The Herald Bulletin

June 13, 2013

Local Briefs: June 14

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Heritage Fair accepting applications

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Fall Creek Heritage Fair will take place at Falls Park in Pendleton on Sept. 6-7.

Vendors interested in a booth space may call Lana Barton at 778-3183 or email to

Fresh produce giveaway, Tuesday

ANDERSON — The Madison County Community Health Center will host a fresh produce giveaway on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1547 Ohio Ave., Anderson, as part of the Community Transformation initiative.

There will also be free blood pressure checks and other information onsite at the time of the giveaway.

For more information contact Kimberly Townsend at 641-2601, ext. 124.

Fire hydrant flushing begins Monday

CHESTERFIELD — The town of Chesterfield will flush fire hydrants beginning Monday and continuing through Friday. This will done during the evening.

Pendletown Town Council changes meeting

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Town Council meeting has been changed from Thursday, July 4, to Thursday, July 11, 2013. The administrative meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and is a public meeting.

The regular Town Council Meeting is to begin at 6 p.m.

Both meetings will be held at 100 W. State St., Pendleton.

For more information, contact Jo DeWitt, Town of Pendleton, or 778-2173.

State makes small gain in college graduates

INDIANAPOLIS — Showing slow progress, Indiana is failing to make significant gains toward increasing college attainment rates, according to a Lumina Foundation report released today.

The proportion of working-age Hoosiers with a college degree crept up to 33.8 percent in 2011, the report found through Census data. That's slightly higher than the previous year's 33.2 percent.

But Indiana remains below the national average (38.7 percent) and the lowest in the Midwest in higher education attainment, ranking 41st in the country.

At this rate, Indiana will not hit its goal — nor even really come close — to have 60 percent of adults earn college degrees or certificates by 2025.

Flood damage keeps Kokomo center closed

KOKOMO — A central Indiana city's senior citizens center will be closed for several more weeks as repairs are made from April flooding that caused extensive damage.

About 20 inches of water came in through the crawl space Kokomo Senior Center following the April 19 storm, center director Tammy Corn told the Kokomo Tribune.

"This is the first time the building has ever taken on water," Corn said. "It's hung around the building before, and hovered at the door, but this is the first time it's flooded."

Damage to the city-run center was estimated at $200,000, and the repair work is expected to continue until August, said Randy McKay, the city's operations director.

Police seize bald eagle from Indiana man

GREENCASTLE — Police say officers seized a bald eagle from a western Indiana man who was keeping it inside a cage at his apartment.

State conservation officers say they went to the home of the 49-year-old Greencastle man after receiving an anonymous tip that he had the eagle. Officers say the man apparently captured the juvenile bird a few days earlier.

The Banner Graphic reports officers issued the man a summons to appear in court on a charge of unlawful possession of the eagle. That charge is punishable by up to 60 days in jail.

The bald eagle has been taken to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.