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July 13, 2013

Back in the News: July 14

The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.

10 Years Ago – 2003

July 14 – When a food and beverage tax was approved for Madison County, the stated purpose was to provide funding for the construction of a convention center in Anderson, but 15 years later that dream remains unrealized. Since 1988 the 1 percent food and beverage tax in Madison County has generated $15.8 million. The money has gone into projects such as the Paramount Theatre restoration, construction of the city’s Crystal Arch, road and infrastructure improvements and local businesses. Anderson is no closer to opening a convention center than when the idea was first proposed in the 1980s during the administration of Thomas R. McMahon. Current mayor J. Mark Lawler said the revenues are committed to other projects, but “once the juvenile center bonds are paid off, there will be more funding available to the city.”

July 15 – Five years and 33 states after Ruth Thomas’ trek across America on bicycle began, she’s arrived in Anderson. Thomas, who’s traveled exactly 9,927.1 miles, is visiting the smallest town in each state, which brought her to River Forest, an incorporated community of eight houses and one street, located off West Eighth Street and enveloped by the city of Anderson. Thomas was given two Anderson pins by Mayor J. Mark Lawler to commemorate her visit.

25 Years Ago – 1988

July 15 – A potential well on the south side of Shadyside Lake could produce around 720,000 gallons per day and maybe more. Preliminary tests indicate the well appears to be productive, Anderson Water Utility Superintendent Tom Brewer said. With the possible well and two others in the Ranney well field manifold, Brewer hopes to increase the water supply by 2 to 3 million gallons per day. As the drought continues, it is beneficial for the city of Anderson to increase its water capacity, Brewer said.

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  • Community Briefs: July 29 A compilation of community news items as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 29, 2014

  • FEA - HB0728 - Fresh Orientation - SH Elwood freshmen learn the ways of high school through mentoring program About half the 112 incoming freshmen at Elwood Jr./Sr. High School got a jump on their friends recently by attending a freshman orientation session. Joan Mercer, an English teacher who helped organize the the orientation, said the mentor program, which has been in place for several years, has been effective in new students make the high school transition.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA-HB0727-MCWinery-JC6.JPG Having a wine time

    Cathy Hensley’s never been much of a drinker. It wasn’t something that interested her very much, so it seemed unfathomable that she would ever run a winery. But after her son Eric offered her and her husband, Duke, some wine he made, it changed things.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lanane among LifeStream honorees Dr. Jon Hendrix and Katie Lucas, both of Muncie; Janet Privett, Montezuma, Ohio, and Sen. Tim Lanane (D), Anderson, will be honored during a reception Aug. 7 in Muncie for their work in making a difference in the lives of aging adults and people with disabilities.

    July 26, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 27 A compilation of community news items as published in the Sunday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 26, 2014

  • FEA HB0727 Homes 0113 Storage solution The key to creating a beautiful home on a budget is to look beyond the intended purpose of an item, and beyond its appearance. Instead, check for sturdiness of the frame, and the functionality of the components.

    July 26, 2014 5 Photos

  • What's Where: July 27-Aug. 2 Local meetings and activities are scheduled this week.

    July 26, 2014

  • Help available locally to navigate health care options If you feel like you’re drowning in the shifting sea of health care options, don’t panic: SHIP, a local Navigator and Life Stream are ready to help.

    July 26, 2014

  • FEA HB0727 Camp Chesterfield Spiritualists' home Camp Chesterfield is one of 10 spiritualist camps in the United States, and the only one of its kind in Indiana. Founded in the late 1800s, It's home to the Indiana Association of Spiritualists and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

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