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Articles in: Local Culture

Elisa Gross, Addison Paul, and Trista Lutgring
- 7 weeks 13 hours ago
Dipping tortilla chips into a bowl of ranch dip would never be considered an authentic Mexican food practice. For natives of the Evansville area,...
Trista Lutgring
- 7 weeks 2 days ago
Music often is referred to as a universal language — and in the 1960s, the group Up With People used music as a way to reach out to young kids...
Addison Paul
- 7 weeks 2 days ago
A few years ago, it was difficult to ignore the sudden emergence of small outdoor stands filled with books popping up across Evansville. These tiny...
Trista Lutgring
- 7 weeks 2 days ago
A 1950 Mercury convertible is a rare sight alone — one sporting a pearly purple paint coat with the words “Still the One” in...
Trista Lutgring
- 14 weeks 2 days ago
The collection of historic and vintage Evansville items owned by duo Mark Smith and Eric Schneider has been built by perusing yard sales, auctions,...
Elisa Gross
- 14 weeks 3 days ago
Southern Indiana is home to many species of off-putting animals, like rattlesnakes and brown recluse spiders, but it is the recent coyote sightings...
Elisa Gross
- 14 weeks 4 days ago
Tamaisha Dilworth doesn’t have to get on to her 9-year-old son Travon for bouncing balls in the house anymore. In their previous home, a small...
Elisa Gross
- 14 weeks 4 days ago
Joni Mestas says it all started when she took her dog for a walk near Garvin Park. The littered area bothered her, so she started picking up. Soon...
Trista Lutgring
- 20 weeks 1 day ago
Bluegrass music is not easy to define. Bill Monroe, considered the father of the genre, said: “It’s Scotch bagpipes and old-time fiddling...
Stan Schmitt
- 20 weeks 2 days ago
Outside of the Children’s Room at Willard Library is a display case filled with egg ornaments; all are decades old. They are the work of former...
Trista Lutgring
- 20 weeks 2 days ago
In some ways, the small building that stood at 801 E. Walnut Street was a shrine to the hubcaps sold at the business.  Opened in 1978 by Mekki...
Trista Lutgring and Elisa Gross
- 30 weeks 1 day ago
City charters and land purchases. War industry and shopping malls. River floods and plane crashes. In its more than 200-year history, Evansville has...
Elisa Gross
- 32 weeks 8 hours ago
To everything there is a season, a time to be silent, and a time to speak. For Ross Chapman, it was time to be silent, get to know Evansville, and...
Melissa Roe
- 32 weeks 8 hours ago
The New Year offers a fresh start, a clean slate, and a chance to craft a brand-new list of resolutions. As 2019 starts, Big Brothers Big Sisters of...
Trista Lutgring and Jordan Evans
- 32 weeks 1 day ago
Doo-wop isn’t just for the 1950s, man. In Evansville, the well-known music group The Duke Boys has been treating River City residents to cool...
Trista Lutgring
- 32 weeks 4 days ago
The adage “There’s no place like home” resonates strongly with Richard Needham. He no longer lives in Evansville, but the Hoosier...
Melissa Roe
- 39 weeks 2 days ago
For those on the hunt for a good item to fill your home with a one-of-a-kind story, Salvage Candy is right up your street. Their inventory is...
Trista Lutgring
- 39 weeks 2 days ago
As the turkey and fixings are put away after Thanksgiving, many families dig straight into the Christmas spirit by purchasing one of the most festive...
elisa gross
- 39 weeks 2 days ago
Chuck Johnson has been working in the restaurant industry for 26 years. His first restaurant job was at Turoni’s right before he turned 16, and...
Amy Abbott
- 39 weeks 4 days ago
Joyse Rivers has given her creative touch to thousands of greeting cards since 2000. The long-time Evansville resident started Joy Designs with...