The Herald Bulletin

August 14, 2013

Local Briefs: Aug. 14


Triad meeting set for Thursday

ANDERSON -- Triad will have a free “How to Improve your Brain Function” workshop this Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Anderson Mounds Mall in the theater area.

Speakers will be Dustin Ziegler from the Indiana Alzheimer’s Association who will talk about how people can reduce the chance of getting Alzheimer’s by taking better care of themselves. Also speaking on improving brain function will be Michelle Coop, Coordinator of Community Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Support Group and Dana Lakes, therapist from St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. There will be several informational handouts that people can take home with them.

APL budget committee to meet

ANDERSON -- The Anderson Public Library Budget Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the library at 111 E. 12th St., Anderson.

Ice cream social Aug. 25

GREENFIELD -- Who doesn’t love ice cream in the summer time? the Hancock County Historical Society will hold an old-fashioned ice cream social on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 28 North Apple Street, located on the corner of Main Street (U.S. 40) and Apple Street in Greenfield.

Home churned ice cream with various toppings will be available. Drinks will be available also. Cost is $5 per serving. All proceeds go to assist in the upkeep and improvement of the Historical Society.

The Chapel & the Log Jail will be open for free tours at those times.

AHS Class of ‘66 to meet tonight

ANDERSON -- The Anderson High School Class of ‘66 will meet for dinner tonight at Frisch’s Big Boy, 500 N. Broadway St., Anderson, at 6 p.m.

This is a new dining location for the class. For more information, contact Dick Dunn at 617-0362 or Jane Barker at 378-3991.

Kokomo’s Senior Center reopens

KOKOMO -- The Kokomo Senior Citizens Center reopened Aug. 12 following an extensive renovation required by April’s record flooding.

The building took on nearly two feet of water resulting in significant damage which required replacement of the furnace and air conditioning system, restroom and kitchen facilities, flooring, furniture, plumbing and electrical wiring.

The Center provides recreational activities, social programs, daily lunches courtesy of Area Five on Aging, and classes to help improve seniors’ health, support their independence, and encourage involvement in the community.

The Kokomo Senior Center is located in downtown Kokomo’s Foster Park, 721 W. Superior St. For more information, call 456-7557.

Children treated after bus crash

MEMPHIS — Officials say 10 southern Indiana children were taken to hospitals after their school bus was rear-ended by a distracted driver.

West Clark Community Schools assistant superintendent John Reed tells The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., that no children were seriously hurt in Tuesday morning’s crash, but several complained of soreness.

Ten students were taken to hospitals either in Jeffersonville or nearby Louisville.

Clark County sheriff’s Maj. Chuck Adams tells WHAS-TV a woman driving a car became distracted while tending to an infant. He says she looked up just before the impact to see that the bus had stopped on a county road near an Interstate 65 interchange at the community of Memphis.

Reed says the bus was carrying 35 kindergarten to high school age students to the Henryville schools.