Summer Marie Fagg and Greg Richard Long of Bettendorf, Iowa, were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. July 18, 2009, in First United Church of Christ at Clay City, Ind.
Donald Yegerlehner officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Susan and Mike Fagg of Clay City and a 2004 graduate of Clay City High School. She is a 2008 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural finance and a real estate loan officer with Quad City Bank and Trust in Moline, Ill.
The bridegroom is the son of Cathy and Richard Long of Clay City and a 2003 graduate of Clay City High School. He is a 2007 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural and biological engineering, and a 2009 graduate of Purdue University with a master of science degree in engineering. He is an engineer at John Deere in Moline.
The bride was given away in marriage by her father.
Micah Humphreys of Rosedale, Ind. was honor attendant. Elizabeth Harden of Cory, Ind., Mikki Warnock of Urbana, Ill., and Kara Trosper of Bloomingdale, Ill. were bridesmaids.
Scott Long of Plainfield, Ill., brother of the bridegroom, was best man, Cody Gerber of Clay City, Keith Mears of Delphi, Ind., and Joe Dynes of Columbus, Ind., were groomsmen.
Brad Long of Clay City, cousin of the bridegroom, Adam Ream of Clay City, and Keith Harmeyer of Lafayette, Ind., were ushers.
A reception followed in The Ohio Building at Terre Haute.
The couple took a wedding trip to Hawaii and now reside in Bettendorf.
Natalie Ann Weihert and Michael Andrew Hussmann were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2009, in Foursquare Gospel Church.
The Rev. Merrillyn Smith officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rachel Denny of Terre Haute, a 2002 graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School and a 2006 graduate of IUPUI with a bachelor of science degree in physical education. She received a doctor of physical therapy degree in 2009 from the University of Evansville and is a a physical therapist at ProRehab, PC in Evansville.
The bridegroom is the son of Joann and William Hussmann of Evansville and a 2002 graduate of North High School in Evansville. He received a bachelor of science degree in engineering technology in 2006 from IUPUI and is an engineer at Project Associates Inc. in Evansville.
The bride was given in marriage by her mother.
Melissa Bontreger was honor attendant.
Rachelle Frank, Emily Kirk, Mary Beth Potts, Laurel Guiley and Kate Hussmann were bridesmaids.
John and Matt Hussmann were best men. Matt Mullen, Joey Meier, Bob Nash and Jason Hedges were groomsmen.
Clark Simpson, Jason Conger and Andy Knapp were ushers.
Emily Fisher was flower girl. Dylan Olds was ring bearer.
Chelsea, Carly and Meagan Fisher also were attendants.
A reception followed in Zorah Shrine Country Place.
The couple took a wedding trip to St. Lucia and now reside in Evansville.
Rebecca Jane Laycock of Prairie Creek and Roger Max Bishop of Cory were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in The Good Hope Baptist Church at Clay City.
Pastor Robert Dickey officiated. Pianist Amy Thompson provided music.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Laycock of Prairie Creek.
Shauna Lopez, sister of the bride, was honor attendant. Tiffanie Cooper was a bridesmaid.
Grace Tiefel, niece of the bridegroom, was the flower girl.
The groom was given in marriage by his mother Brenda Bishop.
Graham Bishop was best man. Josh Bishop was a groomsman.
Tyler Lopez, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.
Erik Tiefel, Jason Scales and John Laycock were ushers. Chelsea Rincker was guest book attendant.
A reception followed in the Meadows Banquet Hall in Terre Haute.
Lauren Crist and Eric Foster, both of Mooresville, were united in marriage on June 13, 2009, in Central Christian Disciples of Christ Church at Terre Haute.
The Rev. Rebecca Zelensky officiated. Phil Ewoldsen provided music.
The bride is the daughter of Sharon and Frank Crist of West Terre Haute and a 2004 graduate of West Vigo High School. She is a 2008 graduate of Indiana State University and a science teacher and volleyball coach at Mooresville High School.
The bridegroom is the son of Becky and Dave Foster of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and a 2004 graduate of East Central High School. He is a 2008 graduate of Indiana State University and a manager in the Foreign Trade Zone at the Indianapolis airport.
Kelly Allen was honor attendant. Sam Foster, sister of the bridegroom; Amy Bosley, “special sister” of the bride; and Adrienne Snoddy, Amy Pitts, Hannah Burns and Raven Lowe were bridesmaids.
