Celebrating the local community

July 15, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Nancy Price Those who meet Fran Reiley may be surprised to learn that she’s not Irish. The red-haired local who works for Our Lady of Greenwood Parish is, in fact, Italian. “My favorite movies […]


Connecting with community

June 20, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Nancy Price Alexandria Wheeler has always been drawn to health and wellness. She even graduated from Hanover College with a degree in Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. Now she works as a membership development manager […]


Service over self

May 23, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Nancy Price Bob Goodrum has a servant’s heart, one that is unlimited to various populations he’s helped over the years. Whether assisting young men aging out of the foster system, providing new programs for […]


ICON of the Month: Rick Peyton

May 2, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Nancy Price Rick Peyton, a former social studies teacher for Perry Township Schools, loved his job and interacting with the students. Yet he knew when it was time to retire. “The one thing I […]


ICON of the Month: Drew Calvert

May 2, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Nancy Price Lacrosse has almost always been a part of Drew Calvert’s life. “I love the physicality combined with the unique skill needed (for the sport),” he said. That’s one of the reasons why the […]


Judy Proctor

March 18, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Nancy Price Judy Proctor is helping to change the stigma of mental illness and suicide on the Southside. Eleven years ago, the mother of three tragically lost her son Andrew to suicide. Through her […]


Pat Hertel

February 17, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

Retired Lilly scientist has passion for children and ministries By Nancy Price As a girl growing up in the ‘60s, Pat Hertel didn’t let anyone define her role as a female. She followed through on […]


ICON OF THE YEAR: Mary Kay Anthony

December 20, 2018

By Nancy Price Along each of our paths in life, we have many teachers. Some may teach us valuable professional skills. Others teach us life skills: to give to others, lead by example or persevere […]


Loren Minnix

November 20, 2018 editors

Local veteran helps those struggling with PTSD By Nancy Price Loren Minnix is helping veterans turn their post-traumatic stress disorder into a positive growth experience. Minnix, a veteran himself, started Greenwood-based Warrior’s Hope in 2006. […]


Matt Hogan

October 21, 2018 editors

President of home-schooled sports organization leads by faith By Nancy Price Center Grove resident Matt Hogan has helped to turn a local soccer club for homeschooled youth into a multi-sport 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses […]