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Maplewood Cemetery vandals caught

by IPR News

August 19, 2010

Groundskeepers at Anderson’s Maplewood Cemetery have caught vandals they say are responsible for damaging about 50 headstones.  The alleged culprits are 11 and nine-year-old brothers.  Anderson police spokesman Bill Casey says the two boys and another nine-year-old boy face cemetery mischief charges – which could be misdemeanors or felonies, depending on how much monetary damage was... More »

Ball State University to host national music camp

by IPR News

August 18, 2010

Ball State University will soon be home to a national summer camp for instrumental music students.  The Music For All Summer Symposium is scheduled for June 2011… and will continue to stay at the Muncie university through at least 2015.   Funded by instrument maker Yamaha, Music For All brings music students from around the country... More »

US Senate candidate Ellsworth opposes cap and trade legislation

by IPR News

August 18, 2010

U.S. Senate Democratic Candidate Brad Ellsworth was in Indianapolis today… making clear his opposition to cap and trade legislation. Ellsworth says it’s a policy that he can’t support because of what he fears it may do to the state’s economy.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports. Holland — Ellsworth on Cap and Trade For more... More »

Politicians reluctant to take political courage test

by IPR News

August 16, 2010

Tuesday is the last day for Indiana political candidates to respond to Project Vote Smart’s Political Courage Test.  The test shows voters where candidates stand on the issues.  But nationally, fewer than half of  candidates respond.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Micah Schweizer reports. Schweizer – Project Vote Smart More stories by Indiana Public Broadcasting can be... More »

Elwood student athletes must pay to play

by IPR News

August 13, 2010

Student athletes in Elwood schools will now have to pay the district to play their favorite sports.  In a unanimous vote on Thursday night, Elwood Community school board members approved a proposal to charge students who play on school teams.  Like all Indiana schools, Elwood is facing budget reductions for the 2010-2011 school year.  One... More »

Congressman Mike Pence holds Anderson town meeting

by IPR News

August 12, 2010

Congressman Mike Pence was at an Anderson senior center today  … where he was questioned at a town meeting by war veterans and politically-minded citizens he’s spoken with before.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Pence Town Hall More »

Colts donate to Anderson agencies

by IPR News

August 11, 2010

Five Anderson agencies have received donations from the Indianapolis Colts.  Team owner Jim Irsay today delivered envelopes with donations to Anderson Salvation Army Anderson Christian Center Anderson YMCA Anderson Black Expo Anderson Public Library.  He did not discuss the dollar amounts of the donations.  At the opening of Colts training camp at Anderson University last... More »

Anderson schools face big budget deficit

by IPR News

August 11, 2010

The Anderson Community Schools Board was given startling, but unsurprising budget numbers Tuesday night.  Business Manager Kevin Brown says the school district faces an $8.8 million budget shortfall by the year 2011.  And by 2013, that shortfall could rise to more than $20 million.  Brown says those are worst-case scenario numbers.  In the best situation,... More »

Thousands visit Anderson for week one of Colts training camp

by IPR News

August 10, 2010

The city of Anderson says its seen thousands of people come to watch the Indianapolis Colts at training camp in its first week.  City spokeswoman Tammy Bowman says forty thousand people came to watch the team train at Anderson University.  Diana Graves with the Anderson/Madison County Visitor’s Bureau says it isn’t just Hoosiers coming to... More »

Indiana State Fair exhibit focuses on Japan

by IPR News

August 10, 2010

Visitors to this year’s Indiana State Fair will be able to explore life outside the Hoosier state in a new exhibit  — the International Pavilion.  In its first year, the exhibit is focusing on Japan, which is one of the state’s largest trading partners.  John Lajiness  is the program director for the Japan America Society... More »

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