The East Central Indiana Court Appointed Special Advocate program will host its annual fundraising dinner on Monday, Sept. 23, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The winners of the 2019 Child Advocate Award are Mecca Andrews-Hill of WorkOne, Bridget Foy of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Greek’s Pizzeria of Anderson.
Taylor University’s Education Department is hosting local school children on campus this week. The visits are part of the Blackford and Jay school districts’ “Walk into My Future” campaign to encourage children and their families to think about, plan for, and save money for education after high school.
The Indiana Department of Corrections is holding a career fair at the Pendleton Correctional Facility. Those interested in becoming a corrections officer should attend the fair this Saturday 9/21 from 9am until noon. On the spot interviews and job shadowing are a part of this Saturday’s Career Fair.
Your chance to meet the candidates for mayor this evening at Muncie Public Library for a Town Hall Forum. It happens at 7pm and Democrat Terry Whitt Bailey, Republican Dan Ridenour and Libertarian Steve Smith are scheduled to be there. Questions will be accepted from those in attendance. The forum is free and open to the public.
A Fort Wayne man was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident at the Muncie Dragway, along Ind. 67 west of Albany. The Star Press reports 60 year old Kevin Williams was a participant for an event and lost control of his motorcycle near the facility’s starting line and struck a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Solarize Indiana, a grassroots community group, will sponsor informational meetings during September to tell area residents and business owners how they can add solar panels on their houses or businesses to offset their electric bills.
The first informational meeting will be at Yorktown United Methodist Church, 2301 S. Broadway St., at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19.
The second meeting will be at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Ball State University in the College of Architecture at North McKinley and West Neely avenues.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is looking for Henry “Hank” A. Schneider, 64, who’s missing. Police describe Schneider as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen in Marion wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes. He is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.
49,000 members of the United Auto Workers union are on strike. Workers at General Motors plants – including those in Marion, Kokomo and Fort Wayne – went on strike Sunday night because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down.
An autopsy is scheduled today for a 60-year-old Fort Wayne man who was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident at the Muncie Dragway. Kevin Lynn Williams was pronounced dead after he lost control of the motorcycle near the starting line and struck a guardrail.
Two people were injured — one critically — when the Trailblazer they were riding in struck a utility pole. According to the Herald Bulletin, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department says it happened near Summitville at the intersection of County Roads 1750 North and 150 East.