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Editorâ€™s note: Columbia City resident Katrina Simpkins, age 12, the daughter of Patrick and Maria Simpkins, is the direct inspiration for â€śDolphin Tale,â€ť a major motion picture opening Friday, Sept. 23 across the nation â€“ and at Bones Theater in Columbia City. Florida newspaper reporter John Barry has written extensively about the cathartic, inspiring relationship between Katrina and Winter, a dolphin with a prosthetic tail. Readers will become more aware of this special family film â€“ and its Northeastern Indiana connection â€“ as publicity for the movie accelerates in coming days.
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