ROBERT L. "BOB" BARNET (Deceased)
Inducted: January 15, 1977 in Richmond, IN
Date of Birth: December 21, 1911 in Muncie, IN
High School Attended: Muncie Central Graduated: 1929
High School Honors: Varsity track 2 years.
College Attended: Ball State University one year
Professional Career: Sports editor, Muncie Star, 52 years, including daily column called After the Ball; covered high school, Ball State, and Big Ten sports, including several major bowl games; also covered 40 Kentucky Derby races and multiple Indianapolis 500 races.
Professional Honors: Indiana Journalism Award, Ball State University 1975; 9-time winner of "Best Sports Stories" given by E.P. Dutton Anthology; received honors from Indiana Associated Press, United Press International, and Hoosier Press Association in Unlimited Circulation Class; winner several times for sports reporting and feature writing.
Special Recognition: Past-President of Indiana Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association; Past-President of National Golden Gloves Association and recipient of George Barton Trophy in 1964 for contribution to amateur boxing nationally; directed the Muncie Star's Soap Box Derby for 30 years; Secretary-Treasurer for 20 years of the Indiana Association of County and District Fairs; inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; inducted into Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame 1990.
Family: Wife, Sherles; children, Nancy Ann and Robert, Jr.
Mr. Barnet passed away December 25, 1996.