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  • Indiana teen who started café for special education students still helping others even after death

    SHARPSVILLE, Ind. – Last year we told you about a very special teen who used his one “wish” to help others despite his own ailments. Sadly, Chad Keown, 17, passed away last week. The teen was born with multiple heart defects. He’s had three open heart surgeries, among other surgeries. And he had a near death experience in December 2015. But he was resilient; he was a fighter; he defied all odds. Slowly but surely, Chad started getting better, learning […]

  • Jenna Fischer donates money from DePauw event to NAACP, other groups fighting discrimination

    GREENCASTLE, Ind. – Just one day after protesters interrupted Jenna Fischer during a speaking event at DePauw University, the actress says she will donate the money the school gave her. Fischer was in Greencastle on Tuesday for a book signing and to speak during the Ubben Lecture Series. During the lecture, someone blew a whistle and students scattered throughout the auditorium and stood up saying, “I am not safe.” Two students went to the front of the auditorium and held […]

  • Pretzel Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are perfect for celebrating Grilled Cheese Month

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Pretzel Beer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Yield: Makes about 8 sandwiches Ingredients 8 ounces Challenge cream cheese 2 cups cheddar cheese 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup beer* 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard 2 teaspoons garlic powder 4 Tablespoons Challenge butter, melted 8 pretzel rolls or pretzel buns 16 slices gouda cheese Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit; place two baking pans in oven Beat together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, beer, dijon mustard, and garlic […]

  • Tips for perfect fondue on National Cheese Fondue Day

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Firstly, it’s important to use grated cheese. I think it’s pretty obvious, but grated cheese results in a quicker, smoother fondue. Fortunately, you can find most any cheese grated nowadays. But it you are unable to get the grated version of your favorite cheese, I recommend sticking it in the food processor to save time. Secondly, coat the grated cheese in cornstarch. The cornstarch protects the proteins and the fat in the […]

  • Touching photos show people helping man who flew off wheelchair after hitting pothole on north side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis woman was driving on the north side of Indianapolis when she witnessed a scary moment. But she described what happened next as “just beautiful.” Carissa Brammer was driving down West 86th Street just before rush hour on Tuesday when she was stopped by the traffic light at the Monon Trail pedestrian crossing. She noticed a man crossing the walkway in a motorized wheelchair. As he was crossing, he hit a pothole and went flying out of […]

  • Mom praises TSA at Indianapolis airport in viral post: ‘She treated him like a person with feelings’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When Angie Solis took her 13-year-old son Zion to the Indianapolis International Airport last week, she wasn’t quite sure how he would handle airport security. Zion has autism, and it was his first time ever going to the airport. She says when they arrived at 5 a.m. there were hundreds of people everywhere, waiting to board their planes for spring break. Zion took one look at the lines and said, “No thank you.” That’s when TSA employee […]

  • Cheesecake-filled chocolate eggs are the perfect dessert for Easter

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Chocolate Cheesecake Easter Eggs Yield: Makes about 6 chocolate eggs Ingredients 8 ounces chocolate, melted and cooled 8 ounces Challenge cream cheese 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla About 1/2 cup lemon curd or lemon pie filling, just enough to make yolks Also: Water balloons Directions Dip balloons in chocolate so bottom portion and part of sides are completely covered. Set on baking sheet covered in wax paper […]

  • 70 years later, Navy admits error in number of men killed in USS Indianapolis tragedy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A sailor from Michigan narrowly avoided being on the ill-fated USS Indianapolis due to a last-minute change in plans. However, his name was never removed from the ship’s roster – a clerical error that would cause confusion and wouldn’t be fixed by the Navy for more than 70 years. The USS Indianapolis led a storied career before it sunk to the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It earned 10 battle stars in the war and delivered the […]

  • Go crazy on National Ravioli Day and try this unique recipe for Ravioli Nachos

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Ravioli Nachos Ingredients 1 (20 ounce) package ravioli 1/4 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons salt Toppings of your choice Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit Cook ravioli in boiling water for about 3 minutes Drain and dry ravioli and toss with olive oil and salt Space ravioli out evenly on baking sheet and bake for  about 12 minutes or until they start to turn golden Remove from oven and add toppings […]

  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Shepherd’s Pie Potato Skins

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Shepherd’s Pie Potato Skins Yield: Makes 8 potato skins Ingredients For the filling 1 pound ground beef or lamb 1/2 yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen peas and carrots (or about 2-3 cups fresh) 1 cup beef stock 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons oregano 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon pepper For the potatoes 8 large russet […]