Follow the Spirit of Central through their 20 hour journey to Bands of America Grand National Finals
In the past three weeks, the Spirit of Central marching band placed
-- fifth in the ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) state finals on Nov. 2;
-- third in the Bands of America regionals on Nov. 9;
-- eighth at the Bands of America Grand National Finals on Nov. 16.
This year’s program, titled "Shades of a Day," shows the different stages of a day through the perspective of a lamp.
"We tried something new and it was scary. But to watch the show transform and how the kids stepped ...Read the full story »
Veterans Day honors those who served
by Caitlin Helmus
Staff Sgt. Everd Powell has been to Starbucks four times in the past couple of weeks. He’s had to pay only once. The local Army recruiter was in uniform each time he went, and someone – unknown to him – picked up the tab for his coffee. It turned out that some were veterans who are no longer in the military.
“It blew me away,” Powell said. “These are my heroes.”
Sgt. 1st Class Electa Frison, also an Army recruiter, said that veterans have “a huge sense of ...Read the full story »
Slaves, willing to risk their lives for freedom, become Runaways
"Doesn’t matter if you get lost or tired. You may even have to leave someone behind… but you gots to keep goin’. Keep goin’ ‘til you’re free."
A free black woman spoke to us as we warmed up around a small fire. "Use the North Star right off the Drinking Gourd — you’re going to follow that right along to freedom," she said.
The Drinking Gourd, or the Big Dipper, reached toward the North Star. Our natural beacon to freedom. Our group couldn’t stay in one place for long for fear ...Read the full story »
Darin Lawrence running in state Saturday for XC
On Saturday, Darin Lawrence will be running in the IHSAA Cross Country State Meet at Lavern Gibson Course in Terre Haute, IN. He advanced to state as an individual after finishing tenth in the semi-state meet.
Lawrence has the sixth fastest time in LC history with a time of 15:51. He attributes his success to his team members, coaches, peers, LC staff, and his family.
Lawrence says he works very hard and always wants to do his best. Lawrence is looking forward to tomorrow’s race.Read the full story »
Enter the eclectic world of steampunk
Welcome to the first Life Obscura of the new year. This month’s column begins with “L’Inconnue de la Seine.”
That’s French for the “Unknown Woman of the Seine.” The woman in question is the one whose body was pulled from the Seine River in France in the late 1880s. According to the commonly repeated story, the pathologist in the morgue was so taken with her beauty that he commissioned a molder to make a death mask of the young woman’s face. Since then, the death mask has ...Read the full story »