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Boogie, a chocolate Labrador, was awarded a medal Monday after wandering onto the Evansville Half Marathon course and finishing Oct. 5.

Weekly scorecard

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Winners

Jim Marcuccilli: President and CEO of Fort Wayne-based Star Financial Bank receives Sagamore of the Wabash award from Gov. Mike Pence for his work on behalf of the Indiana Bankers Association.

Bernardine “Bernie” Kaniuth and Rita Fleckenstein: Eighty-eight-year-olds are volunteers for Community Harvest Food Bank. “Most of the people we deliver to are younger than us,” Fleckenstein told staff writer Vivian Sade.

Classic rock: The Jack A. Sunderman Geogarden at IPFW, dedicated last week, honors co-founder of the university’s Department of Geosciences. Sunderman, who died in 2011, taught there for 30 years.

Indiana University: One of five universities selected from across the nation as part of a $23 million contract to help the Army beef up its defense against cyberattacks.

Boogie: Labrador retriever who became an Internet star after a video showed him crashing a half-marathon in Evansville is awarded a race medal, but also an appointment with the vet. His owner says the dog will be neutered and micro-chipped to prevent future wandering adventures.

Tossups

Mastodon tooth: Without explanation, someone left tooth in the donation box for a charity in Grand Rapids, Mich., this week. Calling card from an IPFW athlete?

Jason Collins: NBA player made headlines and won acclaim when he disclosed this year that he was gay, but after 12 seasons in the league, he’s searching for a team to sign him as a free agent.

Losers

Lottery player: Someone with a $1 million Powerball ticket, purchased at a Circle K in Jeffersonville, missed out on his or her winnings when the 180-day claim window came to close last week. The unclaimed prize money is retained by the state.

Milestones

Linny Boyette: English-born New Yorker was a fixture in the crowd on the “Today” show streetside segments for 20 years. He died Sunday following a heart attack.

Abraham Nemeth: Blind mathematician and college professor developed a widely used Braille system that made it easier for other blind people to become proficient in mathematics and science. He died Oct. 2 at 94.

The Spirit of Goodyear: Akron, Ohio-based blimp is relocated to – where else – Florida in the first phase of its retirement.

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