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BC-IN--Indiana Weekend Digest, IN

November 7, 2018

AP-Indiana stories for the weekend of Nov. 10-11. 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.




PERU — Trooper Robert Lather II was killed on July 6, 1982, when his cruiser was struck by a car that he and a Howard County deputy were trying to stop on U.S. 31 in Miami County. Now, 36 years later, Lather’s sacrifice has been permanently honored along that stretch of road where he died. Signage was revealed recently dedicating a mile on U.S. 31 as the Trooper Robert Lather Memorial Mile. The stretch of road runs from mile markers 174 and 175 in Miami County, which is near Grissom Air Reserve Base. By Carson Gerber. Kokomo Tribune. SENT: 800 words, photos requested.


FORT WAYNE — Rich Sarrazin is responsible for one of the best-kept secrets in Fort Wayne. It’s nothing illegal or involving some kind of political scandal. But if you are looking for a good time in the city, he’s the one to call. Sarrazin is in charge of the Northside Recreation Center, a six-lane bowling alley in the basement of the Most Precious Blood Church and School on Barthold Street. The 76-year-old has been involved with the center for 47 years, becoming its manager in the 1970s. By Terri Richardson. The Journal Gazette. SENT: 700 words, photos requested.



INDIANAPOLIS — Like most toddlers, Jeremiah Cox has a lot of learning to do. He doesn’t know how to read. He’s not potty-trained. He can’t ride a bike yet, and he he’s still learning how to put words together into sentences. But Jeremiah, who turned 2 in July, has many other skills to master after he lost all four limbs last month to a swift bacterial infection that turned into life-threatening sepsis. Just one month ago, Jeremiah was sick, very sick. So sick in fact that doctors feared he would not live. By Shari Rudavsky. The Indianapolis Star. SENT: 1,300 words, photos requested.


TERRE HAUTE — There is a need, a great need one local veteran’s organization says, to help properly clothe and care for Vigo County’s homeless population. But more than form a committee that meets monthly to talk about the problem ad nauseam without offering a tangible solution, Mike Egy and the members of Loyal Veterans Battalion have decided to do something about the issue. Their solution? The Loyal Veterans Battalion Clothing Closet. By Alex Modesitt. Tribune-Star. SENT: 550 words, photos requested.

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