Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Relay
Luke Haas was one of over 2000 people who carried the torch for Indiana’s Bicentennial Celebration. He represented Union County High School, celebrating the 200th birthday of Indiana.
He remarked, “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The community interest and publicity were amazing.
“Family and friends cheered me as I sprinted the .8 of a mile. I was proud and happy to do it. The torch was light for its size considering it held cameras and fuel.”
Luke, a high school junior, is a busy young man. He participates in basketball, track, science club, 4-H, and the academic honors program.
The torch relay began September 9th at Corydon, the state’s first capital, and will end on October 15th on the Statehouse Grounds in Indianapolis. It will travel in each of the state’s 92 counties. Participants will use all modes of travel that might have been used in the 200-year period: horses and wagons, walking, antique automobiles, race cars, tractors, and others.
Let’s bake a cake for the Hoosier State at the crossroads of America!
Preserving Giant Trees
Participate in the National Register of Champion Trees campaign to help document and preserve nature’s arboreal wonders.
Happy, Happy, Happy Halloween
Halloween is a fun, happy time of year. Even if you are not a fan of the spooky season, there are tons of things to do this harvest-time. Originally published in October of 2018.
GRIT Newspaper 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
Check out GRIT’s 1918 newspaper report on the Spanish Flu pandemic covering obituaries, hospitals, medical tent cities, and ads selling “proven” cures.