Pony rides build confidence

Pony rides build confidence

A little girl with pigtails and purple shorts waited patiently for her turn to ride a pony. “You get to ride the white one,” her mother said. Hadley Maddox, 3, grinned, eager to ride Olaf, the Shetland pony. As Rachel Surridge, 17, led the pony around the ring, the...
Man regains his purpose driving fair shuttle

Man regains his purpose driving fair shuttle

Ron Adams had a busy life. He served in the Army, designed military equipment, helped raise a family, drove floats at the Indy 500 parade and traveled to Australia, Hawaii and Alaska. All of that changed, however, when his second wife, Diane, got sick. Diane had never...
Marion County singer places first in Vocal Throwdown

Marion County singer places first in Vocal Throwdown

Paige Brown, 18, was nervous. She didn’t realize until the week before that she needed to choose a new song for the finals of the Indiana State Fair’s Vocal Throwdown on Saturday. She couldn’t use “At Last” by Etta James, an old favorite she used to win the Marion...