The Herald Bulletin

January 9, 2014

Local Briefs: Jan. 9

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Elwood chamber to meet Jan. 31

ELWOOD — The Elwood Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 annual meeting Friday, Jan. 31, with dinner to begin at 6 p.m. at the East Main Street Christian Church, 1801 Main St.

Awards and entertainment by the Ball State University Singers will follow.

Ticket prices for Chamber members are $15 individual, $25 couple or $95 for a table of eight. Non-chamber member prices are $17 individual, $30 couple or $115 for a table of eight. Tickets are on sale through Jan. 16.

Information: Elwood Chamber of Commerce, 108 S. Anderson St., Elwood, or 552-0180.

Socrates Café planned for Monday

ANDERSON — The next Socrates Café, a local discussion group, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Madison County History Center, 11 E. 11th St..

Past members and new people are welcome. There are no dues, membership requirements or other obligations.

Information: email or call Mike at 387-7656.

Owners of dog found frozen charged

JASPER — The owners of a dog that survived being frozen to the ground in southern Indiana during this week’s subzero cold wave are facing animal neglect charges.

Fifty-year-old George Kimmel and 55-year-old Dorothy Kimmel were charged after their Sheltie mix, Peanut, was found frozen to the ground Monday night outside their Dubois County home.

Court to hear foul ball injury case

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court is taking up the case of a woman who wants to sue a minor-league baseball team over injuries she suffered when a foul ball struck her during a game.

The state’s high court was scheduled to hear oral arguments today in Juanita DeJesus’ effort to sue the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Court records state that DeJesus suffered fractured facial bones causing blindness in her left eye when a ball struck her face during a May 2009 game in Gary.

Wayne statue may get face-lift

FORT WAYNE — A century-old statue of Fort Wayne’s namesake, Revolutionary War Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne, is headed for a much-needed face-lift.

The city’s parks board is expected to hire a Chicago-area firm today to restore and repair the bronze statue of the horse-riding Wayne under a proposed $66,000 contract.

Fatal shooting goes to grand jury

ELKHART — A northern Indiana prosecutor says a grand jury will review the fatal shooting of a man by Elkhart police.

Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill Jr. says the grand jury will meet Jan. 27 to review the shooting death of 31-year-old Christopher James Ryckeart of Elkhart on Nov. 10. Ryckeart was shot during a chase when he backed his truck into the path of officers trying to arrest him.

Man faces cruelty charge in horse deaths

DUPONT — A southern Indiana man faces animal cruelty and other charges following the discovery of eight dead horses and 90 others without food and water.

Fifty-one-year-old Jeff Hayes of Dupont was arrested last week on charges of failure to dispose of a dead animal, cruelty to an animal and animals running at-large.

Teacher faces child seduction charge

OAKLAND CITY — A southwestern Indiana teacher has been arrested on a child seduction charge for allegedly sending a student inappropriate text messages.

State Police arrested 32-year-old Kyle F. Scott without incident Tuesday afternoon at his Newburgh home. Scott had been held at the Gibson County Jail on bail set at $10,000 but he has apparently posted bond.