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August 19, 2013

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Produce giveaway Wednesday

ANDERSON — The Anderson Impact Center in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank will have a fresh produce giveaway at 2 p.m. Wednesday, while supplies last, at The Anderson Impact Center, 630 Nichol Avenue. Individuals are encouraged to bring their own bags.

Floyd to speak on human trafficking

ALEXANDRIA — The United Methodist Church located on County Road 400 East, Alexandria, will host a lecture by Kandace Floyd from Alternatives, Inc. of Madison County from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is located off Ind. 28 East to CR 400 E. Turn north to the next intersection. Floyd will speak on human trafficking.

Man hurt in tree stand fall

MARION — A Marion man was hurt Sunday afternoon when he tumbled 20 feet to the ground while installing a tree stand in rural Grant County, Indiana conservation officers report.

Tracy Theurer, 50, was taken to Marion General Hospital after the 2:45 p.m. mishap, which happened in the 7800 block of East County Road 200 South. According to the investigating officer, while attaching the stand to the tree one of his straps broke, allowing Theurer, who was not wearing a safety harness, to fall 20 feet to the ground.

ACLU says Indiana jail still overcrowded despite deal

INDIANAPOLIS — A lawsuit says Vigo County officials are still allowing overcrowding and unsanitary conditions in the county jail despite a 13-year-old settlement.

Records show that officials in the western Indiana county agreed in 2000 to settle a federal lawsuit by limiting the jail population to 268 inmates. But the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana alleges the county hasn't lived up to the agreement, allowing the jail population to swell to 293, according to an October report by the state Department of Correction. That report referred to the jail as "overpopulated."

New state auditor sworn into office

INDIANAPOLIS — Dwayne Sawyer was sworn in as the new state auditor, making him the first black Republican to hold a statewide office in Indiana. The state's chief justice administered the oath to Sawyer during a ceremony Monday at the Statehouse.

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  • NWS - HB0420 - egg drop - 30.jpg Helicopter aids in Easter egg drop

    Four months of planning was gone in about one minute on the Lapel football field Saturday as The River Church held its third annual Easter egg drop. Church pastor Tyson Priest found out more than 22,000 plastic eggs don’t last long when hundreds of local children are racing to pick them up as quickly as possible. But he didn’t seem to mind.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0420 - Funderburk - 04 Man tries to restore father's tainted legacy When news broke earlier this month that the Anderson Dental Clinic had been shut down and several employees, including owner Sally Metzner, had been arrested, Mark Funderburk's main concern was the patients. "A lot of them kept going there because of my dad even after he passed away," he said. "And they didn't deserve this."

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0420 - FEMA Kokomo Flooding 03 FEMA’s disaster decisions frustrate state, local leaders FEMA denied the state’s request to declare a “major disaster” after tornadoes swept Indiana last November, despite millions of dollars in damages. The decision prompted protests from Indiana’s Congressional delegation, and it stoked growing frustrations with FEMA, especially in the Midwest.

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  • Wagons for Warriors asks for donations

    The Pendleton American Legion post is accepting donations for a project called Wagons for Warriors.

    April 19, 2014

  • Mounds State Park hosts birding weekend featuring live hawk Mounds State Park will go to the birds April 25-27 as the park hosts “Bird the Mounds.”

    April 19, 2014

  • Tim Kean: Can we have a 'A New State of Mind?' I have recently read some great articles about people coming together to make a difference in the lives of children facing food insecurity. The collective effort of a group can provide some much-needed food to kids who may not have a meal when they return home from school or during the weekend.

    April 19, 2014

  • SPL - PT041014 - Ken de la Bastide column - Ken sig Ken de la Bastide: County may eliminate Data Processing Board

    Action two weeks ago by the Madison County Commissioners to close Data Processing Board meetings to the public might run afoul of the Indiana Open Door law, and a local resident is considering filing a complaint with the Public Access Counselor’s office for a determination.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arrest Log: April 20

    Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Friday and Saturday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    April 19, 2014

  • BIZ - HB0420 - Scott wise -TM Gaining an edge and spreading the word in 2014 Scott owner of Scotty’s Brewhouse with locations in Indianapolis, Muncie, Mishawaka and Bloomington, encourages business owners to interact with customers and use powerful tools such as Twitter, Facebook or even with a blog to their advantage.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

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