Category Archives: Area History

Ropkey House update

Thursday, January 22, 2009 “It was brought to our attention that this was a historic house, and we have discontinued any effort to demolish it,” January 22, 2009 Historic House in Pike Township is safe – for now Developer sets … Continue reading

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Pike grads remember Ropkey property . . .

Friday, January 23, 2009 An old buddy, Andy Pritchard, has been following the Ropkey House story along with Mark Montieth and several hundred Pike High School grads. They have compiled a short list of memories from growing up in the … Continue reading

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Laf. Rd. Bridge CLOSED April – December 2009 ! ! !

If you travel Lafayette Rd between 71st and 79th St., you might want to attend this public meeting. The road is scheduled be closed from March through December 2009 to replace the bridge over Eagle Creek. You are cordially invited … Continue reading

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William Conner’s brother John and Lewis and Clark (and Sacajawea)

How’s this for a big idea: The President of the United States is launching a top secret mission and you have been invited to participate because of your knowledge of the languages and cultures that will be encountered. But you … Continue reading

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“We Meet by Accident”

A growing church is a beautiful sight accompanied by challenges. The real estate history of Traders Point Christian Church is of a church that built a log cabin in the floodway of Eagle Creek (1850s) and had to move to … Continue reading

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Traders Point Landmark to close

Friday, August 01, 2008 A Traders Point Landmark to close We have just received the sad news that Hoosier Orchid Co. a Traders Point landmark, will close in August. Bill Rhodehamel, owner, once told me that his interest in orchids … Continue reading

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Crown Point Cemetery

I just received a note from former resident Dr. Ruth Ann Parish, that I would like to pass along to any interested in or curious about the small cemetery located on Wilson Road at Crown Point Road, the Crown Point … Continue reading

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