Category: Indiana

Chapman, Daniel Clifford and Joan Yarlan

  Mother and son, Joan and Daniel Chapman, share the telling of how their ancestor John Johnson came to Indiana and in 1821 witnessed an historic decision at Conner Prairie.

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Hall, Heather Irene

Posted in: , , Story by: April 1, 2014

Heather Irene Hall tells her story about meeting the man she would marry in a Broad Ripple Vintage store while shopping for a jean jacket. Michael Hall tells his version of the story elsewhere on this website.

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Sauffer, John William

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: March 25, 2014

Born in the 1930’s, John Sauffer reflects on growing up in Richmond, Indiana and coming to the big city of Indianapolis. He describes simpler times when more was left to your imagination.    

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Lieber, Tammy Ann

Posted in: , , , Story by: March 24, 2014

Years after leaving home Tammy Lieber visited the rural farm house of her childhood periodically to reflect and rebuild her life. In this excerpt of her life story she describes listening to the wonderful range of sounds of the country heard from the porch and her fresh appreciation for rural life.

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Blake, Walter Andrew

While growing up in a family of 17 children in South Bend, Walter helped his Father in the trash hauling business. During his freshman year at Notre Dame Walter came home to visit and gained a fresh appreciation for what his family had done for him.

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Wigand, Anthony Albert

Equipped with a Masters Degree in Audio Visual from Indiana State University, Tony Wigand was determined to sell the staff of the then new Jasper High School on the use of video cameras and television in their classes.  Tony tells the story of how filming football games got the ball rolling!  

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Durkos, Larry George

Posted in: , , Story by: December 11, 2013

Larry Durkos describes the ingenuity and creativity of his Grandfather Rudolph, a man who may have given Larry the genes and the personal inspiration to become an engineer.  

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Sparks, Jeffrey L.

Posted in: , , , , Story by: December 9, 2013

A shared dream, a dedicated group of friends, foundations ready to honor authors and film makers of quality, life affirming stories.  All of these factors lead to the formation of the New Harmony (Writers) Project and the Heartland Film Festival.  It all began with Jeffrey Sparks in 1986…

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Brandt, Elizabeth Jeanne

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 9, 2013

In an excerpt of her oral history of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church’s Spiritual Life Center  the director, Elizabeth Brandt, tells about her love of labyrinths.  How did the center come to have three labyrinths for meditative walking?   Elizabeth tells the story.  

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Lindgren, Hannah Myers

After graduating from Ball State University in 2013 Hannah Lindgren cofounded Deliberate Media, LLC.  Hannah tells about her company’s early video productions, the importance of Story, and how in the film industry connections are everything.

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