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BLOOMINGTON — Charlotte Zietlow continues to bring people together over food with the dedication of her cookbook collection to the Ivy Tech Community College campus in Bloomington. Zietlow, a longtime community leader, donated 500 cookbooks to the Joan Olcott Library this past spring. For about three months, Carol Parkinson, librarian at Ivy Tech, along with four students in the library technical assistance program, worked on cleaning, inventorying, tagging and getting the books ready to be placed in the stacks. After the hundreds of cookbooks were ready, each had a green tag placed on its binding to make them easier to spot once they were placed by subject into the library stacks. By Carol Kugler. The Herald-Times. SENT: 450 words, photos requested.
EXCHANGE-SCHOOL’S GEESE FIGHT
MUNCIE — As the Muncie Central high school athletic teams began preparations for the upcoming season, they were greeted by a familiar opponent. Not the Tigers from Yorktown, or the Eagles from Delta. No, this is a foe that has caused headaches for Bearcat coaches and players for years and years: The geese from Canada. Due to the abundant droppings from the geese, the Central athletic staff has had to work extra to make sure the athletes have suitable practice conditions. By Ryan O’Gara. The Star Press. SENT: 900 words, photos requested.
EXCHANGE-WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CAPTAIN
WEST LAFAYETTE — Shelby Gruss’ one-woman basketball workout is a flurry of perpetual motion. Zipping left to right, in and out without the assistance of a rebounder, Gruss scores layup after layup. She’s trying to keep her heart rate around 110, mixing cardio with her shooting routine. Gruss squeezes these workouts at Purdue’s France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center in between her work pursuing a Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics. Gruss has been paralyzed from the waist down since suffering a spinal cord injury as a Fort Wayne high school senior in 2010. She was captain of Team USA’s women’s wheelchair basketball team this month in the Dutch Battle in Amsterdam. By Nathan Baird. Journal & Courier. SENT: 2,000 words, photos requested.
WILKINSON — Simmons Cemetery is tranquil, peaceful. The out-of-the-way patch of ground outside of Wilkinson is littered with headstones and monuments dating back to the early 1800s. It receives few living visitors on most days. But one guest arrived this month on a mission: that of preserving the heritage and legacy of Hancock County’s generations past. Even working each day in a literal field of lifelessness, Ken Strozier said he believes places like Simmons are some of the most dynamic spots on earth. Strozier was contacted by the Simmons Cemetery Association to renovate the area by marking and mapping out the locations of unmarked graves scattered across the grounds. Evan Myers. (Greenfield) Daily Reporter. SENT: 1,300 words, photos requested.