October 22, 2014

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Craft show has quite a variety PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:12 AM

A craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Aurora Lions Club.

There will be approximately 20 vendors participating and have quite a variety of items, including vintage, jewelry, crochet, birdhouses, sewing, painted ornaments, jams and jellies, scarves, wreathes, home décor, childrens’ themed crayons, wooden benches, crochet and more.  There also will be a silent auction and Aurora Lions Club will be grilling and providing chips and drinks for sale.

Sign up for Do Not Call list PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:06 AM

The next quarterly deadline to sign up for the Do Not Call list and help block annoying sales calls and text messages is midnight Nov. 18. Individuals do not need to re-register unless their address has changed. To sign up, visit www.IndianaConsumer.com or call 1.888.834.9969. Out-of-state area codes can also be added as long as the billing address is located in Indiana.

In Indiana, most robocalls are illegal regardless of whether or not a consumer’s number is registered on the Do Not Call list. Exceptions include calls from school districts to students, parents or employees and businesses advising employees of work schedules. It is also legal if a live phone operator first obtains the person’s permission before playing a pre-recorded message.

To file a Do Not Call or robocalling consumer complaint, visit www.IndianaConsumer.com or call 1.888.834.9969.

Fourth round of bicentennial legacy projects endorsed PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:05 AM

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission announced today the fourth round of endorsed legacy projects, bringing the official number of Bicentennial Legacy Projects to 103.

The word is spreading about community organizations becoming Bicentennial partners through the Commission’s Legacy Project endorsement process. Twenty-eight Bicentennial Legacy Project Endorsement Applications were approved by the Commission at its Oct. 3, meeting. The projects represent 18 counties including Dearborn, Jay, Marshall, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke and Porter counties, which are first-time applicants.

The project approved for Dearborn County is the Harris Cabin restoration submitted by yhe Hillforest Historical Foundation.

Hillforest Historical Foundation, Aurora, is currently restoring the Harris Cabin, an original 1820s log cabin located next door to Hillforest Victorian House Museum, with the purpose of opening it to the public for “hands on” educational tours and programs, interpreting early nineteenth-century pioneer life along the Ohio River. Target for completed restoration is spring 2016. To celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, a free “living history” Pioneer Day for

Kids is planned at the Harris Cabin, May 14, 2016, with pioneer crafts, skills, games, and musical activities for the entire family.

“Our goal is to celebrate 200 years of statehood, preserve and showcase evidence of the past and positively affect the future of Indiana as the creation of a state parks program did for the Centennial in 1916,” said 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Commission endorsement committee chairwoman Ellen M. Rosenthal, president and CEO of Conner Prairie. “In communities throughout the state, people are excited and ready to honor Indiana’s history. Together, we can celebrate in ways that engage all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.”
Communities can actively take part in making Indiana’s bicentennial history by creating legacy projects that reflect what makes Indiana great “right in their own backyard.” Applications for endorsement are reviewed and presented for approval at each scheduled commission meeting. Legacy projects must be open and accessible to the public, achievable, fundable without Commission support and relevant to Indiana and the state’s bicentennial.
A full list of endorsed Bicentennial Legacy Projects can be found at: www.indiana2016.org/BicentennialLegacyProjects.  

To complete an endorsement application visit: http://www.indiana2016.org/events-programs/programs/
Projects must meet at least one of the following goals or characteristics: be culturally inclusive; create a legacy for the future; be celebratory; or engage and inspire youth and young adults.

Report hunting violations PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:05 AM

Less than 1 percent of Indiana’s nearly 400,000 hunters are found to be violating the law while hunting.
Finding those violators often requires the input of law-abiding hunters and other citizens who see violations taking place.

Now that Hoosier hunting seasons are in full swing, the Indiana Conservation Officers charged with enforcing the state’s wildlife laws ask concerned citizens to keep two phone numbers handy and enter them on their cell phones.

The 24-hour Central Dispatch number is 1-812-837-9536. It documents the caller’s name. The Turn in a Poacher hotline number is 1-800-TIP-IDNR (4367). It allows the caller to remain anonymous.

If you see a suspected violation:
*Safely gather as much information as you can (vehicle description, plate number, clothing description, number of people, location, direction of travel, etc., without approaching the subject.
*Immediately call the appropriate number.
*Do not communicate with the subject by yelling or informing them that you have called a Conservation Officer.
*Continue to stay out of the subject’s area — allow the Conservation Officer to approach the situation.
*Cooperate with the Conservation Officer.

Last Updated on Monday, October 20, 2014 10:13 AM
INDOT hosts storm water open houses PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:04 AM

The public is invited to attend a regional open house about the Indiana Department of Transportation’s development and implementation of a statewide storm water program that supports state and federal storm water rules.

The purpose of each open house is to provide information to stakeholders, including municipal separate storm sewer systems, and to solicit input and feedback. Each open house will begin with a formal presentation at 4 p.m. local time, after which INDOT representatives will be available to address questions, comments and concerns.

Informational materials will be available throughout the open houses and are posted on INDOT’s Ecology & Waterway Permitting web page, http://www.in.gov/indot/2892.htm.

The programs will be held:
*4 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time Wednesday, Oct. 22: Ivy Tech Community College, 2325 Phil Ward Blvd., Crawfordsville, IN 47933
*4 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time Thursday, Oct. 23: INDOT Greenfield District, 32 South Broadway, Greenfield, IN 46140
*4 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time Thursday, Oct. 30: INDOT Vincennes Sub-District, 3650 South U.S. Hwy 41, Vincennes, IN 47591
*4 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time Thursday, Nov. 6: INDOT Seymour District, 185 Agrico Lane, Seymour, IN 47274.


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