General News

Hanna Community Center leader resigns

Feb 17, 2012
Provided by Hanna Community Center

The Hanna Community Center is changing its leadership. The board of the Lafayette non-profit accepted the resignation of Dewayne Moffitt.

He’s served as executive director since 2008. A news release from the board did not give a reason for the departure.

Former board member Sanders Howse will serve as interim executive director. The board hopes to hire a new leader for Hanna Center this spring.

Measles Reported in Boone and Hamilton Counties

Feb 15, 2012

Indiana’s Department of Health is investigating more than a dozen cases of measles in the state.

Outbreaks have been reported in Boone and Hamilton Counties.

Commissioner Greg Larkin expects the number of cases to increase.

He says symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes about ten days after exposure to the virus.

Those who believe they may be infected are encouraged to contact a doctor.

The state has set up a hotline to answer questions about measles.  Call 877-826-011 for more information.

Brother N Others fire investigation

Feb 10, 2012

A fire that destroyed a bar on the north side of Lafayette does not seem to be intentionally set.

Although, officials say it’s still early in the investigation of the blaze at Brothers N Others on Sagamore Parkway North.

The fire department responded to the call around 2:30 a.m. Friday. The business was closed at the time and no injuries were reported.

A fire destroyed a nearby bar in September, 2010, as well. However, officials believe the fire at Cox’s Pub was intentionally set.

Preview of West Lafayette History and Archives Drive

Feb 8, 2012

A interview with Purdue Associate Professor Kris Bross and Professor Susan Curtis about the effort to gather history about West Lafayette, specifically the Morton Community Center.

Moore receives endorsement

Feb 6, 2012

One of the Democrats running for the party’s nomination in the 4th Congressional District is getting more support.

Task Force Shows Off Emergency Equipment

Feb 6, 2012

First responders throughout the region are learning more about the type of emergency equipment available in case of a serious situation.

The District Four Task Force – which includes Tippecanoe and surrounding counties – is holding open houses at the fairgrounds in Lafayette to teach about the materials.

Commander Jeff Houston says the equipment is essential for a number of circumstances, such as tornados and earthquakes.

A greater effort to protect children in the Lafayette area is underway.

Stewards of Children is a training program aimed at changing people’s actions and attitudes toward child sexual abuse.

Jennifer Hall is the executive director of the Greater Lafayette Sexual Assault Prevention Coalition, which is cosponsoring the event with Heartford House. She says the program educates community members about prevention.

The Josh Lindblom Foundation is donating funds to provide food for needy families in greater Lafayette.

Lindblom is a Harrison High School graduate who currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Thanks to a successful fundraiser in Lafayette last month, his organization has given $20,000 to Food Finders Food Bank. The money will go toward the BackPack Programs in Tippecanoe County, which give children food at school to take home to their families.

Lindblom says the foundation wanted to get the word out about the program.

Red Cross Asking for New Fundraising Ideas

Feb 2, 2012

The American Red Cross hopes to raise around $80,000 as part of its upcoming annual campaign.

Members of the Tippecanoe chapter’s board are asked to collect $4,400 each during the Heroes fundraiser.

Volunteer Services Director Jennifer Edwards says the funds go to families in need throughout the four counties served.

Last year the campaign exceeded its $79,000 goal by about two thousand dollars.

She says the organization is asking anyone to share bring new, interesting ideas to raise money.


A local animal rescue and adoption shelter is looking for new sources of revenue.

The Almost Home Humane Society in Lafayette is running at a deficit of nearly $300,000.

Executive Director Michelle Warren says part of the reason is an increase in animal intake. 

She says it costs the shelter more to house these pets and believes the economy is the primary factor for the recent spike.

Almost Home Humane Society took in more than 2,000 animals last year.

Warren says it’s the first year the shelter has seen an intake increase since 2006.