VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) - A team of disabled veterans started in San Francisco, Calif. Memorial Day with the plan of riding across the United States to serve as an inspiration to other disabled persons and inspiring the able-bodied to overcome obstacles and challenges in life.
The cyclist groups' goal is to reach Virginia Beach, Va., and they are currently passing through parts of the Wabash Valley to get there.
They stayed the night in Olney, Ill. and started off early in the morning and reached Vincennes, Ind. around noon.
Their plan was to spend the night in Montgomery, Ind. Monday evening.
Most of the participating cyclists are disabled veterans who have participated in events such as those from The Wounded Warrior Project and other national organizations, which have become very popular all across America.
Right on cue, Thursday’s early winter storm dumped snow and ice on the Wabash Valley but county highway crews were a step ahead of the weather’s arrival pre-treating the 897 miles of pavement in the county.
A fire has engulfed the First Prairie Creek Church in Vigo County.
A four car accident in eastern Vigo County leaves one person dead.
Workers at a new eatery in Terre Haute are preparing to open.
Otter Creek Township is on its way to getting a new fire station.
Knox County Commissioner Don Halter is ahead of the game when it comes to winter weather preparedness. But the man-power may have a hard time running full throttle. The Knox County highway budget took big cuts in 2013.