The Herald Bulletin

June 13, 2013

Local Briefs: June 13


Legion to hold flag burning ceremony

LAPEL — The Lapel American Legion will hold a flag burning ceremony on Friday at approximately 5:30 p.m. in honor of Flag Day.

Financial Literacy Day on Saturday

MUNCIE — Financial Literacy Day, a Key to Career Success, Free Resources and Services will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ivy Tech Community College, third floor, Fisher Building, 345 S. High St., Muncie.

The event will include resume reviews, job search strategies, participate in mock interviews, check your credit report and get your credit score, develop basic budget skills, student loan repayment 101 and choose your suit (select free professional outfits).

For more information, call Lydia at 289-2291, ext. 1712.

Library offers genealogy class

ANDERSON — Anderson Public Library staff will offer a free “Using Newspapers in Genealogy Research” class at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Library, 111 E. 12th St.

Indiana Room staff will review what information can be found and how to find it, how to locate old newspapers where your ancestors lived, and demonstrate how to use the growing number of online resources which feature scanned newspapers. Class size is limited, registration is required.

Register online at andersonlibrary.net or call 641-2442.

Two young men found slain in home

GARY — Gary police are investigating the fatal shootings of two young men whose bodies were found in a home.

Officers responding to a report of gunshots being fired about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday found the teens lying unresponsive inside a bedroom at the home.

Police said 18-year-old Fredrick Stubbs and 19-year-old Dontrell Wilson were pronounced dead at the scene.

Plan OK’d for group to take over zoo

SOUTH BEND — A nonprofit group that supports South Bend’s Potawatomi Zoo is a step closer to taking over its management from the city.

The South Bend City Council voted unanimously Monday in favor of having the Potawatomi Zoological Society handle day-to-day operations of the century-old zoo.

No passengers hurt in Amtrak crash

MONON — An Amtrak train traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago on Wednesday collided with a farm tractor hauling a tank of anhydrous ammonia across a northern Indiana rail crossing, injuring two people, officials said.

White County Sheriff Patrick Shafer said the passenger train appears to have struck the trailer-mounted tank about 8:35 a.m. near the town of Monon, about 30 miles north of Lafayette. He said the tank loaded with anhydrous ammonia — a farm fertilizer that becomes a toxic gas when airborne — was not punctured or leaking after the impact.

None of the train’s 89 passengers was injured, but its engineer and the tractor’s driver were hospitalized with injuries that were not believed to be serious. Shafer said the tank’s front axle was damaged, as was the front of the train.