Fire Damages Yorktown Residence

Yorktown and other county firefighters were called to a home on West Yorkshire Drive this morning.   The house was fully involved in flames and the windows had blown out when firefighters arrived.  The Red Cross was also called to the scene to provide accommodations for the displaced family.

Alexandria's Promotional Efforts Move Ahead

An update on the status of projects in the Alexandria area, along with the possibility of a technological upgrade, was reviewed Monday. Alexandria City Council members reviewed progress being made on the project list that council president Dr. David Steele unveiled last month.   Steele is preparing a brochure for the city, and Mayor Steven Skaggs […]

SIFE Meeting Tonight at Anderson University

The third annual Anderson University chapter of Students in Free Enterprise Consulting and Entrepreneurship Competition will be held Wednesday evening at AU’s Reardon Auditorium at 6 p.m.  During the competition, five SIFE consulting teams will present the results of their efforts in providing professional services to local businesses through multimedia presentations.

Madison County Re-Zoning Request Denied

The Madison County Board of Commissioners has denied a request by Irving Materials to rezone two properties for mining purposes.  IMI sought to rezone 118 acres at the corner of County Road 500S and Ridgeview Road in Fall Creek Township for sand and gravel extraction. But the site is near the intersection of Interstate 69 […]

Farm Co-Ops to Merge

Two area farm co-ops are merging.  Anderson based Ag One Co-op is merging with Richmond’s Harvest Land Co-Op.   The combined sale exceeds $200 million. As cooperatives, the two organizations are owned and controlled by 7,300 farmer members. Both organizations are supply companies for farmers as well as marketers. Harvest Land plans to supply support teams […]

Little Support for Anderson School Uniforms

Only about 20 families showed up for a meeting last night, regarding uniforms for Anderson Schools students.   Officials say that violence, bullying, and other problems have drastically declined in those school systems where uniforms have been adopted.   The parents who attended opposed the uniforms for a variety of reasons.

Marion Shooting Victim's Condition Improves

The shooting victim from Saturday night’s diner attack in Marion is improving.  Rita Sharon-Underwood, who is 47, is showing signs of improvement at a Fort Wayne hospital.  Meanwhile, charges are pending against her assailant, Theron Lee Bailey.  As many as 12 counts, including attempted murder, may be filed against him soon.

Randolph County Voting Machine Vendor Gone

The company which made the voting machines for Randolph County has gone out of business.  According to County Clerk Claudia Thornburg, Voting Technologies International, is no longer operating.   The phone number is disconnected and the employees have all been let go.   This leaves the county with no support for the equipment during future elections.

Financial Aid Deadline is Saturday

For college bound students, Saturday is the deadline to apply for financial aid.  Federal grants and loans and other funding sources may be applied for by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).   Students may also apply electronically at