Local News Headlines: June 17, 2022

Search underway for missing Springville man (Monroe County – Updated as of 10:45pm 6/16/22)
A search is underway for a Springville man after he went missing in the water at Monroe Lake. Thursday afternoon at approximately 5:24pm, responders were dispatched to the lake for two people struggling in the water. Upon arrival, officers learned that one of the individuals was rescued from the water by a passing boater. The second individual, Dwight Fry, 64, was missing in water. A search was immediately initiated using sonar, boats and divers from multiple agencies. Initial investigation revealed that before going missing in the water, Fry was attempting to help his wife, who began struggling in the water.

Search operations have been suspended for the night due to darkness and are scheduled to resume in the morning.  

Big 10 announces Men’s Basketball pairings for 2022/23 season
The Big Ten Conference revealed a breakdown of conference opponents for all 14 schools for the 2022-23 men’s basketball season. Each member institution will play a 20-game conference schedule, playing seven schools both home and away and facing the six remaining schools once. Of the single-play opponents, member institutions will play three at home and three on the road. The 2022-23 Big Ten Conference Men’s Basketball season will conclude with the 26th annual Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, which is scheduled for March 8-12 and returns to the United Center in Chicago for the first time since 2019.

The complete list of Big Ten Conference single-play and repeat opponents is below, while dates, times, and television information will be announced at a later date.

ILLINOIS – Home: Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers / Away: Iowa, Maryland, Purdue / Home/Away: Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin

INDIANA – Home: Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin / Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Penn State / Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers

IOWA – Home: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan / Away: Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue / Home/Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

MARYLAND – Home: Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern / Away: Iowa, Michigan State, Rutgers / Home/Away: Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Ohio State, Wisconsin

MICHIGAN – Home: Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue / Away: Illinois, Iowa, Rutgers / Home/Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin

MICHIGAN STATE – Home: Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern / Away: Illinois, Penn State, Wisconsin / Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

MINNESOTA – Home: Indiana, Iowa, Penn State / Away: Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State / Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin

NEBRASKA – Home: Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin / Away: Indiana, Michigan, Rutgers / Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue

NORTHWESTERN – Home: Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue / Away: Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska / Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

OHIO STATE – Home: Minnesota, Penn State, Wisconsin / Away: Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska / Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers

PENN STATE – Home: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State / Away: Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State / Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin

PURDUE – Home: Illinois, Iowa, Rutgers / Away: Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin / Home/Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State

RUTGERS – Home: Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska / Away: Illinois, Purdue, Wisconsin / Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State

WISCONSIN – Home: Michigan State, Purdue, Rutgers / Away: Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio State / Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State

Daily Activities at Monroe Lake
Monroe Lake offers all kinds of scheduled programs, crafts, games, hikes, and more that you won’t find mentioned in this e-newsletter. If you’re planning a visit, make sure you check our complete activity list at bit.ly/monroelakecalendarThe schedule is currently up to date through July 31.

Flora Field Days, July 5 & August 2
Want to work on your flora identification skills? Practice with a naturalist! Field day emphasis is on the proper use and application of an ID key, which opens the door to identifying thousands of species. The naturalist will work with each attendee based on their prior experience. If you’ve never worked with flower ID before, this is a great way to learn. If you have prior experience, this is a fun way to practice your skills and maybe add some new blooms to your life list! Free, recommended for ages 12+, 2 hours.

Volunteer Workday: Painting Trail Signs (Fairfax SRA), July 13
Our signs for three new hiking trails at Fairfax SRA (plus additional signage to improve trail markings on the existing trail) have arrived. There are more than 50 wooden signs that need to be painted before we can begin installation. We welcome assistance for any period of time between 1 and 3 p.m. – you don’t need to stay for the full two hours! Please wear old clothes that can get paint on them and bring a water bottle. Limited to volunteers ages 14 and up. Sign up by July 10 at bit.ly/volunteer-7-13-22

Celebrate National Moth Week, July 23-31

  • Saturday, July 23: Insect-ology in Action from 8 p.m. to midnight at Fairfax State Recreation Area, Big Oak Shelter – Drop by to see insect research in action! Sawyer Scheid, who is in his second year of an entomology survey at Monroe Lake, will be collecting and identifying moths and other insects. He invites you to stop by to see what his lights have brought in, check out his personal collection of silk moths, and ask questions about local insects. During last year’s research work at this location, Sawyer observed rare, synchronized fireflies. Watch the Facebook Event Page for any weather-related updates at facebook.com/events/424801762514291
  • Thursday, July 28: Facebook LIVE virtual program, Moths vs. Butterflies, at 11:30 a.m. – In honor of National Moth Week, join naturalist Jill Vance for a kid-friendly presentation on the differences between butterflies and moths! She’ll also discuss some easy and fun ways to observe moths in your own backyard. Questions from those viewing live! Watch live at facebook.com/events/388620549708151
  • Saturday, July 30: Sugaring for Moths from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m. at Paynetown State Recreation Area, Deer Run Playground/Shelter Area – Drop by to check out moths (and other insects) as the sun goes down! We’ll have “sugared” trees to attract them, as well as a lighting setup.
  • We’re also offering five additional moth-themed activities/crafts at Paynetown State Recreation Area, scattered throughout the week! Click here for complete information on all National Moth Week programs.

Indiana Arts Council seeks participation from the public
Last Tuesday, the Indiana Arts Commission gathered for a statewide address, For Everyone in Indiana: Living Our Vision, where we shared about our equity work and upcoming initiatives, and introduced the consulting team who shared how you can get involved to help inform our future. 

Watch a recording of the public address on YouTube.

The next phases of this work include a series of facilitator-led Funding Web Discussions, to explore where influence, funding, and knowledge are concentrated in the arts ecosystem. From there the consultants will lead Input on Grantmaking Sessions, where you can give input on the current system and share your thoughts on the future. Following the June conversations, the consultants will lead a Feedback Session on the Draft Equitable Grantmaking Framework, based on their previous conversations and research.

View this link register to participate in the Input on Grantmaking and Feedback on the Draft Framework Sessions taking place in June and July.

This Week in Hoosier History

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1918 – Former President Theodore Roosevelt addressed a large crowd at the fairgrounds in Indianapolis. He spoke of the importance of supporting the American military as the nation was engaged in World War I. The next day he was in Bloomington to serve as the commencement speaker for the class of 1918 at Indiana University. The majority of the graduates were women, since most of the men were in uniform.  Roosevelt paid special tribute to Civil War veterans who were in the audience for the ceremony. 

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