A Catholic high school in Lake County will remain closed until next week because two students came down with the swine flu, also known as H1N1. Andrean High School officials say professional cleaning crews came in Monday and Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday break. Two students, who are brothers, were diagnosed Sunday evening with […]
An Indiana lawmaker wants an independent audit to uncover the depths of “incompetence” at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. State Representative Dan Forestal issued the call after it was revealed that the BMV overpaid close to 60-thousand dollars in refunds that were needed because of an earlier mistake in calculating motor vehicle excise taxes.
A failed candidate for Yorktown Town Council accused of stealing other candidates’ campaign signs, and striking an incumbent council member with his car has been formally charged with theft and battery. Authorities allege 60-year-old Richard E. Yencer Jr, a Democratic candidate for an at-large seat, the night before the election, stole signs belonging to three […]
Officials believe strong winds may have ripped a roof off a building in downtown Summitville on Monday, forcing the closure of a main street. No one was injured in the accident, although a local resident’s vehicle was damaged when part of the building collapsed. The roof and part of the building’s facade crashed to the […]
The Anderson Economic Development Commission has adopted a resolution to allow Anderson University to issue up to $5.3 million in tax-exempt bonds to purchase the Fair Commons apartment complex on the east side of Nursery Road, south of University Boulevard. The City Council is expected to vote on the tax-exempt bonds at the Dec.11 meeting. […]
A Ridgeville man who fired gunshots during a January standoff at his home has learned his fate. 62-year-old John Douglas Ashburn had pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness, after the January 8th standoff, in which he had fired about 20 gunshots. No responding officers fired their weapons. After about two hours, Ashburn emerged from his house […]
It was a very solid year for contributions, an excellent year for investment returns and a good year for support of Ball State University. Thatâs according to the Ball State Foundation who says the universityâs endowment grew from $172 million to $192 million in 2014 and the foundationâs return on money invested in global equities […]
Sixty-five tons of turkey, chicken, duck and eggs are on their way to the stateâs food pantries. Governor Mike Pence accepted the donations from the Indiana State Poultry Association. The products will be delivered to food pantries over the next several weeks.
Itâs been a Muncie holiday tradition for more than 50 years The Kiwanis Club will be selling fresh-cut Christmas trees starting Friday through Dec. 22 next to the Muncie Fieldhouse. Trees will be available daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sizes range from table-top to 15 feet; and they have roping and wreaths. Proceeds […]
A combination of rain and cool temperatures has made 2014 a good year for Indiana Christmas trees. Purdue University wood products specialist Dan Cassens says firs and Scotch pines, which are the most common Christmas tree species in Indiana, are the longest-lasting trees when used indoors.