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Bob Gillum and his grandson, Kade Oliver, share a love of baseball. Photo by: John Carlson

Wheelchair Doesn’t Stop This Kid’s Coach

By: John Carlson— MUNCIE – Standing before you with a worn ball glove on his left hand, a baseball in his right and a flop of brown hair falling across his forehead from under a ball cap, Kade Oliver looks like the 14-year-old kid that he is. But when he’s winding up on a pitcher’s mound, his arching right knee…


Mary Poppins at Muncie Civic Theater. Photo by: Kishel Photography

John Carlson: Reflections on “A Father’s Love for His Child”

By: John Carlson— It’s amazing how sometimes, when you least expect it, you have an encounter that makes you think about the truly important things in life, or in my case, just flat out humbles you. It happened to me Friday night when Nan and I went to see Mary Poppins at Muncie Civic Theatre. It was a wonderful show, a smash by all…