The Herald Bulletin

November 6, 2013

Local Briefs: Nov. 7


The Herald Bulletin

---- — Anderson Christian to honor vets

ANDERSON — Anderson Christian School will honor U.S. military veterans at its annual program Monday at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. The community is invited.

By noon Friday, those wishing to provide information about veterans that should be included on the Anderson Christian School Wall of Honor should email bjones@acs-soldiers.com. The email should include the veteran's name and rank, military branch, and where and when the veteran served. It should also indicate whether the veteran will be in attendance Monday and whether the veteran is related to any past or present Anderson Christian School student or staff member.

Stepmom of caged boy loses appeal

CROWN POINT — The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the 35-year neglect sentence for a Gary woman in the death of a stepson who was starved, beaten and kept in a dog cage.

The appeals panel decided 3-0 Wednesday to reject Kimberly Kubina's claims, including that the judge ignored the woman's mental illness and remorse and failed to consider her suffering as a victim of spousal abuse.

Residents cool to garage sale regulations

KENDALLVILLE — A northeastern Indiana city's proposal to require a $5 permit for garage sales isn't sitting well with residents who say it would be an intrusive tax on free enterprise.

Kendallville City County Councilman Jim Dazey presented the proposed ordinance Tuesday night, saying it's in response to complaints about homeowners running continuous garage sales. The proposal includes requiring a permit and a $5 permit fee for a garage or yard sale and limiting each permit holder to three such sales a year.

Plaque to Marine to be replaced

MICHIGAN CITY — The cousin of a northern Indiana Marine honored with a posthumous Medal of Honor for heroism during the Vietnam War says he hopes an error-filled plaque about his cousin is replaced by next year.

Tom Bruce told Michigan City's Board of Public Works and Safety on Monday the plaque at a city memorial honoring Daniel D. Bruce depicts an Army Medal of Honor and not a Navy Medal of Honor, and has two other flaws. He's helping raise $4,000 to replace it by Memorial Day 2014. The city board must approve the new plaque's design.

State takes action over soil runoff

EVANSVILLE — State regulators have ordered a southwestern Indiana developer to halt work on part of a housing subdivision because construction runoff has damaged a stream and wetland area.

Both the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Army Corps of Engineers have ordered Dan Buck of Dan Buck Homes Inc. to either restore the disturbed waterways or receive permits for the damage. Indiana has also ordered Buck to cease construction work in the immediate stream and wetland area of the Evansville development.

Woman gives $50K to elementary school

ELKHART — A woman who credits her elementary school teachers with helping her overcome learning problems as a youngster has donated nearly $50,000 to the school for a technology upgrade.

The donation from Ashley Martin and the Martin Family Foundation will pay to equip Riverview Elementary School in Elkhart with interactive, computerized blackboards known as smartboards. Martin said she hasn't forgotten the Riverview teachers who helped her through some learning difficulties when she was an elementary school student.

Ex-library head to serve two years

HAMMOND — A federal judge has sentenced the former director of East Chicago's Public Library to 24 months of probation for lying about more than $30,000 of claims on his federal income tax return.

Manny Montalvo was also ordered during Tuesday's hearing in Hammond to pay a $1,000 fine and serve four months of home confinement as part of his probation.