Community Engagement

Wabash Valley residents have plenty of chances to participate in Earth Month

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:22

As warm weather arrives, colorful flowers bloom and people can finally start to shed their winter coats, Wabash Valley residents will have plenty of opportunities this month — Earth Month — to celebrate nature and help clean up the community.

'I just feel like it needs a face lift..' One woman wants to bring 12 points back to its former glory

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:57

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) -- Art, music, food and fun...four words spray-painted on the front of a building, but four things one woman dreams about bringing back to Twelve Points.

New workshop in Elkhart County helps survivors of sexual violence

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 15:25

GOSHEN, Ind. -- One Michiana woman is using art’s therapeutic qualities to create a safe and healing environment for survivor of sexual violence.

The goal is to help survivors process the trauma they went through and regain some aspects of their lives.

ISU kicks off Black History Month

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:13

Creating your own narrative — not allowing society’s expectations to limit achievement — is the advice Indiana State University students received Monday from an expert in African-American studies.

Valley responds to Trump's climate change view

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:25

Asked about the federal government's latest report on the impact of climate change, President Donald Trump said flatly, “I don't believe it.”

Annual festival gets public up close and personal with bats

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:56

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Things got a little batty on Saturday!

That's as many got up close and personal with the nightime creatures. 

It's part of the 12th Annual Bat Festival.

ND band student participates in INPact Band

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:20

On Aug. 10 and 11, North Daviess eighth grade band student Jacob Wilson, son of Chad and Norma Wilson of Odon, participated in an event known as the INPact Band.

Armadillos in Indiana rare, but they're here

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:16

Dead one found at U.S. 41 and Fort Harrison on Friday.

When a Tribune-Star delivery driver told Mick Siemers he saw a dead armadillo at U.S. 41 and Fort Harrison Road on Friday, Siemers was skeptical.

Dealing With Spiders in the Summer

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:43

As temperatures go up, the crawlers come out.
"When it gets hot and dry, July, August, seems to be spider season for us," said pest control expert Justin Summers.
Spider bites can be painless when they occur, and some harmful bites won't show symptoms for a while.

'Lead in my bones': Living a contaminated life in East Chicago

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:16

"Are you concerned about your water?"

It's not a question that 13- and 14-year-old kids would typically ponder. But when Denise Abdul-Rahman asks the question to a group of middle school students, hands shoot up.

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