Lafayette Jefferson High School is the site of a new monument to an Olympic hero.
Ray Ewry won ten gold medals from 1900 to 1908, mastering the standing long jump, standing high jump and standing triple jump events. After graduating from Lafayette, he attended Purdue where he led the track team to a national championship.
Monument Committee Co-chair Joe Micon said Ewry did all of this after overcoming polio as a child. He hopes the monument outside of Scheuman Stadium at Jefferson High makes an impression on those who pass by it.
Peyton Manning, one of the two or three best quarterbacks in recent years and one of the greatest ever, is close to signing a contract to play for the NFL's Denver Broncos, according to multiple reports.
There's a new record in the Iditarod: A 25 year old has become the youngest musher to win the approximately thousand-mile trans-Alaskan sled dog race.
Dallas Seavey slid into Nome, Alaska, at 7:29 p.m. yesterday with nine dogs, finishing the race in nine days, four hours, 29 minutes and 26 seconds.
"We went into this race with a dog team that I knew had the ability to win the Iditarod," Seavey said in a post-race press conference in Nome. "We spent most of the race building a monster – a dog team that couldn't be stopped."