Iowa Company Now Owns Two Rare Sewing Machines

By Amber Rottinghaus | The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — When Erik Lee purchased the Jerald Sulky Co., along with it came a 1902 Singer 67-1 heavy duty sewing machine. The machine was one of just 15 built, and one of nine remaining across the globe. He never dreamed he’d become the […]

Suburban Chicago Masonic Lodge Turns 100 Years Old

By Marie Wilson | Daily Herald NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The symbolism is rich and plentiful inside the wood-paneled rooms of the Naperville Masonic Temple. There’s the all-seeing eye of God, painted into a mural at the center of the ceiling, along with three angels representing faith, hope and charity, all climbing Jacob’s ladder toward […]

Trip to Virginia for Studebaker Museum’s Lafayette Carriage

By Joe DiSipio | South Bend Tribune SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A historical treasure currently residing in South Bend will soon be packed up and travel across the country, retracing some of the steps it took during its glory days nearly 200 years ago. This week the Studebaker National Museum will loan its prized […]

Iowa Motorcycle Shop Repairs Motorcycles From Various States

By Joe Sutter | The Messenger FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — One of Don Nevins’ own personal projects is a bit of an eye catcher. For one thing, it’s a Triumph Bonneville — a British-made motorcycle in an era where such things are not often seen on the road. For another thing, it’s an unusual […]

Historic Lafayette Mansion Undergoes Major Construction

By Domenica Bongiovanni | Journal & Courier LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Moses Fowler House is no stranger to renovations. Atop its perch at South and 10th streets, the 19th-century mansion has endured updates and major restorations since it was finished in 1852. So its current state — surrounded by construction fences and housing kicked-up dust from […]