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October 25, 2014

  • Serving Indy’s Southside Since 1928
  • BEECH GROVE
  • CENTER GROVE
  • GREENWOOD
  • SOUTHPORT
  • FRANKLIN & PERRY TOWNSHIPS

Southside artist sculpts unity, wildlife and love

As early as 6 or 7, sculptor Peter Rujuwa was carving soapstone into animals in his village in Zimbabwe. He never thought it would lead to a career; because his father thought his art was disturbing to his schoolwork, he pursued accounting. He worked in administration and management for an insurance company before returning to art. But now, he sells his stone and wood sculptures at exhibitions and museums in Indiana, Illinois and...

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Greenwood council tests the waters for new government center

The ever-growing city of Greenwood is out-growing its city seat of government. City council, by a recent 7-0 vote, again is putting a toe in the water to test public reaction. So what makes council members think things are different from six years ago, when plans for a new city government building were defeated? Then the idea of replacing the old City Building in the center of the city was beaten down. Since then, officials have been...

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Southsider got close-up view of Louisiana hurricane damage

Bruce Peterson, 56, got the call the weekend before Labor Day. Working as an inspector for a private contractor, he was needed in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana. He was pre-deployed to Dallas for three days, and then sent to Louisiana. As he approached Baton Rouge, he saw people in vehicles waiting in long lines for gasoline. Days before, Hurricane Gustav, a Category 2 storm, had unleashed 90-mile-per-hour-plus winds and spawned several...

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Stover and Jaber wed

Jennifer Marie Stover and Eron Ernest Jaber were united in marriage on Aug. 23, 2008, in Christ United Methodist Church in Greenwood. The Reverend Ted Cutrell officiated the ceremony. This ceremony site was chosen to honor the bride’s parents, who married in this same church on this same date 39 years ago. The bride is the daughter of John and Debra Stover of Lancaster, Ohio, and the granddaughter of Helen Garrison of Greenwood. She...

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Obituaries for the week of 10.30.08

Virginia K. Kashner, 79, of Indianapolis, died Oct. 25, 2008. She was born June 29, 1929, in Indianapolis to George and Nettie Stinson. Virginia was a member of Thompson Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Kashner. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sue Anderson; a great granddaughter, a sister and a brother. Survivors include her daughter, Gail Spivey; sister, Juanita “Pug” Ford; two...

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