One of the Hummers donated to Muncie by producers of Armed and Famous got a special use early Wednesday morning. Police used it to transport the husband of an expecting mother to a birthing center where she was entering emergency child birth. The youngster was born at the Expectations birthing center on White River Boulevard.
Muncies South View Elementary School will remain closed Friday. Superintendent Marlin Creasy says the building suffered roof and structural damage possibly due to the weight of the snow. The extent of the damage has yet to be determined.
The second-generation leader of a Delaware County construction company died suddenly Tuesday. Dale Tschour was 47. He took over leadership of the Gale Tschour Company when his father and the companys namesake died in December of 2004.
The Marion community Schools have a new business manager. The school board hired Mary Jane Bartrom during its Wednesday night meeting.
An Anderson man has received a 15-year prison sentence on a charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury and for being a habitual offender. Gregory Ragland, 48, pleaded guilty to the charges that were filed after he beat up his girlfriend. Under a plea agreement his sentence was capped at 20 years with five years to be suspended.
Area stores are pulling peanut butter that federal officials say could be tainted with salmonella. The Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter from Conagra Foods is in jars marked with the numbers 2111.
Delaware County officials called in a number of private contractors to help with plowing in subdivisions Thursday morning but then told them their services werent needed. They say the winds died down and county highway crews were able to get more done that anticipated. Officials say they will be compensated for their lost time.
Most area counties have lifted snow emergency declarations stemming from the blizzard. Grant and Randolph counties still have travel advisories in place. Madison County officials lifted their declaration Thursday, as did Blackford County and Henry County. Delaware County also lifted its emergency Thursday morning.
Jay County Engineer Dan Watson will oversee Portland’s Industrial Park Drive redevelopment project. The county commissioners have agreed to Mayor Bruce Hosiers request that Watson be allowed to supervise city employees as they relocate a lift station, straighten a curve in the street and widen it to three lanes. The arrangement wont cost the city any money. Watson says this will require one or two hours a day, and if conflicts arise hell reconsider the decision.
Marion officials say a patient suffering from dementia at the Bradner Village Health Care Center wandered outside into the cold Wednesday night and died from hypothermia. Clarence Elliott, 76, was unable to get back inside. Its believed that a bed check normally done between 10 and 11 p.m. wasnt done Wednesday night. Elliott was discovered missing around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. An alarm on the door where officials believe Elliott exited the building was apparently unheard or didnt work.