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  • Part 3: A Long, Tiring Journey

    Dave Weatherwax
    April 15, 2014
    At 66, Lynda Burrows knows she can’t be Paul’s guardian for much longer. But she fears that without her, Paul will land in prison just as so many people suffering mental illnesses have.
  • Part 2: Facing Limited Options

    Dave Weatherwax
    April 14, 2014
    Lynda Burrows will point out that her problems with dealing with her son and the system are not unique. They are problems our society has to come to grips with.
  • Part 1: Mom and Guardian

    Justin Rumbach
    April 12, 2014
    Lynda Burrows is mother and guardian to her 36-year-old son. The two have moved from city to city and doctor to doctor because of his mental illnesses and brushes with the law. Their story raises the question: How do we treat the mentally ill? It’s an issue often in the news these days.
  • Sisterly Love

    Dave Weatherwax
    April 5, 2014
    When she arrived at Holy Family School to teach in 1987, Sister Louise Laroche worked among a handful of fellow sisters. Now, though she’s among a fading facet of education, her message remains as vibrant as ever.
  • Trained To Protect & Serve

    Dave Weatherwax
    March 29, 2014
    Before patrolling the local streets, newly hired officers are sent to an academy near Indianapolis for 15 weeks of training. For Grant Goffinet, the training is a small step toward his dream career.
  • While We Sleep

    Justin Rumbach
    March 22, 2014
    It’s an odd feeling, to be awake when the county is asleep. But while most everyone else sleeps, you have a job to do — there are inmates who need to be watched and babies who need to be bathed. Machinery needs oil, a small crowd needs one more beer and some folks will want a donut or two to start the day. So when the sun begins to set, there are those who get ready to work through the night.
  • Trapper Nick

    Justin Rumbach
    March 15, 2014
    For almost three months a year, Nick Erny turns a part-time hobby into his full-time profession. The Holland resident is a fur trapper for whom the winter activity has become a passion.
  • Basketball For Life

    Justin Rumbach
    March 8, 2014
    Jim Jones moved to Jasper to retire. But in 2012, Springs Valley High School needed a boys basketball coach and reached out to the legendary leader for help. Jones accepted, adding more luster to a career built on humility and respect.
  • Letting Sarah Soar

    Justin Rumbach
    March 1, 2014
    Sarah Smith has always had a gift for acrobatics. At 15, she’s a full-time gymnast aiming to become one of the nation’s elite. Her unusual path has drawbacks, but the Jasper native and her family won’t let an opportunity pass.
  • On God’s Time

    Dave Weatherwax
    February 22, 2014
    The clocks are covered. Drama is eliminated. The focus is singular at Teens Encounter Christ retreats. It’s about God, and the young people who spend a weekend in His presence say they’re better for it.
  • Love Stories

    Justin Rumbach
    February 15, 2014
    Valentine’s Day is a time to show others how much we care. These five couples have celebrated decades worth of February 14ths together. They share their stories of life and love in Dubois County’s retirement communities.
  • Monday Is Picking Up

    Justin Rumbach
    February 8, 2014
    Unlike many towns, Ferdinand has trash pick-up. But it means street department workers double as trash collectors on Mondays.
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