Did you know that Union County sits on high ground? 984 feet above sea level doesn’t rival Mt. McKinley, but it was enough to save the area that decimated the surrounding counties.
This month is the 100 anniversary of the Great Flood of 1913. Ground still frozen from the winter and late spring storms lead to overflowing tributaries and massive devastation. According to the Indiana Geological Survey, nearly every town in Indiana located along a major drainage experienced flooding, including Indianapolis, Peru, Terre Haute, Muncie, Carmel, Danville, and Shelbyville. Hamilton Ohio, Brookville, Cedar Grove and New Trenton were almost wiped off the map. The Miami Valley Conservatory reports that the amount of water that passed through the river channel in Dayton equaled the amount of water that flows over Niagara Falls in a four-day period. The widespread flooding caused an estimated $25 million of damage statewide (in 1913 currency) (Germano, 2008).
Here at the library we get really excited when good books are turned into movies! Recently, Warm Bodies and Beautiful Creatures premiered last week. If you haven't read them come to the library to check them out! Check our catalog…
Today we have an interview with hometown author, Samantha Kitchel.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am the daughter of Jamie and Barry Harvey and Damian and Dana Risch. I graduated from Union County High School in 2006 and I currently live in Rockford, IL. I am married to Josiah Kitchel and I have a son, Devereaux.
How long have you been writing?
I never considered myself a writer until recently, but looking back I have always been a writer. Growing up I was constantly writing stories about rainbows and horses in my spare time and for school. I enjoyed using my imagination to create stories and different worlds.
Come meet hometown author Samantha Hoke Kitchel! Samantha Kitchel, 2006 graduate of Union County High School, will be here Saturday, February 23rd from 11am to 1pm with her first book, The Beauty in the Beasts for discussion and sale. Read the excerpt below:…