Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

Profane, But Not Sordid

While sitting in church one Sunday last month, the pastor spoke the words you don’t want to hear, “I’ve got some bad news.” I settled back in the pew to hear about what is now broken and what small fortune it will take to get it fixed, but instead of … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: June 23 and 30

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, June 29: Mothers, fathers, wives, sweethearts, sisters and brothers, each carrying a large bunch of flowers, bid farewell to 150 Serbians who left yesterday to fight for the liberty of their people against the Teuton and Bulgar. After a service at the Romanian Orthodox Church, … Read More

100 Years Ago: June 23 and 30

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, June 24: The Hoosier State Auto Association has completed laying out a system of highways across the state of Indiana. The highways are organized on a business basis, and each county will pay for the painting of telephone poles along the designated routes within its … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: June 16-23

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, June 17: The sixteen City Hospital interns who walked out Friday at midnight in protest over the arrival of Dr. William W. Gibbs, an African American, to begin his internship have returned to their wards. The interns convinced the hospital board that the hospital staff … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: June 16-23

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, June 20: The Indiana League for Women’s Services intends enrolling every woman in Indiana for such war-time service as she may be able to render. A comprehensive form, approved by the League’s executive committee and endorsed by the State Council of Defense, is expected to … Read More