Marsh Supermarkets properties for sale

Sun Capital Partners is trying to move two properties in Anderson owned by its Marsh Supermarket chain subsidiary. Sun Capital purchased Marsh for $325 million last October and, with the purchase, assumed $237 million in debt. The two properties are part of a real-estate package that includes 19 properties available for a total price of $10.6 million. The properties are vacant and do not include Marsh stores. Marsh states that the store at 2940 Broadway is not on the sale list and will continue to operate as usual.

Neighbor foils robbery

An alert neighbor is credited with foiling a plot to rob Mutual Federal Savings Bank on West Jackson Street. The woman called police after seeing a vehicle parked in the same spot as a vehicle prior to a December 7th robbery at that same location. Jonathan  Davis and Arsenio Miller of Indianapolis were detained, while Rashad Miller of Indianapolis was later detained after being caught on foot near the bank site. Those suspects identified a Muncie man, Scott Crose, as the forth member of the plot.

United Way takes award

The United Way of Delaware County has won an award. The Indiana Association of United Ways honors United Ways across Indiana for their marketing efforts. The. United Way of Delaware County won 1st place in the “Special Events” category for marketing efforts with the United Way Bay online auction last year. The local United Way also won 2nd place for the annual Campaign Video, and 3rd place efforts for the Annual Report and for the radio campaign commercials.

Four Star Schools named

Mitchell Elementary and Storer Elementary have been recognized as Four Star Schools, the state’s highest distinction, for the 2005-2006 school year. The schools earned the award based on overall attendance rates and student achievement on the 2005 ISTEP+ assessment. It is the 13th time that Mitchell Elementary has received the title and the ninth time Storer Elementary has been named a Four Star School.

EMT on Duty at Chesterfield-Union Township Volunteer Fire Department

The Chesterfield-Union Township Volunteer Fire Department has a paid emergency medical technician now on duty during the week, a move to deal with ever-increasing fire runs. There will be an EMT at the fire house, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays, said Dave Gillespie, fire chief reports.  The 50-hour work week is divided among about 12 members of the department, making the position a part-time equivalent. The position started on Jan. 1.  All ambulances have two people on board during a run — an EMT and a driver. Since the part-time person is a certified EMT, the responder only has to wait for a driver to get to the station before making the run.

Suspect in Tipton Manhunt Surrenders

An Illinois man wanted for bank robbery was arrested in Tipton Wednesday afternoon after a six-hour manhunt.  As a precaution, officials delayed the starting time at Tipton schools for two hours during the manhunt. Tipton police began tracking 30-year old Andrew Nathan Hertter,  at 5:20 a.m. when he fled police on foot after a brief car chase.   At about 11:15 a.m., Hertter called 911 and told police where he was and that he wanted to surrender, the Tipton Police Department said. Hertter was arrested without incident and was taken into custody.   Herter is from Bloomington, Illinois.

Former Anderson Police Officer Stopped for DUI

A former Anderson police officer with more than 40 years on the force was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of drunken driving.  69-year-old Lucius Teague was arrested  Tuesday evening on a single charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.  Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson said Deputy Jeff Richwine noticed Teague’s car turn right from 29th Street onto Madison Avenue. The vehicle drove off the right side of the road twice and left of center once.   Teague is out of jail on bond.

Anderson University Unveils New MBA Program

Anderson University’s Falls School of Business is presently accepting applications for its new residential MBA program set to launch in August.  Deidra Colvin, director of marketing for the RMBA program, says it is designed specifically to connect students with local businesses.   That connection will provide them with the necessary skills through hands-on experience.  The program also includes an international trip that has been built into the program.

House Democrats Oppose "Virtual" Charter Schools

House Democrats want to squash virtual charter schools in Indiana months before the first two are set to open.  A budget plan put forward by the Democrat-controlled House last month included a ban on the schools, which teach children over the Internet without ever convening in a regular classroom. Critics say the schools enable parents to home-school their children at taxpayer expense.