Mitch Daniels and ‘Aiming Higher’ in 2024

During the closing minutes of a podcast with The Bulwark’s Mona Charen last week, Mitch Daniels once again speculated on his tombstone epitaph: “He raised four wonderful daughters and reformed the BMV.” By Sunday, the Frugal Hoosiers for Mitch Twitter feed appeared to revise its intent: “#runmitchrun … for Governor … or President would be…

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Sepia-Toned Teenagers

“I don’t remember you at all!” the portly man informed my husband, Peter. Peter smiled, introduced himself, and reminded the gentleman where they might have met half a century ago. The man shook his head. “Nope!” This was the first high school class reunion I had ever attended, and it was filled with moments like…

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I Swear I Am Not A Robot

One of my enduring pleasures is sports. Perhaps that’s because I had the privilege of playing football when I was in college. Who can’t look back on the first time that a 300-pound man jumped on his back while questioning his parentage, and remember so without affection? I especially enjoy reading about my favorite teams.…

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Home Tour, Upstairs Downtown, Kids Day, Elks Sale, StringTime, Brewfest, Spaghetti Jeep Cruise-In

Historic buildings in downtown Noblesville and historic homes in downtown and Old Town open their doors for company this weekend. Noblesville Main Street’s Upstairs Downtown is tonight, and Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s 35th annual Historic Home Tour is all day Saturday. Tickets are available to both at the door or online bundled in advance. What else??…

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Arrowood on Homecoming, Heights Athletic Hall of Fame

Homecoming Week is among my favorite weeks of the year. The spirit days, athletic games, pep rally, homecoming parade, football game, and dance bring our Huskies together in the kind of energy, enthusiasm, and pride that can been seen and felt in every way throughout the campus. It represents one of the most fun weeks…

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The Sound of Silence!

My column this week has been prompted by two events. First was the recent 20th anniversary of the passing of my beagle, Barney, who accompanied me on more than 2,500 TV segments between 1991 and 2002. And second, that I have finally agreed with my wife (and all my friends) that I need to invest…

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Little Big Ten History On Firing Football Coaches

The inevitable came three weeks early for Scott Frost, who got a $15 million going away present from Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts on Sunday. Alberts decided not to wait for a reduced buyout of $7.5 million on Oct. 1 after the 45-42 debacle in Lincoln last Saturday. On a day of upsets in college…

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StringTime Concert Season Winds Down for the Summer

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head for the Hamilton County Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville to savor the final concert of Legacy Keepers Music’s sixth annual StringTime on the Square summer music series. The concert series debuted in July 2017 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Legacy Keepers Music, an educational charity…

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