South Bend’s Magnificent Tippecanoe Place

Built in 1889, Tippecanoe Place, a fine dining restaurant in South Bend is an elaborately gabled and turreted 24,000-square-foot Richardsonian Romanesque-style house which belonged to Clem Studebaker, one of the Studebaker auto magnates. Perfectly preserved, it’s about what having it all meant back in the late 1800s. With 40 rooms, 20 fireplaces and ball room,…

Bridgeton Mill: Grinding Away for Almost Two Centuries

The wheels of Bridgeton Mill, a three story building next to a 268-foot covered bridge, both painted a matching red and rising above a large waterfall, are always working overtime. “We sell about 40,000 pounds of flour, pancake mix and cornmeal every year,” says owner Mike Roe who was grinding away for the Indiana State…

Wine Judging Announcement! The Indiana Wine Fair judging results are in!

  What are the finest wines in Indiana?  The Indiana Wine Fair judges have just completed two days of sampling and judging. Here’s the verdict: BEST OF SHOW: Huber Winery, “Indiana Uplands Heritage” 2014 BEST INDIANA GROWN: Huber Winery, “Indiana Uplands Heritage” 2014 Dry Red: GOLD: Huber Winery, “Indiana Uplands Heritage” 2014 SILVER: Holtkamp Winery,…

Story, Indiana Picks New “Village Idiot”

April 1, 2018 Hoosier Craft Beer and Wine Salesman Brings it Home Tiny Town Issues its Highest Honor to Brad Brookbank  ****************************** Story, Indiana.  Since its founding in 1851, Story has had no mayor, no board of commissioners, no town counsel, and certainly no election commission to oversee the peaceful transfer of power to such…