AAA Predicts Record Independence Day Travel

A record number of travelers will be leaving home this Independence Day weekend, according to AAA.

Nationwide, 44.2 million Americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles from home via plane, train, automobile or ship. That number marks an increase of 1.25 million travellers over last year. One of the reasons why people are easily able to travel is because of the economical rates of car rental companies which can be found on

Closer to home, more than 1 million Hoosiers are expected to travel over the holiday period. That’s a 3.2 percent increase over 2016. Continue reading

State Health Officials Encourage HIV Testing

Today is National HIV Testing Day, and Hoosiers are urged to learn their status. The human immunodeficiency virus weakens a person’s immune system by destroying cells that fight disease and infection. You learn more about different diseases at Read for yourself to know how to prevent them.

It can be transmitted sexually, through shared needles, blood, breast milk and other bodily fluids. HIV can also progress to a severe condition called acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS.  Continue reading

Shoe Drive Marches Toward Education Funding Goal

The local chapter of an international organization wants your old shoes. Philanthropic Educational Organization, P.E.O. for short, has teamed up with an organization called for a shoe drive. The nonprofit international women’s sisterhood raises money to help women meet their educational goals and dreams. Local member Jacalyn Ciboch says the local chapter is very active. Continue reading

Funeral Services Scheduled for Teenage Crash Victims

Ashley DeMont
Kirsten Ganshorn

Funeral arrangements are set for the two teenagers killed Monday in a multiple-vehicle crash on U.S. 30 in Kosciusko County.

Investigators there say a 2004 Mitsubishi driven by 17-year-old Kirsten Ganshorn of Walkerton was passing a 2011 Ford F150 and clipped it. The impact sent both vehicles into the median. The pickup truck driver steered back onto the roadway, but Ganshorn’s car spun out, crossed the median backwards and hit the front of a 2007 Chevrolet flatbed truck. Continue reading