About Walter Long

Walter is a native Hoosier and has been to have lived in the Madison area for the last 12 years. He’s an avid reader. He’s married with two kids, one cat, one dog, and far too many rabbits. whlong@madisonindiana.us

The Last Blast (At Last!)

UPDATE: It’s happening!! The date has been announced for the demolition of the last remaining unused,original bridge pier. The new date is tomorrow, FRIDAY JANUARY 31st at 4:00PM ! ******************************* Due to the high river levels,snow and below freezing  temperatures over the last week this week the demolition of the last remaining unused pier has been […]

World War II Ship in Madison

The USS LST 325 cruised past the Port of Madison, Indiana today on her Kanawha River Cruise voyage. (You can keep track of her progress here) The World War II ship will pass through and stop in Madison on September 12 and be docked for tours until September 16 and finally return to Evansville by […]

Twinkies Comeback

The famous golden snack cake has finally returned to store shelves! Hostess,the bakery company known for their snack cakes,bread,and fruit pies closed up shop and ceased production after filing for bankruptcy following poor management decisions and issues stemming from problems with their union labor forces. Fortunately,for lovers of the long missing munchies,they have returned! Walmart […]

A Day Of Infamy and Honor

As my friend,and fellow contributor,Tony has already shared with you,today is the anniversary of that awful December day in 1941 when the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor,Hawaii was unexpectedly attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. It is safe to say that this day,and the events that took place on it making it so important […]

Abandoned Madison (part 1)

Madison is a city that has a wealth of history in the form of our beautiful old buildings. Houses, schools, churches, and even a couple of old factories have all stood the test of time and managed to avoid falling victim to the wrecking ball of progress and modernity,among other destructive forces. All through our […]

Thanksgiving: An American Holiday

In the spirit of this American holiday I would like to offer a little history in the form of the words of two of America’s most important Presidents and the role they played in establishing a national day of thanks. Being that this is an election year (the elections may be over but we do […]

Johnson Lake Park: North Madison’s Hidden Treasure

Those that travel along the heart of Madison’s hilltop may have noticed the stone with the brass plaque that sits on the west side of Cragmont Street and just north of the entrance to Mouser Street  that marks the entrance to Johnson Lake Park entrance to Johnson Lake Park.  The park doesn’t present much that […]

Wade Meisberger Arrested

Wade Meisberger is back in police custody after being arrested Monday night. According to reports, he was apprehended at the Madison Mobile Village. He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail just after 11:00 p.m. Click here to see his jailing information We will update this story as details emerge. Look for the full story in […]