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Immerse yourself in dunes history with a Swedish pancake breakfast

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November 14, 2018

Submitted by: Donna Lind
Venture back with us to the early morning of December 13, 1917. The Chellberg household is silent, everyone still snuggled in warm beds. The sky is just beginning to show signs of light, but the forest and duneland that surrounds the family farm is frozen and quiet, snow covering the crunchy ground, leafless tree silhouettes gently swaying into each other.   
The only movement in…


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Hoosier Holocaust Survivor Captivates Crowd with Message of Forgiveness.

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November 13, 2018

Submitted by: Matthew A. Werner
Feature photo: Eva shown at age 10, being liberated from a concentration camp. Courtesy of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

Eva Kor told her story to a ballroom crammed with people—many standing along walls, sitting in aisle-ways, and spilling into the hallway as the doors remained thrown open of the Valparaiso…


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Was America’s first airline terrorist attack in the dunes?

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April 15, 2018

Submitted by Matthew A. Werner
Photo credit: “From the Chris Baird Collection.”

On the night of October 10, 1933, Joe Graff, Marion Arndt, and Johnny Bechinski were playing a game of Hearts around 9:00 pm when they heard a loud boom in the air. They ran outside and saw a fireball…

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