Ellie and Maci Easton, twin cousins of the bride, were flower girls.
Kyle Howe was best man. Chad Hargrove, Josh Lusby, Joey Rogers, Sam Truitt, Bob Schmidt, Arik Wolf and Mike Wuesterfield were groomsmen.
Tyler Lannen, cousin of the bridegroom, was ring bearer. Kevin and Adam Crist, brothers of the bride, Shawn Montgomery and Zach Vonderheide were ushers.
Christy and Hannah Crist, sister-in-law and niece of the bride, were guest book attendants.
Jessica Drayton, cousin of the bride, was the scripture reader. Cody Crist, nephew of the bride, was greeter and distributed bubbles with Hannah Crist.
Wedding showers were hosted by the mother of the bridegroom in Lawrenceburg; and at the church in Terre Haute by Barbara McQueen, aunt of the bride, Jennifer Krockenberger, Lisa Serletic, Angie McQueen, Jessica Drayton, Brenda McQueen cousins of the bride, and Ramona Adelesburger.
The couple took a wedding trip to the Sandals resort in Jamaica and now reside in Mooresville.
Eleni A. Gounaris and Kyle Joseph Miller were united in marriage at 4 p.m. June 20, 2009, in Holy Trinity Church at Carmel.
The Rev. Anastasios Gounaris officiated.
The bride was given in marriage by Dr. Dennis Dickos. Chanter and organist Constantine Maniakas provided music.
The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Anastasios and Maria Gounaris of Carmel. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
The bridegroom is the son of Kimberly and Thomas Miller of Terre Haute. He is a graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., with a bachelor’s degree in professional golf management. He is the head golf professional at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Ind.
Katrina Gounaris, sister of the bride, was honor attendant. Selena Brewer, Milena Savich, Tatyana Bachkurinskaya Duncan and Kelley Miller, sister of the bridegroom, were bridesmaids.
Annabelle Pancake and Marina Bachkurinskaya Duncan were flower girls.
Kristofer Miller, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Bill McKenna, Erik Hayes, Ray Dunn and Matthew Gustafson were groomsmen.
Kent Laukaitis, uncle of the bridegroom, and Darin Pirtle were ushers.
Chris Pappas, godson of the bride’s family, was ring bearer and E.J. White was crown bearer.
Tana Hunnicutt was the wedding coordinator.
A dinner and dance reception followed in the Founders Walk in the church.
Ariana Savich was hostess and Alexis Gounaris, niece of the bride, was junior hostess.
The couple took wedding trip to Cancun and now reside in Newburgh.
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Longtime weatherman Jesse Walker relates well to people of Wabash Valley
While in middle and high school, Jesse Walker developed a strong interest in the weather. He thought about a career at the National Weather Service or at a storm prediction center, but the idea of becoming a television meteorologist never entered his mind.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Keep your garden — and yourself — safe from lead
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead poisoning is the No. 1 preventable environmental cause of illness in children.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Need something for the kids? Try these Ritzy Cookies
When we have dinners at the church, one of the ladies brings these cookies. Nancy Kahl has been making these for some time now. They are so good. Need something for your kids? Make sure that there isn’t any one who can’t have peanuts. These are so easy and extra good.
DNR stocks ponds in Terre Haute with catfish
Fishing opportunities in eight Indiana cities got a boost on Monday as part of an ongoing effort by the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling in urban areas.
Katherine Trueblood to celebrate 90th birthday
A card shower is planned to honor Katherine Campbell Trueblood on her 90th birthday.
State Park Road Rally coming up June 9-11
Participants will pilot their own vehicles, as their navigator steers them to points of interest and natural wonders during the State Park Road Rally June 9-11, with overnight stays at Canyon Inn in McCormick’s Creek State Park.
CANDLES plans film night
CANDLES Holocaust Museum will host a film night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, featuring the documentary “Porraimos: Europe’s Gypsies in the Holocaust” and its director Alexandra Isles, at the museum.
“Porraimos” premiered at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2002.
Author to lead interpretive writing workshop
An interpretive writing workshop led by Alan Leftridge, Ph.D., author of the textbook “Interpretive Writing,” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 12 at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis.
WEDDING: Published May 19, 2013
Ruth Brown and Josh Edwards were married at 2:30 p.m. on May 11, 2013, in West Terre Haute by the Rev. Paul Shelton.
