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RUSHVILLE CHRYSLER-JEEP-DODGE
New & used vehicles with a full line service & parts dept. Call 765-932-2447 or 866-576-7874 or visit us on the web for more info.
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open 7 days! dine-in or carry-out
PIT STOP PIZZA & PUB
Open for breakfast at 6 a.m., Mon-Sat. Steak special Fri-Sat. Daily homemade meal specials. 711 N. Main Street in Carthage. 765-565-6078

the caring professionals
HINSEY-BROWN FUNERAL SERVICE
Two locations: 7355 S. State Road 109, Knightstown (765-345-7400) and 3406 S. Memorial Dr. in New Castle (765-529-7100)
hinsey-brown.com

family-owned/operated
LEAKEY INSURANCE AGENCY
Call 765-345-5171 for info/quote.
leakeyinsurance.com

body repair experts
KNIGHTSTOWN COLLISION CENTER
Call 765-345-5380 for info/quote or visit us at 221 W. Main Street

parts for mowers
SUPERIOR MOWERS & MORE
Call 317-462-1323 or visit us on the web for more info
superiormowers.com

a family tradition since 1898
CONDO & SON FUNERAL HOME
Funeral services, monument sales. 130 S. Main Street in Wilkinson. Call 765-781-2435.
condoandson.com

 

Photo of Rose Mary ClarkeMeet ... Rose Mary Clarke

Rose Mary Clarke’s Hoosier roots run deep. Her maternal ancestors settled land in Clinton County when there were still Indians present. She grew up in Knightstown during the 1940’s and 1950’s and lived within five miles of the National Road (US 40) most of her life. Rose Mary attended grade school at the old Knightstown Academy building (pictured on the The Banner’s masthead and on the header of this website) as did her father, aunts and uncles before her.

“Look from the Earth to the stars” was the message that the globe and telescope on the roof had for this small-town girl. It was here that her teachers instilled in her a love of learning. After high school, she graduated from Ball State, got a Masters degree in French literature at Indiana University and has lived in Indianapolis ever since.

Her association with The Banner began when she was a junior in high school and did office work and wrote columns. She began writing columns again when the current publisher bought the newspaper. Rose Mary is a compulsive reader who reads cereal boxes if nothing else is at hand and is passionate about good food, Impressionistic art, nature, her husband, friends, daughter and three perfect grandsons. She enjoys traveling, especially to Paris, her favorite city. In her essays she tries to speak with a personal voice that reflects the joys, sadness, foibles, nostalgia for the past, humor, and eccentricities of the human condition that all people share.

Fans of Rose Mary's writing can let her know by contacting her at rwclarke@mibor.com

ARCHIVE of ROSE MARY'S COLUMNS

   Note: Older columns were not saved for archiving. Archive begins with March 21, 2007.

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