Farmer’s Institute Cemetery makes a $10,000 restoration investment

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Farmer’s Institute Cemetery Association paid a cemetery restoration company called Stone Huggers to clean, restore, and repair about 50 grave stones.

Source: Farmer’s Institute Cemetery makes a $10,000 restoration investment

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Site revamp

I have decided to change the focus of this blog. I do not have the time to devote to two blogs, so I have combined this one with Indiana Local History., another blog I have.

To that end, the focus is now on local history, and also local events “Around Our Area”

Colin

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Which blog to read?

Welcome to the

Colin’s Place

Family of WordPress blogs

I have different blogs, because I like to blog about my various interests. With the New Year approaching, it would seem like a good time to reflect on what I am trying to achieve with these different blogs. There were just four blogs, but the boundaries between them were getting blurred. A lot
of topics crossed the boundaries.

After giving this some thought, I figured, I need to re-arrange my blogs, to better cover the subject material, I wanted to cover.

For the New Year, 2013, the re-arranged blogs including two new ones will be:-

Colin’s Place – A little bit of everything really. Re-blogs of interesting stuff, and some of my personal views and opinions.

Colins Cars Page – A place to share my favorite cars and truck pictures, articles and videos

Around Our Area – What’s going on Around Our Area – Mostly local Festivals, Classic Car Shows, Parades and Town Wide Yard Sales.

Indiana Local History and Waymarks – Things you never knew, about Indiana people and their history

IN Covered Bridges – A Quest to walk across and photograph the remaining covered bridges in Indiana

KC9PDY The world as seen by Colin, KC9PDY – Electronics and Amateur Radio hints, tips and information.

Hopefully this will ease the blurring of the lines between them.

Which blog to read?

Welcome to the

Colin’s Place

Family of WordPress blogs

I have different blogs, because I like to blog about my various interests. With the New Year approaching, it would seem like a good time to reflect on what I am trying to achieve with these different blogs. There were just four blogs, but the boundaries between them were getting blurred. A lot
of topics crossed the boundaries.

After giving this some thought, I figured, I need to re-arrange my blogs, to better cover the subject material, I wanted to cover.

For the New Year, 2013, the re-arranged blogs including two new ones will be:-

Colin’s Place – A little bit of everything really. Re-blogs of interesting stuff, and some of my personal views and opinions.

Colins Cars Page – A place to share my favorite cars and truck pictures, articles and videos

Around Our Area – What’s going on Around Our Area – Mostly local Festivals, Classic Car Shows, Parades and Town Wide Yard Sales.

Indiana Local History and Waymarks – Things you never knew, about Indiana people and their history

IN Covered Bridges – A Quest to walk across and photograph the remaining covered bridges in Indiana

KC9PDY The world as seen by Colin, KC9PDY – Electronics and Amateur Radio hints, tips and information.

Hopefully this will ease the blurring of the lines between them.

Ironman on GNCC Racing

Ironman on GNCC Racing.

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The annual Amsoil Ironman races are on this weekend, October 20th – 21st, 2012, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Located just off of SR47, south of Crawfordsville.

I heard on the radio, that tickets to watch this event are $15 each.

Est: October 1995
The Ironman GNCC is one of the most popular races on the circuit. A local Polaris dealership hosts the event, and they get together with local farmers to get plenty of land for the track. Community support for this race is amazing. Ironman GNCC banners hang downtown, and the spectator count is incredible. The event has grown so much that it’s overflowing from race to full-on industry trade show with Yamaha, KTM and Polaris displaying next year’s models.

As far as the track, many riders call this one their favorite on the whole tour. The track has it all. The land in this area is totally flat, but the course runs near riverbanks, which means there’s still plenty of elevation change. In fact, the hills here are some of the steepest on the circuit. If it rains, the hills will be the toughest part, as the course will be routed around the creeks. If it doesn’t rain, the riders will hit the creeks, and they’re rocky. Be careful not to cut a tire there. Also, since the race runs in October, it can get cold. Try to stay dry in those creeks.
Outside of the woods, the course routes across harvested cornfields. You’ll have your machine pegged at its absolute top-speed several times here. From tight trails, to technical hillclimbs, gullies, rock sections and creeks, all on top of great dirt, this track is a true test for a cross-country racer’s all-around skills.The Ironman event is named after the late GNCC ATV Champion Bob “Ironman” Sloan, who hailed from Indiana and helped make the event happen. Godspeed, Bob.

I’ve been doing some figuring …

 

I’ve been doing some figuring … So far, this year, I have added 3243 pictures to my Car Show and Parades sets on Flickr, Wow!

Check them out at http://cjp02.com

There are still a few shows to go this season, including Newport Hill Climb, this coming weekend.