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Jones to ask Council to appropriate rainy day funds

By STEVEN MURREY ELWOOD – Mayor Todd Jones plans to ask the City Council to appropriate funding reserves to the city’s rainy day fund, an email to the Call-Leader stated. Jones said he is hard at work on the 2021 State of the City address, to be delivered at an upcoming City Council meeting. “Our…

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Second arrest made in connection to July ‘21 shooting

By STEVEN MURREY ELWOOD – Police have arrested a second man in connection with the July 2021 shooting of an 18-year-old Elwood man. Eric Montrell Cox, 26, of South Bend, was arrested Monday, April 18 by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. He faces preliminary charges of confinement, aggravated battery and pointing a firearm. Robert L.…

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Planning Commission okays rezoning request

By STEVEN MURREY The Elwood Planning Commission met Monday evening at the Municipal Building for a regular meeting. Following roll call, the commissioners approved minutes from the previous meeting held Feb. 21. Under old business, Planning Director and Special Projects Advisor Bill Savage provided an update on the Elwood Comprehensive Plan. Savage said the group…

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AFD responds to massive fire at Curve Street Metals

On Friday, Feb. 25 at approximately, 12:57 p.m., the Alexandria Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at Curve Street Metals, 206 S. Curve Street (the scrap yard). When AFD arrived on the scene, they found a large fire in the yard. According to the fire report, the owner was torching a piece of machinery…

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Hood seeks re-election to Monroe Trustee Office

By: JENNY CORBETT Monroe Township Trustee, Amie Hood, submitted her paperwork to seek re-election on January 12 at the Madison County Election office. Hood is currently serving the third year of her first four year term in the office and hopes to continue to build programs for the office that she has implemented during that…

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Mayor proclaims Feb. 3 ‘Optimist Day’ in Elwood

Mayor Todd Jones issued a proclamation declaring Thursday, Feb. 3 as Optimist Day in the City of Elwood. According to the proclamation, members of Optimist International celebrate Optimist Day throughout the world on the first Thursday in February to help promote the organization’s efforts in helping and recognizing the young people that make a difference…

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Tipton stand off ends peacefully

On Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at approximately 11:31 p.m., deputies with the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the county in reference to a welfare check. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that a subject, identified as Rusty Stoops, 45, of Anderson, sent text messages to several family members…

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Elwood student’s mother arrested following threat against school

By STEVEN MURREY On Jan. 29 at approximately 9:15 p.m. the Elwood Police Department was contacted in reference to threats to the school. Lt. Marcus Shoppell arrived and spoke with the mother of a student who appeared in a video shooting a gun at what appeared to be a gun range. The video was posted…

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Three city lots left; Tipton RDC says make an offer

By VICKY BOYD Tribune Correspondent There are currently three city lots left waiting for someone to purchase them from the City Redevelopment Commission and build on them. The main goal is to sell the lots to someone who will build a house to add to the city’s tax base. The Redevelopment Commission is willing to…

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