Elwood-based Red Gold is spreading its wings. Company officials say they intend to add two new processing lines to the company’s plant in northern Madison County. The initiative is called a multimillion-dollar expansion that will add jobs and expand the company footprint both locally and nationally.
A Muncie man whom police say pointed a handgun at the temple of his girlfriend is charged with domestic battery and intimidation. 48 year old Richard Harless was arrested after the incident at a home on the north-side early Tuesday morning. The alleged victim told Harless to leave the property but he confronted her in the garage several minutes later.
A New Castle man has struck a deal with prosecutors and agreed to plead guilty to killing the man he shared a home with. The Star Press reports that 52-year-old Robert Dunn will plead guilty – but mentally ill – to murder at a Feb. 11 hearing. Dunn was arrested in December of 2018, after he allegedly stabbed his longtime friend, Barry Keith, in their Ross Street home.
Madison County Council backburnered a request from county commissioners this week for a 20.8% pay increase for the human resources/risk manager and county administrator. The Herald Bulletin reports the pay hikes were requested for Beatrice Ramey, the human resources/risk manager since 2018 and Tim Westerfield, county administrator since 2019. Both positions currently pay just under $48,000 per year.
Attorneys have issued their final arguments in the case of a Muncie foster parent accused of severely injuring an infant who had been placed in her care. According to the Star Press, 36-year-old Audrey Hannaford is facing up to 16 years in prison after an 11-week-old boy in her care suffered shaken baby syndrome.
After more than a year of gathering information, the draft comprehensive plan for Madison County is starting to take shape. The Herald Bulletin reports the draft plan will be presented to the Madison County Planning Commission on Feb. 11. The commission will then send a recommendation to the Madison County Board of Commissioners by March 9.
Madison County Federal Credit Union says they plan to close the Alexandria location and open a new branch in Pendleton. Credit union officials say there has been a demand for its banking services in Pendleton for some time, but a suitable location recently became available. The new branch is tentatively scheduled to open on June 1, while the Alexandria branch’s last day of business will be Friday, April 3.
There’s debate over school start and end times for Hamilton Southeastern Schools. Administrators at HSE are looking into the district-wide change that would impact nearly 19,000 students daily. School leaders would like to change to a start time of 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:20 p.m.
The Community Foundation has announced that more than three-million-dollars has been granted to enhance the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County in 2019. Most grants are awarded through permanently endowed funds that benefit our community today and always.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie raised more than $39,000 at the 2020 Great Futures dinner. The Clubs recognized the service and impact of Pat Botts and announced the renaming of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Youth of the Year to the “Patrick C. Botts Youth of the Year.”