Library cuts to be discussed in August
ANDERSON — Budget cuts that could include closing the Lapel Branch will be discussed next month at a special meeting of the Anderson Public Library Board.
The board met Wednesday but took no action on cuts. Executive Director Sarah Later said the recent special session of the Indiana General Assembly resulted in a budget calendar that gives the library a one-month extension, until October, to pass a budget.
The board’s special meeting will be Aug. 12 at 4:15 p.m. at the Anderson library.
Bowling fundraiser set for July 25
ANDERSON — The Austin Keesling Bowling Fundraiser Party will be held July 25 at Cooper’s Sports Bowl, 1920 E. 53rd St. All proceeds will benefit the Austin Keesling Music Scholarship Fund, named as a memorial to the Ball State freshman who died May 3 from an enlarged heart.
Participants can bowl three games for $10 per person; the price includes shoe rental. Tickets must be purchased at Cooper’s or The Toast Cafe.
Middletown Alumni dinner July 27
MIDDLETOWN — The Middletown Alumni annual covered dish dinner will be Sunday, July 27, at Shenandoah Elementary School.
Doors will open at noon and dinner will be served at 1 p.m. The class of 1959 will celebrate 50 years.
For more information, call 354-2134 or 378-0244.
Trash fee discount booth to be at mall
ANDERSON — Senior citizens over age 65 and those with permanent disabilities can visit a city booth set up 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday July 20-31 in the center of Mounds Mall to apply for a $3 a month discount to the city’s recently passed trash pickup fee.
Applicants also will be asked to fill out a short information form.
The $3 discount is on the $10.70 a month trash pickup fee that was approved by the Anderson City Council on Thursday. The fee will begin in August.
Starting Monday, discount applicants can call 648-6186 or 648-6007 with questions about the discount process.
Indy man drowns near Cataract Falls
CATARACT — State conservation officials say an Indianapolis man drowned while fishing with friends near Cataract Falls.
Authorities were called to the Cataract Falls State Recreation Area about 45 miles southwest of Indianapolis about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Divers find body in Lake Monroe
BLOOMINGTON — Divers have found the body of a 33-year-old New Whiteland man who didn’t resurface after jumping from a boat into Lake Monroe at the Paynetown State Recreation Area.
The Herald-Times of Bloomington and WTHR-TV in Indianapolis report authorities recovered the body of David Richards on Friday night.
Police: 2 found dead in car in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS — Police in Indianapolis say they’re investigating a possible double homicide.
Officers on Saturday morning found two young women in a parked car who were the apparent victims of a homicide. The cause of death wasn’t immediately released and the women hadn’t been identified.
Detectives were investigating.
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