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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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    Pair Girl Scouts and their world-famous cookies with Armed Forces Day at Indianapolis Colts training camp, and you've got a winning combination. Operation: Cookie Drop, as it's called, is a program where customers buy boxes of cookies for delivery to active and retired military throughout central Indiana.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 Local Bob Quinn 2 World War I veteran instilled pride, patriotism John Robert Quinn didn't realize he had been hit by shrapnel until a buddy told him, "John, you've got blood all over your back." They were in southern France serving in a tank battalion alongside the British in World War I.

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  • SPT - HB0728 - Gordon art Rain doesn't dampen Brickyard fans' spirits

    Despite threatening skies and chances of rain, fans at the Brickyard 400 were not disheartened by the forecast Sunday. Fans expected the race to be completed and were anticipating an exciting race for the Sprint Cup event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 local Nurse hoped for lasting peace after World War I Ella Hand’s grave marker in Elwood is simple and unadorned. A stone block, it marks that she was born Sept. 20, 1870, and died Oct. 28, 1937.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arrest Log: July 28 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 28, 2014

  • What's Where: July 28 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Monday, July 28.

    July 28, 2014

  • Markleville Jamboree begins July 31 Is your baby the prettiest? Does your pet do amazing tricks? Do you bake, sew, craft? Do you like tractors? If any of this sounds like you, you're invited to join in the contests at the Markleville Jamboree.

    July 28, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 27 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Friday and Saturday based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 27, 2014

  • SPT - HB0727 - Harvick art Harvick dominates qualifying SPEEDWAY — Kevin Harvick dominated the first ever knock-out qualifying for the Brickyard 400, easily capturing the pole position for Sunday’s race.Harvick in the Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet posted the quickest time in all three sessions and was the

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0727 - Markleville honor Another golden hour: Couple gives thanks to rescuers On Saturday, the Smalls attended the Adams Markleville fire department’s annual ice cream social to personally thank those they say are responsible for saving Steve’s life.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

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