Jimmy Boyd, the child singer and actor best known for the original rendition of the Christmas novelty hit “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” in 1952, has died. He was 70. Boyd died of cancer Saturday at a Santa Monica hospital.
The Taylor University theatre department is celebrating their 100th anniversary this school year of presenting theatrical productions.
The Muncie St. Patrick’s Day parade has been cancelled. Not enough entries made it fail to qualify as an actual parade and did not create enough revenue to justify the cost of insurance and safety needs.
Another great sign of spring: Horses are back in training at Hoosier Park for the upcoming Standardbred meet. The 16th season gets underway Tuesday, March 24 for the 80-day race meet, and the first round of qualifiers is set for Tuesday, March 10.
A NORTHERN INDIANA WOMAN HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO CHARGES THAT SHE FAKED A PREGNANCY TO BILK $2,500 FROM A NEW YORK COUPLE HOPING TO ADOPT THE CHILD. THIRTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD SONA LOUISE DODSON OF KENDALLVILLE WAS SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR AND NINE MONTHS IN JAIL.
Construction on the new chapel auditorium at Indiana Wesleyan University is progressing smoothly, and the building should still open on its target day in January.
A NEW REPORT SHOWS THAT INDIANA RANKS LAST AMONG STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF FEDERAL FUNDING IT RECEIVES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS.
The Indiana Supreme Court has chosen Anderson attorney Geoffrey Yelton to serve as the temporary judge for Madison Superior Court 4. The justices unanimously chose him to serve until a permanent replacement can by selected by Gov. Mitch Daniels. Yelton has been in that role since shortly after Judge David W. Hopper’s death on Feb. 25.
GOVERNOR MITCH DANIELS TOLD A RALLY OF A COUPLE HUNDRED PEOPLE IN THE STATEHOUSE ROTUNDA THAT LAWMAKERS SHOULD SUPPORT AMENDING PROPERTY TAX LIMITS INTO THE STATE CONSTITUTION. HE TOLD THE CHEERING CROWD THAT PROPERTY TAX CAPS BELONG THERE SO THAT JUDGES OR LAWMAKERS CAN‘T OVERRULE OR REPEAL THE LIMITS CURRENTLY IN STATE LAW. THE RALLY INCLUDED A GROUP FROM MUNCIE.
IRS employees will be available at participating IRS offices to prepare basic returns for persons whose income was less than $42,000 in 2008. Many of these taxpayers may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Super Saturday is March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IRS office in Muncie, as well as several other locations statewide.