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July 17, 2013

Local Briefs: July 18

Marcia Coats gets nod for RNC committeewoman

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence is recommending Marsha Coats to complete Becky Skillman's term as Indiana's Republican National Committeewoman.

Pence on Wednesday recommended Indiana Republican State Executive Committee select the wife of Sen. Dan Coats for the coveted post. Members of the Executive Committee are expected to confirm Marcia Coats' selection to the coveted post when it meets Monday. An advocate of volunteer and service organizations, she and her husband formed The Foundation for American Renewal to support faith-based initiatives. She also is a founding member of Project Nehemiah, a Christian nonprofit that assists children whose parents were the victims of terrorists.

Judge clears remaining challenge to bridges plant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal judge in Louisville has dismissed a lawsuit that was the remaining challenge to the $2.6 billion Ohio River bridges plan.

River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation agreed to dismiss their portions of the suit earlier this year, but the Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation, or CART, was still a plaintiff. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled Wednesday that Kentucky, Indiana and the Federal Highway Administration used reasonable discretion in their decisions about scope, design and financing.

IDEM investigates sheen at Lake Michigan beach

PORTER — Indiana environmental workers are investigating a metallic sheen at a Lake Michigan beach that was similar to another substance that closed the beach last month.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Ranger Bruce Rowe tells The Times of Munster the Porter Fire Department was dispatched to Porter Beach about 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday. He says it's too soon to say whether the substance is the same as the one that closed the beach on June 17.

$1 million possible in duck race

NOBLESVILLE — Noblesville Main Street is gearing up the fifth-annual rubber duck race on White River, set for Aug. 3 with the theme, "The Million Dollar Duck Race: The Richest Duck Race in the World."

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    A decision by the Brooklyn Little League to keep a mother who pulled a gun out during a school meeting in the league as a coach and board member has resulted in some parents taking sides on the issue.

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  • NWS - HB01006 - snow storm - JC 59a FEMA approves disaster aid for 19 counties

    After initially rejecting Indiana's request for federal aid following a brutal winter, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved disaster relief on Tuesday.

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  • NWS - HB0420 - Ellks - JC 2a Rezoning approved for Elks Lodge building With no objections from surrounding property owners, the former Elks Lodge at 1803 Broadway has been rezoned for a planned banquet hall and catering service.

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  • NWS-HB0423-Primary Election Treasurer Rep-Micah Mitchell Incumbent challenged by first-time candidate

    Kelly Gaskill says she's made numerous improvements in the operation of the Madison County treasurer's office since taking the helm in 2011. But her Republican challenger in the May 6 primary, Micah Mitchell, doesn't shy away from criticizing how Gaskill has run the office.

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  • NWS - HB0423 - Symphony for Kids - JC 31a.jpg Symphony for Kids draws Anderson-area students

    Nearly 1,000 fifth- and sixth-grade students attended the Anderson Symphony Orchestra's performance Tuesday during the annual Symphony for Kids concert at the Paramount Theatre.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arrest Log: April 23 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    April 23, 2014

  • Saturday auction fundraiser for Misty Eads On Saturday, a fundraiser auction will be held at Florida Station Church of God, 1045 W. 375N, for Misty Eads who has a rare kidney artery disease called polyarteritis nodosa that requires a kidney transplant.

    April 23, 2014

  • What's Where: April 23 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Wednesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • NWS - HB0423 - Primary Treasurer Dem - Tamie Dixon-Tatum Treasurer candidates want partnerships

    Democrats Kathy Mougeotte and Tamie Dixon-Tatum explain how they were inspired to run for a political office. They are opponents seeking their party's nomination for treasurer in the May 6 primary.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Local & State Briefs: April 23

    A compilation of local and state news items published Wednesday in The Herald Bulletin.

    April 23, 2014

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