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  • Not all the daredevil action is on the water

    Spins, dives and other high-flying airplane action may wow crowds on the ground, but it’s just another day in the office for Brett Hunter.

  • Race fans understand the river can be fickle

    Shortly before noon on Sunday, nearly an hour after the first heat was scheduled to start, H1 Unlimited Chairman Steve David provided an update to the crowd of anxious racing fans along the Ohio River.


    The Madison Regatta Fireworks Spectacular drew thousands to Vaughn Drive on Saturday and even more throughout downtown Madison and the surrounding hills.

  • Happy campers: Tents return to banks of the Ohio

    Dotting the bank of the Ohio River next to the Milton-Madison Bridge, sat seven tents — the first to be allowed in the camping area during the Regatta since the 1970s.

  • United through community service

    Members of the Ulster Project of Madison painted a mural this week on the side of The Old Market on Main, owned by Donn Campbell, a longtime supporter of the Ulster Project.

  • Doing the best she can

    “It’s a secret. I can’t tell.” Geneva Spicer joked that she doesn’t exactly know what the secret to her longevity has been. After celebrating her 100th birthday with a party Thursday at Thornton Terrace, she said she’s thankful, but still unsure if there’s any one piece of advice to offer.

  • ‘Big E’s:’ Good food to go with good people

    BBQ is something Regatta-goers might find a lot of when checking out vendor booths along Vaughn Drive. But, according to “Big E,” you won’t find Loaded Grippos anywhere else.

  • Have hemp — will travel

    Jim and Amy Nicholson say they started selling their hand-made wares at festivals across the country for the simple reason that it would allow them to travel.

  • You can’t have a party without funnel cakes

    Spending your days covered in powder sugar, drinking lemonade and people watching is what’s natural to Jeanetta Stader. In fact, it’s what keeps her in the business.

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