TERRE HAUTE —
The Vigo County Health Department inspected the following food establishments from Oct. 29-Nov. 2:
El Camino Real, 1119 N. Third St., (5 Critical, 3 Non-Critical) — Observed food debris in handwash sink; Rice and cheese sauce in steam table found at 111 to 116 degrees F; should be 135 degrees F or above. Found raw chicken and beef stored over cilantro and raw eggs over avocados in walk-in cooler. Pork held past date of consumption. Chili rellenos and tamales not marked with date of consumption.
Tumbleweed Southwest Bar & Grill, 2433 S. Third St., (4 Critical, 3 Non-Critical) — Handwash sink in dishroom found dirty. Observed employee touch raw meat on grill with gloved hands then touch bread on plates with same gloved hands. North soda nozzles found with debris. Baked beans in toppings cooler by grill found past date of consumption (discarded).
Great Wall, 100 N. Third St., (4 Critical, 3 Non-Critical) — Fried food at hot bar 102 to 124 degrees (discarded). Fried and cooked chicken in walk-in not date marked. Pans washed in three-bay sink not being sanitized. Roaches in silverware pre-soak bucket and in bins of flour in basement.
Fortune China Buffet, 8 Plaza North Shopping Center (3 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) — Observed dented cans of food. Cooked chicken, fried chicken, eggrolls, etc. not date marked. Knives on rack observed with dried food debris.
Tiers of Elegance Cakery, 2939 S. Seventh St. (2 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) — Found small glass containers in front handwash sin. Debris found inside ice machine.
Antique Dairy Queen, 395 Davis Ave. (1 Critical, 4 Non-Critical) — No sanitizer measured in three-bay sink or wiping cloths buckets.
Taco Casita, 2201 S. Third St. (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) — Inside of ice machine lid cracked and in disrepair.
Country Club of Terre Haute, 57 Allendale (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) — Ham and turkey lunchmeat in salad cooler, held past date of consumption (discarded).
J. Gumbo’s, 428 Wabash Ave. (1 Critical) — Observed ice in handwash sink.
Zimmarss Night Club, 1500 Locust St. ( 2 Non-Critical)
The Café, 2723 S. 7th St. (1 Non-Critical)
Speedway No. 8533, 2135 Wabash Ave. (1 Non-Critical)
Sycamore Country Club Inc., 200 Heritage Drive (1 Non-Critical)
Davis Park Elementary, 310 S. 18th St. (1 Non-Critical)
Establishments with no violations:
Ultimate Fitness & Bariatric, 3171 S. Third Place
Franklin Elementary, 1600 Dr. Iverson C. Bell Lane
Footers Pizza, 1103 S. 25th
Meadows Elementary, 55 S. Brown Ave.
Peddle Park, 1616 S. 25th St.
Crazy Buffet, 4676 S. U.S. 41
Great Wall, 100 N. Third
TERRE HAUTE —
Students raise more than $1,100 for children’s hospital, watch school staff get heads shaved
Off with the hair!
Middle school students cheered and laughed with excitement during a school assembly Friday at Honey Creek Middle School as they watched three school administrators “go bald” to support a good cause.
Small World Learning Center hopes to save Woods preschool
A Terre Haute preschool facility on Friday night has publicly announced its offer of a merger with The Woods Day Care/Pre-School.
Hot projects on display at home show
Two-year-old Reed Clutter looked like he felt right at home as he played on a swing inside Hulman Center in downtown Terre Haute during the 2014 Home Show kick off on Friday.
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Utility seeks land for new power lines
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Lugar Center to offer CPR training sessions today
Staff members from Union Hospital are partnering with Clark County (Ill.) residents to offer free CPR training to interested community members.
Free cab rides offered for St. Pat’s Day
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More couples challenge same-sex marriage ban
Three federal lawsuits were filed Friday against Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban, boosting the number of legal challenges to the ban’s constitutionality to at least five.
INDOT to discuss U.S. 40 upgrades in Brazil
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Chamber still taking nominations
The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2013 Business Recognition Awards.
Verizon new title sponsor for IndyCar
Verizon will be the new title sponsor for the IndyCar Series, replacing Izod, which left at the end of the 2013 season.
Inmates part of new Legion post
Wearing khaki-colored matching uniforms, more than 20 veterans inside a maximum-security prison stood tall to salute the flag of the United States at an event that welcomed them as new American Legion members.
Putnam deputy released; April trial set
A Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy accused in federal criminal cases of excessive force against suspects in four arrests has been released to pre-trial supervision.
Parent group hoping to keep day care open
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SCORE gets new home base
The Greater Wabash Valley SCORE Chapter 661 has moved to the former Indiana State Police Post building at the southwest corner of U.S. 41 and Jessica Drive on the Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley campus.
Mayor Bennett drops veto threat over financial consultant
Mayor Duke Bennett has dropped a threat to use his veto power in the matter of the Terre Haute City Council seeking to hire its own financial consultant.
Gas leak closes city streets
A natural gas leak caused the temporary evacuation of three homes in Terre Haute on Thursday morning.
Police records provide details into arrests in case
Police records provide more details of four arrests that are at the center of federal civil rights abuse allegations against a Putnam County sheriff’s deputy.
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New rules may keep moped riders on road
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Nearly half of Indiana students get meal aid
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Hearing date set for Dugger charter school
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Sullivan County ambulance overturns on Interstate 70
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New trustee appointed to Indiana State board
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Car from home invasion recovered
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Greencastle Council seat will remain vacant for now
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Former pitcher Tommy John now saving lives
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Downtown housing project on schedule
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