Juliet said it best

…or, technically, William Shakespeare: What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. We addressed in a past post the struggle to find a suitable moniker for Mrs. Koch. This came up again recently at the Easter Seals Telethon. That's WEHT-TV's Brad Byrd in the middle….

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The meeting room yesterday

…definitely had some pretty wallpaper. No matter which way you looked, the view was grand. Here are Will and Mrs. Koch plus Craig, our Safety Director, with the Department of Labor folks.

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Carrying a torch for Mrs. K

Will snapped some photos of his mom receiving the Torchbearers Award and the surprise Heart of Indiana award last week. I think this photo is really cool. Looks like they're in a scene from Phantom.  Mrs. Koch looks quite happy being escorted by an honor guard.  Known as "Indiana's Salute to Women," these awards are…

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Collect much?

We occasionally hear from folks who collect Santa Claus Land memorabilia. Mrs. Koch is always interested to find out what's out there, and has even been known to place a bid or two on eBay to add to her collection on display in the Santa Claus Museum here in town. The one thing that galls…

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Wow

Mrs. Koch is pretty popular on the motivational-speaker circuit. (So much so, she sometimes overbooks. Recently, I had to step in for her; the audience's disappointment was palpable.) The talk she gives to groups of a certain gender is called WoW (Women of Wisdom). She gets lots of standing ovations. She earned a "wow" of…

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70 years later

There's a lovely ceremony planned for Sunday. Read more about it here. One of the comments posted by a reader (below the article) is a request for a photo of Santa Jim. Here's a sweet one: You'll recognize Santa in the middle. That Will's little face at the top of the wreath. Heading clockwise in…

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Recipe from Mrs. Koch

Following a tweet about a magazine requesting a recipe from Mrs. Koch, we were asked to post it here. “Santa’s Daughter’s” Christmas Citrus Chicken and Rice Cook time: 35 minutes, Servings: 4 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1-3/4 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white…

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Stretching the limit

We subscribe to a wonderful (free!) service that distributes media leads three times a day. What this means is, those who are looking for people to interview get hooked up with those who have something to say. It's great. We've gotten some excellent "hits" from the service, plus even if we're not a "fit," it's…

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Mini-She

We get requests all the time asking for help with school projects (and, no, we won't write your paper for you, so quit asking!)….but this was a new one. A young lady named Shelbi contacted us early in the spring for help in preparing her school project. It seems the fourth graders at Resurrection School…

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The most beautiful smiles all day

…were on the faces of these happy children. They are the Ugandan Orphans Choir, who are touring the States this summer performing songs from their native Africa. But on Saturday, they were just regular kids having fun.

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Climbing the family tree

I sometimes wonder what the rest of the office staff thinks while Will and the park directors are in our weekly "staff meeting." …'cause we laugh a lot. Often, quite raucously. Lori really set us all off with this story… She's the director of the water park. The other day, a female guest approached her…

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