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May / June 2016

Evansville Living

The Lincoln Mallet

The Feb. 9 revelation to the world of Abraham Lincoln’s mallet kept hidden in Spencer County, Indiana, is a story of family friendships forged on the frontier, an unbelievable secret, revered and handed down for five generations, a cast of

Saving Smiles

TV viewers in the 1970s and 1980s watched as the Crest Team used their giant toothbrushes to defeat the awful Cavity Creeps and save the city of Toothopolis. Had it not been for researchers at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana,

Among the Azaleas

Beverly Knight has never greeted a stranger. The owner and creator of the Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, located on the Gibson and Pike county lines at 1502 N. C.R. 825 W., Hazelton, Indiana, welcomes all visitors to her

Battle of the Bands

Eight drum and bugle corps from all over the nation will march into the River City for a heart-pounding night of musicianship at the annual Drums on the Ohio show at 7 p.m. June 29 at the F.J. Reitz Bowl.

Carrying the Legacy

Connie Gries spent the better part of her Saturday afternoon digging up violets in her garden and putting them in jars, hoping they’d live long enough to serve as table decorations for Sunday’s dinner at the Seton Residence, a sprawling

Olde World Style

In 1826, Betty Hanselman’s family emigrated from Bavaria, Germany, to Jasper, Indiana, a small Midwestern German community, to start a new life. Betty’s commitment to her German heritage never wavered as she and her future husband Larry Hanselman, whose great

Brew Masters

Three years ago, fate began brewing something sweet for the owners of Schnitzelbank Restaurant. At the same time the proprietors of the Jasper Country Club went looking for a new clubhouse owner, the Hanselman family of Schnitzelbank was seeking an

A New World

As a self-proclaimed “meat-a-saurus,” I became nervous when it was suggested to me that I create a recipe for a gourmet veggie burger. I took to researching the best way I know how: leaning on the expertise of those I

Mother Mary!

When Paige and Rodney Miller took over ownership of the Highland Inn, 6620 N. First Ave., in June 2015, they decided the first thing they needed was a signature drink. That’s when the Massive Bloody Mary emerged. “We’ve always had

Fun in the Sun

For those seeking a fun, creative activity during the sunny days of summer, sun prints are an inexpensive way to use nature to get crafty. Before you can start, you’ll need: Sun print paper kit, found at hobby and craft stores

Editor's Letter

Indiana Stories

With the early May Indiana primary election over, you might think the world would turn its attention away from the Hoosier state. But that would be wrong. Indiana is going to be in the spotlight all year with hundreds of

Chew On This

Chew on This

Tiki Time Bar & Grill, 1801 Waterworks Road, has reopened for the 2016 season. Commander’s Grill has opened its doors in Boonville, Indiana, at 118 W. Locust St. It pays homage to Boonville’s own Commander Ralph D. Weyerbacher, who designed,

Check It Out

Spring Into Summer

Not even the Grey Lady can resist a good garden party. Approximately six years after the ghost’s last reported sighting, she may be paying a visit to Willard Library, 21 N. First Ave., on Friday, May 13 when the Friends

Fashion Unleashed

Rolling Hills Country Club is going to the dogs — literally. On June 9, models and canines will take over the Newburgh, Indiana, club for the first annual Divas and Dogs event. Guests will enjoy appetizers and cocktails as they


Hoops Hysteria

Basketball is a culture in the Hoosier state, and it’s in this culture that some of the greatest to play the sport were raised. Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird, Gordon Hayward, and Glenn Robinson are a few of the names that

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Holy History

 “ . . . While our brothers were away on the field of strife and the battle . . . raging, we trusted that the God of Washington would come and save us and that we should . . .


Cultural Immersion

Some places evoke an immediate image, like the Swiss Alps or a castle on the Rhine. But when I told people my wife Jane and I were going to Guatemala, a common response was, “Oh, are you going on a

Ray of Hope

Standing before friends and family during a commencement ceremony is a momentous occasion. But for 24-year-old Dana Gieselman, who was graduating in 2012 from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in communications studies, it was a day


Artistic Freedom

In grade school, Judith Powers was a strong student. But her teachers repeatedly reminded the Evansville native that her pencil should be completing assignments and not sketching drawings. “Needless to say, I always have drawn,” says Powers, a graduate of

And the Show Goes On

In 2014, those who walked into the former Princeton, Indiana, movie theater at 301 W. Broadway St., would have seen anything but a theater. “It was down to the dirt floors,” says Logan Vickers, facilities manager and events coordinator for

Curb Appeal

Downtown Rebirth

While others saw a foreclosed home built into the ground with little natural light, a cracked swimming pool, a basement with a sewer line leak, and the lack of a driveway or garage, Ron and Debbie Faupel gazed at their

Artful Living

Men at Work

When one workday ends, another begins for the men behind Cerberus Wood Co. in Owensboro, Kentucky. Brothers-in-law Jordan Leach, who works as a teacher and a football coach at Daviess County High School, and Dustin Taylor, who works as a


Earthen Legacy

 It was 1970 when Dan Hadley of Evansville saw an old blue pitcher at a yard sale. “My mother had just redone her bedroom all in blue, so I bought this to give her,” he says. He had purchased his

Online Exclusives

Link Up

To show how stories in the May/June issue of Evansville Living fit into the broader world, this edition of Link Up brings the Internet to you. Similar to Jasper, Indiana’s, Schnitzelbank Restaurant, the Alpine Wurst & Meat House in Honesdale,