joannboepple, Author at Leader Publications


History museum has no intentions of slowing down

It is time to make New Year’s resolutions. But I’m not making any this year. Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:04 pm


Continuing a look back at 2016

This past year was especially busy at the Edwardsburg Museum. Read more

by joannboepple, Sunday, January 15, 2017 8:07 pm


2016 was a busy time at Edwardsburg Museum

Well, I am sure glad that 2016 is over and that 2017 will not be a history making year, but I am afraid we will ... Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, January 5, 2017 8:37 am


Taking a look at the Christmas stamp tradition

By now you know that I love traditions. Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:11 am


New book added to museum collection

In writing about the Edwardsburg authors there is a new book added to the display and one that is for sale in the museum. Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:45 pm


Edwardsburg authors on display at museum

The Edwardsburg Area Historical Museum has added a new semi permanent display to its collection. Read more

by joannboepple, Friday, October 7, 2016 8:51 am


Skronski to be honored with Sweetland Award

Dr. John Sweetland has been introduced to you in previous newspaper articles. Read more

by joannboepple, Friday, September 16, 2016 8:16 am


Collecting has changed over the years

Maintaining a collection can be a relaxing activity that counteracts the stress of life, while providing a purposeful pursuit, which prevents boredom. Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:12 am


A good time to celebrate family

I’ll bet you didn’t know that August is designated as National Family Reunion month. Read more

by joannboepple, Monday, September 5, 2016 2:25 pm


Edwardsburg’s 15 minutes of fame

Edwardsburg had its 15 minutes of fame last week or maybe it was more like three or four days of fame. Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:36 am


Looking back at local businesses

Last week I wrote about the white house on Section Street so this week let’s talk about some of the oldest businesses in town. Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:05 am


Remembering some take out diners

Long before McDonald’s, Subway and Taco Bell came to town, Edwardsburg had a few fast food restaurants. Read more

by joannboepple, Friday, July 29, 2016 2:32 pm


Grandchildren make you feel young again

Mary H. Waldrip said, “Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.” Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:23 am


Riding the bus to South Bend

Recently an area newspaper told the story of the S.S. Kresge’s store that was in downtown South Bend for many years. Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, June 30, 2016 8:35 am


Looking back at youth groups

Each year in the fall the Edwardsburg Museum plans the rotating exhibits for the following year. Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:28 am


The joys of aging

What is old? Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:16 pm


Looking back at newscasts

“There’s good news tonight” this was the sign on byline of Gabriel Heatter on the “We The People” news cast from 1910 to 1972. Read more

by joannboepple, Friday, May 27, 2016 10:43 am


Remembering a newspaper tradition

This week we are off in another direction. A little variety never hurt anyone. Read more

by joannboepple, Friday, May 20, 2016 1:29 pm

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A glimpse of village businesses

The Chamber of Commerce pamphlet that described Edwardsburg as the “hub of Michiana” told the story of the village in the 1960s. Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:22 am

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1960s Edwardsburg chamber pamphlet looks back 60 years

In the early 1960s the Edwardsburg Chamber of Commerce published a pamphlet about Edwardsburg titled “Welcome to Edwardsburg the Hub of Michiana: Religion, Education, Industry, ... Read more

by joannboepple, Friday, April 15, 2016 9:18 am

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The right tool for the right job

Am I remodeling my kitchen? Am I making any major changes? Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:01 pm

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Two common inventions found their way into our lives

If you were given a short piece of wire and asked to make something with it, what would come to mind? Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, February 18, 2016 2:15 pm

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Pen pals can become friends for life

Recently I heard some ladies referring to their pen pals that they have had since childhood. Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:26 pm

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My all-time fav drink is Ovaltine

On cold snowy gloomy days we couldn’t wait to get inside and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate but hot chocolate has changed ... Read more

by joannboepple, Friday, February 5, 2016 12:26 pm

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Taking a look at Edwardsburg’s recent past

When is the past the past? Read more

by joannboepple, Thursday, January 28, 2016 4:14 pm

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