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BC-IN--Indiana Weekend Digest, IN

September 26, 2018

AP-Indiana stories for the weekend of Sept. 29-30. 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.




GREENTOWN — Pick up a copy of the Greentown Grapevine this month, and readers can find out about a new photography business in town, get a preview of fall sports at Eastern High School, stay up to date on road construction and read through the obituaries. There’s a community calendar, details about upcoming events and a look back at other big news in town from decades ago called “Flash Back.” But the newsroom isn’t made up of grizzled journalists, circulation directors and all the other positions it takes to put out a printed newspaper. All the work is done by six students and one teacher at Eastern High School inside a classroom. By Carson Gerber. Kokomo Tribune. SENT: 1,100 words, photos requested.


MUNCIE — Bill Inman works mostly in solitary at his quaint Elm Street studio, yet his work is noticed by thousands every month. Inman always wanted to be an artist. That came naturally through his years of painting pieces that he sold in galleries. He lived in various areas across the western part of the country — southern California, Wyoming, Alaska — capturing the beauty of the vast, breathtaking landscapes through his artwork. The style has gained quite the online following among the online art world. Inman teaches oil painting to more than 35,000 unique visitors each month. By Audrey J. Kirby. The Star Press. SENT: 1,100 words, photos requested.



FRANKLIN — Eric Passmore is a beefy, 62-year-old father, grandfather and retired machinist. He’s also a breast cancer survivor. If you’re a guy, let that last sentence sink in. Passmore found a lump in his right breast in 2016. When his doctor told him to go in for a mammogram, he said, “I’m a guy. You realize that, right?” The breast exam revealed a tumor three-fourths of an inch in size above the nipple that was later found to be cancerous. Nor would he have thought he’d ever be modeling in a fashion show. By Maureen C. Gilmer. The Indianapolis Star. SENT: 1,100 words, photos requested.


CAYUGA — Heaven Gruner and Brooklyn Gossett will never look at the Wabash River the same way again. As eighth-graders at South Vermillion Middle School, they were among about 100 students from Vermillion County who explored the Cayuga power plant wetlands to learn about the value and functions of an area that looked like a random bunch of trees, tall grass and wildlife habitat. By Lisa Trigg. Tribune-Star. SENT: 1,100 words, photos requested.

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