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Years later, Winter the dolphin’s story still inspires, helps

September 19, 2011

Katrina Simpkins and Winter, the rescued bottlenose dolphin – and now a movie star – share a tender moment.

Editor’s note: Columbia City resident Katrina Simpkins, age 12, the daughter of Patrick and Maria Simpkins, is the direct inspiration for “Dolphin Tale,” a major motion picture opening Friday, Sept. 23 across the nation – 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 – and its Northeastern Indiana connection – as publicity for the movie accelerates in coming days.
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