Three Anderson schools were placed on lock down Monday after the report of gun shots in the area. Anderson Elementary School, the Compass Alternative School and Edgewood Elementary were placed on the full lockdown while police searched the area of 15th Street and Raible Avenue. They were unable to locate anyone with a firearm.
Superintendent Steven Baule has filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit against Muncie Community Schools. Baule’s contract is set to automatically renew for successive one-year periods unless he’s given written notice in person or by registered mail. The termination letter he received did not follow those guidelines thus making it ineffective.
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has issued a proclamation calling a special session of the 120th Indiana General Assembly on Monday, May 14th. The Constitution of the State of Indiana provides that the governor may call a special session at his discretion if he believes public welfare requires it.
There may be a different name at the top of your gas bill. CenterPoint Energy Inc. is paying just under $6 billion for rival Vectren in a move that will expand the utility operator’s reach. The combined company will serve more than 7 million gas and electricity customers in eight states and will hold about $29 billion in assets.
Twelve years after the state of Indiana first issued a notice of violation, the cleanup of a former auto salvage yard where a grocery store has just been built remains unfinished. 30 to 40-thousand old tires as well as piles of contaminated soil & car parts remain behind the new supermarket off McGalliard Road.
The Madison County Community Health Center has a new leader. Sharon Foote, a 47-year veteran of the health care industry, has been selected as the group’s chief executive officer. Foote succeeds Anthony Malone, the MCCHC founder and long-time director who retired in September. The MCCHC provides health care for under-served populations of Madison County and includes facilities in Anderson, Alexandria and Elwood.
One school district is taking a different approach toward studying for the ISTEP. Teachers and administrators at Anderson Community Schools’ COMPASS program think a daylong ISTEP+ Olympics is the best way to prepare students for the high-stakes test. Teachers believe being able to tie an answer to a specific movement or activity may help students get more answers correct at test time.
The Muncie Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo will have its 26th Annual Corporate Luncheon on May 31 at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Keynote speaker will be Andrew T. Draper, an assistant professor of theology at Taylor University and the founding senior pastor of Urban Light Community Church.
A new aerial silk and bungee fitness gym will open this summer at 901 Meridian Street in Anderson. Aerial Fit2Fly will offer bungee workouts, aerial yoga classes, and silk workouts. The owners hope to partner with local organizations to offer community events or large groups to try out their facilities.
American Ninja Warrior returns to Monument Circle on April 29. Watch as people attempt to conquer one of the most difficult obstacle courses in the United States. Indianapolis will host a City Qualifier and City final. Only the best of the best Ninjas will continue to the National Finals.