Charles Franklin Rush

April 5, 1961-November 22, 2022 Charles Franklin Rush, 61, of Westfield, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on April 5, 1961 to Robert and Phyllis (Meter) Rush in Morris, Illinois. Mr. Rush enjoyed fishing and watching movies Survivors include his 3 siblings Deborah (Terry) Corzine,…

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Gilly R. Snyder

April 2, 1944-November 21, 2022 Gilly R. Snyder, 78, of Anderson, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at Community Northview Care Center in Anderson following an extended illness. He was born on April 2, 1944, in Perkinsville, Indiana to Harold L. and Gertrude Snyder. Mr. Snyder retired from the assembly line at Guide Lamp…

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Day Four Unlike Any Thanksgiving Before

Thursday marked the most untraditional of Thanksgivings. But what a day to be thankful for. Our first stop after leaving the Dead Sea was Masada. If you don’t know the story, you would be hard pressed to find one with more drama, courage and sacrifice. If you do know the story and have never been,…

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Daily Almanac: Nov. 23, 2022

Sunrise/Sunset: RISE: 7:38 a.m.SET: 5:22 p.m. High/Low Temperatures: HIGH: 56 °FLOW: 31 °F Today is…: • Sigd• Fibonacci Day• Blackout Wednesday What Happened On This Day: • 1924 Edwin Hubble’s discovery that the Andromeda “nebula” is actually another island galaxy far outside our own Milky Way is first published in The New York Times• 1991…

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Turkeys, Cranberries and . . . Oysters?

A recent discussion with a friend about cranberries got me started wondering when cranberries, turkey and all the other traditional Thanksgiving dishes began to appear on Hamilton County tables. Unfortunately, I can’t provide any exact dates because we’re missing so many issues of the county’s pre-Civil War newspapers. However, other Indiana newspapers make it clear…

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On a Rock and Under a House – Day Three

Shalom from Hermon Mount, the site we know from Matthew where Jesus said, “You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” That was the highlight for me on this third day in Israel. We began and ended the day in Tiberias. In…

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