The Herald Bulletin

February 6, 2014

Local Briefs: Feb. 6

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Boy Scouts to serve up spaghetti

ANDERSON — Boy Scout Troop 240 will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the gymnasium at Bethany Christian Church, 1920 N. Rangeline Road.

Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink.

Proceeds will be used for Boy Scout Summer Camp.

Shenandoah meeting rescheduled

MIDDLETOWN — The Board of Education of Shenandoah School Corp.’s regular board meeting scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the administration office.

National Wear Red Day is Friday

INDIANAPOLIS – The American Heart Association, through its Go Red For Women movement, urges everyone to support the fight against heart disease by wearing red on Friday, National Wear Red Day.

American Heart Month is in February, a time to focus on the prevalence of heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer.

On National Wear Red Day, thousands of people, including employees at many companies, national and local news anchors and talk-show hosts across the country, will wear red to support the cause. Men and women everywhere are encouraged to join in to show their support.

AG’s office helps with shortage

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller released a statement Wednesday saying his office will help anyone who is currently short on propane. This offer is for propane users whose tanks are below 10 percent and are having trouble contacting their suppliers. Zoeller said his office will contact suppliers on customers’ behalf to try and speed up the process.

Zoeller is also working with the Indiana Propane Gas Association to keep a pulse on what’s happening in the industry and ensure propane suppliers are treating consumers fairly.

Anyone needing help is encouraged to call 1-800-382-5516.

Ice jam moves down Wabash River

LOGANSPORT — The Wabash River has returned to its normal flow in northern Indiana after an ice jam caused some problems.

The ice jam raised the level of the river by 8 feet west of Logansport and forced some residents to evacuate Wednesday because of flooding concerns. The number of evacuations wasn’t reported.

Cass County Emergency Management Director Alvin Beckman said the river has returned to its normal flow as the ice heads downriver toward Carroll and Tippecanoe counties.

South Bend police officer found dead

SOUTH BEND — A South Bend police officer was found dead in his home early Wednesday morning, but it was unclear what caused the death.

Sgt. Mark Szweda, 45, was an 18-year veteran of the South Bend Police Department. He was off-duty, and there appeared to be “nothing suspicious” about the death, Trent said, adding that the St. Joseph County coroner’s office is investigating.