Public defender meeting Thursday
ANDERSON — The Madison County Public Defender Commission will hold a special meeting in Hearing Room C on the third floor of the Madison County Government Center at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Discussion will focus on funding of one and one-half public defender positions, establishing client jail visitation guidelines and such other business as may come before the Commission.
Bids for Kids on Friday, Saturday
ANDERSON — The Bids for Kids TV Auction for Child Abuse Prevention will be televised live from Reardon Auditorium on the Anderson University campus from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and can be found on Comcast Channel 3.
It will also be streamed live at www.bidsforkids.tv website.
Ladies Night Out tonight at business
ANDERSON — Hoosier Health Plus, 520 E. Eighth St., will host a free Ladies Night Out from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight.
This event is open to women of all ages. Complimentary massages, manicures and facials will be offered.
Fresh produce giveaway today
ANDERSON — The Madison County Community Health Center in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank will be sponsoring a fresh produce giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (while supplies last) today at 1547 Ohio Ave. Residents are asked to bring a bag to carry the food.
For more information, call Kim Rayford at 641-2601, ext 124.
26 guns collected during amnesty
FORT WAYNE — Fort Wayne police say they collected 26 guns during a no-questions-asked amnesty day over the weekend.
Detective Tim Russell said the goal of Saturday’s event was to gather guns that might end up in the hands of children or criminals. He said the amnesty was in response to a rash of homicides this year in the city.
Kokomo-area residents clean up
KOKOMO — Residents along central Indiana’s Wildcat Creek are cleaning up from last week’s flooding now that floodwaters have receded and moved downstream to threaten other parts of the state.
Steve Reeves’ Kokomo home was one of hundreds across Howard County that flooded Friday when Wildcat Creek reached record high levels and spilled over its banks following torrential rains.
He said that his home’s floors, carpet, furniture and cabinets were all ruined by the floodwaters.
EPA hopes to recoup costs of cleanup
MISHAWAKA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to recoup the $2 million it spent to clean up a vacant northern Indiana plant damaged by a chemical fire.
EPA staff attorney Tom Turner in Chicago said the agency has been sending notices about the cost to a limited liability company called TJAC that bought the Baycote Metal Finishing site in Mishawaka in 2003. He said notices also have been sent to Joseph Hennessy, of Western Springs, Ill. Hennessy and his wife, Tammy, are listed on the county treasurer’s records as the contacts for TJAC.