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Charles Scudder


Nobody is quite sure whose idea it was to bring the buckets to Nick’s. The idea for a drinking club using buckets came from a bar someone visited in Wyoming in the early 1970s. The 120 tin buckets were hung on 120 hooks above the main bar for elite regulars.

Dad's bucket

There’s something about Nick’s that makes it inseparable from the IU experience. It’s not just the decidedly cream and crimson decor. It’s a more humble bar than other establishments on Kirkwood. It’s a place to sit down and drink a God-fearing pound of American beer out of a jar. It’s inherently Hoosier.

Nobody is quite sure whose idea it was to bring the buckets to Nick’s. The idea for a drinking club using buckets came from a bar someone visited in Wyoming in the early 1970s. The 120 tin buckets were hung on 120 hooks above the main bar for elite regulars.

Dad's bucket

There’s something about Nick’s that makes it inseparable from the IU experience. It’s not just the decidedly cream and crimson decor. It’s a more humble bar than other establishments on Kirkwood. It’s a place to sit down and drink a God-fearing pound of American beer out of a jar. It’s inherently Hoosier.

Morgan McKinney, 18, cleans her saddle as she prepares Brady, her 19-year old horse, to compete in the pole bending event at the Illinois Tri-State Rodeo. Morgan finished the season first place in pole bending for the state of Indiana last year.

Boots, buckles and broncs

Morgan McKinney, 18, competes with the Indiana High School Rodeo Association. She has been to nationals each of the three years she competed.

Western High School head coach Chris Keisling answers questions from the press after winning the 3A IHSAA girls basketball championship. Western won, 38-35, against two-time champions Evansville Mater Dei in their first state finals appearance.

Western upsets Mater Dei in IHSAA finals

On the bench, the Western High School Panthers gripped each other’s hands. Their knees shook. Some stomped the ground anxiously. Against two-time defending champions Evansville Mater Dei, the girls basketball team was 39 seconds from a state championship in their first IHSAA finals appearance

Ten miles below zero

Running through the clawing cold of a surprise snowstorm, the Bloomington High School North boys cross country team tried to stay warm.

James D. Finney

Finney found guilty in Pizza X shooting

Finney, 23, was convicted of murder and two other felony counts of carrying a handgun. Finney had a prior conviction of felony intimidation, which raised two misdemeanor charges of carrying a handgun to felonies.

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Morgan McKinney, 18, cleans her saddle as she prepares Brady, her 19-year old horse, to compete in the pole bending event at the Illinois Tri-State Rodeo. Morgan finished the season first place in pole bending for the state of Indiana last year.

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Michael Shreeve practices cattle roping while talking on the phone between events at the Illinois Tri-State Rodeo. Michael competes in team roping, but his true passion is bull riding.

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Michael Shreeve, a high school bull rider, says a prayer before the rodeo starts. He doesn't pray for the best run of the night, but just asks God to keep him and the other riders safe.

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Morgan McKinney, 18, cleans her saddle as she prepares Brady, her 19-year old horse, to compete in the pole bending event at the Illinois Tri-State Rodeo. Morgan finished the season first place in pole bending for the state of Indiana last year.

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Indiana high School Rodeo Association president Angela Hoagland talks with the contestants before the start of the rodeo in Du Quoin, Ill. Rodeo contestants from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas came to compete at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.

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The Western High School Panthers huddle up during a timeout in the IHSAA 3A girls basketball state finals. Western would win against two-time champions Evansville Mater Dei, 38-35.

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Western High School head coach Chris Keisling answers questions from the press after winning the 3A IHSAA girls basketball championship. Western won, 38-35, against two-time champions Evansville Mater Dei in their first state finals appearance.

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Western's Siera Daniel, a senior center, blocks a shot by Mater Dei's star gaurd and IU commit Maura Meunsterman. Western beat Mater Dei, 38-35, in the IHSAA 3A state final.

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The Western High School Panthers huddle up during a timeout in the IHSAA 3A girls basketball state finals. Western would win against two-time champions Evansville Mater Dei, 38-35.

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The New Castle High School Trojans play the Anderson High School Indians at the New Castle Fieldhouse, the world's largest high school gym. The gym has a seating capacity of over 9000, but only 1337 fans showed up for the game against Anderson last Friday.

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