Library fixing roof shingles
ELWOOD — The Elwood Public Library has hired Fredericks Inc. to remove and replace roof shingles and install proper roof ventilation. This project began Wednesday and is expected to take approximately five days.
During this time the library and parking lot will be open. To protect patrons during this process, the south entrance will be closed through Saturday. At the beginning of next week the north entrance will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Kokomo Realtor to be on TLC
KOKOMO — Camera crews from the cable station TLC will make their way to Kokomo on Saturday to film a local real estate agent Gena Martin for a series called “My First Home.” The episode will be a special feature on the program and highlight area businesses like Cook McDoogal’s Irish Pub, Posh Salon and Day Spa and Metropolitan Title Co., as well as a number of local houses.
Martin said she landed the gig after TLC emailed her about filming in Kokomo.
Donor gives $3M to Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University says it will create two endowed professorships in the history of science and medicine after $3 million donation to its history department.
Purdue officials announced the contribution Wednesday from a donor who is remaining anonymous. Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the donation will be matched with $3 million from a presidential discretionary fund. The donation is the largest the department has ever received.
Sign says plant ‘Not Pot’
WARREN — A northeastern Indiana woman put a sign that says, “Hibiscus, Not Pot,” in her front yard at a police officer’s suggestion. Kim Miller said the marijuana-looking plant outside her house in the Huntington County town of Warren is a flowering hibiscus.
“It’s hurtful that people in town would think that I would be so bold as to plant marijuana in my front yard,” Miller said.