Jasper native recognized with Sagamore award

From Local Sources

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence recently appointed Jasper native Therese Eutsler, PT, of Linden, a Sagamore of the Wabash on Monday, recognizing her commitment to make Indiana a better place to live and raise a family.

The daughter of Viola and Joe Wagner of Jasper, Eutsler was recommended to Pence by State Rep. Sheila Klinker of Lafayette and was presented the award by Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles during a reception at the Hulman-George Suite in the IMS Pagoda. Following the presentation committee, members and guests were treated to hot laps in pace cars at race pacing speeds. The Citizens’ Speedway Committee, which hosted the presentation, was founded in 1920 and raises incentive prizes for the Indianapolis 500, Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Brickyard 400.

“You have distinguished yourself by your humanity in living, your loyalty in friendship, your wisdom in counsel and your inspiration in leadership,” Pence said of Eutsler. “Indiana is better off today because of your dedication to it and your fellow Hoosiers.”

Eutsler, a physical therapist at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Lafayette, was appointed by Pence earlier this year as a member of the Indiana Board of Podiatric Medicine and is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Her community service includes more than a quarter century as a 500 Festival volunteer.