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About Kayleen Reusser

Kayleen Reusser is a lifelong resident of northeast Indiana and loves to write about her home state to excite others about its treasures. She has written 11 children’s books and had stories published in Chicken Soup, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Bluffton News-Banner.

Peru’s Circus City Festival

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  I’ve always loved the circus. Clowns, trapeze artists, elephants, even sawdust, are all parts of a fun, breath-taking experience that began after watching circuses in my childhood. So when I first traveled to Peru, Indiana, in central Indiana, a Read more >

Vincennes’ Red Skelton Museum

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“No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds.” Red Skelton Vincennes has yet another claim to fame. It is the hometown of one of Hollywood’s most beloved comedians of the 20th century. Read more >

Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes

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Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes is just about the cutest café I’ve frequented in a long while. It is named after its owner, Becky Pea, who started the business with husband Bill in 1996. They are professional Read more >

Madison Has July 4 Racing Fun

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  During the early 1800s, Madison was a bustling town on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Steamboats docked there, taking cargo up and down the river. After the railroad deflected business from the area several years later, citizens settled back, Read more >

Spirit of Jasper Ride & Dine

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Dad worked for Amtrak. Train rides were part of my childhood. So when I heard about the Spirit of Jasper Ride & Dine excursion, I arranged for tickets for my husband and me! Jasper is located in Dubois County, southwest of Read more >

Secrets of the Levi Coffin House

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The Levi Coffin House on US 27 on Indiana’s central eastern border has secrets. It was not a secret that its owner, Levi Coffin, a Quaker from North Carolina and local businessman, was part of the Underground Railroad. Coffin was Read more >