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The Great Depression

Athletics became a way for E.C. youth to attend college

Before the Great Depression, there was little talk in the Calumet Region about high school graduates going on to college. That changed when outstanding athletes began breaking through and were followed by others from the high same school.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

It's all about the shoes, and the clothing and other costly items

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see a great deal of difference between now and The Great Depression. I've thought about this and thought about this and what I've finally concluded is that the chief difference is in the cost of our tools.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am

Musical prodigies flourished during The Great Depression

In June, I used this space to call attention to Jackie Evancho, a new sensation as a youngster who sounds almost exactly like an adult singer, and the feedback has been enlightening.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am

A name is a name, even after it is shortened

The first thing most immigrants to Indiana Harbor learned was that their names were too long.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am

Latest singing sensation recalls a voice from the past

A week ago today I saw on television, as many of you did, a feature on a child singer who sounded like an adult singer. She could hit high notes and low notes and vary her feeling with the subject matter.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am
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