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Pets of the week: Meet Bear & Quail

Bear (Dog) Animal ID: 39518203 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 1 year Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Brindle/White Weight: 52 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hi there! Bear here. I'm a sweet boy with a loveable personality and a cute brindle coat. The stripe down the top of my head makes me unique, ...

WORKING STRATEGIES COLUMN: Minimum Wage Increases – 10 points to consider

Like many cities across the country, my hometown of St. Paul is currently embroiled in a discussion about raising the minimum wage. Many believe that an increase to $15 an hour is certain, with the debate mostly focused on specific issues, such as “carveouts” that allow exceptions for ...

Pets of the week: Erik & Ms. Sparkleclaws

Erik (Dog) Animal ID: 39641524 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 3 years Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Black/White Weight: 54 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hi there! I'm Erik, with a K! I'm a friendly guy with a happy face and the cutest speckled coat. I love to be around people. In fact, if I'm not ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Autumn salad takes the cake

It’s early Wednesday morning. The house is peacefully quiet, so I’m seizing the opportunity to get in touch with you all. Last night we had an enjoyable, cozy birthday party around a campfire. This time it was for my mom. My younger brother, Micah and his wife, Rose, and there three ...

DAD GAME COLUMN: Exploring Gen Con and defeating Harry (finally)

I spent the first week of August among my people. Over 60,000 tabletop game lovers descended on Indianapolis to wander the halls, stand in the lines, and play all of the games at Gen Con, the largest and longest-running game convention in North America. As always, it felt glorious. This year, ...

WORKING STRATEGIES COLUMN: Disaster Preparation, Career Edition

We’re living in an age of disasters, both natural and human-caused. Wherever we turn, it seems we’re faced with the headlines: wildfires, floods, hurricanes, mass shootings...of course, living through such events is multitudes worse than reading about them. Indeed, a disaster doesn’t ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Gloria has a hunch about the punch

It's 1:00, Wednesday afternoon at our house. The church ladies and girls are all invited to our house for a few hours of fellowship. This time it's my turn to host the monthly ladies Bible study. Each time we review a chapter in the book, "The Power of True Success." I enjoy attending these ...

Pets of the week: Charlton & Mystery Buddy

Charlton (Dog) Animal ID: 39482765 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 8 months Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Black/White Weight: 42 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hello! I'm Charlton. I'm a handsome, playful young pup waiting to find my perfect forever home. I'd do best in an environment with an ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: Bupli’s on at the Yoder’s

I wish you could have been here at our house yesterday. We had the opportunity of hosting church services at our house, as well as lunch then supper and a hymn singing in the evening. We had a great day. One of the things we enjoy the most in having services at our house is planning and ...

Fort Wayne Museum of Art celebrates the art of the guitar

Fort Wayne Museum of Art is proud to present “Medieval To Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The Guitar”, a touring exhibition on view at FWMoA September 29-January 6 that celebrates the artistic development of the guitar. Developed by The National GUITAR Museum (NGM), it features 40 ...

Pets of the week: Marley and Yoshi

Marley (Dog) Animal ID: 39456937 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 5 years Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Black Weight: 83 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hi there! Marley here. I'm a handsome guy with a huge heart. As you can see from my photo, I’m a water lover! If I could, I’d spend all day ...

WORKING STRATEGIES: Finding Your Fit in the World of Trades

If you follow the headlines, you’ve seen these employment topics popping up the past few years: record student loan debt; low retirement savings; low worker pay; gender pay gaps. While these problems could take decades to resolve, there is at least one solution already at hand: Careers in the ...

AMISH COOK COLUMN: What I like about being Amish

A while ago I received a letter from a reader with a unique question. After thinking it over, I decided that maybe I should share the answers with all of you! Thanks to Mrs. Moore from Ohio who inquired, "What five things do you enjoy the most about the Amish way of life?" First I will insert ...

Pets of the week

Ocean (Cat) Animal ID: 39463467 Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix Age: 1 year Sex: Male Size: Small Color: White/Black Weight: 7.79 lbs. Neutered: Yes Declawed: No Hello! My name is Ocean. I’m a handsome guy with a friendly personality and some pretty cute paws! My front feet are ...

WORKING STRATEGIES: Salary or schedule: Negotiating for what matters

If offered the choice between more money or more schedule flexibility in your job, which would you pick? The answer probably depends on a number of factors, including: -are you the sole provider in your household? -does your home life run smoothly? -do you have children or elderly parents ...

David Letterman and Jimmy Carter launch Habitat project in northern Indiana

SOUTH BEND (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter and comedian David Letterman have helped launch a Habitat for Humanity building blitz in northern Indiana. The retired late-night TV host praised Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, for their dedication to the nonprofit during a Sunday event at the ...

Garth Brooks sets Oct. 20 date for Notre Dame Stadium show

SOUTH BEND (AP) — Country star Garth Brooks has set a late October date for his University of Notre Dame show that will be the first-ever music concert at the school's football stadium. Brooks' publicist announced Monday that the concert would be held Oct. 20 at Notre Dame Stadium, rain or ...

Here are some furry friends waiting to be adopted from the SPCA

Westley (Dog) Animal ID: 39412070 Breed: Mixed Breed Age: 2 years Sex: Male Size: Large Color: Black/White Weight: 43 lbs. Neutered: Yes Hello! My name is Westley. I’m a medium-sized guy with a happy heart and a wiggly tail! I love attention and I love to be around people, ...

Up your grilling game with these burgers topped with pimento cheese spread

If pimento cheese is already part of your life, then you are blessed for sure. If not, get ready for life to get a little bit better. And get ready for one of the best burgers of your life. It's dangerous ground for a Yankee like me to start messing around with a Southern recipe like pimento ...