NAACP Youth meeting Sunday
ANDERSON — The Anderson/Madison County Youth Council of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) invites all youth of Anderson to its first meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Branch office, 1015 W. 15th St.
For more information contact Maureen Duncan at 765-278-2015 or email her at Maureen.email@example.com.
St. Patrick’s Party Monday
ANDERSON — The annual Knights of Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Party is set from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 1225 Main St.
Irish stew, black bread and green beer will be served with entertainment by The Big Red Rocker, Rick Forsythe. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Safe Place Week begins
BLOOMINGTON — National Safe Place Week begins Sunday as a way to raise awareness of the importance of youth safety and providing safe places for people in crisis situations.
Last year in Monroe County, 58 local youths were served through the Safe Place program. For more information about the Safe Place program, please contact 812-349-2507 or visit www.youthservicesbureau.net.
Irsay helps students get to Disney
INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is helping musicians from a city high school cover the costs of a trip to perform at Walt Disney World in Florida.
The 54 Arsenal Tech students were chosen in December to perform during the park’s Magic Music Days, but many couldn’t afford their share of the $42,000 trip.
IPS officials say Irsay gave the school a check Friday to cover the remaining costs.
Purdue Calumet faces $4M deficit
HAMMOND — Purdue University’s northwestern Indiana campus is closing an academic center and may shutter a child care center for students and staff to help it weather a $4 million deficit.
Purdue University Calumet spokesman Wes Lukoshus says the university won’t accept students this fall at its Academic Learning Center in Merrillville as it weighs the future of the $9 million center that opened in 2005.
Lukoshus says the school’s full-time enrollment fell 11 percent last fall.
Valpo doctor accused of assaulting patient
VALPARAISO — A physician is facing sexual battery charges alleging that he assaulted a female patient on two occasions at his northern Indiana office.
Forty-five-year-old Jose Agusti of Chicago was taken into custody Thursday and charged with felony criminal deviate conduct and two counts of sexual battery.
NAACP Youth meeting Sunday
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Weather halts tractor repairs
Lawn machine and tractor repair shops could see a major influx of tractors as farmers get ready for spring in the coming weeks. "We've had a backup of tractor repairs," said Todd Sink, a worker at Bendle Lawn Equipment Service & Sales. "With this weather, people haven't been able to get their tractors out of the barn."
- Lathan sentenced for Speedway incident A Figure 8 race car driver, accused of drinking and intentionally crashing into another driver's car at Anderson Speedway, has been sentenced to one year in jail.
- APD hires 6 new officers Six new police officers will be taking the oath to become members of the Anderson Police Department on March 20.
- TN support group to learn about motor cortex stimulation Eden Blair, assistant professor at Bradley University and the Turner School of Entrepreneurship, in Illinois, will be speaking March 15 to the Trigeminal Neuralgia support group about cortex stimulation as a treatment for TN pain.
Clock shift is reminder to change smoke alarm batteries
Hoosiers should change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to daylight saving time this Sunday, urged the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office.
Tax collection woes raise concern among Indiana leaders
A steady decline in tax collections is raising concerns among Indiana budget leaders about the overall fiscal health of the state.
- What's Where: March 8 Local meetings and activities planned for March 8.
- Arrest Log: March 8 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Thursday and Friday, based on Madison County Jail records.
- Local Briefs: March 7 A compilation of news items of local and statewide interest as published in the Saturday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
Water main break closes Indiana 38 in Pendleton
A water main break has shut down Indiana 38 (State Street) in Pendleton. The Madison County Emergency Management Agency is on the scene as crews try to get the break under control.
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