Category Archives: Profile Journalism

Local folk artist gives old materials new life

By Andrew Simser One man’s trash may often be another’s treasure. For Roger Adams this means taking pieces of scrap wood, metal, or fabric and turning it into something new. “What do you do with an old cupboard door?” he … Continue reading

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Air Force vet gives back to other military veterans

By Michael Roemer     For 50 years the American Legion in Fall Creek has helped military veterans, addressing their needs in many ways. Over the last few decades, Norm Brunkow has played a major role in expanding the American … Continue reading

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Local artist incorporates modern dance into her art

By Lauren Hoium Barbara Shafer shows her love for modern dance on her canvas. “I always wanted to be a ballerina,” said Shafer, who works as a modern dance instructor in addition to being a self-employed artist. Over the past … Continue reading

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Dance instructor creates family bonds in the studio

By Sydney Purpora When a dancer in Carly Sigears’ class experienced the death of her mother, her team was there every step of the way. The girl had no other relatives, so the dancers and their mothers helped the young … Continue reading

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Creative fun a staple at local tie-dye factory

By Kim North It’s Saturday afternoon, and the four girls who’ve just walked into the Fun Dye Factory within their mom are giggling as they point out the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink all mixed together in … Continue reading

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CrossFit gym owner reflects on business start-up

By Meghan Hosely   The first time Dave Hildebrandt walked into a CrossFit gym and looked around, he didn’t believe he would get a good workout in 15 minutes without any free weights in sight. By the end of the workout, … Continue reading

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The District Company: Creating a community of gamers

By John Eaton It is a place where imaginations can run wild. Sometimes people work together toward a mutual goal. Often times, the competition is fierce as people work against one another in the hopes that they prevail over their … Continue reading

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