Winchester officials say a new, upscale apartment complex is planned for the city. Biggs Incorporated, a subsidiary of Suburban Home and Ideal Realty, will work with SMD Winchester LLC to construct Crossings at Sunny Ridge on Sunny Knoll Drive. The Sunny Knoll and Sunny Ridge apartments are also in the same location.
A deal between California and Indiana to transfer 1,200 prisoners to the New Castle Correctional Facility has apparently fallen through. A lawsuit against California to move the inmates and a lack of inmates willing to volunteer for the transfer are blamed as the reasons. The Department of Correction is now working on a deal with another unnamed state.
A Grant County sheriffs deputy who passed away early December 24 was laid to rest last Saturday. James Albertson was 42. Officials say hed been suffering some heart trouble before his passing.
The Delaware County Bomb Squad blew up a suspicious package outside the Grant County Jail in downtown Marion Friday afternoon. Someone discovered the beeping box outside the jail and notified authorities. The area was evacuated as sandbags were placed around the box. It was then blown up. Investigators say it was likely a cell phone beeping as it lost power.
The Delaware County Commissioners reorganized for the new year Monday. Democrats John Brooke and Larry Bledsoe were elected president and vice president, respectively. The Democrats also announced department heads, including Steve Knote as highway superintendent and Steve Murphy as county attorney. Many other department heads were retained from the previous commissioners board. Meanwhile the county council elected Democrat Brad Bookout as president and Democrat Mary Chambers as vice president. Donald Dunnuck was named as the councils attorney.
A blood drive is planned for Wednesday, January 10 at Center Chapel Church at 900 W. Royerton Road from noon to 6 p.m. The Hoosier Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross sponsors the effort. For more information call 288-9490.
The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library is enjoying a record year in 2006. The library checked over one million items. Its the first time thats ever happened. The one millionth item was checked out last Wednesday.
The Delaware County Center Township Fire Department has new leadership as Marilyn Kay Walker takes over as trustee from Dick Shirey. Retired Muncie Fire Department Battalion Chief Tommy Crawford takes over from Jeff Stigall. Stigalls wife Pam was also fired as Emergency Medical Services director and Assistant Fire Chief Paul Reeder was also terminated.
Grant Countys outgoing clerk will stay employed in the clerks office. Carolyn Mowery has been named chief deputy clerk by new County Clerk Mark Florence, whose retirement from the Grant County Sheriffs Department took effect last Friday.
Ten Madison County officeholders were sworn in Friday. They officially took office Monday. Three took countywide offices while seven took township positions.