Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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January 10, 2014

Pat Smith: The first Greensburg High School Hall of Fame class

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Pratt gave Tom Hunter credit for securing the impressive plaques (thanks to First Federal) and said it meant a lot to have Lori Osting and Sara AmRhein there, school board members Dr. David Weigel and Al Moore, graduate Rachel Harter beautifully singing the national anthem, graduates Lance and Logan Hunter and the Pershing Rifles of IU with the color guard helped top off the night. Pratt said, “Special thanks to Tom Hunter for his vision and the hard work of the selection committee. It was an honor just to be there.”

It was obvious to those of us who remember Nanci Hellmich when she worked at the Greensburg Daily News that she was incredibly talented and had the determination to do whatever she wanted to do with it. I receive her articles by email and remind readers of her columns.

Fred Craig? Someone meeting him for the first time wouldn’t know about his outstanding accomplishments. Information on the Internet about him is not correct but there’s no doubt that he’ll always be known as “a filmmaker, producer, creative director, artist and writer with a professional career in the motion picture and television industry for over 55 years. “ He was a leader even as a teenager but has remained modest and thoughtful.

Kathryn Ernstes Bailey and I worked together on the three part series about her experiences in World War II. I found it fascinating because most of us have, or should have, learned about that war, about D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, and the heroes in that war, but not much about the nurses that saved lives or made death easier for many.

Kathryn wouldn’t brag but she had plenty to brag about. She served in England, France and Belgium as a member of the 25th General Hospital U.S. Army Hospital Unit. When the war was over she served us as a nurse in Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Illinois. Sara AmRhein accepted her award.

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