A Wisconsin man is being held on charges that he entered the parking lot at Madison-Grant Junior-Senior High School early Saturday morning and fired several shots from a nine-millimeter pistol. Christopher Snow, 27, was arrested a short distance from the school on charges of drunk driving, carrying a handgun without a license, carrying a handgun on school property and criminal recklessness with a firearm. Officials say they found bullet holes in the school south of the main entrance between the third and fourth classroom windows. Police were notified about the incident by a security guard working at the school.
The Minnetrista Cultural Center wants the surrounding Minnetrista Neighborhood Association to voluntarily quit using Minnetrista in its name. The association holds a meeting February 7 at the cultural center beginning at 6 p.m., and will discuss the request at that time.
A 10-year-old Marion boy suffered a non-life-threatening wound to his pelvic area Friday while he and two other boys examined a loaded gun. The boys were unsupervised when the incident occurred at 609 E. Bond Street in Marion. They apparently didnt know the gun was loaded.
The Randolph Southern School Board has approved plans to end bus service for students going to the Richmond Area Career Center beginning next year. Officials say the change will save the system $12,000 a year in terms of driver pay and fuel expenses. Only three students have been using the bus this year.
The Grant County recorders office will be closed Wednesday and Thursday this week. Officials are dealing with computer problems. The office should reopen Friday.
A new elementary school is headed to the Sheridan schools. The school board has approved plans to float a $25 million bond issue. The school would open in the 2009-2010 school year.
The Blackford County Health Department has an immunization clinic for kids scheduled Monday. It takes place from 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. at the department offices on Van Cleve Street. Flu vaccinations will be offered for two-dollars each.
A New Castle man who pleaded guilty to drug charges has received a two-year prison sentence. Robert Kilgore, 38, was arrested after allegedly selling OxyContin to a member of the Henry County Area Drug Task Force last April.
The New Castle City Court judge has resigned. Jim Small plans to seek the Republican nomination for New Castle mayor during this years primary election. Hes the second New Castle City Court judge to resign in as many years to seek another office.