Better Newspaper Contest

2014 Award Winners

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Page 15 Headline Writing/Category 7 First place Keen scents of cell; Artist group adds greens to its palette; Adhering to a theme Scott Slade The Times-Post (Pendleton) Comments: LOVED "Keen Scents of Cell." Great use of subtle plays on words in all three examples and defined stories well besides. Well-done! Second place Honoring Lincoln amid snow and ice; Rockport hard- woods to strengthen Lindsey family legacy; Dancing with The Star (Auburn)s and Stripes Donald Steen The Spencer County Journal-Democrat (Rockport) Comments: Really like "Dancing with The Star (Auburn)s and Stripes." Great use of subtle plays on words to capture the stories. Well-done! Third place North Webster council flushes out sewer rates; Web- ster chamber 'looks away' to July's Dixie Day; Holiday heavenly host hovers near Lake Papakeechie Martha Stoelting The Mail-Journal (Milford) Comments: "Flushing out sewer rates" – Loved that! Very creative heds that caught my attention and pushed me into the stories. Well-done! Best Short Feature Story/Category 8 First place Cartlidge Barn being raised at fairgrounds Devan Strebing Hendricks County Flyer (Avon) Comments: Great story start to finish. Good call to action. Second place 'He was my soulmate' Amanda Matlock The Times-Post (Pendleton) Comments: Short, but filled with good information. Third place Reagan's hairy snowman Lisa Hoppenjans Ferdinand News Comments: Grabs at emotion, but brings it all together. Best Profile Feature/Category 9 First place 'Let her fly!' Ronald May The Mooresville/Decatur Times Comments: No comments given. Second place 'We are proud' Amanda Matlock The Times-Post (Pendleton) Comments: No comments given. Third place Florida Georgia Line band member welcomed home to South Spencer Stuart Cassidy The Spencer County Journal-Democrat (Rockport) Comments: No comments given. Division 1 Cartlidge Barn being raised at fairgrounds • Keen scents of cell • Artist group adds greens to its palette • Adhering to a theme Scott Slade The Times-Post (Pendleton) 'Let her fly!' Devan Strebing Hendricks County Flyer (Avon) The Cartlidge Barn that stood on the north side of Rockville Road in Avon for almost 200 years will now be at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds for years to come. When Florence and Harry Cartlidge bought the barn about 60 years ago, they raised sheep and sold Christmas trees. "My mother hired over 100 high school kids to work on the farm," said Cathy Mekel, daughter of the Cartlidges. "Everyone drove by that barn for years; I and then my children grew up in that barn." The family lived at the location until Florence Cartlidge died. The family then sold the grounds to Hendricks Regional Health and the YMCA to create the new facility there. About two years ago, when the family was getting ready to take the barn down, they learned that the 4-H Fair Board was looking for a preservation barn. "We were going to save all of the wood and build a house ourselves with it, but then we decided it had been in Hendricks County for about 200 years and it needed to stay here," Mekel said. "This is a great place; my mother and I were both in 4-H, so it's a perfect location." When they were getting ready to take the barn down, they had made drawings so they knew exactly how to put it back up. The pieces have been stored at a facility in Frankfort for the past two years. Once enough funds were raised for the rebuild, all of the pieces were brought to the fairgrounds. Faith Toole, Cartlidge Barn Project Fund chairperson, has been working with the Mekels since Cathy Mekel saw an article in the Hendricks County Flyer about the Hendricks County Antique Tractor and Machinery Club looking a preservation barn. But the tractor club had been looking at other barns. "When we walked in and saw this wood though, we knew we had a gem," Toole said. After Toole found out what it was going to cost just to raise the barn, the tractor club knew that they couldn't do it on their own. The board asked her to go Ronald May The Mooresville/Decatur Times James D. Rees has watched thousands of golf balls take flight from the striking face of his golf club. But it isn't the only thing he has hurled into the sky. During World War II he had a hand in launching something far more important — hundreds of planes from the catapult on his ship. Born James Dwire Rees Jr. in Maysville, Ky., on March 28, 1920, he was the youngest of three children raised by his parents, James and Mary (Pyles) Rees. The family lived in Canada for a time before settling in Indiana. After graduating from Tech High School in Indianapolis in 1938 he attended the University of Kentucky for two years. In 1940 he returned to Indianapolis and worked as a greens keeper at Willow Brook Golf Club on Keystone Avenue His father was leasing the land and managing the course. Suspecting he was going to be drafted, he enlisted in the Navy on Dec. 1, 1941 — just six days prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. "Right then my life turned around," he said, remembering his sudden transition into leadership and responsibility for others. Following his basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Rees spent six months completing his aviation machinist's mate schooling. Then he was off to the Philadelphia Navy Yard for his four weeks of catapult training. A cross-country trip by train brought him to Bremerton, Wash., where he met up with the U.S.S. Bogue – a brand new escort aircraft carrier that was still getting her final touches before being commissioned. One day, while sitting on the steps leading down to the catapult compartment, a Navy chief approached Rees asking him if he wanted to run the catapult. Not wanting to turn down the chief, he accepted the appointment. "It was my biggest move," he said, looking back at the opportunity. It was also probably his most dangerous move, though he didn't know it at the time. The catapult compartment housed the machinery that controlled the build-up and release of 3,000 pounds of hydraulic oil pressure that moved the cylinder on deck to catapult the planes into the skies. If anything went wrong down in the compartment, the highly pressurized oil could easily explode, likely killing anyone in the room. The catapult crew consisted of five men. Four were on deck with the plane. The other person, Rees, was in the compartment. It was his job to read the pressure gauges and control the lever that caused the build-up and release of the pressurized hydraulic oil. 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