Fraud and Scam Awareness Seminar is Tuesday
The Investor Protection Trust estimated that more than 7.3 million seniors (about 20 percent of all Americans 65 and older) have been victimized by a scam. Met Life Inc. estimated the annual loss by victims of elderly scams at $2.9 billion dollars.
FAMILY TIES: While searching for my grandfather, I found my mother
I remember the afternoon my mother received the chilling news from her nephew that her oldest sister and brother-in-law had been killed in a car/bus collision.
GRAPE SENSE: Same old whites getting you down? Try something different
If the same old Chardonnay, Riesling or Pinot Grigio is getting you down, try something different.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A Rhubarb Nut Bread for the season
Last fall we went to the Covered Bridge Festival. Gene loves to go. Anyway, I got to talking to this lady, Treva Smith, at Bridgeton.
ENGAGEMENT: Published May 12, 2013
Friends of Library plans annual book sale
The Friends of the Vigo County Public Library is planning its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. May 19 in the Main Library Lower Level Meeting Rooms A, B, C and D.
Woman’s Press Club celebrates 100 years
On Feb. 18, 1913, a group of 13 female journalists and activists met for lunch at the Tea Room in L. S. Ayres Department Store in downtown Indianapolis to found the Woman’s Press Club of Indianapolis.
Children’s Museum to host orientation for summer volunteers
Those who are looking for a way to give back to the community and have fun at the same time are invited to attend a volunteer orientation session at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Walk for greyhound rescue
A family pet walk fundraiser open to all breeds is set for at 2 p.m. May 19 at Buggs Temple on the Canal Walk in Indianapolis.
‘Food Safety: From Garden Gates to Dinner Plates’ workshop coming up in June
There is a new law on the books in Illinois called the Cottage Food Operation Act of 2011. This new law allows for the preparation and sale of certain low-risk foods in the private home without the expense of a commercially certified kitchen and for the sale of said foods at a farmers market.
Scams are brown bag focus
The Vigo County Public Library’s next brown bag event, “Don’t Be a Victim!” featuring Amy Wardlow, is set for 12:10 p.m. Thursday at the main branch.
Countryside, Kalorama gardens celebrating opening weekend
Countryside Gardens, owned by Terry and Jennie O’Rourke, and Kalorama Gardens, owned by Steve and Linda Gard, opened for the season this weekend. Both gardens are in Marshall, Ill. Opening days continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Saturday seminar to bring nationally known genealogists to Ivy Tech
The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is offering the public a unique opportunity to learn more about the new techniques and methods now available for individuals interested in doing genealogical research on the Internet.
Evening Thyme Garden Club to host garden fair at Clark County Fairgrounds
The Evening Thyme Garden Club will present the 15th annual garden fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday at Clark County Fairgrounds in Marshall, Ill., with free parking and admission.
Student mentoring program offers one-on-one technology instruction
The Connecting Generations Mentoring Program can help those who would like one-on-one instruction on how to use the Internet or other technology.
CULINARY COURSES: Clabber Girl Classroom Kitchen provides variety of cooking courses for the Valley
There are a few taste-bud-tantalizing-perks for having America’s leading baking powder producer in your backyard. For nearly 120 years, Clabber Girl has been a staple in Terre Haute. In 1899, Hulman and Company began offering up what was to become one of the oldest brands in the country, Clabber baking powder. In 1923, the company changed the baking powder brand name to Clabber Girl.
CHRIS DAVIES: Keep sodium levels in mind when sweating buckets
Salt, or sodium, is vital to life. Too much or too little sodium can cause all kinds of problems in your body. How much sodium do we need if we are exercising consistently?
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Union Hospital creates community garden
Union Hospital will be opening a community garden on its campus in mid-May. Before they embarked on such a challenge, they looked to their neighbor Indiana State University for advice.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Try this when you’ve got to avoid salt
I have a good friend in an assisted living complex. She went to her doctor last winter and he told her she had to leave off the salt. My mother used this when dad couldn’t have any salt.
I like to keep this on hand. In summer when it’s real hot I keep in refrigerator. Keep in an air tight container.
NEWSMAKER: May 5, 2013
Carolyn Whitcomb Jeffries was installed as president of the State Huguenot Society of Indiana on April 21 at Meridian Hills Country Club of Indianapolis.
ANNIVERSARY: Published May 5, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Abel
Larry and Rose Abel will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
The couple will have a reception in June.
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