Relay blood drive on Saturday
ANDERSON — The Madison County Relay For Life 2013 blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mounds Mall (in the old Maurice’s location).
Donors are still needed. You may schedule your appointment at www.donorpoint.org.
UAW 1963 hosts rummage sale
ANDERSON — UAW Local 1963, corner of Madison Avenue and 29th Street, will have a rummage sale and a chili lunch from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Chili will be served from 11 a.m. until it runs out. Cost is $5 for a homemade chili, peanut butter sandwich and choice of drink.
Booth space is $10 for the first table, $5 for each additional table. Call Carolyn at 610-4796, Kim at 620-1303 or Olunda at 610-9108.
Choirs to perform Sunday
ANDERSON — Anderson Area Children’s Choir & Youth Chorale will present its spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 1215 Jackson St.
The public is invited to hear all of the choirs in the final concert of the season. The concert is free.
Mayor backs police after shooting
FORT WAYNE — The mayor of Fort Wayne is assuring residents of Indiana’s second-largest city that public safety is a top priority of his administration after the second fatal police-action shooting in five days and the fourth in just over 10 weeks.
After police officers fatally shot a man who was shooting at them and nearby homes Thursday, Mayor Tom Henry issued a statement supporting Police Chief Rusty York and his department.
Pence unhurt in crash
INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities say Gov. Mike Pence’s state sport-utility vehicle was hit in a crash Thursday morning in downtown Indianapolis but the governor was not injured.
State police Capt. David Bursten says the governor’s Chevrolet Tahoe was struck after a driver ran a stop sign near an entrance ramp to Interstates 65 and 70.
Fire chief face felony counts
MARION — Prosecutors say the former fire chief of Marion faces 14 felony counts for trading vacation and sick time for cash, taking bonuses he wasn’t entitled to and taking items for personal use.
The Grant County Prosecutor’s Office says Stephen Gorrell was involved in a “pattern of racketeering” from 2006 to 2011, the year he retired.
100 Muncie trees spared
MUNCIE — Some 100 trees along the White River through Muncie will stand after federal officials reconsidered an order that they be cut down. The Army Corps of Engineers had initially wanted the Muncie Sanitary District to remove some 130 trees from the river’s flood levee, but have lowered that to about 20 trees.
Relay blood drive on Saturday
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Arrest Log: Julyu 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.
- 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.
- Local Briefs: July 22 A compilation of local and state news as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
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