Generous Donation From Kroger Supplier To Second Harvest

Miller Poultry, a longtime local Kroger supplier and Indiana company donated $12,000 worth of poultry products, some 6,800 pounds, to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana in Muncie this week. Miller Poultry is a small, family-owned company in Orland, Indiana, that produces hormone and antibiotic free chicken. Second Harvest serves more than 115 programs, agencies and services in an eight-county service area.

Poinsettia Project A Poignant Reminder Of The Season

It takes a village or in this case a city. Rcently, 1,000 poinsettias were delivered to local nursing home residents through Woof Boom Radio’s inaugural “Project Poinsettia.” Numerous community-minded organizations and local businesses participated in and helped sponsor the project. Sponsoring businesses had their logos printed on the greeting card that was inserted into each poinsettia, so residents would know who the poinsettia was from.

Dudley Cuts Ties With Deputy

The Delaware County sheriff has fired a jail officer who was filmed threatening to a shoot a handcuffed man. Sheriff Ray Dudley says that county jail officer Jerry Shaner was fired because his actions did not reflect the professional standards the department expects from its officers. Shaner had been on administrative leave since the Nov. 7 incident that a citizen recorded with a cellphone.

Nestle Sinking Dollars Into Anderson Facility

Food and beverage giant Nestle plans to invest $79.5 million in new equipment to help expand its operations in central Indiana. The Herald Bulletin reports Anderson City Council is considering a tax abatement on the investment, which is expected to create 30 jobs. City Council is expected to consider adopting the tax abatement for Nestle at its Jan. 11 meeting. The facility makes Coffee Mate creamer and Boost nutritional drinks.

Late-Night Shooting Injures One

Muncie police continue to investigate a late-night shooting that sent one man to the hospital. Police were called to a neighborhood east of the Ball State University campus just before midnight last night where they found a man who had been grazed by a bullet. Police say the shooting may have been drug-related.

Beware Of Sports Company Scam

A sports company out of Texas is apparently trying sell businesses items ranging from t-shirts to mini basketballs in exchange for having their business’ name announced at Yorktown High School basketball games. School officials say the offer is a scam and that there is no agreement with that company.