Thursday, July 27, 2017

a most beautiful gym

"I must learn more of my homeland for it's paradise to me, there's no haven quite as peaceful, there's no place I'd rather be."  These words, from the Indiana State Poem, were penned by Kendallville's native son Arthur Franklin Mapes and could easily be about the poet's neighboring town, home to the wonderful old court of the Butler Windmills. The Windmills, now part of the DeKalb County Eastern School District & Eastside High School, won their lone Sectional title in 1942 but celebrated their finest season in 1955 with a 20-3 record.  The gym, located next to the Superintendent's office, is being restored & cared for by the corporation and with folks like maintenance supervisor Rod Laux overseeing some of the work, the old home of the Windmills is certainly in good hands.  CGS.

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