MITS buses were sent to an assisted living facility south of Muncie on Saturday after a dryer fire broke out in the building’s basement. The Star Press reports residents at Rosewood Manor, on South Burlington Drive, waited in the buses while fire crews used fans to blow smoke out of the facility.
Many public school districts in East Central Indiana will be closed Tuesday. That’s because teachers will be taking part in a statewide rally for public education. Schools at Blackford, Jay, Madison Grant, Marion Community, New Castle, South Henry, Liberty Perry, Richmond, Shenandoah, Kokomo, Taylor Community and Hamilton SE will close as teachers rally at the Statehouse in support of public education. The Indiana State Teachers Association and the Indiana Federation of Teachers organized the ‘RedforEd’ event at the Statehouse for the Indiana Legislature’s 2020 Organization Day.
A California woman was being held in the Henry County jail after an Indiana State Police trooper reported finding 21 pounds of meth in her vehicle. A routine traffic stop at I-70 and State Road 3 uncovered the drugs with an estimated street value of up to $200,000.
A probation check for a man wanted on three active warrants ended with an injury to a police officer. According to the Herald Bulletin, 31-year-old Nicholas Johns of Elwood is charged with felony battery to a public safety officer and other counts. A pretrial conference is set for Dec. 13 to determine a trial date in the case.
A $3 million dollar bond has been approved to pay for improvements to two Anderson city parks. According to the Herald Bulletin, the Broderick administration is planning to spend an estimated $1.2 million of the bond proceeds for improvements to Mays Park with the remainder going toward a projected $14 million project at Athletic Park.
Its six years in prison for a Jay County man. 35-year-old Chad Flowers of Portland pleaded guilty to the solicitation of an underage girl after trying to arrange an encounter with an undercover Jay County sheriff’s deputy. The Star Press reports that Flowers was credited for 183 days already spent in jail.
The Anderson City Council has again tabled a request to rezone the former Mockingbird Hill site for a substance abuse center. The council is expected to make a determination on the rezoning request by Aspire Indiana at the next meeting set for December 12th.
Thanksgiving is almost here and you once again have the chance to get some exercise before the big meal and help raise money to save lives at the same time. The 8th Annual Bolt for the Heart will be Thanksgiving Day in Carmel at 9am. Bolt for the Heart is a 5K race that raises money for all Indiana State Police and sheriff’s departments to have access to AED’s.
It’s beginning to look a lot more like Christmas on Monument Circle. Two hundred International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers volunteers spent Saturday morning putting up lights and decorations, an IBEW tradition for 57 years. More than 100,000 people are expected to watch the illumination of the Circle of Lights this year.
Ball Brothers Foundation’s Board of Directors approved grants to start two endowments for the Director of Public Education/CEO position at Muncie Community Schools (MCS). The foundation’s board approved a $100,000 grant for the newly created endowment for the Director of Public Education/CEO position, as well as a $50,000 award for the Director of Public Education/CEO to jointly serve as a Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership and Innovation with Ball State University’s Teachers College.