Third House session set for Monday
ANDERSON — The Anderson/Madison County League of Women Voters and Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 final Third House Legislative Review at 8 a.m. Monday at the Anderson Public Library, 111 E. 12th St.
Light refreshments will be provided and the public is encouraged to attend.
Second Harvest to receive $3,000 grant
MUNCIE — Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana has been selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc.
The $3,000 will provide 12,000 meals to food insecure residents in Second Harvest’s eight-county service area.
For more information about the Darden Foundation, visit www.dardenfoundation.com. For additional information on Second Harvest Food Bank, visit www.CureHunger.org.
Socrates Café meets Monday
ANDERSON — The Socrates Café meeting will from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Madison County History Center, 7 W. 11th St.
Past members and new people are always welcome. There are no dues, membership requirements, or other obligations.
For more information, email Socrates.Cafe.Anderson@gmail.com or call Mike at 644-0690.
Henry County bridge contract awarded
HENRY COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation will soon overlay the bridge deck at a structure spanning Little Creek on U.S. 36 west of Sulphur Springs in Henry County near the Madison County line.
INDOT officially awarded a District Bridge Project contract to R.A. Myers Construction based on the Muncie company’s low bid of $258,562. There were eight bidders.
A pre-construction meeting will soon be scheduled. At that time, the contractor’s timetable for beginning and completing work should be known. INDOT anticipates that this bridge deck overlay project will be concluded by the end of July.
krM to receive architecture awards
ANDERSON — Anderson’s krM Architecture, founded in 1978, will be recognized for architectural excellence during an awards ceremony April 18 at the Indiana Landmarks Center in Indianapolis.
The American Institute of Architects will be presenting three awards to krM, including one for its design of Anderson University’s York Performance Hall and Galleries.
The $5 million, 24,000-square-foot facility named for lead donors Dr. James York and his wife, Elizabeth, broke ground in May 2011 and featured its first concert on Sept. 23, 2012.
Police ID victim of Fort Wayne shooting
FORT WAYNE — Fort Wayne’s Police Chief says he believes the victim of the city’s latest shooting might have known the individuals who killed him.
Authorities Thursday identified the victim as 17-year-old Elijah Freeman of Fort Wayne. He was the 15th homicide in Allen County this year and 10th since the start of March.
Third House session set for Monday
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Fire and ice: Anderson firefighters kept busy on frigid day
Fires destroyed two Anderson apartment buildings and left at least nine people homeless on a frigid Thursday afternoon. One woman suffered minor burns, but no one else was harmed by the blazes. A cat was reportedly lost in the other blaze.
Red Cross offers assistance to nine displaced by fires
Nine Anderson residents, displaced Thursday in two separate apartment fires, were being assisted by the American Red Cross in finding temporary housing.
- Elwood police chief: Officer downloaded porn on city computer An eight-year veteran of the Elwood Police Department has been demoted and has served an unpaid three-day suspension for downloading homemade videos, deemed pornographic, on a city-owned computer.
Anderson City Council approves $700,000 water department loan
The Anderson Common Council Thursday approved a $700,000 loan from the sewer department to the water utility to help cover an anticipated cash flow shortage.
- Civilian Review Board member feels board overstepping its bounds A member of the city's Civilian Review Board believes the board has been operating illegally by hearing complaints brought by city employees against the city that are personnel issues.
- Centaur Gaming plans to invest $2 million in new off-track betting site A plan to relocate a Fort Wayne off-track betting site owned by Centaur to New Haven has been approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
- What's Where: Dec. 13 Local meetings and activities are planned Friday.
- Annual Toy Give Away seeking volunteers, donations This year’s City Wide Toy Give Away will take place Saturday, Dec. 21, at the UAW Hall at 29th Street and Madison Avenue.
Fire destroys 11th Street house
VIDEO: Anderson firefighters endured sub-freezing temperatures while battling a blaze that engulfed a house at 233 W. 11th St. in Anderson on Thursday. Residents in six apartments were displaced when the blaze raced through the two-story structure. The house was declared a total loss.
Columbus Avenue building to be demolished after fire
Authorities will demolish an apartment building in the 2600 block of Columbus Avenue where firefighters battled a blaze today.
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