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Local pairs skaters take 1st at nationals

– Austin Hale, a junior at Carroll, and partner Alicia Bertsch of Ann Arbor, Mich., won the intermediate pairs division at the U.S. Figure Skating Nationals in Omaha, Neb.

Hale, 16, and Bertsch, 12, who are based out of Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Health SportsCenter, scored a 67.83 in the event, which was completed last Sunday.

They have competed together for less than two years and took second place in a lower division in 2012.

The second-place contestants, Griffin Schwab and Darbie Burke, scored a 59.69.

Sasha Lunin of Fort Wayne scored a 46.11 and finished third in the juvenile boys division in Omaha. He was only 0.48 out of the gold medal.

Kristen Jennings, who is from Bluffton, competed in the novice pairs division with Cody Dolkiewicz of Burlington, N.J., and took ninth place with a 25.68 in the short program, a 55.94 in the long program and an 80.82 overall score.

Senior lunch Monday at Salamonie center

The Salamonie Interpretive Center in the Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area in Andrew will have a Senior Monday carry-in luncheon on Monday for ages 50 and older.

People are asked to bring a prepared dish to share and a $1 donation. Registration is required in advance; call 260-468-2127. For more information, go to www.dnr.IN.gov/uwis or www. facebook. com/upperwabash.

Outdoor rec guides can be found online

Outdoor recreational guides have been made available online by the Department of Natural Resources at dnr.IN.gov/5280htm.

Information on state parks, reservoirs, state park inns, fish and wildlife areas and state forests may be found at the site.

Local retail outlets, state parks, reservoirs and other DNR properties will have free printed copies available in early February. The guides will also be available at the DNR booth at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show from Feb. 15 to 24 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Annual entrance passes can be bought in person at the gatehouse or the offices of state park and reservoir properties during business hours, at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis, or at innsgifts.com.

Indiana resident passes are $40. For ages 65 or older, cost is $20. Annual passes for vehicles with out-of-state license plates are $60. Normal daily gate fees for residents at most properties are $5 per vehicle. For more information on Indiana State Parks & Reservoirs, go to stateparks.IN.gov.

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