This weekend Troopers from the Indiana State Police will be hosting a fundraiser for the ‘Indiana Troopers Youth Services’ Summer Camp Program. It happens tomorrow (Sat 3/16) from 5-8 p.m. at Wells Lanes in Elwood. The cost to participate in the fundraiser is $15 per person.
The Soup Kitchen of Muncie will celebrate 25 years of service through its annual fundraising dinner 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Horizon Convention Center. The event will include a live auction, a silent auction, and raffle. Tickets at soup kitchen of muncie dot org
Panera Bread in Muncie will be moving to a new location. The owners have filed an application to allow construction for a new cafe and bakery. It would be located in the southwest corner of Muncie Mall’s parking lot, next to JC Penney. One variance they’re looking for is to build the restaurant further back off McGalliard Road than current zoning allows. No word on a possible construction timeline.
Saturday, April 13 Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Indiana Michigan Power bring you Muncie Brewfest presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union and Praxis Consulting. The event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Cornerstone’s third floor with a special early bird entrance time of 2 p.m. Cornerstone has collaborated with Indiana on Tap to celebrate Hoosier craft beer, showcasing Indiana breweries and their Hoosier craft beers. The admission fee includes unlimited samples of beer. For a complete list of participating breweries visit munciebrewfest.org.
Funeral services have been announced for well-known community member, Ron Orebaugh. The funeral for the longtime fixture at farmer’s markets and many other east central Indiana events will be at noon Saturday at Meeks Mortuary in Muncie. Calling will be 3-7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary and an hour before the service on Saturday.
Madison County Council has voted to transfer funds to replace the elevators at the Madison County Government Center. According to the Herald Bulletin, the council approved a request from the Madison County Commissioners to transfer $400,000 from the group insurance fund.
Construction is underway on a 6.2 million-dollar car dealership at the corner of Nebo Road and Ind. 332. The 35-acre lot will eventually become the home of Greg Hubler Ford when that business relocates – likely this fall – from their current East McGalliard Road property.
The Anderson Redevelopment Commission has approved an option to purchase the closed Marsh store on Nichol Avenue. The Herald Bulletin reports that the ARC approved two resolutions to begin the process. One was to amend the redevelopment plan to include the Marsh property, while the second resolution was an option agreement to purchase the property.
Delaware County Commissioners have signed off on the “build operate transfer” agreement that opens the door for construction of a new jail. Delaware County Justice Partners LLC are officially signed on in the deal, which calls for a 500 bed, $45 million jail to be built in the former Wilson Middle School building.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this St. Patrick’s Day. Indiana State Police say you’ll want to keep your shenanigans to a minimum this weekend. A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted somewhere in Hamilton County Saturday night through early Sunday morning.