Newspaper reschedules blood drive
ANDERSON — The Herald Bulletin, 1133 Jackson St., will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 1 to 4:45 p.m. The drive was rescheduled from Jan. 7 due to the inclement weather.
The Bloodmobile will be parked in the newspaper’s lower parking lot behind the building. Appointments may be made by going to www.donorpoint.org or by calling Tammy Everitt at 648-4242.
Food bank Tailgate at the old Plant 18
ANDERSON — Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at a Tailgate distribution from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the old GM Plant 18, 2900 S. Scatterfield Road.
The Tailgate will take place in the parking area on the north side of the building. The distribution is while supplies last, and there is a limit of three families per vehicle. Participants should not line up before 11 a.m. the day of the tailgate.
Information: (800) 886-0882.
Brooks, Hanna to speak to tea party
ALEXANDRIA — U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th District, will speak at a special town hall meeting, hosted by the Madison County Tea Party, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Emery Lee Auditorium, located at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Brooks, who is seeking re-election in 2014, plans to discuss issues and proposed legislation. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns during a 30-minute question-and-answer session. Elwood Chief of Police Sam Hanna, Republican candidate for Madison County sheriff, will discuss his vision to improve the sheriff’s office.
Information: Danny Hayes, 754-7251.
Ball State bus catches fire on I-69
FISHERS — A Ball State University bus fire closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 69 at 126th Street near Fishers on Monday.
The only person on board the bus was the driver, according to university spokesman Tony Proudfoot. The driver smelled smoke in the bus and called for assistance. The driver was not injured, Proudfoot said.
Workers find human skull at site
VALPARAISO — Authorities say construction workers have found a human skull at a northwestern Indiana site.
Investigators were called to the scene north of Valparaiso on Monday after crews installing the new Enbridge pipeline discovered the skull. Porter County police Sgt. Larry LaFlower said that detectives and workers using excavating equipment sifted dirt in a 200-square foot area to look for other remains or belongings but found none.
Chief accidentally shoots self
CONNERSVILLE — An eastern Indiana police chief has suffered a flesh wound after accidentally shooting himself.
Connersville Police David Counceller refused treatment at the scene of the shooting at a gun store Saturday and drove himself to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for a flesh wound to his upper right thigh and released.
Volunteers sought for annual cleanup
CINCINNATI — A water pollution control agency is soliciting volunteers to participate in its annual cleanup day for riverbanks along the Ohio River and its tributaries.
The Cincinnati-based Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission says its 25th River Sweep has been scheduled for June 21. Thousands of volunteers in six states along the river help comb for trash and debris over 3,000 miles of shorelines during the annual event.
The interstate commission says potential volunteers can visit its website, http://OhioRiverSweep.org, for more information.