Clark County, Ill.
• Parke County Covered Bridge festival activities, including communitywide yard sale, antique tractor and engine show, parade, canal tours and cornbread and bean dinner, Montezuma.
• Hay Ride & Haunted Woods presented by Phoenix Theatre and Westfield Improvement League, includes weiner roast and refreshments, adults, $5, ages 12 and under, $4, 6 to 9 p.m., Mill Creek Park, Marshall, Ill.; www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com or 217-889-3601.
• Flea and Farmers Markets, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 115 W. National Ave., Brazil, 812-240-3572.
• Downtown Farmers Market, fresh fruits and vegetables, organic meats and eggs, live plants and herbs, alpaca fleece, 8 a.m. to noon, Clabber Girl parking lot, Ninth and Cherry streets; interested participants call 812-299-5404.
• Terre Haute Children’s Museum, will partner with ISU Center for Mathematics Education to kick off “Go Figure” program, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 727 Wabash Ave. 812-235-5548.
• Free computer lab for job search purposes, daily, also access to phone for local calls; resumé building software and self-taught tutorials, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries, 600 S. Third St., 812-235-1827, ext. 236.
• Pets Alive Spay/Neuter League, registration for low cost spay/neuter of dogs and cats, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pet Food Center, 175 W. Honeycreek Parkway. For more information call 812-235-6465.
• Strike Out the Burn bowling tournament presented by the Terre Haute Firefighters Bowling Association, $25 per person or $125 per teams of five, 1 p.m., Vigo Bowl, 812-208-3350.
• Vigo County Green Party meets, 2 p.m., Coffee Grounds, 423 Wabash Ave., 812-239-2760.
• Memorial and benefit auction to help the family of Terre Haute resident Gregory Lewis Sanders Sr. with his funeral and burial expenses, 3:30 to 6 p.m., TK’s Sports Grille, 724 N. Fruitridge Ave.; donations also may be made online at donations.hismessageforyou.com or by contacting Megan Sanders at 812-391-5317 to donate via a bank account provided by JP Morgan Chase; or by mail to JP Morgan Chase, in care of His Message for You Ministry, #424383755, 550 K Street, Los Banos, CA 93635; all donations received by His Message for You Ministry through Oct. 31 will benefit the Sanders family donation drive.
• Unhaunted Halloween Happenings, featuring train and hay rides, $2 each, Halloween story in Fort Harrison room, movie, and pumpkin contest, 6 to 9 p.m., Deming Park, 812-232-0147.
• Shadow Asylum haunted house event to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of the Wabash Valley, $10 admission, 7 p.m. to midnight, 949 N. 10th St., for more information visit www.shadowasylum.net or call 812-234-5620.
Clark County, Ill.
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Purdue shooting leaves one person dead
A Purdue University engineering student opened fire inside a basement classroom Tuesday, killing a teaching assistant and prompting officials to put the campus on lockdown, police and the university said.
A team of Vigo County high school students — and its robot — are gearing up to compete against 127 teams from throughout the world in an upcoming international robotics competition.
THS grad Miller among students in adjacent building when shooting occurs
Kris Miller and his roommate were in a computer lab of Purdue’s mechanical engineering building Tuesday when they received a call that a shooting had occurred next door.
Bosma moves gay marriage ban bill to friendlier committee
Republican House of Representatives Speaker Brian Bosma sent a bill that proposes a constitutional ban on gay marriage to a more conservative-leaning legislature committee Tuesday, because it lacked support on the first committee to which it was assigned.
We enter the deep freeze again
If you had to step outside to get your newspaper this morning, you might have noticed it’s painfully cold once again.
Levy redirects school funds
If the new “protected levy” legislation goes into effect later this year, it would mean “a substantial reduction” in revenue for Vigo County School Corp. bus transportation, capital projects and bus replacement funds, according to the district’s chief financial officer.
School debt levy redirects funds across Indiana
School officials and state legislators from around the state are searching for ways to keep the school buses running — and children safe on the streets — pending the loss of millions of dollars for school transportation.
More than 50 school districts in Indiana stand to lose at least 20 percent of their revenues for transportation, new buses and other big-ticket projects under a new law that requires them to first pay off their debts.
VIDEO: Sen. Donnelly updates T-S editorial board
Passage of a long overdue U.S. farm bill could be completed by the end of this month, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said Tuesday.
Vigo coroner tries again for salary increase
After being denied last year, Vigo County Coroner Dr. Susan Amos is again seeking to have her county salary increased to match that of several other county office holders.
VCPL to install free ‘little libraries’
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you: A Little Free Library.
Flaws in new ed standards ‘too substantial’
A State Board of Education member formally requested Friday that an education panel abandon a proposed overhaul of Indiana’s education standards and instead recommend that the state’s previous benchmarks be reinstated in classrooms this fall.
RONN MOTT: Spring activities settle into northside park
Some say young love blossoms like the flowers in the spring. It must be spring, because we witnessed the first wedding ceremony performed in the Collett Park gazebo on a recent Saturday.
Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois.
Police: Fatal fire began with dropped cigarette
SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (AP) — State police say a fatal house fire in a southern Indiana town began when a disabled woman dropped a cigarette.
Board member asks for old Indiana school standards
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A State Board of Education member is calling for a proposed overhaul of Indiana’s education standards to be ditched and that the state’s old benchmarks be reinstated in classrooms this fall.
A real page turner
Victory was sweet for the Franklin Elementary teammates, who won their first ever Battle of the Books competition Thursday at Meadows Elementary.
Rep. Bucshon leads discussion on minority care in Vigo County
The list of problems seems endless: Lack of health insurance, mental illness, cultural barriers and stigmas about routine medical check ups, to name only a few.
Vigo County students, educators recently made a 2-week trip to Terre Haute’s sister city of Tajimi
Six Vigo County high school students and two educators, including superintendent Dan Tanoos, recently returned from a two-week cultural exchange trip to Tajimi, Japan.
Tribune-Star columnist named company’s best
The Tribune-Star’s Mark Bennett has been named CNHI’s Columnist of the Year for 2013 in its large newspaper division.
Clay man arrested on drug charges
An eight-month investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of Wednesday of a Clay County man on meth-related charges, authorities said.
Drug raid leads to arrest of siblings
Siblings were arrested Thursday after police said they discovered an active meth lab in a Terre Haute home, authorities said.
Visions, Voices project to mark decade of work
Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project will mark a decade of Hoosier historical preservation at its anniversary kickoff event Tuesday.
Vigo County Jail Log: April 17, 2014
The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement on Wednesday and Thursday, based on jail records.
Remember Your First Car?
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An ambassador of Wabash Valley sports
Veteran Tribune-Star sports reporter Andy Amey will be inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame on Saturday in Indianapolis.
Former Vigo treasurer facing $26,000 bill
Former Vigo County Treasurer David Crockett could be required to personally pay back more than $26,000 to reconcile a bookkeeping discrepancy discovered in 2012 during an audit from the Indiana State Board of Accounts.
MARK BENNETT: Cleaning up Indiana could be as easy as a 10¢ deposit
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Wabash Valley Foundation hands out $104,925
Looking around the West Terre Haute Little League park last year, Wade Fulford said, he was one of the league’s board members who realized improvements needed to be made.
Graduation rates fall at three big Vigo high schools
The Indiana Department of Education released graduation rate data Tuesday for the 2012-2013 school year.
Bloomfield man killed in Tuesday night crash
A Bloomfield man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night in central Greene County.
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