- 35th annual Stonycreek Farm Pumpkin Harvest Festival — open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Stonycreek Farm, 11366 Indiana 38E, Noblesville. No parking fee. For more information, call (317) 776-9427.
- Grandma and Grandpa’s Pumpkin and Gourd Patch, 2537 S. County Road 300E in Anderson 10 a.m. until dark. Corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin slingshot and thousands of pumpkins. No admission fee.
- Halloween ZooBoo — 2 to 7 p.m., Indianapolis Zoo. Dress up the kids in their most ghoulish costumes and join the animals at the Indianapolis Zoo. Not-So-Scary Animal Show at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy the Bounce House and the ever-popular pumpkin bowling, along with monster DJ music and something introduced just last year: a hay maze for the little ones. Halloween ZooBoo is included with regular zoo admission and is free for zoo members. Zoo admission is $13.50 for adults, and $8.50 for seniors 62 and older and kids ages 2 to 12. Children 1 and under are free, and parking is $5 per car.
- Haunted School for children K through eighth grade — 6 to 10 p.m., Ebbertt Education Center, 325 W. 38th St. Hosted by the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. $3 per child; four children for $10. Adults are free if accompanied by a child. Prizes for costumes. This event benefits United Way.
- Pet Howl-O-Ween photos — 6 to 8 p.m. Speck’s Pet Supply, Cross Street Marketplace, corner of Scatterfield Road and Cross Street. This is a fundraiser for Countryside Animal Rescue. For a $10 donation, Countryside Animal Rescue photographers will provide you with two digital 4x6 photo prints of your pet with proceeds going to support the rescue group’s pet education, animal welfare and spay/neuter programs. In addition, there will be a free Monster Mash Costume Contest beginning at 7 p.m. and all participants will receive a free goodie bag from Speck’s.
- “Nightmare on 22nd Street” — Wilson Boys & Girls Club, 2200 W. 22nd St., 7:30 p.m. to midnight, $3 a person.
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Beef, dairy entries handle the heat
For some 4-H'ers in the beef and dairy shows at the Madison County 4-H Fair, one cow can be a handful. Then there's Jeron Mason who was just one cow short of a literal handful.
- Travel restrictions on Interstate 69 this weekend During at least the next eight weekends, travel north of Anderson on Interstate 69 will be restricted as damaged concrete is repaired.
- Madison County grad rates and test scores improve, but still lag state High school graduation rates and standardized test scores in English, math and science all improved among public school students in Madison County from 2009 to 2013, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
- Local Briefs: July 23 A compilation of local and state news as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
- Street Department purchases 2 pickup trucks The Anderson Street Department received approval to buy two Dodge Ram pickup trucks on Tuesday.
Colts arrive for camp at AU
Pat McAfee promised Wednesday morning that Reggie Wayne's arrival at Anderson University would be memorable. As usual, the veteran wide receiver delivered. The Colts officially kicked off their 20th training camp on campus with Wayne's entrance in the back of a two-seat IndyCar driven by Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ed Carpenter.
Arrest Log: July 23
Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on Madison County Jail records.
- What's Where: July 23 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Wednesday, July 23.
- Cellular Connection to host backpack giveaway Residents in Anderson will benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign on Aug. 2.
- Senior housing request continued A request for final plat approval for a senior housing development on property near Madison Park Church of God was continued Tuesday. The Anderson Plan Commission could not consider the request because of a lack of a quorum to conduct business.
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