Grant-seeking basics webinar at APL

ANDERSON —  The Anderson Public Library will host a free webinar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday on the basics of nonprofit fundraising.

 This webinar, produced by the Foundation Center and facilitated by a librarian, will introduce grantseekers to grant-seeking resources and will teach the basics of identifying funding partners and how grantmakers and nonprofits are supported. A brief question and answer session will follow.

West Third Street closure on Monday

ANDERSON — West Third Street from Jackson to John streets will be closed beginning Monday and will not reopen until May 13.

Contractor R.L. Turner will be working on sewer storage devices, according to a press release from the City of Anderson Engineering Department.

Man sentenced in son’s death

CROWN POINT — A northwestern Indiana man whose son died after he was starved, beaten and kept in a dog cage has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.

The Chicago Tribune reports 40-year-old Riley Choate of Hammond was sentenced in Lake Criminal Court Friday, about a month after he pleaded guilty to felony neglect and other charges related to the death of Christian Choate. The boy’s severely malnourished body was found in a shallow grave at a mobile home park in Gary shortly after he was reported missing in May 2011.

Ex-offical expected to plead guilty to theft

LIBERTY — A former eastern Indiana highway supervisor is expected to plead guilty to felony theft for billing Union County for personal cellular phone calls in exchange for prosecutors agreeing to dismiss three other theft charges and a charge of ghost employment, all Class D felonies.

The Palladium-Item reports  a verified notice of intent to enter a plea of guilty was filed with the court Thursday for Wanda Hartman. Hartman is scheduled to enter the plea Monday.

Retired bishop asks for prayers

FORT WAYNE — The retired bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese says he’s battling a rare form of cancer and is asking for prayers as he undergoes treatment.

Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy announced early this month that he had been diagnosed with cancer in his lungs and brain.

Daniels says I-69 will be finished

BLOOMINGTON — Outgoing Gov. Mitch Daniels says construction of Indiana’s Interstate 69 extension may slow down in the years ahead but the state is committed to finishing the project.

Daniels leaves office Monday, when Gov.-elect Mike Pence is sworn in. He tells The Herald-Times  future administrations must decide how to allocate money to the project each year.

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