Messer honors service academy nominees

Two Columbus students are among eight in the 6th Congressional District nominated by Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., to the nation’s service academies.

The nominees are Jesse Brownfield and Parker Saddler, both of Columbus.

Brownfield and Saddler, with their parents, joined Messer for a dinner at 18 on the Square in Shelbyville recently.

Other nominees honored at the dinner were Bret Lawson of Muncie, Connor Paul and Derek Roth, both of Lawrenceburg, Grant Williams of Greenfield, Adam Oyler of Greendale and Rachel Wineman of New Palestine.