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BC-IN--Indiana Weekend Digest, IN

October 3, 2018

AP-Indiana stories for the weekend of Oct. 6-7. 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.




BLOOMINGTON — Eight years ago, the body of Crystal Grubb was discovered by a farmer harvesting corn in northern Monroe County on the first day of October. The 29-year-old mother of two had been strangled to death. After all these years, the case has yet to be solved. And after all these years, the tradition of a walk every Oct. 1 to remember Crystal and her unsolved murder continues. Friends and family members stood in Peoples Park with Janice Grubb, the slain woman’s mother, as the walk for justice set off. By Abby Tonsing. The Herald-Times. SENT: 500 words, photos requested.


PERKINSVILLE — It’s Friday night, just after a high school football game and Neal, along with a few buddies, headed over to the Wheelers truck stop — their weekly ritual. The truck stop was a hangout for local kids looking for a cheap burger and soda, sandwiched between two cornfields at the intersection of Indiana 37 and East 256th Street in Hamilton County. The two families are working toward writing the building’s next chapter with a complete remodel of the old Wheelers Restaurant — part high-quality cafe and part custom artists studio and antique furniture maker selling wares from 25 artists. By Christopher Stephens. The Herald Bulletin. SENT: 600 words, photos requested.



SEYMOUR — Creating the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Plaza as his Eagle Scout project three years ago, Tim Molinari wanted to ensure there was a record of what happened at Freeman Army Airfield in Seymour. The airmen’s actions in April 1945 changed the course of the nation’s history and led to the desegregation of the military. Molinari also wanted Freeman Army Airfield to be a historical focal point and place for inspiration that inspires future generations. On a recent Saturday, he had a chance to truly understand the impact of the Tuskegee Airmen when he interacted with 21 members of the Indianapolis and Chicago chapters of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. By Zach Spicer. The (Seymour) Tribune. SENT: 1,200 words, photos requested.


BROWNSBURG — The vast majority of people today get their music digitally, listening through earbuds, headphones or small Bluetooth speakers. But there is a small — yet growing — group of music lovers for whom listening to on-demand streams and digital downloads through a cellphone just doesn’t make the grade. To them, there’s still only one way to enjoy recorded music: Vinyl records spinning on turntables sending signals to amplifiers driving speaker cabinets capable of rattling teeth while doubling as furniture. Some of those manufactures have gone out of business. But you can still find the vintage stereo gear from the 1950s through the 1970s at Getchell Amplifiers in Brownsburg. By Tim Evans. The Indianapolis Star. SENT: 800 words, photos requested.

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