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BC-IN--Indiana Weekend Digest, IN

December 5, 2018

AP-Indiana stories for the weekend of Dec. 8-9. May be updated. Members using Exchange stories should retain the bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the AP-Indiana bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or indy@ap.org.

EXCHANGES:

Saturday:

EXCHANGE-93-YEAR-OLD VOLUNTEER

GREENWOOD _ If it’s a weekday morning, you can bet you’ll find Greenwood’s longtime Meals on Wheels coordinator waiting by the phone inside the small Greenwood house she’s called home since the 1950s. Betty Dawson has been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, a nationwide charity that provides hot lunches to elderly residents and rehab patients, for decades. She’s been doing it so long that she doesn’t even remember when or how she got started, she said. But now, at 93 years old, it’s time to find her replacement. And of course, she’s the one conducting the search. By James Vaughn. Daily Journal. SENT: 550 words, photos requested.

EXCHANGE-BATMAN VISIT

ALBANY _ Heroes come when people need them the most. And for the community of Albany, rallying around Christian Daugherty _ a young boy who was diagnosed with brain cancer almost a year ago _ that hero was Batman pulling into Albany Elementary School. John Buckland dressed as Batman, and his Batmobile pulled into the school recently to visit Christian and his classmates to remind them that everyone will go through something tough in life and to never give up. By Corey Ohlenkamp. The Star Press. SENT: 700 words, photos requested.

Sunday:

EXCHANGE-BAIT SHOP’S LAST DAYS

INDIANAPOLIS _ Surrounded on three sides by large reservoirs and bisected by a major river, Indianapolis has a lot of places to fish, meaning lots of places to buy fishing supplies. Twenty years ago the city had a dozen bait shops. It now has three, and soon it will have just two: the venerable Westside Bait & Tackle at 1507 W. Vermont St., an institution dating back to before the Eisenhower administration, is closing. By Will Higgins. The Indianapolis Star. SENT: 900 words, photos requested.

EXCHANGE-EXPLORING ENGINEERING

TERRE HAUTE _ A concoction of celery, cake frosting, uncooked spaghetti noodles and assorted candies would be enough to make a person’s stomach turn, but for some area students it was a winning recipe. And while some did more snacking than building, more than 30 kids tried their hands at building edible cars during a recent Exploring Engineering event for elementary and middle school-aged children, an event that aims to promote STEM careers in fun, engaging ways. By Alex Modesitt. Tribune-Star. SENT: 450 words, photos requested.

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