Photos from the 2010 4-H Fair Parade. The parade, in addition to the crowning of the 4-H Queen marks the start of the 2010 4-H Fair which is held in Alexandria at the Fair Grounds.
In 2010, Anderson schools faced the consolidation of several school buildings, a controversial union contract and the dismissal of 163 teachers. ACS' struggle to handle a growing budget deficit while losing its student population was among the top local stories of the year.
When Elizabeth Finley began her college career, she never imagined she’d end up with $100,000 to pay back in student loans. “I knew I’d be in debt,” the Anderson woman said, “but not a hundred grand.” Finley’s case isn’t as rare as you might think. Student debt has followed the skyrocketing trajectory of college tuition rates.
The Republicans were the stars of this year’s elections with seven Democratic officeholders in the Madison County Government Center swept from power.
A double homicide struck the city in November, leaving residents wondering who would kill a mid-20s couple. Less than two weeks later, the answer was given in a form of teenagers.
The return of the Indianapolis Colts to Anderson for training camp had a huge impact on Anderson with record-setting camp attendance records and an estimated economic impact of nearly $6.5 million.
The new year of 2010 brought the firing of Anderson Parks and Recreation Superintendent Fred Reese Jr. in January. As the year came to an end, Reese won a judgment of more than $54,000 against the city.
When an earthquake devastated Haiti in January, the response from Anderson and Madison County was swift.
The year produced a mixed bag for economic development in Anderson.