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Lori Borgman: Goin’ to the grocery, buying less and paying more

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With the rising cost of groceries, bacon may become a luxury we can live without. I just saw a pack at the store for more than $10. Granted, it was thick slice, but still. On returning home, I announced to my hubby that we will now ration bacon.

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Scott McDaniel: Top 5 horror titles of 2021

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Another year of COVID has been frightening enough, but 2021 has also offered some memorable scary movies if you’re in the mood this Halloween. The best new horror releases of the year are quite different from one another and, in my opinion, are as follows:

Porch party: Unique music festival coming to downtown Franklin

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The hottest music venue in central Indiana this weekend is not a rockin’ amphitheater or an intimate club.

Scott McDaniel: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is a timely, painful tug on the heart strings

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Having seen the powerful musical “Dear Evan Hansen” on the Broadway stage, I was concerned when critics launched into attack mode on the new movie version, ripping apart the direction under Stephen Chbosky (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and calling 27-year-old Ben Platt “ghoulish” in his portrayal of high-schooler Evan Hansen.

Constant change: Franklin author helps characters evolve in latest mystery novel

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Over the course of six mystery novels, care had to be taken not to let the characters get stale. David Carlson knew he had to...

Lori Borgman: No costume needed for this Halloween scare

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Some of the neighbors go all-out for Halloween, with spider webs dangling from trees, inflatable green-eyed monsters in the front yard and skeletons crawling up the house. If I really want a good scare, I scan emails in my junk folder or listen to messages on the landline.

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Ivy Tech to collect food, clothing donations for students

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Ivy Tech Community College will be collecting food donations this week at its Franklin and Columbus campuses.

New art installed along Greenwood trailway

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The otherworldly growths sprout from beside one of Greenwood’s most popular trails, seeming to sway and shimmy in the breeze. Not far away, a massive...