Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star

Dana Hunsinger Benbow

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Dana:

Butch Canary was on cusp of high school basketball greatness when he was electrocuted

On a summer construction job, 16-year-old basketball star Butch Canary slipped and reached for a utility pole. High voltage wires shocked him fatally. → Read More

$35 million in mansions: The 5 most expensive Indianapolis area homes sold in 2022

Two are in Indy, one each in Carmel, Westfield and Zionsville. Businesswoman, philanthropist Christel DeHaan's home topped the list at $14.5 million. → Read More

Death of Carmel swimmer Michael Jent: His proudest moment in the pool would be his last

Carmel swim coach Melanie Pulley wrote a tribute to Michael Jent which she shared with IndyStar. "Michael was someone everyone wanted to be around." → Read More

NBA writes its first checks to former ABA players: 'Hey, there must be some mistake'

"They were all literally sitting around going, 'What the hell?'" said Scott Tartar, of Dropping Dimes, which helped ABA players get pensions from NBA. → Read More

Black Widow of pool Jeanette Lee reveals cancer 'will never be in remission' in ESPN film

ESPN debuts documentary on billiards star Jeanette Lee, who fought through adversity in a male-dominated sport and is now battling ovarian cancer. → Read More

Dan Dakich out as Indy sports radio host at 107.5 The Fan

"Today was Dan Dakich's last day with Radio One," reads an email sent to employees Thursday. → Read More

Fired Colts stadium announcer takes his Peyton Manning Super Bowl ring to auction house

"Since my departure with the Colts was so abrupt and really not for a good reason, I no longer have a feeling of pride with my rings," Jansen said. → Read More

The day Mary Kate died: Colts' Ryan Kelly, wife Emma held daughter, kissed her and cried

Colts center Ryan Kelly and wife, Emma, tell their story of losing daughter Mary Kate in hope of saving other babies' lives. → Read More

'Why bring that up now?': IU's Kent Benson was punched by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in NBA debut

Kent Benson is not interested in talking about that night 45 years ago. He suffered a mild concussion, bruises and cuts. "I was seeing stars." → Read More

How Ashley and Kent Benson became the first child-parent Hall of Famers in IU history

Ashley Benson had to tell her father, IU basketball legend Kent Benson, she preferred volleyball. He told her to consider Purdue. → Read More

Colts' Ryan Diem protected Peyton Manning. Now he's protecting trash bins from nasty odors

Ryan Diem, who won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007, is now the owner of Bin Scrub, a company that cleans garbage bins. → Read More

Voice of Colts inside Lucas Oil Stadium, Mike Jansen, let go, replaced by JJ Stankevitz

'All good things must come to an end,' Jansen tweeted Tuesday morning. → Read More

Larry Bird had a secret 30 years ago as he won gold on Dream Team. He was about to retire.

Ten days after Larry Bird helped the USA win the Olympic gold, he sat in front of a microphone in Boston, choking back tears, and retired. → Read More

Dan Dakich says he didn't call a specific kid a 'methhead.' One kid says he did. It's him.

Dan Dakich offered $5,000 for anyone who could name the player he referred to as a 'methhead' during a 2020 rant. That player came forward on Tuesday. → Read More

A lawyer, an eye doctor and a filmmaker got together, fought NBA for ABA pensions

Meet the Indianapolis organization that fought the NBA and earned former ABA players $24.5 million in recognition payments. → Read More

NBA will pay former ABA players $25 million: 'This will be life changing for them'

"I was shaking. Is this really happening? For the ones who need the help the most, this is life changing and, in some cases, even life saving." → Read More

You can live in an old high school gym for $299K. It's half basketball court, half house

'This is an honest to goodness treat,' the F.C. Tucker listing for the old Wilkinson High gym boasts. → Read More

First girl to letter in Indiana high school football: 'What the hell is going on here?'

Kathleen Trumbo says she wasn't trying to make waves in 1989 as a defensive tackle at Corydon Central. "I just wanted to play football." → Read More

WIBC news anchor Stan Lehr retires after 28 years a week after Emmis sells to Urban One

'Stan’s voice has been with Indy through 9/11, the war in the Middle East, the loss of space shuttle Columbia, the inaugurations of four presidents.' → Read More

Title IX passed, women athletes stripped, D1 coaches were furious, Jay Berman smiled

Jay Berman was Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh's chief aide when Title IX passed. He helped write the language and watched as it began transforming sports. → Read More