The Herald Bulletin

January 2, 2014

Local Briefs: Jan. 2

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Tea party group plans movie, pitch-in

MUNCIE — The Muncie 9:12 Tea Party will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kennedy Library, 1700 W. McGalliard Road.

“Movie Night” will include a carry-in meal and the movie “Runaway Slave — A New Underground Railroad.” The film’s central figure is the Rev. C.L. Bryant, a self-professed “runaway slave.” He escaped the bondage of progressivism and denounced the shackles of entitlements, Bryant committed himself to helping others secure the blessings of liberty that are guaranteed by the Constitution.

Information: 287-8769.

MKM expands BSU design scholarship

MUNCIE — MKM architecture + design has offered a student scholarship at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) since 1993. Over the past 20 years, MKM has awarded over $10,000 to 21 students.

The MKM scholarship fund will be utilized to support an annual design competition for all third-year architecture students. Design awards will total $4,000 annually.

Information: visit or 260-422-0783.

Family hit by tragedy faces yet another

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis woman whose husband died last February is now dealing with the house fire death of one of her daughters.

After Donnetta Waling’s husband died last February from cancer, neighbors rallied behind her, buying her food, shoveling her driveway and helping her in other ways.

Waling’s disabled 35-year-old daughter, Janice Waling, was killed Monday night when a fire hit their home.

Waling’s other daughter, 22-year-old Audrey Waling, had tried to save her sister. She was listed in serious condition at an Indianapolis hospital.

Man’s body to be exhumed for autopsy

COLUMBUS — The body of a man who died from a gunshot wound will be exhumed early this year for a court-approved autopsy that may be performed by as many as three forensic pathologists.

Cary Owsley’s sister and son have questioned whether his death was a suicide. The 49-year-old Columbus man died last April from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Bartholomew County’s sheriff suspended three deputies last July for “errors in judgment” during the investigation.

Authorities ID remains found

HOBART — Human bones found in a wooded area behind a northwestern Indiana strip mall have been identified as a 57-year-old man who walked away from work release in 2012.

Hobart police Sgt. Jeremy Ogden said the remains found Sept. 20 were identified as George Roberts. Roberts’ last known address was in Kingsbury.

Park grows by 50 percent

WOLCOTTVILLE — A northeastern Indiana park has grown by 50 percent with the addition of a wetland area that’s home to rare and endangered species.

Funding from Indiana’s Bicentennial Nature Trust helped purchase 44 acres that increases the size of LaGrange County’s Dallas Lake Park, which had covered 96 acres.

The new property contains the southern portion of the “Pond Lil” wetland about 30 miles southeast of Elkhart.