fowler’ dishes on books, biology and ‘Big Bang Theory’

When Mayim Bialik gave her family and friends the “silent treatment” over summer, it wasn’t personal. The star of CBS’s hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” who plays neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, was advised by doctors to avoid speaking in order to heal strained vocal ...

DAVE RAMSEY: First, lay a solid foundation

Dear Dave, When is it okay to have a little fun, and buy things you want, when you’re following the Baby Steps plan? — Kaitlin Dear Kaitlin, The time for a little fun is after you’ve completed the first three Baby Steps. Baby Step 1 is saving $1,000 for a beginner emergency fund. Baby ...

“Bells on Broadway” to benefit Northeast Indiana Honor Flight

Trinity United Methodist Church is hosting an afternoon concert on Sunday, May 20, to benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, featuring selections from musicals and movies along with patriotic songs. The Trinity Handbell Ensemble and Chancel Choir, as well as several vocalists and ...

CAR TALK: Don’t stall on fixing sticky valve

Dear Car Talk: My 1998 Lexus ES300 has only about 65,000 miles on it. I inherited it from my elderly dad a few years ago. It has never had any major engine problems. But starting about a year ago, it occasionally stalls right after I start it, before I put it in gear. When this happens, it ...

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Instant gratification weakens our character

Q: I've been out of college for four years, and I'm watching many of my peers getting everything they want — good jobs, nice homes, world travel, etc. But they still seem unhappy, at least to me. Am I weird for wanting to take things slower? Jim: We're surrounded by the danger signs of a ...

MOTOR MATTERS: 2018 Jaguar F-Type Convertible: joy for two

The Jaguar F-Type is a seriously sexy sports roadster for two people. Not since the legendary XK 120, XK 140, XK 150, and XKE-Type has Jaguar produced a true sports roadster for the avid driving enthusiast. Okay, I'll admit Jaguar currently produces a luxurious and highly desirable stable ...

NEW ON WHEELS: 2018 Regal TourX: Buick Brings Back the Station Wagon

Several clues reveal that the 2018 Buick Regal TourX has its roots out of U.S. The biggest is that the TourX is a station wagon. Wait. A Buick station wagon? That's something we've not seen since the big Roadmaster of two decades ago. American buyers, who embraced big station wagons ...

JOHN ROSEMOND: The key to effective discipline is a proper parental attitude

Q: We are having no success getting our 3-year-old (her third birthday is in a couple of weeks) to do what we tell her to do. She defies us at every opportunity, whether it’s just ignoring us or telling us “no” or even physically fighting us. We’ve tried time-out, but she won’t sit, ...

THE AMISH COOK: Spring carrot salad celebrates the season

Gloria is off this week due to some ill kids. She will return next week. In the meantime, Rosanna Bauman was kind enough to fill in. Rosanna is German Baptist Brethren and lives in rural Kansas. She, age 29, is a farmer and writer. The Brethren dress plainly like the Amish but are a bit more ...

Local students awarded in Kleiman Writing Contest

The Kendallville Public Library announced Thursday the winners of the 19th annual Kleiman Creative Writing Contest at a banquet at the Kendallville Event Center. Around 290 students in Noble and LaGrange counties entered books for the contest. Each book was judged, bound and returned to the ...