ANDERSON, Ind. —
About dead animals, westside
development and shorter school days
The amended version of Senate Bill 189 would let the state’s top-graded high schools opt out of a state regulation that requires them to provide students with six hours of instructional time each school day. (Article published April 9.)
u “Why would the public schools even think about shortening the hours our children put into school and in the same breath talk about year-round school? Makes no sense.”
THB: This bill, if passed, would shorten the school day for the state’s top high schools only and allow
more flexibility to create innovative (school) schedules that best fit their students’ needs,” said Rep. Todd Huston, a Republican from Fishers who authored the bill’s amendment.
Hundreds of animals were found dead on a farm near Summitville. (Article published April 10.)
“This is crazy and very sad! Who ever owns these animals should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. AND then left to STARVE!”
“why...why...why...would anyone let this happen?”
“He should not be allowed to ever buy another animal, no way ....
“It makes me sick to even think of how much these poor animals suffered. Sick people who obviously still have not a single ounce of compassion after knowing just what was found...”
“Non-preventable” deaths? If withholding food and water leads to “non-preventable” deaths of animals living at the mercy of these two people and they feel this has been blown out of proportion, then perhaps prison time with access to a medical dictionary and a Bible might be of some use to the Aults.”
THB: A tragic, disturbing story that is still playing out.
The Elwood Police Department launches Hispanic outreach program. (April 8)
“What an inspirational story! Good luck Mr. Davis in all you do. If more people were like you this world would be a better place. Elwood is so fortunate to have you on the police force.”
THB: Forward thinking for the Elwood Police Department, may other area departments take note.
Madison Park Church of God Senior Pastor Jim Lyon will leave the church June 30. (April 11)
“Such a wonderful guy. Madison Park is a healthy and vibrant church with solid leadership all around. They will continue to thrive. God will use Jim to take the movement to new heights. Exciting days ahead.”
THB: With his new post at the Church of God Ministries he will continue his work of making a difference.
A Herald Bulletin editorial opined that the city needs to act faster on westside development around the site of the former Edgewood Plaza and Kmart area. (April 11)
“If I was opening a business, the west side is the LAST place I would want to open one. Until that area cleans itself up there is little chance of it being redeveloped. The city can’t force people to open shop there. The area would be far better served by turning the area into green space and calling it an accomplishment.”
THB: Of course the city can’t force businesses to locate to this area, but they can be more aggressive in their search. Point well taken about cleanup. Every side of this town needs to cleaned up, with the warmer weather resident need to start in their own backyards and front yards too.
ANDERSON, Ind. —
About dead animals, westside
- Editorial: Hoodie policy reasonable but could be misconstrued Mounds Mall's "lower your hoodie" policy is an understandable safety measure, but the signs announcing it could be worded better to avoid the interpretation that a specific group is being targeted.
- Letter: New interstate project a waste of money When I first heard about it, I said, "They're gonna do what?" A lake right in the middle of Anderson. Now comes another Republican waste of money and time. A new interstate exit and entrance on Scatterfield Road.
- Letter: All humans never free of wickedness When in our history — 1610 to today — have we "turned from our wicked ways?"
- Editorial: Keep guns off school property At times, it seems like this nation has gone overboard in its gun legislation.
- Viewpoint: Residents should work together for a better Anderson Will someone please explain to me how a group of people that meet and complain, insult, and attack those attempting to do their best, and then issue threats to the same, could possibly be doing so in the name of progress or problem resolution?
- Editorial: City must follow through on west side promises The city of Anderson should do everything in its power to not disappoint residents over renovations on the west side.
- Letter: Deniers ignoring catastrophic storms They say you live and learn, but on Wednesday, Feb. 26, I saw a letter to the HB editor in which a guy was so oblivious to the facts about climate change, I really felt embarrassed for him.
- Letter: Restrictive laws, taxes drove out business It appears that Rebecca Lane has bought into socialistic agenda, "turn Americans against Americans," in this case "middle class against rich." (THB, Feb. 27)
- Letter: City's actions won't attract new business In this sea of Republican government here in Indiana, we here in Anderson can't even pay our bills or repair water leaks in the Water Department.
- Letter: Customer's gift will help someone in need On Feb. 21, a very nice young lady came in the Utility Office to take care of her bill. She informed one of my employees that she had an extra $500 in which she would like to pay on somebody's bill that is in need.
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