The Herald Bulletin

October 4, 2013

Local Briefs: Oct. 5

The Herald Bulletin

---- — County property tax sale Tuesday

ANDERSON — Madison County will conduct a tax sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Anderson City Auditorium, 120 E. 8th. St., for properties that have delinquent taxes and special assessments due from the prior year's spring installment.

According to Madison County Treasurer Kelly Gaskill, there are 2,052 properties available for the tax sale totaling $9,314,995.50 in delinquencies. Madison County has contracted with SRI, Inc., to conduct the sale.

Those interested in registering and bidding at the sale should visit for information.

Mounds Friends meet Thursday

ANDERSON — The Friends of Mounds State Park will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Multipurpose Room in the Nature Center.

They will be discussing progress of new Friends Shelter House, continuing work on the Bronnenberg House, completed Program Area near campground and up-coming programs.

The public is welcome.

First Monday Prayer Fellowship

ANDERSON — Members and friends of Church Women United of Madison County Area 8 will meet Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Main Street Church of God, 4211 S. Madison Ave.

The meeting will be in the building west of the church.

This meeting is ecumenically structured and a free will offering will be collected for local projects.

Information: 642-3807 or 778-3897.

Portion of Tenth Street closed Saturday

ANDERSON — Tenth Street between Jackson and Meridian street will be closed Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as R.H. Marlin works on a bank building, according to a press release from the City of Anderson Engineering Department.

Hospital hosts blood draw Friday

MUNCIE — Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital will host a blood drive in partnership with the Indiana Blood Center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the South Tower Atrium.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointment scheduling is encouraged. Participants may log on to to make an appointment. All donors will receive a card with discounts from area merchants. Please bring photo identification and have a light snack prior to donating. Juice and cookies will be provided at the donation site. Participation takes less than one hour and a cholesterol, blood pressure, blood type and iron check are included in the donation process.

Pence joins hundreds on Indiana motorcycle ride

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence is rumbling through the Indiana countryside on a 2009 Harley Davidson with hundreds of others for the ninth annual governor's motorcycle ride.

Pence left from the Statehouse Friday morning on a 100-mile trip through the Indiana countryside. Former Gov. Mitch Daniels started the event in 2005 to promote motorcycle safety and raise money for military families.

Pence plans to stop in Rushville and Connersville before ending the ride at eastern Indiana's Whitewater Memorial State Park.

Man shot outside Indy motel

INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities say a man was shot in the head outside a motel on the northwest side of Indianapolis Friday.

Police were called to the Quality Inn about 5:30 a.m. and found the man on the ground in the motel's parking lot. Police spokesman Officer Kendale Adams says the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition but has since been upgraded to serious condition.

The motel is near the Lafayette Road interchange with Interstate 65.