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September 6, 2013

Local Briefs: Sept. 7

Huntsville Road Bridge closed Tuesday

PENDLETON — Huntsville Road is scheduled to close Tuesday for rehabilitation of the 1940s steel truss bridge at Fall Creek, located just west of Indiana 67 between Pendleton and Huntsville. Detour signs are posted.

The contract calls for cleaning, painting and repairing the existing 119-foot steel structure, installing several new cross members and replacing the bridge deck.

The contract completion date is March 31, allowing time for landscaping and tree planting. Current plans are to reopen the bridge for wintertime traffic. Should conditions allow, these plans could change.

Indiana museum plans salute to WWII veterans

VINCENNES — The Indiana Military Museum in southwestern Indiana is hoping more than 100 World War II veterans will show up to be honored at an event there this weekend and to tell their stories to the public.

Museum founder and curator Jim Osborne says other salutes at the Vincennes museum in the past five years have drawn at most about 40 veterans, but he is expecting a much larger group after receiving numerous inquiries to an ad placed in an American Legion magazine.

INDOT to chip seal starting Monday

GREENFIELD — Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance personnel plan to chip seal state highways in Hancock, Henry and Madison Counties next week.

Indiana 109 from Indiana 234 in Hancock County to Indiana 38 in Madison County is scheduled for surface treatment beginning Monday.

U.S. Highway 36 from Indiana 109 in Madison County to Sulphur Springs in Henry County will be chip sealed later in the week. This operation covering 10 miles of east-west roadway is expected to take two days to complete.

Korean War veterans to meet

ANDERSON — The Anderson Tri-County Chapter #308 of KWWA (Korean War Veterans Association) will meet on Monday at noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266, 3210 Columbus Ave., Anderson.

Any veterans of the Korean War or veterans who served in Korea are invited to attend. Retired Anderson police officer, Max Benson, will speak on his experiences as a prison guard at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., after his tour of duty in Korea.

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