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Soldier to finally get recognition

Nov 30, 2017
Steve Burger

An update on a story WNIN has followed for several years- Mt. Vernon resident Nancy Hasting's effort to get her great-uncle's name added to a monument in France honoring World War One casualties.

Army sergeant Chester Schulz was killed while attacking an enemy position near the town of Sedan in northern France on November 7, 1918. It was just four days before the end of the war. 

2017 Holiday Programming on WNIN

Nov 21, 2017
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WNIN FM is celebrating the season with some special holiday programming to get you into the spirit, or to simply offer a moment of reflection. Join us on WNIN 88.3 FM or online for a cornucopia of programs including music and conversations all entertaining you during the season.

Why Is Sugar Cream Pie So Popular In Indiana?

Nov 21, 2017
Steve Burns / WFIU/WTIU News

 

If you’ve lived in Indiana long, you’ve likely had a slice of sugar cream pie. It’s often referred to as the unofficial state pie because of its popularity among Hoosiers. There was a push in 2009 to make it official, but the bill renaming sugar cream pie as “Hoosier pie” never made its way to the governor’s desk. So what makes this sweet treat so popular?

 

While a Winchester, Ind. business helped introduce the dessert to the masses, its popularity dates back more than a century. 

Mass Production Of Sugar Cream Pie Boosts Popularity

EPD introduces mounted patrol

Nov 9, 2017
John Gibson

The Evansville Police Department has put two officers on horseback. 

The EPD introduced its mounted patrol at The Boys and Girls of Evansville, where kids had an opportunity to meet the horses named Blondie and Speck.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said it’s not only about public safety, but building relationships. 

(He said seeing children petting horses in the heart of the city is something you don't see every day.)

Police Chief Billy Bolin said the animals provide a boost…

Mayor cautious on more gaming revenue

Oct 23, 2017
John Gibson

Now that Tropicana has opened its land-based casino in Evansville, will the city and county see an increase in gaming revenue? 

The lively 75,000 square-foot casino replaces Evansville’s gaming boat, which opened 22 years ago as the state’s first floating casino.

Tropicana is predicting more revenue with the new casino, but Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke told WNIN the city is not taking it for granted…

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