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BC-IN--Indiana Weekend Digest, IN

March 13, 2019

AP-Indiana stories for the weekend of March 16-17. 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.

SATURDAY EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-ALL-GIRLS TROOP

RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. _ Meet the Atomic Biscuits. They’re a group of seven girls who love outdoor adventure and exploration. last month, that love brought them all together to form the first all-girls Boy Scouts of America troop in Howard County. On Feb. 1, the Boys Scouts opened its doors to girls for the first time in its 109-year history. The move came after the Cub Scouts program started accepting girls last year. The Boys Scouts of America announced the historic changes in October 2017. And that’s when Dennis Dunten started preparing to get an all-girls troop up and running in Russiaville. By Carson Gerber. Kokomo Tribune. SENT: 1,050 words, photos requested.

EXCHANGE-VIRTUAL EVA KOR

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. _ Clad in her iconic blue pant suit with matching scarf and shoes, Eva Kor will be educating people about the Holocaust for generations to come thanks to a new interactive exhibit. Visitors to Terre Haute’s CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, which Kor founded, need only ask a question and she will answer it via high definition video. The “Dimensions in Testimony” theater exhibit unveiled March 10 is the result of a partnership between CANDLES and the Shoah Foundation at the University of Southern California. By Dave Taylor. Tribune-Star. SENT: 610 words, photos requested.

SUNDAY EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-CHANGE THROUGH SWIMMING

ANDERSON, Ind. _ The first time Dayton Edwards jumped into a swimming pool was five years ago. He refused to put his face underwater, but a desire to “fit in” drove Dayton beneath the water’s surface where he discovered another realm – a silence that changed his life. Dayton, 16, was diagnosed with high functioning autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiance disorder when he was in the third grade. For years he attended special education classes and was labeled a “bad kid” because of his behavior. Now, on average, Dayton says he spends about four or five hours a day practicing. One day he wants to be in the Olympics. By Traci L. Miller. The Herald Bulletin. SENT: 925 words, photos requested.

EXCHANGE-HEADED HOME

TROY, Ind. _ Seventy-five years after enemy forces shot down his Army Glider over Germany, Pvt. 1st Class Clifford M. Mills is coming home to Perry County. Mills’ remains eventually were recovered and placed in a U.S. military cemetery in Belgium, but he remained unidentified. After a process that involved taking DNA from Mills’ brother in Perry County and studying family dental records, Mills’ remains finally were identified on Jan. 29. The remains will be returned to Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City for a funeral on March 30 with burial to follow in Troy Cemetery. By John Martin. Evansville Courier & Press. SENT: 470 words, photos requested.