Some are questioning decisions. We start this Monday as we did last Monday – with the thought of what could have been – with many outdoor weekend events cancelled on the basis of weather forecasts that did not turn out to be as dire as they were predicted. There WAS some nasty weather, north central Indiana has two confirmed twisters Friday night
The last person standing has been granted a delay. Phil Nichols, former chairman of the Democratic Party in Delaware County, has been granted a delay of his trial on corruption-related charges. The 74-year-old Muncie man is the only defendant who has not negotiated a plea agreement related to corruption charges, though the Muncie newspaper reported a source that says “Settlement negotiations” with federal prosecutors are “ongoing.” The delay was cited as COVID related.
Devin Carter Jr., 16, was pronounced dead, and one injured in a single-vehicle crash on Isanogel Road in Delaware county at around 1:45 p.m. Saturday. The pickup veered off of Isanogel Road and hit a tree. The Muncie paper says the injured youth was taken to IUBMH with non-life threatening injuries.
21 and a half minutes – that’s a BIG bunch of fireworks! The City of Muncie official show is this Sunday at 10 p.m., and Muncie Central High School. Indiana’s Melrose Pyrotechnics will fire the show from the usual location, with music accompanying on 104.1 WLBC, and we’ll do the same for the smaller show Saturday night at Prairie Creek.
Indiana University is expecting to have a record number for its incoming freshman class this fall. The school says its Bloomington campus has already received nearly 11,000 enrollment deposits, and over 9,000 housing deposits.
The town of Albany used social media to thank some businesses and individuals for donations to the 2021 Fireworks celebration. Wrightway Collision, American Legion Post 167, and others were noted. Their Freedom Festival was held Saturday night.
No stopping the checks, for now. In case you missed this Friday – a Marion County judge has temporarily halted Gov. Eric Holcomb’s order to stop providing federal pandemic unemployment benefits. The Indy Star says the Governor is looking into filing an appeal.
Elwood, Pendleton opt out of state opioid settlement – joining Muncie and many other communities who believe that going it on their own will allow for a bigger payout, with the way the State’s sharing percentages are constructed. Over the weekend, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay about $230 million to resolve claims it helped fuel an opioid crisis in New York, but did not admit liability or wrongdoing in agreeing to settle.
He cancelled it last year, and waited until Thursday to announce this year’s plan: Mayor Borderick said Thursday that The City of Anderson will mark Independence Day with a celebration on July 3 at Athletic Park. Family-friendly events will start at 8 p.m. The Herald Bulletin wrote that the Mayor said they “are unable to hold a parade this year,” but did not say why. Parking will be in the Athletic Park infield at the north end of the field. Parking gates will open at 7 p.m. Attendees are asked to enter off of Milton Avenue and Sixth Street. Early parking will not be permitted.
Another Indy TV reported has left the business – Alexa Green from Fox 59 is now the Indianapolis Metro Police Department as their Chief Communication Officer. She wrote on social media that she has some time before she starts, and will travel and look forward to sleeping in.
A 15-year-old Columbus boy died early Saturday morning after police believe he was hit by a semi while trying to cross Interstate 65 in Bartholomew County. He ran off the roadway into the median, then tried to walk across and was hit by a southbound semi. The family of the teen was notified, and authorities on Saturday had not identified him.
Second Harvest Food Bank reminds you of this week’s Food Distribution Tailgate events. Madison County, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Callaway Park – Elwood Tailgates will take place on alternate weeks to the Anderson Tailgate. Delaware County Thursday, 10 a.m., Muncie Mall. Distribution is while supplies last. All are welcome, regardless of home county or reason for need. No IDs, proof of address or income required.