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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Candidates meet in Alexandria
Several Madison County candidates running for a variety of offices met at Alexandria-Monroe High School Wednesday night to introduce themselves to voters and talk about some issues.
Family, friends bid farewell to Jesse Sperry
The fussing of 10-day-old Autumn Marie Sperry seemed to coincide with the beginning of the funeral service for her father, Jesse Sperry, whose body rested just a few feet away. More than 200 friends and family members gathered at Edgewood Baptist Church this afternoon to pay their respects to Jesse, who was killed April 6 in a traffic accident on Indiana 32.
Police: Woman brings handgun to school
An Anderson woman said she forgot she was carrying a gun Wednesday when she went to St. Mary’s School to meet with a principal and discuss a threat made against her son.
AU students giving back to community
For the past five years Anderson University students have been sprucing up the city through the Operation Foundation program.
Anderson collects nearly $67,000 in bad debt
The city of Anderson collected almost $67,000 in bad debts owed to the four utility departments in March.
- Woman to be sentenced again for intimidation An Anderson woman’s sentence for robbery and battery was upheld but she will be sentenced again for an intimidation charge, following a ruling Thursday by The Indiana Court of Appeals.
- Local Briefs: April 18 A compilation of news items of local and statewide interest as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
- Students to England to raise funds at luncheon, auction On Saturday, the Students to England 2015 group will be sponsoring a luncheon and auction in the Lapel High School cafeteria/commons area.
Anderson IREAD-3 test results show improvement
Two Anderson elementary schools posted double-digit increases in the percentage of third-graders who passed the IREAD-3 test last month, according to preliminary results released by school officials.
- Educators, agribusiness leaders discuss careers Citing approximately 55,000 new jobs being created annually in agribusiness, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks brought educators and business leaders together to encourage students to consider it as a career path.
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