By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
John Butler took up painting in his 50s, determined to rekindle a love that first flickered as an elementary student at Newman School. Erna Coldewey taught art at the school and Butler was enamored with the subject during his elementary and early high-school years. Life has a way of putting artistic ambitions on hold and that was the case for Butler, now 90, who went on to serve in World War II and raise a family. The Tell City native wouldn’t resume his painting until decades later, but when he did, he helped preserve local history.