OAKLAND CITY — One great quarter were followed by three not-so-great one’s for the Wood Memorial Trojans Wednesday as they were defeated 74-43 on their home floor by the Springs Valley Blackhawks in a potential Class A Sectional 64 preview.

Obituaries

Leslie “Clyde” Jones, 78, Mitchell, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at IU Health Bloomington.…

Gloria J. Hickman, 80, Paoli, died Jan. 12, 2022 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Tim Smelser, 49, Paoli died Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at IU Health Bloomington.

Opinion

The National Garden Bureau has announced that 2022 will be the Year of the Gladiolus in the bulb category. Gladioli (or just glads) actually grow from corms, not true bulbs, but the category has been expanded to include corms, rhizomes and other bulb-like tubers. The name gladiolus comes fro…

At this time of the year, when there is little to do in the garden, this column is usually filled with information about plants to consider for the new growing season. Several organizations give awards for new plant selections or name “plants of the year”, and I try to get that information o…