The Herald Bulletin

September 12, 2013

Local Briefs: Sept. 13

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Mary Todd Lincoln show is Saturday

PENDLETON — Actress MaryAnne Mathews of Carmel will present her one-woman show, "A Visit With Mary Todd Lincoln" at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pendleton Community Public Library, 595 E. Water St.

Admission is free for the one-hour show. However, RSVPs are appreciated by calling the library at (765) 778-7527 or emailing to reserve a seat.

Mathews wrote the one-hour performance based on the life of the wife of the 16th president.

White River Watchers to host Saturday clean-up

DALEVILLE — Volunteers are to meet at Canoe Country in Daleville to register at 8:30 a.m. for Saturday's White River Watchers clean-up. For more information, call Sheryl Myers at 620-4166. All volunteers receive a hot lunch and souvenir T-shirt.

Tenth Street to close Saturday

ANDERSON — Tenth Street between Jackson and Meridian streets will be closed on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as an air conditioning unit will be installed, according to a press release from the City of Anderson Engineering Department.

PHHS to hold adult swim

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Heights High School pool will be open for adult swimming beginning Monday. Swims are from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday that school is in session.

The swims are for anyone interested in lap swimming, physical therapy, and/or aqua-jogging. The cost is $2 per person per swim. If you have questions, call Annie Wills at 778-2002 or e-mail at

Teens get 50 years for fatal break-in

GOSHEN — A judge has sentenced three northern Indiana teenagers to 50 or more years in prison on murder convictions after an accomplice was fatally shot by a homeowner during a break-in.

Elkhart Circuit Judge Terry Shewmaker sentenced 17-year-old Blake Layman of Elkhart and 19-year-old Anthony Perez Sharp Jr. of Goshen to 55 years in prison Thursday and 18-year-old Levi Sparks of Elkhart to 50 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Sparks acted as a lookout during the Oct. 3, 2012, break-in.

Democrat running for Indiana auditor

INDIANAPOLIS — A Democratic accountant is entering Indiana's race for state auditor.

Mike Claytor of Carmel announced Thursday that he'll seek the Democratic Party's nomination for the job of the state's chief financial officer. If he is successful, Claytor would likely face Republican Auditor Dwayne Sawyer in next year's general election.

Group buys home with possible link to 1815

FORT WAYNE — A historic home that may have been constructed using timbers from the last building at the U.S. military's 1815 Fort Wayne has been purchased by local historic preservation group ARCH.

ARCH announced it had acquired the Dr. Merchant W. Huxford House, a two-story, red brick home built about 1854 and located at 520 Tennessee Ave., just east of Spy Run. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Youths linked to break-in at Indiana church

UNION CITY — Investigators believe four youths between the ages of 10 and 13 are to blame for the theft of offering money from Wesley United Methodist Church.

Police determined one teen was among those who broke into the church after Sunday's services and stole about $100 in cash and $3,000 in checks. Police arrested one 13-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl on burglary and theft charges. Two girls, ages 10 and 11, were released to their parents as prosecutors consider charges.