Huntsville Road Bridge closed Tuesday
PENDLETON — Huntsville Road is scheduled to close Tuesday for rehabilitation of the 1940s steel truss bridge at Fall Creek, located just west of Indiana 67 between Pendleton and Huntsville. Detour signs are posted.
The contract calls for cleaning, painting and repairing the existing 119-foot steel structure, installing several new cross members and replacing the bridge deck.
The contract completion date is March 31, allowing time for landscaping and tree planting. Current plans are to reopen the bridge for wintertime traffic. Should conditions allow, these plans could change.
Indiana museum plans salute to WWII veterans
VINCENNES — The Indiana Military Museum in southwestern Indiana is hoping more than 100 World War II veterans will show up to be honored at an event there this weekend and to tell their stories to the public.
Museum founder and curator Jim Osborne says other salutes at the Vincennes museum in the past five years have drawn at most about 40 veterans, but he is expecting a much larger group after receiving numerous inquiries to an ad placed in an American Legion magazine.
INDOT to chip seal starting Monday
GREENFIELD — Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance personnel plan to chip seal state highways in Hancock, Henry and Madison Counties next week.
Indiana 109 from Indiana 234 in Hancock County to Indiana 38 in Madison County is scheduled for surface treatment beginning Monday.
U.S. Highway 36 from Indiana 109 in Madison County to Sulphur Springs in Henry County will be chip sealed later in the week. This operation covering 10 miles of east-west roadway is expected to take two days to complete.
Korean War veterans to meet
ANDERSON — The Anderson Tri-County Chapter #308 of KWWA (Korean War Veterans Association) will meet on Monday at noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266, 3210 Columbus Ave., Anderson.
Any veterans of the Korean War or veterans who served in Korea are invited to attend. Retired Anderson police officer, Max Benson, will speak on his experiences as a prison guard at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., after his tour of duty in Korea.
For further information call Chapter Commander Ray Turpen at 643-7196.
Man sentenced for 2012 home invasion
TERRE HAUTE — A Terre Haute man received an eight-year prison sentence as the result of his 2012 arrest for residential entry after breaking into a house and causing a family to flee its home. The sentence for Orin Wakefield, 43, included prison time for a case of battery on an inmate while Wakefield was housed in the Vigo County Jail.
IU dedicating USS Indiana prow ahead of Navy game
BLOOMINGTON — Indiana University is dedicating the prow of the USS Indiana ahead before today's football game against Navy.
IU president Michael McRobbie and other state and national leaders plan to remember the ship and its crew during afternoon ceremonies. The prow — or front of the ship — is installed at the west entrance of IU's Memorial Stadium.
Michigan casino buys naming rights to field
SOUTH BEND — A minor league baseball team in northern Indiana has sold the naming rights to its baseball field to an Indian-owned casino in Michigan
The South Bend Silver Hawks announced the gate at the city-owned park will identify the stadium as Four Winds Field at Stanley Coveleski Stadium. Financial terms of the 10-year deal between the Silver Hawks and Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the owners of Four Winds Casino, weren't announced.