When 22-year-old Rolla S. Lamson started an ice delivery service in 1887, he probably didn’t think he was laying the groundwork for a business that would thrive for five generations.read more
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The Fallenstein family started making and renting a dozen Halloween costumes from their Minnesota garage. Years later, the founders decided to take the business online. In just a decade, the seasonal business went from a few employees in a garage to 100 year-round employees and 1,000+ employees during the Halloween season.
(By Blake Sebring for the News-Sentinel) As soon as John Gatton Sr. got the racing bug, the rest of his family tree was pretty much defenseless. A 2017 Baer Field Speedway Hall of Fame inductee as a mechanic and crew chief, Gatton started at the Fort Wayne and South...
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In the tradition of Rich Cohen’s Sweet and Low and Sean Wilsey’s Oh the Glory of it All, a memoir of a city, an industry, and a dynasty in decline, and the story of a young artist’s struggle to find her way out of the ruins.