Council to consider fire protection contract

The Yorktown Town Council meets at 5:30 Wednesday afternoon in the town court.  The council will revisit a fire protection agreement with Mount Pleasant Township.  The agreement was tabled last month after several changes were offered by township officials.  The changes include funding for a second fire station and an appointed fire board to oversee the service.

Leaky school roofs

Muncie Community Schools officials say two classrooms at Sutton Elementary School and one classroom at Garfield Elementary School sprang leaks in the roof from the melting snow.  The leaks are blamed on clogged drain pipes that will be repaired.  The situation also caused concern after the problems that arose last week at South View Elementary School.

Inmates could pay fees

The Grant County Commissioners heard a resolution for the first time Tuesday calling for inmates to pay for their housing in the Grant County Jail.  State law allows counties to charge a daily fee.  The county currently pays about $35  a day per inmates.  State law has a per diem price clause that would put the inmate fee at about $30 a day.

School uniform issue gets public scrutiny

Around 60 people attended a public forum at the Anderson Wigwam Tuesday night on school uniforms for students.  Just more than half spoke in favor of the idea.  Many had reservations and others gave conditional support if considerations are made for students from low-income families or are overweight.

Madison County dispatch center faces peril

The Madison County Commissioners learned Tuesday that the county’s dispatch center for sheriff’s deputies and rural fire and ambulance service is in peril.  The room is cramped and has flooding problems.  The building was constructed in 1984, but no plans were ever made for having a dispatch center in the building.  A new facility could be among the options.

Garcia will leave council at end of term

A Republican at-large member of the Marion City Council says he won’t seek re-election.  Del Garcia says that he plans to complete his master’s degree, and balancing that with his family means he won’t have much time.  Garcia says he does plan on returning to politics once his degree is completed.

Convicted teacher to leave

A Cowan Junior/Senior High School physical education teacher and baseball coach will submit his resignation to the school board Tuesday night.  Keith Nunley was recently convicted for the third time on drunk driving charges, meaning he now has a felony conviction on his record.  Assuming the board approves his resignation Nunley’s last day at the school will be Thursday.

Two held on drug charges

Two Purdue students are jailed in Hamilton County after they were arrested last weekend on charges of selling Ecstasy and a controlled substance.  Jason Rodriguez, 22, and Daniel Miller, 21, made their initial court appearances Tuesday.