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Capital Comments: The Envelope from the County Treasurer

17 May 2024

  Larry DeBoer April 25, 2024   It was printed in bold letters on the front of the envelope. “Open Immediately. Property Tax Notice Enclosed.” It was the annual property tax bill on my house! I remembered last year:  a jump in my tax bill of 31 percent.  I tore open the envelope and found the page of numbers showing how my ...

National Travel & Tourism Within Indiana Week

16 May 2024

  INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2024) – Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) is celebrating "IN Indiana Week" in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) from May 19 to 25. Established in 1983, NTTW has become a cherished tradition, celebrating the United States travel community and hi ...

Rankings Announced for 2024 Best Places to Work in Indiana

15 May 2024

  It’s time to celebrate Hoosier organizations prioritizing internal cultures that bolster their workforces and companies. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce honored a record 193 employers from throughout the state tonight at the 2024 Best Places to Work in Indiana Awards Dinner, presented by trueU. Rankings were revealed in four categ ...

May is National Foster Care Month

15 May 2024

  Why Our Foster Parents Matter You may have heard the heart-tugging interviews of celebrities who spent part of their childhood in foster care. You've undoubtedly seen the feel-good story of a foster parent who "made all the difference" for a child who grew up to be an icon, a change-maker. Maybe you've skimmed an article online about t ...

Where Does Your Money Go?

15 May 2024

    Does your money run out before the end of the month?Is it difficult to pay your bills on time?Do you wish you had more money? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the “Where Does The Money Go” program is for you! Purdue Extension is offering a free, two-part class to give you the information to overcome money issu ...

Where Does Your Money Go?

14 May 2024

Does your money run out before the end of the month?Is it difficult to pay your bills on time?Do you wish you had more money? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the “Where Does The Money Go” program is for you! Purdue Extension is offering a free, two-part class to give you the information to overcome money issues.  The ...

Many Partipate in Salem Spruce-Up Saturday

13 May 2024

  By Jerry Curry, Staff Writer Over twenty-five volunteers showed their community pride by participating in the first Salem Spruce up. They met at city hall Saturday morning, May 11. Spearing heading this community cleanup was Carlos Bravo and city councilman Roger Pennington.  Bravo owns the El Caminos Mexican Restaurant. They were j ...

Creekside Art Space Announces Spring Schedule

20 Feb 2024

Creekside Art Space instructor David Spencer-Pierce makes suggestions on a drawing in progress. Classes resume March 1 at the studio, located north of Salem in the Delaney Creek area.Spring is just around the corner, and with it, Art Classes and Lessons at Creekside Art Space. Regular Thursday & Saturday classes begin March 1 at the studio, lo ...

Engaging Hobbies for Seniors

12 Feb 2024

Whether seniors are retired or still working but free from the responsibilities of parenting, the following are some fun and engaging hobbies to fill that free time. The value of hobbies is undeniable. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology found that employees who engaged in creative hobbies outside of ...

Upcoming Events at the John Hay Center

24 Jan 2024

Many interesting events are planned at the John Hay Center, 307 E. Market St., Salem. Coming events include a Charitable Giving Workshop – Lunch and Learn. The workshop will be presented by Travis Nicks with Thrivent Charitable Impact and investing. The workshop is Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11:30 a.m. at The Depot Railroad Museum, 206 S. College Ave., ...