Local News Headlines: June 17, 2024

Bloomington City Council will meet Tuesday this week
Bloomington City Council will meet a day early this week due to the Juneteenth Federal Holiday. Tuesday evening, The Council will discuss several agenda items including expenditures for the Food and Beverage Tax, a potential increase in pay for all fixed category City Employees, and the addition of a new position, a Deputy Clerk of Communication.

IU Board of Trustees to add new positions
The Indiana University Board of Trustees voted Friday to approve two new leadership positions brought forward by President Pamela Whitten. The chancellor of IU Bloomington role is being created to deepen engagement with faculty, staff, and students of the Bloomington campus. And a faculty fellow to the Office of the President will engage with the president, her cabinet and faculty leaders to ensure principles of shared governance are embraced and appropriately employed.

Rokiuta sues Anderson apartment complexes
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is suing the owners of two apartment complexes in the City of Anderson. The lawsuit — filed by the Consumer Protection Division alleges that the defendants walked away from their complex and allowed its physical condition to totally deteriorate. As early as February 2021, utilities were shut off due to alleged nonpayment of utility charges to the City of Anderson. The lawsuit likewise alleges that after being notified of at least 21 units not meeting Section 8 Housing Quality Standards, The defendants began evicting subsidized tenants from the property. The lawsuit demands a jury trial, costs of prosecution, and other damages against the defendants for multiple violations

The Summer Institute for Creative Teaching
The Summer Institute for Creative Teaching will take place on July 10-12, 2024 in Lebanon, IN. Registration is open for this 3-day in-person learning experience for Indiana educators and arts administrators who work in educational programming. Participants will learn effective and innovative teaching strategies to implement in their classrooms and programs.

Learn more about the program and how to register.

Oliver Winery producing summer cocktails
Bloomington’s  Oliver Winery, has begun producing a Signature Cocktail Collection including three unique varieties all which have a White wine base. Passion Fleurtini, Blossom Drop, and Peach Sangrini.

Grammy-winning artists to perform in Bloomington
Mike Compton and Joe Newberry will appear in concert at the Lotus Firebay at 4th and Roger in Bloomington on Tuesday at 7pm. The grammy winning duo will be performing songs from the great American Songbook. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 day-of the show

This Week in Hoosier History

Omar Bundy

1861 – Omar Bundy, U.S. Army general (Spanish-American War in Cuba), born in New Castle.Major General Omar Bundy (June 17, 1861 – January 20, 1940) was a career United States Army officer who was a veteran of the American Indian Wars, Spanish–American War, Philippine–American War, Pancho Villa Expedition, and World War I. A native of New Castle, Indiana, Bundy graduated from the West Point in 1883 and began his career as a second lieutenant of Infantry.

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