ANDERSON, Ind. — A compilation of local and state news briefs as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
Donations sought for Humane Society
ELWOOD — The Pipe Creek Fire Department, 6923 W. Indiana 28, is collecting donations of food, cleaning supplies, collars, toys and treats for both dogs and cats for the Madison County Humane Society.
Donations may be dropped off at the station today and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For pickup, call 552-2020.
Utility funds available to help
ANDERSON — Central Indiana Community Action Program — CICAP — has funds to help an additional 100 Madison and Grant county homeowners in danger of having their utilities disconnected. Those who qualify for energy assistance, may be eligible for up to an additional $150; if their heating utility is in danger of disconnection, has been disconnected and provide a current bill or bulk fuel invoice showing the need.
Homeowners with disconnected service and/or disconnect notices can contact CICAP to schedule an appointment by calling 641-6501 in Madison County or 664-7798 in Grant County.
Food giveaway is planned Friday
ANDERSON — Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at a Tailgate distribution from noon to 2 p.m. Friday while supplies last. The tailgate will be held at former Plant 18, located at 2900 S. Scatterfield Road.
For traffic control purposes organizers ask that participants not line up before 11 a.m. the day of the tailgate. Limit of three families per vehicle.
Lane restrictions start Monday
ELWOOD — Construction crews are scheduled to underseal along Indiana 37 at various locations between Indiana 28 at Elwood in Madison County and Indiana 213 in Hamilton County April 29. The Indiana Department of Transportation advises motorists to drive with caution when approaching moving work zones. The contract calls for the project to be completed by the end of August.
IU welcomes supercomputer
BLOOMINGTON — Indiana University officials are hailing the arrival of a new supercomputer that they say could bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in grants for the university.
The Herald-Times reports Big Red II is one of the 50 fastest supercomputers in the world and the fastest one in the United States to be funded and owned by a university.
LOGANSPORT — A northern Indiana prosecutor says a 7-year-old boy who was arrested after he allegedly punching his teacher in the nose won’t face any charges in that case.
Police filed a preliminary battery charge against the Logansport boy following his arrest for the Feb. 27 incident in which he allegedly punched his Franklin Elementary School kindergarten teacher. But Cass County Prosecutor Kevin Enyeart says “the school and the mother have reached an agreement.”
close 120 days
ANDERSON — A bridge west of Anderson, on County Road 600 West that spans the White River, could be closed for up to 120 days while crews remove and replace the bridge deck, install new bridge rails and perform other repairs — including replacement of several steel beams within the superstructure. The bridge and roadway should reopen by the end of September.