A popular Winamac Community High School athlete who was murdered earlier this year will be forever remembered at his alma mater. Cord Colgrove played soccer and baseball at Winamac Community High School. After his March murder in rural North Judson, Colgrove’s family asked that memorial contributions be directed to the Winamac Community High School Athletic Department.
Last week the school board officially accepted contributions of about $4,000 in Colgrove’s memory. Superintendent Dan Foster says tentative plans call for the addition of flags and flagpoles at the baseball and soccer fields.
Edward Blackburn of Little Rock, Ark. is accused of fatally shooting Colgrove and is charged with murder. Augusta Hadden, 39, of North Judson, is charged with the felony offense of assisting a criminal.
The school board also accepted a bench donation in memory of 1986 Winamac Community High School graduate Jennifer Hale Goodman. She died in May following a lengthy battle with breast cancer. Foster says the bench will be pink, at the request of her family, with a location on campus to be determined.
Lastly the school board accepted a donation of a washing machine and dryer from BraunAbility and the Braun Corporation. Foster says they were in Linda Braun’s house and will be used at the elementary school by the athletic department.