Jefferson County 4-H Fair: Profiles in Awesome

4-H would be nothing, literally, without the fantastic kids who participate in it. Abigail(Abby) Simpson is one of those fantastic kids. Abby is her 6th year of 4-H and belongs to the “Hanover No Names” club. This is her second year showing animals and this year she’s exhibiting 9 chickens,3 rabbits,and a single goat. Among her 9 chickens she has “Cochins,Banties and White Plymouth […]

The Heritage Trail of Madison (Pt.1)

One of  downtown Madison’s finest features is it’s accessibility on foot and bicycle. This great accessibility furthers the sense of connectedness and community that Madison imbues to those of us who reside here and to those folks fortunate enough to be able to visit our fair city. Unfortunately Madison is divided into two parts,downtown and the hilltop,and,until the construction […]

Project Check-in Day at Jefferson County 4H Fair

  Yesterday was D-day,as in ‘due day’,for the many,many kids involved in 4H here in Madison and all throughout Jefferson County. The lines were long and the projects varied. Projects ranged from the traditional, including: Geology,Electrical,Photography and Cake Decorating,to the lesser known: Aquatic Science,Aerospace,and,a holdover from last year,Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial;an Indiana 4H Project commemorating the bicentennial of […]

Madison Regatta Parade (Celebrate Freedom Too)

When: The 2012 Regatta / Independence Day Parade will be on Friday, July 6th at 6:15 PM. Click here to read our guide for 1st time guests. “I love a parade, the tramping of feet, I love every beat I hear of a drum. I love a parade, when I hear a band I just […]

“Madison” Screening at Bicentennial Park

Coming Tuesday,June 28th,the City of Madison will be holding a FREE screening of the movie “Madison” at Bicentennial Park in downtown Madison located along Vaughn Drive and West Street. The movie will be preceded by a performance from the Madison Concert Band,aka the Bicentennial Band,at 7 p.m. with the film to follow at dark. For those few who […]

The Broadway Fountain,Why So Dry?

The Broadway Fountain is one of the most iconic landmarks in downtown Madison and part of it’s beauty stems, unquestionably; from the sprays of water that it emits from it’s many nozzles but as any visitor to the fountain this season has undoubtedly noticed, there is now no water to be found there. Certainly the fountain is quite lovely as a piece of […]

Where Has Frisch’s Big Boy Gone?

Anyone who has spent any time here in Madison knows the ‘Big Boy’. He’s the corporate mascot of the Frisch’s Big Boy Reastaurant corporation who stands ever smiling as he greets those hungry patrons of the restaurant located on the hilltop at 460 East Clifty Drive. Recently though those dining at this home of such fare as the Brawny Lad and Swiss Miss burgers have had […]

Phi Theta Kappa Block Party at Ivy Tech in Madison

Mark your calendars for June 14th, 2011 from 11 am to 2pm! Everyone is invited to attend the Madison chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society’s first annual block party to be held at  Madison’s Ivy Tech campus located on the hilltop at 590 Ivy Tech Drive, across Clifty Drive from Wal-Mart and the River Pointe Shopping Center. The event is […]