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BC-IN--Indiana Weekend Digest, IN

May 16, 2019

AP-Indiana stories for the weekend of May 18-19. 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-POLICE COMFORT DOG

SOUTH BEND, Ind. _ Sheriff Bruno grabs everyone’s attention when he walks in a room. People find it hard not to stop and pet the stout, 96-pound white American bulldog with some spots peppered in, when he goes by. It’s not just the almost 6-year-old dog’s lovable face that gets him attention. It’s his work as an emotional support dog for law enforcement that earned him his real recognition — a recognition that, this week, carries him to the national stage in Washington D.C. where he’ll take part in activities honoring officers who’ve died in the line of duty. By Lincoln Wright. South Bend Tribune. SENT: 1,400 words, photos requested.

EXCHANGE-HUNTING LEGACY

JASPER, Ind. _ In March 1969, Frank Fromme Jr. was in Alaska about 100 miles from the Russian border above the Arctic Circle when he spotted a polar bear. The late Jasper man, an avid hunter, was on Day 3 of a 10-day hunt when he spotted the older bear. He got the 1,400-pound polar bear, called his wife, Shirley, to tell her all about it, and then went back out on the hunt. Fifty years later, the polar bear stands in the wildlife room at the Dubois County Museum. The room also contains Fromme’s grizzly bear, as well as other animals he got on hunts. By Candy Neal. The Herald. SENT: 670 words, photos requested.

SUNDAY EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-RESTORED BILLBOARD

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. _ After six months of work, including installing and then removing panels as well as restoring a built-in clock, a historic Indiana landmark once again greets travelers along U.S. 40 on Terre Haute’s east side. The 80-year-old Clabber Girl billboard, on the southwest corner of U.S. 40 and Hunt Road, was first erected by Hulman and Co. president Tony Hulman in the 1930s as part of the national branding effort for Clabber Girl, with the now familiar words “Five Minutes to Terre Haute . . . The Home of Clabber Girl Baking Powder.” By Howard Greninger. Tribune-Star. SENT: 630 words, photos requested.

EXCHANGE-RETIREMENT HOME BOUTIQUE

MUNCIE, Ind. _ For Susie Cooper, 87-year-old Kay Butler is her aunt. But she’s also a second mom. And when Cooper’s mom, Butler’s older sister, died, she became that much more of a maternal figure for her. They’ve been spending a lot of time together recently, as Cooper has helped her aunt with her latest venture. In November, Butler took her love of crafting and opened a store on the first floor of Silver Birch retirement community. She calls it the “Silver Boutique,” and it’s now open to residents and visitors from 9-11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. By Audrey J. Kirby. The Star Press. SENT: 750 words, photos requested.