Libraries to be closed Monday
ANDERSON — Anderson Public Library will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Main Library will reopen Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., and the Lapel Branch will reopen at 10 a.m.
APL is open every day on the web at www.andersonlibrary.net.
The Middletown Library will be closed Monday in observation of Memorial Day, according to Director Teresa Dennis. It will reopen Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m.
Fresh produce giveaway Tuesday
ANDERSON — A fresh produce giveaway will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (while supplies last) at the Madison County Community Health Center, 1547 Ohio Ave.
Man fatally shot in southern Indiana
RAMSEY — Authorities say a man was found fatally inside a southern Indiana home.
The shooting was reported about 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Harrison County town of Ramsey, about 20 miles east of Louisville, Ky. Indiana State Police say a trooper arriving on the scene found a woman on the front porch of the home and a man inside the house with a gunshot wound. The man died at the scene.
4-H considers smoke-free campus
LOGANSPORT — The 4-H fairground may consider going smoke-free in time for the Cass County fair.
Members of the fair board heard a presentation last week from the tobacco cessation group of Better Health of Cass County about the health effects of second-hand smoke. Board members said they may vote on the measure at their May 28 meeting.
Currently, smoking is prohibited in the buildings or barns.
Charter school students in limbo
FORT WAYNE — Parents of students enrolled in charter schools that Ball State University decided not to renew are hoping the schools find new sponsors so they don’t have to move their children.
Ball State cited poor academic performance when it withdrew its sponsorship of charters including three Fort Wayne schools.
The Journal Gazette reports the three schools whose charters weren’t reauthorized enroll more than 1,500 students and employ about 85 teachers.
Ex-Indy councilman gets two years for fraud
INDIANAPOLIS — A former Indianapolis City-County Council member and minister was sentenced to more than two years in prison Monday for helping squander a doctor’s $1.7 million charitable donation in just over a month on luxury vehicles, jewelry and vacations.
Paul Bateman, 58, insisted that his intentions were pure when he convinced Dr. Arthur Sumrall to donate his life savings to the Russell Foundation, a charity founded by the alleged mastermind of the scheme, Michael Russell.
Hesburgh celebrates 70 years as a priest
SOUTH BEND — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who served as president of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years, will mark his 70 years as a priest by taking part in a Jubilee Mass on Friday, the day before he turns 96 years old.
Hesburgh is one of 22 members of the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrating anniversaries of ordination during the Mass at 4 p.m. Friday at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the Notre Dame campus. Hesburgh was ordained on June 24, 1943, and became president of the university nine years later at the age of 35. He retired in 1987.
Libraries to be closed Monday
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- RACER Trust meets in Anderson The RACER Trust met with Anderson community members in a private meeting Wednesday to discuss marketing strategies for the former General Motors properties in the city.
- Local businesses and residents experience water outage An upgrade to a fire protection system on Wednesday resulted in the loss of water for residents and forced several businesses to temporarily close.
Police: 2 men robbed downtown convenience store
Two men robbed an active downtown area convenience store in the middle of the day.
NBA D-league team proposed for Wigwam
The Wigwam gymnasium could become the home of an NBA development league if plans proceed from a former area basketball coach. "We have a plan for the Wigwam to be used in a lot of different ways," Terry Thimlar said "One of the possibilities would be a D-League team, but it's much more than that. Right now our major focus is to bring it back to life and make it a viable entity."
- Christmas Gift & Craft Show at mall this weekend The Mounds Mall will be filled with holiday magic this weekend as 95 vendors fill the open spaces and offer a vast array of holiday crafts, baked goods, personal and home products of every kind, and items perfect for Christmas gift giving.
- Person of the Year nominations sought The Herald Bulletin needs your help in selecting the 2013 community Person of the Year.
- Local briefs: Dec. 5 A compilation of news items of local and statewide interest published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
- Henderson retiring from Pendleton Town Council For the last 13 years Don Henderson has served as Pendleton Town Council president, but the council meeting tonight will be the last.
- Arrest Log: Dec. 5 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Tuesday and Wednesday, based on Madison County Jail records.
What's Where: Dec. 5
Local meetings and activities are planned Thursday.
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