The Herald Bulletin

Overnight Update


May 3, 2014

Retirement living

Local dentist finds the right place for the next chapter


With that much history attached to the rifle, it is no wonder the piece takes center stage in the living room.

“I picked up the powder horn somewhere along the way,” added Pierce, who served in the Army Dental Corps in World War II. “And the Civil War picture – I just really like it.”

Surrounding his three special treasures are a wealth of books – many of them about military history.

“If we would have purchased small pieces to accommodate all the books he has, the rooms would have looked cluttered,” said Phelps. “Having these cabinets built enlarged the room, particularly because they were taken to the ceiling. Extending them to the ceiling helps them become one piece. I strived to have it look like it was part of the facility, but they can still be broken down if he ever decides to move.”

Almost all of his furniture is new. Leaving behind many of his old pieces, he only retained his bedroom furniture and one interesting antique table in the living room.

“We have both seen people move into a condo and take everything with them,” he said. “They look very cluttered and I didn’t want that.”

The antique table is a tavern card table with two levels. Players can keep their cards and money on the lower level so that the prying eyes of opponents are obstructed. The flat surface of the top level leaves plenty of space for laying down the winning card and keeping a frosty drink handy.

“This is something he’s had for so many years that I insisted he keep it,” said Phelps.

Phelps and Pierce had enjoyed a great working relationship. She reports that he was easy to please and he highly praises her results. In addition, they both mentioned how easy it was to work with the facility.

Text Only
  • FEA hb0802 World Race 1 Called to serve Life right after college is a time of uncertainty and scrambling for a full-time job for a lot of recent graduates, but Holly Smith has known in her heart for a while what she was destined to do after commencement.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • How does your garden grow? Members of the Fairmount Garden Club are like the shoemaker’s elves, except they ride in trucks and carry water jugs to tend the flowers they have planted around the community. They also share their gardening wisdom at meetings.

    August 1, 2014

  • Community Briefs: Aug. 2 A compilation of community news items as published in the Saturday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 1, 2014

  • Davis, Verna mug Verna Davis: Peace is worth fighting for Some people say they know how to find peace. We should “simply” follow our hearts, search for meaning in our lives, and fulfill our dreams. Sad to say, those things may bring us a bit of satisfaction, but they certainly don’t bring us peace.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA HB0801 Heart_328 Tickets going fast for Heart Anyone wanting to rock out to Heart Friday night who hasn’t reserved tickets may be out of luck. Only a handful of tickets are still available for the band’s concert at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Community Briefs: Aug. 1 A compilation of community news items as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 31, 2014

  • Live music: Aug. 1 Live entertainment at local venues as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 31, 2014

  • Jim Bailey: Gospel singer’s long road to recovery has begun Eighteen months ago, gospel singer and The Perrys manager Tracy Stuffle found himself wrecked by the side of the road, where he struggled to summon help on his cell phone. He had suffered a severe stroke while driving.

    July 30, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 31 A compilation of community news items as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • FEA HB0730 Gordon Brooks Berky strives to unite community through the arts His theater was originally going to be a place where he could perform when he’s not on tour, but then actor and mask maker Doug Berky had a bigger idea: Unite the community through entertainment.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

Reader Pet Photos

We're looking for your best pet photos! Share your photos of your favorite non-human companions in our new photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin