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Historian: Obama will affect how we remember Lincoln on the 200th anniversary

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The connections between presidents Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln define Obama’s image today, but these associations also influence how Lincoln will continue to be remembered, says a Purdue University historian. “Lincoln, who was born 200 years ago on Feb. 12, is known as a great speechwriter, thinker and consensus builder,” says […] Read the full story

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Ivy Tech students provide free tax filing assistance

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — IRS-certified Ivy Tech accounting students will provide free tax help to qualified income tax filers now through April 11. Tax assistance will be available Ivy Hall Room 2337 located on the Ivy Tech campus at 3101 S. Creasy Lane in Lafayette. Tax filers must make an appointment by calling 269-5848. Times are […] Read the full story

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Expert: Cut back credit card use, pay down debts

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In today’s economy, a Purdue University specialist says now is the time to cut back on credit card use and to start paying off some of those outstanding debts. “When purchases are made on credit, the consumer commits future resources to paying off that debt,” says Elizabeth Kiss, Purdue Extension specialist […] Read the full story

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Ice storm tree damage offers chance to detect emerald ash borer

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wood debris from January ice storms in Southern Indiana and Kentucky provides an opportunity for emerald ash borer detection, said one Purdue University expert. “The silver lining in these ice storms is that homeowners and city foresters can use fallen limbs as an early detection tool for EAB,” said Purdue entomologist […] Read the full story

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Voluntary recall for some Meijer peanuts, ice cream novelties

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer initiated a voluntary recall of two types of its Meijer Brand dry-roasted peanuts and four types of Meijer Brand ice cream novelties sold in all of its stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Meijer removed all identified products from its stores and gas stations. All sell-by dates are […] Read the full story

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Indiana Sheriffs Association to award scholarships

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Tippecanoe County Sheriff Tracy Brown announced today that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be approximately forty (40) five hundred dollar ($500.00) scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the […] Read the full story

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Greater Lafayette Community Calendar

 January 2020